Whether you’ve been dating a couple months or have been together for years, every couple can benefit from a romantic getaway. Exploring a new place is an amazing bonding experience: It strengthens your relationship, allows for quality one-on-one time, and helps you remember why you fell for each other in the first place. If you’re looking to book a trip for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or just because, here are nine romantic resorts across the United States that offer everything from adventurous excursions to specialized spa treatments to luxury digs.
Vero Beach is hidden gem on Florida’s Treasure Coast. The Costa d’Este Beach Resort & Spa, opened by Gloria and Emilio Estefan, is right on the Atlantic Ocean, and its picturesque shoreline, filled with striped cabanas and loungers, looks like it’s straight out of a Gray Malin photograph. Beyond its beauty, the resort caters to couples through intimate experiences such as private beachside feasts, personalized wine dinners, spa therapies, and a sensual turndown service that includes roll-on ‘Passion Potion,’ body oil, warm wax candles, and champagne.
Beyond the stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains, there’s a lot to love about this historic Asheville resort. What really sets it apart is its forty-three thousand square foot spa. The interior feels like a cavernous oasis, thanks to rock-covered walls and waterfalls cascading into the various mineral pools, and the treatments are vast, with everything from massages to facials to meditation pods. There are also eucalyptus-infused steam rooms, fireside lounges, an outdoor whirlpool, and a spa café to enjoy post-treatment. Start with the Couple’s Retreat, with two 50-minute tandem massages, followed by an aromatic hydrotherapy bath in which you can sip champagne and enjoy chocolate covered strawberries.
A visit to the island of Martha’s Vineyard is a romantic gesture in itself, but if you really want to wow your partner, stay at The Charlotte Inn. Everything on the property, from the curated antiques in each room to the pristine flowering gardens, makes it feel like you’ve traveled back in time to an elegant English manor. Here, you’ll also enjoy one of the island’s most romantic restaurants.