If you’re the kind of person who loves to go through an exciting experience, then you should definitely make Paramount’s Carowinds part of your travel calendar! Popularly called the “Thrill Capital of the Southeast,” this one-of-a-kind amusement park.
There’s certainly no dearth of what you can do at Carowinds: from watching splendidly entertaining stage shows to interesting exhibits, and some of the best rides in the entire southeast. There are some great attractions here, from the dinosaur exhibit which allows visitors to walk through a Mesozoic set fitted with detailed animatronics, to a one-of-a-kind water park called the Boomerang Bay. The best thing about the park, however, is the fact that you can take your pets along too, for the place has a pet kennel facility to house your four-legged friends.
Address: 14523 Carowinds Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28273, USA
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If you value something simple yet impactful, then you should definitely give Rooster's Wood Fired Kitchen a try. Located in uptown Charlotte, practically everything about the place says that it’s simple and refined - a combination that is rare to find. The ambience is definitely a visual treat, with its candlelight-illuminated bars, and worn-wood booths and tables. Famous for its wood-fired grill, Rooster's menu changes with every season, and feature classic, no-nonsense, farm-to-table delicacies. Though chicken is the main highlight of this place, they do offer other mains such as steak, pork chop and duck. They also offer a wide range of sides, from fire roasted beets and succotash to buttery-steamed spinach. They even have a great cheese board that can never disappoint.
Yes, that's right. The erstwhile Passion8 is now Luca's Modern Italian Kitchen. Everything else, though, is still the same. Or rather, even better. Not only is Luca's one of the best Italian restaurants in Charlotte and its environs, it is also the best Italian restaurant serving food made from locally-sourced ingredients.