Lauren J. Walter
When the weather turns cool and the kids return to school, it’s time to find a good place for them to work off energy. Charlotte has a great selection of sports teams and activities for your munchkins.
Charlotte’s current hot spot is the historic South End. Located just outside the Uptown area, South End has some of the best spots in town for dining, shopping and adventuring. It’s well worth taking a ride to check out the unique sights South End has to offer.
Drinking can get expensive at some of Charlotte’s eateries and pubs. Luckily, many have drink specials to help you keep costs down. Martinis and mimosas, Bloody Marys and beer can all be found discounted if you know where to look.
Charlotte has a great selection of sandwiches. You name it, and you can find it here. But there are a small handful of sandwiches that rise to the top, and they’re listed here for your appetite-pleasing viewing.
Charlotte has a number of indoor playgrounds where your children can run and play. From inside a shopping mall to indoor water parks, there are plenty of options.
For the animal-fixated child, few things are more exciting than a trip to a petting zoo. Although Charlotte doesn’t have any places that are dedicated to petting, there are many animal-devoted activities that include petting zoo options.
Deep, rich flavors of frozen goodness explode on your taste buds with each spoonful of homemade gelato from one of Charlotte’s premier gelato shops. Make your summer tastier by stopping by and discovering the joy of gelato.
Charlotte is a vast metropolis, but luckily for residents and visitors, it’s defined by neighborhoods. Just a few blocks in any direction can put you into a totally different environment.
When the summer heat beats down, it’s time to find the perfect frozen cocktail. Here in the Queen City, there are a plethora of options to choose from.
When Charlotte gets hot and humid, you need an escape. Take a ride to one of the amazing lake beaches within 150 miles of Charlotte and enjoy the cool water.