Huntersville, NC

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Birkdale Village showing modern architecture

Visit this easygoing suburban town in North Carolina for its historic homesteads, lively shopping districts, recreational parks and water sports on Lake Norman. 

Huntersville is a residential town between the city of Charlotte and large Lake Norman. Plan a visit for its Civil War monuments, retail villages and superb range of outdoor activities. Once a peaceful cotton farming community and mill town, Huntersville has grown into a popular commuter town for Charlotte workers. Its historically significant events include the 1781 Battle of Cowan’s Ford, which was the last American Revolution battle fought in Mecklenburg County.

Get your bearings in the town center, which is focused on the intersection of Huntersville Road and Main Street. Find banks, cafés, churches, restaurants and well-kept parks such as Holbrook Park and Main and Maxwell Park. Take the children to Discovery Place Kids, a hands-on museum with educational exhibits and live shows. Drive a short distance to Joe Gibbs Racing, where you can browse examples of NASCAR racing cars from a viewing gallery.

Join locals at 213-acre (86-hectare) Bradford Park on a sunny day. It features baseball diamonds, a children’s playground, disc golf course, soccer fields and picnic shelters. Head to Birkdale Village for a day of shopping, dining and entertainment.

Latta Plantation, one of the town’s favorite historic sites, is open for guided tours of its original farmhouse. Spot farm animals, meet eagles at the Carolina Raptor Center and enjoy lakeside picnics. Buzzard Rock Trail weaves through the plantation’s nature reserve to Mountain Island Lake. Delve farther into Mecklenburg County’s past at the colonial-era Historic Rural Hill.

During warm summers, man-made Lake Norman is alive with activity both in and out of the water. Go canoeing, fishing, paddleboarding, sailing, waterskiing and wakeboarding. Play golf, hike along shoreline trails and visit farmers markets. Cornelius and Davidson are two of the busier towns near the lake.

Fly into Charlotte Douglas International Airport from several major U.S. cities. A regular bus service runs from downtown Charlotte to Huntersville. Visit on weekends in October and November for the Carolina Renaissance Festival, a celebration of Elizabethan-era traditions.

Best Western Plus Huntersville Inn & Suites Near Lake Norman
Best Western Plus Huntersville Inn & Suites Near Lake Norman
2.5 out of 5
13830 Statesville Rd, I-77 At Lake Norman, Exit #23, Huntersville, NC
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $81 per night from Nov 22 to Nov 22
Situated in Huntersville, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Discovery Place Kids and The Park - Huntersville. Joe Gibbs Racing is 1.6 mi (2.5 km) away.
3.8/5 Good! (740 reviews)
"Everything"

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Best Western Plus Huntersville Inn & Suites Near Lake Norman
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lake Norman Huntersville, NC
Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lake Norman Huntersville, NC
3 out of 5
16617 Statesville Rd, Huntersville, NC
The price is $100 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in Huntersville, this hotel is 1.2 mi (1.9 km) from Birkdale Village and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Discovery Place Kids. Raceworld USA and Lake Norman Visitors ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (984 reviews)
"Very clean ,friendly staff"

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson, Lake Norman Huntersville, NC
My Place Hotel - Huntersville, NC
My Place Hotel - Huntersville, NC
3 out of 5
14725 Statesville Road, Huntersville, NC
The price is $90 per night from Oct 25 to Oct 25
Situated in Huntersville, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Discovery Place Kids, The Park - Huntersville, and Joe Gibbs Racing. Birkdale Village and Waterford ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (91 reviews)
"The property was new so it was clean. The parking was a little small and one of the entrances was closed so it was hard to get into the motel. We had to turn around and come back to the entrance."

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

My Place Hotel - Huntersville, NC
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Large 3 BR 2.5BA Lake Norman House in Birkdale Village,Close to Charlotte!
Large 3 BR 2.5BA Lake Norman House in Birkdale Village,Close to Charlotte!
Huntersville, NC
The price is $214 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
This family-friendly Huntersville vacation home is located on a lake, within a 10-minute walk of Birkdale Village, Waterford Golf Club, and Birkdale Golf Club. ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Wonderful Stay
"We really enjoyed our weeks stay at this clean and spacious home while celebrating our daughters college graduation and visiting with extended family in Huntersville. We especially loved relaxing on the front porch and the convenient shopping in Birkdale Vilkage. Lots to see and do in this quaint ..."

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Large 3 BR 2.5BA Lake Norman House in Birkdale Village,Close to Charlotte!
Quiet and Beautiful House in a WONDERFUL location near 2 Lakes and Charlotte!
Quiet and Beautiful House in a WONDERFUL location near 2 Lakes and Charlotte!
Huntersville, NC
Located in the heart of Huntersville, this vacation home is 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Latta Plantation Nature Preserve and 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Rural Hill. Lake Norman ...
5/5 Exceptional! (2 reviews)
Great location!
"This property was in a great location! There was ample space for our family of 4! Communication was great with the owner during our stay! Would recommend!"

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Quiet and Beautiful House in a WONDERFUL location near 2 Lakes and Charlotte!
Country Living in the City
Country Living in the City
Huntersville, NC
Located in the heart of Huntersville, this historic vacation home is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Discovery Place Kids and within 3 mi (5 km) of The Park - Huntersville ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (14 reviews)
Great vacation home.
"Love the house, the location, and communication with the house manager was great. Super responsive. This house is a must stay."

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Country Living in the City
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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