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You may have visited Charlotte, North Carolina before. If so, you know that it is bustling with life and variety. Where do you even start when you only have a weekend to spend in Charlotte? In this video hosted by American Airlines, guests Jessica Grace Booker and Aaron Dodge share a day in the life of a leisure seeker and an adrenaline junkie.

The Leisure Seeker

Heres some places Jessica recommends in Charlotte for the leisure seeker:

The 7th Street Public Market

The 7th Street Public Market is a great place to start your day! Located in the heart of Charlotte, the market offers a one-stop experience for food, drinks, and shopping.

Funny Bus Comedy City Tour

Lead by professional comedians, Funny Bus Comedy City Tour is perfect for those seeking to learn more about the city of Charlotte! The tour goes through historical neighborhoods and throughout the busy city streets. If you have ever walked around Uptown, you’ve probably seen a Funny Bus or two!


Fahrenheit is a high-class rooftop restaurant every Charlottean and tourist must visit. The view is noted as one of the “most Instagram-able” spots in Charlotte! With great food and fantastic ambiance, Farhenient is a must-visit restaurant.

The Adrenaline Junkie

U.S. Whitewater Center

The U.S. National Whitewater Center is perfect for those seeking adventure a couple of miles from the city. From Ziplining to Rafting to Mountain Biking, the Whitewater Center provides a full day of fun.

Panthers, Hornets, and Knights, OH MY!

Sports-lovers, Charlotte is the place to be! At Bojangles Coliseum, you can watch a Charlotte Checkers hockey game. Just across town, the Carolina Panthers take over Sundays at the Bank of America Stadium. Next door is the minor league baseball team, the Knights. The Hornets represent the Carolinas in the NBA at the heart of the city. Lastly, several minutes outside of Charlotte is the Nascar Racing Experience at the Charlotte Motor Speedway!

Cowfish Sushi and Burger Bar

If you are looking for a unique dining experience, look no further than Cowfish Burger and Sushi Bar. This popular restaurant located in SouthPark combines burgers and sushi to create dozens of surprising dishes.

Want more tips on hotspots to visit in Charlotte? Check out the video for even more adventures to enjoy. If you have had the pleasure of visiting the Queen City, comment below and tell us what your favorite activity was!