Tours and transportation.
BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM PUBLIC TOURS—
Football fans can take in the Carolina Panthers’ home field on this NFL stadium tour that explores general seating, luxury suites, press box and media space, visiting team locker room and the field tunnel. Arrive 20 minutes before start time: W at 10 am, F at 10:30 am and noon. Tickets: $3-5. www. panthers.com/stadium/tours.html. Bank of America Stadium Ticket Office,
between the East and South gates, 800 S. Mint St., 704.358.7538. Map 2, D5
Discover Uptown Charlotte and venture out into beautiful, tree-lined historic neighborhoods. Tours highlight the area’s rich history and bright future. Daily twohour van tours run M-F 9:30 am and 1:30 pm, Sa 10 am and 1:30 pm. Fares: $15-28. www.ccharlottetours.com. Center City, 704.517.6844.
CHARLOTTE BREWS CRUISE—
Charlotte Brews Cruise aims to connect residents and visitors to the city’s burgeoning craft-beer community. Charlotte Brews Cruise’s brewery tours offer guests the opportunity to easily visit multiple breweries, taste plenty of samples, learn the brewing process, see behind the scenes where the beer is made and talk to the people who make it. There are a lots of breweries to experience such as Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Sycamore Brewing and many more. Public tours Sa at 1:30 pm; $49 per person. www.brewscruisecharlotte.com. 704.550.2005.
CHARLOTTE LIBERTY WALK—
Red granite pavers line the three-quarter-mile urban path that is the Charlotte Liberty Walk. Nineteen sites comprise a historical tour of Uptown Charlotte’s Revolutionary War sites via a downloadable smartphone App. Sites include the Battle of Charlotte Monument, the Ishmael Titus Marker, the Queen Charlotte Statue and others. www. charlottelibertywalk.com. S. Tryon St. and E. Stonewall St. Map 2 D5
CHARLOTTE NC TOURS—
Find everything form van, Segway (including historic uptown tours and markets, museum &parks tours), walking and bike tours, in addition to multiple themed outings, such as the Charlotte Ghost Tour or the Bikes and Brews Tour, at this all-encompassing tour company. Prices and times vary by tour. www. charlottenctours.com. 101 S. Tryon St., 704.962.4548. Map 2 E4
Operated by a native Carolinian, this tour company will have you off and running seeing some of the city’s most popular sites and explores neighborhoods like NoDa, Myers Park and Dilworth. Nearby Yadkin Valley wine region tours and Biltmore Estate tours in Asheville, NC, also available. www.copperlinetours.com. 704.430.8726.
FEAST FOOD TOURS—
Tour Charlotte’s eclectic neighborhoods, such as Plaza Midwood and South End, as you sample, sip and chat with local restaurateurs and chefs. Other tours include the Soul of the South Uptown tour, which explores the essence of Southern cuisine, and the the Local Flavors of Historic NoDa, which includes plenty of local craft beer. Private events and tours available, as well. Prices and times vary by tour. www.feastfoodtours.com. 980.258.9992.
QUEEN CITY TOURS—
Explore more than 75 historic sites on the city’s longest running (and climate-controlled) tour. Rides last between 90 minutes and two-and-a-half hours. www.queencitytours.com. 704.566.0104.
SOUTHERN BREEZES CARRIAGES—
See all of beautiful Center City from the comfort of a horse-drawn carriage. Tour lengths range from 20 to 60 minutes. Tickets: $6-40. www.southernbreezes.com. Trade St. and Tryon St., 704.301.5111. Map 2 E4