I love summer. I love how the heat makes each day feel just as warm as it looks. These days, when I think of summer, I think of Charlotte. In Charlotte, snow is rare, the view is great and there’s a lot of things to do. If you’re planning to visit this beautiful city, then you’ve made a wonderful choice and it is my pleasure to give you the information you need to have a memorable experience in Charlotte.
Experience the Arts
From intriguing opera to beautiful architecture, you can experience all forms of artistic expression in Charlotte. The Queen city is committed to maintaining a rich culture and if you’re a fan of the arts, this is one city you should consider moving to (quickly too). I’ve compiled a short list of some of the places you could visit depending on the sort of experience you’re looking for:
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You could decide to visit each individual location by yourself or you could sign up for a tour, which brings me to item number #2 on this list:
Go on a Tour:
Most tours you go on will take you through several notable locations in Charlotte including museums, operas and amusement parks. Here are some tours I recommend:
There’s a good number of places to go shopping in Charlotte and there’s a great variety of items to find. Whether you’re looking for some antiques or you’re searching for the latest fashion items from big name designers or perhaps you’re looking for nice gifts to give your friends and family when you get home, Charlotte has something for you and on this list, I’ve outlined some of the best shops in the city that will give you great value for your buck.
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There’s a lot of food in America and the truth is, there’s a lot of great food everywhere and that includes Charlotte. In the Queen city, you’ll find a variety of restaurants and cuisines with different styles of food for you to choose from.
I recommend that you try out Price’s Chicken Coop and in addition, I’ve made a list of some other notable restaurants for you to visit:
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Watch a Race:
While you’re in charlotte, you could get the chance to watch one of the three big races that take place in the Charlotte Motor Speedway –
Enjoy the nightlife:
While there’s a lot you could do for fun in Charlotte during the day, night time in Charlotte comes with its own set of adventures. These are 2 of the more popular joints.
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Experience Charlotte Hollywood:
A good number of movies have been filmed in Charlotte including: “The Hunger Games”, “The Color Purple”, “Days of Thunder”, “Sleepy Hollow”, “The Bachelorette”, “East Bound and Down” and so much more.
Take a walk along the Bridge in Charlotte’s Freedom park which was behind that scene of Damian Lewis in Showtime’s Homeland or pay a visit to Charlotte’s Knight theatre which was a film location for “The Hunger Games”.
Spend some time on a Lake:
There are 2 lakes you could visit while you’re in Charlotte. There’s Lake Norman to the North and Lake Wylie to the south. Together these lakes make up over 49,000 surface acres of water. Lake Norman which is located just 15 miles of uptown Charlotte is a great place to start if you’re looking to have some fun in the sun.
Have fun. Like a Kid:
Get a ride on one of the Roller Coasters in Carowinds Amusement Park (if you’re in a rush though you should pick up the fast lane tickets because each ride has a waiting time of almost 60 mins).
Go on a picnic in Symphony park on a good Sunday afternoon.
Watch some of the movies that were filmed in Charlotte.
Embark on the Charlotte Liberty walk in Uptown Charlotte. (you can download the app here: http://www.charlottelibertywalk.com/interactive-map/)
There’s a lot of friendly people in Charlotte and if you’re looking to have a bit of the neighbourhood experience during your visit, Center City Suites could help you locate a good accommodation. There’s a lot to do in Charlotte and I guarantee that if you’re looking for a wonderful adventure in a beautiful city then The Queen City definitely has a lot of adventure to give and a lot of beauty to offer.