Northern Virginia’s unique combined culture of old and new offers something for everyone. Its cobblestone streets and stunning plantations are balanced by distant city skylines, giving it an air of romance. As you explore the area, you are reminded of a simpler time. In a place so rich with history and culture, there are plenty of romantic things to do in Northern Virginia. Whether you are newly in love or looking for anniversary ideas in Virginia, everyone is sure to find the romantic experience they are looking for. Begin your romantic stay at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Then get ready to explore all the romantic things to do in Northern Virginia!
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3 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in Northern Virginia
Take a Wine Tour
Virginia is certainly for wine lovers! There is an array of vineyards to choose from, each one more beautiful than the next. Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the Naked Mountain Vineyard gives its visitors a truly magical experience. Its soothing mountain air pairs perfectly with expertly crafted wines. Tastings are only $10 a piece, and if you go with a larger group, you can enjoy a special pick of wines in the barrel room. Choose a fun and flirty wine, like the strawberry and vanilla hinted “Make Me Blush,” to spark some more romance! There are many other vineyards to choose from in close proximity to The Inn at Vaucluse Spring, like the romantic Linden Vineyards or the expansive Rappahannock Cellars. For a more extensive list, download our free vacation guide!
Unwind at the Spa
Nothing makes couples feel better than a relaxing massage at our favorite spas. One of the most romance-ready spas in Northern Virginia is the Mane Attraction Salon & Wellness Spa. Only about 15 minutes away from our inn, this spa offers something for every couple. You can start with a massage for two and then decide if you’re interested in any other offerings like body wraps, facials, or other spa packages. To enhance the romance, there’s also the option to request strawberries, roses, and more!
Picnic at a Park
Another one of the many romantic things to do in Northern Virginia is simply pack a picnic. You can arrange for The Inn at Vaucluse Spring to pack you a picnic to take to one of the surrounding parks or lakes. Snuggle up to your significant other as you take in the beautiful scenery and fresh Virginia air. We recommend taking your picnic to a place like Shenandoah National Park, as it is just a half hour away from the property. If you don’t want to travel far, our property itself includes a picturesque mill pond along with 44 acres of countryside, gardens, and forests, perfect for all your picnicking needs!
Finalize the Romance at The Inn at Vaucluse Spring
After exploring these romantic things to do in Northern Virginia, return to the luxurious Inn at Vaucluse Spring. The picturesque grounds provide the perfect landscape for a romantic getaway. The Gallery is a two-story, quaint one-bedroom guest cottage perfect for couples looking for a little privacy. The most spacious of our private cottages, The Gallery features old pine paneling reminiscent of its previous days as an art gallery. Relax in the large Jacuzzi tub before resting in the king-size bed. Then,wake up and enjoy a homemade three-course breakfast to prepare you for your next romantic day in Northern VA!