An oh-so-charming small town oasis

Close to popular hiking spot Crowders Mountain, Belmont leaves folks smitten with its natural wonders and old-time charm.

The charming city of Belmont rests about 15 miles west of Uptown Charlotte. Settled in the 1750s, the town was originally called Garibaldi Station, but was renamed Belmont (“beautiful mountain”) in 1833 because of its proximity to Crowders Mountain. To enjoy the town’s old-time appeal, order a plate of biscuits and a side of banana pudding at Nellie’s Southern Kitchen, a cocktails-and-comfort-food venture started by the Jonas Brothers’ father, Kevin Jonas Sr. Fittingly, the restaurant has a stage for live music. Then stroll through local oasis Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, open year-round.

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