Date nights at the cinema and flowers are great, but nothing creates better memories and brings couples closer than a trip to somewhere really special. Whether you want to escape for an impromptu romantic getaway or celebrate Valentine’s Day in style, our roundup of the most romantic places in the USA will woo you.
The States has endless charming small towns to explore, oceanfront retreats where you can watch the sunset, and cosy hideaways in the wilderness. Of course, if your love language is more along the lines of fine-dining and city cocktails, the US has plenty of options there, too.
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Romantic Places in the USA
Stroll hand in hand down the picturesque cobblestone streets of Charleston on your next romantic getaway. It’s a historic city full of charm, with plenty to keep you occupied. You can see the city in style on a classic horse and carriage ride, learn about the region’s history at one of the many surrounding plantations or simply relax with a spa treatment.
Can you think of a better way to spend a few days with your bae than sipping on some of the best wines in the country and taking a tour through the vineyards? We certainly can’t. Take a trip to Napa Valley and you’ll soon see why it’s one of the most romantic places in the USA. Stay in a luxury hotel such as Calistoga Ranch, which has beautiful lodges, with cedar decks and outdoor fireplaces (some also have private outdoor hot tubs).
New Orleans is consistently named one of America’s most romantic cities, thanks to its beautiful architecture, candlelit bistros and live music – perfect for dancing the night away! Wander around the pretty French Quarter, enjoy a dinner cruise while a steam-powered paddle-wheel churns through the Mississippi River or snuggle up in a corner booth in one of the many music venues in the city.
Want paradise island vibes without leaving the country? Just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, you’re just a short boat ride away from this picture-perfect place. The island’s main town of Avalon has a wonderfully romantic setting with a real Mediterranean charm. You can enjoy a helicopter ride over the island too, with views of the white sandy beaches below.
Savannah is always a top choice for a an intimate stay, with incredible history, beautiful scenery and excellent food. Tick, tick and tick. Pack up a gourmet picnic to dine under the hanging trees in Moon River District or wine and dine inside a 19th century mansion at 700 Drayton Restaurant. You’ll have a dreamy time walking around the squares and streets of the Historic District. After exploring, watch the sunset at Tybee Island.
Treat that special someone to a romantic break in Cape Cod for a weekend of fresh seafood, lighthouse viewpoints and seaside splashing. You’ll have a blast on a whale spotting cruise or dune tour. A real highlight here is the many boutique places to stay… Towns from Hyannis and Barnstable through Chatham and out to Provincetown offer charming hotels, inns, and resorts.
Washington DC might not be the first spot that comes to mind for a loved up break, but Georgetown is a historic neighbourhood full of romantic vibes. The neighbourhood’s scenic waterfront, cobblestone sidewalks and grand homes add a whole new level of charm to DC. Spend a night or two in one of the beautifully cosy hotels and browse small, independent boutiques, and galleries.