24 HOUR GUIDE TO CHARLOTTE
I’m being highly generous by giving us this time limit, because in all reality we got into Charlotte around 4pm Saturday afternoon, and we left by 11 am the next morning. We had the evening to explore, and we made the best of it. If you are willing to push through that summer heat, or if you’re smart enough to plan your trip in the fall, the majority of the city can be seen by foot. There are of course trolley’s, bus systems, and cabs, but who has time to figure that out!? One thing you could try out is the bike system. Download the app, grab a bike, ride it around the city, and drop it off whenever you are ready and wherever you are. They even have scooters!
Our favorite part of Charlotte?!?!?! The Knights game for sure!
As a minor league team the overall vibe is much more low key and the stadium has a small and quaint feel. You don't need to worry about fighting for a seat, losing your kids, or waiting in an insane bathroom line (I'm talking to you ladies!). The best part, there's no shortage of delicious craft beer, food, and other ball park favorites. Walk around Bearden park after the game, and enjoy the city lights and maybe even some music in the park! Don't forget to hit up those food trucks (we found two vegan ones!), and be sure to check out their New Orleans themed street for some fun drinks! Overall, the city felt safe and the people were beyond friendly. Of all our stops during this road trip, Charlotte was definitely my #1!
Our Top 3:
1. Go to a Charlotte Knights game! Buy tickets here!
2. Walk through the Epicenter. It's a MUST!
3. Romare Bearden Park - This area is home to outdoor concerts, dogs, and food trucks!
- Hyatt House Hotel: $160 per night, $25 Valet Parking
- Knights Tickets: $16.50 each
- Food & Drink: $$ - Expect to pay $6-9 per drink. Food runs about $15 a plate of food depending on what you are ordering. We grabbed appetizers at Ri Ra for about $40 with two drinks, and then had a follow up 4th meal at Moe's for $12 later that evening. As any city, food and drinks are slightly more expensive than back home, but this city is highly reasonable!
- Transportation: $ - We walked everywhere, which is the benefit of staying right in the center of the city. There are bikes and scooters you can rent, which can be found all over the city. No subway or ubers are needed if you explore within the center of downtown only.