The mountains of the Southeastern United States offer picturesque vistas, an array of invigorating outdoor activities and several exquisite romantic resort destinations. Indulge yourself and your relationship at one of these top rated mountain retreats, each offering a unique set of amenities for a memory-making romantic getaway.
The growing popularity of culinary travel has prompted many resorts, restaurants and specialty shops to invest in top of the line teaching kitchens where participants can enjoy an array of new and exciting cooking classes and other culinary demonstrations. This is a great way for couples to enjoy food and wine experiences during any season.
The lush and picturesque landscape of the Southeast, from the mountains and across the farmlands to the coast, has provided inspiration for artists, storytellers, travelers and many others. Drawing from the region's bountiful and diverse natural resources, many of the spas in the Southeast have been inspired, as well, to create luscious signature treatments and nature-based therapies from the fragrant gardens, fresh mountains, verdant farmlands and balmy coastlines of the region.
Restaurant Week events take place in several cities throughout the Southeast with special fixed prices at participating restaurants, offered at various venues and times during the year. Participating restaurants may choose to offer restaurant week menus at lunch, dinner or both, making these culinary celebrations a great time to enjoy wining and dining for less.
The wine trails of Virginia, home to more than 130 wineries, meander along scenic routes, near historic towns and convenient to several of Virginia's popular attractions, offering a delightful way to explore the region. In addition to having year round visiting hours, many wineries host special seasonal wine events.
There are more than 15 ski resorts to enjoy in the mountains of the Southeastern United States. From full service resorts with on-site lodging and luxurious spas to smaller ski areas that are ideal for a day of skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing, the ski resorts of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Great Smoky Mountains and the Allegheny Mountains offer romantic winter destinations.