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: Chinese Lantern Festival
Explore Asian Culture at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden this fall. From Sept. 7 through Oct. 29, stroll through more than 12 acres of handmade silk, paper and glass illuminated crafted lanterns at the Chinese Lantern Festival. Displaying animals and fauna from the world’s seven continents, this masterful exhibition has more than 800 pieces and is the Garden’s largest to date.
Nightly displayed every Wednesday through Sunday, this Asian-inspired exhibit is surrounded by Japanese maples, bamboos, grasses, iris, ferns, rock, sand and more to complete the lush Garden. The event also features food trucks, shadow play, Kung Fu shows, a Chinese marketplace and additional family friendly activities.
Where to Eat
Spotlight: The String Bean
The String Bean became a downtown Belmont staple in 2008, serving up its unique twists on southern cuisine alongside extensive wine and craft beer offerings.
This four-time consecutive recipient of a Wine Spectator award serves lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday. Whether dining inside or under the shade of the Main Street patio, try hometown favorites of this southern bistro such as the BLFT (yes, with fried green tomatoes), the eggplant fries or the Angry CowPig burger. Guests can also request any premium fish or meat selection offered fresh daily from the market or butcher’s block.
Where to Sleep
Spotlight: Hampton Inn
Conveniently located just eight miles from the center of Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.