Top 10 Romantic Destinations for a Weekend Getaway


A change of scenery can do wonders for a relationship. From stirring up those fluttery feelings of young love to inspiring you to try new things, a weekend getaway is a perfect way to celebrate your relationship just in time for Valentine’s Day, or whenever the romantic mood strikes you.

Best of all, taking a weekend for yourselves is a smart way to unplug from the grind of work, chores, or wrangling the kids, giving you a renewed sense of energy to get through the rest of the winter months. From enjoying breakfast in bed to cuddling up under the stars, here are some amazing destinations to choose from for a weekend getaway!

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Napa Valley


Raise a glass to your relationship with a visit to America’s wine country. Take a vineyard tour, sample some amazing culinary delights, and spend endless hours debating which bottles of wine will earn precious space in your suitcase. When you’re done for the day, tuck in at Bardessono, an eco resort that boasts in-room fireplaces and soaker tubs, as well as free yoga classes, a rooftop pool, and a restaurant that sources its ingredients from an on-site organic garden.

Savannah


Brimming with southern charm and breathtaking scenery, Savannah is a wonderful place to unplug for the weekend. Take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage or a cruise down the river on a vintage ferry boat for new ways to explore the city. To really sink into the historical atmosphere, a hotel like the East Bay Inn – furnished with antique replicas and gorgeous natural light – is an ace choice, especially with a nightly wine and cheese reception to indulge in.

San Francisco


Make like Tony Bennett and be prepared to leave your heart in San Francisco, one of the nation’s most dynamic yet intimate cities. The temperate climate means you can explore the city on foot (or via classic cable cars) pretty much year-round – just pack excellent walking shoes to make it up those steep hills. Chill out when the moon appears with a stay at Hotel Nikko, which offers a dreamy solarium and plush pillowtop beds for a perfect night’s rest.

Banff


Embrace the wintery weather and take a trek up to one of Canada’s world-renowned gems – Banff. This National Park offers up dazzling natural scenery at every turn, between the breathtaking blue hue of Lake Louise to the majestic mountains surrounding the quaint tourist-friendly town. A visit to Banff isn’t complete without a trip to the ski hills, Banff’s hot springs, and of course, the castle-like Fairmont Banff Springs, for a delicious afternoon tea or overnight stay.

Key West


Want to enjoy some sunny weather without splurging on a weeklong stay? Key West is home to white sand beaches, turquoise waters, and all the amenities you’d expect from a ritzy all-inclusive tropical destination. If you’re looking for a romantic trip that’s all about enjoying some R&R, try staying at the Southernmost Beach Resort to enjoy a beachside massage and sand between your toes.

Big Sur


Outdoorsy couples will love to breathe in the fresh air and explore nature around Big Sur. After taking a drive up the coast or a hike along one of the region’s many walking trails, be sure to try out ultra luxe spa facilities like those at Ventana Big Sur, an adults-only resort with gorgeous views and internationally-inspired treatments like a Balinese lulur body scrub. You can even indulge in a couples’ portrait session or astrology readings to chart your future together.

Las Vegas


A romantic weekend getaway doesn’t have to equal boring! Las Vegas serves up incredible nightlife, dining, and entertainment options to keep you busy after dark, and amazingly themed hotels that’ll give you a taste of romance abroad without breaking out your passport. Try The Venetian Las Vegas for some Italian flavor and be sure to take a romantic gondola ride through the resort’s impressive copycat canals.

Sedona


Beautiful buttes and bright blue skies are two hallmarks of this desert-like paradise in Arizona. After rambling through Red Rock State Park, consider taking in 18 holes or sample wines along the Verde Valley Wine Trail. L’Auberge de Sedona is a premium resort offering private cottages for when you truly want to escape the world.

Portland


If you want to shake up your world (and your love life), a trip to Portland may be just the ticket. This quirky city is filled with unique art galleries, shops, restaurants and more, with more than enough experiences to keep you busy for a weekend getaway. At night, stay at the Hotel deLuxe, which serves up old school Hollywood glam from the Art Deco lobby to your posh guest room.

Nashville


The home of country music isn’t all about heartache – there’s a dreamy energy to this southern city that’ll enchant you in no time. Take a stroll down Music Row and pop into any number of venues to see a country crooner wear their heart on their sleeve and embrace the city’s history by popping in for a nightcap at Union Station Hotel Nashville, which is housed in a former train station turned National Historic Landmark.


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