Romantic Vacations

Romantic getaways are a wonderful way to escape the daily grind and spend some time together as a couple. We selected the top locations for a romantic getaway to help you find the right spot. Our list of romantic places to stay includes romantic bed and breakfast, cottages and romantic hotels to help you find the accommodation that fits you and your spouse.
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Romantic Getaways

A weekend getaway can be just a relaxing as a longer vacation if you pick the right spot. Our list of romantic destinations was created for couples who want to take a romantic getaway but aren't quite sure where to go or who has the best deals or offer special romantic getaway packages. Each location was selected based on what other couples on a wedding anniversary, honeymoon or special occasion thought about the charming location, quality of the facilities like the spa and pool as well as the level of service provided by the Inn or Hotel.

Secluded Locations for Romantic Getaways

These destinations offer an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city and day to day life. Couples on a weekend vacation in Pennsylvania will want to consider staying somewhere romantic in the Poconos. There are many elegant B&B's and cabins to choose from in the area. Romantic getaways in North Carolina and South Carolina will often include staying somewhere in or near the Smoky Mountains. A romantic vacation in Virginia should include a stop at a Fredericksburg bed and breakfast. Ironically a bed and breakfast in Fredericksburg Texas is also a popular spot with couples on a romantic getaway in the Texas Hill Country (also consider Wimberley or Lake Travis outside of Austin).

What to look for in a Romantic Getaway Package?

Hoteliers and B&B owners have long known that wedding anniversaries and honeymoons are a big reason why couples travel. Almost all romantic hotels and bed and breakfasts offer some sort of affordable romantic getaway package that includes the amenities popular with couples on a romantic vacation. In most cases you won't find the package to be cheap, but most places do include a few perks for free to give couples a good deal or at least make it seem affordable. Based on our research into the more popular romantic getaway packages we recommend looking to see if the romance package being offered includes the following:

  • Late check-out: This costs the hotel or b&b almost nothing and you should ask for it if not included.
  • Free parking: Ask for complimentary valet parking if offered; otherwise ask to have parking validated.
  • Upgraded room: If the place isn't very full many times owners will give you a larger or updated room. If staying somewhere scenic ask for a room with a view. Tip - Ask to stay in a suite with a jacuzzi in room or ask for a room with a fireplace or balcony.
  • Free pass into the fitness center or workout facility.

Tip: If the romantic getaway package you are being offered doesn't include the above - just ask. Many of these items cost very little. We recommend calling and asking (nicely) and make sure to mention you are on a romantic vacation or weekend getaway.

Romantic Room Package

Other items are also offered but they will likely increase the price of your overall stay. We recommend subtracting the room price from the package to see if you are really getting a deal.

  • Chocolates, chocolate covered strawberries, champagne or roses delivered to your room. This is a lovely surprise for your romantic getaway if your significant other isn't expecting it.
  • Spa treatments: If your romantic destination includes a spa many times your package will often include a relaxing couple's massage or similar treatment.
  • Vouchers for a romantic dinner at a nearby or attached restaurant or tickets to see a show at a nearby theater or concert hall. (Tip: Vouchers often don't cover alcohol)

Tip: Call the day of your arrival to remind the staff to deliver your items to the room. This is a fairly common mistake that will get your romantic getaway got off to a bad start.

Romantic Weekend Getaway Vacation Spots

There are a variety of great locations for romantic getaways. Many couples want to go somewhere secluded an peaceful, others want a place that is full of historic charm with lots of boutiques and unique places to see, and still others want to stay in the in a big city with a room overlooking it all. We have handpicked the best vacations destinations for romantic getaways based on comments of other couples.

Romantic Getaways in Northern California:

Couples from all over the world come to N California to experience their romantic getaway. The drive along the Pacific Coast highway is full of many of the most romantic destinations in the U.S. We recommend staying along the coastal cities of Carmel or Big Sur. Mendocino is a great place to go for a weekend getaway if you prefer something more secluded and would prefer to stay in a bed and breakfast. Half Moon Bay and the wine regions of Napa Valley and Sonoma are close to San Francisco if you prefer to combine them with a visit to the city.

Other Romantic Destinations to Consider:

Featured Romantic Inns / B&Bs

An Inn on York Street

Romantic B&B in Chester

164 York Street, Chester, 29706 SC

An Inn on York Street

Built in 1898, on a street full of interesting historic houses, An Inn on York Street takes you back in time to an era of grandeur and politeness. Our four large en-suite guest rooms furnished with beautiful feature beds a... Read More

Waters Edge Inn

Romantic B&B in Folly Beach

79 W. 2nd St., Folly Beach, 29439 SC

Waters Edge Inn

Water's Edge Inn at Folly Beach is not your typical Inn. Built in 2007 and secluded by lush tropical vegetation, guests may choose from 8 exquisitely decorated, island-themed rooms, or private villas with spectacular views... Read More

Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast

Romantic B&B in St Petersburg

5701 Shore Blvd, St Petersburg, 33707 FL

Sea Breeze Manor Bed & Breakfast

WINNER of BeachLife's Best of the Beaches Award 3 years in a row! Also voted Rand McNally/USA Today Best of the Road for Best Romantic Hotel! The Sea Breeze Manor Bed and Breakfast, conveniently located just minutes from ... Read More

The James Madison Inn and Conference Center

Romantic B&B in Madison

260 W. Washington Street, Madison, 30606 GA

The James Madison Inn and Conference Center

The James Madison Inn unites historic Madison's timeless beauty with Southern hospitality at its finest. Located in the heart of downtown Madison, it is within walking distance of antebellum homes, graceful parks, centurie... Read More