Top Romantic Spots in the Carolinas

Roses are red, violets are blue, we asked around and found some romantic spots for two! Okay, but seriously, before Valentine’s Day arrives, we wanted you to have plenty of options to choose from. We wanted you to have the bests Valentine’s Day yet! We reached out to several counties in the area and here’s what we got!


Ashe County’s Top 3 Romantic Spots:

Go high up in the mountains to escape the city woes, here are 3 spots to spend a romantic get away with that special someone.

The Nesting Place Bed and Breakfast

  • Breathtaking views, tucked away in the blue ridge mounains
  • quiet and clean
  • Breakfast is delicious!

Little Peak Creek Farm & Studio

  • Beautiful location with farm animals, lovely meadows and plenty of mountain views.
  • Cozy and clean cabin
  • A great place for couples to get away or bring the whole family

River House Country Inn & Restaurant

  • Located near a mile of riverfront and amazing walking trails
  • Beautifully decorated rooms with king-sized beds, private bathrooms, Jacuzzis and country antiques
  • Enjoy a delicious dining experience, reservations are highly recommended.

Cabarrus County’s Top 3 Romantic Spots:

Old flames or a new spark, plenty of options to warm your heart!

Southern Strain Brewery

  • A variety of refreshing craft beers
  • Large patio and tap room
  • Great atmosphere and friendly bartenders

73 and Main

  • Enjoy a unique dinning experience inside a historic Mount Pleasant Mill.
  • Offering 32 beers on tap and 50 bourbons.
  • Try the crab cakes or a delicious steak.
  • They’ve stopped by our studio, check it out, here!

Frank Liske Park

  • Located in the central part of Cabarrus County.
  • Enjoy a nice romantic walk around the park.
  • Challenge your date to a fun game of miniature golf.

Gaston County’s Top 3 Romantic Spots:

Smell the roses or take a hike. Or maybe, enjoy your favorite movie in black and white!

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Crowders Mountain State Park

  • Pack a picnic and take a hike
  • Enjoy the breathtaking views when you get to the top of the mountain!
  • This is the perfect place to snag that epic insta pic!

Webb Custom Kitchen

  • Enjoy dinner and a movie inside this renovated 1920’s movie theater!
  • Watch your meal being prepared in their open kitchen.
  • Try the pan seared scallops and fried green tomatoes!
  • They’ve stopped by our studio, check it out, here!

Iredell County’s Top 3 Romantic Spots:

Take a romantic stroll or sit by the fire. Maybe even have wine with who your heart desires.

Davesté Vineyards

  • Beautiful, rustic winery with breathtaking scenery
  • Enjoy wine tastings, beer tastings or take tour through the vineyard
  • Listen to live local music every Friday, no cover charge but the space fills up quick.

Jeffrey’s Restaurant

  • Cozy booths for a romantic dinner
  • Fantastic Steaks and Seafood, we hear the Red Snapper is delicious!
  • Great dessert selection to share!

Twisted Oak American Bar and Grill

  • Snuggle up to your special someone with outdoor seating by the fire
  • Enjoy 24 taps of craft beer, a wonderful wine collections or try the bourbon and whiskey selection
  • Delicious food options, try the Shrimp and Grits

Mecklenburg County’s Top 3 Romantic Spots:

Find someone who loves adventure, jump off the edge or ice skate down the river!

US National Whitewater Center


  • located in a beautiful historic home on Providence.
  • Enjoy hand crafted cocktails and delicious Italian dishes.
  • Reserve a spot for their Valentine’s Day set menu!
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  • This restaurant has one of the best views in town, with their patio that overlooks the Queen City, snag a picture with you and your love or cuddle up next to one of their fire pits!
  • Enjoy a wide variety of wine, beautifully crafted cocktails and local beers.
  • Reservations are recommended!

Union County’s Top 3 Romantic Spots:

Sleep in a tree house, relive those childhood dreams or grab a delicious treat as you walk down historic streets!

Cane Creek Park

  • Bundle up and take a nice stroll among 1,050 acres of land that surrounds a beautiful lake.
  • Pack a picnic and enjoy the peaceful environment.
  • Enjoy a weekend getaway with your sweetheart in one of their cabins or tent sites.

Downtown Waxhaw

  • Take a historic walking tour through downtown Waxhaw, enjoy the historic brick buildings, check out the local shops, and cross the pedestrian bridge for a great photo op over the railroad tracks.
  • Grab a beer at The Dreamchaser’s Brewery, or a hot cup of coffee at Crossroads Coffeehouse.
  • Enjoy a delicious treat at the Waxhaw Creamery.

TreeHouse Vineyards

  •  Find acres of lush vineyards, hills and the beautiful property that houses Treehouse Vineyards.
  •  Tree houses can be rented overnight but book your reservation in advance!
  • Enjoy hand crafted wine, non-alcoholic juices, slushies, gourmet treats and gift baskets!

York County’s Top 3 Romantic Spots:

You can make it an all day adventure, starting at the Greenway and then ending at the river!

Anne Springs Close Greenway

  • Enjoy a romantic hike out to Lake Haigler, or over the swinging bridge
  • Take a guided horseback riding experience with your special someone, $60 for non-members,  on Saturdays from September – May

The Mercantile in Rock Hill

  • Offers a large selection of flowers.
  • Pick out and build your own bouquet for your sweetheart right in the store!

The Pump House

  • Enjoy drinks and a delicious dinner overlooking the Catawba River.
  • They offer a unique southern dinning experience.
  • Reservations are recommend.

Editors’s Choice of Top 3 Romantic Spots:

If I got to choose a romantic date night from the list above (I hope my husband is reading) these would be my three!

  • The Mercantile in Rock Hill – I’d start my day picking out a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
  • Crowders Mountain – We’d take the flowers home, pack a picnic and take a mid-day hike! I’m not sure we’d make it to the top. I’m pregnant, so I tire easily. However, if we made it to the top, we could eat our lunch and take a couple of pictures using the beautiful scenery as a backdrop! (not trying to rhyme, promise!)
  • Webb Custom Kitchen – Slowly but surely we’d make our way down the mountain, go back home and get ready for a unique dining experience at Web Custom Kitchen! Eating delicious southern cuisine while watching an old movie sounds like a perfect way to end the night!