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7 Weekend Getaways for Couples

Keeping the romance alive with a weekend getaway

Romance is wherever you are with your significant other, but it doesn’t hurt to take yourselves out of everyday life to somewhere new and exciting for a weekend getaway. Our favorite getaways include places where you can really take in nature and spend time outdoors with your loved one. Here are 7 weekend getaways for couples.

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1. Desert Hot Springs, California

This city is sometimes referred to as the Desert Empire or California’s Spa City, which makes it easily a top getaway destination for couples. DHS overlooks the Palm Springs area, and is a resort hot spot known for its natural, healing, hot mineral water. If you’re looking for an authentic and natural spa, look no further―DHS caters to all visitors looking for a unique experience. If you’re looking for more than just time to wind down and relax, you can also enjoy a wide range of entertainment options, like Cabot’s Pueblo Museum, Joshua Tree National Monument and local dining and shopping.

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2. Sedona, Arizona

This Arizona desert town is the perfect spot to rekindle the flame, surrounded by steep canyon walls, pine forests and red-rock buttes. Its mild climate makes it the perfect weekend getaway year-round. Uptown Sedona is populated with shops, spas and art galleries. On the outskirts of Sedona, you’ll find many trails that lead to Red Rock State Park, where you can enjoy outdoor activities like bird-watching, picnicking and hiking. Sedona can be considered “equal parts rugged, equal parts resort.” Bonus points: Sedona has recently become a destination for wine enthusiasts with its nearby vineyards and tasting rooms.

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3. Big Bend National Park, Texas

As the largest protected area of Chihuahuan Desert topography and ecology in the United States, Big Bend National Park holds national significance―making it the destination spot for everyone. Its name stems from the vast curve of the Rio Grande in remote Southwest Texas, and has over one million acres of public land. What can you do here? Pretty much anything, like camping, hiking, horseback riding, river running, jeep touring, mountain bicycling, sightseeing and stargazing. From convenient and comfortable to resort luxury, enjoy these accommodations for adventure, discovery and romance.

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4. Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Your mountain getaway starts and ends right here―in Gatlinburg. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America, and Gatlinburg is nestled at the entrance of it. This town may be small with its 3,944 residents, but they are so welcoming that their population can grow to 40,000+ any given night. You and your significant other can feel secluded while also being a part of a community at the same time. Things to do: walking around downtown, the River Walk, arts and crafts, shopping, restaurants, cabins, B&Bs and more.

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5. Hocking Hills, Ohio

This Midwest getaway is for the couples out there who want to explore and cozy up next to a fire. Hocking Hills is perfect for canoeing, kayaking, horseback riding, hiking, rock climbing, mountain biking, camping, ATV riding and more. There’s so much to do that it can be a little overwhelming―but the more options, the better! This state park is home of Old Man’s Cave and Ash Cave, with cliffs, gorges, rock shelters and waterfalls. Hocking Hills is an ideal weekend getaway for those who want to enjoy some quiet and peaceful time together.

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6. Lake Placid, New York

Home away from home―that’s what Lake Placid feels like to many visitors. With its quaint villages, small community and scenic mountains roads, it’s hard not to fall in love with such a dreamlike destination. The Adirondacks offers variety, from skiing to skating or spa time to wine and beer tastings. You also have an array of options when it comes to lodging, like an upscale green hotel, a cozy B&B, camping cabin or private rental house. Essentially, you can make this weekend getaway as romantic as you want it to be.

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7. Litchfield Hills of Connecticut

For those who live in and around the East Coast, Litchfield Hills is the destination for weekend getaways. Not only is it closeby, but it gives the illusion of being somewhere new and exciting, while also becoming a sanctuary for relaxing for the weekend. Litchfield hills are known for its distinct rural scenery; this is the opposite of Central and Southern Connecticut, which is largely urbanized or suburbanized. With vineyards, farm markets, factory outlets and tours, shopping, waterfalls, spas, health clubs, skiing/snowboarding trails, golf courses, amusement parks, cooking classes, museums, art galleries and so much more, you won’t ever find yourself bored or with nothing to do.

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Top 5 Romantic Vacation Destinations

Looking for that perfect vacation destination to share with your loved one on your next trip? Look no further. Below are our top 5 most romantic vacation getaways in the US for you and your special someone. From island paradises to snowy resorts, these places are sure to bring a new spark to your relationship and inspire your romantic side. If you’re planning a trip to one of these destinations, skip the hassle of shipping luggage – use Bags VIP luggage delivery and start the romance the moment you land.

#5: Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara is a one stop vacation hot spot. Great food. Great shopping. Great culture. One of

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the most affluent parts of California, Santa Barbara offers everything from great historical attractions to world class golf courses, all perfect for a romantic getaway. You and your valentine can enjoy views of beautiful mountains, painted valleys or romantic walks down the city side beach, absorbing the elegance and sophistication not found in many other places.  Be sure that you and your special someone head to the nearby wineries for some of the best wine tastings in the country, and experience the unique and reputable cuisine at any of Santa Barbara’s famed restaurants.

#4: Aspen, Colorado

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If you’re looking for a romantic winter wonderland getaway, look no further than beautiful Aspen Colorado. This gorgeous town set in a picturesque mountain setting is the perfect place for you and your valentine to enjoy each other’s company. Sit close on a ski lift as you pass by the snowcapped mountain peaks or warm up together in a hot tub overlooking the twinkling mountain town. With high-end shopping, fascinating museums, funky galleries and fun festivals, it might be a struggle to make it to the world class ski slopes. No matter how you spend your time here together, it will be a vacation neither of you will soon forget.

#3: Savannah, Georgia

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A visit to this beautiful city decked out in Spanish moss and southern charm is perfect for a romantic getaway. Packed full of lush gardens, parks, and outdoor activities, Savannah practically oozes romance and love. Take an evening stroll in Riverwalk for lively music, fresh seafood, splendid wine stores, and great vistas of the water. At night, Savannah College of Art & Design students mix with ghost hunters and preservationists, while restaurants and restored theaters wait for you and your date to explore the mystery and charm of this romantic city.

#2: Key West, Florida

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Once you and your significant other take a visit to sunny Key West, you will know why Ernest Hemingway chose to never leave the city. Key West is chock full of romance, fun, food and drinks, and is consistently rated one of Americas most romantic escape destinations. Watch the sun set at the southernmost point of the United States, and keep an eye out for the famous “green flash” as the sun disappears behind the watery horizon. Visit the tropical reefs and explore the crystal clear depths with your valentine for an exciting and colorful date. Or, just enjoy the many cafes, bars and parades that permeate the city.

#1: Maui, Hawaii

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Ranked high on Travel & Leisure’s most romantic getaways nearly every year, Maui is just about as romantic as you can get. Book a room at a luxury resort and enjoy the spa, or take a moonlit walk on the beach and gaze at the stars. Its exotic jungles and stunningly gorgeous beaches cap off what will be the perfect vacation spot to experience romance. Go snorkeling in the beautiful waters or take a tour to see some of the islands exotic wildlife and interesting culture. Fall in love all over again at this stunning island paradise.

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