Why Davidson is the Best Weekend Getaway from Charlotte

Sometimes a weekend getaway is as close as your own backyard.  At a little less than 30 minutes from Uptown, Davidson, North Carolina is the best weekend getaway from Charlotte.  Davidson has all the makings of a perfect weekend getaway with its buzzing downtown Main Street, delicious local eateries and also wonderful shopping.  And the icing on the cake to a relaxing weekend getaway is a stay at our beautiful bed and breakfast: Davidson Village Inn.

When making your weekend getaway from Charlotte, check out our Davidson, NC Vacation Guide.  The guide is free and makes traveling to an unknown area much easier to navigate.  The Davidson, NC Vacation Guide is filled with ideas on what to do around town, restaurants you’ll want to eat at, and the best places to shop till you drop.

The town of Davidson began with the founding of Davidson College back in 1837.  Historic downtown Davidson is a great place for a stroll.  Either take a self-guided tour of the area or join the Davidson Historical Society on one of their 1-hour walking tours.  Another great way to explore the town is on Davidson’s walking culinary tour: Tour De Food.  Tour de food is a unique way to meet the owners and sample menu items.  The tour stops at 5-6 places with one of those including a beer or wine tasting.  Tickets for the tour start at $30.00 and must be purchased in advance.

In addition to the Tour De Food, Davidson is home to many award-winning restaurants.  Wake up to a Western Omelet or Peanut Butter and Banana stuffed French Toast at Famous Toastery.  Kindred is another local favorite and is located a few doors down from the Inn.  This locally owned and operated restaurant features a seasonal menu of contemporary cuisine.  A few of their entrée items include Wagyu Beef Tartare, Bucatini, and Spinach Rigatoni.  Or if you’re looking for a classic cheeseburger paired with an old-fashioned milkshake, pull up a seat at The Soda Shop.  The Soda Shop Davidson has been serving up meals since 1951.

Treat yourself to a little retail therapy on your weekend getaway and check out some of Davidson’s wonderful shopping.  Wooden Stone Gallery on S Main Street is a great place to find local, one-of-a-kind works of art.  Main Street Books offers shoppers not only books but also a selection of cards, journals, and other gifts.  And a staple of shopping on Main Street since 1966 is The Village Store.  The Village Store sells a wide variety of items from jewelry to home décor and more.

Mingle with the locals every Saturday through November at the Davidson Farmers Market.  Located next to Town Hall, the Farmers Market is home to dozens of local vendors.  Because the market has everything from local fruits and vegetables to natural beef, handmade cheese, artisan bread, and local wine, the options are endless.  The market is open from 9:00 am to noon.

Davidson, North Carolina is a Lake Norman community.  With miles of shoreline, you’ll find plenty of water recreation to enjoy during the warmer months.  From stand-up paddle boarding to canoeing and swimming, there are endless opportunities for lake entertainment.

Davidson is the best weekend getaway from Charlotte.  Here at Davidson Village Inn, we strive to make your stay with us your home away from home.  Our 18 rooms are spacious and stocked with Greenwich Bay bath amenities and Turkish bamboo towels.  A breakfast buffet of cereal, yogurt, eggs, cheeses, locally made baked good, fresh fruit, juice, and coffee are provided each morning.  One of the Inn’s current specials is the Tour Davidson on the Village Inn Pedicab.  Join the innkeeper on the Pedicab for a tour of Davidson College, the oldest neighborhood in Davidson and a ride through downtown.  To book your Davidson getaway, please give us a call at 704-892-8044.