Top Budget Stays for Outdoorsy Tourists Visiting Charlotte


Charlotte is one of the top southern destinations for nature lovers and rightfully so. This charming gem of the South is surrounded by outdoor destinations, from the nearby Blue Ridge Mountains with their hiking trails, skiing resorts, and beautiful landscapes, to the U.S. National Whitewater Center and its rafting tours of the Catawba River. The Daniel Stowe Botanical Gardens, the Baltimore Estate Grounds, and the Anne Springs Close Greenway add to the many outdoor activities Charlotte has to offer. For a touch of adrenaline, add the NASCAR Hall of Fame and the rollercoasters at Carowinds Theme Park to your itinerary. There are plenty of budget Charlotte hotels to choose from and these are the most popular cheap stays for your trip.

Pet Friendly Hotel Near the Airport

If you’re traveling with your beloved pet and want to stay close to the airport, La Quinta Inn & Suites Charlotte Airport South should be at the top of your list. This popular hotel right next to the Charlotte International Airport will start you off with a free breakfast to boost your energy for a day of outdoor fun, make sure the free shuttles take you to your flight on time, and have your entire family relaxing in newly renovated rooms. As this is a La Quinta property, all current and former members of the military and their spouses can get discounts through the Military Rewards program.

Conveniently Located, Relaxing Stay

As the name suggests, the Relax Inn Charlotte is perfect to decompress in comfortable, well equipped rooms while staying close to major Charlotte attractions. Microwave, ironing board, refrigerator, free local calls, and free Wi-Fi are only some of the in-room amenities. The hotel also offers free parking, even for larger vehicles such as buses or RVs. The Historic Rosedale Plantation and the Charlotte Botanical Gardens at the University of North Carolina are the outdoor hotspots closest to the hotel.

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Cozy Stay in Historic Charlotte

The Morehead Inn boasts the charm of a grand manor with its Colonial revival architecture befitting its historic neighborhood of downtown Charlotte. The inn’s garden is what most guests are thrilled with, along with the extended Continental breakfast served on real china and offering pastry baked on site. Its downtown site makes the inn perfect for business trips and the child activities it offers help families keep children entertained.

Cheap and Comfortable Airport Stay

If you’re flying into Charlotte Douglas International Airport and are looking for a pet-friendly hotel nearby, then the Rodeway Inn is a top choice on your list of budget friendly options. Enjoy free parking and Wi-Fi, take a dip in the pool, or relax in your room that features cable TV, a refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker.

Luxury and Outdoor Fun

If you’d like a resort stay with an outdoor stay, fitness center, and 26 tennis courts, then The Boars Head, official University of Virginia hotel, is your best choice. Child care services, comfortable rooms with flat-panel TVs, refrigerator, microwave, and coffee makers, tours, and a full-service spa are but a few of the reasons this is the perfect place for you.

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