Love is in the air. From your partner to your pooch, here's how to celebrate with the loved ones in your life on an adventure in South End.
Whether you’re looking for a romantic adventure with your partner, a night out with the ladies, a play date with your four-legged friend, or a solo soirée, South End’s got you covered. From luxurious to laid back, elegant to easy-going, chic to casual, dynamic experiences abound in our vibrant, walkable neighborhood. Around every corner, you’ll find another reason to fall in love in (and with) South End.
Wine and dine your better half on the ultimate date night (and day) in South End.
Start the day with some sweets for your sweetheart with doughnuts and coffee from Pepperbox Doughnuts. Order online for pickup or delivery and enjoy breakfast in bed. Once the caffeine has kicked in, spend the morning finding the perfect outfit and accessories for the evening.
As the old saying goes “every dog has its day,” but in South End, every day is the dog’s day. Leash up your pup and discover why South End is known for catering to canines.
Your pooch-approved plans for the day begin with a walk (or run) on the Rail Trail, a 3.5-mile community trail that runs alongside the LYNX Blue Line light rail tracks. The vibrant linear park features public art and murals and access to popular restaurants, cafes and bars. Be sure to make a stop at Canine Café or Pet Wants Charlotte: The Urban Feed Store for a handmade doggy treat. On Saturdays, take a walk through the South End Market at Atherton Mill on the Rail Trail at Tremont Avenue. Rotating vendors often feature pet-focused products. After your morning walk, stop by The Common Market South End for coffee and breakfast on the pup-friendly patio.
Next, head to Club Fetch or K9 Playland for your pup’s pampering session, where they’ll enjoy a bath, massage, “pawdicure” and more. Then take your dapper doggy out for lunch at 1501 South Mint, which features a fenced-in dog park in the back.
Wrap up your playdate with your pup with an early dinner (you’ll both be dog-tired at this point) at Seoul Food Meat Co. Be sure to check out the dog run/park on the back patio.
We all hear how important self-care is to stay healthy, both physically and emotionally. But every once in a while, we need to take it one step further and really spoil ourselves (hello, gooey chocolate chip cookies from Insomnia Cookies).
No matter what vibe you’re going for on your next outing in South End, you’ll discover vibrant local restaurants, boutiques, and experiences that will have you falling in love with the neighborhood over and over again. Explore more things to do in South End and share your adventures on social media by tagging us at @SouthEndCLT and using the hashtag #SouthEndCLT.