Turn Up the Romance with 6 of the Best Weekend Getaways for Couples
Whether it’s your first vacation together or a trip to celebrate a milestone anniversary, plan the perfect escape with our list of fun weekend getaways for couples. Searching for romantic weekend getaways or the best vacation spots in the US for couples? Look no further; we’ve got you covered on top weekend getaways so you can focus on the stuff that really matters. Like shopping for coordinated vacation outfits. Or plotting sneaky ways to take photos of each other sleeping on the plane.
Topping our list of best weekend getaways for couples is none other than Savannah, Georgia. This gem in the Peach State is a favorite for couples of all ages thanks to its signature Southern charm, multitude of parks, vibrant culture, and delectable restaurant scene.
Take a step back in time and wander around the City Market, where you can sample classic Southern fare and shop for handmade artwork to bring home. Hungry for more? There’s no shortage of romantic restaurants in Savannah, like The Olde Pink House and Parisian-inspired Circa 1875. Complete your weekend with a walk in Forsyth Park, a drink at Congress Street Up, and a sweet treat at Leopold's Ice Cream.
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If you’re looking for places to go for anniversary weekend – or any weekend, really – Miami is your city if you’re craving some sun and sand. Home to a beach that stretches for miles and a nightlife that never stops, a weekend in the Magic City is sure to be memorable.
Start your Miami days with a walk along the Miami Beach Boardwalk before staking your claim on a square of sand on the beach. Rent a jetski for two or just soak up the rays before heading to Miami’s hip Wynwood neighborhood to check out the multicolored murals and urban vibe. Dine by candlelight at one of the most romantic restaurants in town, Mandolin Aegean Bistro, or share wine and charcuterie while listening to live music at Lagniappe. The party keeps going well into the night in Downtown Miami and South Beach, where you can find clubs open until the morning hours.
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San Diego, California
The best couple getaways have to check a few essential boxes: great weather, a scenic landscape, and mouthwatering tacos. Lucky for the taco-loving couples out there, San Diego checks all three. During the day, indulge your inner child with a trip to SeaWorld, Belmont Park, or the San Diego Zoo, then head back to Little Italy or the Gaslamp Quarter for an adults-only evening. Savor authentic Italian cuisine (Lady and the Tramp style, if you’re so inclined) at Filippi's Pizza Grotto Little Italy or Bencotto – or just grab some beers and apps at the Gaslamp Quarter’s Half Door Brewing Co. or Stone Brewing Tap Room.
Check into a swanky vacation rental in San Diego and explore the city on foot.
New York City, New York
A quick listen to Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” will surely convince you that a weekend in the Big Apple is a fabulous idea. While it might not top the list of cheap romantic weekend getaways, NYC is an experience not to be missed with your special someone.
New York City has plenty of romantic things to do at any time of year. During the winter, be sure to do some window shopping, as the stores on Fifth Avenue are fully decked out with holiday decor – and don’t miss the chance to ice skate at Rockefeller Center. When the temperature warms up, take a stroll through Central Park or dine at a rooftop restaurant, like 230 Fifth. Entertainment options are endless, from shows on Broadway to concerts at Madison Square Garden.
New Orleans, Louisiana
The Big Easy is undoubtedly one of the best US weekend getaways for bachelor and bachelorette parties, Mardi Gras, and Saints games, but it also brings the romance. Skip the raucous bars of Bourbon Street (unless that’s your kind of date night) and head for the cozy restaurants and intimate jazz bars of the historic French Quarter. It doesn’t get more charming than a table for two at Muriel's or Orleans Grapevine Wine Bar & Bistro, and the tunes at Preservation Hall will surely make it a weekend to remember.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
Searching for weekend getaways for couples that are off the beaten path? Santa Fe’s rustic, bohemian vibe is underratedly romantic for any couple that loves the arts and the outdoors. Spend the day wandering around the Santa Fe Plaza, admiring the historic architecture, or perusing the galleries at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum. Share an intimate meal at one of Santa Fe’s most romantic restaurants, like TerraCotta Wine Bistro or Coyote Cafe & Rooftop Cantina before cozying up to stargaze at night.
Planning the perfect romantic escape is easy with our list of the best weekend getaways for couples. The hard part? Deciding who gets the last beignet at Cafe du Monde in New Orleans.