Charlotte’s beautiful downtown, known as Uptown, celebrates arts and culture with numerous museums, galleries, and sculptures. There is also fascinating history to learn about, lovely parks to explore, and fantastic restaurants to enjoy! Join Taste Carolina and the Queen City’s best chefs and food artisans to sample and explore the heart and tastes of Uptown.

Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina – Explore the flavors of Uptown on a guided walking tour of the city! You’ll visit several unique, independent restaurants to sample chef’s creations while learning about the history of the city and its culinary culture. This tour highlights locally sourced dishes made with artisan preparations and the city’s most delightful foodie discoveries.

Charlotte Uptown: The Spirit of Charlotte – Enjoy delicious and innovative food and drinks – and plenty of fun – on this high spirited walking tour of several unique Uptown restaurants! Each tasting is paired with a small cocktail, local beer, or wine. You’ll learn about the city along the way and will feel like a VIP at each restaurant!

To register for a tour: please click the Purchase Tickets! link at the top of the light blue bar to see the full lineup of tours or click the Book Now! buttons below for the particular tour listed.

Private and custom tours can be arranged for any day or night of the week for groups.

Charlotte Uptown: Local to Charlotte, Rooted in North Carolina, $65 ($67 with service fee), 10am OR 1pm.

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Charlotte Uptown: The Spirit of Charlotte, $79.50 ($82.50 with service fee), 4:15pm.

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There are different meeting spots for the different tours

For the Local to Charlotte Tour (daytime): Meet near the front entrance (inside or outside) of Coco & The Director, a coffee shop attached to the Marriott and near the intersection of Tryon and Trade Streets. The address is 224 East 7th Street.

For the Spirit of Charlotte Tour (late afternoon/ evening): Meet near the back entrance of the 7th Street Public Market, near Zia Pia and Assorted Table Wine Shop. The address is 100 West Trade Street.

Please give yourself plenty of time to park and arrive on time. The 7th Street Parking Deck is usually available with spots. There are also parking lots along Graham Street and parking decks throughout Uptown.

Tours run rain or shine. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Wear comfortable shoes; walking distance is 2 to 3 miles. Tour runs 3 to 3.5 hours.

Please don’t be late! Meet the group 15 minutes prior to your tour time so that we can arrive at the restaurants promptly.

Bring a government-issued ID if you plan on drinking alcohol.

Register in advance. If you are trying to register for a tour the morning of and registration has closed, please call (919) 237-2254 to check availability. Sorry, no exchanges or refunds. If we have to cancel the tour due to extreme weather, we will refund your money.