• Top romantic things to do in Charlotte

    By: Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    If you're planning a date night or a special occasion in Charlotte, you don't have to leave town to find something romantic to do. From intimate restaurants to luxurious resorts and spas, here are the most romantic things to do in Charlotte.

    Restaurants:

    300 East
    300 East Blvd.
    704-332-6507

    The cozy and intimate atmosphere of 300 East combined with its delicious menu that's full of hearty favorites, such as Chesapeake-style lump crab cakes and grilled gorgonzola-stuffed filet mignon, make it ideal for a special night out.

    Bentley's On 27
    201 S College St.
    704-343-9201

    For dinner with a view consider Bentley's On 27. Located on the 27th floors of the Charlotte Plaza in Uptown, the fine-dining restaurant offers panoramic views of the city from almost every table. Along with the scenery, the restaurant's impressively extensive wine list is also a big draw.

    Dot Dot Dot
    4237 Park Road Unit B
    704-817-3710

    Take a step back in time to a more romantic era at the Queen City's popular speakeasy Dot Dot Dot. The hotspot's 1920s music, dim lighting and Prohibition-style cocktails, gives couples a fun, new twist on date night. You will need to become a member of the exclusive spot before visiting. Membership is $10 and can be purchased on the speakeasy's website.

    Fig Tree
    1601 E 7th St.
    704-332-3322

    Located in a historic bungalow, the Fig Tree is a popular Charlotte staple when it comes to having a romantic dinner — and with the restaurant's elegant decor and upscale menu that includes lobster thermidor and grilled lamb tenderloin, it's no wonder.

    Lumiere French Kitchen
    1039 Providence Road
    704-372-3335

    Couples can enjoy a romantic evening out that's full of traditional French dishes, such as escargot, foie gras and chicken liver pate, at Lumiere French Kitchen. Most guests opt for a dish from each of the restaurant's four courses.

    McNinch House
    511 N Church St.
    704-332-6159

    Dine in a Victorian-era mansion built in 1892 at the McNinch House in Charlotte's Fourth Ward district. The historic home and its 10 magnificent fireplaces provide a romantic backdrop to a menu that's full of Southern favorites.

    Hotels:

    The Ballantyne Hotel
    10000 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
    704-248-4000

    For the ultimate luxury, book a staycation at the Ballantyne Hotel, where guests can expect top-notch service, upscale amenities and other indulgences. To make your visit extra special, arrange a treatment or two at the hotel's famous spa.

    Duke Mansion
    400 Hermitage Road
    704-714-4400

    Couples can relax and unwind with a stay at Duke Mansion, where guests can sleep easy in one of the mansion's 20 elaborate guests rooms and take a breath of fresh air on the property's immaculate gardens.

    The Ivey's Hotel
    127 N Tryon St.
    704-228-1111

    Treat yourself and your loved one with a romantic stay at The Ivey's Hotel. The boutique hotel is known for its glamorous Parisian decor, luxury amenities and impressive suites. Rooms also include a European-style soaking tub for guests to indulge in a little self-pampering.

    Kimpton Tryon Park Hotel
    303 S Church St.
    704-445-2626

    One of Charlotte's newest additions, the Kimpton Hotel rounds out the most romantic things to do in Charlotte with sweeping city views, luxury linens, on-site restaurant and in-room spa services — making it ideal for a romantic getaway in Uptown.


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