There’s something about the way the sun kisses your skin in the heat of summer. It’s the perfect time for ice cream cones and strolling down the boardwalk. It’s for laying on the sandy shores where the ocean greets the land or hiding beneath the shade of forested canopies. There’s no better time of year to set the scene for one of the most romantic summer getaways in the U.S. Read on to learn more about where to go with your sweetheart. Then, be sure to check out our free Romantic Getaway Guide for more great suggestions to include in your vacation!
5 Romantic Summer Getaways in the US
"Summer afternoon—summer afternoon; to me those have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language." — Henry James
Inspiring Destinations in Cultural Hubs
Creative couples can find inspiration together by traveling to some of the country’s most vibrant cities! Peruse art museums and galleries. Wind your way through city streets in search of quiet corners in which the two of you can sneak a kiss. Then, spend your evening marveling over a theatre performance or exquisite dining experience. The world is your oyster! Where will the road take you?
Abiquiú and Santa Fe, NM
It’s no secret that New Mexico boasts an eclectic cultural scene. Whether the two of you are fully invested in experiencing destinations rich with arts and culture or you prefer spending your days exploring otherworldly outdoor attractions, you’re in for a treat when you visit Abiquiú and Santa Fe. Adobe architecture greets travelers from the roadside. In Abiquiú, you can visit unique attractions such as the Ghost Ranch, Georgia O’Keefe’s Home and Studio, and the Monastery of Christ in the desert. In Santa Fe, explore art galleries. Then, feast on delicious Southwest cuisine at some of the world’s most renowned dining establishments!
Stay at Four Kachinas
When you stay at Four Kachinas in Santa Fe, you can expect to encounter a diverse array of influences in the decor, architecture, and vibes. With Spanish Colonial architecture, Native American-inspired decor, and New Mexican charm, this gorgeous property perfectly captures the essence of the region.
Baltimore, Maryland, is an unsuspecting cultural hub for arts, music, and literature. Especially if you’re searching for smaller, off-the-beaten-path galleries and unique music scenes, you can rest assured that you’ll find this city to be a gold mine for art! Visit some of the more popular museums such as the American Visionary Art Museum, The Walters Art Museum, and the Baltimore Museum of Art. Then, check out some under-the-radar spaces such as Pipe Dreamz, MAXGallery, and Current Space.
Stay Outside of the City at a Select Registry Property
Antietam Overlook Farm Bed & Breakfast
In Keedysville, MD
Antietam Overlook Farm is a 19th century-style farmhouse on ninety-five acres atop the Blue Ridge range overlooking The Antietam National Battlefield and the historic village of Sharpsburg, Maryland. Admire a tranquil ambiance that features special touches such as hardwood furnishings, delicate lace linens, and opulent antique decor.
Inn at Huntingfield Creek
In Rock Hall, MD
In the summer, a field of sunflowers greets you upon your arrival to the Inn at Huntingfield Creek just outside the charming fishing village of Rock Hall. Choose between seven beautiful cottages and five, upscale inn rooms! Discover for yourself what makes this property a top destination for romantic getaways!
Steal Kisses on the Beach
Maybe you envision the two of you strolling along the beach, hand-in-hand, searching for seashells to bring home as a souvenir. Perhaps you prefer the idea of getting out on the water and learning a new sport such as surfing, parasailing, or water skiing. Regardless of whether you’d like to kick back and relax, or try your hand at something more adventurous, a beach experience always makes for a romantic retreat!
Melbourne Beach, FL
Can you think of anything more romantic than watching the sunrise over the Atlantic as you stroll along a sandy beach with your partner? In Melbourne Beach, you can let your troubles melt away under the hot Florida sun. This quiet locale is quite the contrast in comparison to busier beach towns in the Sunshine State. Here, you can simply enjoy the tranquil surroundings and get lost in a natural setting.
Stay at Port d’Hiver Bed and Breakfast
Port d’Hiver Bed and Breakfast sets the scene for a luxurious, Florida getaway. This historic property sits directly across from the Atlantic Ocean and features a bubbling spa pool, charming brick paths, and elegant cabana rooms. With amenities such as full concierge services and gourmet breakfast, what more could you ask for?
Depoe Bay, OR
Did you know that Depoe Bay is known as the “whale-watching capital of the Oregon Coast?” Extend your California Coast road trip up U.S. Route 101 and stop at this gorgeous coastal town for an unforgettable vacation. In addition to the beautiful beach views and inspiring marine life, you can also indulge in some of the tastiest seafood on the West Coast. Whether you’re craving tasty Thai cuisine or creative twists on classic dishes, rest assured you’ll find an array of dining experiences to choose from.
Stay at Whale Cove Inn
The Whale Cove Inn offers an exceptional array of luxurious accommodations to complement your getaway on Oregon’s rugged coast. The property captures the magical essence of the region and offers unparalleled views of the water. Additionally, their on-site restaurant, Restaurant Beck, combines a variety of cooking technique with foraged and local farm ingredients to provide an outstanding dining experience to their guests.
Unplug and Reconnect in Nature
Walla Walla, WA
In and around Walla Walla, WA, visitors will find ample opportunities to encounter natural wonders. Discover the mesmerizing Palouse Falls. Embark on an adventure hiking along miles of trails in the Blue Mountains or the McNary Wildlife Refuge. In addition to the appeal of the great outdoors, couples can also indulge in a number of wine tastings throughout the Walla Walla Valley area! Then, spend an evening enjoying a Walla Walla Symphony performance.
Stay at Cameo Heights Mansion
In Touchet, WA
Cameo Heights Mansion sits roughly 20 minutes outside of Walla Walla in Touchet, Washington. The property overlooks an expansive orchard and river where you can spend your evenings stargazing from the hot tub or roasting marshmallows by the fire. Choose between seven spacious suites and revel in a romantic experience unlike any other.
Even More Romantic Vacation Ideas
Whether you’re planning an unforgettable anniversary getaway, the perfect proposal, or a just a much-needed romantic retreat, we’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled an array of resources for travelers to reference while planning the perfect trip! Check out some of our romance-related blogs for more great tips and suggestions:
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- Plan a Special Trip to One of the Top Anniversary Destinations in the US
- Everything You Need to Know About Where to Honeymoon in the US
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