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5 of the Most Romantic Vacation Destinations in the United States


Planning a trip with your partner is essential as the holidays get closer. We’ve listed the most romantic vacation destinations in the United States here.

It’s time to take a vacation.

Sure, summer just ended, but the holidays are just around the corner, which means that planning a romantic vacation is a necessity. In general, fall and winter are the perfect seasons to plan a trip with your loved one thanks to the breathtaking foliage, the snow-capped mountains, the quaint festivals, and of course the enchanting atmosphere.

To help you with your fall and winter trip planning, check out some of the best romantic vacation destinations in the United States:

Leavenworth, Washington

Perfection Lake in Leavenworth Washington
Northern tip of Perfection Lake, Leavenworth, WA, United States. Taken by C. Kerwien via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

This Bavarian-style village in Washington’s Cascade Mountains is full of exciting and romantic things for you and your partner to do. From wandering the quaint town and hiking in the fall to skiing and taking carriage rides in the winter, you’ll never run out of ways to spend your days. The town loves its festivals, so plan your trip around one and lose yourself in the atmosphere of the seasons.

Fall in love:

Leavenworth has miles of beautiful trails to bike around. Pack a picnic for the trails, and enjoy the fall foliage and each other’s company!

Woodstock, Vermont

New England homes in Woodstock, VT
New England homes in Woodstock, Vermont. Taken by C. Tidball via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

One of the most enchanting fall and winter destinations in the US, Vermont is a romantic place to visit no matter what time of year you go. From carriage rides under covered bridges to lunches on the town square, there are tons of ways to get into the loving mood when you visit Woodstock. Make it a weekend getaway and stay at a cozy cabin with fireplace!

Fall in love:

For an extra-romantic trip, stay at the town’s quintessential inn: Woodstock Inn & Resort.

Park City, Utah

autumn in Park City, Utah
Autumn in Park City, Utah. Taken by O. Hutcherson via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

If you’re looking for a nature-focused romantic getaway, head to Park City. The town is surrounded by stunning mountains, so whether you come in the fall or the winter, you’re sure to set your sights on something breathtaking. Park City offers more than natural beauty, however: there’s also the Park City Main Street Historic District, which is full of quaint shops and local food for you both to discover.

Fall in love:

If you come in the winter, experience Park City’s lovely high-elevation dining—the Snowed Inn Sleigh Company will even send a cowboy in a horse-drawn sleigh for you!

Newport, Rhode Island

shore along Newport Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island. Taken by R. Gerrard via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

Nothing is quite as ravishing as an East Coast getaway to Newport. One of the best romantic vacation destinations in the US, Newport offers effortless beauty down every cobblestone street. You and your partner are destined to fall deeper in love as you enjoy everything the town has to offer. From a sunset bike ride to dinner on the lawn at Castle Hill Inn, there’s a wide variety of things for couples to do here— you’re sure to have vacation you’ll never forget.

Fall in love:

If you and your loved one aren’t afraid of heights, we suggest taking a romantic helicopter tour to take in all the natural beauty and the area’s incredible architecture.

Aspen, Colorado

Maroon Bells, Aspen, Colorado, USA
Maroon Bells, Aspen, CO. Taken by X. Nguyen via unsplash.com. [Public Domain].

Colorado is on a lot of couples’ minds for that perfect winter romantic getaway, and Aspen consistently tops the list. From the luxurious ski resorts to ice skating in the square, winter in Aspen is the perfect time to get swept off your feet. There are plenty of events and winter festivals to plan your trip around; Aspen is a must-visit.

Fall in love:

If you decide to come before the snow falls, float through the clouds in a hot air balloon. Date night was never more romantic than the time you got to soar through the sky together.

Thanks for reading! For more, visit our United States travel guide.

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Written by
Becca Polk
Dauntless Jaunter