When’s the last time you allowed yourself to get lost in nature? Your internal compass is top notch, so you’ve never actually gotten lost per se, but you have been known to wander. Sauntering through the natural splendor of Crowders Mountain State Park will reconnect you with something peaceful inside you—something that thrives on fresh oxygen and colorful foliage. Make these hallowed trails your own, and then retire to one of our hotels in Gastonia, NC when it’s time to lay your weary head down on a pillow. That is, if you can clear the images of stunning peaks and freshwater streams from your mind.
As Hunter S. Thompson once famously penned, “Beware of looking for goals: Look for a way of life. Decide how you want to live and then see what you can do to make a living within that way of life." The residents of Gastonia seem to have found ways to live their best lives. You too can play the part of a Gastonian, if only temporarily. Spend idle days sketching bursting blooms inside the Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden, which claims over 450 acres of land for its flowering residents. Between trails dripping with stunning succulents to the quaint cottages that house more delicate flowers, you’ll feel as if you’ve been transported to another world, where nature is its inhabitants’ top priority, and there are no other worries at all. After a sun-soaked day of admiring orchids, get behind the wheel of our Gastonia rental cars and treat yourself to some sumptuous barbecue in the city’s bustling downtown district. A meal this satisfying will be the perfect ending to your day of adventures, as will staying in one of many luxurious Gastonia, NC hotels.
You certainly don’t need an excuse to get back in touch with the great outdoors, but our selection of accommodations is a fine one, indeed. Book your stay in one of Travelocity’s hotels near Gastonia and experience all the Old North State has to offer, from picturesque dogwood flowers to hiking trails that would make Earl Shaffer envious. We can also connect you with cheap hotels in Charlotte, for the adventure seeker who enjoys ambling.