In Charlotte, Uptown is Downtown. Or is that “Downtown Uptown?” Either way, this handy guide will help you decide where to call home in Uptown Charlotte.
Congratulations! You’ve made two great choices: The first choice is to visit Charlotte, one of the most interesting tourist destinations in the United States. The second is letting Stay Alfred help you learn about the best of the best in Charlotte rentals, restaurants, museums, and more. Since we intentionally place our travel apartments just steps from the best attractions in the city, we’re confident your time in the Queen City will leave you feeling like royalty.
There’s a lot that goes into planning a vacation. Even when the plane tickets are bought, the suitcases are packed and the cat sitter has been briefed, one question still looms: Where are you going to stay?
There’s no need to exhaust yourself comparing hotel options when Stay Alfred has an option you might not be familiar with yet. Enjoy everything that the amazing Uptown neighborhood has to offer from the comfort of a plush Stay Alfred travel apartment. With first-class building amenities, a full kitchen and in-unit laundry at your disposal, your Uptown Stay Alfred travel apartment is here to take your trip from “good” to “exceptional.”
Uptown Charlotte Travel Apartments
Uptown Charlotte has a lot to offer, and the best way to experience the neighborhood is by calling the perfect travel apartment home while you’re in town. That’s why Stay Alfred offers a choice between three equally awesome and stylistically different Uptown travel apartments. Get to know each candidate a bit below before deciding who to settle down with.
Calling all extroverts! Are you here to meet new people and make new friends? Do you love the big-city experience? Want access to more nightlife than you’ll know what to do with? Stay Alfred at Circa Uptown is in the heart of Uptown, so getting to the action is as easy as stepping out the door.. Careful though – once you see the amenities, you might not be able to leave. Like all Stay Alfred travel apartments, Stay Alfred at Circa Uptown’s full kitchen is perfect for impressing your guests with your culinary skills – or just for chilling some leftovers and reheating them in the morning. Spilled ketchup on your favorite pants? No problem. Just toss them in the in-unit washer and dryer. Building amenities include a modern fitness center with a yoga studio, plus a heated saltwater pool. Traveling with your sweetheart? Our reservable skyline terraces offer the perfect setting for a romantic dinner. Be sure to catch a show by Charlotte’s top performers at the historic Belk Theater, less than a mile from your apartment!
Looking for a bit of a quieter Uptown Charlotte experience? Nestled between Uptown and Charlotte’s historic South End, Stay Alfred on Morehead is the ideal travel apartment for those of us who like our nights a little quieter. Stay Alfred on Morehead strikes a perfect balance by being close enough to Uptown Charlotte attractions to walk, while still being far enough away to provide the true residential experience. Stay Alfred on Morehead features an outdoor swimming pool for chilling, a well-appointed fitness center for working on the gym-bod and a game room with a billiards table. Pro tip: Enjoy North Carolina’s premier art at the nearby Bechtler Museum of Modern Art.
Headed to the Queen City to take in as much entertainment as humanly possible? Stay Alfred on Music Factory Boulevard has your back. The building is located in the premier spot for catching live music, comedy and theater.performances. Need a workout? When you’re not out enjoying a show, the building’s first-class amenities will have you feeling like a star yourself. Our state-of-the-art fitness center and yoga studio are always ready deliver your daily dose of wellness. Need to relax? Splash around in our outdoor pool or lounge in our reclining poolside chairs, then head over to our game room for some Scrabble or billiards. You’re also welcome to enjoy our WiFi cafe and our complimentary coffee stand any time!
In the same neck of the woods, you’ll find Stay Alfred at Skyhouse Uptown – a gorgeous Uptown high rise with bocce and tennis courts, a grilling area, a practice putting green, and a stunning rooftop pool with a sundeck that offers sweeping city views. Each travel apartment is has floor-to-ceiling windows that let in plenty of natural light, natural hardwood flooring and a private balcony. All with the best of Uptown Charlotte just steps away.
Come On Down to Uptown
When people think of Charlotte, they picture an impressive financial sector and a populace with an incredible commitment to all things NASCAR. It’s true that Charlotte’s strong economy and love for racing are important aspects of the Queen City’s culture, but it’s important to realize just how much more there is to Charlotte. Stay Alfred’s Charlotte travel apartments are located “Uptown,” the city’s most prominent and historic neighborhood and one that offers an intriguing array of entertainment options.
But what exactly is there for you to do in Uptown? Oh, not much. Unless you like sports arenas, clubs, live music, comedy and theater performances, delectable food options, classy bars, and/or fascinating museums. Did one or more of those choices catch your eye? Let’s go ahead and break some of those options down into more specific places you can visit during your stay in the Queen City.
Top-Notch Uptown Entertainment
The historic Levine Museum of the New South is dedicated to displaying and preserving the history of North Carolina following the Civil War. This Uptown museum covers everything related to the history and culture of North Carolina, from the end of the Civil War in 1865 all the way to the present. The museum has an ever-shifting list of insightful exhibitions, including its current must-see centerpiece – Cotton Fields to Skyscrapers: Reinventing Charlotte and the Carolina Piedmont in the New South. Take your time exploring this 8,000-square-ft. exhibition, and then take a look at some of the museum’s additional 1,000 artifacts from life in the South. Best of all, this impressive museum is easily accessible on foot from your high-class Uptown Stay Alfred travel apartment, meaning the only thing required for a visit to the Levine Museum of the New South is a few minutes of fresh air.
Are you a fan of lizards, bugs, or the generally weird? Maybe you brought an aspiring STEM major with you to Charlotte? Do science, technology, and construction pique your interest? Discovery Place Science, just under a mile from your Uptown travel apartment, offers a series of hands-on learning opportunities that are perfect for travelers with children. Kids can learn about architecture and put their building skills to the test in the Project Build exhibition, then head over to Being Me to learn fascinating facts about human anatomy. Be sure to swing by the Cool Stuff exhibit to “discover the strange and eccentric world of physical phenomena.” Stay Alfred strongly recommends finishing up your Discovery Place Science adventure with a slow walk-through of World Alive — the only indoor rainforest in Charlotte.
All that learning might leave you a bit hungry. Fortunately for you, one of Charlotte’s top restaurants is just two blocks from Discovery Place Science (and still within walking distance of your Uptown Stay Alfred travel apartment). King's Kitchen is the Charlotte restaurant that knows how to treat visiting dignitaries. Not only does this non-profit restaurant get its foods from local farms and purveyors, but it also donates its extra proceeds to local charities that help the hungry in the area. Eating at King’s Kitchen means you get to enjoy delicious and traditional Southern cuisine while supporting the people of Charlotte. Talk about a win-win!
Of course, there’s plenty more to do in Uptown Charlotte, and our travel apartments put it all just steps away, while giving you all the conveniences you miss when you book a hotel room. And, because we’re professionally managed, you won’t find the “surprises” that come with typical Charlotte vacation rentals. Choosing to book a Charlotte travel apartment is easy. The only tough choice is deciding what to take to Charlotte. Not to worry, though – we’ve taken the liberty of preparing this handy-dandy packing list.