Set the mood for your Blue Ridge mountain getaway with these five date night ideas


1. Venture Chocolate and Wine Followed by a Show

Boone’s newest downtown watering hole is a great place to get cozy with your loved one. Venture Chocolate + Wine Co. has a huge selection of chocolates, handcrafted from “bean to bar.” Pair any with a bottle of wine from the cellar downstairs and you've got all the ingredients for the perfect dessert date. You can also add on grazing boards, light appetizers, and some seriously tasty desserts. Venture makes a sweet stop before or after a concert or a movie at the historic Appalachian Theatre of the High Country. Check the theatre's upcoming show schedule here



2. Beacon Butcher Bar & Mountainside Putt Putt

Start the evening with a 18 challenging holes at Sunrise Mountain Mini Golf. Next, head two doors down to the Beacon Butcher Bar, a spacious establishment with elevated food offerings and creative specialty cocktails. The Beacon also serves as a tap room for Boone’s newest craft brewery, Parallel Brewing.


3. Couples Spa Day

One of the best ways to unwind on vacation and rekindle the romance with your beau in Boone is at any of the area’s relaxing day spas. Connect, relax, and restore Nordic-style with the wood-fired River Birch Sauna, a guided thermic sauna bathing experience. Let your mind drift with a restorative foot soak and sauna session at The Care Collective, then book a couples massage there, too. Check out any of our other Spa and Wellness establishments for yoga studios, massage therapists, and more! 


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4. Strategize on a Ropes Course

Put your problem-solving skills to the test at a mentally and physically challenging ropes course tucked away in the Appalachian mountains. Daring couples will love High Gravity Adventures Aerial Park, which offers a zipline course, a giant swing, and a ropes course. You could also spend the day flying high at Sky Valley Zip Tours and Hawksnest Zipline. Visiting during a chilly time? Mysterium Escape Adventure is Boone's only interactive escape room with multiple thrilling themes to choose from. Unwind after the adventure at a scenic winery or an area craft brewery


5. Picnic on the Parkway

Simple pleasures can sometimes create the best memories with a loved one. The strikingly beautiful Blue Ridge Mountain range is regularly bathed in purples, oranges, and reds at sunrise and sunset. Overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway create a dreamy atmosphere for a picnic. Don’t forget the essentials: a checkered blanket, reusable dishes and silverware, wine, fruit, sandwiches, and a tall candle to make things extra special. Stop by Wildwood Community Market on your way or just get Wanderlust Picnics to have everything set up for you! Arrive early for sunrise or stay late after sunset to cozy up together for stargazing.


Rainy Day? Switch to an indoor activity like tomahawk throwing at Mystery Hill, virtual golf at Tee 2 Green, or bowling at 10 High Country Lanes.

Pro Tip: Take your special someone to the 2024 James Beard Outstanding Restaurant Semifinalist, The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge. There is limited seating available in this elegant dining space with a magnificent backdrop, so make reservations well in advance. Check out our other Local Favorites here.

Book your stay at any of the Boone area's Hotels or Cabins to start planning your romantic getaway.