Ooh-la-la, romance is in the air. Have you heard the news? Asheville, North Carolina has been chosen as one of the world's most romantic destinations! The About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Awards were recently released and Asheville took the top honor in the category of Most Romantic Place in the USA/Canada 2012.
We know we are biased, but we fully agree and are proud that Asheville was voted a Readers' Choice winner in the category of romance. You will find a myriad of romantic moments in our Western North Carolina countryside as well as in the streets of downtown.
With brilliant sunsets sinking softly behind majestic mountain peaks, hiking trails nestled in the pristine beauty of the Pisgah National Forest, and the rushing waters of mountainside rivers and waterfalls, the allure and breathtaking beauty of nature abounds here. We find that to be romance in one of its purest forms and think you will, too. Whisk your loved one away from the demands of life and escape here for a while, and plan your own intimate romantic adventure.
In addition to the romance of the scenic natural charm, downtown Asheville also offers romance of another kind (or two, or three). In our streets you'll find historic, cultural, and culinary charm. Enjoy local fare during a cozy dinner for two before taking in a show, stopping by a museum or art gallery, or dropping in at a local club to listen to some live music. Take a leisurely stroll along our streets hand-in-hand with your loved one and visit our unique shops and boutiques. There is an ever-changing array of local events to choose from, no matter when you decide to plan your romantic getaway.
Whether your day is spent in our countryside or in our cityscape, finish each and every day you're here at your romantic mountain getaway. Savor this intimate time by re-living the day's adventures, sipping some wine, drinking in the luscious views, and making some memories.
We don't think one can ever have enough romantic adventure in one's life. What do you think?
What is your favorite romantic Asheville memory? We'd love to hear about it in our comment section. If you haven't been here yet, Mother's Day is right around the corner. Maybe you could squeeze in a romantic getaway this weekend? Just a thought!