Neighboring communities throughout the state of North Carolina is home to many of the drivers of NASCAR with several race tracks within a few hours driving distance from Gastonia. Nearby Charlotte is the home of the Carolina Panthers NFL Football team, the Charlotte Bobcats NBA and The Charlotte Sting WNBA Basketball teams.
If professional sports are not your cup of tea, Gaston county has a rich history that is on display at several local museums. There are many things to see and do at the area's beautiful parks, lakes, flower gardens, fairs and local farms.
Be sure and visit the Gaston County Dept. of Tourism web site that provides a wealth of valuable information (including beautiful pictures) about Gaston area attractions.