CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

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Charlotte is a wonderful southern city, large enough for many restaurants, shopping and sights, but still small enough to enjoy the southern style of living. And, if you're a NASCAR fan, this is the Mecca!





FOOD & DRINK
COSMOS CAFE
300 N College Street - Charlotte - 704-372-3553

Wow! This place is hard to explain. Part bistro, part nightclub, part sushi bar, part dance club. Well, you just have to go there. The menu is quite eclectic, featuring everything from sushi to tapas, and the really good news is that they serve excellent food until 2 AM! So much for those street vendor hot dogs. Unless you want one of those hot dogs. I'll take a Spider Roll!

THOMAS STREET TAVERN
1228 Thomas Avenue - Charlotte - 704-376-1622

Relaxed atmosphere. Mixed crowd. Enjoy a game of pool, foos-ball or venture out onto the patio.

DIXIE'S TAVERN
301 E 7th Street - Charlotte - 704-374-1700

The atmosphere will make you feel like you are in New Orleans. Ooh-wee!

RU SAN'S
2440 Park Rd - Charlotte - 704-374-0008

Be prepared for a long line and a loud dining room, but Ru San's is definitley worth it. The sushi is prepared meticulously to order, and it is fresh, fresh, fresh and displayed so well, you'll want to take a picture! You will not be hungry when you leave!

AZTECA
1495 116 Woodlawn Road - Charlotte - 704-525-5110

Azteca has a reputation for the best Mexican food in Charlotte. You'll agree after you eat here. Large portions served hot. Quite authentic. Great prices as well.

OLD HICKORY HOUSE RESTAURANT
6538 N Tryon Street - Charlotte - 704-596-8014

North Carolina-style barbecue as it should be. What more can be said?



SIGHTS
CAROLINAS AVIATION MUSEUM
4108 Minuteman Way - Charlotte - 704-359-8442

Founded in 1991, the Carolinas Aviation Museum is operated by the Carolinas Historic Aviation Commission (CHAC). Dedicated to preserving the aviation heritage of both North and South Carolina, the Museum is located at the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. The Museum is the premier aviation museum in the Carolinas. Over the past decade the museum has developed an impressive collection of over 45 major aircraft, and a wealth of other artifacts. The Museum also operates one of the largest aviation-related libraries in the nation.

MUSEUM OF THE NEW SOUTH
200 E. Seventh Street - Charlotte - 704-333-1887


The New South means people, places and a period of time ó from 1865 to today. Levine Museum of the New South is an interactive history museum that provides the nation with the most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War southern society featuring men, women and children, black and white, rich and poor, long-time residents and newcomers who have shaped the South since the Civil War.

CHARLOTTE MUSEUM OF HISTORY
3500 Shamrock Drive - Charlotte - 704-568-1774

The Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite comprise multiple venues on an eight-acre wooded campus in east Charlotte.

The oldest structure, and the reason for the Museumís location, is the Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, a 5,000- square foot rock house. The Hezekiah Alexander House is the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County. Listed on the National Register for Historic Places, it was built circa 1774 and still stands on its original site. The house is accompanied by a reproduction log kitchen and reconstructed two-story springhouse.


LIVE SPORTS
CAROLINA PANTHERS
Bank of America Stadium - 800 South Mint Street - Charlotte - 704-358-7800

NFL Football
CHARLOTTE BOBCATS
Charlotte Bobcats Arena - 333 E. Trade Street - Charlotte - 800-495-2295

NBA Basketball
CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS
Knights Stadium - 2280 Deerfield Drive - Fort Mill, SC - 704-36-HOMER

Minor League Baseball - Affiliated with the Chicago White Sox

LOWE'S MOTOR SPEEDWAY
Event tickets-800-455-FANS (3267)
Track tours- 704-455-3204

Auto Racing

LIVE MUSIC
>>Search Pollstar for live music in Charlotte!