Plan A Romantic Couples Trip to A Destination Full of Excitement
Are you planning your next romantic getaway as a couple? In this article, we share six of the top romantic destinations to make your time together magical.
Whether you're looking to get away for just a weekend stay or are dreaming of your ultimate weeks-long vacation, these destinations are the perfect blend of romance and adventure. Make your honeymoon a regular trip.
Let's dive in!
Planning Your Trip
When you think of exotic vacations, you may think of overseas adventures or Caribbean getaways. But there are six locations in the United States that are sure to give you the moments you will always remember as a couple, whether you're newlyweds or want to rekindle the flame.
But before we get to our top destinations, there are a few things to consider as you're planning your couples trip:
1) Think About What You Enjoy Doing as a Couple
You want to cater to both of you as a couple wherever you decide to go.
You don't want to pick a destination that requires significant amounts of hiking and outdoor activities if one of you doesn't enjoy working up a sweat or all of the physical demands of walking, climbing, or biking. But you also don't want to go somewhere that requires you to sit on tour buses, an airport lounge or in cooking classes if you love the great outdoors!
Of course, if you both want to experience something new, that's great! But make sure you have a conversation about what you would like to do before booking your trip.
2) Decide Whether You'll Fly or Drive
While this one depends a bit on geography and budget, deciding whether you're going to fly or drive to your final destination is an important factor when you're planning itineraries, lodging, and meals.
For example, if you're making the weekend away into a fun road trip, you'll need snacks, playlists, and comfy clothes. On the other hand, if you're flying first class, you'll want to bring your favorite headphones and have all of the necessities at your fingertips. In any case, getting your suitcase packed ahead of time will take the stress out of the experience.
Deciding which you would prefer will also help you narrow down which getaway option is right for you.
3) Decide if You Want to Be Disconnected
Phones are great for taking pictures and capturing all of the fun memories you're going to make together, but consider staying disconnected during your time away. This can bring you closer as a couple, make the whole experience feel more special, and provide you with more moments for intimacy.
4) Consider What's Meaningful to You
Is there a location or activities that are meaningful to you? On a couples trip, you want to lean into the things that make you feel romantic, give you lots of opportunities to slow down, and also mean something.
For example, if you went to a baseball game on your first date, you may want to recreate a fun baseball-themed afternoon together. On the other hand, if you enjoy cooking together or appreciate amazing cuisine, maybe more food-inspired destinations are up your alley.
Whatever you choose, make sure its meaningful to you! With these four important factors as part of your decision-making process, you can then decide which destination on our list makes the most sense for you!
Without further ado, here are our top six romantic destinations.
6 Romantic Destinations for Couples
1) Napa Valley, CA
Napa Valley is filled with romance, wine, and fine cuisine. With hundreds of wineries to choose from, you can easily select which experiences you and your significant other would enjoy.
For example, you can book a private tasting for just the two of you or ride the 36-mile wine train that allows you to enjoy beautiful views and stops at wineries along the way. This is one of the most popular wine tour options and gives you a unique experience to tell your friends about when you return home.
If you are looking for a more hands-on experience that showcases Napa Valley wine and impeccable cuisine, The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone offers cooking classes, world-class dining, and wine education.
Built-in the 19th century and a truly historic landmark, this property in St. Helena is worth adding to your must-experience list.
Once you've had your fill to eat and drink, take an afternoon or evening to enjoy the hot spas nearby. Depending on which location you choose, you can book exotic massages, relaxing soaks, and beautiful scenery together.
With all there is to do in Napa Valley, it is easily at the top of our romantic getaway list.
2) Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque, New Mexico, is another stunning location for a couples trip!
Home of the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, stunning hot air balloons fills the sky each October for a nine-day festival. 2022 marks its 50th year, and the views are truly spectacular.
Another breathtaking stop on your getaway to New Mexico is the Sandia Mountains. From panoramic views to hiking and mountaineering, this location can suit the most adventurous couples all the way down to the most relaxed.
While you're in the area, you'll also want to make a reservation at Antiquity Restaurant. A hidden treasure in New Mexico, this fine-dining establishment is a one-of-a-kind experience that boasts exquisite cuisine.
3) Fredericksburg, TX
Everything's bigger in Texas — including the list of romantic getaways for couples!
A little over an hour outside of Austin and San Antonio, Fredericksburg, Texas, is a charming town with cozy lodging, beautiful flowers, and wineries.
If you are looking for a place with a stunning backdrop for pictures together, Wildseed Farms offers 200 acres of wildflowers to walk through and admire.
Fredericksburg also has a gem of Hill Country, Enchanted Rock, where you can hike, geocache, stargaze, and rock climb.
As you're planning your trip, don't just book any lodging. Find one of the areas charming cabins to make your trip feel intimate.
Throw on some boots and a hat, and you're ready to enjoy a weekend in true Texan style!
4) Savannah, GA
Savannah, Georgia, is known for its Historic District and southern hospitality. With its iconic Spanish moss and stunning architecture, you and your significant other can get lost on old-world streets and stroll by Savannahs Waterfront.
Book a riverboat cruise for a romantic evening together on the Savannah River, or take a haunted ghost tour of historical Savannah for an element of suspense and mystery during your getaway.
No trip to Savannah would be complete without a reservation at The Olde Pink House. A southern classic, this restaurant serves all of your southern favorites in an elegant 1771 mansion that's actually painted pink.
If you and your significant other love to laugh and enjoy baseball, you cant forget about the Savannah Bananas, an exhibition baseball team that always puts on a good show. Check the teams calendar before booking your trip if this is a must-do on your trip.
This gem of the south should definitely be on your bucket list as a couple.
5) Columbus, OH
While Ohio may not scream “romance” when you think of the state, there are actually quite a few things to do in Columbus that make this city one of our favorites for a romantic weekend getaway. While you're there, it makes sense to visit Cleveland as well.
Founded in 1852, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is a 100-acre park that boasts a lake, floral gardens, and a conservatory. Its the perfect place to bring a picnic, attend seasonal events, and walk on the trails.
The park also hosts food and gardening classes for all ages, which can make for a fun date during the daytime.
Columbus also has one of the most unique lodging options: Nomads Ridge. An adults-only hotel, you and your significant other can find yourselves in a private yurt tucked away from the busyness of the city. With observation decks and beautiful views, you can see the many animals housed on the property and create some of the most unique memories.
Another fun experience in the Columbus, OH, area is COSI After Dark. For adults 21 and up, you can enjoy food, craft beer, and cocktails while enjoying entertainment, games, and various activities in the center for science.
To round out your stay with a delectable dining option, enjoy The Refectory. The Refectory offers upscale French cuisine and has been around for over 40 years. Not only is the food delicious, but the restaurant itself is an architectural masterpiece. Enjoy your meal surrounded by beautiful stained-glass windows.
6) Boston, MA
Boston is filled with historic sites and thrilling landmarks — perfect for exploring.
As one of your first stops as a couple, visit the Skywalk Observatory for a 360-degree view of the city. Next, hop over to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum to learn about the millionaire Bohemienne and take in some incredible artwork.
For another sky-high experience, dine at Top of the Hub in the Prudential Center, Boston's second-tallest building. With high-end shops, restaurants, and city life all around, this center is a must-enjoy outing when you're in the city.
Another place to frequent is the Samuel Adams Brewery. Here, you can take a tour of the brewery, enjoy some craft beer, and get to know the locals who have come for a pint or two.
Of course, you cant forget about Fenway Park during baseball season, and the bar from Cheers can provide the perfect dose of nostalgia as you explore the city together. And there are myriad other historical landmarks, such as The Paul Revere House and the Bunker Hill Monument if you both enjoy history and want to make these stops a part of your time together.
Whatever you choose to make a part of your itinerary, Boston is one of the most charming and fun destinations on our list.
A Note on Choosing Your Destination
Having a hard time deciding where to go? There are several fun ways to select your next vacation as a couple.
Here are a few of our favorites:
Write your vacation options on slips of paper and put them in a bowl. Pull them out one by one, and the last one left is where you'll go!
Each of you writes down a location that is within a 2-hour drive, a 4-hour drive, or a flight on separate pieces of paper. Mix them up in a bowl and then pull one out. Whichever option you pulled is your weekend getaway option.
Make your selection process part of the journey! You can create any system or process you'd like, but doing it in a way that may be out of the norm can start building excitement for your upcoming plans.
Book Your Romantic Getaway
With these six romantic getaways in mind, you and your significant other can plan the intimate and adventurous weekend of your dreams.
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No matter which romantic couple's destination you decide on, you deserve to treat yourselves to convenience, luxury, and unforgettable moments.
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