Itinerary at a Glance

This itinerary is tailored to these interests.

– Couples, Romance

The activities in this itinerary are suited for these seasons:

– Any Season

These activities will fill this many days:

– 1.5 Days

Day One


There’s something so very engaging about waterfalls. The power and noise of rushing water is exhilarating. And romantic! Enjoy a waterfall hike like the Glen Burney Trail or Linville Falls. Rushing melts in spring, cooling sprays in summer, golden reflections in fall, or icy sculptures in winter- the hike is worth it in any season. Take note that the Glen Burney Trail is considered strenuous. Wear layers and take water for either hike. Better yet, pack a picnic lunch. The Glen Burney trailhead is located inside Annie Cannon Memorial Gardens on Laurel Lane in Blowing Rock. Linville Falls is accessible via the Blue Ridge Parkway, a few miles south of Grandfather Mountain.

Dining Suggestion

Start your morning with the most important of meals, breakfast! We recommend El Rincon for a delicious breakfast. They have both Mexican and American breakfast so enjoy your regular staples, or spice it up with some breakfast nachos.   

Insider Tip

Many of our restaurants will offer take out for your picnic lunch!

The historic Edgewood Cottage stands next to the Blowing Rock Art & History Museum on Main Street.


After your hike, work out all the stress and get relaxed with a couples massage or a great spa treatmentChetola Resort has a beautiful facility on site that offers the best in massage, aromatherapy, facials, and more. Beautiful lake views and a rustic yet elegant setting is sure to relax you. Westglow Spa is also nearby. Located inside the former mansion of renowned artist Elliot Daingerfield, the spa features a gym, whirlpool, sauna, and all body and facial services. No matter how you’d like to indulge and unwind, one of these spas has you covered.

Insider Tip

Many of our inns and spas offer romantic packages for couples to use together. 

Horn In The West celebrates the history of Revolution-era Boone with a captivating story.


There is no shortage of warm and romantic dinner options in Blowing Rock. Date night favorites include The Best Cellar, Twigs, The Gamekeeper, Violette’s, and Restaurant at Gideon Ridge. Of course, warm and cozy ambiance can be found at our more casual eateries as well. See our restaurant page for contact details to make your reservation.

Insider Tip

After dinner, head over to Kilwins to grab dessert and watch fudge being made!

Day Two

Learn about the history of the influential Cone family at this restored, revival-style mansion.


The Blowing Rock is our town’s namesake, and the site of a truly romantic legend. We don’t recommend any reenactments, but we do encourage you to enjoy the incredible views and near-constant winds. Take a picture with your honey on the Blowing Rock itself to commemorate your getaway.

Dining Suggestion

Breakfast at The Famous Toastery for a great start to the day. Have a cup of joe or indulge with a mimosa or Bloody Mary. Breakfast, brunch or lunch, they’re sure to have all cravings covered. 

Insider Tip

For a quick cup of coffee head over to Camp Coffee or Bald Guy Brew

Looking for more?

  • Winery Trail– Check out our Winery Tour page for details on local wineries and tasting rooms.
  • Ice skating at ski resorts- Appalachian Ski MountainSugar Mountain, and Beech Mountain all offer ice skating during the ski season!
  • Horseback ride– Take a horseback tour of the Cone Trails with Vx3, a local guide.
  • Cocktail hour– Enjoy live music by Charlie Ellis along with drinks in the beautiful lobby areas of the historic Green Park Inn on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Saturday night bonfires– Grab a s’mores pack or two and enjoy the crackling fire by the lake at Chetola Resort. Public is welcome. Outdoor bar is available weather permitting.
  • Canoeing– Boat rentals are available at the serene Price Lake from May-October. The lake is inside Julian Price Memorial Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Sunset Views – There are plenty of places where you can take in a romantic sunset in the area. 

See more travel ideas on our Main Itinerary Page!