Apr 26, 2016 - Things to Do

10 things to do under $10 in Uptown

We’re still trying to figure out how to get rid of those tens in our wallets. Though it may seem like there isn’t much to do with that sort of price tag Uptown, here are 10 things you can do with the $10 in your wallet right now.

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Bask in the sun and drink in one of the greatest skyline views there is

The spot: Romare Bearden
The price: $0 if you’re lucky enough to snag a parking spot during the hours that you don’t have to pay rather than having to resort to parking in a deck.


Learn something

The spot: Bechtler Museum of Modern Art
The price: $8

Bechtler Museum

The spot: Foundation For the Carolinas
The price: $0

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Photo via Facebook

The spot: Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture
The price: $9

Gantt Center Charlotte

The spot: ImaginOn
The price: $0


The spot: Levine Museum of the New South
The price: $8

Levine Museum
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The spot: Wells Fargo History Museum
The price: $0

Wells Fargo Museum

Rent a bike and spend some time outside

The spot: The B-Cycle stations littered around Uptown.

Photo via B-Cycle
Photo via B-Cycle

The price: $8 for an hour or $8 for a 24-hour pass.

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Charlotte B-cycle

Grab an Acai bowl and eat it on the Green

The spot: Rico’s Acai (parked in the lot at 510 South College Street, next to the Gantt) and the Green.
The price: A small Panther Bowl (Acai puree, granola, banana, blueberries, blackberries and coconut) ($9.50) + a spot on the Green ($0) = $9.50 or a small Rainbow Bowl (Acai puree, granola, banana, strawberries, pineapple or mango, kiwi, blueberries and raspberries) ($9.50) + a spot on the Green ($0) = $9.50.


Take the Liberty Walk

The spot: It starts at the intersection of West Martin Luther King Boulevard and South Tryon, but get the map at the Charlotte Visitor Info Center at 501 S. Church Street.
The price: $0


Grab lunch at 7th Street Public Market and have a picnic at First Ward Park

The spot: First Ward Park (301 East 7th Street)
The price: 2 rolls of sushi at Bonsai Fusion ($9) + a spot in the park ($0) = $9 or the Local Loaf Burger ($9.50) + a spot in the park ($0) = $9.50 or the Caprese Sandwich at Pure Pizza ($7) + a spot in the park ($0) = $7 or the Smoked Mozzarella + Prosciutto Sandwich at Orrman’s Cheese Shop ($8.50) + a spot in the park ($0) = $8.50.

First Ward Park

Feel like an adult while you play like a kid at Science on the Rocks

The spot: Discovery Place on the third Friday of every month.
The price: The themes change monthly, but the price will always stay the same – $8 in advance, $10 at the door.


Take a tour of Fourth Ward and finish with lunch or dinner at Alexander Michael’s

The spot: Fourth Ward. Get your map and information at the Charlotte Visitor Info Center at 501 South College Street.
The price: The tour ($0) + the Chicken Breast Sandwich ($8.50) = $8.50 or the tour ($0) + the Half Pound Burger ($9) = $9.

Alexander Michael's Truck

Sample beer and wine during Alive After 5

The spot: The EpiCentre every Thursday from April to September between 5 and 7 p.m.
The price: $10 for a 5-sample lineup.

Photo via Facebook
Photo via Facebook

Get where you’re going in a new way on the Gold Line

Or figure out what all the fuss is about – or just take a joyride.

The spot: Any of the stops Uptown every 15 minutes until 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, midnight on Friday and Saturday and 7 p.m. on Sundays.

Photo via CATS
Photo via CATS

The price: $0


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