Valentine’s Day shouldn’t be the only time of year you want to whisk your significant other off their feet. Planning a romantic getaway to Raleigh is the perfect way to spoil your sweetheart any time of year.
We’ve put together some of our favorite romantic spots in Raleigh to make your trip unforgettable. Plus, you’ll discover the best of romantic hotels in Raleigh, NC, including special getaway packages and boutique accommodations.
Raleigh Hotel Rooms for Couples
The StateView Hotel offers plush accommodations and is conveniently located near downtown Raleigh, making it easy for you and your partner to get around the city. Our romantic Raleigh hotel offers Lakeside Corner King rooms that provide the perfect romantic atmosphere with gorgeous lake views.
Raleigh Hotel Packages for Couples
Our romantic hotel in Raleigh also offers several hotel packages perfect for vacationing couples:
Stay for Breakfast Package
The Stay for Breakfast Package includes breakfast for two at Flask & Beaker, StateView Hotel’s on-site restaurant, and deluxe accommodations.
Pick the Romance Package for deluxe accommodations and assorted local chocolate and a bottle of sparkling wine upon arrival.
Local Raleigh couples can even take advantage of our StateView Staycation package, which includes overnight accommodations with one king bed or two queen beds, a 20% off food and beverage discount, and late check-out.
Whichever package you choose, you and yours will be happy knowing that you got the best romantic hotel deal in Raleigh. Find the Raleigh hotel deal perfect for you.
Where To Wine & Dine
The Green Light | 108 ½ East Hargett Street
Phone: (919) 699-5256
Located in downtown Raleigh behind a secret bookshelf, you’ll find The Green Light. It’s one of the best-kept secret cocktail lounges around! This cozy spot boasts candlelight and mood lighting to make any romantic North Carolina trip worthwhile. Not to mention, their cocktails are bar none. Have a pre-dinner cocktail or nightcap at The Green Light.
Watts & Ward | 200 South Blount Street
Phone: (919) 896-8016
You’ll feel like you stepped into the 1920s at Watts & Ward, a chic Raleigh speakeasy. Cuddle up at the dimly lit bar or on one of the many couches with a craft cocktail or local brew and enjoy a charming evening with your beau.
Brewery Bhavana | 218 S Blount Street
Phone: (919) 829-9998
Located in a modern, stylish space, Brewery Bhavana specializes in traditional Asian cuisine and slow-fermented, wood-aged beers. Here you and your significant other can enjoy a comfortable and airy setting while dining on dim sum and sipping local brews. Their menu includes small plates and entrees including Pork Bao, Crab Rangoon, Peking Duck, Pork Belly Rice Cakes, and more! After your meal, peruse the on-site flower shop for a special arrangement to celebrate your special occasion.
Taverna Agora | 326 Hillsborough Street
Phone: (919) 881-8333
Take a trip to the Mediterranean coast without stepping foot outside of Raleigh when you dine at Taverna Agora. Their spread of traditional Greek favorites like Spanakopita, Gyros, and Moussaka will leave you wanting more. Dine at Taverna Agora for brunch, lunch, or dinner. If you want to take your romance to the max, sit outside on their gorgeous patio!
Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern | 330 Hillsborough Street
Phone: (919) 829-3663
Located in a breathtaking Dodd-Hinsdale house you’ll find Second Empire Restaurant and Tavern. This restaurant is sure to leave you and your partner feeling dreamy with courses like warm crispy phyllo and roasted Pennsylvania duck breast, “Cheerwine Braised” pork belly, pan-roasted swordfish, and Empire seafood paella. Reservations are strongly recommended.
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Other Romantic Things To Do
Pullen Park | 520 Ashe Avenue
Stroll hand in hand with your partner as you take in the scenic Pullen Park. Grab a coffee from Pullen Place Cafe as you stroll or bask in nostalgia while riding the Gustave A. Dentzel carousel. Pullen Park is a charming couple’s spot to relax, stroll, and capture some memorable photos!
Escazu Chocolates | 936 North Blount Street
Phone: (919) 832-3433
Nothing says love like a box of chocolates! Escazu Chocolates, a bean-to-bar chocolate factory, takes chocolate to the next level with their chocolate-crafted concoctions. Nosh on crazy confections like goat’s milk chocolate, the sea salt bar, and Morita chili & vanilla chocolate. Don’t forget to take a box of chocolates for your trip home!
Visit a Museum
Museums in Raleigh range from art galleries to science centers and historical exhibits. The North Carolina Museum of Art showcases artwork from around the world and spans more than 5,000 years. The North Carolina Museum explores the history and heritage of the state of North Carolina with interactive exhibits and unique artifacts.
Visit a Winery or Vineyard
There are a handful of wineries and vineyards near Raleigh that are just a short drive from our hotel. The wineries around Raleigh specialize in many different types of libations, from red wines to sparkling pinks and meads. Pick from our favorite wineries in Raleigh to add to your getaway itinerary.
Sample Local Brews
If wine doesn’t appease your palette, there are plenty of breweries near StateView Hotel for you to choose from. In fact, there are over twenty breweries in Raleigh that specialize in various brewing methods. One thing is for certain; you’ll have plenty of brews to sample when you visit Raleigh for your romantic getaway!
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