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There’s so much to love about the Queen City that it can be really hard to keep up with everything, so we do plenty of research and digging to find great stories, but we also rely a lot on social media accounts to keep us in the know. Fortunately for us (and you) there are some really impressive local Instagram accounts we can always rely on to find something interesting or exciting — here are four of our favorites that do an amazing job capturing the best of everything Charlotte that you should consider following.

CLT Mural Monday @CLTmuralMonday

We stumbled upon CLT Mural Monday not too long ago and are so glad that we did. It’s one of the most interesting Instagram accounts we’ve come across in Charlotte and is dedicated to showcasing the city’s amazing public art. Each week (on Monday, obviously) the account features a different mural that you can find somewhere in the city — most of which we never even knew existed; others we’ve driven by briefly without getting a good look at (safety first)! Murals featured range from beautiful pin-ups and historic scenes to music legends, royalty and even Ms. Pac-Man. Now every Monday we look forward to discovering something new on the feed and have been inspired to get out and search for murals across town on our own.

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Located outside of Cosmic Tattoos on Monroe Road | Image: @CLTmuralmonday

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Queen Charlotte gracing the building where 131 Main used to be. Image: @CLTmuralmonday

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Hey pretty lady! This bombshell is painted on Brawley’s Beverage located on Park Road. Image: @CLTmuralmonday

We Love CLT @weloveCLT

This account is unique because you never know who you’ll be following around the city for the day! Every day the We Love CLT account is taken over by someone new, who can range from a Charlotte blogger or prestigious business owner to a local artist or even an entire company. Most of the time you’ll get a peek into their lives and what a typical day looks like as well as where they like to eat, shop or workout. But our favorite posts are those that take us behind the scenes of places or events that we wouldn’t normally get to opportunity to see — like the control room of a local television station or a dress rehearsal for an upcoming play at the Charlotte Ballet!

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One day the Heartwood Tree arborists took over the account and gave us an incredible look at what at what they do way up high. Image: @weloveCLT

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A behind-the-scenes look at local designer Poppy Whitaker picking out fabrics for future projects | Image: @weloveCLT

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A peek inside where all the TV magic happens at WCCB — the control room and producers | Image: @weloveCLT

Charlotte’s Got A Lot @charlottesgotalot

As the official tourism site for the city of Charlotte, the Charlotte’s Got A Lot Instagram feed is always full of the latest happenings, events and places to visit — and we want to point out that it’s not just for tourists! Unlike a lot of accounts that have a specific niche they focus on, like food or fashion, Charlotte’s Got a Lot highlights everything going on around the city, from new attractions and upcoming museum exhibits to parks, lakes, sports and restaurants. Charlotteans and travelers alike can get plenty of ideas on what to do and where to go around town by following this account.

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How cute! We’ve always loved the Bechtler Museum’s Firebird statue, but we had no idea there were also cookies until we saw it on Charlotte’s Got a Lot. Image: @charlottesgotalot

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You never know what cool things you’ll discover on Charlotte’s Got a Lot’s feed. Image: @charlottesgotalot

Remy Thurston @remythurston

We’re always blown away by the talents of local photographer Remy Thurston. His pictures are always impeccable, and they do a great job capturing the beauty and charm of our bustling city! You’ll find anything from pictures of the QC’s breathtaking skyline and craft breweries to hotspots and snapshots of drool-worthy dishes from Charlotte restaurants showcased on his feed. We always love seeing what creative angle he comes up with that takes a mundane subject from okay to WOW in a picture. You’d be hard-pressed to find a more well-curated Instagram feed dedicated to all the different things that make Charlotte so special.

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We could learn a thing or two from Remy’s styling techniques. A plain bottle of Doc Porter’s Gin goes from good to great when surrounded by a burst of color. Image: @remythurston

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A snapshot of the Charlotte skyline from Matheson Bridge | Image: @remythurston

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One of the city’s newest hotspots, Dilworth Tasting Room, captured by Remy | Image: @remythurston

Did we miss your favorite Charlotte Instagram account? We’d love to hear all about it and why you love it. E-mail us at [email protected].


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