If you have the winter blues and you’re ready for an escape, spring is just around the corner. Now is the time to start thinking about romantic getaways with your sweetheart. Here are five top picks that are sure to warm you up and inspire some serious wanderlust.
Sail Away to Niagara Falls
Niagara Falls is a favorite for young and old, drawing visitors from around the world with the fantastic view, oodles of things to do, wonderful boutiques, and fine dining. You may hear more about the Canadian falls, but New York has plenty of attractions of its own. Be sure to walk hand in hand through the Cave of the Winds, take a boat ride to Three Sisters Island, or head to the top of the Prospect Point Park observation tower where you can see the Bridal Veil Falls and the American Falls in all their glory. When it comes to finding the perfect spot to pass the night away with the one you love, the Giacomo is a top pick for $140 a night.
Soak Up the Sun on Myrtle Beach
South Carolina’s gem, Myrtle Beach, is a top pick that has attracted people of all walks of life for many years, from presidents to families, and couples are no exception. Take a stroll along the boardwalk, enjoy the golden sunlight pouring down, or let the surf tickle your toes. Find yourself a place on the water and let the ocean sing you a lullaby while you are wrapped in your honey’s arms. With plenty of boutiques and fresh seafood for the taking, you’ll definitely have your fill of one another. For a honey of a hotel, the Forest Dunes Resort is a sweet retreat that gives you extra perks like a hot tub, heated pool, lazy river, and oceanfront view for as low as $90 per night.
Get a Taste of the Sea in Bar Harbor
Bar Harbor is one of Maine’s shining treasures. With the Acadia National Park Island as the ideal place to watch the hours drift by, you can head out for a walk on the nature trail, pack a picnic for two, or set sail on a chartered boat as the Atlantic rocks you with the one you love. Visit the galleries, sample local wares, and spend the night in the lap of luxury in an oceanfront suite at the Harborside Hotel and Marina starting at around $200.
Make a Splash in San Francisco
Sunny California is the place to be when you want a taste of sun, sand, and surf. Experience a slice of heaven on earth as you poise yourself on the brink of San Francisco Bay and walk along Fisherman’s Wharf. View the legendary twists and turns of Lombard Street or set your sights high on the Twin Peaks. Slow life down for a spell and cherish your love. At the end of the day, enjoy your stay at the Fairmont San Francisco for $212 a night.
Get Lost in the Adirondacks
Venture to Colorado to see nature in all its splendor. Colorado Springs will absolutely steal your breath away with the likes of Pikes Peak and the Garden of the Gods. Journey to the Rocky Mountain National Park and get lost in the beauty around you as you get closer to your other half. Take to the Cheyenne Mountain Resort for $127 a night to renew your love.
Where are your favorite weekend getaways?