An upscale store in an upscale neighborhood - Myers Park. Goes without saying, it's quite expensive. Beautiful to go browse, and they have an incredible selection.
This is an Asian grocery store that specializes in fish. It's like your typical Asian grocery you'd see in any other country, but it's really the only one like it in this area. Give it a try. Also have staples and fruit and veggies.
The Princeton Review is a well known, respected name, so you know you are getting quality. Great high school test prep - I am a terrible test taker, so training with them helped me a lot. Offer online services too.
This is not your big PetSmart chain. It kind of looks like a little hole in the wall, but it's family owned - this nice sweet lady takes good care of the dogs. Very personal attention - Itrust them way more than a big chain store.
This is the biggest university in Charlotte. It's not your "Chapel Hill", but a good school with good programs. It's a great place to, for example, go back to get your master's degree. Clay Aiken (American Idol) went here.
I'd say their facilities are average. The satellite, extended parking is only $3/day and they start running shuttles to the airport at 4am which is nice, but it's kind of scary out there in the dark. I'd be a little worried about security - park at your own risk.
The airport DOES however have a new cell phone parking lot.
One of the most expensive hotels in Charlotte, this hotel is located right downtown, right across from Discovery Place museum. Think elegant, classy, antique-type atmosphere.
This is not your typical hotel. It's the type of overnight place to go to celebrate a wedding or anniversary. They do special events as well. It's a huge old white house located in the exclusive Myers Park neighborhood (think grand and stately), and I don't think it ever has more than a few guests at a time. Quite expensive, but a once in a lifetime kind of experience.
Fun shop to browse around, because all the have is globes, maps, atlases, etc. They can special order maps of certain cities or areas - anything you want. It's a local, family-owned business that's a very visible corner symbol on Morehead and King St and has been there for years. It's a little pricey, but not unlike any other specialty store.
This venue is great - it's huge and the Panthers are a very beloved team here in Charlotte. Their games are the thing to do on Sundays - it's like the city shuts down. The stadium is right smack in the middle of downtown. But beware - parking is a problem, and you usually have to walk.