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Romantic weekend getaways are an opportunity to spend quality time with your partner, but with so many vacation destinations available, where should you go? Looking to take the romance to an international spot? Check out this complete guide to learn about some sensational international options. Below, we’ll jump into some tips and towns that are sure to keep the romance up during your US-based trip. Read on to learn more.

Asheville

Don’t wait for Valentine’s Day to do something romantic. Some of the best weekend getaways are those you take at the last minute. You have the opportunity to sweep someone off their feet with a surprise gesture, and the savings you make on flights and accommodations mean you may have some extra cash for treats. Finding a spontaneous weekend getaway isn’t that hard. Read through this full guide for some tips and ideas on where to spend the weekend together.

Where to Stay

Find rustic accommodations in the Montford Area Historic District. Look for great deals on apartments and condos right in the heart of the action downtown. North Asheville is the perfect place to enjoy some city amenities while still staying in a more quaint area.

Top romantic thing to do: Take a hike through Grandfather Mountain and enjoy the natural beauty together.

San Luis Obispo

Making your getaway midweek usually means you save on travel costs, and you get the breathing room to experience your destination at your own pace. Choosing to stay somewhere secluded, such as a woodland vacation cabin, gives you the chance to relax in each other’s company, simply being together without the interruptions of everyday life. Finding a place to relax alone can be tough. Check out this complete guide to planning the perfect romantic staycation for you and your sweetheart.

Where to Stay in San Luis Obispo

Find a condo or apartment right in the center of town. You’ll be surrounded by the best restaurants and attractions the city has to offer. Find a place on Mill Street for one of the best views in town. 

Top romantic thing to do: Explore the San Luis Obispo Farmers Market together. Grab all the products you need to head back to your rental and prepare a gorgeous meal together. 

New York

Recall wonderful memories by visiting somewhere meaningful, such as the place where you first met your partner, the beach where you proposed, or the resort where you had your honeymoon. There aren’t too many places on earth quite like the Big Apple. If you’re thinking of planning a memorable trip with your loved one, check out this guide to some of the romance awaiting you around NYC.

Charleston

Look for a hotel that’s prepared to go the extra mile to make your vacation special. If it’s your anniversary or honeymoon, let your hotel know. You may get some upgrades such as a better room or some free bubbly on arrival. Some hotels may even arrange for your special song to play during dinner, and they can also help accommodate other romantic gestures. Plan a trip to Charleston, North Carolina for some high-end, classy fun. If a long vacation of luxury isn’t in the budget, check out some great weekend getaway ideas for your trip here

Where to Stay in Charleston

Find beautiful homes in the French Quarter neighborhood of Charleston, South Carolina. Harleston Village offers couples some great deals on lovely single-family homes. And for luxury, find your dream mansion on Daniel Island.

Top romantic thing to do: A hike to the Morris Island Lighthouse is one of the most romantic activities in the city. 

Nashville

Romantic weekend getaways don’t have to involve being waited on. Consider a vacation rental where you have an opportunity to lay on the charm by cooking your partner’s favorite meal — and where you don’t have to worry about interruptions. Nashville is a great city for discovering local fun right in the heart of Music City. Check out this guide to learn about all that there is to see and do for couples in Nashville.

Where to Stay in Nashville

Hermitage is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in Nashville and offers couples lots of rental options. Find great deals on single-family homes in this area. Look to Bellevue for some gorgeous luxury options. And Midtown is an awesome choice for couples on a budget. Look for apartments in this area.

Top romantic thing to do: Take a carriage ride through the historic downtown and scope out all there is to do and see in this bustling city. 

Vegas

Consider some of the fun weekend getaways for couples. Visit Orlando to hang out with Mickey Mouse, head to Tybee Island to go on a dolphin tour, or try kayaking and windsurfing on the Hood River in Oregon. New experiences have the potential to bring couples closer together. The most fun in the US is in Las Vegas. 

Where to Stay around Las Vegas

Staying right on the strip might be the right move for the right couple, but for others finding a vacation rental a bit outside of the craziness is better. There are great options for young couples in Henderson. Boulder City offers a lot of deals in the off-season. And finally, Mesquite is about an hour away from the Vegas Strip. Find cottages and cabins in this adorable town. Get more information on these and other options in this complete guide to staying off the strip in Vegas.

Chicago

Somewhere warm might have obvious appeal, but is there anything more romantic than curling up together in front of the fire and watching the snow settle outside? If you’re planning a winter excursion, go all-out by vacationing in wintry weather. For a list of the great US and international winter getaways, check out this article. We love recommending Chicago, Illinois, a city full of romance and great activities for you and your sweetheart during the winter months.

Where to Stay in Chicago

Find a beautiful highrise condo or apartment right on the Magnificent Mile and enjoy all the beautiful downtown scenery. Stay in Hyde Park and find a gorgeous Tudor-style single-family home for your trip.

Top romantic thing to do: Take in all the metropolitan sights from a glass-bottom gondola and ride the Centennial Wheel. 

Summary

Finding a romantic getaway for you and your special someone doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, it should be fun to plan with your partner. Still looking for more ideas and insight into how to plan your romantic vacation? Check out this complete guide to deciding on, planning, and enjoying a lovely romantic getaway. Ready to start planning your trip today? Head over to VacationRenter and find the perfect spot for you and your sweetheart to snuggle up and relax!