Set the mood for your blue ridge mountain getaway with these six 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. Try Halotherapy at Radiant Well-Being: the area’s only therapeutic salt room. Let your mind drift with a restorative foot soak and sauna session at The Care Collective, then book a couples massage there, too. 180 Float Spa offers the unique opportunity to experience the healing effects of floating in a sensory-controlled environment. Check out any of our other Spas and Wellness establishments for yoga studios, massage therapists, and more!
4. Murder, Mystery, and Dinner at Mystery Hill
Get in character and start looking for clues at one of Mystery Hill’s monthly murder mystery dinners. Partner up with your date, or go rogue in an attempt to discover "who dunnit" at these fun-filled, after-dark events. Enjoy tasty food and drinks, explore Mystery Hill after hours, gem mine for bribe money, pay off your fellow players, and eventually call out the killer! Murder Mystery dinners occur monthly at Mystery Hill and advanced reservations are strongly recommended.
5. 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. Unwind after the adventure at a scenic winery or at an area craft brewery.
6. 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. 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.
Pro Tip: Take your special someone to TripAdvisor's 2022 Traveler's Choice for the #1 Date Night Restaurant in the United States - 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.
Book your stay at any of the Boone area's Hotels or Cabins to start planning your romantic getaway today.