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Uptown's Summer Bucketlist

School’s out, sun’s out, and Uptown Charlotte is calling. With tons of parks and green spaces adorning every corner and towering skyscrapers providing shade under the sunny Carolina skies, there's no shortage of magic in the air. This summer, embrace the excitement and vibrancy of Uptown with a curated bucket list that promises unforgettable adventures and experiences.

Culinary Delights

What better way to fuel up for your Uptown adventure than with a snack? From open-air dining on rooftop patios to savoring local craft beer at Resident Culture or Hippin' Hops Brewery, Uptown offers a feast for the senses. Dive into a world of flavors at The Market at 7th Street or Monarch Market, where you can venture on your own food crawl from tons of small buisnesses. And don’t forget to satisfy your sweet tooth with a stop at Potts Chocolate, Uptown's artisinal chocolatier, or local ice cream from Golden Cow Creamery!

Culture & Community Immersion

Uptown isn’t just a place; it’s a vibrant community full of culture and creativity. Explore the city’s artistic scene at the Mint Museum Uptown, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, and the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts+Culture during Wednesday Night Live, which offers free extended admission to the museums from 5pm-9pm every Wednesday night. Dive deeper into the local art scene with self-guided ArtWalks, interactive mural tours, and live performances at Middle C Jazz. And for the little ones, ImaginOn and Discovery Place offers an enchanting world of learning, storytelling and creativity.

Fitness & Outdoor Adventures

Stay active and embrace the great outdoors with Uptown’s plethora of fitness and recreational activities. From drop-in adult ballet classes at Charlotte Ballet to high-flying adventures in aerial silks at Aerial CLT, there’s something for everyone. Cheer on Charlotte FC at Bank of America Stadium or the Knights Baseball Team at Truist Field. Plus, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the Irwin Creek Greenway followed by a picnic at Frazier Park.

Vibrant Nightlife

As the sun sets, Uptown transforms into a playground of nightlife and live music. Dance the night away at one of Uptown’s hottest nightclubs or go bar hopping at nightlife spots in the 5th Street District. Catch a nationally touring concert at Spectrum Center or enjoy an outdoor concert under the stars at Skyla Credit Union Amphitheatre. And for a touch of mystery, venture into one of Uptown’s speakeasy-style bars for a night to remember.

Shopping & Self-Care Retreats

Get your nails done at The Daily DetailsArtisan Nail StudioJ’Adore Nail BoutiqueThe Nail Lounge or Dry Nail Bar. Then, treat yourself to a shopping spree at Paper Skyscraper inside Overstreet Mall or discover unique gifts at CLT Find inside The Market at 7th Street. Take yourself to a pampering session at one of Uptown’s premier salons and spas, like the JW Marriot or The Ritz-Carlton spa. And lastly, get the perfect summer cut at Sage Salon StudioNew Creative SalonVersa Salon or Volume Salon for the ladies and Emerson JosephCity Barbers or No Grease! for the guys

Embark on Your Uptown Adventure

With so much to see, do, and experience, Uptown Charlotte is the ultimate destination for summer fun. Whether you’re a foodie, culture enthusiast, outdoor adventurer, or nightlife aficionado, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. So mark these Uptown experiences off your bucket list and make this summer one to remember. The city awaits, ready to dazzle and delight at every turn.

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