Top 10 Instagrammable Spots In Charlotte
Since we already showed you all the Top 20 Lesser Known Instagrammable Spots in Charlotte, we figured we should also show you our Top 10 Instagrammable Spots in Charlotte. If you are Charlotte natives you probably know this whole list, but it’s still worth a look in case you forgot a few places. If you are visiting, these are the most popular spots to take photos in Charlotte, NC. As always, we pick our spots on easy to access, free to use, and of course great for the ‘gram. So onto the countdown of our favorites…
#1 Camp North End
300 Camp Road
Camp North End is located where the old Ford Factory was in Charlotte. ATCO purchased the property in December 2016 and began work on the largest adaptive re-use project in Charlotte. Since then, Camp North End has reopened to the city as a community hub for creativity and innovation where thousands of people come to work or spend time every day. It’s a wonderful place to grab a bite to eat or to drink and of course, take some photos. It has a large collection of murals, along with a lot of neat industrial nooks and crannies. It’s one of our go-to spots when we want to grab a photo!
#2 Bechtler Museum Walls
420 S Tryon St.
The Bechtler Museum is a modern art museum in uptown Charlotte. It houses art from the likes of artists like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, and many more. However not only is it an art museum, it is a piece of art itself. It is only the second in this country designed by the Swiss architect Mario Botta. The striking and beautiful orange walls are a great spot for a photo!
222 S Caldwell St.
This is the only one on the list that “costs” to see, but it’s as simple as grabbing a drink to enjoy while you grab a photo. Fareneheit Charlotte is located on the 21st Floor of the Skye Condos in Uptown Charlotte. It is one of the best and easiest spots to see the full Charlotte skyline in all it’s glory. It also has a very popular restaurant you can enjoy indoors too. We love heading up at sunset to grab a drink and enjoy the beauty.
#4 Krispy Kreme
2116 Hawkins St.
The donut mural is one of our new favorite photo spots in Charlotte. It’s located at they very back of Krispy Kreme donuts in South End. This is Krispy Kreme’s headquarters & brand new taste kitchen so they wanted to make it special. This beautiful mural was painted by Greensboro artist Gina Elizabeth Franco (@ginaelizabethfranco)
#5 Romare Bearden
300 S Church St.
Looking for another great view of the Charlotte skyline? Romare Bearden park is a perfect choice. It’s a 5.4 acre public park that is one of the most popular photo spots in all of Charlotte. From it’s lighted waterfall that is always a different color scheme to it’s unique architecture. You don’t want to miss this park if you are looking for a cool Charlotte photo spot.
#6 Freedom Park
2435 Cumberland Ave
Freedom Park is located in the Dillworth & Myers Park area of Charlotte. It’s MASSIVE, with 98 acres to explore. Some of our favorite highlights are the swinging bridge, stone bridge, the weeping willow on the island, and of course the stunning pond that is it’s centerpiece. It’s a wonderful place to explore & you won’t be running short of great photo spots along the way.
#7 Rail Trail
Behind Sycamore Brewing, 2161 Hawkins St.
The Rail Trail in South End Charlotte is known for putting a lot of attention into detail and the arts. It runs along the Lynx Light Rail Trail that goes into Uptown and is a great Greenway to walk along. Some of our favorite parts are the Magic Carpet mural by Jessie and Katey, Fowler Porch by Ben Parrish of Steel Design Studios, The Color Forest by artist Ivan Depeña, and the Rainbow Containers. Plus every year in Feburary/March they do the I Heart Rail Trail lights that are different each time. You can find the two pictured here right behind Sycamore Brewing Company.
#8 First Ward Park
301 E 7th St.
The skyline is definitely the crown jewel of our Queen City, Charlotte. Each angle is unique and just as beautiful. If you are looking for another unique place to get a photo with the skyline, First Ward Park is a great option. It’s a 4.6 acre urban park and it’s right off the Light Rail track if you are coming into town that way. It’s got a large open field, some beautiful trees (especially in the spring), plus a splash pad if you want to have some fun!
436 E 36th St.
The neighborhood of NoDa is Charlotte’s Arts & Entertainment district, so of course you can count on it for a lot of great photo spots. Every corner you turn there’s something new & wonderful to take a photo with. One of our new favorites is the Industrious building. It’s wrapped all the way around with a really unique mural. However, make sure you don’t stop here & explore the whole street, it’s always changing!
#10 ALL the Murals
All over Charlotte
Last, but definitely not least, we can’t forget all of the amazing murals in our Top 10 Murals of Charlotte blog post. We absolutely love murals and they always make for a great photo! So make sure you check out that list as well when you are venturing out for photos. Like these two beauties by Evelyn Henson (https://www.evelynhenson.com) in NoDa and South End.
So now go & explore Charlotte!
We hope you have enjoyed our top 10 spots in Charlotte to take pictures. There are SO many spots in Charlotte it’s impossible to cover them all. These are some of our favorites we’ve found throughout the years! If you have any we’ve missed we need to check out, make sure to comment below! We always love finding new spots in our city.
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