Make the most of your stay!


Let us help you make the most of your business trip by showing you the best of Gaston County.

Located in the Charlotte Metro area, just west of Uptown, and only minutes from the Charlotte Douglas International Airport, Gaston County offers outdoor adventure, and an opportunity to become one with nature on your next business trip. 

Whether you hike, bike, paddle or climb, the natural spaces in Gaston County won’t disappoint. While most people are familiar with Crowders Mountain State Park and its amazing views from two towering peaks, there are many other iconic sites to see in and around our county. Miles of river waters are easily accessible to our visitors as are our trails with densely forested single tracks beckon those who seek the quiet solitude of a walk in the woods or the thrill of an adrenaline rush.


Make time to enjoy our historic downtown areas which offer an opportunity to indulge, sip craft beverages, stroll through our mom and pop shops, learn about our history, take in a sporting event or live music or just enjoy the night life.


Gaston County is rapidly becoming a premier outdoor recreation destination. We invite you to experience it for yourself. Unwind, unplug and to connect in Gaston County.


Get outdoors and become one with nature.

We are a recreational wonderland!



High-energy rapids are also available for those who like to challenge themselves on

class II-IV whitewater. At the Whitewater Center a professional guide will show you the way to lead your raft down the world’s largest

man-made, recirculating

whitewater river.

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There are two attractions in the County where one can climb to view the World up high, 

Crowders Mountain,  and Whitewater Center, one of the largest outdoor climbing facilities in the region, offers rope routes, bouldering, a 46-foot tall spire for sport and top rope climbing as well as several ziplines and a canopy tour.

The good times are only beginning. Visit Charlotte's premier casino destination

with 1500 slot machines located off Exit 5 on I-85. Catawba 2 Kings Casino

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Watch a professional baseball game in Gastonia. The Honey Hunters located just minutes west of Charlotte, is the newest team in the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB).



Every day is a good day to be on the water if you are in Gaston County as the scenic views, public access areas and boat rental options abound.



Delight in the beauty of a garden for all seasons, saunter through an art gallery or revel in the performances from our local actors then pick through antiques located along our historic main streets.  

Be sure to check out these must see attractions.

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The Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail features breweries, distilleries and wineries in Gaston and Cleveland County . Each has its own unique feel and culture and experienced altogether on the trail makes it a great weekend getaway.



Try our favorite places to eat in Gaston County!
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Gaston Pour House

170 S South St, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Pub eats with craft beer, brown spirits & classic cocktails, plus live music & open mic nights.

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Sammy's Neighborhood Pub

25 S Main St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Down-to-earth hangout with casual American fare such as burgers, plus draft brews & TVs for sports.

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South Fork Beer Project

900 S Fork Village Dr, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

South Fork Brew Project is our boutique brewery imprint. Producing beer year round in 1 barrel batches, the goal is to constantly innovate, but occasionally go back to favorites, and tweak them to perceived perfection.

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Belmont Brewhouse

1500 River Dr, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Belmont Brewhouse located in Belmont, North Carolina is located close to the Catawba River. Considered a nano brewery this establishment serves a selection of ales, pilsners, IPAs and stouts. The brewers enjoys experimenting as can be seen in their Chocolate Cake Stout which incorporates actual chocolate cake.

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Cavendish Brewing Company

207 N Chester St #2234, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Cavendish Brewing Company is one of a kind in every way. From the ingredients we use, to the way our brew master monitors every step of the brewing process, our award winning beer is made to stand out from every other beer in the respective categories.

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168 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Barrister's located in the boutique Esquire Hotel in Gastonia where the food is locally sourced and the decor is thoughtfully appointed.

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Freeman’s Pub

173 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

An Irish-American Public House is in Historic Downtown Gastonia. We have 70 plus bottle beer, 5 draft and over 25 whiskys. Come see the hot spot in Downtown G Town.

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The Jailhouse Spirits and Lounge

23 S Main St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Welcome to The Jailhouse, a unique bar and cigar lounge experience within the cells of downtown Belmont, NC's former jail.

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The String Bean

106 N Main St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Daily specials offered in addition to its normal lunch and dinner menu items, all consistent with our brand of casual southern fare.

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Primal Brewery

52 Ervin St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Primal means essential or fundamental to life. To us, that’s beer! Brewing beer for all tastes and style preferences for our community since 2013.

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Viva Tequis

238 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Viva Tequis serves up delicious Mexican street food in downtown Gastonia.

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Webb Custom Kitchen

182 S South St, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

At Webb Custom Kitchen in Gastonia the ambiance takes on its former existence as a theater, plus they serve great food and craft cocktails.

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4 N Main St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Built in 1915, STATION is housed in Belmont's original Piedmont and Northern railway depot. A warm and inviting atmosphere with craft beer, tasty food, great company and much, much more.

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Pita Wheel

110 S York St, Gastonia, NC 28052

Serving funky creative pitas in a casual place. Not only can you get your favorite pita fix but craft beer are on tap too.

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Hot Plate Soul Eatery

141 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Located in downtown Gastonia, this is a southern comfort food restaurant with a Cajun-inspired cuisine with a casual atmosphere

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Jekyll and Hyde Taphouse and Grill

10 Catawba St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Jekyll & Hyde Taphouse & Grill is a steampunk gastropub and brewery where you will find a large selection of freshly brewed beers, wine for any palate and our signature craft cocktails.

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Old Stone Steakhouse

23 S Main St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Grab a bite in the refurbished police station in Belmont, Old Stone Steakhouse then have a whiskey and a smoke in the historic jail located out back.

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Nellie's Southern Kitchen

36 N Main St, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Nellie's Southern Kitchen in Belmont, established by the Jonas Brothers’ family serves southern style bites and they also offer a rooftop bar.



National hotel chains, bed-and-breakfasts and AirBnBs are among the diverse options for making the most of your visit to Gaston County, North Carolina. Click on the listings below to check out local hotels, then book your stay online.

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Home2 Suites by Hilton

Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

250 Beatty Dr, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

The Esquire Hotel

The Esquire Hotel

168 W Main Ave, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn

444 Cox Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

1 Caldwell Dr, Belmont, NC 28012, USA

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

Fairfield Inn by Marriott

1860 Remount Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

Courtyard by Marriott

Courtyard by Marriott

1856 Remount Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

Holiday Inn Express

Holiday Inn Express

1911 Broadcast St, Gastonia, NC 28052, USA

Hampton by Hilton - Gastonia

Hampton by Hilton - Gastonia

1859 Remount Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054, USA

Hampton by Hilton - Belmont

Hampton by Hilton - Belmont

820 Cecilia Alexander Dr, Belmont, NC 28012, USA


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