Romantic Getaways Breaks
ROMANTIC GETAWAY BREAKS, YOUR GUIDE TO VACATION PACKAGES, DEALS & WEEKENDS FOR COUPLES
Romantic Getaways is for couples weekend breaks & vacation packages for love and romance. Find romantic breaks, for couples that offer romantic surroundings and privacy. Discover romantic packages and dining plus a range of activities, and romantic highlights to choose from. Discover some of the romantic couple ideas below to celebrate an occasion with many good memories.
- Type of Romantic Getaway- Secluded Luxury or Rustic Hideaway, Tropical, Beach, Mountain, Forest, Wilderness
- Romance and Seclusion
- Excitement and Adventure
- Intimate Romantic Dining
- Tranquility and Privacy
- Hot-Tubs and Fireplaces
- Large Jacuzzi for Two
- Private Deck with Ocean, Mountain, or Forest views
- Resort, Inns, or Private Romantic Rental
- Romantic Couples Vacation or Getaway Package
- Couples Only Resort or Accommodations
- Healing Surroundings
- Accommodations with Romantic Settings
- Romantic Suites
- Quintessential Far-Flung Escape
Feel free to add your likes and dislikes to celebrate your romantic occasion, then indulge your romantic dreams. Let your other half know what to wear and what the weather should be like. If you have an urge for exotic or unusual destinations, adventurous holidays, island paradise, mountains, specialty travel, night clubs, or shopping, these activities should be carefully included to add to the romance of your romantic weekend getaway.
A romantic weekend break should be what you want it to be. Top romantic destinations vary in style, pampering, and activities, but they all create a feeling of romance. Wherever your feelings take you, romantic planning should be part of the enjoyment. Get good advice on the most favorable transportation, accommodations, and destinations. Decide if a travel agent is necessary to aid you with your plans and what type of destinations and activities you really want to do.
Use this site to help discover luxury and affordable romantic getaway packages and you may exceed your plans.
Find romantic getaways for weekend or vacation with romantic packages for couples in Northern California in Eureka next to Humboldt Bay on the Redwood Coast. Enjoy luxurious accommodations and sumptuous dining next to pristine beaches, the rugged coast, and giant redwood forests.
Carter House Inns is a premier inn and features a unique experience of contemporary elegance and good taste with Victorian luxury. The Carter House was built from scratch in 1982 by the owners. The Inns enclave has four Victorian buildings with large windows, rich fabrics, original local art, and fresh flowers. Rooms are vibrant, luxurious, and full of sunlight. Enjoy dinner on the premises. In the evening you can enjoy chocolates, tea, and cookies by the fire in the Hotel Carter and get relaxed for a fabulous sleep.
The Carter House has been providing dining excellence for 27 years. It draws from local farmer’s markets and individual farms. For its fresh cheeses, meats, seafood, vegetables, and local wine. It has formed a strong network with other restaurants on the West Coast who share this philosophy. Guests receive a full breakfast at Restaurant 301. Wine and hors d’oeuvres are served from (5-6pm) in the elegant lobbies of the Hotel Carter and Carter House. Discover award winning cuisine for dinner. Enjoy a seven course meal accompanied by a wine flight, with each course’s wine very well chosen by the charming & delightful Italian sommelier.
The inn also maintains its own most extensive organic kitchen garden of any inn on the West Coast. The Carter Gardens are now a center for horticulture education, featuring organic gardening seminars, lecture series, and interpretive tours conducted by the Master Gardener of the inn. Guests are invited to participate in the harvest each afternoon. The Carter Gardens inspiration and attention to detail has been highlighted inScott Meyer Organic Gardening Magazine.
The Carter House has been awarded the Wine Spectator Grand Award for the last 11 years. This prestigious honor has only been received by 77 other restaurants in the world. They have over 3,800 wines on their list. They have received their award not only for their wine quality but for its wine depth. They offer a wine and food pairing every evening with assistance from the staff.
The Carter House has also been making their own wines since 1998 and their cabernet and merlot have been highlighted by Wine and Spirit Magazine, Wine Spectator magazine, Wine Enthusiast, and Robert Parker and has received ratings as high as 96 from these wine industry leaders. Their own wine label, Carter Cellars, is now produced at the beautiful winery, Envy Wines, in Napa Valley, California.
- ROMANCE IN THE REDWOODS: Enjoy a romantic getaway for two! This special internet-only package features a very nice room, a five course dinner at Restaurant 301, in-room massage for two, a bottle of champagne plus a dozen red roses. Receive also a two-course breakfast, wine and hors d’oeuvres before dinner, a turndown, and tea before retiring for the evening.
- WINE LOVERS’ PACKAGE:This wine lover’s package includes a very nice room, a one month Wine Club membership (2 bottles of wine), one bottle of Champagne, and the Discovery Wine Tasting dinner for two at Restaurant 301 (Enjoy also a Seven Course meal plus wine tasting with each course).
- WEDDINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS: The Carter House can make your wedding, special gathering of your closest friends, or a company event a memorable experience. The Carter House can provide you with an elegant setting for your special occasion.
Discover the perfect outdoor playground, The Redwood Coast. It was voted the”Most Scenic Rural County” in the nation by the USDA. Enjoy over 100 miles of pristine accessible beaches plus several National and State Parks brimming with beautiful old growth redwood trees. Kayak enthusiasts from beginner to expert will find the best river or ocean access, second to none. You can also hike miles of beautiful trails or horseback riding on the beach.
Looking for a romantic getaway in Naples, Florida that is a fabulous vacation destination. Bayfront Inn Naples 5th Ave. is a romantic retreat on the waterfront that is close to everything. It is a downtown boutique hotel that features peaceful tranquility, pampering and attention to detail. Just ten blocks away you can enjoy endless miles of pristine white sand beaches and sunsets. Grab some delicious food and wine for a romantic beach picnic set against one of Southwest Florida’s picture-perfect sunsets.
SPECIAL DEALS AND ROMANTIC VACATION PACKAGES:
Ask about creating a memorable experience with all inclusive packages or romantic weekend breaks.
Include plush, elegant guestrooms with deluxe linens, pillow top mattresses, and beautiful gel pillows. Rooms overlook the water.
Enjoy activities at the inn or in the neighborhood. Swim in the inn’s outdoor heated pool, enjoy the spa, and waterfront restaurant. Visit several award winning beaches nearby such as Naples Beach & Pier, Lowdermilk Park Beach, Vanderbilt Beach, Clam Pass Beach, and Delnor Wiggins State Park.
Golf at Tiburon Golf Club, The Rookery at Marco, or Twin Eagles. Play tennis at Cambier Park.
Enjoy nature at Palm Cottage, Naples Zoo/Caribbean Gardens, Collier County Museum, Naples Botanical Gardens, Corkscrew Swamp sanctuary, Conservancy, Briggs nature Center, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, Everglades National Park, or Big Cypress National preserve.
SHOPPING & DINING:
Dine at the waterfront Bayfront Inn’s, Bambu Tropical Bar & Grille while enjoying the tropical scenery of Naples Bay. Dine on tropical menus of fresh salads, grilled seafood with tropical drinks. On weekends, guests can relax on the waterfront to the Acoustic sounds of Live entertainment by local musicians.
Discover incredible shopping and other dining places for everyone at: Tin City, Bayfront Inn, Fifth Ave. South, Waterside Shoppes, Venetian Bay, Coastland Mall, Prime Outlets, and Marco Island.
- Discount Romantic Getaway at Hammock Beach Resort
Enjoy a discount romantic getaway at The Hammock Beach Resort an ideal Atlantic oceanside resort for romantic couples and golf. It is well known for its outstanding championship golf courses, tennis courts, water park, and indoor pool. Choose from 7 types of accommodations, and an ocean view with outstanding privacy.
This luxury vacation resort is located below St. Augustine in Palm Coast, FL. Couples can chose the “Perfectly Paired Romance Package” for champagne and fruit, plus free in-room breakfast each morning. Couples can also include a couples massage in the package. Romantic dining can be enjoyed at four onsite restaurants plus relaxing in three specialty bars.
Find one of the best romantic getaways in the country in Saugatuck, Michigan area voted “Most Romantic Hideaway in North America” by Inntraveler magazine. Discover luxury surroundings, romance, and relaxation at the Castle In the Country B&B Inn on their 65 acre pastoral setting with an extraordinary Victorian plus contemporary country manor.
The B&B Inn’s 10 suites feature fireplaces, king or queen sized beds, private baths, whirlpool tub for two in most and FREE WI-FI throughout the entire property. This is a destination Inn with extraordinary decor, amenities, and service!
A gourmet breakfast is served daily in the B&B inn’s dining rooms overlooking the ever-changing scenery of its private pond. Innkeeper & Chef, Herb Boven creates a delicious selection of made-from-scratch baked goods and fresh, locally grown fruit daily, along with an artistic entree of either savory treats or sweet breakfast specialties.
ROMANTIC GETAWAY PACKAGE:
Castle in the Country features a Royal Treatment Package with Side by Side Couple’s Massage in their Royal Retreat Spa. It includes a picnic basket filled with fresh baked homemade bread, crackers, cheese & snacks and your choice of a complimentary beverage. Dinner for two can be brought to your room or shared in the inn’s screened gazebo. A gift bag w/goodies & choice of the inn’s gourmet breakfast served to your room. Choose this package for making memories that will last forever
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery.
Onsite or Nearby Activities
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping.
Discover romantic getaways and packages at The Albemarle Inn in Ashville, N.C., holder of the prestigious AAA Four-Diamond rating and ranking with the world-famous Grove Park Inn and the Inn on Biltmore estate for quality, comfort, and hospitality. National Geographic Traveler describes it as,” Southern Comfort in the Blue Ridge mountains.”
Experience the graciousness of the old South at the Albemarle Inn a superbly restored Greek architecture mansion that is nestled in park-like surroundings in the famous Grove Park district of Ashville. It features 10 elegant, spacious rooms and a two room suite. It is featured on the National register of Historic Places and once had the famed musical composer Bela Bartok as a guest. His room and music are now called “Bartok’s Retreat” and are seen in Opus Magazine. A stay at Albemarle Inn is highlighted with luxurious comfort, fine linens, goosedown quilts, and a private bath and shower combination. Some rooms have fireplace, whirlpool tub, or balcony.
Enjoy sumptuous, romantic Gourmet breakfasts served at individual tables in a candlelit dining room complimented by crisp linen and gleaming silver each morning or the warm, light-filled sun porch overlooking an English garden. Gourmet dishes may include poached cinnamon pears and stuffed French toast with orange sauce. Special diet adjustments can be made with prior notice. Light refreshments are served each evening.
Include the Romance Package, Deluxe Romance Package, and The Royal Treatment Package. Spa Packages are available as well for in-room massage or local spa.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature, Religious Services.
Find romantic getaways at Sundance Resort in Utah a romantic mountain getaway named best vacation resort, one of the greatest hotels and resorts in the world, to the Top 10 Coolest Resorts.
Sundance Resort features a variety of lodging units such as standards and studios, sundance suites, mountain suites, mountain lofts, and mountain homes. Ask about kitchens, decks, fireplaces, patios, private bedrooms. The resort lodging offers tranquility. Rooms are uniquely appointed in rough-hewn tones and harmonize with the mountain and forest and reflect the overriding values Sundance was built upon.
HOT DEALS & ROMANTIC GETAWAY PACKAGES:
- Hot Deals: Include Stay & Ski, Early Bird Specials, and Utah resident discounts.
- Activities & Experience Packages:Includes Early Bird Special
- Sundance Escape Packages: Includes Romance Special, Spa Special, & Sundance From the Inside Out( rejuvenation, renewal, and wellness)
- Workshop & Event Packages:
Author Series Lodging Package
Features a series by unique Authors who will nurture your soul by sharing their stories, experiences, and ideas! Enjoy a lunch, lecture, discussion, and book signing. The series will be presented in the Award-Wining Tree Room. Reserve in advance.
Epic & Ticket Package
Enjoy the Sundance Film Festival while staying at the Sundance Village and experience the excitement and glamour of the Film Festival. See film screenings in the intimate Screening Room. Space is limited so hurry. Reserve in advance.
Sundance Resort features five dining experiences and has several expert chefs to heighten the dining pleasure.
- Tree Room – A fine dining experience.
- Foundry Grill- Features casual American dining, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week, with Brunch and Dinner on Sunday
- Owl Bar – Enjoy live entertainment and a cozy ambience.
- Deli- For everything you need from fresh baked pastries and groceries to gift baskets and wine.
- Catering:Enjoy catering from an expert chef.
- Spa:Rejuvenate and bring into balance your body, mind, and spirit in the Spa at Sundance.
- Winter:Ski, snowboard, nordic ski, snowshoe, cross-country ski.
- Summer Activities:- Biking, hiking, fly fishing, and horseback riding. Sundance has over 10 miles of hiking trails and 25 miles of biking trails. State of the art full suspension bikes can be rented.
- Art Workshop:- Express your creative side by visiting the Sundance Art Shack and taking part in a single two hour session workshop.
- Stargazing: Visit the Clark Planetarium for stargazing with a high powered telescope. Advanced reservations required.
- Sundance Resort received Utah’s 2010 Best of State award for Best Vacation Resort.
- Conde Nast Traveler lists Sundance Resort among the Top 10 of the Top 50 Best Ski Hotels in the U.S. & Canada in their December 2009 issue.
- Listed in the 2008 National Geographic Stay List.
- 2007 Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers Poll—Sundance Resort ranked 2nd in Top 50 U.S. Mainland Resorts, 2005 annual Greatest Hotels and Resorts in the World.
- Forbes 2004 List of Top 10 Coolest Resorts.
- Foundry Grill received Utah’s 2010 Best of State award for Best Buffet Brunch.
- Tree Room Received Wine Spectator’s 2009 Award of Excellence.
- 2008 Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List, Ranked 2nd Best of Food.
- Zagat’s Survey 2005-2007 America’s Top Restaurants, The Tree Room received a 27 rating, which is defined as extraordinary to perfection. No. 1 rating for food among Utah restaurants. Along with high scores, Zagat’s said the (Tree Room) “will make you weep with joy.”
Enjoy a romantic weekend, mid-week break, honeymoon, or anniversary at The Blacksmith Inn on the Shore in Bailey’s Harbor, Wisconsin. This Door County Wisconsin spot is known for its beautiful scenery, wonderful shoreline, crisp, clear blue skies and is great for a getaway weekend or romantic vacation. It features adventure, romance, relaxation, sandy beaches, miles of rocky shores, & lighthouses. It has had visitors from many parts of the world.
The Blacksmith Inn is a non-smoking, adult B&B with contemporary amenities that will exceed all of your expectations. Its 15 deliciously private rooms are cozy, well designed with first rate bedding, very clean, well maintained and feature extraordinary views of the harbor and sunrise. Enjoy a whirlpool tub, gas fireplace, and private balcony with your room.
Perks include a tasty breakfast each morning; fabulous cherry, oatmeal cookies, popcorn, apple cider & organic coffee. Feel free to sample a cookie from the jar as it is always available.
The Blacksmith Inn is near to Door County’s fish boils, music festivals, theater, fantastic restaurants, art galleries, wineries, nature preserves and boating and fishing opportunities. Local restaurants feature haute cuisine to juicy cheeseburgers. Amazing local stores and gift shops offer unique products not found elsewhere.
Enhance your romantic escape at other nearby attractions at Peninsula State Park, the Drive-in theatre, Cana Island Lighthouse, and Washington Island, nearby communities, coastal attractions and nature based attractions. This area offers beautiful summer scenery, gorgeous fall foliage, and, winter wonderland sights. Baileys Harbor will help you believe you are far away from the hustle and bustle of Green Bay, Milwaukee and Chicago
Two Day Maryland Getaways
Romantic Two Day Maryland Getaways By Barbie Carpenter , eHow Contributor updated: April 15, 2010
I want to do this! Get out of town and visit Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay.
Maryland boasts 31 miles of coastline, access to mountains and a moderate mid-Atlantic climate, making the state ideal for a romantic weekend escape. Whether you want to enjoy nature, experience big-city nightlife or relax at a luxurious spa, Maryland has something to offer every couple looking for a romantic getaway. Within driving distance from major cities like Washington, D.C. and Richmond, Va., these weekend jaunts are perfect for couples who want a reprieve from everyday life.
- Chesapeake Bay
Maryland’s Eastern Shore offers visitors access to the Atlantic Ocean, allowing couples to enjoy a beach getaway without the hassle of traveling south. The Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa is just 30 minutes from Washington, D.C., and 60 minutes from Baltimore, meaning big-city residents can experience the beach in just a short drive. Enjoy guest rooms featuring fireplaces and whirlpool baths at this waterfront resort. Dine on fresh seafood at any of the resort’s three restaurants. For added romance, choose the resort’s romance package, which includes overnight accommodations, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a $75 voucher to use in any of the resort’s restaurants.
Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa 4165 Mears Road Chesapeake Beach, MD 20732 410-257-5596 866-312-5596 www.chesapeakebeachresortspa.com
Visit Baltimore for a two-day trip to experience big-city living. Consider staying in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, which offers dining and dancing to please any couple. This area is also within walking distance to top local attractions including the National Aquarium or Historic Ships in Baltimore’s maritime museum, which are perfect daytime activities before you’re ready to hit the town. Check out the aquarium’s dolphin show and 4-D Immersion Theater or get a close-up look at historic ships at the maritime museum. When the sun goes down, you and your sweetie can take in the sights of Baltimore on a moonlight cruise featuring dancing under the stars.
National Aquarium 501 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202 410-576-3800 www.aqua.org
Historic Ships in Baltimore 301 E. Pratt St. Baltimore, MD 21202 410-539-1797 www.historicships.org
Spirit Cruises Baltimore 561 Light St. Baltimore, MD 21202 866-312-2469 www.spiritcruisesbaltimore.com
- Bed and Breakfasts
Plan a relaxing getaway to the Five Gables Inn and Spa in St. Michaels. This bed and breakfast features four historic houses with private rooms, a spa, an indoor pool and sauna. Choose the His-’n'-Hers Romance Package, which includes a two-night stay, an herbal bath, a one-hour massage and a wine-and-cheese basket. Or visit the spa and choose the service perfect for you such as a massage, facial or body wrap. After your spa treatment, unwind at the restaurants, shops and marina within walking distance of your room. This two-day getaway will leave you feeling rejuvenated after a weekend away from daily stresses.
Five Gables Inn and Spa 209 N. Talbot St. St. Michaels, MD 21663 410-745-0100 www.fivegables.com.
Weekend Getaways for Cheap Near LA
By Kasey Jones, eHow Contributor updated: April 15, 2010
I want to do this! A Spanish Mission in Santa Barbara. Southern California is rich in places for recreation and relaxation, from beaches, mountains, to arts and culture and a great deal of those destinations can be found right on the outskirts of Los Angeles. But let’s face it finding a cheap place to getaway can be difficult. Here are a few weekend getaway ideas for people working within a limited budget.
Just a short drive from Los Angeles, Temecula sits in the southeastern part of Riverside County and offers cheap yet romantic getaways. There are at least two dozen wineries and thousands of acres of active vineyards. Temecula also has a Historic Old Town, a Promenade Mall, hiking, Lake Skinner and Pechanga Resort & Entertainment Center. For accommodations Temecula offers several lodging choices.
Hearts Home Farm – 32643 State Highway 74 Hemet CA 92545 951-926-3343 heartshome.com/bedbreakfast.htm
Inn at Churon Winery 33233 Rancho California Road Temecula CA 92591 951-694-9070
Loma Vista Bed & Breakfast 33350 La Serena Way Temecula, CA 92591 951-676-7047
Temecula Creek Inn 44501 Rainbow Canyon Road Temecula CA 92592 951-694-1000 reservations.jcresorts.com/tci/availability.asp
Rancho California Inn 41873 Moreno Road Temecula CA 92590 951-676-5700
Quality Inn Wine Country 27338 Jefferson Avenue Temecula CA 92590 951-296-3788
Pechanga Resort & Casino 45000 Pechanga Parkway Temecula CA 92592 877-711-2946
- Big Bear Lake
Situated in San Bernadino County, the city of Big Bear Lake sits along the shore of it’s namesake lake. In the summer time, Big Bear Lake offers several recreational activities on and along the lake, like fishing, hiking and biking. During the winter and part of the spring months, skiing and snowboarding are very popular at places like Snow Summit and and Bear Mountain. Lodging is abundant and affordable at Big Bear Lake.
Knickerbocker Mansion Bed & Breakfast 869 Knickerbocker Road P.O. Box 1907 Big Bear Lake, CA 92315 909-878-9190 knickerbockermansion.com/directions.html
The Inn at Fawnskin 880 Canyon Road Fawnskin, CA 92333 fawnskininn.com/directions.html 1-888-fawnskin
Gold Mountain Manor 1117 Anita P.O. Box 2027 Big Bear City, CA 92314 909-585-6997 goldmountainmanor.com/directions.html
- Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara lies between Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Coast. The city is known for it’s beaches, moderate temperatures, Spanish architecture, missions, art and surfing. If the beach is not for you, go for a hike along Rattlesnake Canyon, which received it’s name for the curves of the trails not the reptile. Santa Barbara can be pricey, so here are a few cheaper accommodations for a weekend getaway.
Hotel State Street 121 State Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-966-6586 805-962-8459 hotelstatestreet121.com/contact.php
Days Inn Santa Barbara 116 Castillo Street Santa Barbara, CA 93101 805-963-9772 daysinnsantabarbara.com
Mason Beach Inn 324 W. Mason St Santa Barbara, CA 93101 800-446-0444 masonbeachinn.com
Romantic Getaways at the New Jersey Shore
By Anne Boynton, eHow Contributor updated: March 20, 2010
I want to do this! Plan on having the ideal romantic getaway on the New Jersey shore. New Jersey is one of the top weekend spots for couples who live in the northeastern United States, according to excellent-romantic-vacations.com. Between Atlantic City and Cape May lie miles of beaches, boardwalks, quaint shore towns and romantic retreats–the ingredients for a romantic getaway. May through June as well as the month of September are good times to visit the New Jersey shore because its peak tourist season is in July and August.
- Cape May
Cape May is the country’s oldest resort on the sea and the largest Victorian Historic District, making it a unique setting for a getaway. The city has a wide array of bed and breakfasts and hotels as well as romantic eateries. Couples will find plenty to do, such as tours of vineyards or historic homes, carriage rides and picnics by the Cape May Lighthouse in Cape May Point State Park. Couples can walk along Fisherman’s Wharf, take a whale- or dolphin-watching cruise or choose from a variety of sailing charters and sightseeing cruises. There are plenty of other outdoor activities to choose from, such as walking the trails of Cape May Bird Observatory and bird watching, touring the gardens at the Nature Center, and taking a bike tour of Cape May.
Manasquan is a good choice for younger couples with its excellent surfing and an active nightlife, but couples of all ages can enjoy the nightclubs. Ferraro’s Café, for example, has Jazz Night and Comedy Night and serves Italian cuisine. Couples can stay at a bed and breakfast and select from activities such as boating, fishing and biking, as well as enjoying Manasquan’s fine beaches.
- Ship Bottom, Long Beach Island
Located on Long Beach Island, a small quarter-mile-wide island that offers quiet and relaxation on all sides, Ship Bottom has beautiful beaches, quaint boutiques and relaxed, quiet restaurants. Couples can enjoy boating or have fun together at Ship Bottom’s beaches and at parks like Beach Arlington Park & Bay Beach.
- Atlantic City
Atlantic City is located 130 miles from New York City and 60 miles from Philadelphia, ideal for a quick getaway. It offers the famed boardwalk, unique shops and high-end designer stores, intimate restaurants and cruises. There are many hotels and bed and breakfasts to choose from, for example the upscale Borgata (theborgata.com) and Atlantic Palace Suites (atlanticpalacesuites.com), which offers ocean views. Some hotels offer packages for couples, such as the Carisbrooke Inn, Scarborough Inn Bed & Breakfast and the Colonial Inn. Check out atlanticcitynj.com and search under Hotel Packages for more information.
Florida Hotel Romantic Packages
By Ashley Henshaw, eHow Contributor updated: March 20, 2010
I want to do this! Many couples escape to Florida for a romantic getaway. Florida is a great destination for a romantic vacation. With sandy beaches, exciting nightlife and famous attractions like Disney World and Universal Studios, there are plenty of activities and beautiful scenery for couples on a honeymoon, an anniversary celebration or an intimate getaway. Several hotels in the state offer romantic packages that include extras like massages, champagne or a luxurious room.
- DoubleTree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando
For couples who wish to visit the theme parks of Orlando, the DoubleTree Hotel offers a prime location. Situated at the entrance to Universal Studios, this hotel includes the “Orlando Romantic Vacation Package,” which features full breakfast in bed service each morning. Sparkling wine awaits you in your room upon arrival, along with a special guide to the most romantic spots and activities in the city. Romantic dinners are discounted, with a buy-one-get-one-free offer on entrees at Carnivale Restaurant and Lounge on-site. Late checkout is also included in the package. Every hotel room includes a 32-inch flat-screen TV, high-speed Internet access and coffee service to enhance your stay. Other attractions at this hotel include an outdoor pool, airport shuttle service and a fitness center. This affordable hotel is perfect for couples who desire a romantic getaway, but can’t afford the big-name resort prices.
DoubleTree Hotel at the Entrance to Universal Orlando 5780 Major Blvd. Orlando, FL 32819 407-351-1000 doubletreeorlando.com
- The Tides South Beach
Located on the famous Ocean Drive in Miami, The Tides South Beach is a boutique hotel with attractive art deco details. Each of the hotel’s 45 suites offer a view of the ocean. During the stay, a personal assistant is assigned to make any necessary arrangements for you while you visit. The “Return to Romance” package at The Tides includes a three-night stay in the Amber Suite, which features one and a half bathrooms, a 500-square-foot furnished terrace, a separate shower and soaking tub, an honor bar and a 42-inch flat-screen TV. Also included are a romantic dinner for two on-site at La Marea and a full breakfast each morning. To top it all off, a private couples massage is also part of the package. Guests can also enjoy the hotel’s outdoor pool with private cabanas, beach access and a fitness center.
The Tides South Beach 1220 Ocean Drive Miami Beach, FL 33139 305-604-5070 tidessouthbeach.com
Romantic Weekend Getaways in Wisconsin
By Sarah Njuguna, eHow Contributor updated: March 3, 2010
I want to do this! Door County, Milwaukee and the Wisconsin Dells are popular romantic destinations. The spectacular landscape in Wisconsin creates the perfect environment for a romantic weekend getaway. There are several popular destinations, including cozy villas in Door County, metropolitan luxury in Milwaukee and the relaxing spa resorts in the Wisconsin Dells. Most hotels and resorts offer romantic packages or specials for weekend getaways, often featuring restaurant gift certificates or spa services.
- Hotel Metro
Hotel Metro is an eco-friendly luxury hotel located in downtown Milwaukee. It is a member of the Historic Hotels of America and is decorated to complement the building’s Art Deco architecture. All suites have a separate sitting area, refreshment bar, VCR, CD player and two flat-screen high-definition TVs. Newspaper, Wi-Fi and Aveda toiletries are complimentary. The on-site Karma Spa offers massages, facials and more. Room service and valet parking are available 24 hours a day. The rooftop garden, Zen on Seven, features a waterfall, reflecting pond, saltwater hot tub, sauna, rainwater shower, exercise room and impressive city views.
This boutique hotel allows complimentary use of the retro Metro Cab, as well as Hampton Cruiser bicycles along Lake Michigan trails. The on-site Metro Bar & Café is critically acclaimed. Several romantic packages, including Metro Bar & Café gift certificates, massages and deluxe accommodations, are available.
Hotel Metro 411 E. Mason St. Milwaukee, WI 53202 877-638-7620 hotelmetro.com
- Little Sweden
Little Sweden is an eco-friendly vacation resort in the heart of Door County, just minutes from the most popular attractions. Its luxury log villas are set in more than 80 acres of breathtaking woodland and meadows, which have private trails. Each villa features a fireplace, whirlpool tub, kitchen, dining room and living room.
Little Sweden has an exercise room, sauna, whirlpool and indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Complimentary equipment for bicycling, cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing and more is available for use on-site. The private, nine-hole, par 3 golf course offers lessons with PGA member Randy Meyer.
Little Sweden 8984 Highway 42 Fish Creek, WI 54212 920-868-9950 little-sweden.com
- Rhapsody Resort and Spa on Lake Delton
Rhapsody Resort and Spa on Lake Delton is an environmentally conscious luxury resort in the heart of the Wisconsin Dells. It is conveniently located near popular Dells attractions. The villas feature scenic views, fireplaces, flat-panel TVs, private decks or patios, tile baths, walk-in body massage showers and complimentary Wi-Fi. Select suites have exotic interiors and whirlpools.
Rhapsody Resort also features an exercise room, sauna, whirlpool and indoor and outdoor heated pools. The full-service day spa has two locations on-site and offers a variety of services, including packages in the privacy of your villa. There are three piers with boat slips for watercraft. Outdoor gas grills and fire pits overlooking Lake Delton are available.
Rhapsody Resort and Spa on Lake Delton 670 E. Lake Ave. Lake Delton, WI 53940 608-253-5000 rhapsodyresort.com
Cheap Romantic Getaways in Oregon
By Nicole Vulcan, eHow Contributor updated: September 20, 2010
I want to do this! Romantic destination: Oregon coast If mountains, forests, and ocean come to mind when you think of a getaway in Oregon, then you’re already partway done planning your next trip. No matter how much money you spend, or who you take along, getaways in Oregon are often planned and executed based on what there is to do outside.
- Breitenbush Hot Springs
Soak in the host of tubs warmed by natural hot springs, take a hike and cool off in the nearby river, and delight in the daily wellness classes when you stay at Breitenbush Hot Springs Resort. The intentional community near the town of Detroit, Oregon is a paradise for those looking to relax and live the good life. Couples looking for a little privacy can stay in a cabin heated with hot spring waters; rates through spring of 2011 range from for $69-$115 a night per person. While that might sound steep for a cheap vacation, keep in mind that it includes three delicious meals cooked by the Breitenbush staff, as well as the hot springs and any wellness classes going on during your stay. To go a bit cheaper, pitch your own tent for $54 a night, or bunk with your sweetie in the dorm for $66 a night.
Breitenbush Hot Springs PO Box 578 Detroit, OR 97342 503.854.3320 breitenbush.com
- Sunset Surf – Manzanita
There are a lot of places to stay on the Oregon coast, but none quite as sweet as Manzanita. Shh… don’t tell… The cozy town tucked next to the Pacific has all you could hope for in a romantic beach getaway — a long stretch of beach for sunset strolls, a tidy row of delicious choices for restaurants, and an ethos of sustainability throughout. The Sunset Surf Motel, located near both the sun and the surf, offers some of the most affordable rooms in town in their old building — at $62 a night mid-week, low season in 2010. Amenities like free wi-fi and kitchenettes give you ample reason to stay in for the evening.
Sunset Surf Motel 248 Ocean Road Manzanita, OR 97130 503-368-5224 sunsetsurfocean.com
- Umpqua Lighthouse yurts
While two of you won’t need all the room that one of the Oregon State Parks’ deluxe yurts provides, you will enjoy the added amenities while you “rough it.” The Oregon State Parks Department rents a number of yurts — some like cabins, some more like tents — throughout the state, but some of the best are the yurts at the Umpqua Lighthouse State Park. For just $76 a night in 2010, you get a canvas cabin at your disposal, with microwave, fridge, and even television. Deluxe yurts sleep up to 7 people, so if there only two of you, you’ll have plenty of room to stretch out. To save more cash, get the rustic yurts the campground offers — though you won’t get a television. Reserve your spot through the Reserve America website.
Umpqua Lighthouse State Park 460 Lighthouse Road Reedsport, OR? 541-271-4118? oregonstateparks.org
Cheap Weekend Romantic Getaways in New England
By Gregory RyanA, eHow Contributor updated: March 18, 2010
I want to do this! Enjoy an affordable romantic getaway in New England with your sweetheart. Romanticism does not come on a price tag, it comes from the experience you share with your partner. To that end, there is no reason to spend thousands of your hard-earned dollars to make the other person happy; your presence should do just fine. The trick to finding cheaper prices for hotels and activities is to go when other people do not. Steer clear of school vacations and ultra-high seasons—such as the two weeks when the leaves are the brightest in New England—and the following suggestions will help create affordable lifelong memories.
- Acadia National Park: Bluenose Inn & Spa
Toward the end of the summer, when public schools are back in session, make the winding trip up Route 1 in Maine to Acadia National Park. Here, you will find unparalleled natural beauty both in the mountainous forests and the cliff-ridden ocean. If you feel adventurous and aren’t the type of couple to just sit and relax for enjoyment, try belaying down the rocks with professional guidance and climbing back up. You will literally be supporting each other, exercising and experiencing something outside the norm, a combination for a great weekend. The Bluenose Inn & Spa in Bar Harbor, Maine, is the perfect accommodation for a weekend trip of this kind. They have a pool, the price is right and you cannot beat their 360-degree views atop the island.
The Bluenose Inn & Spa 90 Eden St. Bar Harbor, ME 04609 207-288-3348 800-445-4077 (toll free) barharborhotel.com
- Rockport: Yankee Clipper Inn
Only an hour outside Boston you will find Rockport, Massachusetts. One city past Gloucester, Rockport is a quaint village with art galleries, restaurants and natural beauty. Take the trip in May—mid-week if you want absolute privacy—to kick off the summer in a romantic and memorable way. The Yankee Clipper Inn is directly on a cliff overlooking the ocean—perfect for dinner or brunch at one of their tables in the yard. Listen to the waves crash against the boulders lining the ocean at night and stroll around town during the day. For more active lifestyles, ask the concierge about kayaking, scuba diving and biking in the area.
Yankee Clipper Inn 127 Granite St. Rockport, MA 01966-1245 978-546-0001 800-545-3699 (toll free) yankeeclipperinn.com
- Mount Washington Resort
Instead of heading to Vermont during foliage season when prices are at a peak, consider going to New Hampshire for the same colors but less crowds. Keep an eye on foliage reports and go during the first weekend before most people realize that they should be doing what you already are. At the Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods you can rent a condo for much less than in Vermont and enjoy their world-class spa, outdoor whirlpool looking up at the mountains and dinner in nearby North Conway. Take a hike through the woods to see the changing leaves during sunrise before enjoying a brunch with your partner.
Mount Washington Resort Route 302 Bretton Woods, New Hampshire 03575 603-278-1000 brettonwoods.com
Romantic Getaways in East Texas
By Sarah Baker Hansen, eHow Contributor updated: March 12, 2010
I want to do this! East Texas has lots of romantic spots. The history and personality of east Texas lends itself to romantic getaways of all kinds. Whether on the hunt for a honeymoon destination, a special bed and breakfast, a touch of history, a riverboat ride or a visit to a romantic winery, visitors can find it all in the vast expanse that is east Texas.
- Jefferson, Texas
One of the most romantic places in east Texas, Jefferson is a small town with lots of character. Once a bustling riverfront town with a population of 30,000, today this quaint town has a population of just over 2,000. Much of the historic architecture and heritage still exists today in Jefferson, and it’s known locally as the “Williamsburg of Texas.” More than sixty bed and breakfasts make this small town perfect as a honeymoon destination, a place to celebrate a special anniversary, or simply as a charming weekend getaway. The downtown streets are lined with antique stores and chock full of Texan historical landmarks. Horse drawn carriages and trolleys shuttle tourists around the downtown streets. Just a few blocks away, travelers can hop on a riverboat and take a tour of Big Cypress Bayou. After dark, the town has much to offer, including live theater and music and a vast array of dining options to suit every taste.
- Texas Wine Country
Though the whole state of Texas is dotted with wineries, some of the best and most romantic can be found in east Texas. Bluff Dale Vineyards, in Bluff Dale, Texas, not only offers their signature tasting room but also has a bar where patrons can sip wine and sample a menu of cheeses, salami, or tapas. An outside porch lends a stunning view of the Texas Northern Hill Country. The smaller Grayson Hills winery is surrounded by beautiful forests and is just a 45-minute drive from Dallas. Visitors can enjoy a glass of wine inside or on the vineyard’s tasting deck, eat a picnic in the gardens or relax in one of the hammock,scattered around the picturesque grounds. In the heart of east Texas in a town called Plantersville, Bernhardt Winery aims to make its visitors experience both fun and romance. Billed as a “boutique” winery, Bernhardt creates unique, small batch wines. Its tasting room overlooks the rolling hills and valleys of the region. It’s a perfect spot for a weekend getaway. It is just a quick eight miles from historic Montgomery and seventeen miles from Navasota, known for its great antiquing and jazz music scene.
Bluff Dale Vineyards 5222 County Road 148 Bluff Dale, TX 76433 254-728-3540 bluffdalevineyards.com
Grayson Hills Winery 2815 Ball Road Whitewright, TX 75491 903-627-0832 graysonhillswinery.com
Bernhardt Winery 9043 County Road 204 Plantersville TX 77363 936-894-9829 bernhardtwinery.com
- Romance in Dallas
One of the biggest, most sophisticated cities in Texas also has a softer side. The Hotel St. Germain–a true escape from the big-box hotels that fill the city–has romance oozing from its very walls. A romantic champagne bar on-site offers the perfect lovers’ escape, and sensual dishes like foie gras, oysters and canapes top off the experience. The rooms come complete with 24-hour concierge service and jacuzzi tubs. Looking to go out? The Grape Restaurant is the perfect place for a romantic dinner in Dallas. The city’s original neighborhood wine bar, it’s been a city staple for more than 30 years and has elegant ambiance and romantic atmosphere to spare. Delicious food at affordable prices don’t hurt, either. A must-do during a Dallas getaway is a ride on the McKinney Avenue Trolley, which wiggles through the Uptown district, an area chockablock with art galleries, antique stores, intimate eating and drinking spots and live music venues.
Hotel St. Germain 2516 Maple Ave. Dallas, TX 75201 214-871-2516 hotelstgermain.com
The Grape Restaurant 2802 Greenville Ave Dallas, TX 75206 214-828-1981 thegraperestaurant.com
McKinney Avenue Trolley: Office & Car Barn 3153 Oak Grove Avenue Dallas, TX 75204-2427 214-855-0006 mata.org
Romantic Getaways in South Georgia
By Camille Nesler, eHow Contributor updated: February 21, 2010
I want to do this! Georgia is often called the peach-tree state Georgia is often called the “peach-tree” state and is known for producing high quality fruit. Towns in south Georgia such as Savannah and Tybee Island have become quite popular with tourists due to attractions such as the Tyblee Island Beach, the Tybee Island Lighthouse, the Savannah City Market, the Old Town Trolley Tours of Savannah, the Telfair Museum of Art and Savannah Riverboat Cruises. Visitors to south Georgia can also choose from a variety of romantic getaway options.
- Tybee Island Inn Bed and Breakfast
Tybee Island Inn Bed and Breakfast can be found in southern Georgia on Tybee Island just a few minutes from Savannah. Guests can choose from seven different rooms in this seaside cottage which all feature air-conditioning, cable television and private baths. Amenities include a gourmet breakfast each morning and wireless Internet. Couples can enjoy a romantic walk around the Inn’s award winning tropical gardens, take a leisurely swim at the Tybee Island Beach just five minutes away, or take a stroll to the Tybee Lighthouse.
Tybee Island Inn Bed and Breakfast 24 Van Horne Ave. Tybee Island, GA 31328 (912) 786-9255 tybeeislandinn.com/
- Mansion on Forsyth Park
The Mansion on Forsyth Park is located in the historic district of Savannah and offers couples a romantic getaway at a completely restored Victorian mansion. Guests can choose from 126 luxury rooms all featuring elegant furnishings, flat screen televisions, whirlpool tubs, in-room safes, clock radios, pillow-top mattresses, fully stocked mini-bars, complimentary newspapers and wireless Internet. Amenities include a fitness center, a large outdoor pool and spa, and business center, valet parking and in-room dining. The Mansion on Forsyth Park also features the 700 Drayton Restaurant, the Carriage Wine Cellar and Casimir’s Lounge which provides live jazz music on the rooftop terrace.
Mansion on Forsyth Park 700 Drayton St. Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 238-5158 mansiononforsythpark.com/
- The Marshall House
The Marshall House located in Savannah offers couples a romantic getaway in a small, intimate setting away from the hustle and bustle of a large hotel. Guests can choose from 65 rooms and suites. All rooms feature high speed Internet, cable television, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, alarm clocks, in-room safes and coffee makers. Suites feature extras such as claw-foot tubes, separate parlors, writing desks and mini-refrigerators. Amenities include valet parking, complimentary wine and cheese served daily in the library, a 24-hour business center and continental breakfast each morning.
The Marshall House 123 E Broughton St Savannah, GA 31401 (912) 644-7896 marshallhouse.com/
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