This Valentine's Day, plan ahead and create the weekend or night away that you and your partner have been needing. With tons of towns to choose from and original events at your fingertips, it may be hard to narrow down what to do. Not to worry - we've done the groundwork for you. All you have to do is choose which itinerary suits you and your sweetheart the most.
A Romantic Visit to Salisbury, N.C.
Nestled in the West Square Historic district of Salisbury and founded in 1994, La Cava offers dining in a magnificent church, built in 1897. Most of the original structure still survives and gives guests a romantic and unique atmosphere to dine with the one they love most.
On February 10, join the Salisbury Symphony for a night of romance as pianists Dr. Renee McCachren and John Stafford perform ensembles that will take your breath away. This hour-long concert will be hosted in Livingstone College's Event Center for an intimate atmosphere both you and your partner will enjoy.
If you're looking for a great wine bar with an elegant environment and delicious appetizers, look no further than Carpe Vinum 121. Whether you're looking to dine for dinner or just a quick glass of wine, you and your love will find just what you're looking for with Carpe Vinum's extensive wine list and high quality, gourmet dishes.
A Romantic Visit to Spencer, N.C.
On February 11 and 12, the N.C. Transportation Museum will be hosting their annual Wine & Dine on the Rails event. This romantic activity features a cocktail hour, a leisurely train ride around the 60-acre historic site and a three-course meal served aboard the train. Be sure to jump on your tickets fast, as this event tends to sell out.
In the small town of Spencer lies a little taste of Italy that you won't find anywhere else. To locals and visitors alike, Pinocchio's has become a traditional visit for couples looking to enjoy an intimate, gourmet dinner with incredibly personable service unlike any other. Influenced by the Toscana and Sicilia regions, Pinocchio’s has Italian cuisine from all regions of Italy on their menu for you and your love to enjoy this February.
A Romantic Visit to Gold Hill, N.C.
This hidden gem located off back roads of Gold Hill, N.C. has romance written all over it. When you arrive, you'll take a long road down through the vineyard before you make it to the main building. The atmosphere alone will be something to take your breath away, but it that isn't enough, their wines measure up just as much.
The Historic Village of Gold Hill is perfect for any couple looking for a true getaway. This small, historic village is located on a cut-through road and is made up of quaint shops including a cafe, an antique store, boutique shops, a flower shop, a bakery, a pottery store and more. This village, storybook setting is just what you and your partner need to spend a peaceful day with one another.
After spending a day at Morgan Ridge and strolling through the village shops, nothing is better than sitting down and eating a good meal. The village's newest restaurant, Flynn's Village Grill, serves up cozy, homemade meals every Wednesday through Sunday. Don't miss your chance to try it out while you're in Gold Hill.
A Romantic Visit to Kannapolis, N.C.
This locally sourced, high-end steakhouse has been impressing everyone who walks through their doors for years. Whether you and your love are in the mood for a perfectly cooked steak, blackened shrimp, a fully loaded baked potato, appetizers, drinks or all of the above, Chophouse 101 will satisfy any cravings you have with a smile.
After dinner, we recommend taking it easy and bringing your love life back to the basics with a wholesome movie and popcorn date. Right around the corner from Chophouse 101 is the famous Gem Theatre and all its neon sign glory. This historic theatre experience will make for great memories to carry on into the future with your love.
There's nothing better than a sweet treat after a delicious dinner and movie. Back around the corner from the Gem Theatre is My Sister's Place which serves up only the best ice cream and fudge selections. Share a cone or split a piece of fresh fudge and call it a night at this quaint, sweets shop in Downtown Kannapolis.