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18 Romantic Weekend Getaway Ideas for Couples

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Stephanie Inn, Cannon Beach, Oregon

Stephanie Inn

Pacific Northwest peeps, put this romantic spot on your road-trip radar. By driving just four hours from Seattle or 90 minutes from Portland, you’ll be at the Stephanie Inn, a serene, kid-free beachfront retreat. Help yourself to fresh-baked cookies in the lobby and get cozy in your room, which may even have a killer view of the famed Haystack Rock. “A moody beach, fantastic food—which includes a free wine & beer gathering—and amazing service made this stay one of our favorite trips ever,” said a Good Housekeeping team member who visited with her spouse.

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The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho

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The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort

Located in the northern part of the state, Coeur d’Alene is filled with lush forests and breathtaking lake views. “It’s an absolutely stunning setting for a romantic getaway,” raved a Good Housekeeping team member who visited last year with her husband. “We enjoyed the tranquility of the beautiful trees, lake setting and the downtown area with shops, bars and restaurants.” She stayed in a Lake Tower room at The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort, which offers amazing views, private balconies and a gas-burning fireplace. If you’re looking for ambience and great food, stop by Beverly’s, which serves up five-star cuisine.

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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, Santa Monica, California

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Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the five-acre Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows near Santa Monica State Beach offers something that’s hard to come by in the LA area—privacy. The property’s 1930s-style bungalows boast a private entrance, private terraces, large soaking tubs and awesome views of the sunset. You can even book an intimate sushi experience at the on-site restaurant Soko. When you do feel like mingling, the resort’s activities include a chef-led tour of the Santa Monica Farmers’ Market and poolside movies.

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The Parkside Hotel & Spa, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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The Parkside Hotel & Spa

Steeped in culture and history, Victoria boasts one of the best waterfront walkways anywhere. “Walking around the Victoria waterfront at night is lovely,” said a Good Housekeeping team member, who visited the city with her husband. “Many of the historic buildings are lit up, and water taxis are at the ready to take you to any waterfront restaurant.” She stayed nearby at The Parkside Hotel & Spa, which features a rooftop garden, indoor koi pond and kitchens or kitchenettes in every room. The cherry on top: The hotel is carbon neutral.

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Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort Spa & Casino, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort, Spa & Casino

If an island vacation sounds like music to your ears, look no further than the enchanting all-inclusive Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort, Spa & Casino. Memorable adventures like scuba diving and sailing are included in the price. Plus, the property offers an adult-only section, featuring coastal chic rooms including some with swim-up pools and hot tubs. December to April is the best time to visit the DR, so plan accordingly.

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Windjammer Landing Resort & Residencies, Castries, St. Lucia

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Windjammer Landing

A bucket list-worthy destination for couples, St. Lucia’s thermal baths, nature activities and mountain vistas create the perfect backdrop for romance. A Good Housekeeping tester and her boyfriend stayed at the all-inclusive Windjammer Landing Resort & Residencies. “It’s incredibly relaxing from the minute you arrive at the resort and are greeted with a rum punch,” she said. You can be as active as you want: Our tester noted that couples can spend the entire day on the beach, work up a sweat playing tennis or take a hike that offers incredible views of the island. She thinks the on-site spa is a must-do. “I highly recommend the couples’ massage and body scrubs,” she said, adding, “the private villas have rooftop whirlpools where you can relax in private surrounded by ocean views.” What’s more romantic than that?

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Omni Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, Virginia

a large white building with a large pool and a large patio with a fire pit
Omni Homestead Resort, VA

After undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation, the historic Omni Homestead Resort is “ideal for a couples’ getaway —isolated and romantic with the gorgeous mountains and landscapes, high-end amenities and activities for different interests,” said one Good Housekeeping tester of their stay. An activity not to miss: Soaking in the warm springs pools, which have special adult-only hours.

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Rosewood Sand Hill, Menlo Park, California

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Lovers on the West Coast can recharge on the luxurious grounds of the Rosewood Sand Hill, located near the Santa Cruz Mountains. Its Weekend Escape Package, which runs until March 31, consists of late check-out, use of Lucid Air Motors cars and a $100 daily resort credit. Other sweet features of the resort include its signature restaurant, Madera, which serves American cuisine and offers romantic views of the mountains, and the tranquil Sense Spa.

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The Standard Spa, Miami Beach, Florida

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The Standard Spa, Miami Beach/ Nathan Sayers

A wellness hotel just off South Beach, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach focuses on rejuvenation. Couples can enjoy The Gardens, which feature swings and a fire pit, or take advantage of the main pool, infinity pool, arctic plunge pool, Roman waterfall hot tub and mud baths.

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Grand Velas, Los Cabos, Mexico

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Grand Velas Boutique Hotel Los Cabos

Love is in the air at this all-inclusive, adults-only boutique hotel in Mexico. With amazing amenities and romantic experiences, including curated options of an intimate garden picnic or beach picnic or romantic dinner on the beach, this resort is a couple’s dream. It’s a perfect splurge to celebrate a milestone birthday or anniversary.

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Salamander Resort, Middleburg, Virginia

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Salamander Resort

With a year-around Season of Romance package, there’s never a bad time to visit Salamander Middleburg with your boo. The package, which requires a stay of two nights or more, includes $100 nightly resort credit, welcome bottle of sparkling wine and confection courtesy of the resort’s executive pastry chef. Put your credit toward couples’ massages, romantic dinners, a charming trail ride on horseback—or all three.

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12

Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Robbinsville, North Carolina

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Snowbird Mountain Lodge

Without a doubt, Snowbird Mountain Lodge is for lovebirds. Fire pits, front-porch rocking chairs and picnic lunches make this property near the Tennessee border Cupid’s pick for couples, especially in the spring and fall. Plus, the lodge includes all meals in your stay, so you’ll know the price of your getaway upfront.

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13

Edgewood Tahoe Resort, Stateline, Nevada

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Edgewood Tahoe

Just off of Lake Tahoe sits Edgewood Tahoe Resort—an ideal wintry getaway for couples. You and your sweetie can either hit the slopes, lounge at the spa or combine the two with unique Après Ski Spa Offerings, including the Après Mountain Recovery Massage and Boots Off Recovery Package for worn out feet and legs. If you book a Villa Suite before March 30, you’ll score a private snowshoe tour, plus complimentary ice skating, s’mores at the fire pit and Ski Butler service.

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14

Herrington Inn & Spa, Geneva, Illinois

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Courtesy of Herrington Inn & Spa

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the Windy City? Whisk yourself and your partner just an hour away from Chicago to a room with a fireplace and whirlpool at the riverfront Herrington Inn & Spa. Its couples’ getaway package, offered year-around, includes therapeutic massages and a Zen Shower basket with body wash, loofah, walnut body scrub and more. You can even add on rose-petal turndown service or sparkling wine and strawberries.

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15

Inn At Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, Maryland

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Inn at Perry Cabin

A quick trip to Maryland’s Eastern Shore (less than 2 hours from DC) is more than worth it when you stay at Inn At Perry Cabin. Not only is the hotel located just off of the serene shore of the Miles River, but it’s also home to 26 acres of lush flower gardens you can stroll through at your leisure. Visit during the spring or summer to get the most out of the inn’s offerings.

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16

Hotel Valley Ho, Scottsdale, Arizona

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Hotel Valley Ho Instagram

Expectant parents will welcome a weekend escape at Hotel Valley Ho. The hotel offers a special package that includes a Kodak Printomatic camera to document every moment, an adorable cactus rattle for the little bun in the oven and a 60-minute Mom-to-Be Massage at VH Spa for Vitality + Health. Outside the hotel, you can dine and shop at the Scottsdale Waterfront and stroll around at the Desert Botanical Garden.

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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles, Skaneateles, New York

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Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles

If you can’t swing a trip to France, Mirbeau Inn & Spa Skaneateles may be the next best thing. Located in the Finger Lakes region, a few hours from New York City, this charming retreat oozes French country vibes—its outdoor space, in particular, may remind you of Monet’s famed painting of water lilies. The spa features a rejuvenating resting area with a heated foot pool, herbal infused sauna and a heated whirlpool with a private bar, all of which are included with the price of your stay.

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Woodcliff Hotel & Spa, Fairport, New York

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Woodcliff Hotel & Spa

Spacious themed suites are a big draw at Woodcliff Hotel & Spa in upstate New York, near Rochester. Couples can select from art deco, Victorian, Southwestern and more to match their favorite decor style. A Winter Romance Package, available through March 31, includes $150 dinner or spa credit, complimentary breakfast, sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. The hotel is near 70 acres of hiking trails so don’t forget to pack your boots.

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