A little later in the year, couples can enjoy the Nantahala Gorge Excursion on the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad. The train travels along the Tennessee and Nantahala Rivers, over a trestle bridge across a lake, and into the picturesque Nantahala Gorge. A round trip departs from the Bryson City, North Carolina, depot March through October, and there's a one-hour layover in the gorge. The most romantic (and cheapest) level of service is the adults-only Premium Open Air Gondola, with half-height walls and lots of glass for unobstructed gazing. Riders can buy a blanket for two ($25), but bring your own, dodge the fee, and cuddle up in comfort. There's a complimentary lunch, limited bar, free refills of coffee, tea, and soda (in a free gift mug), and a souvenir tote bag for each couple. Adult fare is $74, with discounts for North Carolina natives, seniors, military families, and AAA members.