As we juggle work, school, friends, family, and whatever else life throws at us, we have a tendency to push those closest to us to the bottom of our to-do lists. They have to know you love them, right? And of course, they love you too. But even the tightest of bonds can loosen a little and your Smith Mountain Lake getaway is the perfect time to put a double knot on your relationship. This guide to date night hot spots near Smith Mountain Lake will ensure the fires of your love will burn hot and bright—no cold embers for guests who stay in our Vacation Rentals Smith Mountain Lake honeymoon hideaways!

Take a Cruise

The main reason you are here is to explore the beauty of the Smith Mountain Lake area, and a Virginia Dare cruise, located out of Moneta, is the perfect way to do so! Costing only $40 per person (This price includes food; it is only $25 if you don’t want to eat!), the cruise takes you on a tour of Smith Mountain Lake and includes visits to an antique carousel, island stops, and views of the osprey nests. Romantic and breathtaking, this beautiful cruise may be the highlight of your vacation!

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Dining Out

We all know that the quickest route to any man’s heart is through his stomach and enjoying a delicious Italian meal from Vinny’s Italian Grill & Pizzeria will tell him you know what makes him happy! Food is the international language of love and a huge slice of handmade lasagna proves the love you feel is enormous. Located at 16547 Moneta Road in Moneta, this special restaurant is one of our favorites.

Dockside Parking Available

Many of our guests bring their own boats (or rent one while here) and spend their hours exploring all the wonders Smith Mountain Lake has to offer. If that’s your plan, we are sure you will be thrilled to learn you don’t have to go home when hunger pangs strike; Mango’s Bar & Grill, 16430 Booker T Washington Highway in Moneta, offers boat docks where you can park and head in for a meal, some refreshments, or during the summer months, some live entertainment guaranteed to get your feet tapping!

There’s No Place Hotter

It doesn’t get any more romantic than your vacation escape on Smith Mountain Lake! Reserve yours today and discover the joys of staying in with your favorite traveling partner.