From Shelby, the city of Charlotte is approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the east.
The region is a popular tourism destination. To understand why, rent a car and discover the other cities, towns and villages around Shelby. Go to Kings Mountain, and enjoy the Kings Mountain Historical Museum and Kings Mountain Country Club. Kings Mountain is roughly 11 miles (18 kilometers) from Shelby is a great place to spend some time. For even more variety, visit the Gaffney Premium Outlets and Cowpens National Battlefield can all be found in and around Gaffney, approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Shelby.
Hickory is 30 miles (48 kilometers) from Shelby. This regional center has a diverse range of things to see, including Valley Hills Mall, Hickory Museum of Arts and L. P. Frans Stadium. Catawba Science Center and Hickory Metro Convention Center are just a handful of the many other interesting attractions in Hickory.
If the weather isn't ideal, don't panic, Western Piedmont offers plenty of indoor history museums, that'll keep culture vultures busy.
Western Piedmont offers a range of gentle activities. Spend the day shore fishing or cycling and leave your worries behind.
The closest major airport, Charlotte-Douglas International Airport, is located in Charlotte, 35 miles (56 kilometers) to the east of Shelby, which is handy to remember when booking your holiday.