What to do on romantic Valentine's Day and week 2018 in Asheville and the beautiful North Carolina mountains? Whether you are looking for a getaway of pampering and relaxation or adventure and exploration, you'll find plenty of things to do! Since Valentine's Day is on Wednesday this year, you have two weekends to celebrate. Make reservations well in advance! Or get better deals during the week. Here's a photo tour of our top romantic getaway ideas - plus some events and packages:
Biltmore Estate (pic at top): Touring Asheville's own castle always makes a romantic date. Take advantage of the lowest rates of the year with several special offers. Their newest exhibition with costumes from the Titanic movie opens February 9. See Biltmore winter ticket specials.
Bed & Breakfasts: Stay in a grand mansion or historic home and enjoy gourmet breakfasts, gracious innkeepers, and luxury amenities. See our Top Asheville Bed and Breakfasts.
Hiking: Take a hike and find the perfect place for a picnic, especially if the weather forecast is a mild one. See our favorite 20 Winter Hikes along with some helpful tips. Pic: Shortoff Mountain. Also, Chimney Rock Park is offering buy one, get one free tickets on Feb 11-13 - get a coupon from their website.
Waterfalls: Enjoy the sounds and solitude of waterfall. Hike to see several or find one roadside. Take a picnic. See our Top 20 Winter Waterfalls. Our favorite winter waterfall hike is DuPont State Forest (Triple Falls in pic).
Snow Fun: Ski, snowboard or tube at one of several resorts near Asheville. Our top pick is Beech Mountain, the highest ski town in the eastern United States. See our list of ski resorts in the North Carolina mountains.
Downtown Asheville: Exploring the winding streets is so much fun with so many unique shops and art galleries to browse. See our Downtown Asheville Guide. Warm up at a coffee shop or tea house. End the day with a cocktail or glass of wine or listen to live music and dance. And don't forget to sample hand-crafted chocolates. A creative way to explore downtown is walking the Urban Trail.
Dine: Asheville is a food lover's dream with a big variety of innovative independent restaurants that love to cook with the freshest local ingredients. Find something for every palette and budget. See our Top 40 Restaurants Guide. Also check out our favorite places for breakfast and weekend brunch. Make dining reservations well in advance!
Beer: Raise your glass for a romantic toast with a local beer at one of our many breweries. Find many within walking distance in the South Slope Brewing District near downtown Asheville. See our Asheville Brewery & Pub Guide.
Also: See our Top 25 Guided Tours & Experiences that will create special memories with your honey.
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