Most Romantic Getaways in the US
Getaway ideas in every State ~ Listed in alphabetical order
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If you love to soak up the sun, take a romantic, relaxing vacation to Orange Beach, AL. Enjoy the beautiful white sand, water sport activities, shopping, tasty dining, entertainment and exploration. Book a condo at the ultra-luxurious Turquoise Place featuring ocean front condos, “balcony” hot tubs, Jacuzzi’s in room, lazy river, pool, fitness center and more. Enjoy a couple’s massage at Elements Massage in Foley. Then, have some fun at OWA while you shop during the day and ride thrilling rides at night!
Alaska is one of the most breathtaking states in the US. Stay in a secluded, romantic cabin or chalet in Alyeska. First, enjoy the nearby Virgin Creek Falls National Forest and Goldmine Safari Tours in Girdwood. Then, take a ride in the Alyeska Tram. Add some thrill to your trip with Glacier City Snowmobile Tours.
From various luxury resorts in Arizona, Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tuscon, AZ offers everything from upscale accommodations and grounds to spa, fitness, activities and services. Take a day to explore the Trail Dust Town and Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum in Tuscon. Get a quick bite at Tumerico, then plan a fancy dinner out at Guadalajara Original Grill featuring different kinds of yummy molcajetes.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in Arkansas, there are many options. Make your getaway exceptional by visiting Eureka Springs and stay at the Arsenic and Old Lace Bed and Breakfast. Enjoy lavish breakfasts, beautifully decorated rooms, breathtaking surroundings and many things to do nearby. This charming town offers many events throughout the year like fall festivals, Eureka Springs Halloween celebrations, craft fairs, film festivals, Christmas parade and more. If you like to enjoy nature, you will find a lot to explore in Arkansas. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Dogwood Canyon, Buffalo Springs State Park, Eureka Springs Railroad are just a few options to name. Eureka Springs also has some amazing restaurants and places to go out.
California in an excellent choice to take your loved one and spice things up. Stay at one of the most luxurious resorts in California – the Auberge du Soleil in Napa, CA where you will get wined, dined and pampered in style. Walk around the Napa Valley Main Street, cycle through the Legendary Silverado Trail and explore the scenery with a hot air balloon ride.
What’s better than having everything available at your fingertips? If you like flower fields, mountains, lakes, lake-side beaches or nightlife, Colorado has it all. If you want to experience something truly romantic and amazing, the Wiesbaden Hot Spring Spa and Lodges is the perfect spot for couples. Enjoy hot springs, Main Street, Box Canyon Falls Park, Cascade Falls Park, Ouray Alchemist Museum & penthouse and many delicious restaurants all within walking distance in the romantic town of Ouray, Colorado.
Another romantic state is definitely Connecticut. Stay at the Water’s Edge Resort and Spa with direct ocean view and plenty of pampering. From dinner parties with live music to pampering at the on-site spa, you will enjoy every minute of your stay. Dine at one of the many restaurants like the ocean front Dattilo, Water’s Edge Sunday Brunch or several others nearby. Check here to book at Water’s Edge.
So if you’re looking for a romantic trip to take in Delaware, stay at the Bellmoore Inn and Spa for ultimate romance. Bellmoore Inn and Spa is on the Rehoboth beach offering romantic accommodations while being close to attractions, shopping and nature. Nearby attractions to the hotel include downtown shopping, Funland Amusement Park, Watersports, movie theater, Cape Henlopen State Park for hiking and biking, Nassau Valley Vineyards Winery and Dogfish Head Brewery.
Florida’s hidden gem, the Port D’ Hiver Bed and Breakfast has everything you need to experience the ultimate romantic getaway. Enjoy luxury 4-star accommodations, gourmet breakfasts, evening wine with d’oeuvres, beach just steps away and pampering in-room spa service. Almost every room has a whirlpool tub and balcony. Enjoy a couple’s massage together at the Imperial Spa or in your own room! If you love space, visit the Kennedy Space Center or If you want to explore nature, spend a day exploring a 20 mile stretch of the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge. It hosts 20-35% of all loggerhead sea turtles nesting in the US!
How much more romantic can it get than spending the weekend at a 4-Star winery and resort? At Chateau Elan Winery & Resort, you can choose from many special packages with dinners, massages, couple’s cooking classes, discounts on your stay or Golf options. The resort offers outdoor pool, indoor hot tubs, tennis courts, golfing, wine tastings, various dining options, events, lounge space and a fitness center. You can also walk through the grape vine paths with your loved one.
Without surprise, Hawaii is one of the most romantic places in the world for lovers. We pick Maui as the best Island for romance because there’s adventure, relaxation and a lot of fun things to do and experience! Staying at the luxurious Fairmont Kea Lani Resort, you will enjoy a beautiful quiet beach, all-suites and villas, several fine dining restaurants, spa and fitness, large pools and plenty of events and activities! We picked Maui for this romantic getaway because there’s a lot to explore for couples. Some of the most romantic things to do include taking the Road to Hana, watching the Haleakala Sunrise, dining at their famous Luaus. Additionally, renting a car would be ideal so you can explore the island on your own time. There are many hidden beaches, Avatar-like trees you can hang off of and other hidden things like hot springs and waterfalls! Did you know, Maui has red and black beaches?
Although there are many romantic places in Idaho, the 4-Star Coeur d’Alene Resort has everything to offer for couples. When everything is provided, you won’t need too rent a car or travel far for adventure! Enjoy fireplace, lakefront views, on-site couple’s spa experiences, dine/spa/stay packages, outdoor fun and several either on-site or nearby dining options. Spend time with outdoor water fun renting a boat, jet skis or paddle boards. Or go lake kayaking, whitewater rafting and fishing. The resort also offers guided hiking and biking tours as well as nearby shopping. This place would make for a perfect romantic getaway!
So, starting of with Waldorf Astoria Chicago, a top choice for 5-Star romantic getaway in the heart of Chicago. From delicious foods and treats to luxurious accommodations and relaxing spa service, Waldorf Astoria is close to everything because it’s right in the middle of the city. While in Chicago, take some time to stroll through Millennium Park, have some fun at the Navy Pier, or get a thrill on the Skydeck Chicago!
Indiana has a lot to offer for couples to rejuvenate and get away from everything. What better place than the 5-Star Serenity Springs Hotel. It’s located in La Porte, IN and very close to Lake Michigan. Relax in one of the beautifully themed cabins with Jacuzzi’s, candle-lit in-room dinners, on-site activities like carriage rides and trails or enjoy a relaxing massage. They offer many romance packages like “Kinky,” “Will you marry me” and others.
Next on our list is Iowa. Get your romance rekindled in the Mont Rest Inn Bed and Breakfast. This Lake-side spot in Bellevue, IA overlooks the Mississippi river and is near everything you could imagine. If you’re into hiking and nature, enjoy the lake, or check out Maquoketa Caves State Park. Also, go to the Bellevue State Park & Butterfly Garden only a half mile away. In addition, there are hiking trails, shopping, restaurants and even wineries nearby. We suggest having a car so you can explore.
Kansas City is another very romantic state to visit. Whether you like to eat out, have fun at night, watch a show, be entertained or enjoy nature, Kansas City will make a great spot to get away with your loved one. Our recommended spot to for romantic lodging is the Chateau Avalon, which is an upscale, super romantic bed and breakfast. With themed rooms featuring Jacuzzi tubs and in-room breakfast every morning, you will have the time of your life here. They even have a passport package for savings and rewards. If you have time to explore, take a taxi or ride to Kansas City, MO where you will enjoy tons of award-winning restaurants, shows, museums and other things to do.
What could be more romantic than a beautiful, castle-like resort and exploring an amazing national park? The Cumberland Falls State Resort Park provides a spectacular spot to relax with many lodging options like rooms, cottages and even camp spots. This resort is located right by the dramatic 125-foot water fall known as “Niagara of the South.” There’s a lot do to outdoors like hiking, paddling, boating, fishing, biking, swimming, golfing and horseback riding. The resort also features events for all sorts of experiences!
If you thought of New Orleans as just crazy and full of crowds, think again. In addition to all the fun, there’s plenty of relaxing and romantic things to do. Take your pick from the super romantic hotels like Hotel Monteleone or International House Hotel. Both will take your breath away and are close to nightlife. However, if you’re looking to spend the day outdoors, check out the city park from the picture above or visit the Audubon Zoo, St. Louis Cathedral and one of many museums.
There’s so much romance in Maine…just imagine walking along the ocean and taking amazing photos at a breathtaking lighthouse. One of the most romantic hotels is the Grand Harbor Inn in Camden, Maine. With deluxe rooms and suites, complimentary deluxe in-room breakfast, on-site spa and fitness as well as great packages like 3rd night free – you can’t go wrong. Outdoor adventures are also available like sea kayaking, Shooner Appledore boat sailing or exploring the Camden Hills State Park.
Next on our list is Baltimore, one of the most beautiful places in Maryland with ample things to do. The semi-themed beautifully appointed rooms and suites of The Ivy Hotel will fill your desires for comfort and luxury. And the award-winning dining experiences they offer will satisfy your craving for unique food. Then if you’re up for some romantic experiences, take a water-taxi ride, visit one of their many museums, take a sailing tour or visit a nearby nature park.
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway in the state of Massachusetts, here’s our trip idea. Once again, we’re going to recommend a 4-star castle-like hotel…because we love castles! The Mirbeau Inn & Spa in Plymouth has beautiful rooms and pools that will make you feel like a royal. They offer castle style rooms, rejuvenating one-of-a-kind spa experiences, classes, outdoor areas and more. Some of the activities and attractions that are perfect for a romantic getaway in Plymouth include visiting the Plimoth Plantation, the National Monument to the Forefathers and the Plimoth Grist Mill. Of course you will also find beaches to visit and a lot of shopping to do if you’re in the mood for that!
Michigan has so much to offer when it comes to romance, from partying it up with city life to quiet, secluded nature and relaxation. A very romantic choice for your getaway is The Inn at Stonecliffe, Mackinac Island, MI. Enjoy a complimentary hot buffet breakfast for every day of your stay, suites and mansion rooms, a swimming pool outside, hiking, horses and other activities. Some attractions on the Mackinac Island include Fort Mackinac, the Arch Rock formation, Butterfly Houses, Museums Skull Cave and ma many more.
What could be more romantic than staying in Duluth, MN at the Cotton Mansion Bed & Breakfast? This place is spectacular, having beautifully furnished, modern and themed rooms. Every suite has a double-person whirlpool tub and most have a fireplace. It’s made for and perfect for romantic getaways during any time of the year! Some popular attractions nearby include North Shore Scenic Railroad, Sightseeing Cruises, Glensheen Mansion, Spirit Mountain, numerous hiking and biking trails as well as shopping, restaurants and seasonal festivals.
Why not feel like royalty during your romantic getaway? You will, when you pull up in front of the White House Hotel in Biloxy, MS. Located right in front of the Mississippi river, you will have excellent views and strolling opportunities. You can enjoy things like daily housekeeping, outdoor pool, bars and restaurants at the hotel. Some things to do nearby include the Gulf Islands National Seashore, trying your luck at one of the Casinos in Biloxy, the beach on beach boulevard and several museums to choose from. Of course there are hiking trails and endless adventures to be explored as well!
Missouri has a lot to offer, from big cities with a lot of nightlife to welcoming small towns with a lot of charm. If you stay at the Red Brick Inn in Augusta, you can enjoy beautifully appointed rooms, outdoor hot tub and pool as well as many attractions nearby. Augusta offers quite a few wineries such as Blumenhof Vineyards, Augusta Winery, Chandler Hill Vineyards, Montelle Winery, Mount Pleasant Winery and more. Most of the wineries have free sampling, so you can go from one to another and have fun tasting wines! There’s even bike rental places where you can rent bikes and ride around town.
If you’re close to Montana, visiting Swiftcurrent Lake in the Glacier National Park in the photo above is an excellent idea for a romantic getaway. The Glacier National Park Lodges offer everything from breathtaking views of mountains to relaxing pools and hot tubs. You will find all sorts of lodging options, some luxurious and some more rustic. Some include breakfast buffet while some have package options. There are many attractions nearby including Red Bus Tours, fishing, hiking and guided hikes, horseback rides and boat and rafting tours. You won’t be bored here, that’s for sure!
Nebraska offers everything you need for a romantic getaway. Staying at the Lied Lodge & Conference Center will give you plenty to see and do on a romantic weekend away! Packages range from romantic & bed and breakfast to family packages with family activities. Activities nearby include visiting the Arbor Lodge Mansion, Weekend Wine Tastings, Golfing, Spa and other activities at the Arbor Day Farm nearby.
Nevada has an unbelievable amount of things to do, especially in Las Vegas. With countless hotels, resorts and condos to choose from, our top pick is Elara by Hilton Grand Vacations in the center of all the action. This 4-star hotel features a huge outdoor pool, restaurants, beautiful rooms, suites with Jacuzzi & even condo-style rooms with kitchens. In Vegas, obviously there are countless Casinos, Clubs & Restaurants to visit. Also, driving to the Grand Canyon, going on Trails with a tour guide and other outdoor activities are all possible if you have the time. Rent yourself a car to explore nature during the day and go out on the strip at night.
For New Hampshire, we have a couple of beautiful, romantic options. The Omni Mount Washington Resort is a 4-star, beautiful resort nestled between mountains and offers tons of activities and ways to enjoy nature. Some of those include visiting a National Park, Hiking, the beautiful resort amenities, river tubing, archery lessons, climbing, lift rides and much more. Another option, Mills Falls At The Lake, located in Meredith, NH also offers beautiful scenery of nature and has plenty of romantic activities nearby like kayaking, speedboat rides, Hermit Woods Winery, shopping, beaches and more. New Hampshire is full of possible romantic activities and beauty, you’ll have a wonderful time.
Not far from New York, there’s a beautiful, serene place called Grand Cascades Lodge in Hamburg, NJ. Offering everything you need for a romantic getaway, this luxurious lodge will satisfy all your relaxation & adventure needs. This lodge has activities, packages, restaurants, spa, wine cellar, an amazing tropical biosphere pool complex and more. Locally, you will find, wineries, distilleries, trails, skiing, farms, museums and other things to do nearby. Additionally, you can visit New York in under an hour!
For a complete, romantic, luxury and all-inclusive experience, Sunrise Springs Spa Resort in Santa Fe has it all. From all-inclusive packages to booking your own personal trip, there’s something here for everyone. Enjoy unique experiences like Repose Pools, outdoor and indoor open-space pools, spa treatments, outdoor activities, fine dining, animal encounters, a greenhouse and even culinary classes. If you’re visiting NM, this is definitely a unique and romantic place to stay.
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