Most Romantic Destinations in the Nation
Forsyth Park | Savannah, GA
Cathedral Rock | Sedona, AZ
Sonoma County, CA
Planning a trip for two? Feel the love in these romantic getaways. Whether you are looking to relax and gaze into each other’s eyes or engage in daring activities and get your heart racing, our guide will help you find the destination that is perfect for you.
Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts
Martha’s Vineyard poses the perfect backdrop to fall in love with its elegant and classic New England charm. Pristine beaches and vivid sunsets are the perfect contrast to the gingerbread-style houses and timeless lighthouses that dot the shore. So ditch the car and take a short ferry ride from Cape Cod to enjoy fresh seafood, views from the iconic Gay Head Lighthouse, biking along the waterfront, upscale boutique shopping, sailing, and some much-needed rest and relaxation.
Looking for high-altitude romance? Then look no further than the cosmopolitan-resort town of Aspen tucked away in a remote corner of the Colorado Rockies. While it’s most well-known for its world-renowned ski slopes at Snowmass, the town is a picturesque mountain escape at any time of the year. This mountain town boasts outdoor adventure like hiking the Maroon Bells which are the most photographed peaks in North America, as well as festivals, fine dining, five-star spas, and romantic accommodations. This serene little valley exudes romantic magnetism and has something for everyone.
St. Augustine, Florida
With the first recorded wedding in St. Augustine taking place all the way back in 1594 – our “Nation’s Oldest City” has a long history with romance. Find yourself falling in love to the sound of the age-old bell towers as you walk hand-in-hand down the cobblestoned streets. If you are looking to make a memory, find yourself one of the many Love Trees, which are two trees that are so entwined at the roots that they cannot be separated without both of them dying. Legend has it that if you and that special someone kiss beneath one of the Love Trees, then your love will become eternal. You also can pay a visit to Ponce de Leon’s Fountain of Youth Archaeological Park, the original site Ponce de Leon’s exploration in 1513. Sample some water from the natural spring that flows through the park; that water is fabled to restore youth.
Sonoma County, California
If rolling hills, dreamy vineyards, and the hush of ocean waves sound like your kind of romantic getaway – then Sonoma County is the place for you. Experience breathtaking beach sunsets, cozy bed and breakfasts, and delicious wines in this famed California region. While many choose to sip and savor their way through wine country, if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous there are plenty of other activities including taking a guided jeep tour through a 400-acre wildlife sanctuary at Safari West and admiring the scenic country side from a hot air balloon.
Also known as “The Garden Isle”, Kauai’s natural beauty will set the stage for your next love story. Lush valleys, towering mountain spires, golden beaches, and cascading waterfalls make this island something straight out of an artist’s imagination. As one of the most stunning places on earth, it remains surprisingly under-developed so its draw-dropping beauty remains the main focus for visitors. Make unforgettable memories by visiting Na Pali Coast, immortalized in the film Jurassic Park. This remote coastline has remained pristine and the only access is via boat, helicopter, or a strenuous 1- mile foot path. Also try tubing down the mountain in former irrigation tunnels and hiking the famous Kalalau Trail for beautiful views. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, then go and ahead and pamper yourselves with massages and experience fine dining all on this emerald island.
Romance, glamor, culture, and history are the heart and soul of Savannah, Georgia. There’s a certain magic to this city and you can feel it thick in the air as you stroll beneath its oak trees swathed in Spanish moss in Forsyth Park. Take a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the historic district, watch the ships come in at the water’s edge, and finish up the evening with a bite to eat at critically acclaimed Elizabeth On 37th for an elegant meal. By the end of the night you will feel your heart beating just a little bit faster.
Make time for the two of you any time of year in Sedona, Arizona. Snuggle up in a cozy cabin or at a high-end spa while surrounded by some of the nation’s most beautiful rock formations. Sedona is known for its reputation as a spiritual mecca – and you and that special someone can find yourself connecting on a deeper level whilst surrounded by red-rock temples. Pay a visit to Bell Rock, a sacred site that is said to have concentrated energy levels to promote healing and growth. If you want something a little more active try taking a famous Pink Jeep Tour for an extreme off-road adventure to get those endorphins flowing.
No matter the weather in Chicago, this is a city that will make your heart warm. Whether you’re snuggled up under a blanket to keep each other warm during the winter or lazing on one of the many beaches in the summer – there is lots of romantic potential here. Head to Promontory Point for some of the best views of the skyline (it also happens to be a popular wedding venue!), catch a show at the Chicago Theater, wander through the Art Institute of Chicago for amazing art collections, or grab a drink in a dark and romantic speakeasy. This bustling city has no shortage of things to do, so grab your partner and start exploring.