That next big occasion is coming up – her birthday or an anniversary, perhaps – and you’d like to make it special. Why not plan a romantic getaway? Here are three ideas that are sure to be a hit, no matter what she’s interested in.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Whether the two of you are into shopping, food, drinks, music, or dancing the whole night through, New Orleans has something you’ll both enjoy. There’s food aplenty wherever you go – from po’ boys to oysters served every way imaginable. Head down Bourbon Street to find a happening scene for drinks and jazz music (don’t forget to stop into Pat O’Brien’s for a Hurricane). For the early risers, head over to Cafe Du Monde and have cafe au lait with a plate of beignets dusted with powdered sugar.
While most people think of Maine and lobster (and there’s plenty to be had there), it’s also known for coastal beauty that’s the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. To truly embrace the nature of the northeast, plan to hike through Acadia National Park. There, you’ll watch peregrine falcons soar, check out seals and dolphins from the rocky shoreline, and even be on watch for a possible moose-sighting! From the heights of Cadillac Mountain to marshes and wildflower-dotted fields, there’s a huge diversity of terrain and plenty to explore here.
Big Sur, California
There’s no feeling like holding hands as you cruise down Pacific Coast Highway (also known as Highway 1), smelling the scent of wild herbs, eucalyptus trees, and the cold, fresh Pacific Ocean. As you wind your way along, you’ll be treated to dramatic scenes of the rocky Big Sur coastline plunging down into the turquoise waters of the Pacific. Enjoy the views and lunch at Nepenthe, a family-owned restaurant that’s been delighting locals and guests for generations. Spend a few nights at Ventana Inn, where you can have your body pampered at the spa as the sights and sounds of Big Sur nurture your soul.