The first step in planning a romantic getaway is choosing a place to stay. There are a number of nice hotels in the Shoals area, but if I were choosing Id pick one of the quaint Bed and Breakfasts for a romantic weekend. The Veranda on Walnut, Wood Avenue Inn, and The Limestone House are all located in lovely historic homes that just ooze charm. Every couple has a different idea of whats romantic, but the Shoals area offers lots of choices for different tastes. Dining is a big part of any romantic weekend and one of my favorite places to take a date in the Shoals is the La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant at 153 Cox Creek Pkwy in Florence. The lighting is low and the atmosphere cozy and comfortable. Ive enjoyed every entree Ive ever ordered, but would highly recommend the Chili Rellenos or Enchiladas Rancheras. They are also known for their killer margaritas.
Another restaurant that I would recommend for romance is the Ragazza Italiana at 104 S. Main Street in Tuscumbia. It is definitely a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
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