Surprise your sweetheart with a romantic getaway in Asheville, NC. Mist-shrouded mountaintops greet the bright blue sky and encircle this eclectic city with a charming majesty. Whether the two of you are seeking outdoor adventures, quiet candlelit dinners, or inspiring art experiences, you’re in luck. Asheville has thriving culinary and creative scenes, as well as close proximity to some of the most stunning natural wonders in the Southeast! Read on to learn more about romantic things to do around town. Then, be sure to check out our free Vacation Guide for more great suggestions to include in your itinerary!
6 Things to Do on Your Romantic Getaway in Asheville, NC
1. Explore Biltmore Estate and Gardens
Biltmore Estate boasts stunning gardens, awe-inspiring decor, breathtaking architecture, and more. Shop, dine, and explore. Our inn’s concierge services include making your house entry reservations for you!
2. Grab a Cup of Gourmet Coffee at a Local Shop
Start your day with a foamy latte or fragrant drip coffee at one of the best local shops around town. We suggest checking out Izzy’s, High Five, Double D’s, The Dripoator, or Old Europe. If you’re craving something sweet, check out Vortex for coffee and doughnuts!
3. Embark on an Adventure
- Saddle up on a romantic horseback ride
- Soar to great heights on a hot air balloon ride
- Hike beautiful nature trails
- Discover roaring waterfalls
- Stop to smell the flowers at the botanical gardens
- Drive along the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway
4. Indulge in the Culinary Scene
- Tour a local winery and sip fine wines
- Discover some of the tastiest beers at local breweries
- Treat your tastebuds to various flavors from around the world at some of the best restaurants in town
5. Get Inspired by the River Arts District
One of the many draws to Asheville is the art scene. Being surrounded by picturesque mountain scenes really makes for a creative atmosphere. It’s no wonder there’s a thriving community of artists. Visit the working studios of Asheville’s renowned and up-and-coming artists. Shop for unique gifts such as oil paintings, pottery, jewelry, glass, metal, wood, and more.
6. Peruse Crafts, Books, and Records at Local Shops
Maybe you’re searching for an eclectic piece of decor for your new home. Perhaps you’re hunting down a lesser-read novel written by your favorite author. You might even be scouring shops for a particular record to add to your collection. Asheville is the ultimate destination for collectors and creatives to find just what they’re looking for! Some of our favorite craft, book, and record stores include Harvest Records, Static Age Records, Voltage Records, Malaprop’s Bookstore, Battery Park Book Exchange, Downtown Books & News, and Kress Emporium.
Stay in Cozy Accommodations at the Romantic 1899 Wright Inn
Nothing says romance like an elegant Queen Anne Victorian bed and breakfast in Asheville’s historic Montford District. Choose between 11 rooms and suites or even a spacious Carriage House for extra privacy. Each accommodation features its own unique appointments such as antique furnishings, stylish decor, and luxurious linens.
Our Romance Package is the perfect option for those looking to make their romantic Asheville, NC, getaway extra special. Upon arrival, couples receive a box of fine local chocolates, a bouquet of seasonal flowers, and a bottle of Brut.
Create Your Own Special Romantic Touches