20. Beast your favorite bar's trivia night by picking up the Smart-Ass Trivia Game at Paper Skyscraper.
This Charlotte institution is the gift shop of all gift shops. Owners Ron and Tim strive to bring in one-of-a-kind goods, including books, stationery, accessories for you and your home, everything you didn't know you'd need in the kitchen, and quirky board games designed to make you a better human being in all respects. Even if you don't buy anything, you'll have a blast just looking around. 330 East Blvd. 704-333-7130. www.paperskyscraper.com.
21. Say a little prayer at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Cathedral.
The annual Yiasou Greek Festival has put this cathedral on the map. Its interior boasts an impressive chandelier, columns, arched domes, stained glass, colorful frescos and golden icons. Sunday morning liturgy: 8:30 service typically offers up more English than the 10 a.m. 600 East Blvd. 704-334-4771. www.htgo.org.
22. Revitalize your taste buds at Kabob Grill.
Try a combo and pick from items like falafel, hummus, grape leaves, spinach pie and baba ghanouj dip. It's all good with Ayran, a yogurt-based drink, on the side. More proof you must eat here: Dining critic Tricia Childress gave this spot CL's Best Middle Eastern award last year. 1235 East Blvd., Suite G. 704-371-8984. www.kabobgrill.com.
23. Be a kid again at Latta Park.
Hit the park's spraygrounds to cool off during the heat of spring and summer. The sprinklers and nozzles that squirt out water are popular with the little ones, but no one says adults can't join in on the fun, too. Sometimes, after a week in the trenches, when deadlines, spreadsheets and PowerPoint presentations suck all the life out of you, all it takes to feel human again is running like a madman through the sprinklers. 601 E. Park Ave. 704-432-4280.
24. Detox by picking up some goodies at Berrybrook Farm Natural Food Pantry.
Head straight to the juice bar to try one of many smoothies, such as the East Blvd. Mudslide, Banana Yogi and Mean Green, to name a few. The store, founded in 1972, also serves a healthy assortment of soups, salads and sandwiches and sells niche brands, vitamins and beauty supplies. 1257 East Blvd. 704-334-6528. www.berrybrookfarm.com.
25. Have a one-night stand at The Morehead Inn.
Sleep in the charming and cozy quarters of this historic bed and breakfast. The Colonial revival-style mansion getaway also includes Southern cuisine and gardens worthy of a leisurely stroll. We all need to break free from our routines every once in a while. This charming spot is a close enough retreat that you won't feel guilty in the morning. 1122 E. Morehead St. 704-376-3357. www.moreheadinn.com.
26. Feed your inner chocoholic at Davidson Chocolate Co.
This confection shop smells sooo good that tasting is essential. This is the second location of the family-owned biz that started in small-town Davidson. Try the English toffee and hazelnut truffle. 1235 East Blvd. 704-817-9314. www.davidsonchocolate.com.