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Charlotte City Guide

I often get emails from readers asking for recommendations for restaurants, things to do and places to say when visiting Charlotte. When considering which recommendations to give, I think about what I like to do and where I like to take my out of town visitors, rather than the touristy things. So today I’m sharing my Charlotte City Guide for those of you who want to experience the Queen City like a local. But warning, you will probably want to relocate here after your visit.


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Charlotte friends and readers, chime in with YOUR favorites in the comments to help our visitors out!

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Kate Delanoy

Thursday 16th of August 2018

So fun! My aunt lives in Charlotte and every time I visit, I always want to stay!! Some day... ;)

Lori Honeycutt

Thursday 16th of August 2018

Soul in plaza midwood for cocktails or dinner. Also in that neighborhood Boris and Natasha is a super cute boutique! I have loved CFT since before it was ever featured on DD&D, another new great place for tacos is Ru'Ru's. There are some really fun places in Metropolitan that I noticed when I did the July 4 miler race. This area is definitely always changing and growing!


Thursday 16th of August 2018

Soul, YES!!!!!


Wednesday 15th of August 2018

I was recently there for work and looked up running routes for my morning run and found the rail trail. It was SO great and I wish we had something like it where we live! All the bars and breweries along it looked awesome as well.


Wednesday 15th of August 2018

I miss living in Charlotte, so much! I feel like every time I'm down there, something has changed or something new has popped up - it was just such a great place to live!

Anna-Grace Pryor

Wednesday 15th of August 2018

Thanks for this! We currently live in Atlanta, and my husband was offered a job in Charlotte. We are taking a trip up soon to see if it's move we want to make. SO nervous!!


Thursday 16th of August 2018

Charlotte is amazing! My friends from Atlanta regularly visit us here and love it.