We’ve got you covered whether you’re celebrating your honeymoon or want to mark a special date. From trains to trails, big wheels to wineries, here are some of the best anniversary trip ideas across the USA.
1. Blue Ridge, Georgia
Blue Ridge is a northern Georgia mountain town full of charm, character, and plenty of things for couples to enjoy. For instance, you and your loved one can get fruity in the orchards by picking apples, cherries, strawberries, peaches or blueberries. You can also enjoy one of the most scenic train rides in the US, the historic Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. At night, you can cosy up in a rustic mountain cabin.
2. Seattle, Washington
If you love the movie Sleepless In Seattle, you’ll be happy to know that Seattle lives up to its romantic on-screen reputation. On an anniversary trip, one of the most romantic things to do in Seattle is to visit the Space Needle at sunset. You can then snuggle up on the Seattle Great Wheel and have a smooch when you reach the top. You can also walk hand in hand around Pike Place Market, picking up goodies for a loved-up picnic in the park.
3. Lake Superior, Michigan
Michigan is home to more lighthouses than any other state. One of the loveliest lighthouses to visit is the Point Iroquois Lightstation on Lake Superior. You can go inside the lighthouse, climb the 65-foot tower, and take in the sweeping views of Lake Superior below. The history, heritage and heart-stirring scenery are all incredibly romantic. The lighthouse is also right beside the Hiawatha National Forest, where you can hike, bike, and camp out under the stars.
4. Georgetown, Colorado
Trains are known for romance, and Colorado is known for its historic railroads. So, one of the best anniversary trip ideas to combine them is to make the return jounrye on the Georgetown Loop Railroad. The route goes through narrow Clear Creek Canyon to Silver Plume. When you climb aboard this narrow-gauge train, you step back in time and discover the rugged romance of the Colorado Rockies of the 1880s.
5. Ferndale, California
Nestled amongst the dairy farms of Northern California’s Humboldt County, the charming village of Ferndale is old-fashioned Americana personified. Ferndale is famous for its beautifully restored Victorian buildings and historic hotels and inns. There are over 200 of these, and all are perfectly suited for romantic getaways and anniversary trips. Looking for the most historic accommodation in town? That will be The Shaw House, which is California’s first bed-and-breakfast hotel.
6. Finger Lakes, New York
The Finger Lakes are a group of eleven long, narrow lakes in New York. The region is famous for its wine trails, thriving food scene and beautiful boutique accommodations. If you are celebrating your anniversary in the Autumn, stay in Ithaca, a small town where you can enjoy some epic leaf peeping of the colourful Fall foliage. Fun fact; Ithaca is the birthplace of the ice cream sundae, so it would be rude not to enjoy a few whilst here.
7. Fredericksburg, Texas
Nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, Fredericksburg brims with quaint boutiques, award-winning wineries, and a delicious dining scene. It’s a recipe for romance. If you are celebrating your anniversary in the winter, the town pays homage to its original German settlers by hosting a Christkindlesmarkt in November. This kicks off the festive season. With its giant Christmas tree, ice skating and plenty of events, it really is a great place to enjoy some holiday romance.