Spend the Weekend in Belmont


Belmont, N.C. might seem like a sleepy little town, but there’s a lot going on. From food and drink to plenty outdoor fun, Belmont is a great place for a mancation. Staying in Belmont means you get plenty of fun without the big-city cost, which means you have more money to spend on a weekend of adventure!

Here’s how you can spend your mancation with us:

On Your Way In

Drop your bags at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Charlotte/Belmont@Montcross or Home2 Suites by Hilton Belmont and head out to Sammy’s Neighborhood Pub for a drink. Try their nachos or beer-battered onion rings paired with one of their large selection of draft or bottled beers. For your entrée, don’t miss Sammy’s steak and egg burger.


Head over to local hangout Mugshots Coffee & Tea in the morning to wake up properly. 

Want to play a game of Frisbee or flag football with the guys? Just walk down the street to Stowe Park, a coveted piece of the Carolina Thread Trail. The park, which hosts many of the town’s festivals and events, is one of Belmont’s cherished historic locations with open spaces ready-made for a pickup game and walking trails well suited for a quick jog.


Looking to remain active into the afternoon? The Carolina Thread Trail continues at Seven Oaks Preserve – a 77-acre permanently protected space that boasts a 2.8-mile segment of the Trail near Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden. Weave through this wooded, natural space near the Lake Wylie waterfront and continue exploring this facet of Belmont. If you need some fun on the water, check out Anchored Soul in Belmont for stand up paddleboarding lessons and rentals on Lake Wylie.

If you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a table at The String Bean, which houses a selection of more than 200 beers and 400 wines and an excellent selection of fresh deli sandwiches and gourmet pizzas. Afterward, take the guys and head just five miles north up Highway 74 to U.S. National Whitewater Center. In addition to whitewater rafting, it has ropes courses, ziplining, paddleboarding, hiking and canoeing. It’s enough to keep you busy all day!


Start the evening at Muddy River Distillery. As North Carolina’s first rum distillery, you won’t be disappointed adding a facility tour of the Belmont brewing operation to your schedule – it also includes a sample or two of Carolina Rum and Queen Charlotte’s Reserve. Dinner at Old Stone Steakhouse is a no-brainer. Give the fried calamari appetizer a try and follow it up with a perfectly-cooked filet or a full rack of baby-back ribs. It’s the perfect way to end the night – or to gear up for that Panthers or Hornets game!

Before You Leave

Need some gear for your outdoor adventures? Stop in for some sportswear or equipment at Catawba River Outfitters, conveniently located downtown in the historic Stowe Mercantile building.