For so many reasons, precious quality time together as a couple is often hard-won. Whenever you can finally slip away for a little break, wouldn’t it be wonderful to spend it in a genuine retreat, just for the two of you? That’s easy in Eureka Springs. Secluded cabins encircled by trees offer a private, stress-free sanctuary, while fine restaurants set the mood for a romantic evening on the town. From art galleries to live music to thrilling motorcycle routes, your interests set the tone for an amazing weekend. And when fall foliage is at its peak, Eureka couldn’t get any dreamier. This Victorian spa town is celebrated as the Wedding Capital of the South for good reason, and there’s no more enchanting season than autumn to make your getaway together.
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Get lost together in Eureka Springs
If you and your sweetheart love to feel the wind in your hair, you’ll find the journey into Eureka unforgettable. You’ll also soon discover that motorcyclists receive quite a warm welcome here; no wonder this quirky community is fast becoming a nationwide favorite motorcycle route.
Reconnect on a peaceful hike at Lake Leatherwood or while exploring the historic downtown trails and springs. Admire the flaming shades of autumn framed by the crystalline Thorncrown Chapel. Go antiquing together or shoot some pool at The Lucky 7 Rooftop Billiards at the Basin Park Hotel. In the evening, cozy up around the campfire to hear ghost tales right in front of America’s Most Haunted Hotel, or head out on the town and move a little closer on the dance floor with Eureka Springs nightlife.
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On a long-awaited night out, a cozy, scrumptious dinner is often the jewel in the crown. Consider DeVito’s for Italian specialties served right under the stars. Local Flavor offers patio dining. Looking to woo your date with some much-deserved luxury treatment? Try upscale made-from-scratch cuisine and the extensive wine list at The Grand Taverne in the historic Grand Central Hotel in Downtown Eureka. The classic 1886 Steakhouse Restaurant at the Crescent Hotel features only the finest cuts of steak and gourmet dining for two. Eureka Springs also holds special “foodie” events throughout the year that are ideal for couples. Gastronomes, wine aficionados, and everyone in search of a fantastic meal will rejoice at the upcoming Food and Wine Weekend . See more events on the Official Eureka Springs Calendar of Events.
With its rich past as a center of healing since the 19th century, Eureka Springs has always prioritized rejuvenation and leisure. Today, this tradition endures, as a host of world-class spas proudly call Eureka Springs home. And for the ultimate relaxation opportunity, arrange a couples’ mountaintop spa experience at the New Moon Spa and Salon at the historic Crescent Hotel and take advantage of some enticing special offers.
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