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 in North Carolina 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.
Where To Stay:
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 Lakeside Corner King rooms provide the perfect romantic atmosphere with gorgeous lake views. If you really want to spoil your significant other, reserve a King Suite!
Where To Wine & Dine:
The Green Light | 108 ½ East Hargett Street
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
You’ll feel like you stepped into the 1920s at Watts & Ward, a chicRaleigh speakeasy. Cuddle up at the dimly-lit bar or on one of the many couches with a craft cocktail or beer and enjoy a charming evening with your beau.
Brewery Bhavana | 218 S Blount Street
If you’re looking for a modern restaurant with traditional Laotian cuisine, Brewery Bhavana is a must-try. Here you and your significant other can enjoy a comfortable and airy setting and experience flavors from Laos. Their menu includes small plates and entrees including Pork Bao, Crab Rangoon, Peking Duck, Pork Belly Rice Cakes, and more!
Taverna Agora | 326 Hillsborough Street
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 breakfast, lunch or dinner. If you want to take your romance to the max, sit outside on their gorgeous patio!
Second Empire | 330 Hillsborough Street
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 cigar, Asian pork shoulder and foie gras dumpling, and Empire seafood paella. Be sure to make a reservation in advance!
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!
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 goats milk chocolate, the sea salt bar, and Morita chili & vanilla chocolate. Don’t forget to take a box of chocolates for your trip home!