The 14 Best Things to Do in Charlotte

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The 14 Best Things to Do in Charlotte

Don’t sleep on the Queen City’s food, museums, and rambling outdoors.

A neon sign with some of the lights broken for the 7th Street Public Market in Charlotte North Carolina


7th Street Public Market

This market bustles with people sampling everything from crepes to local brews. Ideal for a midday office break and lazy weekend afternoons over coffee and treats, it’s a casual spot for friends to catch up and just right for a Saturday night break for couples with kids in tow. Families love how laid-back it is, and it’s just right for grabbing coffee with a friend or swinging by before a night out. It’s made for tasting, so come hungry and pick your way through: Start with breakfast at SC Café, followed by dumplings at Momo Station. Nibble on cheese at Orrman’s, where there are more than 100 different types. There’s so much more, including standout coffee that’s worth the trip alone.