Charlotte City Guide

2018

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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18 Charlotte City Guide 2018 I n the heart of the Queen City, beneath glistening skyscrapers, bankers, engineers, developers and creatives shuffle to and from their offices. When the daily grind comes to a close, they flock to restaurants, rooop patios and colorful taverns—hungry for post-work chatter and play. It's here in Uptown (not downtown) that you find the city's pulse. Named for its geographic positioning, the district's center is at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets, which once served as a Native American trading path. Along with symbolic statues, cathedrals and landmarks that evoke its rich history, Uptown's grid-like design and four wards echo its Colonial roots. WHILE YOU'RE THERE • Revel in the glory of shiny race cars and one-of-a-kind relics at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, where the sport's trailblazers take the spotlight. • Clip-clop through Uptown with Charlotte Center City Carriage Tours, a nostalgic horse-drawn carriage company. • Multiple floors of dining, shopping and nightlife make the EpiCentre a popular— and walkable—destination for evening entertainment. • Fill up on soul food (especially the cornbread!) at the "Diners, Drive-Ins & Dives"-endorsed Mert's Heart and Soul. • Swing to live jazz at Big Easy-style The Imperial, select from local suds at Flight Beer and Music Hall, or belly up to the Gamer Bar at 90s throwback Lucky's Bar & Arcade 1 7th Street Public Market 2 Romare Bearden Park sits nestled below the Charlotte Skyline 3 EpiCentre sociable, smart, energetic PHOTOS 1 BY TIM ROBISON; PHOTO 3 BY KYO H NAM 1 3 2 UPTOWN

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