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  • Magic Carpet Murals

    By Bryan RichardsTake an enchanted ride along South End’s Rail Trail, where a trio of colorful murals painted to embody the movement and vibrancy of magic carpets pave the way. Much like the Rail Trail itself, the Magic Carpet Murals—painted by Baltimore/New York-based artist...

  • Passing Through Light

    Story by Bernie Petit When you think of public art, you typically think of some monumental structure. Passing Through Light, the public art installation at the Interstate 77 Underpass at West Trade Street in Charlotte shatters that perception. The immersive public...

  • Experiential Tourism: More Than Just Sightseeing

    Visitors and groups planning their trips to Charlotte have even more options to explore thanks to a new product Visit Charlotte has recently announced.  The new Experiential Tourism program encompasses more than 30 regional attractions that have produced 65 customized...

  • Charlotte Neighborhoods: Exploring the 28144 ZIP Code

    By Emily Farrington Smith Eat like a local at Hap’s GrillOperating as a unique Salisbury, North Carolina, institution for more than 30 years, Hap’s Grill is a no-frills and all-flavor spot. On the menu, you’ll find quintessential diner fare: juicy burgers, grilled hot dogs...

  • Scratch Made...by You

    By Lauren LevineWe all have those “artsy” friends who can craft a homemade cheesecake on cue, fill a lonely wall with an adorable piece of do-it-yourself artwork or produce a perfect pair of Roman shades in an afternoon. We envy their ingenuity and their talent but we assume...

  • Pizza in Charlotte

    By Ashleigh WhiteBrixx Wood Fired Pizza has several restaurants throughout the city, including a convenient location near Time Warner Cable Arena in Uptown as well as the original location in the historic Dilworth neighborhood. Try their staple pies like the Mexican and chicken...

  • Shopping in Charlotte

    Shopping in CharlotteWith so many retail therapy options—from outlet malls to boutiques—Charlotte is shopping central.Shopping in Charlotte is both a sport and a pastime. The luxury department stores, alfresco spaces, shopping malls, specialty retailers and bargain outlets...

  • Suite Retreats: Omni Charlotte Hotel

    By Torie RobinettePicture yourself lounging poolside on a sun-kissed deck that peers out over the city, which hums beneath you. All it takes is a room key to the Omni Charlotte Hotel to make this rooftop dream a reality. Sip a cocktail from the specialty pool bar, open Friday to...

  • The Cotton Room at Belfast Mill's Hot Blooded

    Ingredients (yields 1 cocktail)1 1/4 ounces Hornitos Black Barrel tequila1/2 ounce Arancia Rossa Salerno blood orange liqueur3/4 ounce orange juice1/4 ounce honey syrup2 dashes Fee Brothers Whiskey Barrel-aged BittersSplash Crabbies Spiced Orange Alcoholic Ginger Beer1 orange...

  • Be a Yogi for a Day

    By Lauren LevineYoga for beer loversBeer and yoga are the grown-up version of peanut butter and jelly; they just fit together. If you can’t resist that combo, Sycamore Brewing, The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, The Unknown Brewing Co., Triple C Brewing Co., Wooden Robot Brewery,...

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