Ready for a romantic getaway so you and your lover can relax and reconnect? If you don’t have the budget to fly to a faraway paradise, there are romantic spots you can easily reach by car. Consider the following 5 romantic road trip destinations.
The Olympic Peninsula
The awe-inspiring mountains, lush greenery, and gorgeous waters make the Olympic Peninsula the ideal getaway for residents of the Pacific Northwest. Visit the rain forest and take in the majesty of nature as you and your loved one hike on any of the many trails.
Stop at the Lake Quinault Lodge and learn about the rich history of the area before you retire to your room with a view and watch the sunset paint the lake. Or, choose to stay at the Kalaloch Lodge right next to the Pacific Ocean. Travelchannel.com offers some great ideas on how to enjoy the peninsula.
Pacific Coast Highway
Drive south along the Pacific Coast Highway, also called California State Route 1, and you will see the beauty of the west coast at its best. Words fail to adequately describe the transcendent magnificence of the jagged cliffs, rocky outcrops, and the powerful surf that sparkles in the California sun. The FogCatcher Inn in Cambria is right next to the ocean and ideal for romancing and refreshing. If you prefer, stay in Morro Bay and let the enormous Morro Rock be the backdrop for your escape.
What makes Lake Superior a superior getaway for couples? Minnesota’s Route 61 itself is a scenic drive, with lots of opportunities for hiking and boating along the way. When you want to slow down the pace, spend a few nights at Grand Superior Lodge. This cozy getaway on the shore of the massive lake is a peaceful retreat. Spend hours talking by the fireplace, walk together by the lake, or retire to your room and close the door on the rest of the world.
Vermont Route 100
Linkvermont.com calls this drive “Two-Hundred miles of Sheer Beauty!” Drink in the beauty of the forest and explore markets at little farming towns. The rustic stops along the way will make you forget about the everyday rigors that you left and will let you focus on what is truly important. Stay at Hawk Inn and Mountain Resort, where you can unwind at the spa, go on a horseback riding adventure, or splash around in the pool.
Two hundred miles makes for a lot of driving. If your current car can’t make the trip, Drivetime has many great deals on used cars if you’re looking for a change.
Georgia’s Golden Isles
Make some golden memories with the love of your life in Georgia’s Golden Isles. Not only is the place one of staggeringly gorgeous scenery, it also hosts one of the most romantic places in the United States. The Sea Island’s Cloister Hotel has, according to an online list of romantic road trips, hosted over 37,000 newlywed couples since 1940. In a place with a history like that, you can’t help but feel the love.
Does just thinking about it make you want to snuggle with your love? Go ahead, pack up the car hit the road for your romantic getaway.