Asheville's Top Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas

French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Sweetie, Honey, Pumpkin', Boo—whatever you call your special someone, this is your chance to woo them with an incredible romantic getaway. Asheville is the perfect couples escape, whether you want to dine a romantic restaurant for a meal for two, stay at a romantic inn or hotel, or find romantic things to do like hiking, sightseeing or gazing at the breathtaking mountain scenery. Whisk your loved one away on one of these memorable mountain experiences.

Live like a King and Queen

Omni Grove Park Inn Spa

Stay right on the grounds of America's largest home, also known as America's castle. The four-diamond Inn on Biltmore Estate is the only lodging physically located on the Biltmore. For even more luxury, amazing mountain views and indulgent spa treatments (including a couples massage), consider The Omni Grove Park Inn. For a cozy getaway, few things are more romantic than booking a stay with your own in-room fireplace or Jacuzzi. Asheville also has an impressive and diverse list of nearly 50 quaint, charming bed and breakfast inns or you can get away from it all with a stay at a local mountain cabin.

Up, Up and Away

Scenic Drive Parkway

Asheville is often heralded as one of the top destinations in the U.S. for outdoor adventures. There are numerous spots for romantic hikes throughout the region. A great way to spend a romantic day out is to weave along one of the many scenic drives, stopping to view breathtaking mountain landscapes while arm-in-arm. There are also many other fun-filled outdoor adventures for couples to enjoy. 

Soak Your Cares Away

Wake Foot Sanctuary

Let life's tensions roll off your back with a retreat to one of Asheville's spas. Asheville's day spas and spa resorts are increasingly catering to couples, with many offering couples massages and treatments for both men and women.

Dine at Sunset

Couple at Sunset Terrace at the Omni Grove Park Inn

Give the sun a goodnight kiss as you watch it set beyond the western mountain ranges. The Sunset Terrace at the Omni Grove Park Inn Resort offers you one of the best seats in Asheville to take it all in, all the while providing you with amazing cuisine. It's a must for lovebirds. Or experience the view with small plates and/or drinks at one of Asheville's rooftop bars.


2018 Summer of Glass in Asheville

Asheville has a wide variety of romantic things to do for sightseeing couples. Spend the day in a real-life castle by touring Biltmore Estate. Asheville is the ideal destination for couples appreciating the arts, with numerous art galleries, the funky River Arts District where artists can be seen working in their studios, and several spots to view or buy mountain crafts.

Melt their Heart

French Broad Chocolate Lounge Quintessential Cake

Ahhh chocolate, the official fruit of Valentine's. The French Broad Chocolate Lounge offers a bevvy of sweet temptations. Find your aphrodisiac fix with a heavenly liquid truffle, or Highland Mocha Stout cake, or tour the Factory and see where they handcraft their chocolate. Be sure to check out The Chocolate Fetish for some of the best chocolate designs including their chocolate bears and chocolate shoes.

Personalized Experiences

Couple Taking Selfie Photo from Rooftop Lounge in Downtown Asheville

Discover the dazzling Asheville wonders of winter with carefully curated experiences led by Asheville’s community of local creatives and adventurers. With safety at the forefront, "Curated Asheville" personalized experiences highlight some of Asheville’s best winter activities and tours while maintaining proper social distancing and safety protocols. From outdoor yoga to intimate cooking tutorials with expert chefs, there are a variety of things to do in Asheville for you and your sweetheart. Choose from private or semi-private activities that are personalized just for the two of you!

Casual Dining

Dining at Smoky Park Supper Club

Do you like something more casual? There are many wonderful New South eateries in the Asheville area that are fun spots for a romantic dinner. Here are our fans' top 10 romantic restaurants in Asheville. If organic or vegetarian cuisine is your thing (or your sweetheart's thing), Asheville is well-known for its many organic and vegetarian restaurants. Restaurants are taking special precautions to keep you healthy during COVID-19. If you prefer to sit outside, many restaurants have outdoor winter dining options for ultimate air flow and social distancing.

Updated July 14, 2021
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