North Carolina Week: Charlotte (Part 2)

20 08 2009

Katie Hathaway and Laura Gainer continue our tour of Charlotte below. Enjoy!

Charlotte Symphony, Pops in the Park, picture from http://www.alumniconnections.com

Charlotte Symphony, Pops in the Park, picture from http://www.alumniconnections.com

Charlotte has various neighborhoods and districts, each with its own distinct charm. The “Center City” is referred to Uptown (not downtown) and is filled with hotels, condos, restaurants and nightlife.  Venture five minutes out of the city, and you will find a neighborhood to suit your personality.  If you’re into tree-lined streets and bungalow-style homes, then you can’t go wrong with areas known as Dilworth and Elizabeth.  If your style is more eclectic and artsy, Charlotte’s NoDa  and Plaza Midwood  neighborhoods are a sure fit; the family-owned restaurants, funky art galleries and array of music venues will satisfy an assortment of tastes. Or for the more traditional folks, Myers Park and Southpark are two of the city’s most popular and family-oriented areas.  Bottom line?  There’s a place for everyone in Charlotte, and it’s fun for the residents and guests alike to visit the various neighborhoods to get a taste of different cultures and styles.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, Charlotte will not disappoint.  One day you could rock climb and paddle down class IV whitewater rapids.  The next day you could cheer on the Carolina Panthers or attend an outdoor Charlotte Symphony concert.  As 20-something year-old girls living in this great city, here are some of our favorite places to have fun.

Click on the links below to find our favorite places around town.

 

Charlotte EpiCentre

Mez

BlackFinn

Strike City

Howl At the Moon

Suite

EpiCentre Theaters

Alive After Five

Restaurants

Big Daddy’s Burger Bar

Mac’s Speed Shop

Penguin

LuLu

Hawthorne’s Pizza

Cabo Fish Taco

Sole’

Cantina 1511

Cajun Queen

Bars

Thomas Street Tavern

Selwyn Pub

Ri Ra Irish Pub

Jackalope Jacks

Brazwells

Dixie’s Tavern

The Attic

Charlotte Concert picture from http://www.thefastandthefabulous.com

Charlotte Concert picture from http://www.thefastandthefabulous.com

Shopping

Southpark Mall

Phillips Place

PaperSkyscraper

Handpicked

Lotus

Belle Ville

Sloan

Fresh Boutique

Charlotte Whitewater Rafting picture from http://www.charlottepropertiesforsale.com

Charlotte Whitewater Rafting picture from http://www.charlottepropertiesforsale.com

Parks & Recreation

Freedom Park

US National Whitewater Center

Lake Norman

Carowinds

Lowe’s Motor Speedway

NASCAR Hall of Fame

Carolina Panthers

Charlotte Bobcats

Charlotte Knights

Charlotte Checkers

Queen’s Cup Steeplechase

Entertainment

NC Music Factory

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

Neighborhood Theatre

Visulite Theater

Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops

Blumenthal Performing Arts Center

The Mint Museum

Discovery Place

ImaginOn

Thanks Katie and Laura for all of your wonderful insight and sharing Charlotte with us.

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