This summer is going to be amazing.
We made it! Hot vax summer is here and that means there will be a TON of things to do-indoor and outdoor-all during the month of June. Charlotte is being vaccinated which means that restaurants are able to host guests at full capacity, parties are no longer limited, and venue spaces are filling their seats–so long as you’re vaccinated, of course. We’ve got a really exciting list coming your way!
We wait with baited breath for this brand new Latin American restaurant to open its doors to the public. Calle Sol is dedicated to expanding people’s palettes with homemade and delicious Latin American cuisine from Cuban to Peruvian. Keep an eye out because they’re working hard to get their doors open ASAP.
We rounded up 7 of the best vegan places (according to Charlotteans) here in the Queen City, and what’s great about vegan restaurants is that they’re oftentimes serving up sustainable, seasonal plates. So you can bet that this summer, the menus will be lined with fresh goodies, like Oh My Soul’s new passion fruit cocktail and Living Kitchen’s Avocado Basil Salad. And that’s just scratching the surface.
Have you ever wanted to travel back in time? With one of these scenic railroad tours, you absolutely can. Take a trip alongside the Nantahala River while sippin’ on smooth fruited moonshine or get behind the wheel as conductor of your own locomotive.
Fans of classical music and anime alike will get a kick out of these unique experience coming to Charlotte this June. Listen to beautiful, live renditions of some of the most famous animes like Naruto, Inuyasha, and Sailor Moon. Tickets are only $35.00 so better get yours before they run out.
Parks are one of our last free forms of entertainment, so we wanted to include them on the list. Soak up some sun and enjoy a family-friendly weekend at one of Charlotte’s best.
- Romare Bearden
- Freedom Park
- Eastover Park
Like their website reads, Strokeputt likes to reference themselves as a “whimsical mix of country club and speakeasy.” We couldn’t have put it better ourselves. The cocktail menu is incredibly exciting because of its signature, eclectic style. Their new summer food lineup includes a watermelon stack, which includes fresh watermelon rounds and savory feta cheese stacked and topped with balsamic and basil and their mango and shrimp, which are lettuce wraps stuffed with juicy shrimp and sweet mango. And don’t forget, all of that is just the appetizer to the main course, mini golf.
Farmer’s market season officially kicked off in April and will be here to enjoy all throughout the summer. From seasonal summer produce to delicious artisan jams, cheese, and bread, you’ll be eating great this summer. Make a morning trip down to one of these big and locally-enjoyed farmer’s markets and see what you find.
Charlotte is home to some of the most beautiful, colorful, and radiant murals in the country and that’s because we’re a city full of positivity and creativity. It’s easy to see, just check out our walls. Why not make a day out of it and take a street art tour from some of Charlotte’s most talented artists? One of these murals is located on a brewery, where you can stop in after for a glass.
- Confetti Hearts Mural
- Donut Wall
- Baby Yoda Mural
- Magic Carpet Mural
- Fibonacci Mural
Escape the heat at one of Charlotte’s most exclusive speakeasies where hopeful guests have to walk down a long aisle, whisper a password into a phone booth telephone, and pray they’re let in. Some require passwords, dress codes, and are hidden underneath more mainstream (but delicious) restaurants. Are you in? Call us when you find out the password.
50-58. Go brewery hopping in NoDa
NoDa, named for its main street North Davidson, is an artsy neighborhood within Charlotte. From good food to striking and colorful street art, this part of Charlotte has got it all. It’s even densely populated with good, local craft breweries all lined up for you to enjoy.