From Hope Philbrick with Getaways for Grownups:

We spent less than 24 hours in Belmont, North Carolina—eight of them asleep. And yet it was enough to fall head over heels for the place.

Though a longer visit is in order, if your road trip from Point A to Point B passes through Belmont—which is located in Gaston County, about 15 miles west of uptown Charlotte—heed our advice to make most of an overnight stop.

Read more from Getaways for Grownups here.