Romantic Weekend Getaways Aren’t Just for Valentine’s Day

From Mississippi to Monterey, here's where to keep that spark alive!

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With busy work schedules and family obligations, it's not always easy to sneak away for a romantic weekend, but spending quality time with your significant other is essential. What better way to do that then to book a weekend trip for just the two of you? Whether it's walking along a beach, wine-tasting, or taking a scenic hike, there are plenty of options. Here are some of the best romantic weekend getaways across the country and beyond.

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Savannah, Georgia

Where to Stay: B Historic Hotel

At the B Historic Hotel, a modern boutique hotel in Savannah, you'll be treated to true Southern hospitality. Staff are super friendly, and the concierge team has all the best recommendations for things to do in the historic district, whether it be a private horse-and-carriage tour or dinner at hotspots like The Grey. Definitely dine at the hotel's restaurant Kitchen 320, serving Southern dishes like shrimp and grits.

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Salishan Spa & Golf Resort
Gleneden Beach, Oregon

Where to Stay: Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

On the rugged Oregon coast, the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort is an ideal choice for those looking for an active weekend getaway (it's a 2-hour drive from Portland). On-site activities include an 18-hole golf course and tennis courts, and you can also take long walks on the beach. When you're ready to relax, you can chill out at the spa, curl up by the fireplace in your room, and have a romantic dinner at Samphire, where you'll enjoy locally sourced Netarts Bay oysters and Finnegan Creek steak on its tasting menus.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Where to Stay: Hotel Matilda

After a day of wandering in San Miguel de Allende, a charming Spanish colonial town in Mexico's hilly interior, unwind back at Hotel Matilda, a stylish, 32-room boutique hotel adorned with contemporary Mexican artwork. Have an aromatherapy massage in the spa, sip a prickly pear margarita at the bar, and tuck into modern Mexican fare at Moxi restaurant, from award-winning chef Enrique Olvera.

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Whiteface Lodge
Lake Placid, New York

Where to Stay: Whiteface Lodge

Lake Placid is beautiful year-round, but it's especially magical in winter when snow blankets this charming Adirondack village, which has twice hosted the Winter Olympics. Base yourself at the stone-and-timber luxury Whiteface Lodge, which has comfy suites with fireplaces, a top-notch spa, the rustic-chic Kanu restaurant serving upscale comfort food, and a nightly bonfire where you can make your own s'mores.

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Monterey, California

Where to Stay: Monterey Tides

If you're a fan of the California coast, you'll love the Monterey Tides hotel, which has ocean-view rooms, beach bonfires, loaner bikes, and the Vizcaino Waterfront Food + Drink restaurant. The hotel is a great launching point to take in the jaw-dropping coastal scenery, especially the famous scenic drive along the Pacific Coast Highway to Big Sur (recently showcased on the popular HBO series Big Little Lies).

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Brandon Hall Plantation
Natchez, Mississippi

Where to Stay: Brandon Hall Plantation

Natchez, a former trading post on the Mississippi River, is known for its antebellum mansions, including 19th-century Brandon Hall Plantation, now functioning as a luxury inn with canopied beds, antique furnishings, and beautifully landscaped grounds. After a lavish breakfast spread in the formal dining room, head out for a drive along the Natchez Trace Parkway or a Mississippi river tour with Miss-Lou Tours, then dine on gourmet Southern cuisine at The Castle Restaurant.

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Chetek, Wisconsin

Where to Stay: Canoe Bay

One of the most romantic hideaways in the midwest, the adults-only Canoe Bay (a six-hour drive from Chicago) is where to go to get away from it all. There are just 24 rustic-chic cottages and lodge rooms — many with whirlpool baths and fireplaces — and activities range from kayaking on Lake Wahdoon to hiking amidst fall foliage on forested trails. In Canoe Bay's dining room, enjoy seasonal dishes, prepared with herbs from its own organic garden, then stargaze from your deck.

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Manoir Hovey
North Hatley, Canada

Where to Stay: Manoir Hovey

An hour-and-a-half drive from Montreal (and two hours from Burlington, Vermont) is Manoir Hovey, an exclusive country inn on Lake Massawippi. Suites with fireplaces, hammocks in peaceful nooks on the 30-acre property, canoe trips on the lake, and nearby ice-wine tastings all make for an incredibly romantic weekend getaway. Top if off with a candlelit four-course dinner in the elegant Le Hatley Restaurant.

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Alexandria, Virginia

Where to Stay: Hotel Indigo

Alexandria, just 15 minutes from D.C., is a colonial-era town known for its cobbled streets and historic mansions, and the recently opened Hotel Indigo is in a prime location down by the harbor. Many rooms feature water views, and Hummingbird restaurant, from celebrity chef Cathal Armstrong, is already a hotspot. Plus, it's just a few minutes' walk to other top dining spots Vermilion, Restaurant Eve, and Virtue Feed & Grain — there's even a speakeasy at the back of Sugar Shack Donuts.

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Pearl Kennebunk
The Kennebunks, Maine

Where to Stay: Captain Lord Mansion

For a romantic New England getaway, stay at the Captain Lord Mansion, a cozy inn with individually decorated rooms that feature four-poster beds and fireplaces. It's a great base from which to explore the charming coastal towns of Kennebunkport, Kennebunk, and Arundel, which make up the Kennebunks. Drive along Ocean Avenue, splash in Gooch's Beach, and dine on local lobster at Pearl Kennebunk.

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Where to Stay: Four Seasons Resort Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole, a true cowboy town in the Colorado Rockies, fits the bill for active couples. Base yourself at the chalet-style Four Seasons Resort, featuring in-room fireplaces and heated outdoor hot tubs. After a day of skiing in winter or hiking in summer, enjoy a cozy fireside steak dinner at the in-house Westbank Grill.

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Lake Como, Italy

Where to Stay: Grand Hotel Tremezzo

George and Amal put this Northern Italian lake resort on the tourism map, but Italians have long known about the charms of Lake Como. One of the most romantic places to stay is the family-owned Grand Hotel Tremezzo, which has dreamy suites and offers its guests scenic rides around the gorgeous lake by boat. Dine on homemade pasta and sip prosecco in the hotel's elegant La Terrazza, which overlooks the dreamy town of Bellagio.

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Wentworth Mansion
Wentworth Mansion
Charleston, South Carolina

Where to Stay: Wentworth Mansion

Housed in a meticulously restored 1886 building, Wentworth Mansion is one of Charleston's most celebrated inns. Design details include parquet floors, inlaid mahogany armoires, and Tiffany stained-glass windows. As hard as it is to leave this genteel atmosphere, you'll want to head out to explore the historic district. Be sure to take a horse-drawn carriage and shop for souvenirs in the Charleston City Market.

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Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn
Sonoma Wine Country, California

Where to Stay: Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn

It's all about the wine at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma. The Spanish-style resort is surrounded by dozens of world-class wineries, including Ravenswood Winery and Hanzell Vineyards, its 38° North Lounge has more than 50 wines by the glass, including both local and international labels, and its state-of-the-art spa features wine-inspired treatments, such as a grapeseed-and-rosemary scrub.

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Royal Palm Resort & Spa
Scottsdale, Arizona

Where to Stay: Royal Palms Resort & Spa

For a romantic desert getaway, consider Scottsdale, which is known for its Sonoran Desert landscapes and luxury casita-style resorts, like the Royal Palms Resort & Spa, featuring rooms with fireplaces, wood-beamed ceilings, and balconies. After a day of hiking amid saguaro cacti on nearby Camelback Mountain, relax back at the hotel's pool, catch the sunset by the outdoor fire pit, then have an elegant meal at T. Cook's.

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

Where to Stay: Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam

Fashioned from numerous 17th-century canal houses, Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam sits in a prime location on Herengracht, one of Amsterdam's prettiest canals. After spending the day exploring the Rijksmuseum and the Anne Frank House, kick off your shoes in your room, featuring king-sized beds, silk drapes, and canal views, then settle in for a sublime meal at the hotel's Michelin-starred Librije's Zusje restaurant.

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The Inn at Hastings Park
Lexington, Massachusetts

Where to Stay: The Inn at Hastings Park

If you're a fan of American history, a pilgrimage to Lexington, where the first shot of the Revolutionary War was shot, is a must (it's less than an hour's drive from Boston). The Inn at Hastings Park is just down the road from Battle Green, where the skirmish between patriots and British solders took place in 1775. Housed in three restored 19th-century buildings, the luxury inn has 22 elegant rooms and a popular farm-to-table restaurant called Artistry on the Green.

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Quebec City, Canada

Where to Stay: Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac

The Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac is more than a hotel — it's a Quebec City landmark. Located on a hilltop within Old Quebec's walls, the castle-like hotel dominates the skyline. After strolling the quaint cobblestone streets in the old town, have afternoon tea in the hotel's Champlain Restaurant, and in the evening, nibble on Quebecois cheeses and sip Canadian wine in the 1608 Wine & Cheese Bar.

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Triple Creek Ranch
Triple Creek Ranch
Darby, Montana

Where to Stay: Triple Creek Ranch

Channel your inner cowboy or cowgirl at this all-inclusive luxury ranch in the mountains of western Montana (75 miles south of Missoula). Spread out on 50 acres, Triple Creek Ranch features rustic-chic cabins, complete with wood-burning fireplaces, and activities such as horseback riding, fly-fishing, and hiking. Meals are taken in the main lodge, and include dishes like roasted quail and Durham Ranch wagyu beef.

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Ashford Castle
Cong, Ireland

Where to Stay: Ashford Castle

You'll feel like royalty during a stay at Ashford Castle in the west of Ireland. Dating back to the 12th century, the building was once owned by the Guinness family, and today, it's an exclusive Irish resort with 83 antique-filled rooms and country pursuits like archery and falconry. Don't miss afternoon tea, an Irish whiskey in the wood-paneled bar, and dinner in the swanky George V Dining Room, adorned with crystal chandeliers.

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The Palms Turks and Caicos
The Palms Turks and Caicos
Turks and Caicos, Caribbean

Where to Stay: The Palms Turks and Caicos

There are many things to love about The Palms, an upscale Caribbean resort, including its enviable location on gorgeous Grace Bay Beach, its lavish British colonial-style suites, and its open-air 72°West restaurant. However, The Spa at The Palm really takes the cake. Unwind beside a peaceful reflecting pool before indulging in treatments like mineral clay wraps and mother-of-pearl scrubs (which incorporate finely crushed local conch shells).

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The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Where to Stay: The Greenbrier

Southern gentility is alive and well at the venerable Greenbrier, a 6,500-acre colonial-era estate in West Virginia's Allegheny Mountains. There are a ton of activities offered, so you can be as busy as you choose to be. In addition to three golf courses, there's skeet shooting, shuffleboard, bowling, biking, and zip lining.

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The Peabody Memphis
The Peabody Memphis
Memphis, Tennessee

Where to Stay: The Peabody Memphis

For a classic Memphis experience, stay at The Peabody, dating from 1925. Before hitting Beale Street to catch live music, visit the Peabody Memorabilia Room, filled with historic artifacts such as old room keys and restaurant menus, and make sure to witness the beloved ritual of the March of the Peabody Ducks, where twice a day, five mallard ducks arrive at the lobby fountain via red carpet to take a quick dip.

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Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Where to Stay: Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa

If you're craving a beach getaway where everything is taken care of, consider a stay at Secrets Cap Cana. This upscale all-inclusive on Juanillo Beach consistently delivers a first-rate experience. Expect bungalow-style rooms (some feature heavenly swim-out suites), an infinity pool, activities ranging from snorkeling to Spanish classes, a spa, and eight restaurants, including Oceana for seafood and Portofino for Italian.

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Bellagio
Bellagio
Las Vegas, Nevada

Where to Stay: Bellagio Las Vegas

This Vegas hotel, which takes its name from Bellagio Village in Italy's Lake Como, is a fabulous choice for a romantic getaway. In addition to glamorous suites with killer views of the neon-lit Strip, a pampering spa, and a classy casino, the Bellagio is home to top-tier restaurants like Le Cirque and Prime Steakhouse and the famous "dancing fountains" — powerful jets of water choreographed to music in an 8-acre lake.

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Rapid City, South Dakota

Where to Stay: Hotel Alex Johnson

Immerse yourself in the Wild West during a trip to South Dakota, where you can visit Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park, and the old gold-mining town of Deadwood. Base yourself at the Hotel Alex Johnson in Rapid City, which is part of Hilton's Curio Collection (and said to be haunted!). After seeing the region's famous sights, toast to each other with martinis or Moscow mules on the hotel's rooftop Vertex Sky Bar.

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The Stafford London
The Stafford London
London, England

Where to Stay: The Stafford London

At the posh Stafford, tucked down a narrow line in St. James's Place and elegantly decorated with antiques, you'll feel like a guest in a private country home. After a day of checking out London's famous sights like Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, and Tate Modern, have a pre-dinner cocktail in the clubby American Bar (a favorite of William and Harry), then tuck into modern British comfort food at The Game Bird restaurant.

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Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita
Punta Mita, Mexico

Where to Stay: Four Seasons Resort Punta Mita

It's all about relaxation at this luxury Mexican resort in Punta Mita, a fishing village on the Pacific Coast. Many of the casita-style rooms feature plunge pools, and there's also a sexy infinity pool and white-sand beach. If you can tear yourself away from your chaise, sign up for a tequila tasting or a surfing lesson, and take a day trip into nearby Puerto Vallarta to walk along the seaside boardwalk called the malecon.

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Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Where to Stay: Kimpton Hotel Monaco

The Kimpton Hotel Monaco, a stylish boutique featuring color-rich rooms and a buzzing lobby, sits in a prime location for touring the City of Brotherly Love's most famous colonial-era sites, including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Ready for lunch? Try the Philly cheesesteaks made with ribeye steak, caramelized onions, and provolone cheese at the hotel's casual-cool Red OwlTavern.

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Salish Lodge & Spa
Salish Lodge & Spa
Snoqualmie, Washington

Where to Stay: Salish Lodge & Spa

Nature lovers know that Salish Lodge, a 30-minute drive from Seattle, ticks off all the boxes for a romantic Pacific Northwest weekend. Rooms at this hilltop resort feature views of 268-foot-high Snoqualmie Falls, there are hikes through the Cascade Mountains nearby, and the spa offers fireside massages. Plus, whether you're in the Dining Room or the more casual Attic, you're never too far from a great glass of Washington wine.

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