Sometimes the best vacations are quick retreats close to home. That’s why Davidson is the best weekend getaway from Charlotte, NC. Our quaint and charming town is home to an excellent dining scene, a bustling university, and tons of outdoor activities and events that are sure to make your quick trip memorable.
Discover a complete list of restaurants, activities, attractions, and more on our things to do page. Trust us; it has everything you need to plan the perfect getaway.
3 Ways to Enjoy the Best Weekend Getaway From Charlotte, NC
1. Enjoy the Outdoors
Lake Norman offers families swimming, boating, fishing, and stand up paddle boarding in the summer months. If your family loves to be outdoors, there are many hiking trails in the area to explore. You can either travel by foot or rent bikes from our friends at Spirited Cyclist on Main Street. Davidson also offers many family events throughout the year like the summer Concerts on the Green series, the weekly Davidson Farmer’s Market, and the annual three-day Christmas in Davidson event.
2. Savor Davidson
The dining scene in Davidson makes it one of the best weekend getaways from Charlotte North Carolina. It’s easy to spend your entire trip savoring all of the incredible culinary options around town. Kindred Restaurant is an award-winning local favorite within walking distance of the Inn that serves up fresh American cuisine sourced from nearby farms in the Tarheel State. Il Bosco, Mestizo, and Flatiron Kitchen + Taphouse all provide excellent dining experiences that are also within walking distance of our Inn. Discover a complete list of our top restaurants in Davidson on our blog.
3. Experience Davidson College
The stunning campus of Davidson College is a sight to behold. Paved paths wind through lush greens and red brick buildings that house one of North Carolina’s premier private universities. In the fall, you can enjoy the bright and vibrant fall foliage, football games, and men’s and women’s soccer matches. The Davidson Men’s Basketball team is consistently one of the elite mid-major programs in the country, and taking in a game at John M. Belk Arena is a treat. The college is across the street from our Inn, allowing you to step out of your door and onto this incredible campus in seconds
The Davidson Village Inn is the ultimate weekend getaway destination. Our European-style bed and breakfast features 18 rooms with an array of standard amenities that give your stay that extra touch of home. We sit in the heart of downtown, so you’re never less than a 10-minute walk from more than a handful of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Whether you want to revel in the beauty of Davidson College, hit the waters of Lake Norman, or savor a romantic dinner with your special someone, there is something for everything here!
Start planning your weekend getaway from Charlotte, NC, today by booking one of our accommodations. We look forward to welcoming you to the Davidson Village Inn.