It was our first time in a hot air balloon and it was perfect!!! "Big Oh! Balloons" owners , Charles and Kristie made our experience one we will never forget! If it's on your bucket list, check them out!!!
- Robin Hill Verified
We fell in love with the charming town of Statesville after a weekend getaway for a balloon ride with Big oh! Balloons. Our experience was beyond magical. The balloon ride was a gift from my husband to celebrate our anniversary. Charles and Kristie are the real deal—professionals who know what they’re doing. Their passion for the craft of ballooning shines through in everything they do. It was an unforgettable experience in the clouds. We free-floated across beautiful green fields, above the trees with a view of the foothills in the distance. If you want to feel young again, take a balloon ride with these lovely people. Our weekend travels led us to discover Lee Dellinger Fine Art, a gallery gem in the heart of downtown. All of the art is original, and the gallery showcases artists from around the country and features some incredible NC artists. I was first drawn into the gallery by window-watching paintings by Amy Sullivan and Marlise Newman. Lee made me and my husband so comfortable. I felt like I had known her for a long time, but we had just met. We bought our first real piece of art that weekend. What a special place! We also enjoyed the art crawl while we there, breakfast at the Bristol Café, lattes at Lake Mountain Coffee, dinner at Broad Street Burger, and homemade desserts and bagels at Andrea’s sweet shop. There are so many places we want to try when we return. We can’t wait to go back to Statesville!
- Sandy and Dave Bjorkback Verified
Bourbon, battles, and balloons. These were the reasons I traveled to Statesville, but not the only reasons. Friendly people, diverse restaurants, outdoor recreation, and local shopping were the highlights. It's the perfect road trip destination at the crossroads of interstate highways and backroads.
- Jason Barnette Verified
My friend and I had a fantastic stay at the Inn on Front Street and greatly enjoyed our time wandering around Statesville and enjoying the many restaurants, bars, and shops. We would definitely recommend a visit to Statesville to anyone looking for a relaxing time with great food and friendly people.
- Anastassia Laskey Verified
We stayed at the lovely Inn on Front Street for a weekend away and were delighted to receive the 'Stay and Play' dollars for use in downtown shops and restaurants. We enjoyed the benches and tables /chairs along Broad St., which reminded us of Europe. We ate and slept well during our retreat from our routines.
- Frieda Kehler Verified
I had a wonderful visit to Statesville and I loved the incentive to stay at The Inn on Front Street that the Stay & Play Package provided. I still have a few downtown dollars left and I hope to be able to come back for another stay and get more delicious food at 220 Cafe. Downtown is quaint and clean, perfect for a relaxing vacation.
- Andrea Ramirez from Downtown Statesville Development Corp Verified
Response from Statesville Convention & Visitors Bureau Thank you so much Andrea! We appreciate you choosing Statesville, NC and hope you will be back soon to spend those d... Read More
The most friendliest group and town we've ever been part of. So many things to do and see. Clean! Great food and drinks! What else could you ask for? Do not miss 220 Cafe and Broad Street Burger. Looking for a great place to drink and listen to music? Look no further than Red Buffalo Brewing Co. which always has great food trucks as well. Lunch you ask? Groucho's Deli has some incredible sandwich combos - YUM!! Love Statesville!
- Kevin Drako