If you’re wanting to take a day trip to get away from the Queen City without breaking the bank, just head to Waxhaw! Why Waxhaw? Here’s why…
With charming antique shops, coffee shops/restaurants, and streets with beautiful views, Waxhaw should definitely be on your radar when considering taking a day trip. It’s a 45-minute drive from Charlotte and almost everything is walking distance right on the city’s main street. Charlotte Agenda has come up with a list of things you can do while visiting the historic town, but here are 7 of our favorites:
1.) Visit the Waxhaw Farmers’ Market during the summer
The farmers’ market in Waxhaw has tons of fresh produce, artisan breads, local honey, grass-fed beef, local eggs, and flowers. The market is open from 9 am-1 pm on most Saturdays of the year. Be sure to check the website for exact dates before heading out there.
2.) Get your cookie dough fix at Cookie Dough Bliss
It’s like an ice cream shop with a variety of flavors and toppings, except it’s all cookie dough. Sign me up.
3.) Channel your inner historian at the Museum of the Waxhaws
For $5 per adult and $2 a child, you can learn more about Waxhaw’s history dating all the way back to the 1600s, tour a historic home, and check out the grounds.
4.) Enjoy Music Bingo while drinking a beer at Dream Chaser’s Brewery
This brewery once served as a fire station, how cool is that?! Now its the home of music bingo on Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm, trivia on Wednesday from 7-9 pm, and the occasional build-your-own mimosa bar on Sundays! If none of those suits your fancy, just go to enjoy the weather and an ice-cold beverage!
5.) Hungry? Make a pit stop at South Main Street Barbecue
You can never go wrong with barbecue, am I right? If you order the platter, it comes with your choice of meat, a side, and cornbread. Heads up, the mac & cheese is out of this world.
6.) Connect with your thrifty side and visit the Used Book Store and Antique Mart
Looking for a vintage book to dive into? Maybe you collect old records or you just love fun knick-knacks. If so, these two stores are perfect for you. Being an antiquer myself, I had to see what all the hype was about and I fell in love.
7.) Walk across the historic Waxhaw bridge
It’s right over the railroad tracks and is a HUGE part of the area’s historic charm. It shows off the best view of downtown too!
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