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Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden General Daytime Admission Pass
"The Four Seasons Garden gives visitors a glimpse of what we mean when we say “it’s a garden for all seasons.” All year long you’ll find a symphony of colors shapes and textures. The Cottage Garden offers sweet scents that take you back to grandma’s house. This area is a showcase of heirloom plants popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.Located between the Cottage and Canal Gardens The Crape Myrtle Grove offers visitors a place to rest in the shade. The Canal Garden includes a water feature framed by a fountain at each end. As long as a football field this garden offers new colors every season. The Scroll Garden is a study in shapes and textures as well as a garden for pollinators in the frost free months. Designed in a spiral tall plants progressively give way to ever shorter plants and The Allee Garden features a kid’s favorite — the tunnel fountain.The Ribbon Garden is accented by a curving channel of water that ends with streams of water playing a game of leapfrog while The Serpentine Garden is designed in a long meandering shape. It includes circular pools each portion themed with a different color.The Conifer is found at the end of the manicured gardens
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Anadolu Kavagi Cruise by Private Yacht - Half Day from Istanbul
"Relax on your own private yacht and discover the delights of the beautiful Bosphorus both European and Asian Sides with a stop at the picturesque village of Anadolu Kavagi one of the last villages of the Bosphorus near the Mouth of the Black Sea.Begin with a cruise along the European side and enjoy the sights along the way including the Dolmabahçe and Çirağan Palaces the beautiful Ortaköy Mosque the famed Bosphorus Bridge
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Museum and Gallery European Old Master Paintings
"The European Old Master Painting Collection at the Museum & Gallery at Bob Jones University beautifully traces the artistic cultural and religious history of Western Europe from the 14th-19th centuries. Works by recognized artists such as Rubens van Dyck Reni Tintoretto Le Brun
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More Local Customs in Charlotte

The snooty side of town

When Mark moved here in 1993, the area that is now Ballantyne was pastureland. However, as the affluence spread southward, gated communities and snooty shopping centres spread like kudzu into the...
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b1bob
May 04, 2009

Rea Road pronunciation

If you end up in the Southern end of town (Ballantyne and surrounding area), you may run into Rea Road. The correct pronunciation is "RAY" (as in "ray of light"), not "REE-AH". Locals get very upset...
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MeowFoolery
Dec 20, 2007

Unlike many southern cities,...

Unlike many southern cities, Charlotte is more focused on the future than stuck in the past. This picture shows the old (a historic cemetery) and the new (the skyscrapers behind it), but in the eleven...
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acemj
Jan 03, 2006

Uptown vs. Downtown

I don't know if this was an attempt to make the Charlotte area seem more upscale, but the people here do not call the downtown area "downtown." Instead, it's "uptown." So its uptown Charlotte, not...
MandaJ320
Jun 02, 2004

Hometown pride: Carolina Panthers 2003 season

Being a town lacking deep roots and full of come-heres, one would not expect much cohesiveness around a hometown sporting team. As I allude to in the sports tip, the Carolina Panthers American...
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b1bob
May 03, 2004

Cultural blend

Charlotte is a unique blend of southern culture and northern big-business influence. You're likely to run into plenty of friendly people down here. Some will have thick southern accents and others...
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acemj
Mar 21, 2004
 
 
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Creative Loafing

If you want to check out the latest happenings in Charlotte, pick up the FREE weekly publication Creative Loafing at practically any restaurant or newsstand (they're found in bins usually near the...
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acemj
Mar 20, 2004

Local lingo

The Queen's City: the city's nickname.Shawlet: How natives pronounce that fine city.The Square: the official centre of the city at Trade and Tryon.cookout: backyard barbecue.skew: How natives...
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b1bob
Mar 08, 2004

Bible belt plus

When an outsider thinks of Charlotte, they think of NASCAR, American football, basketball, barbecue, and being part of the Bible belt. (Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker ran their PTL club from a Charlotte...
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b1bob
Apr 26, 2003

Banking capital of the South

Sorry, Atlanta, Charlotte edged y'all out as the banking capital of the South. As I alluded to in the intro, only New York is a larger banking centre than Charlotte in the USA. Wachovia and Bank of...
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b1bob
Mar 25, 2003

Talk to the locals!

Charlotteans are very friendly, so don't be afraid to strike up a conversation. Some of the natives will probably sound a little funny to you, but just remember, "Shawlet" means Charlotte and "yella"...
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acemj
Jan 24, 2003

Corporate America

Charlotte is full of corporate types. You know, the kind of folks that will do whatever the big boss tells them to do if it means that it might advance their careers. There is a lot of money in this...
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acemj
Nov 19, 2002

Money talks

Charlotte is a bit on the conservative side. Hard work is respected and people aren't too flashy with their money. You won't see a lot of eccentrics. Not too much purple hair and nose rings. Not too...
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acemj
Nov 02, 2002

The one thing that you'll...

The one thing that you'll notice about Charlotte is that no one is actually from Charlotte. As previously stated the city is made up of folks from all over the U.S. A great question to start a...
ronald_ann
Aug 26, 2002

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

Do you absolutely hate the traffic where you live? Is the commute the worst part of your job? Do you wish that you could just once drive as fast as you want? Get ready to drive a real NASCAR race car...
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Carowinds Amusement Park

Boomerang Bay at Carowinds is a really cool water park, with something for 'kids' of all ages and heights, including splash parks/play areas from zero-depth and wading-pool-depth for smaller kids to...
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Top 5 Charlotte Writers

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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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MandaJ320

"Charlotte, NC"
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"Queen City of the South"
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"Southern city.....southern charm"
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