Romare Bearden Park, 300 S Church St. Across from the Charlotte Knights baseball stadium. Summer concerts are frequent. Great place to picnic. Walkable. 1.2 miles, 25 minutes. North on Summit, Right on 4th toward Uptown. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/romare-bearden-park-charlotte
Yoga for Life, 1410 W Morehead. Two blocks south on Summit. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/yoga-for-life-charlotte-2
Irwin Creek & Stewart Creek Greenways. 1/2 block south on Summit Ave. Go either right or left. http://tinyurl.com/zftn4gq and http://charmeck.org/mecklenburg/county/ParkandRec/Greenways/OpenGreenways/Pages/default.aspx
Pharmacies. There are many in Uptown and South End. Here are a couple:
Rite Aid, 1728 South Blvd. http://www.yelp.com/biz/rite-aid-charlotte-14
CVS, 231 N Graham St. Also has a Minute Clinic. http://www.yelp.com/biz/cvs-charlotte
Harris Teeter, 325 W 6th St. Short walk toward Uptown. http://www.yelp.com/biz/harris-teeter-charlotte?osq=harris+teeter
Publix, 2222 South Blvd, in Southend. We do walk there; most folks would drive. It's a couple of miles. http://www.yelp.com/biz/publix-charlotte-10
Walmart, 3240 Wilkinson Blvd. What can we say? It's a Walmart. When ya gotta go. http://tinyurl.com/h3peolr
Wine and Beer
Dilworth Wine Shop, 911 E. Morehead. Yes, there are many wine shops around Charlotte. There's a big Total Wine about 5 miles away. But this is our favorite. Free tastings each Friday, 5-7 pm. Classes too. A long walk but short drive http://www.thewineshops.net It's likely there are few Yelp reviews bc it's a new location. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/the-wine-shop-charlotte-2
Rhino Market and Deli, 1500 W. Morehead, Has wine & beer and a patio area to enjoy them in. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/rhino-market-and-deli-charlotte
Harris Teeter Supermarket, 325 W 6th St. Has a decent wine and beer selection. See above.
Restaurants To Walk To Easily (5 minutes). These are all on West Morehead, a couple of blocks south on Summit Avenue. Open Ktchen is to the left. The rest are to the right.
Burger Company, 1500 W Morehead Street. http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-burger-company-charlotte
Rhino Market and Deli, 1500 W Morehead (behind the Burger Company). Sandwiches are especially good. Outdoor patio. DJ some nights. http://www.yelp.com/biz/rhino-market-and-deli-charlotte
Open Kitchen, 1318 West Morehead, a traditional Charlotte family place. Doesn’t get great reviews now but try it for old times sake. Everyone in CLT went there when they were kids. http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-world-famous-open-kitchen-charlotte
Picante Mexican Grill, 1500 West Morehead. http://www.yelp.com/biz/picante-mexican-grill-charlotte
Pinky's Westside Grill, 1600 W Morehead, wonderful burgers. http://www.yelp.com/biz/pinkys-westside-grill-charlotte?osq=pink
Oh.. there's a Dunkin Donuts shop across the street from Pinky's
Slightly Longer Walk but Worth it:
Blue Blaze Brewing Company, 528 South Turner Avenue. About 1/2 mile walk to the west end of the greenway. Check their website for hours. No food yet but it is coming soon.
Draught, 601 S Cedar St. About 3/4 mile. Head toward uptown on the Greenway trail, bear to the right after you go under the interstate. Follow the trail to Draught. It's just east of the Panthers stadium. http://www.yelp.com/biz/draught-charlotte
Alexander Michael's, 401 W 9th St. A little farther but worth the pleasant walk. Al Mikes is a friendly, comfortable neighborhood tavern in Fourth Ward. About 1.4 miles or 25 minutes. http://www.yelp.com/biz/alexander-michaels-charlotte
Favorite Places in Uptown. Still walkable. About 1.25 miles.
Amelie's French Bakery, 310 S College St. About 1.4 miles in Uptown, about 30 minutes. Use the Greenway, go past the stadium a couple of blocks to College. Croissants to die for. Croque monsieur for lunch http://www.yelp.com/biz/alexander-michaels-charlotte
7th Street Public Market, 224 E 7th Street. 1.6 miles, 30 minutes. Easy to get to. Head north on Summit, right on 4th and head to Uptown. Multiple vendors under one roof: beer and wine, cheese monger, Pure Pizza, wonderful coffee place, breakfast place, crepes, sushi and more. http://www.yelp.com/biz/7th-street-public-market-charlotte
Mellow Mushroom pizza, 255 W Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Across from Romare Bearden park. Get take out and picnic in the park! Adult beverages are not permitted but, with discretion, are doable. http://www.yelp.com/biz/mellow-mushroom-charlotte-9?osq=Mellow+Mushroom
Hasani Grill and Sushi, 440 S Church Sth. Also near Romare Bearden Park. http://www.yelp.com/biz/hasaki-grill-charlotte
Reids Fine Foods. Recently opened location at 121 West Trade St. Less than a mile away, this is a convenient breakfast and lunch place. Open M-F.
Mimosa Grill, 327 S Tryon St. One of our favorite restaurants. Dressy casual. http://www.yelp.ie/biz/mimosa-grill-charlotte
And many more fine restaurants. Check Open Table and Yelp.
Museums. All are walkable. 1.25 to 1.5 miles.
Discovery Place. A hands on, interactive science museum. Great for kids. Also has an iMax theatre. http://www.discoveryplace.org
Mint Museum. A leading, innovative museum of international art and design. http://www.mintmuseum.org/about/
Levine Museum of the New South: an interactive museum housing the nation's most comprehensive interpretation of post-Civil War Southern history. http://www.museumofthenewsouth.org
Bechtler Museum. A fine collection of more than 1400 works by mid-20th century modern artists. http://bechtler.org
Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. Celebrates the contributions of Africans and African- Americans to American culture and serves as a community epicenter for music, dance, theater, visual art, film, arts education programs, literature and community outreach. http://ganttcenter.org