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10 Best Romantic Getaways

Wednesday, 02 Feb 2011 01:05 PM

A romantic getaway, be it for a weekend, a honeymoon, or for a brief period, should leave a lasting impression on both you and your partner. Therefore, choosing the right destination that will impress your spouse or partner and not strain the purse strings too much, is a must when deciding on a romantic getaway. It is also important to consider what your partner or spouse will prefer and if your choice of a romantic getaway will appeal to them. There are plenty of cheap romantic getaways to choose from if you know where to look.

Here is a list of the 10 best romantic weekend getaways:

New York
New York State has been a favorite destination for a romantic getaway. For the adventurous, the Adirondack Park in Lake Placid, N.Y. is a great choice. It is a forest reserve with 46 mountain peaks. The St. Lawrence Valley is another major attraction in the Adirondack Park.

Other places of interest include 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.

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.

Southern California
Is the person you 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 leave them spellbound, making your getaway as romantic as possible. The Los Padres National Forest and the shoreline are other great romantic attractions.

Amelia Island in Florida is one of the best places for a romantic getaway. Be sure to book an oceanfront room in one of Amelia Island's Victorian hotels and enjoy a great romantic weekend. Bask in the glory of the Victorian palaces and find peace on the tranquil beaches. This is a romantic getaway that should not be missed.

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 on Whidbey Island.

Baltimore, Maryland is a great place to visit for a weekend getaway. The Inner Harbor area attracts visitors from all over.

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 on the property where guests can view the endless surrounding farmlands.

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 incredibly 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 at the Sonoma Mission Inn.

The Bahamas has 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 that offer total privacy.

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

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