Romantic getaways in North Carolina take you to the Charlotte Museum of History, home to the county's oldest building and the fascinating Historic Latte and Rosedale Plantations. Exquisite Federal architecture is matched by enthralling history. Don't leave town without rewinding to the time of the Revolutionary War in Brattonsville. Wild herds of ponies graze in wildflower filled meadows on Ocracoke Island, an atmospheric stop on any romantic getaway in North Carolina. Don't leave without climbing the lighthouse, which, at 65 feet, towers over the Village and presents breathtaking views of Pamlico Sound. Asheville is one of the best places in North Carolina to catch the sunset. Max Patch offers panoramas of the Smoky Mountains, while George Vanderbilt's historic estate overlooks the lagoon and provides fleeting glimpses of deer and vineyards.