I can get easily excited about a lot of things, and one of them is exploring new places. We have some repeat areas that are fun to visit, but when you know there is a whole world out there to see it’s hard not be drawn to areas that you haven’t seen before. At least for me, that is. Like, Charlotte. I had never been before and if it wasn’t for the deal of all deals that we found on flights, I’m not so sure it would have been on my list. Not in a bad way by any means, it just wasn’t one of those cities that was high on my list of must-go places.
I wanted to share more of what we did and places we checked out in Charlotte in case you are thinking about a trip or even have a visit coming up. In talking with some of the locals, they mentioned it’s a big pass time city. Meaning, a lot of people come out for work trips and or even to visit their sporting teams as both the Charlotte Hornets and Carolina Panther’s stadiums are right in the heart of the city.
Even though Charlotte has a lot of high-rise buildings and even more coming as the city is quickly on the up, it’s not overly huge and a trip that you can easily do in a few days and feel like you got to experience a lot of what Charlotte offers.
it’s no surprise brunch is one of my favorite meals, ever. Gosh, there is so much to love about it I could brunch all the time. Charlotte had some fun brunch spots to check out and some had great outdoor seating with gorgeous views of the city. We enjoyed brunch at 204 North with some tasty menu options. We were lucky to get a table right by the front window for some natural light and views of people passing by. The only thing I wasn’t really impressed with was one of their appetizers we got, they switched out crostini’s for crackers and in my opinion it ruined the whole dish. If you stay away from the cheese platter, I think you’ll be ok. The next spot we went to was a bruncher’s (is that a thing? Maybe it should be 😉 paradise. Fahrenheit Charlotte had spectacular rooftop views with an expansive brunch menu, their brunch pizza was one of the best brunch menu items I have ever tasted. As far as I know it’s only offered as a special from time to time. They had $5 mimosas and bloody mary’s with a cart that came around and you could pick what you wanted to add to your drink.
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what I really liked about Charlotte is how you can enjoy the feel of the city with parks, restaurants, and amazing views, yet take a 7 minute Uber ride (at least from where we were) and head to the south end area where you are greeted with a completely different feel. One of my favorite cities is Philadelphia, and if you’ve ever checked out the Fishtown area, it reminded me of that. South End is very trendy, a bit hipster, but something for everyone. It has a lot of restaurant options and trendy micro breweries to check out along with some shopping and an array of street art. I already shared we checked out this popular confetti heart wall that makes for a great backdrop to be able to snap some fun pictures. We ate at Superica, Hawkers, and heard great things about Barcelona Wine Bar and also found out they have several locations in other states. Some breweries to check out would be Triple C, Wooden Robot and Lenny Boy. And if you’re looking for a sweet treat, there must be something special going on at Jeni’s Ice Cream because the line was out the door for over an hour. We were so tempted to wait to see what they hype was all about, but we will have to always wonder, for now.