Charlotte is a thriving city rich with history and culture. It is the perfect locale for an outing with a special loved one. Read on for some appealing options to consider for your next date.

Visit Nature

Experience and immerse yourself in beauty at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. If you envision repeat dates to this venue, a membership quickly pays for itself and also allows for reciprocal visits to other gardens across the nation. Get ready to reconnect with nature and each other as you stroll through beautiful themed garden areas. Over 300 acres of year-round beauty awaits! Visit Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden for more specifics about operating hours and admission costs.

Hear Live Music

There are frequent concerts ranging in genre from blues to pop to classical to Christian contemporary. Many concerts are low cost and some are even free. Most are held in the evening, but there are periodic morning and afternoon concerts available. Check out the Charlotte Observer’s Music Events section for an up to date listing of times, dates, venues, and information.

Picnic In The Park

Pack a picnic and head to Freedom Park. It is an ideal place to take a walk or a leisurely bike ride. The demonstration gardens provide a picturesque setting for a picnic or capturing photos. There are also annual festivals such as Festival In the Park held each year in the fall and spring.

Visit A Museum

There are a wealth of museums in the Charlotte area. Two popular spots are the oldest museum in North Carolina, The Mint Museum Uptown, and The Billy Graham Library. In addition to the various art collections at the Mint Museum, there are also numerous special events such as teas, bilingual music and stories, and guided tours. The Billy Graham Library is free to the public and offers a detailed look into the legacy of this well-known pastor. There are books, memorabilia, a dairy bar featuring some of Billy’s favorite foods, and a memorial prayer garden.

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