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Charlotte Bike Tour
"Meet your guide inside the Overstreet Mall at your selected departure time. You’ll be outfitted with a bike and helmet and given a brief safety orientation before embarking on your 1.5-hour bike tour of Charlotte. Engage all of your senses as you ped which mark the city's center and divides the city’s first four wards. Cruise down Levine Avenue of the Arts past local shops coffee shops and restaurants cooking up classic Southern food. This avenue is home to the Levine Center for the Arts one of Charlotte’s key cultural destinations comprised of the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art the Harvey B Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture the John S and James L Knight Theater and the Mint Museum Uptown.Pedal past The Green small public park
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Charlotte Segway Tour
"You'll meet your guide in downtown Charlotte and get started with a safety overview for the Segway. Once you’re comfortable with the Segway’s controls follow your guide through the lively Uptown district with plenty of stops along the way to snap photos and to hear fun stories and facts about Charlotte's history. Option 1: 1.5-hour Segway tourWheel down the Levine Ave of the Arts named after local donors to the arts in Charlotte. On one side of the avenue you’ll see the Bechtler Museum designed by a Swiss architect and opened in 2010 to show the Bechtler family’s collection of modern art. Check out Niki de Saint Phalle’s outdoor sculpture “The Firebird” – which is covered in mirror mosaic and stands more than 17 feet (5 meters) tall. the oldest art museum in Charlotte with one of the largest art collections in the Southeast and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
From $55.00
 
Charlotte Segway Tour
"You'll meet your guide in downtown Charlotte and get started with a safety overview for the Segway. Once you’re comfortable with the Segway’s controls follow your guide through the lively Uptown district with plenty of stops along the way to snap photos and to hear fun stories and facts about Charlotte's history. Option 1: 1.5-hour Segway tourWheel down the Levine Ave of the Arts named after local donors to the arts in Charlotte. On one side of the avenue you’ll see the Bechtler Museum designed by a Swiss architect and opened in 2010 to show the Bechtler family’s collection of modern art. Check out Niki de Saint Phalle’s outdoor sculpture “The Firebird” – which is covered in mirror mosaic and stands more than 17 feet (5 meters) tall. the oldest art museum in Charlotte with one of the largest art collections in the Southeast and the Gantt Center for African-American Arts and Culture
From $55.00

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Do some side trips

North Carolina has a lot of attractions. And many are within an easy drive of Charlotte.Highlights:*Pawley Island*Asheville & Surrounding area*Lake Norman*Duke University*Chapel HillLowlightsMyrtle...
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acemj and me

Mark and I have been friends for a long time. He has been to Richmond twice (as of July, 2004) and I've been to Charlotte twice as of March, 2004. As some have read, when we get together, excellent...
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Sculpture at U.N.C.C.

I don't think I'll ever understand modern art. (Enlarge the photo.) The top one is simply a sculpture of the school's mascot, the 49ers. That is a reference to Charlotte's one-time prominence in gold...
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U.N.C.C.

UNCC is Mark's alma mater. Its campus is about 8 miles (5 km.) north of uptown. When it comes to their athletic programme, their teams are simply referred to as Charlotte, but in academic circles it's...
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Uptown, Downtown, Center City

The most impressive aspect of Charlotte is its clean, best-face-forward downtown district, which is often called by different names. You might hear it referred to as "uptown" because of its physical...
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Getting there

The best part of a trip to a friend's house is arrival, when the adventures have just begun. Mark was waiting for me at the unimpressively designed Charlotte train station at 1914 N. Tryon. We took a...
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The Green

The Green is a new development just across from the Charlotte Convention Center Uptown. In this picture, you can see the Wachovia tower in the background and the top of some luxury condos that are...
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Rare, but possible

Well, in late February of 2004, Charlotte had the worst blizzard that I've ever seen down here. In fact, it was the second most snowfall in the history of the city with about 15 inches falling in my...
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Quiet Spots

If you know where to look, you can easily escape the crowds in Charlotte. Whether you're on the busy streets of Uptown or in a thriving South Charlotte shopping mall, you can always find a little...
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Kids on the train

As I alluded to in my transportation tip, a group of 117 students from Harrisburg (Cabarrus County, NC) Elementary School together with teachers and chaperones boarded the southbound Carolinian from...
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Freedom Park

Although Charlotte is a big city and financial centre, it enjoys its parks. Once upon a time, Freedom Park was a "warning and danger" tip at night. However, better policing sent the deviants, perverts...
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acemj at 1 Charlotte Plaza

Mark gave a great tour of Uptown Charlotte, showing me the transforming architecture of the fourth ward, that of the downtown skyline, and other points of interest throughout this largest city in...
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Gateway Village

During my extensive acemj tour of uptown Charlotte, he showed me the Gateway Village office complex where he works. This appears to be a nice environment in which to work. Despite being in Uptown...
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Charlotte is a hotbed for...

Charlotte is a hotbed for antique stores. You'll find many by just opening the yellow pages (phone book). Since, antiquing isn't really my thing, I'll recommend a used book store instead. Buyers Books...
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Top Hotels in Charlotte

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10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28277, United States
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5501 Carnegie Blvd, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28209, United States
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601 S College St, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202, United States
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2800 Coliseum Centre Dr, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28217, United States
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6300 Morrison Blvd., Charlotte, North Carolina, 28211, United States
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100 West Trade St, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202, United States
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Top Things to Do in Charlotte

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Uptown Architecture and Sights

Boston may lay claim to revolutionary heritage that includes Paul Revere, but the Queen City of Charlotte has its own midnight rider in Captain Jack. There are many folks around these parts who...
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Public Art

Thanks to the Charlotte Arts and Science Council’s (ASC) Public Art Walking Tour, residents and visitors alike can take advantage of a free, specially developed nine block walking tour of Charlotte’s...
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Museums

Attempting to get up close and personal with airplanes on the tarmac these days can result in an interrogation by federal agents (or worse). Avoid any confrontation and visit the Carolinas Aviation...
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Historic Fourth Ward

Had a GREAT day today! Went to Discovery Place to check out the Body World exhibit, then watched an IMAX movie there. Walked a block down the street to have some microbrewed beer and a quick lunch at...
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Sports

The Carolina Panthers play in Bank of America Stadium in downtown Charlotte. This is a nice, new stadium with great views and probably the best selection of beer I have ever seen at a professional...
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Lake Norman

Lake Norman is growning by leaps and bounds!! It is a great place to hang out in the summer time and a nice place if you choose to live there. It's about 30 minutes from Charlotte (with I-77 traffic)...
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"The Queen City of Charlotte, NC"
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"b1bob does Charlotte in a big way"
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"Charlotte, NC"
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"Queen City of the South"
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"Southern city.....southern charm"
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