You’re sipping a glass of wine, cuddling up with that special someone after a day of exploring a new city. Or maybe you’ve skipped the city and stayed in, taking full advantage of that hotel room with the private pool. However it goes down, every couple knows that your neighborhood haunts and evening spent Netflix and chillin’ get old after a while. No couple is pulled from the pages of a Hollywood script. We all need some time to reboot and rekindle that spark; that spark that forced you to look into the eyes of a stranger and see something special that blossomed into love faster than ever expected.
Enter the romantic getaway. Romantic getaways are essential for any couple that wants to keep the fire burning, so we’ve gone ahead and compiled some of our favorite stories covering romantic getaways around the United States and beyond. Whether you’re looking for some fresh air or a fancy hotel to set the mood and get you two under the sheets, there’s something for every couple.
Best Romantic Getaways
Hotels with Private Pools
The hotel pool experience is supposed to be a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Unfortunately, too many pool scenes are ruined by obnoxious partiers and early wake-ups calls from children running around the floor above. Come to think of it, people are the problem. What you need is to get away from other people.
Fortunately, there’s a remedy for that — hotels with private pools. At these properties from South Beach to Scottsdale, you can leave your swimsuit at home and enjoy a sexy romantic getaway.
All-Inclusive, Adults-Only Resorts
Maybe you’re a parent or you’ve happily opted yourself out of the offspring game. Whatever the case may be, nobody likes having kids around all the time. We don’t care if you’re Mr. Rogers reincarnated. Everyone needs a break and some of us aren’t so nuts about children in the first place. Yet crying, screaming, sticky children seem to be ubiquitous when we travel, especially when it comes to relaxing at the hotel pool.
Enter your savior, the all-inclusive, adults-only resort. We’ve covered a number of destinations over the past year, including Cancun and Playa del Carmen, across Mexico, Thailand, Costa Rica, and the Caribbean, offering readers a variety of possibilities to get as far away as possible from the little ones and to someplace where swimsuits are optional. Start your wanderlust.
Romantic Getaways in Georgia
There’s something about the southern charm of Georgia with its Spanish moss and colonial touch that just whispers “romance.” With these romantic getaways in Georgia, you’ll be inspired to plan your own trip to the south. Whether it’s swooning about in Jekyll Island’s National Historic Landmark District or hanging out on the veranda porches of the Azalea Inn in Savannah, you’ll soon see why Ray Charles always had Georgia on his mind.
Romantic Bed and Breakfasts
Nobody plans for it to happen. The days, the weeks, the months pass, and you realize you barely glance up each other anymore at dinner. When’s the last time you even danced together? Obviously, something needs to change and a romantic getaway to a bed and breakfast just might be the trick.
Valentine’s Day Ideas For Him
We know what you’re thinking. Valentine’s Day is just once a year and your guy probably doesn’t even care about it. It’s a day almost exclusively marketed for women, not their boyfriends, husbands, and certainly not gay men.
You may be right, but the great thing about this list of Valentine’s Day ideas is that you can use them any time of the year. Surprise the man in your life with a Hot Air Expedition in Phoenix or perhaps a tour of the Continental Divide. Or if you’re a traditionalist at heart, keep these ideas in mind for next Valentine’s Day.
Hotels with Fireplaces
The spark, rekindle the fire, burning desire — there’s a reason why fire plays such a prominent role in the way we talk about romance. Love, passion, desire — they happen unexpectedly, but once you have it, it takes care and attention to keep it going. You can take care of your relationship and have the pleasure of losing yourself in the warmth of a literal fire by planning a romantic getaway to a hotel with a fireplace. With a special nod to the Midwest, we’ve put together a list of hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts from Kansas City to Wisconsin that promise a warm fire in the comfort of room.
Romance with Cenotes in Cancun
Cancun is for partiers, right? Well, yes, but it’s not a one-dimensional town. Adventurous couples can easily find the romance in coastal Mexico by planning a romantic getaway exploring the cenotes, sacred Mayan swimming holes, in Cancun.
Romantic Hotels in Los Angeles
Let’s be honest; romantic getaways for most of us is about getting lucky. Maybe you have kids at home who don’t understand what a locked door is or you’ve got thin walls and don’t want your roommate to hear you. Whatever the reason, man or woman, you need to get yours. At these 7 romantic Los Angeles hotels, there’s no pretense about what’s going on in the hotel bed. (Bonus, you can set the mood with these romantic date ideas in Los Angeles first.)
Romantic Getaway to Stillwater, Minnesota
Okay, not everyone can swing on over to Los Angeles for a romantic getaway. Perhaps the City of Angels isn’t even your thing and you’d prefer a quieter, historic town for your romantic renaissance. For that, we recommend a trip to Stillwater, Minnesota. This historic town is captivating regardless of the occasion, but especially so with a significant other by your side. Check in at the Rivertown Inn and book an escape to the Just For Me Spa, a rustic log cabin tucked in the woods with an Escape For Two package.
Romantic Hotels Around The World
Still not sure about where to head for your romantic getaway? Maybe some hotel eye candy will do the trick. Check out these 10 romantic hotels from around the world — including stops in France, Turkey, and South Africa — and maybe then you’ll have a better idea of what you’re looking for.
Travel Tips For Couples
Couples who travel together, stay together. That’s why sharing ideas for romantic getaways is so important to us. Besides, if you can’t make it through last-minute flight cancellations or a mysterious stomach thing, you’re going to want to know that sooner rather than later.
Of course, we can hardly speak for everyone about the best way to travel as a couple. That’s why we connected with travelers from around the world to share their hotel habits and travel tips for couples.