20 Romantic Getaways in the U.S.

Arches National Park, UT

While the desert may seem like an unassuming place for romance, Arches National Park offers breathtaking views and hikes to fill up an adventurous couple’s schedule. Then, cuddle up under a starry sky so void of light pollution that you may even see the Milky Way (possible during the months between April and October).

Bar Harbor, ME

Bar Harbor is the perfect place for nature lovers looking to slow down without being bored. An abundance of hikes in Acadia National Park, several lighthouses to explore, and whale watching will connect you with nature and each other.

Cannon Beach, OR

A charming, quiet, and quaint coastal town, Cannon Beach makes for a peaceful lovers’ getaway. You’ll be able to enjoy a fresh seafood dinner and take in a west coast sunset from relatively empty beaches.

Catalina Island, CA

A trip to Catalina Island offers the vibes of the Mediterranean and the Caribbean on a budget. Zoom around the bungalow lined streets via golf cart or snorkel to catch glimpses of the orange Garibaldi fish. No matter how you spend your day, end it with cocktails on the beach.

Catskill Mountains, NY

Find a quaint cabin to tuck into for a night or two in the beautiful Catskill Mountain range. While it is a perfect place to take a break from the world, if you find you are getting cabin fever or want a high quality meal, you can always drive to one of the endearing small towns close by, such as Rhinebeck, Woodstock, or Hudson.

Charleston, SC

Take a walk along the colorful Rainbow Row or get out of the city and enjoy the sand between your toes with a stroll on Sullivan’s Island. Want to get off your feet all together? Charleston is the perfect place for a tour via horse drawn carriage.

Fairbanks, AK

Cozy up in Alaska where, although it may be cold, you have the opportunity to see the astounding Aurora Borealis. Chena Hot Springs provides you the opportunity to shed some layers and warm up under the night sky.

Glacier National Park, MT

Turquoise waters, soaring mountains, scenic drives, and whimsical waterfalls make the perfect backdrop for a dreamy getaway. Try your hand at glamping in a nearby tiny house, yurt, a-frame, or decked out tent for a truly memorable experience.

Glenwood Springs, CO

Home to the largest hot spring pool in the entire world and one of the few known natural steam rooms, Glenwood Springs turns the environment into a first class spa. Less than an hour drive from both Aspen and Vail, it is the perfect spot to relax after skiing.

Jim Thorpe, PA

Stay at one of the many adorable bed and breakfasts in this old mining town. Here, brick and stone buildings provide both Colonial American as well as European aesthetics. Savor simplicity by shopping from their small businesses, visiting a museum, or taking a ride on the scenic railroad.

Las Vegas, NV

For the couple that likes to keep the party going, Vegas is a perfect getaway. Arts and culture are vibrant here with extensive shows, concerts, galleries, and lights galore. You can have dinner at the Eiffel tower and take a Venetian gondola ride within the same city. If things go very well, a spontaneous couple might end up in a chapel with Elvis officiating their wedding!

Leavenworth, WA

This small town brings the romance of Bavaria to the mountains of Washington. Enjoy the medieval style of downtown and the surrounding natural beauty. If you visit in the month of February, you are treated to the Christmas lights taking on a Valentine’s twist.

Maui, HI

While all of Hawaii is romantic, Maui has everything you could want to fill a trip with recreation and relaxation. Take a helicopter ride around the island or sip cocktails on the beach. This island offers you a multitude of various landscapes, spas, cultural events, and activities.

Napa Valley, CA

Feel like you are escaping to Tuscany by planning a trip to Napa Valley, CA. Indulge in some of the best wines the United States has to offer while basking in the California sun. To make sure you are getting the full romantic experience, book a tasting at Castello Di Amorosa or a trip aboard the wine train.

New Orleans, LA

Fall under the spell of New Orleans, where the background music of jazz and real life dancing in the street will transport you into a romantic film montage. Grab Cafe Du Monde beignets while you explore the historic and eccentric French Quarter. Don’t forget to get some extra beads to give to your partner later that evening!

New York, NY

If you are able to relax amidst hustle and bustle, New York City has a plethora of romantic evening options. Explore the Metropolitan Museum of Art before diving into some of the best cuisine in the world or see a Broadway show before taking in the view from the Empire State Building.

San Antonio, TX

After enjoying the culture and history that San Antonio has to offer, such as the impressive Alamo, the bustling Market Square, or one of the many picturesque missions, head to the enchanting San Antonio RiverWalk. Here, you can take a ride on the water, eat at one of the amazing restaurants, or simply walk along the romantic path.

Savannah, GA

With grand architecture spanning many styles and trees draped with Spanish moss, Savannah is the epitome of Southern Charm. Take a carriage ride along the cobblestone streets or, as it is the most haunted city in the United States, take a ghost tour, the thrill of which is sure to make you cuddle together later that night.

St. Augustine, FL

Like the other southern cities that made this list, St. Augustine sells itself on charming architecture, seaside excursions, and carriage rides. Start the day with a coastal sunrise before exploring the historic downtown where buildings date from the 1700s.

Park City, UT

Park City is the perfect place to relax or work up a sweat (on the slopes that is!). This ski resort town has plenty of activities that don't require a chair lift. Shop and stroll along Maine street which dates to the 1800s. Alternatively, depending on the season, try dog sledding or go hot air ballooning.

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