The Best Spots Along the CityLYNX Gold Line
By Jayla Gittens
August 17, 2022
Whether you want to grab a bite, watch a game or sightsee, the CityLYNX Gold Line can take you there! The CityLYNX Gold Line makes traveling through Uptown Charlotte a breeze; you can cut through the center city traffic by taking a ride on CATS’ fare-free streetcar. Phase 2 of the streetcar opened in August 2021 and debuted the innovative Siemens S70 streetcars to replace the traditional trolleys. The new phase also extended the alignment to span from French Street all the way to Sunnyside Avenue, providing easy access to entertainment, education and medical care for riders.
Here are a few stops to check out when riding along the CityLYNX Gold Line:
Catch a Hornets game or a concert at the Spectrum Center.
Mint St. Station:
Enjoy taco Tuesday at restaurants near the Mint St. station.
Tryon St. Station:
Book a luxurious staycation at one of the many hotels Uptown has to offer.
Davidson St. Station:
Get a photo-op with the statue of Ghandi at Ghandi park.
Take a class at Central Piedmont Community College or stroll around Elizabeth Park.
Elizabeth Ave. & Hawthorne Lane Station:
Rack and ride by buying a bike near the Elizabeth Ave. & Hawthorne Lane station or try food from all over the world without leaving Charlotte.
Hawthorne Lane and 8th St. Station:
Take some selfies with the nearby tourist attraction, The Mural House.