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Things to do in Charlotte

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“The Billy Graham Library is a public museum and library documenting the life and ministry of Christian evangelist Billy Graham.”
  • 25 locals recommend
Southern / Soul Food Restaurant
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“Sleek Southern option serving a locally driven menu of fare like fried chicken, okra & biscuits. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Baseball Stadium
“Home of the Charlotte Knights AAA baseball. Beautiful baseball park with stunning city views.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Plaza Midwood is a trendy, laid-back neighborhood known for its nightlife, with plenty of low-key dive bars and intimate music venues like Snug Harbor. There’s also a vibrant restaurant scene featuring comfort food eateries, barbecue joints, gastropubs and several popular ice-cream shops. Stores sell everything from consignment and vintage clothing to records and locally made artisan goods and jewelry.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Food
“a Plaza Midwood brewery that adds an innovative twist to traditional German-style brewing. try the Carolina Sparkle Party with one of the “dressings” offered to turn the lip-puckeringly sour Berliner Weisse into a sweet beverage”
  • 22 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“Great Cead Mile Failte (100,000 welcomes) Irish bar, with great selection of pub grub. Highly recommend the Salmon plate, the Fish & Chips and Workman's Burger. Off course as they say inside "a pint of plain is your only man", the pint of Guinness goes down well. Also have great music, great crowds (popular spot), outside covered bar and live trad Irish traditional music on Sunday evenings.”
  • 35 locals recommend
Bar
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“Inventive pub fare & craft beers produced on-site & served in an industrial setting with a patio. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“The artwork here is more than painting and photography. It’s film. Theater. Dance. Literature. Lectures. Discussions. All of it celebrates the contributions of artists of African-American and African descent.”
  • 20 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Mint Museum is a cultural institution in Charlotte, North Carolina, that comprises Mint Museum Randolph and Mint Museum Uptown. Together these two locations have hundreds of collections showcasing art and design from around the globe.”
  • 14 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“This place is well known for its delicious Bar B' Que. There aren't many places to get good Bar B' Que, so I recommend this place before giving up hope!”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Just a couple miles away with all of your typical mall chains and amenities. Outside the Mall, there are other shopping and dining options such as At Home, BJ's Warehouse, furniture stores, Red Lobster, Buca Di Beppo and more.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Fabulous cafe in the heart of uptown. Definitely save room for desert after a night on the town and visit Amelie's! You won't be disappointed. Atmosphere and bites are all amazing. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
Food
“Wooden Robot is an urban farmhouse brewery, proudly located in Charlotte, NC. We aim to blend the disparate elements of art & science to create unique beer that embodies a wonderful union of tradition and innovation.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
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“Sweet & savory crêpes, bistro bites, French-press coffee & European beers in a cozy, chill setting.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Bar
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“Intimate venue hosting touring bands of various genres, from country to ska, in a smoke-free room.”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
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“Gourmet burgers, sushi & fusion combos plus beer & spirits in a vibrant, colorful space.”
  • 31 locals recommend