Valentine’s Day is one of the most coveted days for couples, bringing about an excellent opportunity to have a special night tailored to the things you and your partner enjoy the most. Being in Asheville for the holiday makes it especially exciting with the abundance of romantic and fulfilling things you can do here. Read on for some romantic ideas Asheville can offer for your special day.
Dining and Drinking
Perhaps the most important staple of a perfect Valentine’s Day is the dining experience; you want a dinner you’ll remember and cherish for years to come, and maybe even establish a tradition of it. Dining at the Biltmore features a variety of classy options, such as Cedric’s Tavern, Deerpark Restaurant, or the Bistro. Not only will it be blissfully romantic, but you’ll also feel comfortable knowing that all your food is sustainably grown.
Looking for a bit of that southern charm in your dinner? Try Tupelo Honey, where you’re likely to have the best fried chicken of your life. Their “forever free” chicken is brined for over 18 hours, and is available in white or dark meat. Pair this fried delight with one of their signature cocktails, like their lavender & honeysuckle lemondrop, or their wildflower Moscow Mule.
For a cozy and casual place to stop after your dinner, or to fill up on creative eats a bit more, swing by the Social Lounge. One of Asheville’s premier craft cocktail bars, the intimate setting is perfect for longing gazes and hand-holding. Make sure to bring a jacket for the rooftop patio!
If you’re interested in a more intense Valentine’s experience, you and your partner may like skiing or snowboarding in one of the many resorts that the North Carolina mountains have to offer. Check out the Beech Mountain Resort, the highest ski and snowboard area in the Eastern US. Enjoy exhilarating days of snow fun, followed by cozy evenings with breath-taking views at in the inn.
For a unique and relaxing experience, look into the Asheville Salt Cave’s foot massage partner special. Enjoy the ambiance and energy that the invigorating, negative ions and saturated salt air in the staple therapeutic cave while getting your feet rubbed by one of their licensed massage therapists. To round off the foot rub, you’ll also get chocolates, fruit, herbal tea, and a salt gift with this special offer.
Trying to think of a good way to combine love and fitness on your romantic day, or want to get a little workout in before your big meal? Think about heading down to the Asheville Yoga Center for some Valentine’s Day Partner Yoga – it’s only $40 a couple!
From February 14th through the 16th, you can check out a new Valentine-inspired event held at the North Carolina Arboretum – Sweets with your Sweetie! While featuring all of the wonderful things that are regularly offered at the Arboretum, you and your love bird will be in nature’s paradise. For this special weekend, you can enjoy free hot chocolate at our hot chocolate bar, along with a free guided hike!
The Biltmore Estate is always a pleaser, and a perfect stop on your romantic Asheville evening. Enjoy a taste of castle and class without the price tag! You can enjoy the Downtown Abbey exhibit, which is being hosted until April, and finish off the tour with chocolate and wine tasting at the Biltmore Winery.