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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.
Rafting
“This is for those that enjoy the outdoors/adventure seeking! Make sure to try the zip line or white water rafting ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“74,000-seat football stadium, home of the NFL's Carolina Panthers & host of college teams.”
  • 85 locals recommend
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“Located in Uptown Charlotte, EPICENTRE is the Southeast’s hub for dining, entertainment, recreation, nightlife and hospitality. ”
  • 134 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Seasonal, family-friendly amusement park featuring towering roller coasters, waterslides & more.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Museum
“Shrine to stock-car drivers past & present plus a museum with interactive exhibits & a theater.”
  • 74 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“work up an appetitive shopping in all the high end stores of SP Mall then choose amongst several great eateries including Cheesecake Factory, Legion Brewery, Del Frisco’s, Cowfish, Bravo’s and many more!”
  • 66 locals recommend
Park
“It’s absolutely beautiful and big enough to spend your entire afternoon at. ”
  • 86 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Great place to spend a day for hands-on fun with kids. Just 10 minutes away!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A proper French cafe with various pastries. Perfect spot for doing work or reading a book.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“The Mint Museum Uptown houses outstanding collections of American, contemporary, and European art. The five-story, 145,000-square-foot facility combines inspiring architecture with groundbreaking exhibitions to provide visitors with unparalleled educational and cultural experiences.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Concert venue & home of the NBA's Bobcats & the AHL's Checkers, with art exhibits & food galleries.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“One of my favorite restaurants in all of Charlotte, this tapas and cocktail style restaurant has incredible dining and drinking options. Try the seasonal cocktails and the pork belly/watermelon cocktails The wait time is usually long so download the No Wait App”
  • 81 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“Best BBQ - I recommend the WellFed plate, w/ 4 meats, and the midwood chopped salad. Can't go wrong here tho. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Yoga Studio
“Unique and fun neighborhood just outside of downtown. Features the locally famous Cabo Fish Taco but also has other great spots including NoDa Company Store, Trade and Lore, Jeni's ice cream, Wooden Robot, Crepe Cellar, and Haberdish!”
  • 54 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Looking for a deal? Check out the Charlotte Premium Outlets located just off I-485 & I-77.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you’re into professional racing, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is less than a 20 min drive away. ”
  • 39 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Rafting
“This is for those that enjoy the outdoors/adventure seeking! Make sure to try the zip line or white water rafting ”
  • 150 locals recommend
Bakery
“A proper French cafe with various pastries. Perfect spot for doing work or reading a book.”
  • 90 locals recommend
Gastropub
“One of my favorite restaurants in all of Charlotte, this tapas and cocktail style restaurant has incredible dining and drinking options. Try the seasonal cocktails and the pork belly/watermelon cocktails The wait time is usually long so download the No Wait App”
  • 81 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
“Best BBQ - I recommend the WellFed plate, w/ 4 meats, and the midwood chopped salad. Can't go wrong here tho. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Taco Place
“A locally known place. Crab dip and margaritas are good. Fish isn’t always the most fresh and I would call it mediocre at best. Everyone always asks about it, that is my two cents ”
  • 42 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“For a special night out and one of the best views in the city, check out Fahrenheit. Friendly atmosphere, local cuisine with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. Ask for a table next to the windows and wait outside on the balcony on a clear night:) It's about an 8-minute ride/drive or a 35-minute walk.”
  • 44 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Eclectic place with mix crowd. Good food- whether you are vegetarian, or like hot dogs. Outdoor patio also. Simple but cool spot to visit and grab drink and/ or food when in town.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Farmers Market
“Charlotte’s attempt at the ferry building. It is filled with local vendors. My favorite coffee place (it’s not just coffee) and a few other artisans. ”
  • 42 locals recommend

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