Belmont, North CarolinaWhere Southern Charm Blossoms.
Surrounded by the natural beauty of rich forests, rolling hills and rambling banks of Lake Wylie and the Catawba River, Belmont beckons a wealth of year-long visitors with varied interests.
Once a community where the textile industry served as the lifeblood, Belmont is a burgeoning success story of thriving growth and redevelopment. A picturesque blend of old-fashioned nuances, Belmont offers historical homes, streetlamps, brick sidewalks and the simpler times of “back then.” These are the branches that support a budding business atmosphere of today, that embrace the beautiful Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, and that help to nourish arts, culture, shopping and an assortment of fascinations for all ages to enjoy. With its close proximity to Charlotte, Belmont allows visitors to take advantage of big-city amenities while enjoying a comfortable stay in a place with small-city charm.
Whether you’re visiting us for the first time for a vacation getaway or returning for a daytime activity, you’re sure to enjoy a truly unique experience in Belmont. We extend a most charming welcome to you!
Things to Do
Spotlight: Holidays at the Garden and More!
Belmont, N.C. is set to shine again this holiday — from historic downtown streets to the lush lands of Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden and more! It’s another seasonal celebration for memory-making in our quaint and quintessentially charming city.
Join us this November and December for a variety of family-friendly festivities. At DSBG, experience “A Mile of Million Lights” in addition to seasonal gardens, model train displays, crackling fires, visits with Santa, kids’ activities and much, much more with this year’s Holidays at the Garden. In downtown Belmont, discover a plethora of events, from the inaugural Festival of Trees throughout the historic district to the annual Christmas Parade, Christmas Tree Lighting, Downtown Christmas Village, first-ever Santa Hustle 5K and horse-drawn carriage rides as the holiday nears.
Maintain the merriment in our area with the largest noncommercial lights display in nearby Christmas Town USA, or McAdenville, N.C., only a few miles from Belmont’s jolly downtown.
Wrap all of the festivities together with a perfect bow on an upcoming weekend as you wait for Santa this holiday season!
Where to Eat
Spotlight: Seven Oaks Cafe
Casual southern fare in a comfortable setting surrounded by sprawling, stunning landscapes — and all available in one of Belmont’s most historic environments. Seven Oaks Cafe opened its family- and pet-friendly doors in spring 2018, welcoming guests for lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch each week. Its original menu, including gluten-free items, is supplemented by daily specials from established area restaurateur Chad Hutcheson, also owner of downtown Belmont’s String Bean Cafe and 10 Catawba.
Seven Oaks Cafe sits within the historic John Davidson McLean house, also known as Seven Oaks for the beautifully majestic trees flanking the home. Built in the 1850s, the property overlooks the lands of McLean, near Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. The Armstrong Road restaurant, meticulously and mindfully renovated, shares a vast outdoor patio with guests for viewing McClean in any season. Visit from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday with Sunday brunch offered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where to Sleep
Spotlight: Hampton Inn
Conveniently located just eight miles from the center of Charlotte, N.C., we are only seven miles from Charlotte Douglas International Airport. The Hampton Inn by Hilton Charlotte/Belmont@Montcross features an on-site convenience store, meeting rooms, suites, an outdoor pool, a fitness center and wifi. The Belmont location recently achieved a ranking of #2 in the state of North Carolina among Hampton Inns by customer reviews.
PLAN YOUR WEDDING IN BELMONT, N.C.
Just west of Charlotte and sitting along the Catawba River, historic Belmont, N.C. beckons brides and grooms with southern charm and sweet nostalgia. From scenic spaces to vivacious, renovated venues, the city extends a variety of options for weddings and budgets big or small. This picturesque community serves as an ideal backdrop for weddings of any vision.
The city also provides an abundance of amenities – florists, boutique shops, salons and more – to tie the day’s event together with a perfected bow. Create your wedding in beautiful Belmont, N.C.