Autumn is inching closer to winter and the holiday season is upon us! If you’re still not sure about what’s happening in the city, we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out about fun cultural events, new restaurants that have just opened or are opening this month, and more! Enjoy our round up of 36 neat things to do in Charlotte!
The wildly popular Candlelight Concert series is still going strong in Charlotte and this winter, they’re offering a couple of extra special shows. There’ll be a few special concerts this month dedicated to performing songs by amazing musicians like Taylor Swift, Coldplay, and Adele that’ll take place at Charlotte’s nicest jazz club, The Big Chill and the rustic venue, the Barrel Room.
The chillier weather is just around the corner here in Charlotte, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to head indoors. With so many all fresco options for you to enjoy day and night, you might be wondering which patios will actually be heated for when colder evenings arrive. We’ve got you covered.
All aboard for a magical holiday train ride this season through the Great Smoky Mountains National Forest. The magical Polar Express voyage is the perfect roundtrip treat for the whole family. Start off in Bryson City (a little more than 3 hours from Charlotte so why not make a weekend getaway out of it?) and head towards the North Pole.
17. Reserve a table at the Royal Tot, Charlotte’s only venue for Sippin’ Santa
The Royal Tot, the brightly-colored tiki cocktail bar that hit Charlotte last summer, is getting a festive re-make just in time for the holidays. For another year in a row, The Royal Tot will be collaborating with Sippin’ Santa, the holiday-themed pop up bar that’s set up shop across the nation. To make a reservation, check out their website starting the 22nd of November.
Charlotte’s food scene has been getting a lot more recognition the past couple of years, with a ton of talented restauranteurs expanding their list of concepts or new faces breaking onto the scene. We decided to do explore what all of Charlotte’s most popular restaurants have in common and we think we figured it out: globally-inspired small plates, locally-sourced, and incredible interiors.
29-36. Take a stunning road trip through North Carolina to see the fall foliage at its peak
Looking to see some of the best fall foliage views in North Carolina? Then we’ve got an amazing roundup for you. Take a road trip into the western part of North Carolina, hitting all the most beautiful state parks and mountain views along the way. Starting in Charlotte all the way Cerhohala Skyway is over 10 hours driving so unless you have several days ahead of you we recommend you take this trip parts at a time.
- Linvill Gorge & Falls
- Biltmore Estate
- Nantahala Gorge