Many people have spent the better part of the last year at home. As we begin to see the light at the end of the tunnel, though, many are feeling the itch to get out of town with a special someone. So, as you and your significant other keep an eye out for the perfect romantic destination, keep these locations in mind.
The Hawaiian Islands might be the most romantic place on earth. That said, Hawaii is not inexpensive, and traveling via plane is necessary, so the risk is a bit higher, with a higher price tag.
If you and your loved one have been saving over the past year and are in good health, this trip is easily one of the most romantic, and there’s no doubt you’ll both enjoy every minute.
Daufuskie Island, South Carolina
Are you looking for an island escape but missing that tropical island budget? Don’t worry! Daufuskie Island, off the coast of South Carolina, is accessible only by passenger ferry or boat. Your island getaway is closer than you may have thought!
Daufuskie has white sand beaches, ancient oaks, and an island vibe, without the price or hassle of a flight. Grab yourself a rental house in this locale, and you and your loved one can enjoy all that the island has to offer!
If you and your significant other are a little more adventurous, perhaps this is the perfect opportunity to take part in an urban legend-themed getaway. Nearly every state has a “haunted” hotel, and staying in one should be on everyone’s bucket list.
To keep costs low, you can look local and find a spooky hotel in your state, or you can go big and grab a room at one of the most notorious, such as the Lizzie Borden Bed & Breakfast or the Stanley Hotel (the inspiration for The Shining). Regardless of the destination, the journey is, without a doubt, going to be a haunting one.
Local Vineyard, Brewery, or Distillery
Some couples enjoy the finer things in life, like the satisfying taste of a particular drink after a long day at the office (or working from the couch). If you and your significant other fall into this category, a weekend getaway to visit a vineyard, brewery or distillery is the perfect, stress-relieving trip to bring you closer together.
Many states offer local options for an inexpensive weekend getaway, or you can turn the vacation into a road trip and visit that one out-of-state location you’ve both been dying to try. Whatever suits your fancy!
Finally, if you and your partner are fans of themed trips and western films, then booking a trip at a Dude Ranch will be a fantastic time for the both of you!
You don’t need to be a full-on equestrian to enjoy this trip – you just need to step a little outside of your comfort zone and try something new. You can find Dude Ranches around the country, so prepare for a trip you’ll be talking about for years to come.
A romantic getaway is what you make it. You can go as big or as small as you want here, but the bottom line is that you should be doing something that you will both enjoy. The year-long staycation is just about over, so take this opportunity to get back out into the world and enjoy the company of your significant other.
P.S. – If you’re a single pringle, take your best friend instead!