Road Trip To Charlotte, North Carolina, Things To Do

Charlotte, is a major city and commercial hub in North Carolina. It’s modern city center (Uptown) is home to the Levine Museum of the New South, which explores post–Civil War history in the South, and hands-on science displays at Discovery Place. Uptown is also known for the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates the sport of auto racing through interactive exhibits and films.

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to drive the all-new Chevy Blazer to this great city and check out a few restaurants, stay at a very nice hotel (with a fab view) and stroll through downtown Charlotte. I had an amazing time with family and friends. If you plan on visiting, I have a list of places you should check out. Hoping you have a blessed day everyone. xoxo

History Tours:

Levine Museum of the New South

Charlotte City Carriage Tours

Parks & Recreation:

Dave’s Paddle Boats

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens


Queen Park Social 

Sugar Creek Brewing Co

Heading out with Keith, Sheila, Kim and Kevin

Strolling down downtown Charlotte, NC

First stop…

Stats Sports Bar & Restaurant

3425 David Cox Rd

Charlotte, NC  28269


Fried Shrimp $15
Succulent shrimp lightly breaded and deep fried to a golden brown with a side of your choice.

Slamming Salmon $17

STATS signature salmon fillet seasoned and fire grilled served over rice or mashed potatoes with your choice of broccoli, spinach, or fresh seasonal mixed vegetables.

STATS Shrimp & Grits $15

Succulent sautéed shrimp over creamy grits served with a blend of smoked turkey sausage onions and peppers

Second Stop….

Cajun Queen

1800 E.7th Street

Charlotte, NC 28204

Everyone looking over the menu

Blackened Catfish Farm Raised $18.95

served with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli

Shrimp Scampi $19.95

sauteed with butter, garlic, scallions and parsely; served with rice and and steamed broccoli

New Orleans Seafood Platter $25.95

served with red beans and rice

Keith enjoying his seafood platter

Breakfast time in downtown Charlotte

Third Stop:

Famous Toastery (Uptown)

330 S. Tryon

Charlotte, NC 28202


Bonus Feature:

I got to meet and hang out with world-renowned artist Lavarne Ross! He’s from Flint, Michigan and has painted tons of iconic imagery of African American art and culture. I got a chance to chat with him about his art work and all the museums, funeral homes, prestigious homes, movie sets and other places his art is hanging in. He is the sweetest and kindest man and full of knowledge. You can visit his website to see his legendary art and more! 

Lavarne Ross is an internationally known artist. His prints are seen everywhere in the United States and abroad. Lavarne is a native of his beloved Flint, Michigan. Lavarne states, “I was born an artist”. This is a god-given talent that I feel really blessed to be part of, because I feel “Art” is “Me” it is “Us”. Lavarne does more with his artwork than appeal to the visual senses, he relays a message, tells a story, or reveals a part of history. Viewers of his compositions marvel at the fluid images of his most popular series, “Dancers” in which some are depicted as flowers, and translucent material that grace each canvas.


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