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How to Spend 2 Days in Charlotte

How to Spend 2 Days in Charlotte

With two days in Charlotte, you can visit some of the city’s landmarks, sample local flavors, and enjoy the plentiful outdoor spaces in this city of trees. Here's how to make the most of 48 hours in the Queen City.

 

Day 1: Landmarks, Culture, and Cuisine

**Morning:**Get your bearings on a city highlights sightseeing tour. For something more active, jump on a Segway or a bike. Or, take a trolley or bus tour around central Charlotte, and pass by cultural attractions in Uptown and historic areas such as the Fourth Ward and Old Settlers’ Cemetery.

 

**Afternoon:**Devote the afternoon to one of Charlotte's many museums. Art lovers find plenty of options at the Levine Center for the Art. History fans appreciate the Charlotte Museum of History and Levine Museum of the New South. Or, take a tour of Latta Plantation or Historic Rosedale Plantation.

 

**Night:**Spend the evening sampling the flavors of Charlotte. Get an order of fried pickles, shrimp and grits, or try different barbecue styles. A food tour is an easy way to try a bit of everything. Or take a tour of your favorite tipple—there are several whiskey distilleries and more than 40 breweries.

 

Day 2: The Great Outdoors and Live Events

**Morning:**Head out to one of Charlotte’s many outdoor spaces and parks, such as First Ward Park and Freedom Park. Get close to birds of prey at the Carolina Raptor Center and hike the trails at Reedy Creek Nature Center. More active visitors can enjoy water activities such as paddleboarding at Lake Norman or tackle the rapids at US National Whitewater Center.

 

**Afternoon:**For racing fans or those interested in learning more about the sport, a visit to the NASCAR Hall of Fame is a must. Those looking for live action head to the Charlotte Motor Speedway. For more family-friendly fun, spend some time at Carowinds amusement park or Great Wolf Lodge resort.

 

**Night:**Charlotte is home to a number of pro sports teams, and watching a game is a great way to wrap up your trip. If you prefer shows over sports, choose from Broadway performances, music concerts, and other live shows. For a range of options, head to the EpiCentre Mall.

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Charlotte's Historical City Tour

Charlotte's Historical City Tour

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Explore Charlotte aboard a 7-person golf cart, on this small-group tour of the area. With a local guide at the wheel, visit popular landmarks like the NASCAR Hall of Fame, the Discovery Place, the Mint Museum, the Imaginon and Levine Museum of the New South, and more. Visit all of Charlotte's historical sites, as well some of the more modern, popular areas in the city. The tour concludes at a local restaurant where you can sample a popular dish (included with your tour).
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Charlotte Beyond the Grave Haunted History Walking Ghost Tour

Charlotte Beyond the Grave Haunted History Walking Ghost Tour

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See Charlotte’s most historic and haunted places with a 1.5-hour walking tour through the Fourth Ward. Follow your experienced guide to the city’s most infamous landmarks, where locals have spotted ghosts for centuries. Hear about Charlotte’s ancient Indian trading path and revolutionary battles, and learn the secrets behind uptown’s spookiest mansions. Watch for theatrical ghosts, medical ghosts, famous ghosts and unknown ghosts as you explore Charlotte’s best preserved historical neighborhood.
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Historic Uptown Neighborhood Segway Tour of Charlotte

Historic Uptown Neighborhood Segway Tour of Charlotte

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A Segway tour of Charlotte is fun, safe and informative! Follow your knowledgeable local guide as you glide through the upbeat Uptown neighborhood. Sights on this tour include the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, the Mint Museum, and the Gantt Center. Choose a 1.5-hour ride, or add an extra 30 minutes to see a couple of additional sights: two historic cemeteries and the stadium home of the Carolina Panthers.
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  • 2 hours
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Trolley Pub Tour of Charlotte

Trolley Pub Tour of Charlotte

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Trolley Pub is a BYOB, pedal-powered, eco-friendly, pub-crawling pedal bar for up to 14 people at a time. The Trolley Pub is powered by you and your fellow pedalers, with an electric assist motor for the hills. It’s hard not to smile on the Trolley Pub. If you don’t have enough people for a full beer bike tour, or you prefer to socialize with other people, you can purchase Mixer Tickets (individual seats). All Charlotte Mixer Tours are in Uptown and make two to three stops (15-20 minute each) along the way. Your driver will customize the route each time based on the riders and requests.  
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  • 2 hours
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Charlotte Bar Hunt: Uptown Charlotte Showdown

Charlotte Bar Hunt: Uptown Charlotte Showdown

Let’s Roam is the #1 app-led scavenger hunt company. Walk to all the best landmarks and hidden gems, answering trivia questions and solving challenges. Work with your team or compete against them, as you learn new facts and create memorable experiences. Let’s Roam Scavenger Hunts are great as an everyday activity, or for bachelorette parties, birthday parties, corporate team building events and more! Each player chooses an interactive role, with challenges varying by person.
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Charlotte Ghost Walking Tour

Charlotte Ghost Walking Tour

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Hear stories of the bizarre and unexplained in Uptown Charlotte. From the Civil War and prohibition to tragic lift shaft accidents. We offer the finest haunts and the most riveting ghost tours in the South. Our ghost tour is created to be scary and creepy but is still family-friendly and available to all ages. We bring history to life through death. You will all be talking about this exciting tour for years to come!
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