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10 Spots for the Perfect Meet-Cute in Asheville

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Asheville, North Carolina, is more than just the perfect setting for Hallmark's “A Biltmore Christmas.” With brick sidewalks teeming with art, cozy cafés around every corner and 17 active farmers markets, a visit to Asheville is a meet-cute waiting to happen. Whether you already have that special someone or are looking for love, here are 10 romantic spots around Asheville to create memorable moments in any season.

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French Broad Chocolate Lounge

Indulge your sweet tooth at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge — an unbeatable spot for dessert lovers. They make their chocolate from bean to bar and are famous for their liquid truffle, a velvety, thick drinking chocolate that comes in classic or cinnamon. Grab a seat by the window for some of the best people-watching in Asheville.

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Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar

Take a moment to go back in time and get lost in a maze of books in the historic Grove Arcade. With wall-to-wall collector’s editions, a lengthy champagne list and plenty of nooks and crannies to cozy up in, this antique-laden bookstore and champagne bar is the perfect stop for pre-dinner drinks or a little afternoon rest stop.

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North Asheville Tailgate Market

Strike up a conversation at the farmers market voted No. 1 in Western North Carolina. This lively market meets on Saturday mornings and is a gathering of the best farmers, crafters, bakers, musicians and food trucks in Asheville.

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High Five Coffee

Fuel your connection at this cozy café serving Counter Culture coffee roasted in North Carolina. Enjoy each other’s company in its welcoming atmosphere. Try the Weather Report, a salty, sweet and creamy drink — great served hot or iced.

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Asheville Urban Trail

Take a stroll along a 1.7-mile, self-guided walking tour that winds through downtown Asheville. Along the way, you'll encounter whimsical sculptures and historical markers, providing plenty of opportunities to bond over shared interests and curiosity.

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Biltmore Winery

Embark on a wine-tasting adventure on the charming grounds of Antler Hill Village within the historic Biltmore Estate. This walkable village is home to restaurants, shops, a creamery and live music. Sample a wine flight with over 20 wines to choose from and savor the flavors of the region as you toast to new beginnings.

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Asheville Drum Circle

Experience the rhythm of Asheville's vibrant community at this weekly gathering of musicians, dancers and spectators in downtown's Pritchard Park. Join in the festivities, sway to the beat and let the music bring you closer together.

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Blue Ridge Parkway

Escape to the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Parkway, where winding roads and panoramic vistas set the stage for romance. Take things up a notch with Asheville Picnic Company who’ll pack your picnic lunch for you. Drive to a scenic overlook and bask in the majesty of the mountains over a taste of Asheville.

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Sovereign Remedies

Early settlers created their own medicines with local herbs, with each family having their own sovereign remedy. Today, this craft cocktail bar brings the local bounty of the Appalachian region together with inventive drinks. Soft lights provide an inviting glow to create your own special moments.

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Delight your taste buds at Cúrate, a renowned tapas restaurant in downtown Asheville. Named as one of "Food & Wine" magazine’s “40 Most Important Restaurants of the Past 40 Years” and a James Beard Award Winner, every dish here is an experience. Share small plates, explore the all-Spanish wine list and immerse yourselves in the lively ambience of this culinary gem.