Romance on a Budget: Take Your Valentine to Asheville

Jan 14, 2010, 10:00 ET from Travel Guide

ASHEVILLE, N.C., Jan. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for sweet deals for a getaway with your Valentine? Now is the time to get the best deals of the year for travelers to Asheville, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains. “The first three months of the year are always the slowest of the months for tourism here, so that means the best deals,” says Mark File, editor of Travel Guide. “The fall and holiday crowds are gone, making this a perfect time for a mountain escape to unwind.”

Their Top 10 winter outings for romance on a budget include:

  1. Spend a day at Biltmore without the big crowds and get good deals on tickets through March. Plus, get free guide tours with a new promotion with nearby performing arts venues.
  2. Find the best deals of the year on vacation packages at cabin rentals, bed and breakfasts and hotels.
  3. Tour the Thomas Wolfe House, a sprawling 29-room house in downtown with a fascinating history with admission of only $1.
  4. Browse the hundreds of locally-owned stores in downtown Asheville and Biltmore Village. It doesn’t cost to look!
  5. Warm up in the 100-degree mineral waters in Hot Springs for $25 a couple. And book spa treatments at a day or destination spa ahead of time to take advantage of specials.
  6. Take a pub crawl in “Beer City USA” with an amazing selection of 50 local brews.
  7. Hang out in one of the many coffee shops and bakeries. Enjoy your java at a book reading at Malaprops.
  8. Each evening, Asheville offers a multitude of bars and restaurants to go for live music. Often, there is no cover charge, so you can enjoy for a price of a drink.
  9. Want to see plenty of art without a museum admission price? Explore dozens of galleries in downtown. Visit the Folk Art Center for free demonstrations and exhibits.
  10. Hike and see the best vistas of the year since there are no leaves to block the views! Plus, waterfalls carry the most water in the winter. Add cool temperatures and sparse crowds, and winter may become your favorite time to hike.

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