The Most Romantic Things to Do in Charlotte this Summer

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Romantic things to do in Charlotte - Dine at Fig Tree

No matter what occasion you need to celebrate, we wanted to share our picks for the most romantic things to do in Charlotte, NC. Whether it’s for an anniversary, birthday, or just because, there’s always a fun opportunity to spend time with the one you love.

Go to River Jam at the U.S. National Whitewater Center

River Jam, held every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights from May to September, is a great opportunity to enjoy some live music together. The lively chatter, good music, and rush of the rapids makes it one of the most romantic things to do on a summer night. Check out this article for more activities at the USNWC. 

Plan to spend: $6 for parking, and about $10 per person for food.

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Romantic things to do in Charlotte: Walk around the botanical gardens

Visit the Charlotte Botanical Gardens

Whether you’d prefer just to take a romantic walk, or to sit by the pond for a picnic, these gardens on UNC Charlotte’s campus are the perfect place to spend an afternoon together. If you want some other options, check out this article for more gardens in the area. 

Plan to spend: Nothing! Admission is free to the public. 

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Enjoy a Day Together at the Ritz Carlton Spa 

Indulge in some special treatment to decompress and relax from a stressful past few months together by visiting the Ritz Carlton Spa. Embracing a holistic approach, the spa offers five treatment rooms, men’s and women’s Vitality Lounges, a fitness center, an Aqua Lounge with a swimming pool, a nail salon, and a pink Himalayan salt room. 

Plan to spend: $50 – $400, depending on the desired treatment. 

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner at The Fig Tree Restaurant

The Fig Tree Restaurant is one of the nicest spots in Charlotte. Located in the historic Elizabeth neighborhood, they offer exceptional service, perfectly paired wines, and decadent meals, making a trip to the Fig Tree one of the most romantic things to do in the city. Browse their menu at

Plan to spend: About $45 per meal. 

Take a Brewery Tour at the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery

Visit the oldest and largest craft brewery and beer garden in Charlotte. Learn about their brewing process and taste award-winning beers and traditional German food. While you’re there, take in the sights and sounds of a traditional German Biergarten, without ever having to leave the city. Visit their website for more information at

Plan to spend: About $10-$15 for meals, and about $5-10 per beer.

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Take a Dance Lesson together at Midtown Ballroom 

No matter your skill level, it’s a great idea to give a dance lesson with your partner a try. From Ballroom to Country and Line dancing, you are sure to learn something new together. Additionally, they offer a complimentary first time lesson when booking, so that you can give it a try without a commitment you’re not ready for. 

Plan to spend: Nothing for the first 30-minute lesson, pricing is discussed based on your dancing needs afterward. 

Ballroom at Quail Hollow

Watch the Sunset in Romare Bearden Park

Now that the sun sets later in the evening, there’s more time to enjoy it with your loved one. What better way to do so than a picnic in the heart of the city? Grab a blanket and your favorite snacks to share, and watch as the skyline is painted with reds, oranges, and pinks. 

Plan to spend: Nothing! 

Chef Alyssa's Kitchen
Alyssa of Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Take a Cooking Class Together at Chef Alyssa’s Kitchen

Whether you and your partner are beginners looking for a romantic activity to learn something new, or just want to hone your skills, Chef Alyssa’s helps you accomplish that. Choose from charming options like “An Evening in Greece,” or “Southern Cuisine,” at

Plan to spend: Around $75.