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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Park
“Pretty park with a great backdrop of the skyscrapers. You can rent a bike or grab a scooter from anywhere in that area! ”
  • 50 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Completely authentic replica of a German Brewery. They often have live music and games outside. During the holidays they offer an outdoor Christmas market. ”
  • 52 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Concord mills has many shops, eateries in addition to Go Cart and an Aquarium.”
  • 32 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“Best BBQ - I recommend the WellFed plate, w/ 4 meats, and the midwood chopped salad. Can't go wrong here tho. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Taco Place
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“Very popular local casual, eclectic Baja Mexican Cantina for Southern Californian-style tacos, burritos & margaritas. This is their flagship store that is still true to the original funky vibe of old school NoDa.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Entertainment
“If you’re into professional racing, the Charlotte Motor Speedway is less than a 20 min drive away. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
History Museum
“Using history to build community, we explore the New South from the end of the Civil War to today through powerful exhibits, programs and dialogue.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Electronics Store
“North lake Mall is a family friendly mall. Tons of stores and an AMC theater attached to it! They also have a bar in the theater. ”
  • 20 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“As seen on Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. Must try the pimento cheese sandwich! Yum”
  • 49 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“Another great option for music lovers is the Music Factory in Uptown which is about a 20 min drive away. Enjoy a variety of music at this combination of outdoor and indoor venues. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Farmers Market
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“Unique spot right in uptown! Grab a bite or a beer or shop local arts and crafts!”
  • 46 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of the original breweries in Charlotte, and if Tin Kitchen food truck is there the best tacos and dillas you'll have. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“The views! Food is good too! Reservations are recommended- sometimes hard to get a table. Charlotte’s go-to restaurant for special occasions. ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Bar
“Indoor/Outdoor, excellent craft beers from local and imported. Great hangout place.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Bustling taproom & beer garden offering in-house sandwiches & international food-truck fare.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“Cheapest place to drink in the city! Buy yourself some local brews and chill out on their front patio. It certainly attracts an eclectic group of people, but it's always a fun time. ”
  • 50 locals recommend