Come “C” Gastonia


Conventions, Conferences, Culinary Creations, Creative Craft Beverages, & Chill.

The city of Gastonia is the perfect urban trail head. In the heart of Gaston county, any direction you venture, you will find something new to discover & enjoy.


As diverse as your destinations are in Gastonia, the choices for your base camp are just as diverse. Whether you would like to stay in the heart or the edge of town, Gastonia offers lodging to meet your needs.




Esquire Hotel

Just opened, the Esquire hotel in downtown Gastonia is a boutique hotel where past meets present. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, it was a bank in 1918 and later became known as The Lawyers Building. A six-year renovation transformed the Classic Revival-style building into a downtown luxury hotel, an architectural jewel featuring 35 guest rooms, an all-day restaurant aptly named Barrister’s, and a nostalgic coffee nook downstairs named the Notary. In the works is a rooftop venue giving you the most extraordinary views of your sunset. The esquire hotel is an experience with top-notch service, exquisite dining, and historic spaces. This is your downtown base camp.


If you need to turn your base camp into a full-blown powwow, the Gastonia Conference Center is less than a block away. This state of the art facility accommodates over 450 meeting attendees and 300 people for a banquet. With the latest technology and multiple room configurations, this is an excellent alternative to hosting your large group in a crowded city.




Webb Custom Kitchen

While are you are enjoying historic downtown Gastonia you must stop into Webb Custom Kitchen. This award-winning restaurant is in a theater that was built in the 1920s. Beautifully restored, and keeping the original charm of the venue, including the screen. Farm to table cuisine and a craft cocktail program second to none. When you walk in, you’ll be impressed. When your food arrives, you’ll be captivated!


If quick access in and out of your base camp is essential to you, you’ll need to check out some of the hotels along interstate 85 in Gastonia. Just off the interstate with dozens of dining options available to you, These hotels will get you on the road without delay.

The Courtyard by Marriott is the first hotel off the interstate, and it features a pool, fitness center, a fire pit, and a Starbucks in the lobby.


Next to the Courtyard is the Hampton by Hilton. Yes, you can use your Hilton points at a Hampton Inn. Rooms with classic décor and ready for any business traveler or a family adventure.


Just across the interstate is the Hilton Garden Inn. When you walk into the gigantic lobby of this hotel, you feel like you’re in Nashville or Atlanta, but you are still safe in Gaston county.

Once you have picked out the proper base camp, it’s time to decide what you would like to see in Gaston County.


Webb Custom Kitchen

You can Chill on the Catawba River, paddle your Canoe, visit Christmas Town USA, Climb Crowders Mountain, hike the Carolina Thread Trail, and enjoy all the Charming towns in the County.




Cavendish Brewing Company

If you are more into just relaxing, try a Craft Cocktail at Webb Custom Kitchen, Samples some Craft Beers at Cavendish, or Consume a Chilled Bottle of Chardonnay from Baker Buffalo Creek Vineyard. How about a cup of cocoa at the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden? To learn more about Gastonia and the destinations in Gaston County see the link below!


Gaston County offers visitors a variety of attractions to enhance your trip including museums, botanical gardens, extreme sports, hiking, dining and entertainment parks, art and history and more. www.GoGastonNC.org


Count all the Capital C’s in this article and register to be eligible for a Clip-on Carabiner Cup from the Carolina Craft Passport and the Ridgeline Craft Beverage Trail. Contest ends 01/10/2021.


As seen in Destination Magazine.

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