Where to stay
237 North Tryon St.
Ten-story historic hotel convenient to uptown attractions, from $129.
201 East Trade St.
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.