Things to Do

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

Charlotte Spa Guide: Top Places to Pamper Yourself

With the ever-present need for self-care and relaxation, Charlotte’s salon and spa scene is thriving. Whether you want to lounge by a pool, loosen up with a massage, or put your best face forward with a facial, these local spots have what you need.

posted by Abby Blanton

LGBTQ+ Guide to Charlotte

Vibrant and diverse, warm and welcoming, Charlotte’s tight-knit neighborhood communities are what make the Queen City so attractive to visitors and locals alike. Not sure where to start? Here are our recs for the city’s best in shopping, culture, nosh and nightlife. Each neighborhood is highly walkable, so grab an Uber or park the car and start exploring.

posted by Dean McCain

Accessible Pathways to Adventure in Charlotte

Experience Charlotte’s greenways and parks on accessible paved paths.

posted by Vanessa Infanzon

16 Sensory Friendly Things to Do in Charlotte

Looking for something to do in Charlotte that meets the sensory needs for you or a loved one?

posted by Maegan Ellison

Neighborhood Explorer: SouthPark

It’s hard to believe what is now a premier shopping destination in Charlotte was once expansive dairy farmland.

posted by Liz Logan

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