A private hunting preserve until the early 1990s, Charlotte's Ballantyne area has been transformed into an affluent district with beautiful homes, upscale shops and The Ballantyne, a luxury hotel and 18-hole golf course. Stroll the well-designed landscape and enjoy some retail therapy or pamper yourself at the hotel's day spa.
Featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins and Dives” with Guy Fieri, JJ’s Red Hots serves up some of the tastiest hot dogs in the city with a variety of toppings. Across the street, Duckworth’s Grill & Taphouse provides American fare, or try one of the many local food trucks.
Ballantyne Village anchors the shopping in this part of town with a large selection of shopping, dining and entertainment. It is, however, not the only shopping center in the area, with Ballantyne Commons East sitting adjacent to the village and many more options close by.
Pair an extensive wine list with Tuscan cuisine at Arooji’s Wine Room, watch the game during happy hour at Fox & Hound or enjoy gastropub drinks and food in a modern setting at Blackfinn American Pub.
If you want to hit the greens while in Charlotte, The Golf Club at Ballantyne is a must. It features an 18-hole PGA course, a golf pro shop, practice course, driving range and dining. Afterwards, catch a flick at Regal Ballantyne Village.