February 14th is undoubtedly one of the most romantic days of the year, and this Valentine’s Day is only a couple of weeks away! It’s the perfect time to show your loved one just how much you care. Planning a romantic weekend getaway is a sure fire way to sweep your significant other off his or her feet. If you’re short on ideas about where to go, here is a list of some of the most romantic locations in the beautiful state of North Carolina:
Bald Head Island, NC: This secluded and serene North Carolina island is the perfect destination for couples to unwind and reconnect during any time of year. Since cars are not permitted on the island and commuting by golf cart is the norm, it’s easy to leave the hustle and bustle of the “real world” behind. What better time to feel miles away from the ordinary than Valentine’s Day Weekend? You and your sweetheart can enjoy the natural beauty of the North Carolina coast including pristine beaches and gorgeous sunsets, or spend the day getting pampered at the Island Retreat Spa & Salon.
This year, Bald Head Island is offering Sweetheart Month Specials, including the “Be Mine,” “I’m Yours,” “Hot Date” packages ranging from $155 per person to $375 per couple and featuring luxurious spa accommodations, champagne and yummy treats. A romantic three-course meal at local island restaurant, Eb and Flo’s, is also a fantastic way to spend your time together!
Asheville, NC: This eclectic mountain town is also an ideal North Carolina destination for a romantic weekend getaway. The awe-inspiring scenery provided by the Appalachian Mountains, as well as the thriving art and music scene will provide you and your sweetheart with plenty to do and see. If you are looking for action and adventure during your time away, keep in mind that it’s the perfect time of year for skiing and snowboarding! Cozying up to a crackling fire after a long day on the slopes will definitely make your Valentine’s Day one to remember.
Asheville is also offering various Valentine’s Day packages including a trip to the Biltmore Estate, a stay at a charming bed-and-breakfast, and romantic spa treatments. To ensure a dining experience you’ll never forget, many local restaurants are featuring special menus created specifically for Valentine’s Day in Asheville. You may even enjoy a delicious hot chocolate tasting throughout various downtown cafes, the ultimate way to beat the winter chill.
Charlotte, NC: Dubbed “The Queen City,” Charlotte, NC offers a unique nightlife and a “big city” atmosphere that will have you and your partner feeling like royalty. The city also happens to boast North Carolina’s premier winery, Childress Vineyards. This year, the vineyard is offering a Valentine’s getaway on February 13, 2010 from 9 am to 5 pm, which includes the opportunity to explore two other wineries in the beautiful Yadkin Valley region. Treating your other half to a weekend full of wine tasting may be the perfect Valentine’s Day surprise!
Book Now, Enjoy in the Spring
Keep in mind that a trip for any time of year can still make for an excellent Valentine’s Day gift. Most places have great vacation packages year-round. Surprise your honey by booking a trip for the springtime! A relaxing weekend getaway to Bald Head Island for example will give him or her something to look forward to and will make the remaining winter months seem much more pleasant.