Romantic weekend escapes across the US

Stef Zisovska
Na Pali- Author: Justforasecond - CC BY 2.5

There are moments in life when all we need is a romantic escape with the person we love, forgetting about the rest of the world. Choosing such a spot is not always an easy task, especially if the weekend escape is planned to be a surprise. If you know what your partner wants and what kind of landscape will make him or her happy after a long working week, then choosing the perfect romantic escape shouldn’t be too hard. However, here are some ultimate romantic spots to enjoy alongside your favorite person and share a memorable weekend together.

Kauai, Hawaii

Na Pali Coast view from a boat – Author: MEBurkhart – CC BY-SA 4.0

Geologically, Kauai is the oldest island in the Hawaiian archipelago. Kauai is also known as the Garde Island because of the abundance of lush green sceneries and tropical flowers, and more waterfalls than any other Hawaiian island. Its secluded sandy beaches are top romantic escapes when it comes to couples. Kauai has one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, including Na Pali Coast State Park, accessible by a boat or helicopter. If your budget is limited, then you can hike to one of the hidden beaches.

Big Sur, California

McWay Falls and Cove, Big Sur – Author: Brocken Inaglory – CC BY-SA 3.0

Big Sur is a favorite romantic getaway for people from San Francisco and Los Angeles. The stunning natural sceneries of Big Sur have a lot of resemblance with the Mediterranean Coast, so instead of traveling to the other part of the world, you can hop to this Californian piece of heaven. For an absolute romantic experience, book a room in one of the luxurious hotels with stunning vista views of the Pacific’s blue waters. Spend an afternoon at the purple-sanded beach and enjoy the waterfall that comes from the cliff and falls directly on the sand. Big Sur is one of the most wanted romantic destinations in the world, not only in the United States.

Cannon Beach, Oregon

Cannon Beach facing south, with Haystack Rock on the right – Author: Googie_man – CC BY-SA 3.0

For the ones who like to have a lot of solitude during their trip, Cannon Beach in Oregon is the right place to do so. Uninterrupted sandy miles and a charming little town with comfy accommodations is a perfect weekend escape setting for any couple. Choose a room with a balcony from where you can enjoy the views of Haystack Rock and Tillamook Lighthouse. If it gets cold at night, sit by the gas fireplace and share a bottle of wine with your loved one.

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island, view from the lake – Author: Dehk – CC BY 3.0

Grand Hotel’s porch on Mackinac Island is one of the most romantic spots in the Midwest. The porch is 660 feet long, which makes it a perfect place to spend a rainy afternoon and never be bored. The island is quiet and relaxing due to a ban on cars. While on the island you can enjoy a hike in the exquisite nature around Lake Huron, or if you prefer to stay around the town, you can take a carriage ride and spend a pleasant afternoon.

Mendocino, California

Mendocino, California – Author: Jef Poskanzer – CC-BY 2.0

Mendicino is a tiny seaside town on the northern coast of California. The entire shoreline of Mendocino is lined with Victorian-style houses that create a perfect ambiance for a romantic escape. You can stroll along the beach, explore the tide pools, hike in the Redwood forests, and when you get tired, relax in one of the area’s wineries. The ocean overlooks offer perfect spots for a hidden kiss far from the eyes of others.

Choose your favorite spot and surprise your loved one with a weekend escape to one of these stunning places in the United States. Traveling with your partner to a special place is the best thing you can do this season. Enjoy and good luck!