10 ideas for ways to enjoy a romantic date in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
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The Roanoke Valley in Virginia's Blue Ridge is a wonderful destination for a romantic mountain getaway.
The breathtaking beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains and great options for things to do, dining and entertainment will provide you the perfect opportunity to make romantic memories with your special someone.
To help you plan your getaway, we've created this sample itinerary of how you could spend a romantic weekend in the Roanoke Valley.
We recommend staying at one of the B&Bs in the area to enhance the intimacy of the entire experience.
Here are some ideas for how to spend your three-day weekend in the heart of Virginia's Blue Ridge Mountains.
Make your way through the inspiring galleries and exhibits of The Taubman Museum of Art in Downtown Roanoke.
Visit the iconic Roanoke Star & Overlook atop Mill Mountain - the perfect place to get a great picture with your sweetheart.
Leave the star and head south on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a beautiful afternoon drive. Give yourself time to enjoy the many stunning overlooks.
Take a tour and have a tasting at Chateau Morrisette Winery & Restaurant, located at Milepost 171 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Enjoy the combination of delicious wine and gorgeous views.
Spend the evening in the charming town of Floyd, where artisans and vendors bring the town to life on Friday nights. The center of the party is the Friday Night Jamboree at the Floyd Country Store.
Begin your Blue Ridge Day at one of the farmers markets in the area - a great spot to discover the culture and charm of the region while sampling locally-made products. The Historic Roanoke City Market and Salem Farmers Market are full of energy on Saturday mornings.
Explore the quaint Downtowns of Botetourt County.
Have an afternoon learning about the vineyards and wine-making process at the wonderful wineries on the Blue Ridge Wine Tour.
Enjoy dinner and incredible cocktails at one of the many farm-to-table restaurants in the Roanoke Valley. Great atmospheres and cuisine can be found at Blue Apron Restaurant & Red Rooster Bar, Alexander's, The River & Rail, and Lucky.
After dinner, dance the night away while listening to some great live music at one of the many nightlife spots in Virginia's Blue Ridge.
Spend a romantic morning together hiking to the top of McAfee Knob, which provides a stunning panoramic view and is one of the most photographed spots of the Appalachian Trail. It's even a popular spot for marriage proposals! [wink]
Take a leisurely stroll through the adorable Historic Grandin Village.
See the lovely gardens in the Community Arboretum at Virginia Western Community College.
Go on an adventure to Natural Bridge Park and see one of the true natural wonders of Virginia.
Looking for more ways to have a romantic getaway to Virginia's Blue Ridge? Check out our list of 10 Romantic Date Ideas!