Romare Bearden Park
Named for Charlotte-born African American artist and sculptor Romare Bearden, this park and its fountains, gardens and paths sprawl around a sculpture by Richard Hunt in honor of Bearden.
Romare Bearden Park, 300 S. Church St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
A glimmering statue made of mirrors and glass marks the entrance of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, which holds a collection of mid-century pieces. Created by Niki de Saint Phalle, “The Firebird” has become a popular place for selfies, wedding photos and city shots.
Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, 420 S. Tryon St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Seventh Street Public Market
This small food hall along the light rail is an incubator for up-and-coming restaurants and shops. Enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese plate; breakfast, lunch or dinner; and pick up some local goods, all in one stop.
Seventh Street Public Market, 224 E. Seventh St., Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Even if you’re not a sports fan, you’ll love the view from a seat on the third base line at Charlotte Knights baseball games. The stadium has a beautiful vista of the skyline.
BB&T Ballpark, 324 S. Mint St. Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Vic the Chili Man
Charlotte’s most beloved street vendor can be found in Uptown during the warmer months, slinging the best hot dogs in town — but prepare to wait in line.
Vic the Chili Man, South Tryon Street and West Fourth Street, Charlotte, N.C. 28202
Merchant & Trade
The best time to visit this rooftop bar is around happy hour, when it’s not yet packed. Enjoy a craft cocktail by one of Charlotte’s best bartenders while looking out over the city.
Merchant & Trade, 303 S. Church St. Charlotte, N.C. 28202