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North Carolina City On List For Best Girls’ Weekend Getaways Might Surprise You

There's almost nothing I love more than some girl time with my besties. And, this North Carolina city on the list for best girls' weekend getaways might surprise you as much as it did me. So, usually, I expect when I browse these lists to find Asheville, Blowing Rock and the usual North Carolina suspects. However, it's not the case with this list from Travel+Leisure. Best Girls' Weekend Getaways North Carolina Nestled among all the spots on the 25 suggestions for best girls' weekend getaways was none other than the Queen City of Charlotte. I have nothing against Charlotte. In fact, I rather enjoy living and working here as I have for nearly 20 years. And, maybe I take it for granted for that reason. I just didn't expect it to appear surrounded by spots such as Miami, New York City and the Cayman Islands. But apparently, Charlotte hit the mark for a weekend escape with photogenic views and quality spots for girl time. The article points out Charlotte has a great mix of food and outdoor adventure. After all, we do have the U.S. National Whitewater Center. If it's good enough for Olympians, it's good enough for us, right?! I went when it first opened and enjoyed the rapids, zip lining and stand-up paddleboarding. Plus, the venue hosts yoga and plenty of seasonal events throughout the year. My Favorite Places In This Best Girls' Weekend Getaway Spot And, we certainly know Charlotte is home to an ever-growing list of breweries and spots to grab that perfectly chilled glass of wine. Some of our favorite spots around Charlotte are Olde Mecklenburg Brewery, Monday Night Brewing, Dram & Draught and anything at Optimist Hall. But those are just the tip of the iceberg. And, Charlotte is buzzing with a delicious culinary scene. We love the newly opened Runaway Whiskey & Wine that combines upscale bites with an unforgettable cocktail experience. The Wagyu burger is amazing. And, it's perfect to split with a friend to accompany your 'Bartender's Choice' cocktail for a surprise mixology experience. A 'Bartender's Choice' creation at Runaway Whiskey & Wine In Charlotte. The Queen City was named to a list of best girls' weekend getaways North Carolina, and the world. Plus, on a personal note, if you're using a designated driver, parking is so easy at this spot away from the hustle and bustle of downtown. Parking is a pet peeve of mine! Of course, there's plenty of great hotels to stay overnight in Charlotte within walking distance to many of the fun hot spots downtown, too. So, whether you live hours away or nearby, give this option for best girls' weekend getaways North Carolina a try. And, see the full list for more suggestions.

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