6 Ways to Celebrate Spring With These Hidden Charlotte Gems

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romantic things to do in Charlotte - walk around the botanical gardens

Spring in Charlotte is one of our very favorite times of the year. It comes early and it comes quick – before the last traces of winter have faded, the flowers start to pop up and those first 70 degree days become more and more frequent. The Queen City has plenty to offer to celebrate the season, and these are a few of our top recommendations. Now get out there and enjoy it.

Food Truck Friday
Nothing screams spring more than tasting new food, listening to good music, and having great company. Food Truck Friday has an array of options available each week and continuously filters in and out new and trending food trucks. Furry friends and children are welcome.

Pop Bar
Get the true gelato experience at the newly opened Pop Bar. Using only the freshest ingredients and whole fruits, their menu is completely customizable. Gluten-free and vegan options are provided, as well as their infamous purple wall perfect for capturing a picturesque moment.

Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens
A garden for all seasons, Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden showcases a variety of beautiful springtime flowers and plants. It’s the perfect spot for a picnic with the family and friends or a whimsical walking tour.

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Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens via dsbg.com

Wing Haven
Escape from your to-do lists and Google calendar to experience the serene sanctuary of Wing Haven. The sanctuary was created with birds and beauty in mind, and the beautiful result is a Charlotte spring time staple.

7th Street Public Market
Immerse yourself in everything that is Charlotte and spring at the 7th Street Public Market. With countless events and vendors set up daily, there is never a dull moment. Some classic Charlotte staples featured are: Not Just Coffee, Fresh Home-Grown Produce, as well as local vendors for wine, handmade jewelry, and flowers.

Not just coffee photo by Jamey Price

Crowder’s Mountain
Soak up the sun at Crowder’s Mountain while taking in fresh air and exercise. It is the perfect way to spend time with friends and also bring your dog. With a visitor center and museum, it is the perfect mix of active and educational.