Spend the Weekend in BelmontFamily Fun
Seeking a family-friendly North Carolina weekend? Visit quaint and cozy Belmont for a short vacation that your entire clan can make their own – a couple quiet, relaxing days or a trip filled to the brim with activities for all ages!
Here’s how you can spend your family weekend with us:
On Your Way In
Drop off the bags, or unwind and unpack, at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Charlotte/Belmont@Montcross. Want a peaceful lakeside rental for your weekend venture? The Villa at Waters Edge has your family name written all over it! But don’t get too comfortable… Venture first to the 400-acre Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. From tropical-plant displays to woodland trails and flowing fountains, this world-renowned destination offers wonder and awe to visitors of every generation year-round. And for the kids? The newest-attraction Lost Hollow Children’s Garden – a scenic addition to the Garden filled with opportunity for exploration and imaginative play.
Kick start the day with a great cup of joe or a salted caramel latte from Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar. Your young ones can enjoy a smoothie as you settle into the cozy atmosphere and your weekend getaway.
Ready to work off some of that a.m. energy? Travel down Catawba Street to Kevin Loftin Riverfront Park. With your entire family, enjoy a shaded playground, a riverfront observation dock for fishing and sightseeing, walking trails and ample picnic shelters. For a wilder ride, hop in the car with your adventurous gang and travel five miles north to the U.S. National Whitewater Center. Ready yourself for whitewater rafting, kayaking, zip lining, paddle boarding, ropes courses and additional worthwhile outdoor challenges. If shopping is more suited to the agenda, Belmont’s Main Street will welcome you to peruse antiques, jewelry, handbags and more. Don’t forget a gift from Happy Dog Café for the furry family member back home!
As lunch nears, Peace -N- Hominy Q Shack is on the menu. Any member of the family can munch on barbecue or nostalgic burgers and hot dogs from the Shack’s menu. We recommend the pul’d pork, hushpuppies and mac and cheese – all are delicious!
Depending on the weekend of your arrival, Belmont features live music and various festivals throughout the year. Whether it’s a Friday Night Live summer concert or the Belmont Boo Festival in October, the whole family can find enjoyment from an evening under the stars with sugary treats in hand. For supper, check out Belmont’s “family fish house” The Captain’s Cap for a taste of the sea. Or venture back to Main Street for a taste of the south at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen with a down-home menu of biscuits and gravy as well as chicken and dumplings.
Before You Leave
Satisfy that sweet or savory tooth with a pit stop at Tastebuds Popcorn. With more than 150 flavors of popcorn, such as parmesan garlic and white chocolate birthday cake, this Belmont shop will have each family member choosing fantastically different favorites.
Caravan Coffee & Dessert Bar
7 S. Main Street
Belmont, NC 28012