Things to Do

My Charlotte: Amy Herman

An artist by nature, Amy shares how she grew to notoriety and market fandom (though she’d never claim this distinction) and how shoppers can support Charlotte’s ever-evolving small business scene.

posted by Liz Logan

How to Host Friends and Family in Charlotte

Show off your favorite parts of the Queen City with these ideas for hosting friends and family visiting Charlotte.

posted by Dean McCain

Your Guide to a Layover in Charlotte

Looking to kill the time ‘til your next flight? Try these spots in and around Charlotte Douglas International Airport.

posted by Dean McCain

15 Wedding Venues in Charlotte

Set the scene for an unforgettable day with an unforgettable venue perfectly suited to you and your betrothed personalities.

posted by Jamie Killian

101 Fun Things to Do in Charlotte

Experience Charlotte like a local with our list of 101 (or maybe a few more) fun things to do in and around the Queen City.

posted by Kristen Moore

Airport Guide: Best Places to Shop, Dine & Relax

Whether you’re taking off, landing or have some time in between flights, Charlotte Douglas International Airport is a destination to discover in its own right.

posted by Kristen Moore

Top Places to Stop on the Charlotte Light Rail

Whether you’re a light rail regular or newbie, here's where to eat, drink and explore near each of the 26 stations along the LYNX Blue Line.

posted by Kristen Moore

Neighborhood Explorer: South End

Few neighborhoods have an intrigue like Charlotte’s South End neighborhood. Once home to bustling mills, the history of the neighborhood has been preserved and reimagined through design districts, Main-Street-esque storefronts and adaptive-reuse destinations while simultaneously embracing growth, leaning into modern architecture and the centralizing of Charlotte’s LYNX light rail.

posted by Liz Logan

Spend 24 Hours Supporting Hispanic-Owned Businesses

Whether it’s a small art store full of homemade items or a cult-classic restaurant with a massive following, Hispanic-owned businesses help make Charlotte a leading city in the New South. If you’re new in town, or you’ve lived here all your life, here’s how you can spend 24 hours supporting businesses owned by Latino and Hispanic community members.

posted by Charlie Leonard

How to Spend a Day at Camp North End

Nearly a century ago in 1924, Camp North End as we know it was home to a 240,000-square-foot building which served as the city’s first Ford Motor Company factory. Once a manufacturing site for Model T cars and later assembling Hercules missiles, the property has now transformed into a hub for some of the city’s most creative and innovative businesses.

posted by DeAnna Taylor

Your Guide to the Trolley Line

Before the LYNX light rail system opened in 2007, one of the cornerstones of the Uptown Charlotte transit system was the streetcar. Beginning operation in the late 1800s and running until 1938, the Charlotte Trolley reopened in 1996, running from right outside Atherton Mill in South End to Ninth Street in Uptown. The Charlotte Trolley was well-received and left an indelible mark on the communities it served – especially South End.

posted by Charlie Leonard

My Charlotte: House of Lemond

Lemond Hart has big, bold ideas for his hometown of Charlotte. The creative mind behind the flashy fashion of House of Lemond shares his story of growth and reflections on life in the Queen City, its history, and where she’s headed.

posted by Dean McCain