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).
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!
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.
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!
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.