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10 Best Romantic Getaways in the US

Wednesday, 10 Nov 2010 11:32 AM

A romantic getaway, be it for a weekend, a honeymoon, or for a brief period, should leave a lasting impression on your partner. Therefore, choosing the right destination to impress your spouse or partner and not strain the purse strings too much, is a must when deciding on a romantic getaway in U.S.

Here is a list of the 10 best romantic weekend getaways in the U.S.:

1. New York
New York has been a favorite destination for romantic getaways in the West. There are many places in New York to rekindle one’s romance and spend time in tranquility.

For the adventurous, the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, N.Y. seems a great choice. It is a forest reserve with 46 mountain peaks. A getaway with trekking! The St. Lawrence Valley is another major attraction in the Adirondack Park.

Other places of interest are Glens Falls, Lapland, Bolton Landing, Ticonderoga, Crown Point, Ausable Chasm, Wilmington, Lake Placid, Blue Mountain Lake, Gore Mountain, North Creek, Raquette Lake, Fulton Lakes, and Essex.

2. Chicago
Want your getaway to be truly romantic, replete with love and intimacy? Try out Chicago! Exclusive and intimate dinners, excellent nightlife, and secluded spots for complete romance are assured in Chicago.

3. South Carolina
Is your love passionate about arts and antiques? Stun them with a trip to Ventura County in South Carolina. The art emporiums and bookstores are sure to have them spellbound, making your getaway as romantic as possible. The Los Padres National Forest and the shoreline are other attractions.

4. Florida
Amelia, Florida is one of the most romantic getaways in the U.S. Be sure to book an oceanfront room in one of Amelia’s Victorian hotels and enjoy a great romantic weekend. Bask in the glory of the Victorian palaces and find peace on the tranquil beaches. Florida is a romantic getaway that should not be missed.

5. Washington
Whidbey Island, the longest island in Washington, is known for its beaches, farms, and breathtaking landscapes. This place also offers the privacy that couples crave from their romantic getaways. Do not miss out on the excellent nightlife in Whidbey Island.

6. Maryland
Baltimore, Maryland is a place devoid of anything fancy. However, people who love to experience ethnic diversity throng to Maryland for a romantic getaway. The Inner Harbor area attracts visitors from everywhere.

7. Michigan
The Big Bay Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Michigan is a great choice for a romantic getaway. This place has a sauna, private baths, massage huts, library, and fireplace. There are vantage points and a light house within the property from where the guests can view the endless surrounding farmlands.

8. San Francisco
The Valley of the Moon, as the Sonoma Valley is famously known, is an ideal romantic getaway. The hills, oaks, and vineyards make this place totally romantic. Book a poolside suite and enjoy a great weekend or check out the popular Sonoma Valley Film festival. Do not forget to unwind at the spa of the Sonoma Mission Inn.

9. Bahamas
The Bahamas have always been among the most-preferred romantic destinations. There are about 700 islands, most being family-owned. The Bahamas is a place where vacationers can choose their own vacation style because the place offers everything from a vibrant party atmosphere to several secluded areas for total privacy.

10. Jamaica
Jamaica is a place for absolute romance. Surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation, it is one of the most romantic getaways in the West. The marine life, blossoms, and hummingbirds along with great nightlife make this a good romantic destination.

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