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Best things to do in Charlotte

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Rafting
“A fun day outside with mountain biking, white water rafting, rock climbing, paddleboarding, challenging rope courses and ziplines.”
147 locals recommend
Hotel
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“Great night life here. There are a ton of great night clubs such as The Candy Bar and Howl at the Moon. There is also a bowling alley and a first class movie theater. ”
134 locals recommend
Football Stadium
“Home of the Carolina Panthers located in Uptown Charlotte is about 20 min by car or you can take a Lyft/Uber to the nearest light rail station which heads straight into Uptown. ”
80 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Great amusement park for the whole family! They have a water park open in the summers and do themed events for Halloween and Christmas.”
79 locals recommend
Museum
“The NASCAR Hall of Fame, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, honors drivers who have shown exceptional skill at NASCAR driving, all-time great crew chiefs and owners, broadcasters and other major contributors to competition within the sanctioning bod”
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. ”
85 locals recommend
Art Museum
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“Want to enjoy some culture? Take a trip to uptown Charlotte and visit the Mint Museum.”
55 locals recommend
Science Museum
“"Hands-on interactive exhibits, thrilling activities and experiments, and a IMAX Dome Theatre" Tickets are about $40 so a bit on the expensive side for some. Most visitors say its worth it.”
68 locals recommend
Bakery
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“A proper French cafe with various pastries. Perfect spot for doing work or reading a book.”
91 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“"The Hornet's Nest" - Home of the Charlotte Hornets! Venue host many of large events and concerts.”
67 locals recommend
Gastropub
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“Great cocktails. Tapas. Electronic dance funky music vibe. Local place with a cool view of uptown. ”
80 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Looking for a deal? Check out the Charlotte Premium Outlets located just off I-485 & I-77.”
31 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. ”
45 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“If you’re into professional racing, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is less than a 20 min drive away. ”
37 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“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