THINGS TO DO
A state-of-the-art indoor facility spanning 4,800 sq ft and featuring 10 meticulously designed simulator bays, this venue redefines the golfing experience.
Back In Time Collectibles
Back in Time Collectables, located in the heart of downtown Gastonia, is a treasure trove for collectors and enthusiasts of all ages.
Victory Point is a locally owned small gaming store located on Union Rd in Gaston county. Hosting both video and board game events for you to interact face to face or online.
Ride a Bike
Ride-A-Bike Bicycle Shop is a full-service bicycle shop in downtown Gastonia, NC. We offer a variety of services from retail to improvements to all likes of Bicycles.
Experience the best of home-style dining and artisanal baking at Fannie Cakes Bakery Cafe in downtown Gastonia.
Gaston School of the Arts
Gaston School of the Arts offers fine arts instruction in Art, Music, and Drama.
Union Rd Library
The Gaston County Public Library operates ten facilities including the Union Rd branch library in Gastonia at 5800 Union Road, Gastonia, NC
The Gaston County Public Library operates ten facilities including the Ferguson branch library in Gastonia at 913 North Pryor Street, Gastonia, NC.
The Gaston County Public Library operates ten facilities including the Main Library in Gastonia at 1555 East Garrison Boulevard, Gastonia, NC 28054.
Monster Mini Golf is a ton of indoor fun for the whole family with not just mini golf but bowling, laser maze arcade and is available for parties.
Tonys Ice Cream
Tony's Ice Cream is a family owned & operated restaurant and homemade ice cream shop located on Franklin Boulevard in downtown Gastonia.
Hickory Grove Haunted Trail
Named Gaston Counties most frightening experience. Come see us this season for a spooktacular time.
More than just a restaurant, Smith's Soul Food dishes up delicious homestyle meals with smooth jazz to make you feel right at home.
Open in the evenings, this is a fun arcade with a bar and limited menu including hot dogs and other snacks
Cash Only | Takeout. Since 1957, Black’s Barbecue specialty is the barbecue sandwich and slaw. Purchase by the pound.
BBQ is more than just food and a style of cooking. It’s reminiscent of a slower, simpler time rooted in fellowship with friends, family, and neighbors.
Dining Room & Curbside Ordering. Welcome to ROs BBQ.com! Our barbecue sandwiches have been one of the most popular in the Southeast US for 70 years! We are among the very few drive-in / dine-in restaurants that still offer curb service.
Best BBQ!! Pulled chicken, ribs and great a sides. You can't go wrong at the Smoke Pit! This is the place to bring your family and friends.
Dining Room & Takeout. If you love Barbecue, then you owe it to yourself to try Ole Carolina BBQ, the best Barbecue in the Carolinas! Find us on Union Road or have us cater your next event!
Dining Room. A small place with great food all prepared in house from time tested recipes that we made in house and with input from some of our long time customers.
Cash Only | Dining Room & Takeout. Cozy joint for down-home grub, including BBQ pork, fried chicken & burgers, plus hearty sides.
Tru by Hilton
The four-story hotel will include 99 rooms, including 69 rooms with double queen-sized beds and 30 rooms with one king-sized bed. The rooms have about 230 to 270 square feet and will also have rolling desks, large TVs and spacious bathrooms. Guests can also enjoy indoor amenities like the indoor pool located on the first floor, a 24-hour market for snacks and meals and conference rooms.
Holiday Inn Express
The Holiday Inn Express® Charlotte West - Gastonia is as beautiful as it is convenient. Located just off I-85 and Hwy 321, it is easy to get to Charlotte and downtown Gastonia.
Quality Inn® hotel in Gastonia, NC has the value you're looking for. Find us off Interstate 85 just 20 minutes to Charlotte Douglas International Airport, with easy access to CaroMount Regional Medical Center. Get ready to create memorable travel experiences when you stay with us.
Courtyard by Marriott
Courtyard Charlotte Gastonia is nestled on Remount Road and easily accessible to Interstates 85 and 485. At our hotel, we know what is important to today's business and leisure travelers. J
My6 Lower Rates Available. See what's new at Motel 6. Free morning coffee! Bold New Room Designs! Military family discounts. Amenities: Free Coffee, Kids Stay Free.
WoodSpring Suites Charlotte Gastonia - Extended Stay Hotel North of Gastonia near Charlotte.
The Esquire Hotel
Embrace history, charm, and romance in the heart of revitalized downtown Gastonia
Fairfield Inn Gastonia
Strategically located just minutes west of Charlotte off of I-85 South and west of I-77, is the Fairfield Inn and Suites Gastonia – Charlotte.
This suite hotel provides comfort and conveniences for long-term travelers.
When you stay at Econo Lodge® in Gastonia, you’ll get affordable rates and an easy stop on the road. Our hotel is located at Interstate 85 and U.S. Highway 321.
The Best Western Gastonia offers all the essentials you need to stay on your game and be your best. We’re just minutes away from the Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
Hilton Garden Inn Gastonia
Located off I-85 at exit 21 They offer an indoor pool, fitness room, and outdoor seating area. The Garden Grille & Bar serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Group space available.
Comfort Suites Gastonia
Comfort Suites® Gastonia. You’ll find the caring service and amenities you expect, and the space you need to relax.
Caromont Health Park
Home to the Gastonia Honey Hunters, CaroMont Health Park is a multi-use sports and entertainment facility providing year-round sports, music, and entertainmet events in a family-friendly atmosphere.
M O Owens Center
520 seat auditorium with 2,000 sq. ft. stage, sound lighting, projectile equipment, fine arts classrooms, reception center & hospitality suite decorations
This one of a kind event venue is now open, located just minutes south of Charlotte, NC in the historic Loray Mill.
Quiet solitude for your next event with spaces to socialize or a catch sunset.
Webb Custom Kitchen
At Webb Custom Kitchen in Gastonia the ambiance takes on its former existence as a theater, plus they serve great food and craft cocktails.
Barrister's located in the boutique Esquire Hotel in Gastonia where the food is locally sourced and the decor is thoughtfully appointed.
Gaston Pour House
Pub eats with craft beer, brown spirits & classic cocktails, plus live music & open mic nights.
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.
Serving funky creative pitas in a casual place. Not only can you get your favorite pita fix but craft beer are on tap too.
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.
Whiskgars cigar and cocktail lounge in downtown Gastonia. Visitors enjoy a full size luxury cocktail bar with over 4,000sf of lounge space, walk in humidor, and the finest premium cigars on the market!
Wine and Design
Wine & Design is the perfect place to unwind and have fun. We offer a range of affordable private and public paint and sip parties for all ages, groups and talents. From girls nights out to birthday parties, work events to date nights, Wine & Design has you covered.
Gastonia's first Escape Room! A challenging & fun place to spend an hour with friends, family or perfect strangers working together to "escape" the Room
Channel your energy, cut loose with your best flips and tricks, and prepare for the Jump Life℠ Featuring 30,000 square feet of indoor trampolines and other attractions, Altitude Trampoline Park is an exciting destination for families, groups, and individual jumpers to have healthy, athletic fun.
Nature Trail at Schiele Museum
0.7 mile loop
This nature trail is free for all visitors with access to the Play'Scape. Pets must be leashed.
Fern Trail at Crowders Mountain
0.80 miles loop
This loop trail connects with a portion of the Turnback Trail and follows a creek for some portions of the trail.
Tower Trail at Crowders Mountain
1.8 miles one way
Begins at the Linwood Access Area and ends at the radio towers on Crowders Mountain.
Rocktop Trail at Crowders Mountain
1.4 miles one way
This trail crosses several rock ledges and requires good footwear and careful attention to staying on the trail.
Pinnacle Trail at Crowders Mountain
2 miles one way
The Pinnacle is the highest point in Gaston County at 1,705 feet.
Lake Trail at Crowders Mountain
0.8 miles loop
The trail circles the park lake.
River Loop at Warlick YMCA
River Loop is roughly a one-mile loop, marked in blue signage, and is considered the flattest, shortest, and easiest of the three loops. Highlights include Catawba Creek views and forest views.
Quarry Loop at Warlick YMCA
This 1.66 mile circuit is the longest and steepest loop. Marked with green signs you’ll follow along the Catawba Creek and passes by a rock quarry and certainly some wildlife along the way.
Power Loop at Warlick YMCA
This 1.39-mile circuit is marked with yellow signs. The power loop both begins and ends with the Power Line marker.
Sytz Trail System at Warlick YMCA
About 4 miles
The trailhead for the system is located just off the northeast corner of the Y parking lot. You’ll spot a large kiosk there that will show you a map of the three connecting trail loops.
Avon-Catawba Creeks Greenway
2.4 Miles One Way
This greenway is paved for its entire length, and much of it is lined by mature trees on both sides of the trail.