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Three Romantic Places to Visit in the U.S.

Is it time for a couple’s getaway? As travel opens back up, you can experience some of the most romantic spots that the U.S. has to offer. 

If you’re looking for fine dining, historic districts, relaxing beaches, or picturesque wine country, we have compiled several stunning travel options. 

Check out these top three romantic places to visit in the U.S. this year.

Charleston, South Carolina

With its historic waterfront, eye-candy antebellum homes, mouthwatering cuisine, and nearby Isle of Palms beaches, Charleston offers year-round mild weather and Southern charm.

Where to Stay

Voted one of Charleston’s 5-star accommodations, the Wentworth Mansion is a gorgeous mansion turned luxury hotel just steps from downtown dining, and King Street shopping.

Styled after the French Second Empire, the rooms are flooded with natural light and decorated with triple-sheet beds, enormous whirlpool bathtubs, glittering Italian crystal chandeliers, and tall mantle pieces that make you feel like you’ve stepped into a palace.

Amenities include house-made chocolates, a complete Southern breakfast, afternoon hors d’oeuvres, and evening drink options. You can experience the in-house restaurant and spa located in the mansion’s carriage house built in 1886. Wentworth is also pet-friendly and offers complimentary WiFi and free parking.

Price: Ranges from $530-695 per night.  

Where to Eat

The Mills House Barbadoes Room is home to some upscale Charleston cuisine made with fresh, seasonal ingredients. Enjoy the restaurant’s signature pink facade with indoor and outdoor dining spaces.

What to See

Rainbow Row

Stroll down Rainbow Row at East Bay Street and snap a photo in front of the famous row of Georgian houses built in 1740 and painted in colorful pastel shades.

Price: Free

In the mood for a stroll? Continue down East Bay Street to walk along the Charleston waterfront flanked by historic homes and dotted with ships floating in the harbor.

Price: Free

For one hour, Charleston’s historic carriage tour takes you back in time along cobbled streets that run past stunning homes, wrought iron fences, and gardens straight out of paradise. There’s even a 90-minute ghost tour. It’s a great way to learn about the fascinating secrets buried in Charleston’s past.

Historic Charleston Carriage Tour and Haunted Carriage Tour Cost: $45 per person for adults and $35 for children.

Check out the arts and crafts in Charleston’s historic 1841 market with its iconic arched sign.

Price: Free 

King’s Street offers something for everyone, from Blue Bicycle Books to cocktail nightlife, galleries, and the Middle King Street Fashion District.

Feel like getting out on the water? Book a sight-seeing tour on one of Charleston’s daily harbor rides.

Charleston Harbor

Price: $33.50 – $45 for adults and 12 and up.

Napa Valley, California

Known for its sun-drenched valleys, Michelin-star restaurants, and legendary hospitality, Napa Valley is also famous for its scenic vineyards with signature wine varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon.

Where to Stay

Maison Fleurie

With ivy-coved charm, pool, and upscale atmosphere, this 1873 B&B offers a comfortable elegance ten minutes from Napa’s downtown shopping and eateries and 10 miles from the area’s best vineyards.

Price: Ranges from $281 – $454 per night.

Where to Eat

  • Castello di Amorosa: A Tuscan-style castle with a winery that looks right out of a European fairy tale. 
  • Vincent Arroyo offers a wonderful private tour that includes wine-making secrets.
  • Whetstone Cellars has a 19th-century French-style chateau surrounded by shady oak and cedar trees as you relax and drink wine.
Whetstone Cellars

What to See 

Napa Valley Aloft offers standard rides that launch out of Yountville or drift across the more private Pope Valley. Finish off with a post-ride brunch.

Standard Aloft cost: $250 per person.

Private Balloon Ride Tour can cost up to $2,000. 

Maui, Hawaii

Known as the “honeymoon capital of the world,” Maui lives up to its tourist name. With epic sunrises, world-class beaches, snorkeling opportunities, and Hawaiian torch-lighting ceremonies, it also has adult-only resorts perfect for your special romantic getaway.

Where to Stay

Hotel Wailea

Listed as Hawaii’s No. 1 resort, according to Conde Nast Traveler, Hotel Wailea offers a secluded, adults-only enclave that provides the perfect tropical backdrop for an incredible “Romance under the Stars” couple’s package.

Price: $899. Special package prices may vary. 

Where to Eat

Feeling hungry? Check out Star Noodle. With local chef cuisine and beachfront views, this restaurant is so popular that you’ll want to book it in advance.

What to See

Catch the sunrise from a 10,000-foot crater-top at Haleakala National Park

 Price: Tickets are $25 per vehicle.

Snorkel in the sea at Molokini Crater, Black Rock on Kaanapali Beach, or Honolua Bay.

Bon Voyage

Charleston, Napa, or Maui are great places to make memories if you want to take vacation time. Grab your guidebook and check out any local COVID-19 restrictions before you go.

It’s a good idea to book at least one experiential activity to immerse yourself in the place since there’s nothing like a fantastic experience to make you feel alive. Read more about travel over at Foreigner’s Finance.

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Post Author: Lillia Hall

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