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Old 07-17-2009, 04:56 PM
 
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My husband and I need to save money but we'd like to begin experiencing what it's like to live in Charlotte and in the south in general. Since I've moved here a few weeks ago, the only thing we've really done is look at apartments (which we still haven't found much in our new price range).

Can you please recommend a few things that we should check out, whether it's in Charlotte or elsewhere? We're even up for day trips. We're getting tired of hanging out at home or by the pool.

Thanks!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:13 PM
 
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On August 14th and 15th there is an Irish Summer Festival downtown see link below
Charlotte Irish Summer Festival By the way the little fella dancing is mine.

On Thursday nights at the whitewater center there is a live band and you can just sit and listen and watch some of the kayakers go down the rapids. There is a $5 charge to park but it's worth it and if you have a dog you can bring it too. Link below
US National Whitewater Center

Music on Friday and Saturday nights at the Promenade on Providence Road. Bring a beer, a picnic and sit and listen to some great music. There are always people dancing too. Great place to meet new people.

That's all I can think of off the bat. Have fun
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:14 PM
 
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Check out the botanical gardens at UNCC. It's free and very beautiful! I would also recommend Lazy 5 ranch in Mooresville. It's cheap for the experience you get!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:27 PM
 
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My husband and I need to save money but we'd like to begin experiencing what it's like to live in Charlotte and in the south in general. Since I've moved here a few weeks ago, the only thing we've really done is look at apartments (which we still haven't found much in our new price range).

Can you please recommend a few things that we should check out, whether it's in Charlotte or elsewhere? We're even up for day trips. We're getting tired of hanging out at home or by the pool.

Thanks!
Head over to Stonecrest shopping center this evening or tomorrow evening for some nice live music by the fountain

Stonecrest Summer Concert Series
Every Friday and Saturday until September 26th, from 7PM to 10PM, enjoy live music at the Fountain Plaza at Stonecrest at Piper Glen.
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:31 PM
 
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Great ideas! Keep 'en coming please! Thanks so much!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:38 PM
 
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Lots of things to do. TRy McDowell park om Lake wylie (only a few bucks) Freedom Park is free
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Old 07-17-2009, 06:12 PM
 
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My husband and I need to save money but we'd like to begin experiencing what it's like to live in Charlotte and in the south in general.
Get thee to the Levine Museum of the New South. It's $6 admission for adults, but every time I've gone on a Sunday it's been free -- they just put a sign out front saying "free admission today". And I think parking next door at the Reid's parking garage is free on Sundays too. Oooh! Reid's! Go there, too! Get some banana pudding! And bring me some!!
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