Retail Recon

Shopping lovers can shop 'till they drop all across the Queen City. Get ready to refresh wardrobes and reinvent homes with finds from IKEA and Concord Mills.


Shop at Ikea

Spend the morning collecting perfect accents at IKEA, the Swedish mecca for home goods. This Charlotte outpost is one of the only IKEAs located in the Tar Heel State, which means it’s a must-stop for stocking up on towels, kitchenware, linens, lighting and more. Indulging in one of IKEA’s famously tasty cinnamon rolls is a rite of passage.


Lunch at Bonefish Grill

Refuel after a morning of retail therapy over lunch at Bonefish Grill. Fill up on Bang Bang Shrimp and crab cakes before dessert of classic cheesecake or a macadamia nut brownie.

Shop at Concord Mills

This Concord institution is one of the most visited destinations in North Carolina. The mall features hundreds of outlet stores offering deep discounts on designer threads.


Dinner with a View at the Speedway Club

End the day on a high note over dinner at the spot locals call “the ultimate room with a view.” The Speedway Club at Charlotte Motor Speedway calls on fresh catch and top-choice cuts, while its soaring windows offer panoramic perspectives of the famous speedway.