Looking for romantic things to do in Blacksburg, VA, this Valentine’s Day? We have compiled a list of some of our favorite date ideas to help make your day special.
Whether you are looking for something adventurous or something more low-key, we have you covered.
6 Lovely Date Ideas for a Memorable Valentine’s Day in Blacksburg
Check out our list and start planning your perfect date.
1. Get Your Heart Racing on a Scenic Hike
Moving with your partner is a healthy way to deepen your romantic connection.
There are multiple hiking routes in the region so that you can enjoy the fresh air. We recommend packing layers! It can get chilly in Blacksburg.
To take a break and enjoy the excursion, consider bringing a bottle of wine or champagne.
If you’re new to the area or are looking for a new hiking trail, this article might help.
2. Dinner at Prestons
If you would rather stay in town for your date, there are plenty of great options when it comes to restaurants—Preston’s, our personal favorite, for farm-to-table deliciousness and a robust wine menu.
INNsider Tip: No meal is complete without Preston’s Signature Dessert! The Bread Pudding is a long-time favorite and a must-try in our opinion! (Let us know what you think).
3. Take a Drive
If you want to do something low-key but romantic, take a drive around Blacksburg or surrounding areas. You can see some beautiful scenery while enjoying each other’s company.
Some of the most beautiful roads are a short drive away from our inn, making it a great launching point to check them out.
Here are a couple of drives to consider.
Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive
Driving just over 30 minutes away from The Inn, you can find yourself on the Blue Ridge Parkway, a beautiful drive that weaves through some truly majestic scenery. This road is known for its diverse flora and fauna giving you a glimpse of the expansive ecosystem of the area. You will have stunning views of mountains and lakes over the 469 miles that the road spans. The Parkway also connects with Skyline Drive, which winds through Shenandoah National Park. At 105 miles long, it boasts an impressive 75 scenic overlooks for some awe-inspiring views that for which you’ll want to slow down and enjoy.
Back Of The Dragon
The Back of the Dragon is the winding road of any car or motorcycle enthusiast’s dreams. At 32 miles long with over 400 curves, the drive is filled with breathtaking views that will make the trip seem too short. This scenic drive is only approximately 1.5 hours away.
4. Visit a Local Winery
If you are looking for something romantic and relaxing, visit one of Blacksburg’s local wineries. Not only do they have great wine, but most also have lovely scenery.
Some favorites include:
Set on a 165-acre estate, this country winery features hiking trails, lavender fields, and award-winning wines to sip and savor in tranquility.
Known for its picturesque scenery and distinctive wines, Whitebarrel Winery offers breathtaking winery views, daily wine tastings, winery tours, and an eatery featuring local foods and cheese.
Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Chateau Morrisette has been hand-crafting wines since 1978 and boasts vast mountain views, daily wine tastings, and a fine dining restaurant.
5. Attend a Local Event
There are always lots of fun events happening in Blacksburg throughout the year. You could plan an evening at the Moss Arts Center, hear a jam session at Rising Silo Brewery, or attend a show at the Lyric Theater. This Valentine’s Day, why not attend one of them together?
6. Plan a Weekend Retreat – or Staycation!
If you’re feeling extra romantic, surprise your partner with a weekend away in beautiful Blacksburg. You can find some great packages and deals right here!
Our various Valentine’s Day romance packages include a room stocked with champagne and strawberries and breakfast at Prestons Restaurant or a dinner package that includes your room, breakfast at Prestons, champagne and strawberries, and a very special Valentine dinner.
Blacksburg is a great option to make Valentine’s special with a mini-vacation. The possibilities are almost endless when it comes to enjoying the special day.
There are plenty of romantic things to do in Blacksburg this Valentine’s Day – what will you choose?