Romance on a Budget: Plan a Valentine’s Day Quickie
This year, Valentine’s Day falls on the same three-day weekend as President’s Day. By choosing a quick getaway to Asheville, you can enjoy a relaxing weekend escape without using additional vacation days. Make the most of your visit and celebrate your love Asheville-style with these insider tips!
How Sweet It Is to Be Loved By You
From organic liquid truffles to freshly brewed espresso on a double-decker bus, Asheville’s independent coffee houses are primo spots for people-watching and affordable amore. Make your celebration even sweeter by stopping for dessert at one our many restaurants. Our chefs infuse menus with local ingredients and a dash of creativity. (Goat-cheese chocolate brownie with cream-cheese ice cream anyone?)
Drive Your Way to a Dream Date
A great adventure is as close as the next mile marker. Take advantage of nearby national parks and enjoy a day soaking up magnificent mountain views. Looking to stay in town? Drive up Town Mountain to watch the sunset and steal a smooch. Or fire up your GPS and go on a high-tech treasure hunt for local geocaches.
Stroll the Streets
Every avenue in Asheville is a surprise. Go gallery gazing and enjoy Asheville’s eclectic art scene. Search for low-cost treasures in Asheville’s vintage boutiques and antique shops. Feeling crafty? Duck into one of our many arts and craft stores to make your own card, design a beaded bracelet or paint a piece of pottery.
Sip a Brew or Two
Take your taste buds on a tour by exploring Asheville’s many micro breweries and pubs. Best of all, most of the local pubs feature live music at night. Score some major romance points by asking a local musician to dedicate a song to your love.