Sometimes the best romantic getaway is one close to home, especially these days. To help you get started, here’s an ideal, safe and romantic weekend itinerary in Davidson, NC. Davidson is a charming small town with big city sophistication. Home to Davidson College, top notch restaurants, an urban winery, multiple breweries, the impressive Lake Norman, and so much more, you’ll find yourselves returning time and time again.
After checking in at the Davidson Village Inn (using our contactless check-in), unpack and get settled in one of our comfortable and beautifully-appointed guest rooms. Kick back, relax, and get ready for a fabulous romantic evening. If you plan ahead and let us know, we can have a delicious bottle of wine waiting for you in your room!
The most difficult decision may be where to dine, as downtown Davidson has many exquisite restaurants. Kindred happens to be our most popular restaurant and it’s literally steps from the Inn. Plus, you can save 10% when you present your Davidson Village Inn room key. Inspired by the seasons, Chef Joe Kindred creates an ever-changing menu of tantalizing gourmet dishes, from Little Gem Lettuces and Grandfather’s Pickles to Duck Fat Potatoes and Crispy Oysters. Make your reservations ahead of time so you’re sure to get a table.
In the morning, you’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast delivered and individually packaged by Famous Toastery. We have prepared several breakfast options for you, including our FREE continental breakfast, or you can enjoy a delicious american or combo breakfast. Contact us to learn more about our fantastic breakfast options.
After a satisfying breakfast, stroll downtown Davidson and enjoy our Farmers Market and multitude of quaint shops and restaurants. Pop into Main Street Books to find your next page-turner, or The Village Store for a unique locally-made gift or home decor. Of course, you can’t pass up the mouth-watering assortment of fine chocolates at Davidson Chocolate Company.
For lunch, head over to Davidson Ice House, which features a unique and very healthy Flexitarian menu with options by our very own and popular Chef Jen Brulé. The Davidson Ice House offers delicious options – everything from vegan and buffalo chicken bowls to burgers and sandwich boxes.
After a healthy lunch, head out and enjoy some horseback riding. There are several outfitters in the area that offer riding lessons and trail rides, including a private ride option for an extra special outing. During the colder months, you may prefer some indoor exploration. There are several fascinating museums in nearby Charlotte. Do you prefer art, history, science, or all three? Peruse 20th-century artwork at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art. Learn amazing stories about the past at The Charlotte Museum of History. Or discover science in a fun environment at Discovery Place.
For your Saturday date night, grab a table at Il Bosco, Flatiron or Mestizo for some contemporary cuisine. Il Bosco offers authentic, season Italian dishes, desserts, and espresso in a quaint Italian atmosphere. You’ll enjoy American fare with an eclectic vibe at Flatiron – think wood-smoked meats and excellent beer. Or, if you have a taste for Mexican cuisine, then you’ll want to go directly to Mestizo, inspired by the culinary traditions of Mexico City.
Sleep in, enjoy a leisurely breakfast, and check out using our touchless checkout option. You have the rest of the day to drive around Davidson before heading home. Stop by Jetton Park for a hand-holding stroll around their 104 acres. You’ll find a lovely beach overlooking Lake Norman, a formal garden, and a walking trail. The perfect way to end your perfectly romantic weekend.
This romantic weekend itinerary is just the tip of the iceberg, as there are so many things to do in and around Davidson. For more ideas, use our travel guide to create your own custom itinerary. Have questions? Contact us anytime for help planning the perfect romantic getaway.
Note: Many are concerned about traveling during the pandemic. We understand, which is why we pride ourselves on our cleanliness standards. Rest assured, we have an Environmental Health grading of 100% in Hospitality and 98% in Food Sanitation, the Inspector’s Best of Housekeeping in 2020 from AAA, and a solid 5-Star Rating for Cleanliness on TripAdvisor. Learn more about our COVID-19 policies.