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Charlotte in 2 days

Planning a trip to Charlotte? Our experienced travel editors break down the town so you can make the most of your stay. Let these itineraries be your guide, whether you're here for a weekend or a whole week.
  • Day 1
  • 1 Start your day at Freedom Park, before the crowds show up and to enjoy a pleasant stroll on a crisp morning.
  • 2 Head over to Dish, for some good old southern comfort food.
  • 3 An afternoon inside at Discovery Place breaks up your day, bringing out the kid in everyone.
  • 4 For evening starters, grab a couple half-price appetizers at Carpe Diem for “Appy Hour" and then enjoy a scrumptious dinner.
  • 5 End your evening with a relaxing time enjoying drinks and live music at The Evening Muse.
  • Day 2
  • 1 Get to Carowinds as early as possible to beat the crowds, but hold off on the roller coasters until your breakfast settles.
  • 2 Have a lunch at  Mert’s Heart and Soul, where you’ll be treated to a classic southern food favorites, from pork chops to fried chicken to fried fish.
  • 3 Charlotte equals NASCAR and no visit to the city is complete without an afternoon at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in uptown.
  • 4 End the day at the hip, fun Brixx Pizza, which offers delicious handmade pizzas and an extensive wine and beer selection.


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