Unbeknown to much of the world, Charlotte, North Carolina, is home to the corporate headquarters of the mighty Bank of America, making this a city where money talks. For those of you who are big fans of money, but more in the sense of how to spend it in the most enjoyable manner, Charlotte possesses a number of great attractions where you can liberate your wallet and in doing so enjoy some of life’s finer experiences. Not least because, as science has recently shown, life experiences are apparently far more central to personal happiness than mere possessions.

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The city of Charlotte has a population in the region of 1 million inhabitants, although if you include the wider metropolitan area, the number rises to more than 2 million. As such, there are a wide range of things for you to spend your hard-earned money on in this fascinating south-eastern city.

Sumptuous Food in Charlotte

One great option to spend your money on is food. Each year, Charlotte hosts Food Week where every January and July, all of Charlotte’s gourmet restaurants offer a special menu of appetizers, entrees, and desserts for $30.

The annual Taste of Charlotte Food Festival is another option to sample some of the great food on offer in Charlotte. Each June the event is held on Tryon Street and you can sample various food from over 30 participating restaurants. The festival also offers other entertainment such as musical acts, street performers, and tours.

If you would rather try your own hand at cooking, why not book yourself a cooking class? Harper’s Restaurant Group’s Get Cooking Classes are held every Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., where you can learn the secrets of cheese making, create delicious tapas, or indulge in wine tasting.

Getting active in Charlotte

For all those sport-lovers out there, you’ll be pleased to hear that there are a number of great ways of getting up close to some competitive action while in Charlotte. American Football fans can head to the Bank of America Stadium, which is home to the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL). For those who have never enjoyed a game of Gridiron, you’ll be in for a treat as you get to experience men of incredible size and athleticism crashing into one another with an impact tantamount to two freight trains crashing head on!

For those wishing to get a little closer to the action, perhaps tickets for the Charlotte Hornets basketball team might be the way to go. And in some stop-press news for basketball fans, last month Charlotte was named host of the 2017 NBA All-Star Game and so, depending on when you visit, you might even be able to sneak some tickets for this huge game, which might empty your bank in one fell swoop!

So as you can see, Charlotte is the perfect place for splashing some cash on sports and food, so why not book yourself a hotel in Charlotte and enjoy spending your money on something memorable?


Disclaimer: I am a freelancer for Hipmunk and I am currently working on their #hipmunkcitylove project.

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Tammy & Chris are a couple hailing from Germany and England, meaning between them they are efficient and polite, but unable to talk about football. Find out why they stopped pushing pens around the British civil service to travel the world on their blog.

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