19. Lounge on a blanket at SouthPark Mall and take in the Summer Pops Series of the Charlotte Symphony
Get fancy. Sip on some bubbles. Listen to the popular Pops Series that the Charlotte Symphony presents on Sundays during the month of June. Bring a blanket, your booze of choice, and something to eat. Food trucks are also on site.
20. Embrace a tasty Southern tradition and stop by Price’s Chicken Coop for a fried chicken dinner
Go for the ½ Chicken Dinner. If that’s not enough, go for the whole chicken and fall into a deep-fried coma.
21. Pick the freshest strawberries at The Hunter Farm
Just over the border in Union County are some of the best strawberries you’ll ever taste. Charlotte wasn’t always a big city and this strawberry farm is a refreshing reminder of how far Crown Town has come in the past few decades. Go in May or June and enjoy the rural retreat from the busy city.
22. Order a homemade NY creamy cheesecake at the Landmark Diner
Diner culture in Charlotte used to be huge and has started to wane as food trends head in other directions. The Landmark has been in business for decades and is a true Charlotte original that still packs them in everyday. They specialize in breakfast food and handmade desserts. The king of the pastry case is the cheesecake. Come with some friends and plan to split a piece or two, the portions are huge.
23. Pretend to be a steamboat captain aboard the Catawba Queen dinner cruise
Do your best Mark Twain impression while cruising in style around Lake Norman. Book your table well in advance because this unique vessel is popular with both locals and out-of-towners.