Between meetings, kids’ schedules and weekend house projects, it’s not always easy to fit in quality time as a couple each week. If the last time you enjoyed some uninterrupted time away together was your honeymoon, you’re long overdue for a couple’s getaway. Block off your calendars, call in the grandparents, and jet off as a duo on one of these 5 romantic getaways for traveling couples:
The Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
Peaceful and secluded in nature, Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains are a gorgeous sight to see. Rent a cozy cabin for two with little luxuries like a hot tub on the balcony or a fireplace in the living room. Nearby, you can hike winding trails to waterfalls or visit Gatlinburg’s whiskey and moonshine distilleries. Catch a dinner show for some quirky fun, or make a romantic dinner together in your cabin.
If you’re the couple who skis together, hit Vail’s slopes for some winter adventure. Make it a friendly competition to see who can clock the most vertical feet, and then cuddle up around the fireplace for a ski break. At night, embark on a romantic sleigh ride dinner. After filling up on a delicious meal, make your way back to your rental home to wind down and relax.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
White, sandy beaches are a tried and true backdrop for a romantic getaway. Rent an oceanfront condo on Hilton Head Island, and spend your evenings taking in gorgeous sunsets over dinner and drinks. During the day, enjoy couple-friendly activities from stand-up paddleboarding in the quiet salt marshes to couple’s spa treatments, cruises or dancing.
The epicenter of romance, Paris is every bit as enchanting as the stories it inspires. Stroll the city’s streets and winding side roads, and stop off in its charming cafes for steaming lattes and decadent treats. See the Eiffel Tower at night, admire the artwork of the French Romantics, or sail down the Seine before a dinner for two. Explore home swaps to experience Paris like locals.
They say if you love someone dearly, you should take them to Verona – and for good reason. Each year, thousands of couples go on a romantic getaway to Verona, Italy, famous as the setting for Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Between eating all the gelato, make sure to kiss on Juliet’s balcony, stick a love note to your loved one on the wall of the house, and touch Juliet’s statue for it’s supposed good luck. Find a home swap in Verona.