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Local Food + Drink
Chima Brazilian Steakhouse offers more than 15 churrasco-style rotisserie meats, plus a salad and soup bar full of Brazilian and American favorites.
Rooster's Wood-fired Kitchen – Uptown.4 MILES AWAY
A wood-fired oven turns out Southern eats with a European bent at this homey, yet hip bistro.
Mert's Heart and Soul0.3 MILES AWAY
Mert’s prepares soul food and Low Country specialties including fried catfish, shrimp and grits, barbecue beef ribs, and a variety of cobblers.
Aria Tuscan Grill
Refined Italian fare, with a robust wine list and happy-hour specials in a trendy, contemporary setting.
The Capital Grille
Upscale steakhouse offering classic American Fare
Spectrum Center0.1 MILES AWAY
Spectrum Center is the home to the Charlotte Hornets NBA Team, host of many large concerts and other special events.
EpiCentre0.3 MILES AWAY
EpiCentre includes three floors of shopping, dining, and entertainment, including music venues, nightclubs, and a Studio Movie Grill movie theater.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art0.6 MILES AWAY
The Bechtler Museum is dedicated to mid-20th-century modern art, including works by Max Ernst, Barbara Hepworth, and Pablo Picasso.
Bank of America Stadium0.7 MILES AWAY
This stadium is the home of the Carolina Panthers NFL team, various large concerts, festivals and other special events.
Nascar Hall of Fame
Explore the legacies of the legends of our sport while immersing the excitement, passion and history of NASCAR through ever-evolving exhibits and interactive experiences.
Queen City Rides – Tours with a twist
Queen City Rides offers a variety of golf cart tours ranging from city to party to brewery tours. We feel that golf cart tours are a great way to share our knowledge of the Queen City in an eco-friendly, safe, and fun way. Look for us at NASCAR events, Panthers games, Knights games or simply cruising around Uptown Charlotte!
Charlotte Bike Bar Tours
Trolley Pub is a BYOB, pedal-powered, eco-friendly, pub-crawling pedal bar for up to 14 people at a time. The Trolley Pub is powered by YOU and your fellow pedalers, with an electric assist motor for the hills.
Funny Bus Comedy City Tour
Whether you are visiting or a local, you’ll enjoy exploring the city on this unique and hilarious 90-minute bus tour. The Funny Bus is also available for private tours to accommodate larger groups. It’s great for company outings, team-building functions, wedding parties, family reunions, or any time you want to get together and laugh with family and friends.
Charlotte NC Tours
Charlotte NC Tours is Charlotte’s only locally owned and operated full-service tour company. Services include step-on guides for bus/van tours, walking tours, ghost tours, Segway tours, bike tours, customized team building events, and bicycle rentals.
Charlotte Trolley Inc.
Charlotte Trolley, Inc. engages and educates the community through restoring and running vintage trolleys and street cars. The Charlotte Trolley Powerhouse Museum is available for your next function or event.
AvidXchange Music Factory
The AvidxChange Music Factory is an entertainment complex located in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina. It consists of multiple concert venues and a number of restaurants and bars on the former site of a mill in the northern end of the downtown area.
Neighborhood Theatre is a live music venue hosting local and national acts. Located in NoDa, Charlotte’s historic arts district, filled with restaurants, shops and bars. Neighborhood Theatre is the perfect setting to see a show from an old favorite or to discover a new band that energizes and excites you.
Bojangles Entertainment Complex
One Amazing Complex with two historic venues, the Bojangles Entertainment Complex is a major hub for concerts, sports, and entertainment. The Bojangles Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium host a wide array of shows, including top-touring concerts, sporting events, family shows, comedy shows, Broadway, symphony and opera performances, nationally known speakers, graduations, and other diverse entertainment events.
Visulite Theatre hosts concerts for a wide range of genres from artists. It is a three tiered general admission (no reserved seating) theater with the bar being on the top most level, tables and chairs on the middle, and a pit on the lowest level.
PNC Music Pavilion
PNC Music Pavilion is an outdoor amphitheater in Charlotte, North Carolina, that specializes in hosting large concerts.
Family & Children
Carowinds: Amusement Park
A seasonal, family-friendly amusement park featuring towering roller coasters, waterslides & more. At Carowinds you will find almost 60 world-class rides, the Carolinas’ best waterpark, live entertainment, Camp Snoopy and downhome Carolina cuisine.
Discovery Place is a hands-on science Museum in Uptown Charlotte featuring exciting interactive exhibitions. It is a hub for science education and exploration in the Carolinas with four distinct museum experiences; Discovery Place Science, Discovery Place Nature, Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville, and Discover Place Kids-Rockingham.
ImaginOn: The Joe & Joan Martin Center
ImaginOn is a one-of-a-kind youth destination that features two state-of-the-art theatres, a dedicated library space for kids 11 and under, four multi-use classrooms, a teen-only library, a multimedia production studio, and interactive exhibit space.
Mecklenburg County Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center includes a 50-meter competition pool, 25-yard therapeutic pool, fitness center, and hot tub.
Universities & Colleges
Johnson & Wales University - Charlotte Campus
An innovative educational leader, the university offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in arts and sciences, business, engineering, food innovation, hospitality, nutrition, health, and wellness. It also offers undergraduate programs in culinary arts, dietetics and design.
Johnson C. Smith University
We are a private liberal arts university with proud HBCU traditions and a future aimed at diversity. We enroll approximately 1,600 highly talented and motivated students from various backgrounds. Our faculty and staff members are equally as unique, coming from all over the world.
Queens University of Charlotte
Founded in 1857, Queens University of Charlotte is a small, private, co-ed, masters-level university focused on tailoring dynamic experiences for students in and outside of the classroom.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research university with three campuses. The main campus is located in University Campus with two small campuses known as the Charlotte Research Institute Campus and Center City Campus.
Central Piedmont Community College
Central Piedmont has grown from a small college with a single campus and a dozen programs serving 1,600 students. Today, with six campuses and two centers, the college offers nearly 300 degree, diploma and certificate programs plus an array of non-credit offerings.
Parks & Greenways
First Ward Park
A 4.6-acre urban park in the First Ward neighborhood of Uptown Charlotte. First Ward Park hosts great music and events for all ages and tastes.
Fourth Ward Park
The 3-acre Fourth Ward Park serves as the neighborhood’s “Central Park” with walking trails, decorative water fountains and a children’s playground.
Romare Bearden Park
Romare Bearden Park is a 5.4-acre public park that features two gardens, a courtyard of dining tables with chairs on a bed of crushed granite, a formal event green field, a play area with interactive digital chimes including dance chimes, and a huge waterfall that changes colors.
Little Sugar Creek Greenway
Little Sugar Creek Greenway extends nearly 4 miles from Brandywine Road to 7th Street in Charlotte, connecting numerous attractions such as Freedom Park, Charlotte Nature Museum, Metropolitan shopping area and Central Piedmont Community College.
Irwin Creek & Stewart Creek Greenways
The Irwin Creek and Stewart Creek Greenways are part of a larger trail network in and around uptown Charlotte. This designated segment of The Thread connects Seversville Park to Irwin Creek Greenway which is located near Ray's Splash Planet.