America has some wonderful destinations for couples that will steal your heart and will seal your love. Travelling together is a great way to create memories and to bond. And you’ll get extra brownie points if you plan the whole thing as a surprise. Need some destination inspiration? Here are the best romantic getaways in the USA.
7 of the Best Romantic Getaways in the USA
1. Catalina Island, California
For paradise island vibes in the USA, book a getaway to Catalina Island which is located just 22 miles off the coast of Southern California. Enjoy the one-hour ferry ride from LA to Catalina and then relax and soak up the sunshine. The island’s main town of Avalon has an incredibly romantic setting and oozes glamour and charm. It’s the perfect place to unwind for the weekend especially if you like beaches. All the beaches here have soft sand and gentle surf so are perfect for swimming, snorkelling and strolling. For a romantic and unforgettable experience, you can take a helicopter ride over the island to see its beauty from above.
2. Cape Cod, Massachussetts
A romantic getaway in Cape Cod, Massachusetts is ideal for those who like fresh seafood, fabulous views and a laid back atmosphere. To get the adrenaline going you can enjoy a whale-watching cruise or take a dune tour. Or, for something a little more sedate, strolling the beaches hand in hand at sunset is highly recommended. One of the best things about a romantic getaway to Cape Cod is the many charming, intimate boutique places to stay. Find one you like, and you might not leave your room for the whole weekend.
3. Georgetown, Washington DC
OK, so Washington DC doesn’t exactly conjure up images of a cosy weekend away, but its historic neighbourhood of Georgetown really is full of romantic vibes. Strolling the cobblestone sidewalks, admiring the grand homes and enjoying a picnic on the banks of the peaceful C&O Canal are some of the many romantic things you can look forward to when visiting this tree-lined area. Spend your days wandering in and out of the many small, independent boutiques and galleries and then, at night, cuddle up in a cosy bar before heading back to your cute boutique accommodation.
4. Berlin, Maryland
Once voted the ‘Coolest Small Town in America,’ Berlin, MD, is also one of the most romantic too. Full of charm and character, this beautiful town was where the romantic films Runaway Bride and Tuck Everlasting were filmed. Runaway to this charismatic place and your love for this endearing New England town will be everlasting. Walk hand-in-hand down the sycamore-lined streets of the Historic District, stop and say hi to the friendly locals and visit the wonderful shops and restaurants. Berlin is extra pretty during the holidays when the streets, storefronts and homes are delightfully decorated.
5. Amelia Island, Florida
Looking to live it up in the lap of luxury on your romantic getaway? Then head to the luxury resorts of Amelia Island, which is just a few miles away from the Florida-Georgia line. It is an idyllic escape for those who want to experience beautiful beaches, abundant native wildlife, and fabulous restaurants, but without the crowds of other popular Florida beach destinations. The pristine waters are perfect for swimming, snorkelling or just splashing around with your special someone.
6. Napa Valley, California
With an abundance of picturesque views, great gourmet and, of course, charming vineyards, the Napa Valley is one of the most romantic places in the USA. Spend a few blissful days with your loved one sipping on some of the best wines in the country whilst roaming from one magnificent vineyard to the next. Want to take the romance up a notch? Take a hot air balloon ride across the beautiful valley or take the wine train through the heart of wine country and into the heart of your companion. Top it off by staying in a luxury hotel or ranch, just make sure you pick one with an outdoor fireplace and private outdoor hot tub.
7. Seattle, Washington
If you love the movie Sleepless In Seattle, you’ll be happy to know that Seattle lives up to its romantic reputation and is indeed one of the best romantic getaways in the USA. During the day, you can walk hand in hand around Pike Place market, picking up goodies for a loved-up picnic in the park. At sunset, watch as the city shimmer into nighttime mode from the top of Space Needle. Then, snuggle up on the Seattle Great Wheel and steal a kiss when you get to the top.