My favorite spots in Charlotte, NC

If you’ve been following Jetting Family (or our Instagram account) for a while, you probably noticed that I am a big fan of the city I currently live in. It has the perfect weather (we actually get 4 distinct seasons), is the perfect size (although growing at a fast rate), and I can’t think of one good reason that would make me want to move away from Charlotte (aka Queen City).

So, I thought I’d post a few pictures of my favorite spots in Charlotte (all pictures are mine)….hope you enjoy!

The shot below was taken at Marshall Park in the heart of uptown (or should I say “downtown”?). The park is perfect for taking a mid-day break for a quick stroll, or even a picnic! It is actually due to be reduced in size, which makes me sad because it has a great view of the city skyline, but hopefully the city will clean it up and it will attract more visitors in the future (it’s pretty dirty+smelly right now, and nobody comes here nowadays).

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Another one of my favorite spots to get a nice view of uptown is the Little Sugar Creek Greenway – perfect for runners/joggers, and bike rides!

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Next up is my favorite museum in the city: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. It’s modern (obviously!), and is architecturally beautiful on the outside, as well as inside, and has featured many world-famous exhibitions and artists.

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If you have ever visited Charlotte, you have most likely walked through The Green, one of the first parks built in center city! It’s small but cute, and very family+pet friendly!

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And, leaving the best for last….I wanted to mention one of Charlotte’s cutest parks which also hosts a chapel – St. Mary’s Chapel. It was originally the campus of Thompson Orphanage dating back to 1892, but today it is called – Thompson Park, and also features a gazebo and a Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It is a very popular venue for weddings and special events.

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