Details, Charlotte, N.C.

June 22, 2012
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GETTING THERE

AirTran and US Airways offer nonstop flights from BWI Marshall to Charlotte, N.C., with early July fares of $197 round trip.

WHERE TO STAY

The Dunhill Hotel

237 N. Tryon St.

800-354-4141

www.dunhillhotel.com

Cozy 10-story historic hotel in the middle of Uptown. Rooms from $129.

WHERE TO EAT

Aria

100 N. Tryon St.

704-376-8880

www.ariacharlotte.com

Modern, elegant Italian restaurant featuring delicious Tuscan food, with a glassed-in kitchen and a wall of wines. Pizzas from $10, pastas from $11, dinner entrees from $16.

Cosmos Cafe

300 N. College St.

704-372-3553

www.cosmoscafe.com

Relaxed, casual restaurant and bar serving “eclectic” cuisine (terrific sushi) and featuring an extensive martini list. Burgers and sandwiches from $8, dinner entrees from $14.

Mac’s Speed Shop

2511 South Blvd.

704-522-6227

www.macspeedshop.com

Locally famous biker bar and barbecue joint serving pork and beef barbecue and more, as well as more than 150 beers. Sandwiches from $8, barbecue platters from $12.

Harvest Moon Grille

235 N. Tryon St.

704-342-1193

www.harvestmoongrillecharlotte.com

Farm-to-fork restaurant in the Dunhill Hotel, serving food sourced from within 100 miles of Charlotte. Menus vary daily. Lunch entrees generally from about $10.

WHAT TO DO

Levine Museum of the New South

200 E. Seventh St.

704-333-1887

www.museumofthenewsouth.org

Chronicles Charlotte’s evolution from 1865 to the present. Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. $8, seniors $6, ages 6-18 $5, 5 and younger free.

Center City Carriage Tours

704-301-5111

www.southernbreezes.com

Twenty-minute to one-hour tours of historic Fourth Ward, starting from Tryon and Trade streets. Weekly tours Friday, Saturday and Sunday, from $25 for two adults. Private tours may be arranged.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

400 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.

704-654-4400

www.nascarhall.com

Celebrates the history of stock-car racing and honors its most legendary drivers. Daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. $19.95, seniors and military $17.95, ages 5-12 $12.95.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 S. Tryon St.

704-353-9200

www.bechtler.org

Monday and Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Until 9 p.m. on first and third Fridays of the month. $8, seniors and college students $6, ages 11-18 $4, 10 and younger free.

INFORMATION

www.charlottesgotalot.com

Z.S.

Zofia Smardz is deputy editor of The Post's Travel section. She joined Travel after eight years editing provocative opinion articles in the Sunday Outlook section.
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