BUSINESS TRAVEL GUIDE
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.
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
SEE THE WORLD FROM UP HIGH
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.
ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM
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).
PADDLE OUR RIVERS
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.
ARTS & CULTURE
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.
CRAFT BEVERAGE TRAIL
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
STAY WITH US
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.