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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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The Bag Lady

They call themselves a book and gift store for wild and whimsical women but I bought a delightful umbrella there which looks almost like a Tiffany lampshade. BTW, it was for a gift not my personal...
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Eastland Mall

Eastland Mall was at one time Charlotte's premier enclosed shopping centres much the way Regency Square was in Richmond. While its more upmarket clientele have frequented the more uppity South Park...
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Bombay Bazaar

Bombay Bazaar is one of many ethnic stores in Charlotte. My friend Mark likes to cook Indian cuisine every now and again. I personally get on better at Latin American markets because I love to cook...
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Ballantyne Commons East

Like Morrocroft, Ballantyne Commons East is an upscale strip mall with some chains that are found everywhere (such as Eckerd, Harris-Teeter, The U.P.S. Store, and Blockbuster) but it primarily...
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Southpark Mall

Southpark Mall features over 100 specialty stores. This mall appears to lean more to the fashion centre, but just about anything upmarket can be bought here.UPDATE: I will no longer buy anything at...
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Sam Bass Gallery

If you were able to homogenize crafts indigenous to Central and Western North Carolina, you would almost certainly come up with something that included Nascar racing, country music, and various visual...
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Farmers' Markets

If you happen to be in the Charlotte during our warmer times (which is really most of the year), we have at least five farmers' markets where you can get the freshest produce from farms in the local...
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The Wax Museum

If you love oldies but goodies music, you may think that you have died and gone to heaven in this place, except we won't need money in heaven.They are open from 11 AM every day except Sunday and close...
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North Lake Mall

This mall is brand new- it just opened in September of 2005. Charlotte was lacking a decent mall north of the city, and this is finally it. Northlake will have an AMC movie theatre, carries many...
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Concord Mills Mall

Concord Mills is the newest mall in the Charlotte area. It opened in 1999. It claims to be an outlet mall, but there are a lot of normal stores too. This mall is very crowded around race time, because...
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Eastland Mall

NEVER go here alone.I caught someone breaking into my car here once. And I knew a girl who got her tires slashed here. This used to be a nice, normal mall, but the part of town got bad, and now I...
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Southpark Mall

This mall is quiet and refined.... You can find a lot of nice clothes here if you really want to shop. They have a nice restaurant or two tacked onto the mall, and they just redid their entire food...
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Used Records

There are couple of good places in town to buy or sell music. Ernie's Music in the Arboretum shopping center. You can also try Repo Records on Central Avenue for a good selection of edgy...
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Various

I'm not a big shopper at all, but if you're interested in antiques, there are plenty of stores around town to keep you busy for awhile. The Metrolina Expo is a great place to shop for antiques and...
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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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