Summer has finally arrived in the mountains! Longer days, warmer temps and more things to do means there is plenty of activities to choose from when it comes to summer date night. If you’re new to the area or just looking for some summer date night inspiration, we’ve got you covered! Check out these 5 fun places to experience in Asheville, NC with your special someone:



The weather is here, and that means it’s rooftop bar time. There’s nothing quite as classy as sipping a fancy cocktail on the rooftop of a tall building, and SkyBar in downtown Asheville gives you the opportunity to do it! Break out of standard dinner date boredom at this above-it-all location for creative cocktails atop the historic flatiron building. Not into cocktails? That’s okay because SkyBar is also a cafe serving world-class coffee and delicious pastries. Truly the best of both worlds.


Scenic Sunset on the Blue Ridge Parkway

If rooftop bars aren’t quite your scene, hit the Blue Ridge Parkway at sunset for some of the most beautiful views this side of the Mississippi. Just about anywhere you can pull off on the parkway has panoramic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, making for a spontaneous date night option this summer. Bring a picnic or just take in the beauty of the sunset before you head back into town for a bite.


Head Downtown to Salvage Station

For the destination that’s got something for everyone, Salvage Station cannot be beat. With live music playing nearly every night, and special events on the weekend, there’s always something happening at Salvage Station. This riverfront restaurant has a spacious yard with plenty of outdoor seating, and they also have firepits you can cozy up next to when the temp starts to drop. For awesome food, drinks, and music, Salvage Station is your summer date night destination.


Asheville Outdoor Cinema

Another unique date idea, the Asheville Outdoor Cinema is a great way to break out of the mold. Showing classic movies through the summer, and hosting several live events, this is an awesome date night option. They pick awesome movies, and they invite the best local food trucks to keep you happy while the film reels roll. An affordable summer date night option, it’s also a great way to get outside.


Craft Beer Crawl

Winter can hit hard in the mountains, and it feels great just to be able to walk around without 15 layers on. Take advantage of the weather with a craft beer crawl in downtown Asheville. There are at least ten breweries downtown, most of which are in walking distance of each other, making for the perfect summer date where you can let loose a little. Twin Leaf, Wicked Weed, Funkatorium, Catawba, and Greenman Brewing, among plenty of others, offer the perfect, laid-back scene to relax a little bit with your date this summer.


No matter what you choose to do, you can’t go wrong with a summer date night in Asheville, NC. A beautiful city with a small-town feel, everyone is welcome here. And in case you think you just might want to stay, be sure to check out the properties available at High Hickory. A sustainable mountain living community, High Hickory is just minutes away from downtown Asheville, secluded in the peace of the mountains. Check us out online for more information, or give our office a call at 866-936-5263 to see if mountain living might be right for you!