5 romantic things to do in Raleigh

Valentine’s Day is a wonderful reminder to show your significant other just how much you care about them.  Finding something fun and romantic to do does not have to be difficult. We did a little research and came up with 5 romantic things to do with your spouse or loved one this February 14th.

Romantic Horseback Ride

Grab some warm clothes and a blanket or two and go for a romantic horseback ride this valentine’s day.  Here is a local spot we found for you.

Dead Broke Farm

6921 Wildlife Trl Raleigh, NC 27613 (919) 596-8975
  • Trail Rides
  • Lessons
  • Camping
  • Private Rides
  • Pony Rides
Visit their website at deadbrokehorsefarm.com

Bike Ride

Sometimes a fun, casual bike ride is all the soul needs to reconnect with that special someone. Check out the local spot we found that is perfect for a romantic bike ride in Raleigh.

Durham Central Park

501 Foster Street Durham, NC 27701 (919) 794-8194  Visit their website at durhamcentralpark.org …and a close place to rent bicycles:

Durham Cycles

756 9th St Durham, NC 27705 (919) 251-8103
Visit their website at durhamcycles.com


A picnic is always a classic, romantic thing to do for Valentine’s Day. This year you could add a bit of a twist and do a late picnic and watch the sunset. Here is a great place in Raleigh to have a picnic.

Shelley Lake Park

1400 W Millbrook Rd Raleigh, NC 27612 (919) 420-2329


Can’t get away for the whole weekend? Try a Stay-cation this year. Find a local hotel or resort and book it just for the two of you! Then, relax and get pampered! Instead of the flights you don’t need, get a couple’s massage! Here are a few local resorts that we researched that will make a great valentines get away for you and your spouse.

Renaissance Raleigh Hotel

4100 Main At North Hills St Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 571-8773
  • Gym
  • Fine Italian Dining
  • Room Service
  • Spacious Rooms
  • Nearby Shopping an d Dining
Visit their site at marriott.com/rdurn

The Umstead Hotel and Spa

100 Woodland Pond Dr Cary, NC 27513 (919) 447-4000
  • Fine Dining
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Pool
  • Wellness Amenities 
Visit their site at theumstead.com

Siena Hotel

1505 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (919) 929-4000
  • European Bath Amenities
  • Room Service
  • Deluxe bathrobe
  • Lodgenet Movies
  • Complementary Local Transportation
Visit their site at sienahotel.com


Of course dinner is a must on Valentine’s Day. Have a great time with your spouse at one of these great spots.

Second Empire Restaurant And Tavern

(American Food)
330 Hillsborough St Raleigh, NC 27603 (919) 829-3663
  • Private Dining available
  • Chef’s Table Available
  • Brewery Dinners Available
  • Beautiful Ambiance
  • House Tours Available
Visit their site at second-empire.com

Saint Jacques

6112 Falls of Neuse Rd Raleigh, NC 27609 (919) 862-2770
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Vegetarian Available
  • Dessert
  • Truffle Specials
  • Cooking Classes (limited times)
Visit their site at saintjacquesfrenchcuisine.com

J Betski’s

(German Food)
10 W Franklin St Ste 120 Raleigh, NC 27604 (919) 833-7999
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Wide Variety of Beer and Wine
Visit their site at jbetskis.com

Happy Valentine’s Day from Bulwark! From our family to yours, we hope it is a day filled with lots of romance!

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