10 Romantic Charlotte Staycations
Charlotte has an eclectic getaway experience for every kind of couple. Make plans to enjoy a weekend filled with some of the Queen City’s best offerings.
by Rosa Sprinkle Oct 13, 2022
For the Sporty Couple
NFL, NBA, MLS, AHL – If any of these acronyms get your heart pumping, then Charlotte’s sports offerings are for you. Whether it’s attending a game live, watching bar-side with fellow fans, learning more about your sport of choice at a museum or playing some games yourself, make sure to check out the following when planning your sports-themed getaway. Check out our Sports Lover's Guide for more action-packed options.
For the Musical Couple
If sharing a love of music is what makes your two hearts beat as one, you’ll love Charlotte’s many venues, perfect for a couples excursion. From large amphitheaters hosting the world’s biggest bands and elegant music halls presenting classical music from around the world, to cozy bars introducing indie artists, you have a lot to choose from when planning a getaway with your favorite duet partner. Grab dinner and drinks near your venue of choice before seeing your favorites perform.
For the Artistic Couple
If you can’t imagine a more perfect moment than strolling hand in hand with your favorite person as you admire murals swirling with colors, ceramics rich with history, soaring sculptures and priceless works of contemporary art, craft your weekend to indulge in Charlotte’s art scene.
For the Outdoorsy Couple
Couples who feel rejuvenated by time spent together outside have so many activities to choose from. Enjoy relaxing strolls along the greenway to the more adventurous offerings at the U.S. National Whitewater Center, bird watching and bike riding, or noshing at outdoor patios and sipping at biergartens. Charlotte offers year-round opportunities for time in the fresh air with your sweetie.
For the Foodie Couple
Couples with discerning tastes can count on enjoying any of the food festivals and events Charlotte hosts throughout the year, such as Taste of Charlotte, Queens Feast Charlotte Restaurant Week, and Charlotte StrEATS Festival. Lovers of fine dining can please their palates any time of year. Check out our must-try list to find the tastiest spots for cocktails, appetizers, main courses and desserts.
For the Adventurous Couple
Some couples thrive on adrenaline and playful competition, some like to work together to solve a challenge, some like high energy games, and some just like heights. If you and your partner bond over speed, skill, or sleuthing, consider this your starting point for Charlotte getaway ideas.
Stay: Hilton Garden Inn Charlotte/Concord, SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte at Carowinds
For the Craft Beer-Loving Couple
You and your sweetheart make a great combo. If you agree that your next favorite combination is that of water, yeast, hops and malt, Charlotte is here to quench your thirst. Small batch craft breweries abound and the ways to enjoy them do as well. Schedule a tour, plan a crawl, or hitch a ride on a comedy bus to experience all things hoppy.
Stay: Holiday Inn South End
For the Eclectic Couple
Perhaps you and your significant other like things a bit alternative and are interested in things a little less mainstream. Maybe you’d rather be at a Con or a Faire or snuggling together in front of a game console. After all, couples who play together, stay together. If that’s the case, here are some ideas for a getaway made for you.
Stay: VRBO in Merry Oaks or Sheffield Park
For the History-Loving Couple
If you and your loved one enjoy Ken Burns documentaries, Antiques Roadshow and exploring cities that predate the American Revolution, the Queen City is here to satisfy your travel desires. Learn about Charlotte’s roots as a colonial town to its evolution as a banking metropolitan.