Best Weekend Getaways
Spending quality time with your significant other is a great way to make memories that will last you the rest of your life and connect with each other on a deeper level. And what better way of doing that than going on a romantic long weekend getaway?
When planned as a surprise, the best weekend getaways for couples are capable of enchanting loved ones. And when the weekend getaway is planned as a couple, it allows for a greater sense of connection between you and your partner, who will get to spend dedicated time together, even if it’s just a weekend away from the kids or work.
Want to get away, but have no clue of where the best weekend getaways for couples would be? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.
Among our picks for the best weekend getaways for couples, you will definitely get a good idea of a palace which will allow you to create priceless memories and spend time with your partner.
Napa Valley and Big Sur (California)
A haven for many couples in love- not just with wine but with each other- Napa Valley is full of wineries, hotels, restaurants and spas, in addition to natural and charming settings. The train that takes visitors to the wineries is an attraction in itself and gives the region a vintage feel.
Couples can take a more intimate walk through the vineyards, prepare a picnic and watch the sunset in the mountains or hike in the villages of Calistoga, Yountville or St. Helena.
Not far away, Big Sur is another great destination for those who love nature. Carved on the California coast, this place is ideal for couples who love to hike or walk on the beach. It is possible to find luxury hotels in the region, but if you are the more adventurous type, there is also the option of camping in Pfeiffer Beach.
Sedona and Paradise Valley (Arizona)
Mountains of red rocks, canyons with steep walls and huge pine forests. This is the scenery that you will find in the state of Arizona. And one of the destinations that stands out the most as a one of the best weekend getaway for couples is Sedona.
In addition to the lush landscape, you can enjoy the spas, take a tour on the Verde Valley Wine Trail or visit one of the famous national parks, such as Red Rock State Park, the Grand Canyon, or Petrified Forest National Park.
However, if you are a couple that prefers something more luxurious, Paradise Valley may be the best option for a weekend getaway in the region. You can choose from golfing, to a massage at a spa or a tour that includes haute cuisine.
Seattle and San Juan Islands (Washington)
If you think it’s odd for Seattle to appear on the list of the best romantic weekend getaways for couples, you clearly haven’t been there. It can be a walk on Alki Beach, a picnic or sunset at Golden Gardens Park, a ride on the ferris wheel, or a visit to the Space Needle, allowing you a 360 ° view of the city. If you and your partner are looking for more cultural and historical tours, there are numerous museums in the city to check out.
Seattle can also be amazing for my fellow whiskey lovers! The city has some sophisticated whiskey bars, with classic drinks and artisanal cocktails, which are worth visiting (and drinking).
One last thing to check out while on your romantic long weekend getaway in Washington, is the San Juan Islands. The San Juan islands are the best for couples looking to relax, slow down, and connect with nature. Most of the islands are isolated and access is hard to come by.
However, it is possible to see some wild animals, including orcas, with a tour of the Lopez, Orcas and San Juan islands.
Known as “a little piece of France in Canada”, Quebec is one of the best weekend getaways for couples in North America looking for the European atmosphere without having to cross the ocean. With historical settings, castles and forts, the city still has a ton to offer.Quebec is also known for having plenty of great food and drink options, beautiful architecture and cobbled streets.
Stroll hand in hand through Old Quebec, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and visit the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, one of the most photographed hotels in the world. Walks through the parks and the Saint Lawrence River will make you feel like you’re in a fairy tale.
Savannah (Georgia) and Charleston (South Carolina)
This list of the best weekend getaways for couples wouldn’t be complete without a few places that specialize in Southern Hospitality. Savannah offers a picturesque setting, with horse-drawn carriage rides, walks through the streets, gorgeous old buildings, and a gastronomic tour.
Another romantic idea for your weekend getaway is to visit the Moon River and enjoy the view of the sunset by the river. A trip to Savannah won’t disappoint as one of the best weekend getaways for couples in the south of the United States.
Just 2 hours away from Savannah you’ll find Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is filled with historic homes, gardens, parks, and peaceful beaches, allowing couples to truly travel back in time.
Art galleries and southern cuisine are also big draws to Charleston. You and your partner can visit some local distilleries to try their whiskey. The best known are High Wire Distilling Co., Charleston Distilling Co. and Striped Pig Distillery.
White sand beaches, with its warm blue waters make Tulum one of the most romantic and best weekend getaways for couples who enjoy a more tropical feel. However, Tulum is more than just white sand beaches, in addition to enjoying the beach, cuisine and drinks, you can practice yoga or attend wellness centers.
The cenotes (a kind of cave with crystal clear waters) are a show on its own in this region and will only add to your weekend getaway trip. If you and your partner are sporty, you can rent a kayak, surf, scuba dive, or cycling through the ruins of Coba or snorkeling.
San Miguel de Allende (Mexico)
San Miguel de Allende has already been voted the most charming city in Mexico and it is easy to understand why. Its colonial air defined by lively colors, baroque architecture and bohemian spirit has inspired many couples in love.
Among the suggested tours are a walk around the refined historic center and through the courtyards of the houses that seem to have come out of fairy tales. If you are feeling a bit adventurous on your weekend getaway, you can go horseback riding or take a hot air balloon flight to watch the sunrise- both of which will take your breath away.
San Miguel de Allende also has a large community of artisans, artists, gallery owners, chefs and musicians, so you will find several art galleries and good restaurants to visit. To relax, you can still enjoy one of the spas in the region and go back home with both your energy and love renewed.
There are countless places around North America where a couple can escape for a quick weekend getaway. But the options above are some of the best weekend getaways for couples ideas you’ll find. Each place offers a mix of different activities, food, and culture which will be sure to make the weekend getaway with your partner a trip to remember.