Enjoy a romantic vacation with someone special. A vacation at anytime of the year for any reason is wonderful, but a romantic getaway weekend or extended romantic vacation is even better. Sure, romance isn't always cheap, but we've got some dreamy deals on romantic travel destinations, whether you're planning a honeymoon vacation, a quick weekend getaway, or a spontaneous romantic day trip. Maybe you want to organize a destination wedding or simply reconnect with your significant other while enjoying posh spa treatments, fine dining, fun outdoor (and indoor) activities, and more. If you've always wanted to get away to that cozy little bed-and-breakfast in the woods, fly away to the enchanting Florida Keys, or stroll along hand in hand with your special someone in a vineyard and take a horse carriage tour in the Deep South, we've got some great travel ideas for you.
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The sparsely populated and thus romantically isolated aura of Big Sur makes it a top spot for a romantic getaway vacation. Experience stunning ocean views, awe-inspiring trees, and windswept vistas in this unspoiled region. You can hike and mountain climb in one of nine state parks, or stroll along the scenic beaches. Big Sur is also only a short drive away from the picturesque towns of Monterey and Carmel. If you want to do the big splurge for your vacation, Post Ranch Inn, perched above the Pacific, is the place to stay. The rooms and ocean houses are luxurious and breathtakingly romantic. They come with king-sized beds, wood-burning fireplaces, indoor spa tub, and private deck from which to stargaze. For something a little more off the grid, but intimately romantic, try Treebones, a bed-and-breakfast where you stay in wonderfully appointed yurts - fabric-covered tents inspired by those used by nomads in Mongolia - and make your own waffles for breakfast. The yurts have pine floors, cozy queen-sized beds, portable heaters, and a clear sky dome through which you can see the stars. Your yurt deck looks straight out at the Pacific blue. There is also a pool and hot tub, and grassy knolls from which to sit and watch shooting stars with your loved one.
It's one of the loveliest haunts in the South for a romantic getaway, honeymoon, or anniversary trip. Organized around a grid of 21 squares, it's a very walkable town, with streets shaded by live oaks and populated with stately mansions, houses, shops and cafes. You and your significant other will be in the heart of the South, so indulge in its gracious and gothic charms. Keep your sweetie close by as you go on a walking ghost tour, or take a stroll through the squares and shops and check out amazing antiques. Make sure you sample some classic soul food like hoecake cornbread, fried chicken, and macaroni and cheese at The Lady & Sons or laze away the day over a coffee and pastry at The Sentient Bean, a sweet coffee shop and café, located at the south end of Forsyth Park, Savannah's largest open space. Check into the Mansion on Forsyth Park, an exquisitely restored Victorian mansion set in the historic district, complete with lavish guest rooms and suites and a full-service spa. Savannah is rife with bed-and-breakfasts - some of which are said to be haunted. The 17 Hundred 90 Inn is Savannah's oldest inn and a regular stop on most of the city's ghost tours. It's said that Anna Powers, a woman who fell in love with a married seaman in the early 1800s, threw herself from the third floor balcony as his ship left her sight. Since then, her ghost is believed to haunt the inn, especially room 204!
How does a romantic honeymoon amidst pink sand beaches and cerulean blue waters on a subtropical island sound? Even if it's not your honeymoon, Bermuda is the perfect place to go with a special someone on a romantic getaway. The sumptuous natural scenery and the distinct blend of colonial history and African heritage make this resort island a colorful place to visit - go to high tea or attend an African dance recital. The Town of St. George is the oldest English-speaking colonial town still in existence. Nearby Tobacco Bay beach is excellent for snorkeling. Golf on spectacular, year-round golf courses with ocean vistas, or just nap in a hammock. Stroll through town and check out the amazing pastel churches, book a kayaking trip for two, sit under native Palmetto trees in the Botanical Garden, or have a drink in a quaint piazza setting at the Blue Juice Disco Bar. For a quieter romantic activity, be sure to go on a horse-drawn carriage ride. If you and your special someone feel more active, a really Bermudian way to get around is on a scooter or bicycle. They are ideal for exploring the island's winding streets and stunning ocean views. All you need to do is pack your swimsuit and passport. And prepare to go shopping - there is no sales tax on the island!
The laid-back atmosphere of the enchanting Florida Keys is the perfect backdrop to a romantic getaway vacation. Key Largo, the gateway to the rest of the Keys, is the self-proclaimed "Dive Capital of the World." The best place to go diving with your partner is the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. You can take scuba trips, snorkeling tours, as well as glass bottom tours to get a crystal clear view of the reefs. After an active day, dine on some delectable dolphin fish sandwiches at Calypso's or steak sandwiches at Mrs. Mac's Kitchen. Key West, the small "last" island of the Keys, has a decidedly romantic air, with its history of smugglers and pirates and literary cast of characters, including Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, and Tennessee Williams. The storybook architecture in natural surroundings captures the flavor of the Keys. Take a trip on the Old Town Trolley and catch a narrated tour of Key West. Known for its swinging gay population, Key West hosts several gay-only night clubs and private bars. Whether you're gay or straight, you'll be sure to be blown away by the Hurricane house special drink at Sloppy Joe's, a favorite hangout of Hemingway's back in the day.