13 Most Romantic Weekend Getaways
Whether you’re in a new relationship or have in long-term love, nothing beats going away from your everyday lives and escaping just the two of you. Consider it as an opportunity to reconnect and have fun without any distractions (save for the occasional Instagram post).
1.MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MASSACHUSETTS
Nothing can beat romance like the island of Martha's Vineyard. The cozy colony is usually a summer destination, but come and fall it's more quiet and affordable.
Put your head down at the Mansion House Inn for a luxury stay by the wharf or you can rent one of the famous gingerbread cottages. Make sure your goals include a visit to the historic Martha's Vineyard Playhouse or a relaxing afternoon in Mytoi, the 14-acre Japanese garden.
And in dinner, grab a table at State Road, an upscale tavern serving locally sourced food from nearby farmers, food artisans, and fisherman.
Once known as the Honeymoon Capital in the World, Niagara Falls still doesn't skimp on the romance.
You can take the views of the Falls on a sweet stroll, or get your adrenaline pumping on an impossibly fun Niagara Jet Adventures boat ride.
When you've dried off, hit in the wine trails (you can't go wrong with Victorianbourg, Black Willow or Schulze) or, if a beer is kind of your thing, have a craft be and a slice of beef with weck pizza at Woodcock Brothers Brewing.
For dinner, just grab a bite at Savor, then turn in at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino if gambling or a live rock band makes you feel good.
This capital city is home of the US Naval Academy and also one of the hidden gems of romantic getaways.
The city has some of the most beautiful views of the Chesapeake Bay and unbeatable seafood year-round.
Visit the Cantler's Riverside Inn for the freshly steamed crabs, smothered in Maryland's best Old Bay, or take a stroll in City Dock for some shopping and for an afternoon sailing.
Stay in the Annapolis Waterfront Hotel, which offers water views and a package for couples looking for a good place on their weekend getaway.
Take your attention on a trip to the nation's capital for a weekend of sightseeing, romance, and history during the best season to visit.
Go for a twilight tour of the city, making stops at the National WWII Memorial, Martin Luther King, the Tidal Basin, and Jr. Memorial.
For dinner, you can visit one of D.C's landmark restaurants like Ben's Chili Bowl or Founding Farmers for a community feel.
For something more upgraded and secluded, take a trip to the Michelin star Plume restaurant located in The Jefferson, one of D.C's boutique hotels.
It may be the city of caring and love, but we're just going to focus on the love part for our purposes.
Not only can you take your romance to new levels by ice skating at the Blue Cross RiverRink Winterfest, where a ski-style lodge, winter garden, and heated tent pop-up alongside the Delaware River waterfront, but you can make your trip to Harp & Crown after for brunch and bowling in a speakeasy-style alley.
Wind down the night at The Westin in the heart of Center City where you will enjoy a bubble bath for two or for burn some calories on your private Peloton bike if you're so inclined. No workout gear? No problem.
Simply just ask reception for the New Balance loaner. To find a bit of serenity in the urban oasis, choose for a couples massage at the nearby Ritz-Carlton and then hang around for some champers in these stunning lobby.
Oh, and don't forget to take a photo in LOVE Park, because, hey, when in Philly.
Nothing says romance quite like a weekend of sipping bourbon in the fire and time spent in a spa that leaves you smelling like a peppermint candy cane.
Enter Vermont's historic Woodstock Inn, where guests can also enjoy their seriously fine dining at one of their dynamite restaurants. You can play a round of backgammon in a room which is so cozy you'll want to move in or compete in the game room.
There are also endless hiking trails, falconry lessons, bikes to borrow, and nearby Billings Farm available. Or you can just stay in bed. That's heavenly, too.
7.COOPERSTOWN, NEW YORK
Participate in the game in the Doubleday Field and schedule a walk-through of the National Baseball Hall of Fame especially for those are cultural staples when visiting this upstate New York town.
But once you're done with that, ramp up the romance with apple picking at a beer tasting at Brewery Ommegang, Middlefield Orchard, or canoeing à la The Notebook on Lake Otsego.
Settle into the room which is a 106-year-old Otesaga Resort Hotel, where you can enjoy lakefront views that seem straight from of a 19th-century painting (with plenty of autumn leaf-peeping to boot) while sitting into a rocking chair on the veranda.
A glass of wine in hand is completely optional, but, hey, you're on vacation.
Whether your idea of romance is going boarding with turtles together or kicking back on to the beach with a wine slushie (or three), Barbados offers everything for adventure couples and seekers that need to just chill out.
Stay at Port Ferdinand located in the island's only luxury marina. Start your early day flirtations with some friendly competition over a game of pool, or enjoy the property's luxe spa.
8.OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA
For the tropical getaway full of culture, escape with your loved one to Sandals Royal Plantation Resort appeared in season 20 of The Bachelor.
Each villa comes with a private pool and you'll even have your own butler to assist with drawing a bath or bringing your breakfast in bed. Walk through the River Bumpkin Farm during the day and cozy up and enjoy the picturesque Caribbean sunset at night.
What could be more romantic than this place?
It is the idle destination to cuddle up with your partner amongst the snow-capped mountains and breezy green grasslands.
The land here gives you many mesmerizing views that spell quiet and peace. Also, go for a heritage walk through the architectural marvels and pay a visit to its outstanding places.
With a stay at Oberoi Cecil Shimla, you can wake up to the sight of sun seeping through these towering bountiful mountains.
How to reach: Book a flight to nearby Chandigarh airport from New Delhi just at INR 1,011.
Step into an exciting world at glorious Manali. It is a hill station placed in the mountains of the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh.
Based close to the northern end of the Kullu Valley, at an altitude of 2,050 M in the Beas River Valley, the place is surrounded by gigantic snow clad mountains.
Surrounded with thick forests, there are fields full of wildflowers, fruit-laden orchards, and small picturesque hamlets.
A range of cottages with mountain views and pristine atmosphere make it ideal for a honeymoon. If you and your better half like adventure, then indulge in a plethora of activities as there are a number of things to do in Manali, from hiking to skiing and even camping in the magnificent valleys of Manali.
How to reach: Get flight ticket from New Delhi to nearby Kullu airport just at INR 8,487.
11. Alleppey…boathouse experience
Alleppey is the 7th largest city of God’s own country, Kerala. It is bestowed with picturesque canals, beaches, backwaters, lagoons, lush green palms, and silent backwaters.
Here you are provided with the warmth of mother nature's most alluring panorama. To truly experience the beauty of the place, stay at the quaint boathouse in Kerala that peacefully glides upon the clear water offering views of mesmeric paddy fields and hillocks.
For all the lovebirds out there, this is the must-visit place.
The best time to visit Alleppey is from November to February.
How to reach: Reach to a nearby airport which is Kochi airport, from Bangalore just at INR 1,158.
Step to the tranquil hill station of Munnar. Away from the hustle and bustle, it is here that you will get to experience endless stretches of bright green tea plantations.
Adding to the romance in the air is a sweet aroma of tea that wafts through. Stay at the colonial-styled Devonshire Greens where you are in close touch with nature.
How to reach: Travel by flight to nearby Kochi airport from Bangalore just at INR 1,158.
13. Auli…white meadow
Located in a cradle of snow-capped mountains Auli, is a place too good to be put in words. It is the kind of place where adventure and pleasure, wilderness and magnificent hills in its best form come alive.
This exciting destination is blessed with the snow-white meadows and alpine covered stretches. Trigger your adrenaline and rush, experience skiing down in these snowy slopes of Auli.
Walk along the frosty land, with your better half and admire the spectacular vistas.
Best time to visit: between the months of May and November.
How to reach: Travel by flight to nearby Dehradun airport from New Delhi just at INR 2,156.