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Escape to

Hickory, NC


It is time to get out. Time for a road trip.

Those searching for a drivable, weekend getaway are in luck! Hickory, North Carolina is just a short distance to a whole world away! For reference, Hickory is only about four hours from Atlanta, GA and Charleston, SC. This is just one of the many reasons to make a trip to Hickory, NC.


Once you're out of the city, what is there to do in Hickory? Just about anything! Choose your own adventure! Do you want an outdoor experience or some locally inspired retail therapy? Hickory has both and more!  Here are some ideas for exciting things to do in Hickory! For even more ideas, check out


Get outside in Hickory!

There is plenty of room for social distance. Stay on land and check out the multiple parks to hike and stretch your city legs! DarBrown30 on TripAdvisor recommends Bakers Mountain Park. He says it is, “A good workout! The trails are well marked and (there) is a ranger there always willing to help. They have maps of the trails. It has nice restrooms near the parking lot. The hills are pretty steep and gets the heart rate up.”

If you want to play in the water, try Lake Hickory Adventures! They have dinner cruises with live music, or there is the option to book your own private charter. Ticket sales are limited so there is room for all guests to socially distance. Treat yourself to beautiful lake views you can’t get anywhere else!


Plan a memorable weekend getaway

Ready to relax or want to let your competitive side out? Check out the Rock Barn Country Club & Spa for both! It offers public access to The Spa at Rock Barn and the Tom Jackson golf course. With 36 holes of award-winning golf, the Jackson golf course annually receives 4.5 out of 5 possible stars in the Golf Digest "Best Places to Play.” The European Spa at Rock Barn features a salt water pool, essential oil infused steam rooms, health and beauty treatments, and a full-service hair salon.


Looking for ways to renovate your space?

Among other great shopping, plan to visit Hickory Furniture Mart. It has 1 million square feet of retail space holding the best selection and prices in hand-made, quality furniture. They are implementing safe, social distancing standards and their showrooms can work with customers one-on-one. Vicki Smith on Facebook said, “It was worth the trip from middle GA! I found exactly what I was looking for after going to several stores… Fun experience and great deals. “


Whatever you're looking for, Hickory's got it. Make a plan to stay today. Plan your trip with help from!

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