7th Street Public Market - Each morning we started our day here. It's a fantastic group of local and regional farmers, food artisans, and entrepreneurs with more than 15 restaurants and shops. Our favorites were Local Loaf (try the Croque Madame!) and Not Just Coffee. They also have a creperie and bakery as well as a cheese shop (with gourmet grilled cheese!), sushi bar, pizza counter, and cocktail bar for lunch and dinner.
NASCAR Hall of Fame. Mike loved Jeff Gordon growing up (like every boy growing up in the late 90s), but that's our collective knowledge of the sport - haha. There were a lot of interactive exhibits on everything from the mechanics behind each car to the history of racing over the last century. If you're looking for a museum to drive to, outside the City Center, you can also find the Mint Museum and Charlotte Museum of History.
Chesson for all the suggestions! We decided to stick with two that were walkable, but another great way to see them is on the Funny Bus that I did back in March. We went to The Unknown Brewing Co (loved the Ginger Wheat and Let's Get Tropical IPA) followed by Wooden Robot Brewery (try the Good Morning Vietnam!).
our first game last year that we just had to go back!), but Charlotte also has The Hornets NBA team at the Spectrum Center (formerly Time Warner Cable Area). Both are right in the middle of the city; something so different than almost every other city!
The Epicentre - Our first night, we grabbed beers, chips, queso, salsa, and split a burrito at Vida Vida after the football game (their prices are fantastic), and then we could not wait to go to Howl at the Moon on Saturday night for their dueling piano bar. Again, we were only two blocks from our hotel, so it made travel so easy!