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Machu Pichu, Peru
This month marks the hundred-year-anniversary of the "re-discovery" of this Inca citadel by Hiram Bingham. Machu Picchu deserves its clichés--'place of a lifetime,' 'bucket-list destination'...'mystical'...'amazing'... Sometimes, it's okay...
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1942 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28211, USA
Charlotte has a number of excellent vintage and antique shops; one of them is Rusty Rabbit Design, where you can find eclectic items for the home. Many of the objects for sale here are salvaged and restored. Animal lovers may find this shop...
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130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Home to numerous performing arts groups and organizations, including the Charlotte Symphony, North Carolina Dance Theatre, Opera Carolina, Queen City Theatre Company, and the Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, there's...
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5019 Wilkinson Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28208, USA
Five artists and designers share studio space in this converted warehouse in a neighborhood that's widely expected to be the next hot arts hub in the Queen City. Though it's not always open to the public, visitors who'd like to see the studios and...
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3345 Pineville-Matthews Rd, Charlotte, NC 28226, USA
Chef Aaron Rivera grew up in Arizona, where he got his start as a dishwasher. Over the years, he picked up recipes and cooking techniques from kitchen colleagues, developing the palate and passion for the pan-Latin cuisine that defines his...
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9201 University City Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28223, USA
The University of North Carolina, Charlotte, is home to a brand-new observatory. Its views of the heavens are open to not only students but the general public at well. Visitors can spot the moon, stars, and planets through the observatory's...
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4139 Park Rd, Charlotte, NC 28209, USA
Indie bookstores come and go quickly in the digital age, but Charlotte's Park Road Books, which bills itself as the city's favorite bookstore (indie or otherwise), is a delightful exception. Open seven days a week, the shop has a wide selection of...
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Dilworth Artisan Station, 118 E Worthington Ave #37B, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
A century-old building is the home of Dilworth Artisan Station, a one-stop shop for artists' studios and art galleries. Many different artistic genres and traditions are represented, and visitors can shop for one-of-a-kind paintings, sculptures,...
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500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
While most of my favorite meals are usually cheap and humble, I enjoy splurging on a truly memorable meal. My visit to Halcyon Flavors From the Earth in Charlotte was just that. After wandering around the Mint Uptown art museum for a few hours, I...
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500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Named to differentiate it from its sister museum, Mint Randolph, Mint Uptown is in Charlotte's version of downtown. The Randolph location was the state's first art museum, housed in the original branch of the United States Mint. The name stuck, so...
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224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
James Yoder established Not Just Coffee in 2011. You can't find a better selection of pour-over coffee or handcrafted espresso anywhere. The atmosphere is hip, part of the trendy new 7th Street Market (formerly Reid's). Go more than once, and you...
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224 E 7th St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
7th Street Public Market is in the space once occupied by Reid's Market. Wine, beer, sushi, meat, seafood, wild game, produce, pastries, sandwiches, coffee, pizza, cheese, sweets, etc. I took this photo on a weekday morning. As the day progresses...
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2000-2140 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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3201 N Davidson St, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
In Charlotte, North Carolina's NoDa (North Davidson) district, several old mills have been converted into art galleries, shops, and restaurants. Stop by Cabo Fish Taco and try the BBQ Mahi Tacos. There is a load of flavor packed into each flour...
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2424 N Davidson St #102, Charlotte, NC 28205, USA
Local bakery and cafe Amélie's will satisfy your caffeine cravings and tempt your sweet tooth. The main North Davidson Street location, open 24/7/365, welcomes customers with a wide display of sweets, such as salted caramel brownies, rainbow hued...
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1440 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
The Boulevard at South End is committed to featuring local artisans, designers, and craftspeople, and truly has something for everyone—from jewelry to clothing to original artwork to home furnishings—at affordable prices.
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1614 Camden Rd, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
Line up--with cash--and get your box of chicken, perfectly fried to a crisp. It comes with flattened tater tots, slaw, delicious hush puppies, and a roll of bread. There's no place to eat inside at Price's, but head back to your car, grab a seat...
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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...
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1419 East Blvd a, Charlotte, NC 28203, USA
I never knew being stuffed could be so guilt-free. If you are looking for a delicious, healthy, satisfying way to increase your veggie intake, Fern is a marvelous option. You will get all the essentials like beans, rice, greens, vegetables. And...
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235 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, USA
Everything on your table at Harvest Moon Grille is sourced from within 100 miles of Charlotte. This is what you could call a Farmer-to-Fork restaurant. Chef/owner Cassie Parsons is also the owner of Grateful Growers Farm, located in Lincoln...