The 7 Best Things to Do in Asheville, NC, for Couples

Are you planning a romantic getaway to Asheville, North Carolina? With its fresh mountain air and relaxed vibes, Asheville is an amazing place to unplug and enjoy uninterrupted time with your significant other. Asheville offers the perfect mix of unique things to do and ways to relax and unwind. Take a look below to see our list of the best things to do in Asheville for couples, and start planning your trip!

For more things to do during your Asheville getaway, be sure to take a look at our free Vacation Guide! We’ve included dozens of things to do, places to eat, and attractions to see in Asheville and the Chimney Rock area! 

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Top 7 Things to Do in Asheville, NC, for Couples

1. Tour the Biltmore

The Biltmore Estate is the largest home in America, with seemingly endless rooms and gardens to explore. Choose from one of the many Biltmore tour options and spend the day exploring the grounds. You can easily spend a few hours at the Biltmore so plan your day accordingly! 

2. Brewery Hop

Asheville is known for its abundance of fabulous breweries. If the weather is nice, grab a seat on the lawn at New Belgium Brewing Company. They typically have a great food truck on-site as well! You’ll also find tons of breweries downtown within walking distance of each other. We’ve listed our favorite breweries near Asheville here

3. Enjoy a Date Night Dinner & Dessert 

Whether you’re interested in sharing Spanish tapas at Curate or indulging in some of the south’s best barbeque at Buxton Hall, you won’t be disappointed with the date night dinner options in Asheville. Take a look at our list of the best Asheville restaurants for more dining options! 

Be sure to save room for dessert at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, Asheville’s most beloved dessert bar. 

4. Catch a Show

You won’t be short on options for evening entertainment during your trip to Asheville! Asheville has a long history in performing arts and offers a variety of unique theater and art venues to visit during your stay. 

5. Have a Picnic at Chimney Rock State Park 

Pack a picnic and head to Chimney Rock State Park for a relaxing afternoon! Located 25-miles southeast of Asheville, Chimney Rock State Park provides the perfect place to get off the grid for a while and enjoy the outdoors. 

6. Horseback Ride Through The Mountains

If you are searching for a unique way to explore North Carolina’s mountains, then look no further than Cedar Creek Stables in Lake Lure. They offer a variety of trail rides through forests and fields, over creeks, and across some of the most gorgeous overlooks in the region. After your trip, stop by Tryon International Equestrian Center and watch some of the nation’s top riders compete in a variety of equestrian sports!


The Rocky Broad River is a prime destination for fishingtubing, paddling, and swimming. However, if you’d prefer to simply take in the peaceful views of the river, make your way to The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. This one-of-a-kind bridge is free, open to the public, and boasts miles of gardens, all overlooking the beautiful Rocky Broad River

Romantic Places to Stay Near Asheville

Rocky Broad River Cabin River View

The Esmeralda Inn is the perfect place to stay during your Asheville getaway. Located 40 minutes from Asheville and just minutes from Chimney Rock State Park, The Esmeralda Inn is the ultimate romantic getaway destination.

Our intimate bed and breakfast offers spacious guest rooms with luxurious amenities, an onsite spa and restaurant, and spectacular views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Guests love our chef-inspired, complimentary breakfast each morning and relaxing massages at our onsite spa.

Take a look at all of our accommodation options to learn more about our offerings. We hope to see you soon at The Esmeralda Inn! *