Davidson is a small "college town" in North Carolina. It is known primarily for its association with Davidson College , and in recent years has become a suburb of Charlotte. It has just over 7,000 residents, of whom some 1,900 are students at the College.
Though Davidson has been "swallowed" by the suburban growth of Charlotte, it has made an intentional effort to retain its small-town identity. As a result, the downtown and campus area do not have the characteristic "sprawl" of most American suburbs.
Almost all travelers will access Davidson via Interstate 77.
If you are in Charlotte and want to visit the town for a day trip, consider using the CATS Express buses that run from Uptown Charlotte to Davidson (take the 77X line). Be sure to check the bus schedule ahead of time, as Express buses do not run ordinary schedules.
Cars are the primary form of transportation in Davidson. However, the downtown area and college campus are easily traveled by foot or bike.
The college campus is quaint and full of interesting academic architecture. If the weather permits, it is worth a walk around the tree-lined sidewalks.
Nearby Lake Norman is a major regional attraction. It offers recreational boating, swimming, resorts, and some small beaches.
Davidson's best eateries are within a short walk of the center of town. There is really no need to settle for interstate food.
If you are college-aged, it is a safe bet that you will be able to find drinking opportunities on campus during the school year.