Make this the summer you fall in love or bring the spark back to your romance with these romantic getaways across North Carolina.
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Classic Mountain Scene
Classic Mountain SceneLake Lure
When it comes to classic American movies, you won’t find many more beloved than Dirty Dancing. The 1987 romantic drama was filmed largely in Lake Lure, and the lake town puts on the annual Dirty Dancing Festival in September. Round out your trip with a stay at The 1927 Lake Lure Inn & Spa.
Romantic Urban Getaway
Romantic Urban GetawayRaleigh, Durham and the Triangle
Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill comprise the area of North Carolina known as the Triangle. And these cities offer a great mix of urban amenities and romantic charm. The Umstead Hotel and Spa, for example, is one of the top-rated accommodations in the country.
Movie-Inspired Coastal Retreat
Movie-Inspired Coastal RetreatOuter Banks
Perhaps your love story is made for a movie. Well, the two of you will fit right in on the Outer Banks, where Nicholas Sparks' Nights in Rodanthe was filmed. On this movie-inspired trip, you can even rent the Inn at Rodanthe during your stay.
A getaway to the Brevard area, nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, could be just the jolt your relationship needs. There are more than 350 waterfalls here to explore, ranging from roadside attractions like Looking Glass Falls to more hidden gems like Moore Cove Falls.
Coast Culinary Sampler
Coast Culinary SamplerNew Bern
The summer draws plenty of visitors to the North Carolina coast in search of the serenity of our barrier-island beaches. But you’ll also discover our coastal cities and towns are filled with award-winning wineries and restaurants. Enjoy the views from Persimmons Waterfront Restaurant in New Bern.
Yadkin Valley Palate Pleaser
Yadkin Valley Palate PleaserWinston-Salem area
If you truly have a taste for fine wines, your palate will be pleased with a visit to the Yadkin Valley. This area of the state, made up of Winston-Salem and several charming small towns, is home to more than 40 vineyards, including Raffaldini.