With Valentine’s Day right around the corner it is time to start planning how you will spend time with your significant other. These 5 romantic weekend destinations are a great way to rekindle some romance after juggling work, children, and your hectic lifestyle. Take a weekend getaway to reconnect with your loved one with these budget-friendly suggestions.
Call the grandparents or a favorite babysitter, throw a few things into your travel bags and sneak out for a few nights of romance and new experiences that are sure to bring you home happy, relaxed and ready to face the next big week.
5 ROMANTIC WEEKEND DESTINATIONS
NATIONAL OR STATE PARK CABIN RENTALS
This is one that varies from state to state, but if you live within a few hours of a National Park or State Park that offers cabin rentals, give them a call and arrange for a few nights in a secluded cabin without all the distractions of the city. Most cabin rentals will have a TV and DVD player with a selection of movies to choose from, but no wifi or cable. This gives you time to play games, cookout, relax, go for hikes and simply enjoy each other without the distractions of daily life. If you live in a cooler state during the month of February, you can even cuddle up next to a fire. Reasonable rates for rental and the ability to bring your own groceries to cookout, make this a great choice for those on a limited budget.
If the key to a man’s heart is through his stomach then the key to romancing a lady comes with copious amounts of chocolate and spa days. Hershey is a fun historic area home to the most well-known chocolate brand around. Not only can you find romantic hotel stays nearby, you can schedule an all-day couples Spa Day featuring chocolate “mud” baths, couples deep tissue massages and chocolate and/or wine tastings that will be sure to please both parties.
This beautiful area nestled in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee offers romance, fun and culture that will appeal to those who prefer a little less high class and a more laid back environment. Book a cabin or secluded hotel in the mountains for romantic nights in with candlelit dinners, walks under the stars and relaxing evenings in the jacuzzi. Step out to one of the local music venues, theme parks or crafting communities to browse, have fun or take in a show.
SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
This popular coastal destination is the perfect weekend getaway for romance. Oceanfront hotels and condo rentals are available year round with views that are breathtaking and ideal for rekindling romance with your lover. The city itself offers one of the largest and most varied parks known (Balboa Park) featuring romantic dining, museums, craft centers and activities to fill your days. The downtown art culture and music venues are perfect for getting out on the town to dance the night away with the one you love. With affordable accommodations all around the city and multiple restaurants, theaters and parks to spend your time, this is a perfect romantic weekend destination.
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA
What list would be complete without Las Vegas being featured as a weekend destination? With literally thousands of shows, shops and buffets to choose from within just a few miles radius there is surely something for any couple to enjoy. Spa experiences, private gambling events, poker tournaments or simply a gorgeous room with wine, flowers and room service and the view of a lifetime… you are sure to find romance in this city. Book a weekend wedding in one of the multitude of chapels around the strip and celebrate your own unique brand of romance with a themed wedding. Renew your vows in style and never forget the slogan, “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!”
No matter where you end up with your love, make sure to take time away from your phones, work, kids, social media and distractions to focus on each other and the things you love about one another the most. Make the most of your romantic weekend destination by choosing to let go of all the outside distractions, bills and stresses and simply act like young lovers once again.