Southern Eats + Treats

For a real taste of Charlotte’s hallmark Southern hospitality and game-changing culinary scene, visit the Cocoa Lab, trek through the city with Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours or groove to live tunes at Romare Bearden Park.


Make Desserts at Cocoa Lab

Tie on an apron and learn from the experts at The Ritz-Carlton, Charlotte’s Cocoa Lab. Many of the class ingredients are sourced from the hotel’s very own rooftop garden.

Tour the Mint Museum Uptown

The Mint Museum Uptown houses the internationally renowned Craft + Design Collection as well as outstanding contemporary and European art.


Taste Carolina Gourmet Food Tours

Pick up a fork and take a bite off of the Queen City’s plate when you take a tour of Uptown Charlotte’s best and finest restaurants. Explore many of the delicious eateries that the Queen City has to offer — from independently owned five-star restaurants to local favorites.


Listen to Music at Romare Bearden Park

With luscious green space that begs to be layered with picnic blankets, Romare Bearden Park is the perfect place to wrap up a day in Charlotte. Put on your best dancing shoes for a night of live music on the lawn. The park hosts a special concert series throughout the year.