There’s a ton of outdoor activities and fun food to try this month!
From Wine Month to food festivals, the month of May is looking bright. We’ve rounded up our favorite activities that you can take part in for the last month of Spring. From wine tours to weekend getaways to some new delicious additions to the Charlotte culinary scene. We hope you make the most out of this month as warm weather continues.
1-22. Visit Wine Country
If you’re interested in a wine weekend, then head on over to the heart of wine country in North Carolina, Yadkin Valley. This area is home to 20 unique wineries, from cideries to cabins to huge estates.
22-30. Try out a Gourmet Donut
Charlotte is big on their donuts, and we don’t just mean Dunkin or Krispy Kreme. There are a few and favorited independent gourmet donut shops around Charlotte that sell spring-inspired flavors, bacon-flavored, and some are even 100% vegans.
31. Check out this new whimsical restaurant set inside a renovated church
Set inside an old, renovated mid-century church is this new, whimsical restaurant. Supperland, a steakhouse meets Church potluck, is serving up delicious and high-end dishes as well as hand-crafted cocktails. There’s been a ton of hype around this restaurant so make sure to make a reservation online.
32-37. Buy a new stack of books
If you’re a book nerd, you’ll be happy to check out these 5 independent bookstores here in Charlotte. From cozy nooks to stores with cats to the newest bookstore in Camp North End, go spend an afternoon this month with a nice book in a cozy arm chair.
38-46. Take a weekend getaway
Want to get away for the weekend? May is the perfect time to hit the road, and North Carolina has a ton of beautiful locations to enjoy. We wrote about some of the closest and nice spots that are all under 5 hours away.
47. Get a gourmet popsicle in flavors inspired by Mexico.
The grand opening of the Charlotte location was just this past weekend, and Morelia’s is now a Charlotte staple. From drizzled to dipped flavored-popsicles (with many of the ingredients being Mexican flavored) there’s something for everyone.
48-53. Try a pop-up or concept eatery in the city.
The pandemic create a new type of eatery called ghost kitchens, which are delivery-only restaurants designed to keep customers safe and fed. From homemade pot pies to seafood made from scratch to delicious Jewish eats, North Carolina’s culinary scene just got a little more innovative.
54-64. Get a milk tea topped with a variety of toppings
There’s a boba shortage in the nation right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to stop drinking milk teas. Why not try another delicious flavor like pudding, rainbow jelly’s, or popping boba? We’ve listed a few of our favorites where the combinations are endless.