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Things to Do in Charlotte NC for Couples

It’s a hectic time of year. Maybe you need to find some time to recharge your relationship. Here are some great ideas things to do in Charlotte, NC for couples. Any of these can be a fun outlet for you and your favorite person.

Whether you’ve just moved to the city or you’ve been here for decades, we bet something on this list of Charlotte date ideas will be a new idea!

Date night in Charlotte for the Foodie Couple

 Enjoy a Romantic Meal

Eating out is a typical date night activity, but it can also be one of the more romantic things to do in Charlotte NC. Here are some of the best date restaurants in Charlotte NC:

  • McNinch House restaurant is found in the charming turn-of-the-century home of Victorian-era a Charlotte mayor
  • Carpe Diem in Elizabeth offers New American cuisine in an elegant art nouveau setting
  • Pretend you’re in Paris at La Belle Helene in Uptown.
  • Haberdish in NoDa offers upscale quintessential Southern fare. Their fried chicken and waffles is one of the city’s best.
  • 5Church is a glamorous spot in Uptown with the added cache that the head chef is Top Cheftestant Jamie Lynch

Or you might check out the craft cocktails at some of the city’s speakeasies. Dot Dot Dot is a Prohibition-style venue in the Myers Park area, while the Backstage Lounge is found behind a South End taqueria. In Uptown, check out The Cellar at Duckworth’s, where you can also nosh on gastropub fare.

Cook Together

Cooking at home can be fun, too. But it’s more routine. Learn how to make something new from one of the city’s many great chefs. You might try a hands-on class at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen, which is next door to a brewery for a pint afterwards. Or take a baking or pastry class at Sweet Spot Studio CLT. You can even bring in drinks to enjoy while you’re satisfying your sweet tooth.

Charlotte Date Ideas for the Competitive Couple

Hopefully you’re in a relationship where you don’t have to play those dating games, like following The Rules. Still, you could enjoy some good-natured fun out in Charlotte as a couple. Music trivia bingo and bar trivia are offered at many of Charlotte’s pubs and restaurants. Just google it to find the latest event listings.

Or you might get a little more adventurous and bowl at Park Lanes. You can bowl or play shuffleboard (indoors) at Queen Park Social. Lucky’s Bar & Arcade on College Street features vintage arcade games, air hockey and pub grub. Or the Palmer St Arcade Bar adds pinball machines to the mix.

Throwing axes is another option. Yes, you read that correctly. The Axe Club of America outlet on South Blvd is nearby many of the city’s breweries. We suggest drinking afterwards!

Go See a Game

Check out one of the city’s many professional sports teams for an easy date night in Charlotte NC:

  • NFL’s Panthers play at Bank of America Stadium
  • NBA’s Hornets play at Spectrum Center
  • Triple AAA Baseball’s Charlotte Knights (a Chicago White Sox feeder) play at the BB&T Ballpark Uptown
  • Minor league Charlotte Checkers are the hockey feeder team for the Hurricanes playing at Bojangles Coliseum

We also have a bid in for MLS soccer in the future, which has brought us some high quality international match play recently. Or, try something new, and check out a Roller Derby bout.

Fun Date Ideas in Charlotte NC for the Artistic Couple

Many creative people call Charlotte home. One fun thing to do in Charlotte NC for couples is enjoying live music and exploring different types of art on a gallery crawl. The hipster NoDa neighborhood hosts its event on the first and third Friday of the month. There’s also a gallery crawl in the Historic South End on the first Friday of each month. Any day of the month, you can also take an entertaining walk around the city to enjoy Charlotte’s many murals and street poetry.

If you’re more interested in making art yourself, you might try a painting class at Cajun Canvas or follow Crowned Sparrow Co to join in one of its pop-up workshops in a brewery or other city hotspot.

Take in Live Music

Take in a concert in one of the Queen City’s many intimate venues. The Visulite Theatre in Elizabeth or the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa offer an amazing range of acts coming through the city. In the summer, you can enjoy bigger acts at the PNC Music Pavilion or Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre. Year-round the larger spectacle shows are at The Spectrum Center Uptown

CLT Comedy Zone, north of Uptown welcomes professional comics, but you can also see improv comedy in the same complex in the room at the back of Wet Willie’s.

The Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte has a year-round season performing at Queens University of Charlotte. Another great option for provocative plays is Three Bone Theatre, which performs at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center (BPAC). The BPAC is also your source for touring shows of all stripes. You can also get more high-brow with the Charlotte Symphony, Charlotte Ballet or Charlotte Opera.

Really, we could write a regular series on things to do in Charlotte NC for couples. The city’s tourism board isn’t just bragging when it took the “Charlotte’s Got A Lot” tagline.

One last fun thing to do in Charlotte NC for couples? Find your forever home. Saussy Burbank offers move-in ready new built homes in Myers Park, South Park, Oakhurst and NoDa. Our new townhomes are for sale in NoDa, Charlotte’s Arts District, at Highland Park and Spencer Towns, both just a short walk from the new 36th Street LYNX Station.

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