RITZY, POLISHED, INVITING
Don’t let the name fool you — SouthPark is so much more than just its eponymous shopping mall. This upscale Charlotte neighborhood plays host to high-end eateries and watering holes, ample boutiques boasting the latest trends, massive homes with perfectly manicured lawns and luxury apartments with amenities galore.
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Treat yourself to an award-winning breakfast menu at Café Monte French Bakery and Bistro, where you’ll find delicious specialties like smoked ham and egg crêpes, hot beignets and steak and eggs served with a croissant.
Walk off your morning meal at the prestigious SouthPark Mall. Peruse the high-end retailers – from Burberry to Louis Vuitton to Tiffany & Co. Stop by Scout & Molly’s, BOEM or ivy & leo if you’d rather do your shopping at a boutique. And if you prefer a glass of wine to cocktails or beer, you can visit Foxcroft Wine Co. or Corkbuzz.
Once you’re done, stroll through the gorgeous green space at Symphony Park, just behind the mall for a few quiet moments before your busy day in this chic Charlotte neighborhood continues.
Things to do
Swing by the Specialty Shops SouthPark to grab a quick cappuccino from Renaissance Pâtisserie. Then spoil yourself with a blowout at Drybar or a luxurious straight razor shave and shoe shine at SouthPark Barber Shop.
With your freshly polished look, head to Legion Brewing SouthPark – the neighborhood’s first brewery – for a late lunch. Start off with the giant handmade beer pretzel, before diving all in to the Juicy Jay’s Grilled Chicken sandwich.
Start your evening off with traditional Spanish-style tapas, wine and paella at Bulla Gastrobar — and don’t forget to order the churros con chocolate before you leave.
Then take a turn toward the American Southwest with a trip to Pink Cactus, a bar and kitchen offering more than 35 tequilas, 25 beers, 20 craft cocktails and eight different types of sangria. Sip any of the above inside the eclectic interior or outside on the massive patio.