Though Raleigh-Durham may not stand out as a romantic destination, this North Carolina area is filled with all kinds of amorous outings. The five best things to do on a romantic trip to Raleigh-Durham are:
Book a Couples Massage
Reconnect with your special someone while you both drift into a tranquil world of relaxation with a couples massage at The Umstead Spa, one of North Carolina’s most luxurious getaway spots. As your therapists work the kinks out of both of your backs, side-by-side, you’re bound to feel a deeper connection to your loved one.
Have a Picnic
Pack a picnic and head to the Sarah P. Duke Gardens. There’s no shortage of nooks and crannies for spreading a blanket. Though you may pass by plenty of coeds as you make your way through Duke University’s picturesque campus, there’s certainly plenty of privacy to be had within these gardens.
Stroll the Sculpture Garden
Walk through the sculpture garden at the North Carolina Museum of Art. After quietly strolling through more than 5,000 years of art, from the primitive to the post-modern, have lunch at the museum’s Iris Restaurant. Choose a seat by a window and you’ll see sculptures scattered like trees in the meadow outside.
Plan a Getaway
Stay overnight at The Fearrington House Inn. Nothing’s more romantic than a stroll under towering pecan and oak trees at dusk. As crickets tune up, you’ll amble through the aptly named White Garden, past fountains, an herb garden and crabapple trees. Light-strewn orbs of bundled grapevines hanging from branches magically light up the grounds.
Enjoy a Romantic Dinner
Dine at one of Raleigh-Durham’s top restaurants. We suggest a romantic meal at Herons. As you gaze into each other’s eyes, you’ll savor each and every seductively delicious bite at this intimately set Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant.