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Charlotte Retreat Itinerary

Courtesy Billy Graham Library

Day 1: Art in Bloom
• Get acquainted with the Queen City on a guided tour of Charlotte with Charlotte Crown Guides or on a leisurely ride through the Forth Ward with Charlotte Center City Carriage Tours.

• Take advantage of the temperate North Carolina climate at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, a 110-acre park with formal gardens, fountains and an 8,000-square-foot glass house Orchid Conservatory.

• Take in the history of evangelist Billy Graham at the innovative Billy Graham library.

• In the heart of Charlotte’s uptown, the new Levine Center for the Arts features the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Mint Museum Uptown, the Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture and the Knight Theater, all within a city block.

Day 2: A Taste of History

• Explore the North Carolina countryside with Yadkin Valley Wine Tours as they transport you to a few of the more than 90 wineries that cover the state on the Swan Creek Wine Trail.

• Visit the Levine Museum of the New South for a look at Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont from the Civil War to today. Then, get up close and personal with history at the Charlotte Museum of History and Hezekiah Alexander Homesite, the oldest surviving house in Mecklenburg County, built in 1774.

• Unwind with the sounds of the Charlotte Symphony for a harmonious end to the evening at the Belk Theater of the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center.