Romantic Weekend Getaways

Here are a few destinations for romantic weekend getaways in the US. A few things that you might have to consider before you decide to have that weekend to remember are, the distance from where you are residing and your budget.

Your romantic weekend may mean taking quiet walks together, exploring villages or enjoying the scenic views? Or you might prefer lunch out at the sidewalk cafes and watch people pass by? Maybe you might want to wine and dine at a fancy restaurant away from home.


Whatever your romantic weekend ideas on your romantic weekend getaways are, here are some suggestions for your romantic getaways and also island getaways.

The Florida Keys


The Florida Keys start from Key Largo and ends at Key West. You can go to the Keys by air, land or sea. If you drive from the top of the Keys to Key West, you will have an awesome view of the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Gulf of Mexico on the other where the waters are very light blue. Another outstanding view of the Keys is the famous seven mile bridge which runs over a channel between the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Strait.

Some of the activities you can do at the Keys to enjoy your romantic weekend getaways are lying on the beach, snorkeling at the Bahia Honda State Park and watching the sunset and scenic view at Key West. Decide to have an overnight seaside camping at Long Key and try the glass bottom boat tour at Key Largo. You can also try swimming with dolphins, fishing, and scuba diving, go to the night spots, enjoy the street fair and dine at their fantastic restaurants and great food especially the seafood.

Manhattan, New York City


You can spend a fabulous weekend in New York City and stay at the Marriott Hotel on Broadway which is right near the Theatre District. Or you can book a weekend at the Plaza Hotel overlooking Central Park. There is also the Mandarin Hotel and Spa where you will be pampered for the weekend.

Manhattan is considered one of the most romantic weekend getaways in the U.S. You can have dinner in your hotel suite or dine at any one of the five star restaurants. You can take a carriage ride through Central Park, enjoy an opera or symphonic performance at Lincoln Center, or walk along Fifth Avenue during the evening hours.

St. Augustine, Florida


What's romantic about St. Augustine and why it is a good couples weekend getaway is because of the atmosphere and it being the oldest city in the United States. You can book a romantic weekend package for lovers that include champagne, chocolates, strawberries and breakfast in bed. Many of the Bed and Breakfast Inns are situated in original, historic homes which date back to the 17th century. Many of them have a fireplace, balcony and two person's bath tub.

Since you are on a short romantic weekend break, take the sightseeing train tour. It will stop and all the historic sites like the fountain of youth, the Ripley's Believe it or not, Lightner Museum, San Sebastian Winery some others. Other interesting things are taking a dolphin tour, the ghost tour, and watching the street performers. You should also try their great seafood restaurants.

San Francisco


San Francisco is famous for its rolling hills, fantastic cuisine, and friendly people. San Francisco offers hotel stays that are sure to enhance your romantic side. Among the most notable hotels are the Fairmont hotel, located in the Nob Hill area, the Mandarin Oriental, which is known for its best views of the Bay and the city and the downtown W San Francisco hotel that is close to cable cars, shopping, restaurants, and theatres.

Take a stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and stop by Ghirardelli Square where you can pick up some of their famous chocolate before having dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants there such as McCormick and Kuleto's. You'll get to see the panoramic view of the Bay, as well as Alcatraz Island. Both are stunning backdrops. You might also want to stop by O'Neill's Irish Pub for an after-dinner drink.

Catalina Island


The Catalina Island is one of the recommended romantic weekend getaways for lovers and couples. It is located just off the Southern California coast. The Avalon hotel has breathtaking views. The Snug Harbor Inn has beautiful rooms. You will be served with wine and cheese in the evening and breakfast in bed in the morning.

When you reach Catalina, take the inland Island tour to view the scenic islands. There are also other tours like the Cape Canyon tour and the Catalina Zip Line Eco tour. The other activities to do are taking the glass bottom boat tour, go swimming, fishing, snorkeling, kayak and scuba diving. You can walk or rent bicycles and watch the sun rises.

Las Vegas


For some couples, Las Vegas might not fit in as one of the romantic weekend getaways. But to some others, they find that time will stand still at this resort destination. With a myriad of hotels to choose from you can enjoy your time here without having to worry about time, because there are no clocks in the casinos. With great weather year round which is hot but always dry, you can wander in the early morning hours at the hotel's pool and enjoy the evening attending a fabulous show or visit lady luck at the casino.

Whether you take a stay at the Venetian Hotel and enjoy a romantic ride on a gondola, enjoy the Spa and Salon at the Hotel Bellagio or marvel at the lush indoor gardens, aquarium, and the Secret Garden at the Mirage. Las Vegas is both affordable for any budget and is the perfect weekend romantic getaway.

Lake Placid, New York


Far away from the maddening crowd and in the calm and quiet ambience, you will find comfort and romance at the Mirror Lake Inn. With gorgeous mountain and lake views, fireplace, and very large tubs, you will find the accommodations more than satisfactory. In fact, they are quite conducive to a romantic weekend getaway.

Among the many things you might like to do is to take a walk to the neighboring town of Lake Placid, only two miles away. Here you will find shops along Main Street and you can stop at the Cottage for lunch. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are some of the activities available at Mirror Lake Inn.

What Is Your Suggestion For A Romantic Weekend Getaway?

Do you have any suggestion? Where have you spent your romantic weekends? Share your experiences with us!

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