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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.
Hotel
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“ If you're looking for the night life scene in the city, The Epicentre is a great place to start. With clubs, bars, and places to eat when you're tired of all the dancing!”
  • 138 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 body.”
  • 81 locals recommend
Basketball Stadium
“Home to the Charlotte Hornets, if you are a NBA fan, you will love the atmosphere that the city shows for there hometown team”
  • 74 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”
  • 82 locals recommend
Performing Arts Venue
“With a regular season of excellent shows you eyes will be feasted with shows that are of top quality. There are many options including the Charlotte symphony. ”
  • 41 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. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The views! Food is good too! Reservations are recommended- sometimes hard to get a table. Charlotte’s go-to restaurant for special occasions. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Deli/Bodega
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“Very chill place where you can find many things to eat and drink. It's like a convenient store that has good counter service with a bar and drinks you can buy from the coolers and drink on property. A neighborhood favorite! ”
  • 48 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.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
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“Go to the rooftop and get a beer and wings! This place has great views of the Charlotte skyline! They serve food late and it’s also a good place to watch sports. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Lots of places to see and food to eat. Public transportation is easy. Lots of night life and great bars! ”
  • 19 locals recommend
Café
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“Great for brunch and located in the artsy neighborhood of Plaza Midwood close by ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cinema
“This is a movie theater and restaurant in one. You order food or drinks while you are seated. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“We love the ambiance of this Plaza staple. Great date night or happy hour spot!”
  • 30 locals recommend
Bar
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“A local favorite of ours. A dive bar with a great outdoor space. Ping-pong tables, pool tables and fire pits throughout.”
  • 24 locals recommend

Top restaurants

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”
  • 82 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. ”
  • 49 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
“The views! Food is good too! Reservations are recommended- sometimes hard to get a table. Charlotte’s go-to restaurant for special occasions. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Deli/Bodega
“Very chill place where you can find many things to eat and drink. It's like a convenient store that has good counter service with a bar and drinks you can buy from the coolers and drink on property. A neighborhood favorite! ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“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.”
  • 34 locals recommend
Bar
“Go to the rooftop and get a beer and wings! This place has great views of the Charlotte skyline! They serve food late and it’s also a good place to watch sports. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Café
“Great for brunch and located in the artsy neighborhood of Plaza Midwood close by ”
  • 28 locals recommend
Cinema
“This is a movie theater and restaurant in one. You order food or drinks while you are seated. ”
  • 20 locals recommend

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