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60 Things To Do In SouthPark This Summer

Plan your summer adventures in SouthPark.

There's something special about those long summer days and breezy nights in SouthPark. Whether you live in the neighborhood or are visiting, start working your way through these 60 summer-centric experiences that make SouthPark special.

Village Tavern


1. Enjoy fresh-air fare on one of SouthPark’s most popular patios, including Dilworth Tasting RoomVillage Tavern, Bulla Gastrobar, and Southern Pecan. See the full guide here.

2. Delight in the delicious weekend brunch experience at Cafe Monte, Legion Brewing SouthPark, or Mizu.

3. Fill up on light and fresh, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern summer eats at Yafo Kitchen and Greco Fresh Grille.

4. Let your taste buds take you on a Parisian escape with a sweet treat from one of SouthPark’s French bakeries like Renaissance Patisserie, Chez Marie, TOUS les JOURS, and Copain.

5. Shop local at specialty markets like Rhino Market & Deli, Reid’s Fine Foods, and Gourmand Market.

6. Take your dining experience to the next level on one of SouthPark’s best rooftops including RH Rooftop Restaurant, Mizu, and Cordial.

7. Grab a flight and a bite at SouthPark’s breweries Legion Brewing and The Suffolk Punch.

8. Find your favorite roll while exploring SouthPark’s sushi scene at BAKU, Mizu, BrickTop’s, Yama Asian Fusion, Moon Thai Japanese, and The Cowfish.

9. Get schooled on the art of making cocktails at BAR ONE Lounge, where the drink menu features the ingredients, process, and history for each drink.

10. Order tacos served on made-from-scratch corn tortillas at Mal Pan, the only restaurant in Charlotte making corn tortillas in-house with heirloom corn sourced from Mexican farmers using the nixtamalization process. When you go, ask the staff more about the tortilla making process!

11. Let the expert staff at Peppervine guide you through their extensive wine list and help you build the perfect cheese and charcuterie board to pair with it.

12. Sip on a tequila flight or margarita at Paco’s Tacos & Tequila.

13. Create your own progressive dinner at Piedmont Town Center. For a casual experience, start with a drink and appetizer at Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse or The Lofts at Duckworth's, then Mal Pan for tacos, and finish with a pastry from TOUS les JOURS. For a more extravagant escapade, get starters at the bar at Del Frisco’s, an entree from Bentley’s, and enjoy a drink and dessert on the patio at Leo’s Italian Social

14. Celebrate a special occasion or plan a memorable date night at Steak 48 or Oak Steakhouse.

15. Cool down with the fruity and refreshing DTR Frosé on the patio at Dilworth Tasting Room SouthPark, or enjoy half priced bottles of rosé every Thursday.

Jesse Brown's Outdoors


16. From hipster to outdoorsy to ultrachic, shop men's fashion at Psycho Bunny, Jesse Brown’s Outdoors, Paul Simon, Hive & Colony, or Taylor Richards and Conger

17. Boutique hop and shop at Morrison, where you can find Boem, Girl Tribe Co., E Martini, Disco Honey, Circa Interiors and AntiquesCapitol Clothing, and Poole Shop

18. Find the perfect decor to refresh a room or your outdoor space. If you’re on a budget, HomeGoods is a go-to. Ready to splurge? RH Charlotte is calling your name.

19. Get in vacation mode and find a new flattering and fashionable swimsuit at Everything But Water or Las Olas.

20. Stock up on your favorite girl-powered graphic tees, trendy outfits, and accessories at Disco Honey and Girl Tribe Co.

21. Peruse the chic boutiques of Phillips Place like Veronica Beard, Ralph LaurenBellezza, J.McLaughlin, Eileen Fisher, Marmi, NIC+ZOE, Peter Millar, and more. While there, be sure to grab a coffee from the Ralph's Coffee Truck!

22. Go window shopping at SouthPark Mall’s high-end stores like Gucci, Saint Laurent, Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton, Burberry, and Tiffany & Co.

23. Explore the open-air retail offerings at the Specialty Shops SouthPark like Amina Rubinacci, Ivy & Leo, Bedside Manor, Scout & Molly’s, Talbots, Williams-Sonoma, and more.

24. Set up a personal shopping experience through the SouthPark Mall Personal Shopper Program or book a private shopping appointment with a stylist at Neiman Marcus or Nordstrom

Golden Cow Creamery

Family Friendly

25. Savor a scoop of scratch-made ice cream from locally and family-owned Golden Cow Creamery. Dunkamoos is a popular flavor for the kids and kids at heart.

26. Order the kids a custom bento box at The Cowfish and then snap their picture on the yellow fish out front to commemorate the fun experience!

27. Grab gourmet snacks and provisions from Reid’s Fine Foods and have a family picnic at Symphony Park.

28. Let your imaginations soar at one of the storytimes offered weekly at SouthPark Regional Library, or check out their Makerspace to learn how to print your own 3D models. 

29. Plan a special mommy and me day with tea time or another extra-special experience offered at the American Girl store.

30. Sign your kids up for Sur La Table’s Kids & Teens Summer Series, which features a variety of multi-day cooking classes with different themes, or check out School of Rock's summer programs.

31. Sing along with the Jolly Lollies at the West Plaza Kid's Music Series.

32. Take a break from shopping with the family at SouthPark Mall and check out the newly renovated children’s play area on the West Plaza next to The Suffolk Punch.


33. Take a walk or bike ride from SouthPark to Park Road Park via the Backlot Trail.

34. Work off the pint you're about to enjoy at Legion Brewing at the SouthPark Run Club on Wednesdays.

35. Find a member of the Fairmeadows Swim & Racquet Club and challenge them to a game of pickleball (provided you cover the $5 guest fee).

36. Challenge your mind-body fitness ability with a full-body, light-weight workout at BK Pilates or The Bar Method.

37. Experience the boxing-based fitness classes at RockBox Fitness. The classes definitely pack a punch.

38. Get your sweat on under infrared heaters at Studio Fire or HOTWORX.

39. Build muscle and community at Hustle House during a 50-minute HIIT-based workout. Try the exclusive 3D Body Scanner to determine your custom fitness goals.

40. Try a new workout experience at AKT, a boutique fitness studio offering full-body workouts that combine dance, HIIT, toning, and strength.

41. Cool down from your workouts with a leisurely walk and stunning views around Symphony Park, or take a walk around Anne Moffat Park to see the sidewalk mural by Laurie Smithwick.

Toska European Spa


42. Get the resort experience without having to leave Charlotte at Woodhouse Spa, where you can enjoy spa treatments and couples massages. 

43. Plan a luxurious spa day at full-service spas in SouthPark like Palestra Boutique Spa or Toska Spa.

44. If you’re limited on time but still need a quality pamper session, get a 30-minute facial at Clean Your Dirty Face

45. Get the perfect cut and color, or book a braiding or hair tinsel session, at SouthPark’s most sought-after salons like Modern Salon and Spa, In Sync Salon, Limelight Salon, Salon Vivace, and Denise Antonacci Salon

46. Get date night ready or just treat yourself to a beautiful blowout at The Drybar.

47. For the men with facial hair, don’t miss out on a warm and relaxing clean shave at Knights of the Razor by No Grease or SouthPark Barbers.

48. Beat the summer heat while experiencing the benefits of cryotherapy at iCRYO.

49. Enhance your best features at one of SouthPark’s locally owned and operated medical spas offering non-invasive, anti-aging treatments like Infinity Medspa & Wellness, Ageless Remedies SouthPark, and Satin Med Spa.

50. Set up that cosmetic surgery consultation you’ve been thinking about with medical professionals at H/K/B or Graper Harper Cosmetic Surgery.

51. Get vacation ready with a tan at Gorgeous Glo, a manicure and pedicure at Vintage Nail Bar, waxing at European Wax Center, and lash extensions at The Lash Lounge.

52. Set up a free pharmacist consultation with Blue Flowers, Charlotte’s first pharmacist-owned cannabis boutique, and find the specific products that fit your needs.

53. Discover the benefits of a holistic, integrated and personalized approach to your health and wellness at THRIVE.

Summer Pops Series

Community Events & Experiences

54. Don’t miss the Summer Pop Series with Charlotte Symphony at Symphony Park, a summer ritual in SouthPark. The final performance is a Fourth of July celebration with a fireworks finale.

55. Sign up for a themed cooking class at Sur La Table

56. Learn how to fly fish and partake in more outdoor adventures with Jesse Brown's Outdoors.

57. Experience the current art exhibition on display at Anne Neilson Fine Art.

58. Find live music at BAR ONE Lounge (Mondays and Thursdays), Reid's(Wednesday-Saturday), AC Marriott (Thursday), Leo's Italian Social(Thursday), and Rhino Market (Friday). 

59. Go on the hunt for the city’s best food trucks at SouthPark Eats Food Truck Meetup every Wednesday during lunch at Fairview Plaza. 

60. Discover the flavors of Paris at one of the weekly tasting experiences and tea times at Chez Marie.


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