THE ART OF
Visit Charlotte for the Holidays
Ready to make some new holiday traditions? Whether you’re visiting friends, family or just need a seasonal getaway, Charlotte is the host with something for everyone. So put on your favorite holiday music, check out our guides and be our guest for your most relaxing and fun holiday season yet.
Guide to Being a Guest in Charlotte
Give Your Host Space
If you’re staying with someone, make sure you get out of the house at least once a day. Check out these things to do around Charlotte for ideas – your host will love you for it.
While things may cool off during the colder months in Charlotte, the outdoor activities never stop! We recommend these winter things to do in Charlotte.
First Round is On You
Funky watering holes, laid-back pubs and secretive speakeasies define the Queen City’s love of libations.
Have a favorite seasonal spirit? Then level up and explore Charlotte’s amazing cocktail culture.
Treat Your Host to a Meal
Give your host a gift (and a break from meal planning) with local flavors from Charlotte’s tastemakers, chefs, mixologists and more.
Visiting from out of state? One does not go to NC without a BBQ stop. Here are the go-to barbecue spots in Charlotte.
Whether you crave international ingredients, something spicy or comfort food that reminds you of holidays past, you’ll get your fill in Charlotte with these must-try restaurants.
Pack Light, Buy Local
No need to bring all the gifts with you on the plane or spend all that money to ship them to Charlotte. The Queen City is home to an incredible retail scene that can handle all your last-minute shopping needs.
Need some shopping inspo? We put together our list of favorite local gift ideas to help get you in and out of the stores.
Start New Traditions
Spending the holiday season somewhere new can be hard but that doesn’t mean it can’t also be joyful. Charlotte is full of ways to celebrate the holidays. So make your plans, pack your bags and leave some space for all the new memories you’re sure to make when you make Charlotte your home for the holidays.