Spend the Weekend in Belmont

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

If you’re making a weekend trip to Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, you’ll find there’s a lot to love about Belmont, N.C. Belmont’s historic downtown, its locally-owned boutiques and restaurants, its gorgeous trails and its proximity to the U.S. National Whitewater Center make it the perfect place for you to stay while you enjoy the city’s garden gem.

Here’s how you can spend your Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden weekend with us:

On Your Way In

Check in at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Charlotte/Belmont@Montcross or, if you’re looking for something scenic and secluded, make your weekend home at The Villa at Waters Edge. For an unparalleled dining experience, have dinner at Old Stone Steakhouse, where you can indulge in their fantastic Shrimp and Lump Crab Dip, Chargrilled Atlantic Salmon and some Old Stone Cheddar Grits or a Loaded Sweet Potato on the side.

Morning

Start the day off right by heading over to Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar for one of their delicious gourmet coffees. Take your steaming hot cup of joe – and a walking partner, of course – across the street to Stowe Park, one of the town’s beloved historic locations, where you can drink your coffee and discuss the day’s plans while strolling along one of the park’s walking trails. Grab a fresh pastry from Nellie’s Pick-Me Up then meander along historic Main Street and peruse revitalized downtown Belmont – stop in Piccolo Antique Mall to check out their treasures before heading to The Garden.

Afternoon

After a full morning at Daniel Stowe – the Orchid Conservatory, Lost Hollow Children’s Garden and more – you’re sure to have worked up a healthy appetite, so visit The String Bean, which features an excellent selection of fresh deli sandwiches and gourmet pizzas, as well as an assortment of more than 200 beers and 400 wines to quench your thirst. Afterward, head on over to Tastebuds Popcorn and sample a few of their 151 flavors. Two of the local favorites are Dill Pickle and Sundrop, the latter named after one of North Carolina’s most popular sodas!

Evening

Relax after your long day with pizza at Simonetti’s, voted one of the 21 best in the world. Try their fantastic House Special with sausage, eggplant, tomato, spinach and ricotta.

Before You Leave

Make a stop at the new Seven Oaks Preserve Trail, a 2.8-mile section of the Carolina Thread Trail, where you’ll be able to walk along the shores of Lake Wylie and see some of the area’s beautiful swamp chestnut oaks and perhaps get a glimpse of osprey, kingfishers, pileated woodpeckers and bald eagles.

Belmont's Hampton Inn by Hilton

820 Cecilia Alexander Dr.
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-6100

The Villa at Water's Edge

170 Charity Lane
Belmont, NC 28012
(443) 463-4046

Old Stone Steakhouse

170 Charity Lane
Belmont, NC 28012
(443) 463-4046

Stowe Park

24 S. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012

Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar

7 S. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 829-7711

Piccolo Antique Mall

134 N. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-5656

The String Bean

106 N. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-4472

Seven Oaks Preserve Trail

6900 S. New Hope Road
Belmont, NC 28012

Simonetta's Pizza

6430 Wilkinson Blvd
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 825-5555

Tastebuds Popcorn

208 N. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 461-8755

Nellie's Pick-Me-Up

36 N. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012
(704) 396-7169