What Are the Most Romantic Things to Do in Virginia?

Are you planning a romantic getaway with your significant other? The Northern Neck of Virginia is the perfect vacation destination for you, specifically our storybook, “tiny but tony” town of Irvington! With our rich history, deep appreciation for culture and arts, and breathtaking scenery, there is no better place to spend time with the love of your life. Read on to discover a handful of the most romantic things to do in Virginia together!

While planning your romantic getaway to Virginia, be sure to utilize our free Vacation Guide to Irvington, VA. It’s a complimentary, convenient tool to have as you prepare for your upcoming trip. Inside, find our top recommendations for restaurants, shopsmuseums, and more fun date ideas.

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5 of the Most Romantic Things to Do in Virginia

Note: Keep in mind that some of the following activities and attractions might be temporarily closed, have limited hours, or altered experiences due to COVID-19.

Stay at the Hope and Glory Inn

Of course, you’ll need a place to stay for your romantic vacation, and we have the perfect paradise. It’s the Hope and Glory Inn, our top-rated and award-winning lodging destination nestled in the heart of Irvington. With our cozy, chic, private cottages and luxurious amenities, you’ll wish you could stay here forever! There’s simply no other place like it.

Go for a Cruise

Did you know that we offer seasonal cruises on Carters Creek? It’s true! Feel free to schedule a cruise aboard the aptly named “True Love” during your visit with us. There’s something magical about sipping our exquisite wine as you admire all the scenery around each cove.

Explore Nature

Speaking of scenery, have you considered getting closer to nature as you get closer to your special someone? The Northern Neck is home to plenty of hiking and biking trails to explore. Outdoor activities like these are especially enjoyable in the spring, surrounded by wildflowers, or in the fall with gorgeous foliage.

Enjoy a Romantic Dinner

For a charming town of only about 415 residents, it’s remarkable how many top-notch restaurants we have. We highly recommend indulging in the local cuisine while you’re in Irvington. Our very own Dining Hall is the top-rated restaurant in the area, with gourmet cuisine expertly prepared by Chef Meseret.

Visit Local Wineries

Are you ready to taste some wines that rival those of California Wine Country? Feel free to check out the variety of wineries near our inn with your significant other, including The Dog and Oyster Vineyard. It’s only a short walk away with medal-winning wines and seasonal oyster pairings. Plus, it’s pet-friendly!

Book Your Romantic Getaway to Virginia

The bed inside Cottage 6 at the Hope and Glory Inn

It’s time to put your plan into action and book your romantic getaway! Award-winning accommodations and romantic activities await in Irvington, so don’t waste another minute. Check our availability at the Hope and Glory Inn and make your reservations today! We look forward to making your stay even better than you ever dreamed it could be.