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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

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