Hotdogs and beers. Peanuts and Cracker Jacks. The seventh-inning stretch and belting out “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” All the classics that you’d expect at a baseball game, but there’s more! When you come out to see the Charlotte Knights play at the BB&T Ballpark, you’re treated to the full Queen City experience. I mean, let’s just start with this view…
Our furry littles also love exploring out and about the Queen City, and luckily for Charlotteans, there are many places that embrace having our four-legged kids around! I mean, let’s face it. Life is better with dogs around!
So for the inside scoop on some of the city’s dog-friendly offerings, we turned to a local native who knows the ins-and-outs of the city–Quincy, the dog! Instagram’s @Crooked.Ear.Quincy is @Kaylbee87‘s not-so-little furball who is a lab mix, busy doing doggy business, which includes going on long walks on urban greenways, hiking trails, and posing for adorable pics for his dog-mama. In this interview, Quincy shares with us his most favorite outdoor activities and pro tips, so you and yours can also enjoy the great CLT outdoors!
Venture just about an hour and a half north of the Queen City into a town called East Bend and you’ll find llamas and miniature horses at Divine Llama Vineyards–did somebody just say spend an afternoon hanging out with llamas and drinking vinos? Sure, wine not?!?
Part of the Yadkin Valley Appellation, DLV has sprawling vineyards and pastures were you can enjoy tasting wine and then roam around the property to see llamas, miniature horses, and a variety of chicken in their coop.
Longer days are here and while it’s not officially summer yet, I know the hotter weather has got you thinking about that next beach trip! Luckily for us Charlotteans, we do have a few beach choices within at least a three and a half hour drive (or you can book a non-stop three to four-hour flight to the Caribbean…but that’s another post!) Everyone’s heard of Myrtle Beach, also known as “The Grand Strand” or by its less favorable nicknames of “Dirty Myrtle” and “Redneck Riviera.” Spring breakers, bikers, golfers, and families have been visiting the 60 miles of beaches for lounging, shows, shopping, and dining. But if you’d like to avoid the touristy spots and the crowds this summer and go for some classic, family-friendly beach time, venture just twenty to thirty minutes south towards Surfside Beach, also known as “The Family Beach.”
For the sake of making sure y’all were ready for national
day, Manny and I ventured into three different CLT neighborhoods for some of our favorite local
shops. This was purely for research purposes, so
judge us–even if you did, it was so good we
even care. So
worry, be happy–and grab yourself a single, 1/2 dozen, or dozen
s! Share or
! You do you, booboo!