Considered one of the most desirable locations in South Charlotte, the South Park neighborhood grew up around SouthPark Mall, an upscale shopping center that was built in the late 1960s and opened in 1970. From shopping and dining to where to play and then rest your head, here are a few ways to discover all that South Park has to offer.
Where to Eat
Upstream turns the day’s freshest catch into delicious Pacific Rim cuisine, while AZN Azian Cuisine, Sushi Guru, Baku and The Cowfish Sushi Burger Bar serve up sushi with a twist. Rooster’s Wood-Fired Kitchen puts a southern spin on Spanish, French and Italian dishes, and Zebra Restaurant & Wine Bar and Georges Brasserie will take your taste buds on a culinary excursion through Paris. Craving something rich and hearty? Try the meatballs at Maggiano’s Italian Restaurant. Go south of the border with the chickachicka boom-boom at Chuy’s or taste the flavors of authentic Tex-Mex cuisine at Paco’s Tacos & Tequila Bar. For classic cuisine, experience a juicy steak at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steak House, gourmet pizza at Wolfgang Puck’s Pizza Bar, or barbecue and burgers at Harper’s Restaurant. And don’t miss the red velvet waffles and s’mores French toast at Terrace Café for brunch!
Where to Shop
Peruse style by the mile at SouthPark Mall’s anchor stores including Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, Dillard’s and Belk. Beyond the mall, boutiques and shops at Morrison, Phillips Place and the Village of South Park offer sophisticated treasures. At Morrison, be sure to explore Capitol, ChezElle and Scout & Molly’s for the newest designer trends. Located in the luxury shopping center Phillips Place, LUNA offers designer dresses and hip accessories while Orvis keeps it casual and outdoorsy. And at the Village of South Park, don’t miss Crate&Barrel for home accessories or head to Paul Simon and Sedona Boutique for great gift ideas. Other shopping areas in South Park include Sharon Corners, Morrocroft Village and Specialty Shops on the Park.
Where to Play
Catch a movie at Regal Phillips Place Stadium 10, a concert at Symphony Park at SouthPark Mall or live music at Dean & DeLuca Wine Room. Home to the Charlotte Symphony Summer Pops series, Symphony Park is also the location of a variety of festivals, concerts and outdoor events year-round. Join in on the Tree Lighting Celebration here with Santa and friends on Nov. 21. Want to catch even more holiday spirit? Also happening that day nearby is the Piedmont Town Center Annual Tree Lighting. Or for a fun night out with friends or a different activity for date night, take a cooking class at Salud! Cooking School at Whole Foods or enjoy wine and painting at Painting with a Twist.
Where to Stay
An estimated 40,000 people work in South Park, bringing many business travelers to the area for meetings and events. A variety of hotels are within walking distance of most of the office buildings in the South Park neighborhood and SouthPark Mall, making it a perfect place to stay in the city whether for work or leisure. The Charlotte Marriott SouthPark offers accommodations with European sophistications and southern charm. At the Renaissance Charlotte SouthPark Hotel, guests can enjoy luxury amenities such as marble bathrooms and flat-screen TVs. Both the Marriott and Renaissance are now offering special American Girl-themed packages to celebrate the opening of the new American Girl store at SouthPark Mall. Other hotel options in the area include Courtyard by Marriott SouthPark, Hampton Inn & Suites SouthPark at Phillips Place and DoubleTree by Hilton Charlotte – SouthPark.