All year long, Charlotte magazine's staff of editors and writers scour the city for the best of the best—from dining to nightlife to culture to shopping, from pampering to pets to parks. We also ask you to vote for your favorites—which you do by the tens of thousands. Then, each May, we present the BOB Awards, recognizing Charlotte's Best of the Best. Every winner since 2011—Editor's Picks and Voters' Choice—is listed in this database, which is easily searchable. Consider this your ultimate guide to Charlotte's Best of the Best.

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BOB Awards Winner's Guide

MaAlpine Creek Greenway

MapCharlotte, NC
  • Recreation


You’d expect to see wildlife at one of more than 20 nature preserves around town (Reedy Creek, McDowell, and Latta Plantation are worth a visit), but a walk or jog along McAlpine Creek Greenway uncovers blue herons, barred owls, rattling kingfishers, and deer, too—you just have to be open to spotting them.


Best Park for Spotting Wildlife

Additional Information:

Year Won: 2014
Pick: Editor's Pick
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