Romantic Getaways for Couples Across America
Whether you are looking for a honeymoon destination, a place to celebrate an anniversary, or just time alone away from the kids, there are many romantic getaways for couples to choose from, all across America.
On this website we present dozens of destinations ideal for couples, from Key West to Maine, from New York to California, from Arizona to Oregon, and Texas to British Columbia in Canada. And many byways and back roads in between!
It's hard to pick the best, the most romantic, the one with the least traffic, or the most historic ... but on this site we present some of our personal favorites. They might be the perfect road trip for you and your significant other.
Travel During COVID-19 in 2021
Today, in 2021, with the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak across America, travelers are seeking safe vacation alternatives. Cruise travel is virtually impossible, and airline travel is difficult. Travel to international destinations is limited.
Consequently, many couples are exploring the open roads of America, driving its scenic byways, enjoying national parks and intimate B&Bs and hotels.
Take another romantic getaway soon! And stay safe!
Popular Romantic Travel and Vacation Destinations for Couples
Great Smoky Mountains National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park spans over 800 square miles in Tennessee and North Carolina, and is one of the most pristine natural areas in the Eastern part of the United States.
It offers visitors and endless variety of outdoor activities such as camping, hiking, climbing, bicycling, fishing, horse riding, historical sights, picnicking and involvement in ranger-led programs.
The area features great places for couples seeking a quiet mountain cabin to spend a few days away from the hustle of daily life!
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New Orleans, Louisiana ... The Big Easy
New Orleans has long been the largest city in Louisiana, and one of the premier cities in the world to visit. "The Big Easy" is situated on curves on the Mississippi River, and is also called "The Crescent City".
It is the site of the famed French Quarter, or "Vieux Carré", the locale of many world-class hotels, historic buildings and attractions.
Canal Street is a major thoroughfare in the city, forming the upriver boundary of the French Quarter or Vieux Carré, and the Central Business District. Attractions include the World War II Museum, Audubon Zoo, Saint Louis Cathedral, and aquariuim.
There is so much to do for couples seeking a romantic getaway in the south!
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San Diego, California
With its mild year-round climate, varied terrain, beautiful harbor, and abundance of outdoor activities, San Diego is consistently a major, popular destination for couples, and romance! Attractions such as Balboa Park, the San Diego Zoo, and the USS Midway draw visitors from around the world.
One of the most exciting and sophisticated metropolitan regions in the country, San Diego comprises more than 100 colorful and unique neighborhoods.
San Diego is located on Interstate Highways I-10, I-5 and I-15 in extreme southern California, adjacent to Tijuana, Mexico.
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Ocracoke on the Outer Banks of North Carolina
With a year-round population of just under 1,000, Ocracoke Village is a quiet respite for couples seeking a quick getaway from the daily grind of mainland living.
Ocracoke Village is on the National Register of Historic Places, with houses and buildings dating from the 1880s, along with more recent additions under the canopy of live oaks, cedars, and yaupons.
At just a little over a square mile, and surrounded by water, everything within the Village of Ocracoke is conveniently located for walking or biking. Access is by private boat, small plane, or NCDOT ferry.
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Bar Harbor and Acadia National Park in Maine
A favorite travel destination of ours is Bar Harbor, highly ranked as one of the best places to visit in Maine and all of New England. Located on Mount Desert Island and close to the popular Acadia National Park, Bar Harbor is the island’s largest town. Other villages on the island include Southwest Harbor, Tremont and Northwest Harbor.
Bar Harbor has a year-round population of about 5,200 residents. The summer season has warm days and cool evenings, with an average daily high temperature above 66°F. The colder winters don't stop the activity in Bar Harbor, and many cold weather activities abound in the area.
The entrance to Acadia National Park is less than one mile from downtown Bar Harbor; part of the park is actually in Bar Harbor proper.
The area is always popular with couples, with many intimate lodging options, dining venues and shopping.
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Banff, Alberta in Canada
Located to the west of Calgary, Alberta, is Banff National Park, Canada's first national park, along with the adjacent Kootenary National Park and Yoho National Park. Further to the northwest is Jasper National Park. These parks offer unparralled scenic views year round, plus a vast number of lakes, rivers, forests, and glaciers.
The town of Banff is accessed from the Trans Canada Highway 1, and is located about 127km from Calgary, and 58 km from Lake Louise to the west.
The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate the Banff skyline. Banff and Lake Louise are located within the confines of Banff National Park. What makes Banff National Park so special for couples is its easy access and close proximity to the vast unspoiled wilderness of the Canadian Rockies.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe is located in central New Mexico on Interstate Highway 25, about 65 miles northeast of Albuquerque. It is the capitol city of New Mexico, and is positioned at 7,000 feet above sea level.
The city was one of the larger cities on Historic Route 66 during its earlier alignments. It passed through downtown near the historic La Fonda on the Plaza Hotel. Located on the Plaza, the epicenter of downtown Santa Fe, is the Palace of the Governors, the oldest continuously occupied government building in the United States.
The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi is a dominant landmark in the downtown area, and a must-not-miss attraction for visitors. Nearby things to see include Loretto Chapel, the New Mexico State Capitol building, and the New Mexico Museum of Art.
Santa Fe offers a variety of romantic lodging options, intimate dining settings and museums for those seeking a vacation in a small city!
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Newport, Rhode Island
Newport is a seaside city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, about 37 miles southeast of Providence and 74 miles south of Boston.
Once the summer playground of America's wealthiest families, Newport remains a popular vacation destination at any time of year.
The area's historic sites, architecture, events, fishing, beaches, water recreation, shops and fine restaurants draw couples seeking romance from around the world.
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The view of the beach at the Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House in Destin ... a favorite for couples, year-round!