If you go to Charlotte...

Where to stay

Dunhill Hotel

237 North Tryon St.



Ten-story historic hotel convenient to uptown attractions, from $129.

Ritz-Carlton Charlotte

201 East Trade St.

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The Queen City claims the state’s only Ritz-Carlton, from $299.

What to do

Levine Museum of the New South

200 East Seventh St.



Traces Charlotte’s history from mid 1800s to present. Admission $8, seniors $6, children ages 6-18 $5.

Bechtler Museum of Modern Art

420 South Tryon St.


Bechtler family collection includes works by Miró, Picasso, and Giacometti. Admission $8, seniors and college students $6, 11-18 $4.

NASCAR Hall of Fame

400 East Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.


Chronicles history of stock-car racing. Admission $19.95, seniors and military $17.95, 5-12 $12.95.

Mint Museum Uptown

500 South Tryon St.


Showcases world-renowned collection of craft and design. Admission $10, seniors and

college students $8, 5-17 $5.

Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture

551 South Tryon St.


Rotating exhibits preserve and promote African-American history and achievement. Admission $12, seniors, military, teachers, college students $10, 3-13 $8.

NoDa Brewing Co.

2229 North Davidson St.


Fifteen-barrel brewery helped launch a microbrew push in Charlotte.

Where to eat

Amelie’s French Bakery

2424 North Davidson St. (main location) 704-376-1781, 330

South Tryon St. (uptown) 704-376-1782

Strawberry gâteaux $5.79, almond tea cakes $1.29.

Harvest Moon Grille

235 North Tryon St.


Farm-to-fork restaurant in the Dunhill Hotel, entrees from $19.

Price’s Chicken Coop

1614 Camden Road


To-go crispy fried chicken.

Dinners from $6.05.

The King’s Kitchen

129 West Trade St.


Not-for-profit restaurant serves Southern food with a community mission. Dinners from $18.


5 Church St.

Stylish new-American restaurant is the darling of the downtown scene. Dinners from $16.

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