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A Day in Charlotte

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Spend beautiful one day in North Carolina's largest city, Charlotte. The city is full of art galleries, cultural activities, vibrant nightlife, diverse shopping and great eats. Here is the perfect guide to plan your 24 hours in Charlotte and make it an exciting day!

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9:00am- Breakfast at Luna’s Living Kitchen!

Kick off your day with a creative and healthy breakfast at the Luna’s Living Kitchen. Hop on the LYNX Blue Line light rail and get down at the East West station. You’re a short stroll from Luna’s Living Kitchen which offers scrumptious vegan food and juices made with local and fresh ingredients.

Address: 2000 South Blvd #300, Charlotte, NC 28203, United States
Phone: 1 704-333-0008
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 8:00am-9:00pm
Website: www.lunaslivingkitchen.com

10:00am- Up for some History, head to the Levine Museum of the New South!

The Levine Museum of the New South features the past, present and future of the city. This museum features post-Civil War exhibits that demonstrate the evolution of the city from the late 1800s to the present day, and a permanent exhibit, Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers.

Address: 200 East 7 St, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
Phone: 1 704-333-1887
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00m; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Official site: www.museumofthenewsouth.org

Distance from Luna’a Living Kitchen: 2.2 miles or 9 minutes drive

11:00am- Art and Craft Exploration at Mint Museum Uptown!

Head over to the Mint Museum Uptown that features European, American, and contemporary works of art, along with amazing traveling exhibitions. This museum has a rich and unique history in crafts. Also, browse the beautiful collections of furniture, glass wood, ceramics, jewelry and pottery handcrafted by the artists.

Address: 500 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
Phone: 704-337-2000
Opening hours: Tuesday 11:00am-9:00pm; Wednesday-Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm; Sunday 1:00pm-5:00pm
Website: www.mintmuseum.org

Distance from Levine Museum of the New South: 0.7 miles or 5 minutes drive

12:00pm- Feel, see and hear Science at Discovery Place!

Up for some learning and fun, head to the Discovery Place. This spot features interactive science exhibits and hands-on science and technology facility. This spot has exhibits on physics, natural science, anatomy, machines, physics, and more.

Address: 301 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
Phone: 1 704-372-6261
Official site: www.discoveryplace.org

Distance from Mint Museum Uptown: 0.6 miles or 4 minutes drive

Just a few steps away is the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art that features an superb collection of the mid-twentieth century modern art.

Address: 420 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
Phone: 1 704-353-9200
Opening hours: Monday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Wednesday to Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm; Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Website: www.bechtler.org

Distance from Discovery Place: 0.6 miles or 3 minutes drive

2:00pm- Out to Lunch

Grab lunch at Halcyon, Flavors from the Earth (500 S Tryon St), or if you’re hankering for steak, head over to Brazz Carvery & Brazilian Steakhouse (500 S COLLEGE STREET), or for some Mediterranean cuisine, go to Levant Mediterranean Cuisine (501 S. Church St Ste 120). Up for Asian fare, head to Hasaki (440 South Church St), and for some delish sushi, visit Fujo Uptown Bistro (301 S College St, Ste 100, Charlotte, NC).

3:00pm- Speed up your engines, head to NASCAR Hall of Fame!

Racing fan or not, do visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which features high-tech racing exhibits, tire-changing station, simulator rides, authentic artifacts, and a movie about the racing history. Fun, power and history of racing!

Address: 400 E. Martin Luther King Blvd. , Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
Phone: (704) 654-4425
Opening hours: Monday to Sunday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Website: www.nascarhall.com

5:00pm- Catch a performance at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center!

Catch a show at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. Whether catching a dance performance, Broadway play, local symphony, theater or opera, you’ll surely be entertained.

Address: 130 N Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28202, United States
Phone: 1 704-372-1000
Opening hours: Monday to Saturday: 10:00am-6:00pm
Website: www.blumenthalarts.org

Distance from NASCAR Hall of Fame: 0.5 miles or 3 minutes drive

6:00pm- Go Shopping and Splurge at SouthPark Mall!

For luxury and in vogue shopping, head over to the SouthPark Mall. Discover the city’s style at this shopping spot. This mall has luxury as well as casual stores, such as Macy’s, Neiman Marcus, Belk, Nordstrom, Dillard’s, Apple, Origins, Tommy Bahama, J.Crew, and many more.

Address: 4400 Sharon Rd., Charlotte, NC 28211, United States
Phone: 704-364-4411
Opening hours: Monday-Saturday 10:00am-9:00pm; Sunday 12:30pm-6:00pm
Website: www.simon.com/mall/southpark

Distance from Blumenthal Performing Arts Center: 6.3 miles or 15 minutes drive

Want some more shopping? Head over to Philips Place that features high-end boutique apparel, specialty stores, upscale stores, such as Via Veneto, Smith & Hawken, Dean & Deluca, and more.

Address: 6700 Phillips Pl Ct, Charlotte, NC 28210, United States
Phone: 1 704-556-0896
Opening hours: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm
Website: http://www.phillipsplacecharlotte.com/
Distance from SouthPark Mall: 0.5 miles or 2 minutes drive

8:00pm- Dinner at Upstream!

Dine at the Upstream which serves delish seafood and sushi. This restaurant has a contemporary, upscale setting; and offers a creative menu with perfect wine pairings.

Address: 6902 Phillips Place Ct., Charlotte, NC 28210, United States
Phone: 704-556-7730
Opening hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30am-10:00pm; Friday-Saturday 11:30am-11:00pm; Sunday 10:30am-10:00pm
Website: www.harpersgroup.com

Distance from Philips Place: 1minute

10:00pm- Ready to let loose, hit the city’s hottest nightlife spots!

Cap off your day by hitting up some of city’s vibrant nightlife spots. Up for some live jazz music and martinis, head over the Blue Restaurant & Bar (214 N Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202, United States), or tap your feet on the dance floor to some awesome music at Suite in the EpiCentre (210 Trade St., Charlotte, NC 28202, United States).

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