Itineraries

Off the Beaten Path in Uptown

Welcome to the heartbeat of the Queen City. Uptown (what locals refer to as the downtown area) is the perfect place to start experiencing all that Charlotte has to offer – from rooftop patios to historical landmarks.

Morning

Enjoy breakfast at Amélie's French Bakery
For French-inspired pastries and cuisine, put Amélie’s French Bakery and Café at the top of the list. Save room for a salted caramel brownie – one of the most famous desserts in Charlotte.

Visit the Green
This 1.5-acre park in the center of Uptown Charlotte is a must-see attraction. The Green has public art and sculptures, and is also within walking distance to the Mint Museum Uptown, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African- American Arts + Culture.

Afternoon

Lunch at Latta Arcade
This two-story, century old building is home to everything from a classic Grecian restaurant, French Quarter, to a casual Nordic-inspired pub, Valhalla. Then, walk over to relax at Romare Bearden Park, a 5.4-acre green space.

Visit Romare Bearden Park
With marvelous views of Bank of America Stadium (NFL Carolina Panthers) and BB&T Ballpark (MiLB Charlotte Knights), this Third Ward park is within walking distance to Johnson & Wales University, where students can be found sharpening their culinary skills, and Crave Dessert Bar, a progressive dessert and cocktail bar that will satisfy any sweet tooth.

Evening

Dinner at Cowbell Burger & Whiskey Bar

Kick back at this vintage-style lounge which offers gourmet burgers and drool-worthy bites. Menu items include the PM Burger, topped with deep-fried jalapenos, and Jaws, a delicious salmon burger.

Dance at Avid XChange Music Factory
This entertainment complex just outside of Uptown Charlotte is a prime spot to dance the night away. Check out La Revolucion, a lively bar that plays a mix of Latin tunes or experience World Nightclub, a sophisticated nightlife experience featuring internationally-renowned music acts.