Top 5 Destinations for Romantic Weekend Getaway Trips
This year, break away from routine, get out of your rut, and whisk your loved one away on a weekend getaway that you'll both remember forever.
To inspire you while planning a special day for you and your partner, here are five of the best places you should choose for a long weekend getaway with your significant other.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco might be one of the most romantic cities to spend long weekend getaways for couples. While out on the town, we suggest drinks at Charmaine's Rooftop Bar & Lounge or a casual yet romantic dinner at Aziza, followed by a moonlit walk along the beach — Baker Beach is a great secluded spot with epic views of the ocean and the Golden Gate Bridge. If you're spending the night in the city, consider finding a private Airbnb near the ocean.
New York, New York
NYC is chock-full of fantastic dining experiences and exciting things to do. If you're looking for places to take a date that’s off the beaten path, reserve a table at The VNYL in Manhattan, where you can enjoy classic records and Californian cuisine in a dark, intimate atmosphere. For other places to take a date, follow it with a show at Lincoln Center or a trip to the Whitney Museum of American Art. And of course, no big city date night is complete without late-night coffee and dessert at one of New York's famous all-day cafes.
Boston might not be the first place you think of when planning weekend vacations for couples, but the truth is this city has plenty to offer when it comes to planning trips for a weekend getaway. When it comes to grabbing a bite to eat, Envoy Hotel’s Lookout Rooftop igloos offer a great way to snuggle under a blanket with your significant other while dining on tapas, sharing a bottle of your favorite wine and taking in beautiful views of Boston's harbors and downtown.
Outdoor dining options are plentiful in Washington, D.C., and restaurants like Viking Huts at Hook Hall and Yurt Village at Fiola give couples the chance to get on board with this trend that looks like it might be here to stay. After dinner, consider a stroll through the National Gallery of Art's Sculpture Garden or axe throwing at Kick Axe Throwing.
If it's a fun night out in the city you're after, head to the Distillery District or Kensington Market for pub hopping, art galleries, and impromptu street performances. Or, if quiet romance is more your thing, reserve a table for two at Scaramouche, an upscale French bistro just north of the city's downtown.