These domestic getaways will have you dreaming of your next trip without kids. Get ready to book!
Looking for a romantic getaway to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life? With kids, work and the demands of life, it can be so hard to find the time to connect with your partner on a regular basis. My favorite way to reconnect, recharge and get reinvigorated for life as a parent is by taking a trip—just the two of us.
While a trip abroad always sounds like a fun adventure, many of our getaways are quick and over a weekend or long weekend, so staying within the U.S. is easiest.
Thankfully, the United States offers a wide variety of domestic destinations that are perfect for couples seeking a romantic retreat. From picturesque mountain towns to charming coastal cities, here are some of the best domestic getaways for couples in the US.
7 Best Domestic Getaways & Romantic Retreats for Couples in the U.S.
Asheville, North Carolina
Known for its stunning Blue Ridge Mountain scenery and vibrant art scene, Asheville is a perfect destination for couples seeking a cozy and romantic getaway.
My sister and her husband actually got engaged here! The town is filled with charming cafes, lots of breweries, art galleries, and quaint and charming bed and breakfasts.
Napa Valley, California
For wine-loving couples, Napa Valley is an idyllic destination. I love Sonoma as well and it has a little more rustic vibe. The rolling hills and vineyards provide a picturesque backdrop for romantic picnics and wine tastings.
Plus, the restaurants are incredible! Personally, anywhere in California wine country sounds like a dream trip to me!
The charming city of Savannah, with its moss-covered trees, historic architecture, and southern hospitality, is the perfect place for a romantic getaway.
Couples can take a leisurely stroll through the historic district, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride, or indulge in some delicious southern cuisine. It’s one of my favorite historic cities to visit.
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With its stunning red rock formations and breathtaking sunsets, Sedona is a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway.
The town is filled with luxurious spas, gourmet restaurants, and art galleries. This is a great spot to escape to in the winter and get some sunshine and warmth and totally reset.
Bar Harbor, Maine
For couples seeking a coastal retreat, Bar Harbor is a charming destination. The town is located on Mount Desert Island and offers stunning ocean views, romantic seaside restaurants, and access to Acadia National Park.
This one was new to me, but had really wonderful reviews. I’ve never been to Maine, but it’s on my list now.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
With its adobe architecture, vibrant art scene, and beautiful desert landscapes, Santa Fe is a unique and romantic destination. Couples can explore the historic Plaza, indulge in delicious southwestern cuisine, and take in the beautiful sunsets.
I grew up coming here as a kid and can absolutely recommend this. It’s also a great spot for art lovers as well. There are countless amazing galleries so you can come with a beautiful memento of your time away.
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Mackinac Island, Michigan
Mackinac Island, located on Lake Huron, offers couples a charming and romantic retreat. With no cars allowed on the island, couples can explore the town by foot or bicycle, enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, and indulge in delicious fudge. Cute and quaint and right in the heart of the Midwest!
I hope this list of best destinations for couples has you contemplating your next weekend getaway. I’m grateful that the United States offers a wide variety of domestic destinations that are perfect for couples seeking a romantic getaway.
From charming mountain towns to beautiful coastal cities, there is something that every couple will love. So why not pack your bags and escape to one of these romantic destinations? Which one is the top of your list?
BTW, 9 at-home date ideas to connect with your partner, and 11 genius tips for traveling solo with a baby.