Are you looking for the best romantic getaway to 'wow' your significant other with? Do you want to surprise your best friend with a spontaneous weekend away but are out of ideas? Or you are breaking the ice with a potential new lover and want to see what they are made of by planning a couples getaway. Whatever the occasion, it is time to think out of the box for the best romantic getaways.
While we'll always appreciate the traditional-rose-petals-on-the-bed hotel suite surprise, couples massages in wine country-we think it is way more fun to try something new. Enjoy this specially curated list for the best romantic getaways you have not heard of before to find the perfect destination for your next love-filled adventure. Whether it is for Valentine's Day or a year-round rendezvous, a pick from this list is sure to impress.
6 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways (With a Twist)
The romantic weekend getaway just got an upgrade with this top-notch travel recommendation. Plan a trip with a loved one to see the natural beauty at Slide Rock State Park in Arizona. Located just seven miles north of the colorful city of Sedona, this state park is the perfect way to mix up the average romantic weekend getaway.
While this is not for those who want a fancy spa treatment at a boutique hotel, this unique getaway offers layers of excitement and exploration to any relationship. This great area boasts a handful of natural water slides and swimming holes for folks wanting to cool off their hot romance, full of hiking trails, scenic views, and unparalleled fun in Oak Creek Canyon.
Glamping in a California National Park
Looking for a one-of-a-kind adventure that could also knock a long-time item off your bucket list? Start brewing up a trip to the epic Joshua Tree National Park for the glamping adventure of a lifetime. While it's not the wineries of Sonoma or the beaches of Malibu, these exceptional destinations on Airbnb will leave the adventure seekers of the group speechless.
From the smile-maker digs of The DUNGEALOW to the wickedly cool Dome in the Desert to the net-level Area 55 Futuro House, a desert trip to Joshua Tree is sure to delight. And if glamping in a spaceship is not your thing, you can opt to splurge for an extra romantic stay in nearby Palm Springs.
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A small town turned big city with deep 18th century roots and close association with the American Civil War, Charleston provides a charming getaway for romantics and friends alike. This southern coastal city is ideal for a romantic trip, a perfect destination for history buffs, foodies, and Victorian architecture! From lovely stays at a local bed and breakfast like the Elliot House Inn to a luxury hotel like The Spectator Hotel or The Restoration, our only tip is to choose a spot with a hot tub or swimming pool. Quickly discover Charleston's pastel-colored houses, oaks draped with Spanish moss, or palm trees by the waterfront when you pick Charleston for your next romantic trip.
Scenic Blue Ridge Parkway Drive
What spells romance more than a scenic road trip on one of America's most beloved roads? The parkway stretches for 469 miles through the rolling hills of North Carolina and Virginia. This span of highway is the longest road planned as a single unit in the US. It connects Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Blue Ridge Parkway is the best way to discover the southern Appalachian landscapes and dense forests, featuring incredible vistas and public areas to explore. Find a vast array of hiking trails and amazing attractions along the way - our favorite is waterfalls! Book a romantic hotel along the way for you and your sweetie to truly relax and enjoy each other's company.
Winter Wonderland in Colorado
An excellent choice for a quick flight from the east or west coast, Denver is a thriving hub for lovebirds, outdoor activities, and super enjoyable day trips. This choice is great for couples with many interests, including skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, and camping under the stars. You can even opt to stay in Denver for brewery tours, perusing art galleries, soaking in nearby hot springs, or checking out the city's nightlife.
What spells out L-O-V-E more than sleeping together in a tree? Check out some of our favorite unique romantic trips for your next heavenly hideaway. Whether you are looking for a trip centered around water sports like paddleboarding or kayaking, or wine tasting adventures in the Texas Hill Country, these exciting Airbnbs are sure to 'wow' the one you want to woo.
Treehouse Utopia is one of the state's first and coolest treehouse properties. Owned by Laurel Waters and Pete Nelson, the Tree House Master of Nelson Treehouse, this fantastic stay offers four different luxury treehouses outside the magical small town of Utopia, Texas. If you are looking for something closer to the capital city of Austin, check out this new incredibly epic listing near Bastrop.
Dreamy Beaches in Florida
It is not denying that one of the most romantic places to spend time with someone you love is strolling hand-in-hand on pristine beaches, watching the crest of the ocean's waves. Book a luxury hotel with an ocean view or schedule an excursion of horseback riding on the shoreline. The only issue is picking which Florida beach to call your own for the weekend.
Try out the white sands of Honeymoon Island State Park, a barrier island known for its crystal clear waters and white sand beaches. However, if you are a sucker for sticking to the theme, we suggest a Lovers Key State Park trip. Located south of Cape Coral between Hickory Island and Estero Island, you may get to catch the unforgettable sight of manatees, bald eagles, or dolphins!
-Stroll the cobblestone streets of Savannah Georgia
-Snorkeling in the Caribbean
-Italian food tour in New York City
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