Are you tired of the same old dinner-and-a-movie routine for your long-awaited night away from the kids?
Well, change things up for the better with a weekend outside your comfort zone and into romantic bliss!
And we know exactly where you can go to do just that.
There’s no need to travel halfway around the world to have an amazing time and reconnect with your spouse. There are many destinations right here in the United States that offer all the atmosphere and romance you’ve been craving – without the international price tag.
So, without further ado.
There is nothing more romantic than traveling to a time and place where chivalry isn’t dead.
In St. Augustine, Florida, you don’t have to worry about large crowds or boredom.
Begin your morning with an espresso from Cordova Café at the historic Casa Monica Hotel while the romantic sounds of horse-drawn carriages making their way down cobblestoned streets can be heard in the background.
Spend your afternoon browsing one of the many jewelry stores in the area, then get lost in one of the old antique shops in town.
The fun doesn’t end there.
Grab a classic martini (shaken not stirred) at the Colbart Bar and listen to the live jazz band after an evening of art galleries.
This much-needed time away is the perfect remedy for a relationship strained by the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Talk about a hidden hotspot!
The Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, has been called the “Disneyland for Adults” by Redbook Magazine.
With several restaurants, golfing, horseback riding, hiking, tennis, and a spa experience the envy of many, you will not be short of things to do.
But none of these fun excursions can come close to a romantic evening receiving “The Greenbrier Treatment” at one of their sulphur springs – which has been rejuvenating visitors for over 230 years.
And to top off this nature escape, be sure to visit Blackwater Falls where you can share all the reasons you still love each other under a 62-foot cascading waterfall.
Harvest Inn, Napa Valley
No couples’ escape list would be complete without adding a vineyard.
Located north of San Francisco, the famous Harvest Inn at Napa Valley offers top-shelf cabernets and chardonnay.
And no, you don’t have to spend the entire weekend sipping wine and relaxing outdoors with breathtaking views (unless you want to, of course!) because there is so much more the area offers.
Enjoy a day at the Harvest Inn’s exclusive spa or get an outdoor couples’ massage in the Redwood Grove – the perfect combination of nature and nurture!
And don’t settle for an ordinary dinner either!
With the Culinary Institute of America only five minutes away, you can take a full-day cooking class then dine on a five-course culinary masterpiece at the school’s Wine Spectator restaurant.
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico, is not considered a romantic destination – but it is known for its plethora of unique outdoor activities such as actually sledding down the rolling white sand hills of White Sands National Park.
But Proud American Traveler has found a way to combine romance and adventure!
Stay at the Historic Inn and Organic Farm in Los Poblanos with its 25-acres of lavender fields, gardens, and cottonwood trees – and luxurious farmhouse rooms.
Start your morning with a fresh cup of coffee and a lazy stroll among the fields. Enjoy the antics of the chickens and cows that graze about the property and then head to downtown Albuquerque for a day of shopping and art galleries.
This will be the only time you’ll get to properly reflect on a painting without the kids trying to smear their greasy fingers all over priceless pieces of art.
Head back to the Inn for a dinner of local grass-fed lamb and locally grown seasonal vegetables at its main house restaurant.
Close out the perfect day with a glass of Gruet (New Mexico’s sparkling wine) and watching the house peacocks settle down for the night.
Taking the time to reignite the spark in your marriage is always time well spent – and what better way to do it than by taking a unique adventure you can both reminisce about for years to come.