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Ways to Explore South End

A place where everyone is welcome.

Residents and visitors alike can find their place in South End. Whether you are an art enthusiast or a craft beer lover, explore our South End itineraries to help enhance your experience in this beautiful space.

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Experience Art in South End

South End is the only neighborhood that doubles as a canvas, with a vast array of art in all forms: fine art galleries offering everything from the realist to the experimental, colorful public murals, larger-than-life installations on the Rail Trail and dozens of studio spaces where artists and artisans dream and create. You can explore local art through:

  • South End Interactive is an interactive art tour where viewers can scan a QR code with their cell-phone camera and watch a video of the artist, generate site-specific face filters, and explore a 3-D model of the piece. Currently, you can interact with 10 South End murals and learn the stories hidden behind the artwork, told by the artists themselves.
  • Art Walks CLT curates self-guided art tours in different neighborhoods around Charlotte. Learn more about neighborhood art by taking an Art Walk in Upper South End, Lower South End, Gold District, and Tremont area
  • First Friday Gallery Crawl celebrates local art every first Friday of the month, as galleries stay open late with special receptions, live painting, music, and more. 

South End's Culinary Scene

Explore the diverse bites and brews of South End, whether your pleasure is a casual burger, a fine dining occasion, a triple scoop of ice cream, or a cold craft beer.

A Place for Families

There are plenty of things to do in the neighborhood that won't break the bank, from art tours to ping pong. Check out some of our favorite family-friendly and mostly free activities in South End.

Shop 'Till You Drop

South End is full of some of Charlotte’s best shopping, from local boutiques to home design showrooms to national retailers, the neighborhood has it all. 

Date Night

Love is in the air. 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.

Recreation and Fitness

You look fit, South End! 

Dog Days of South End

It's a dog's life here, and it's pretty grand. 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.

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Learn how to get to South End by light rail, car, scooter, or even unicycle.