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Charlotte is rich in culture, and boasts diverse local food, art, and musical traditions. Discover all that Charlotte has to offer in the hip South End, the museums Uptown, the music and nightlife in NoDa, and you’ll find reasons to return, every time.
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2000-2140 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
The Atherton Mill in Charlotte's South End neighborhood is one of my favorite jaunts on a Saturday morning. Home to a number of shops, restaurants, and services, and close to the light rail, I visit the Atherton Farmers Market to stock up on local...
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Camden Rd & W Park Ave, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
If you’re looking for something to do with your family on a Friday evening, look no further than Food Truck Friday in Southend. The Herban Legend, Papiqueso, and Southern Cake Queen are just a few of the mobile cuisine offerings at Camden & Park....
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300 S Church St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Romare Bearden Park is a recent addition to Uptown Charlotte’s landscape. Go for a jog on the brick walkway encompassing the park, let the kids don their swimsuits and run through the cascading water, play Frisbee with the dog, or stretch out with...
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300 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Since 1997, Imaginon has been challenging and inspiring young minds in the Charlotte area. This innovative space of part library, part theatre, brings an exciting approach to education, learning and the arts. Interactive games, performances, and...
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400 E M.L.K. Jr Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
The 150,000-square-foot NASCAR Hall of Fame entertains fans and honors legends of the sport. Learn about the icons that shaped NASCAR throughout history, all while experiencing interactive, state-of-the-art exhibits, including behind-the-scene...
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Interactive experiments and exhibits at Discovery Place, located in the heart of Uptown Charlotte, are sure to entertain the most inquisitive of minds. See, hear, and touch science in completely new ways. IMAX Dome films and hands-on activities...
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224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
The “local” in Local Loaf, one of the newest additions to 7th Street Market, is not just a ploy to jump on the farm-to-plate bandwagon. These guys mean what they say. Pretty much everything on the menu is locally sourced. I had the pleasure of...
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1515 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Regardless of your sweet and/or caffeinated pleasure, Nova's Bakery has you covered. They provide a wide assortment of freshly-baked breads and pastries, all made in-house. They have two locations in Charlotte—one on Central, one on South. Either...
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2041 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
This fun, kid-friendly establishment continues to be a mainstay in the South End neighborhood. Geoff and Missy Owen established the deli in hopes of being both an enjoyable experience for their customers and a positive force in their community....
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2501 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
Krazy Fish is a unique and fun Plaza Midwood neighborhood restaurant in Charlotte. The focus is on seafood and spice and the global menu includes a multitude of tacos, roti, sandwiches and salads as well as entrees like fried seafood platters and...
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719 Louise Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204, USA
Central Coffee Co. in Charlotte is a great little spot serving up cold brew coffee (in addition to standard espresso drinks and drip), and a number of cakes and pastries to choose from in an informal environment. Free wifi is always a good thing...
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2120 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Located in the heart of Charlotte's South End District, Atherton Mill and Market has a vibrant mix of artisans, retailers, and farmer's market vendors, all providing locally sourced goods. Meat, produce, herbs, cheese, pickled assortments, salsa,...
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4450 South Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA
A visit to the expansive, 55,000 square foot Sleepy Poet Antique Mall could easily turn into an entire afternoon's adventure. Grab some popcorn from the machine near the cash registers, and get lost in nostalgia meandering through the hundreds of...