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Old 11-25-2014, 01:57 PM
 
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Hi All,

I'm coming in from Raleigh in a few weeks for a Hornets game at TWC Arena on a Saturday night.

I found a good deal for the Charlotte Center City Hotel (near Marshall Park in 2nd Ward), I realize the hotel has some flaws but I really just need a clean/safe room to sleep in.

Post game I would like to stop and have a couple beers somewhere, and since it seems like all bars/places to eat are near the arena, that would be the place to do it.

I'm just concerned about the safety of walking back to the hotel afterwards. I can see it isn't far but I've read elsewhere Marshall Park is to be avoided at night and the area is a bit deserted. Is this walk safe enough or should I look in to another (albeit more expensive) hotel?

Thanks for any help
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Old 11-25-2014, 02:40 PM
 
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It seems fine. I've been around that area and it is usually quiet. I would stick to the lighted sidewalks.

In any case, if you feel uncomfortable, an Uber trip would not be too expensive.

Post game, the Epicenter gets pretty lively. I like Mortimers and Tin Kitchen for food.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:15 AM
 
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If you walk East Trade you go past the Federal Reserve, City Hall, County office building and Police Department and Jail. So many, many surveillance cameras. Likely few pedestrians.
Or walk along Caldwell past the Hyatt hotel to the NASCAR Hall of Fame and then turn left to walk past First Baptist Church and a hotel. Both these routes miss Marshall Park.
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Old 11-26-2014, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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You shouldn't have any trouble. You might see the occasional drunk or panhandler, but there is not much else to be concerned about.
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Old 11-26-2014, 09:48 AM
 
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You shouldn't have any trouble. You might see the occasional drunk or panhandler, but there is not much else to be concerned about.
This, I'm the occasional drunk walking back to South End when it's nice out. Nothing to be overly concerned about. Keep your wits about you as you would anywhere else.
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Old 11-26-2014, 08:31 PM
 
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Thank you everybody for all of the help!
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Old 11-30-2014, 09:21 PM
 
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I have never felt the least bit unsafe in Uptown Charlotte. You shouldn't have any worries.
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Old 02-10-2015, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Northville, MI
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Default Safe on my last trip

I walked around most of the uptown area down towards the TWC and back to the City Center Marriott. It was pleasant, light foot traffic, people walking dogs---totally ok.
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