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6 Romantic Staycation Ideas in Raleigh

Who says you have to travel to go on a romantic getaway? The next time you need a break, there’s no need to leave the area. Go on a romantic staycation instead! Exploring Raleigh together in new ways can be incredibly fun and exciting. Add some spice to your love life and make this weekend special by trying one or several of these romantic staycation ideas.

Get a Couples Massage

Share a massage with the one you love at one of the many local spas in Raleigh. Whether you prefer a deep tissue massage or a more relaxing Swedish massage, this is the ultimate way to make sure you both sleep well after a great evening together. At The Umstead, you and a partner can get a 50-minute couples massage, or a stress-melting 80-minute massage.

The Classic Movie Experience

Why fight the crowd to see the latest blockbuster when you can enjoy a classy movie going experience? Head to The Rialto and see one of the great classic movies of all time or an independent film you won’t find at a bigger theater. The Rialto is a charming theater in The Triangle that first opened in 1942. It was recently renovated, but it still has its original vintage appeal, with its recessed lighting and performance stage. Take your loved one to watch your favorite flick and grab some popcorn and a beer or glass of wine before the movie starts. Watch a horror movie and you’ll find yourselves a little closer by the end!

Go Restaurant Hopping

A lot of vacations include finding great restaurants. Here’s a fun way to try out three local spots all in the same night. Plan to have an appetizer or two at the first restaurant, a main course at the second, and a dessert at the third. End the evening at a bar you’ve never tried and recap your food adventures – and plan your next one! Want to stay in? You can still go on a culinary adventure from the comfort of your couch! Order delivery from three different restaurants and have a feast at home.

Tandem Bike

What could be more romantic than being out in the fresh air and biking with your loved one? You can’t get much closer than when you’re riding on a tandem bicycle! Pedaling a tandem bike is all about cooperation and communication, and after spending an hour or two pedaling together down the streets of Raleigh, you’ll feel more connected than ever. Rent a tandem bicycle at All Star Quail Corners.

Stop and Smell the Roses

Take in some natural beauty in one of three accredited gardens in the Carolinas, the Raleigh Rose Garden at RLT. Get a close look at 56 varieties of roses, including new roses presented by the All-American Rose Society. When the flowers bloom, this is arguably the most beautiful place in Raleigh. Spend an entire morning or afternoon walking hand-in-hand with your lover in this peaceful garden.

Get Cooking Together

Nothing adds more spice to a relationship than creating a culinary masterpiece together. After all, we’ve always heard the stomach is the way to the heart. Grab your spatula and your sweetie and enjoy a hands-on couple cooking class at Sur La Table. The best part of the evening is when you get to sit down and enjoy the fruits of your labor together. No more excuses for not taking a turn in the kitchen!

Once the staycation is over, extend the fun by touring our luxury apartments. We’re always more than happy to show you around. You can also schedule a tour online or give us a call at 800.528.1282.

Hope to see you soon!