Hit the trails by bike or foot for a green escape from Uptown, or take in the aerial view via zip line. No matter the activity of choice, save some time for Pump House Biergarten. After all, 60 craft beers on tap is a lot to get through.
4. Foodie Friday in South End
Food Truck Friday is a Charlotte staple for good reason -- constantly rotating cuisines, out-of-town food guests, and light rail-ability. But it’s a BYO affair, so take your date to Common Market first for a bottle shop swap. Pick a brew for each other and enjoy an impromptu tasting alongside your deluxe burger or grilled cheese.
Roll up your sleeves and learn something together, like global cuisine techniques or simple pizza upgrades. With locally sourced ingredients (no surprise as the classes are housed in Atherton Market), the end result is as fresh and delicious as if you hadn’t cooked it yourself.