Charlotte Your Way
For the foodie, the artistic type and the summer fun fan
Unique recommendations curated by Where and fit to match three personal travel styles.
For a farm-to-table experience that epitomises fresh, head to (1) Heritage Food & Drink with offerings that are as beautiful as they are delicious. If you’re looking for elevated Southern fare, (2) Kindred Restaurant serves up new-South dishes like the squid ink conchiglie with North Carolina shrimp and sea urchin butter. Not to be outdone, the Carolinian cuisine at (3) The Asbury is distinctly Southern but with a creative twist to each dish. Old staples are made new here, such as the shrimp and grits dish with smoked cheddar, chorizo gravy and Texas caviar.
Just strolling along the streets of Charlotte provides a feast for the eyes with its many (1) wall murals painting buildings such as David Wilson’s work on the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African American Arts and Culture. For artistry both inside and out, visit the architactural wonder that is the (2) Mint Museum Uptown and head inside for incredible exhibitions in multiple media. And for an artistic work you can sip, head to (3) Not Just Coffee, which promises lovely images steamed into your latte foam atop a cup of artisan coffee.
Cool off with a frothy pint at (1) Olde Mecklenburg Brewery. Its biergarten is the best place to sip suds in the sun. When you need a little R&R, the tranquil waters of (2) Lake Norman provide an ideal summer escape with plenty of ways to unwind, and just as much opportunity to play, whether by fishing, boating or swimming. To get your heart racing, head to the (3) U.S. National Whitewater Center where you can kayak, climb ropes courses, zipline and, of course, splash your way through the world’s largest man-made whitewater river.