Visit Monroe


Although a few significant buildings have been demolished, such as the Monroe Opera House and Hotel Joffre, Monroe’s Central Business District still reflects the period of Downtown Monroe’s greatest prosperity as an agricultural and commercial center. The City of Monroe remains a hub of industrial and retail activity within the region and is a focus of culture and commerce within Union County. Millions of dollars in renovations and facade improvements, annual festivals, and new interest in professional housing have made Downtown Monroe the place for commerce and travelers alike. Please enjoy your time in our historic district. Thank you for visiting Downtown Monroe. 

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Historic Walking Tour

Downtown Greenway

Whether you begin and end at Belk Tonawanda Park or at another point along the greenway, you will enjoy a scenic walk or run winding through Historic Downtown Monroe. Banners and markers along the sidewalks guide visitors on this one-and-a-half-mile loop. Discover the rich history of our Downtown as you follow this map, which identifies and briefly details significant sites. You’ll also pass stores to explore and restaurants to dine in. For solitude and serenity or a vibrant place to meet with friends, the Historic Downtown Monroe Greenway has something for everyone.

Shop, Dine, and More

Over 140 businesses in Historic Downtown Monroe including:




Beauty Care




Event Venues




Trophy Design

Printing & Web Design

Real Estate

Salons & Spas

& Much More!


Fairfield Inn & Suites
1825 Willams Rd.
Monroe, NC 28110
(980) 290-2190

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2505 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 774-1779

Hampton Inn
2368 Roland Dr.
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 220-2200

Best Western Inn & Suites
2316 Hanover Dr.
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 283-4746

Quality Inn & Suites
2351 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 283-9600

Relax Inn
611 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 289-4581

Faremont Inn & Suites
608-E W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 289-1555

Super 8
350 Venus Street
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 774-8719

Treehouse Vineyards
301 Bay St.
Monroe, NC 28112
(704) 283-4208

Economy Inn
4212 W. Roosevelt Blvd.
Monroe, NC 28110
(704) 283-8161


Downtown Monroe has nearly 350 on-street, two-hour parking spaces within walking distance of the Dowd Center Theatre. The spaces are governed by two-hour time limits, Monday through Friday, 8 AM to 5 PM.  Parking laws are strictly enforced.

In addition, downtown Monroe has more than 1,000 parking spaces in public parking lots for visitors planning to spend more time in the area.