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If you go to Charlotte...

Where to stay

Dunhill Hotel

237 North Tryon St.

800-354-4141, www.dunhillhotel.com

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

Ritz-Carlton Charlotte

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.

704-333-1887, www.museumofthenewsouth.org

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.

704-353-9200, www.bechtler.org

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.

704-654-4400, www.nascarhall.com

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.

704-337-2000, www.mintmuseum.org

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.

704-547-3700, www.ganttcenter.org

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.

704-451-1394, www.nodabrewing.com

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.

704-342-1193, www.harvestmoongrillecharlotte.com

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

Price’s Chicken Coop

1614 Camden Road

704-333-9866, www.priceschickencoop.com

To-go crispy fried chicken.

Dinners from $6.05.

The King’s Kitchen

129 West Trade St.

704-375-1990, www.kingskitchen.org

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.