Things to Do

Charlotte’s Best LGBTQ+ Bars

The Queen City has a vibrant and busy gay scene, with something happening virtually every day of the week. We’ve rounded up a list of the city’s best hot spots, from nightclubs & sports bars to lounges & Sunday Funday oases. And yes — we have plenty of drag.

posted by Dean McCain

Spend 24 Hours Supporting LGBTQ-Owned Businesses in Charlotte

Charlotte’s gay community brings life and vibrancy to locally-owned businesses all across the city. Here’s our guide to some of the many beloved hotspots opened by our neighbors.

posted by Dean McCain

Free and Cheap Things to Do in Charlotte

Having fun in the Queen City doesn’t have to break the bank. All these activities are under $10

posted by Rosa Sprinkle

20 Rehearsal Dinner Venues Fit for Royalty

Rehearsal dinners have grown more distinctive in recent years, chosen not only to offer a good meal, but to showcase the couple’s personalities and tastes.

posted by Jamie Killian

15 Spots for the Perfect Charlotte Wedding Photo

Elegant. Edgy. Retro. Rustic. Whether you’re taking casual engagement shots or snapping a few pics before saying “I do,” these Charlotte backdrops will capture your memory perfectly.

posted by Kristen Moore

25+ Must-Do Experiences for Kids in Charlotte

Create memories and find new adventures in the Queen City with this list of must-do experiences for kids in Charlotte.

posted by Kristen Moore

The Ultimate Guide to Charlotte’s Coolest Playgrounds

From spraygrounds and nature trails to zip lines and rock walls, the Queen City is popping with playgrounds for kids of all ages. Grab snacks and sunscreen (and water, of course) and escape the house for a day filled with play.

posted by Amanda Lea

Best Places to Have a Picnic in the Queen City

Pack your own lunch and spread a blanket down at these area picnic points.

posted by Rosa Sprinkle

My Charlotte: Tamu Curtis

Oakland, California, native turned Charlotte resident, Tamu Curtis, is the owner of The Cocktailery— a trendy barware retail shop in South End’s Atherton Mill.

posted by DeAnna Taylor

She Hustles: Women-Owned Businesses

This Women’s History Month—and all year long—explore and support local, women-owned businesses while learning their stories and enjoying new experiences along the way.

posted by Celeste Smith

My Charlotte: Davita Galloway

Davita Galloway, co-owner of dupp&swat, shares her story and what she loves about the Queen City.

How to Spend a Day in Hickory

Think you know Hickory? Think again. The Greater Hickory Metro area has a lot to offer.

posted by City of Hickory, Catawba County, Visit Hickory Metro