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Written by Jen Brooks. Couples are happier and more connected when they spend quality time together.
Here are fun date night ideas for Asheville couples. Hit up a flea market or thrift, vintage or antique store. Netflix may be your go-to for at-home date nights. But your backyard can shake things up. Set up a slip-n-slide, chase each other through the sprinklers or play tailgate-style backyard games.
Cozy up in front of a fire for a romantic night. Grown-ups can play games too. Have some laughs with some friendly competition to ignite a little spark between the two of you. There are lots of great places to get your game on in Asheville. Using an archery bow alongside your beau is sort of like hitting balls at the driving range but with sharper sporting gear. Artemis Archery Asheville offers both private and group classes in archery, so get outside the box and take a shot!
Take a cue from our playbook: Rack up the solids and stripes and break out some date night fun with the cue ball. Billiards, table shuffle board and other bar games make for a true happy hour. Couples have maintained a long-standing love affair with movies. Or check out outdoor screenings during the summer in Asheville. Bicycle tours can pave the way to adventure so put a spin on your standard go-to date with a two-wheeled tryst. No wheels? No worries. Most tour companies offer rentals. Make waves with a boat ride. Set sail on a scenic pontoon, fast-paced speedboat or something in between.
Grab a coffee and stroll a bookstore. From skimming the s of the best love stories to reading travel guides for your next destination date, bookshelves are stocked with date night dating. Asheville has 2 options for a day of bowling. Order a take away basket from The Rhu for help and inspiration! Take a brewery tour. Some breweries even offer tastings and a souvenir pint glass.
Choose a new restaurant — someplace neither of you have ever tried. Or, maybe even a different ethnic cuisine outside of your norm. From sandcastles to snowmen to random DIY projectswork as a team to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece.
Catch a burlesque show! This art of allure performance features sensuality with a hint of fun-loving humor that may inspire your own hickory bedroom show. A camping trip can be as evening as any other getaway. Snuggle in sleeping bags under the stars or, for a more luxurious outdoor experience, find a glamping site aka glamorous camping. Ready for our List?
Find more Jessica Flinchum Photography. Catch fireflies or go to a butterfly garden.
Go for a stroll through the NC Arboretum and discover winged wonders like butterflies and birds. Or take collecting fireflies to the next level by heading to the Firefly Gathering in Leicester, NC June 21 — 24, A fun filled festival for the whole family! Pay homage to fromage with a date night cheese plate.
It can be great as an appetizer while you cook dinner together, an upgrade to popcorn for Netflix binges or the perfect pairing to game night. Whether served at a distinctive up-close kitchen booth, a pop-up dining event or intimate group table, a chef table experience is a fantastic way to feast on fresh, innovative fare served by a gourmet guru.
Cucina 24and pop up events with Curragh ChaseBraised and Confit and Punk Wok pop-up dinners at Buxton Hall are all fun ways to get the chef table experience. So hit the coffee shop for happy times. Go to an improv comedy show or stand-up show and be sure to adhere to audience participation requests. A cooking class has all the right ingredients for date night! You love to pamper your partner but let the pros pamper both of you.
From whimsical waltzes to hot salsa steps, a dance class or lesson can energize your relationship with hickory touch, teamwork and an unexpected burst of endorphins. Why must we always wait until the end of a meal to dig into the good stuff? Take a departure from culinary customs and make dessert front and center. Take off on a food tour! Or take a walk on the wild side and take off on a wild food tour with No Taste Like Home. They also serve popcorn, candy and adult beverages! Swing by the evening range to have a ball of a time with the small ball sport giggle. It can be just as fun — and more affordable — than an hole round.
Spend time with the person you love or are getting to know with some do-good and feel-good volunteer activities. Stay tuned for our Do Good Date Night events! Asheville Outdoor Center offers kayak and canoe rentals where you can float your way down the river, which goes by the Biltmore Estate property. There is a great view of the estate, including views of the Biltmore House and Inn.
No need to hustle your way to the DJ dating to make a request. Just turn on your favorite playlist and jitterbug with your love bug in your own living room. Bust a move and bust out laughing with a private dance party and dance off.
Eat up yummy how-to guides for homemade fondue. Or, head to the Melting Pot for an interactive cooking date inclusive of melted chocolate.
Take date night to new heights with a hot air ballon ride! Balloons Over Asheville offer hot air balloon tours with gorgeous mountain views for a unique date. Try samples, find new goodies and grab a cafeteria-style lunch. Take the plunge with a white water rafting trip! Head to u-pick farms for fresh fruit picking with the apple of your eye. This flavorful date is great in and of itself but, for an added cherry on top, use your fresh fruit to harvest even more date night fun.
Use pickings on a date night cheese plate or cooking a meal together. Exercise your date night muscle with a fitness class.
Try a bootcamp style workout at Burn Asheville Saturdays at am are open to try for freeget competitive at Summit Crossfit or Underground Fitness. Or get centered at Asheville Community Yoga. Fly a kite and be blown away by the beauty of this cheap and colorful entertainment.
Max Patch is a great place to take a picnic and fly a kite! For more adventure ideas, check out Asheville Trails.
Asheville is known for its support of local foods within the culinary community. Keep trucking. Keep foodie fun rolling with a food truck date. The sport of disc golf offers a fun spin on the traditional game of golf. Throw a Frisbee toward large metal basket targets on either modified golf courses or stand-alone disc golf sites. This could be a hole-in-one opportunity to do with your one-and-only. French Broad Outfitter has all the gear and info you need to get started.
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Everything from lattes to juices, kennel corn to pickles, crepes to noodle bowls and, of course, fresh produce and locally-made goods. Couples who play together stay together. Sure, board gaming may seem simple, but this playful act allows couples to interact face to face with opportunities to laugh and even learn something new about each other. Well Played Asheville offers a wide variety of board games, in addition to beer, wine and snacks!
Stop and smell the roses and tons of other flowers with your love at the NC Arboretum. Dare to be scared together on a lighthearted ghost tour.
Here are some Asheville haunted tours that will get you spooked! Allow your competitive side to let loose racing around the track with a go kart adventure! Then, toast to your victory with a celebratory beverage. Better yet, Twisted Laurel or Posanawho have speciality doggie menus!
Cool off in a waterfall! Our friends over at Asheville Trails have a great guide to Asheville waterfalls. So go get trapped!