New Year, New You in South EndJanuary 22, 2019 5:36 pm
A new year means opportunity for change, improvement and wiping the slate clean for the best year yet.
From getting fit to going green, use this guide to start the new year right in South End.
Kick-start your South End wellness journey with this six-stop stroll to explore some of the best health and fitness opportunities in the area. From yoga to rock climbing, kale to kombucha, there is something for everyone.
Learn More About Art
If one of your resolutions is to learn more about arts and culture, this is the perfect spot. Here, inspiring art isn’t confined to the walls of a coffee shop or the space of a gallery. You’ll find sculptures on your walk to work, murals on the entrance of your favorite restaurant, or pops of color on the side of an apartment building. In South End, art is all around. Check out the link below to find a tour of South End’s artwork—some new, some hidden, all amazing.
Another great way to get to know the galleries and artists in our neighborhood is at the gallery crawl on South End First Fridays. On the first Friday evening of every month, many neighborhood galleries (and the occasional unconventional space like a design studio or furniture shop) stay open late to host lively receptions for new art exhibitions with music, food and drink, and an opportunity to meet the artists. The galleries are always rotating interesting displays of everything from fine art oils and pastels, cityscape paintings, contemporary glass, sculpture, textiles and mosaic.
Get to Know Your Neighbor
The people and businesses are what make this place unique. Set a resolution to get to know a new neighboring business each month this year. We’ll make it easy for you: start with the business profiles and directories online here, and then head out in person and say hello.
Spend More Time With Your Family Out & About in South End
If one of your resolutions is to spend more time with family, try the kids’ version of a day in South End. The neighborhood is filled with trains, puppies, giant swings and multiple ice cream shops, which come together for an adventurous, fun day for any age.
As one of Charlotte’s most transit-oriented neighborhoods, South End makes it easy to have a more environmentally-friendly commute. Hop on a Charlotte B-cycle and cruise through South End, or even into Uptown. B-cycle stations are conveniently located throughout Center City.
If you are heading to a sporting event in the city and want to ride the light rail, click here to check out Tailgate on the Rail: Your Guide on Game-Day Tailgating.
Whether it’s your first trip to the neighborhood or you’re a regular, be sure to check out the local businesses you can easily get to from the Blue Line.