In honor of the forthcoming Valentine’s Day, Musement takes a look at ten of the most romantic cities in America for a lovesome getaway.
Whether or not Valentine’s Day is around the corner, a getaway with your better half is always a good idea. From the poetic Santa Fe to the amorous Santa Barbara, here are ten of the most romantic cities in America.
1. Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston is a picturesque oceanside city that exudes beauty in every corner. Be inspired by the charming colonial architecture like the 13 colorful historic houses that comprise Rainbow Row on East Bay Street. Pose for pictures in the serene Magnolia Gardens and catch the sunrise along the shore.
2. Savannah, Georgia
An oceanside city with tons of character and southern hospitality, Savannah has a charming Old Town you can explore together by trolley. Savor a fresh seafood dinner at one of the many restaurants on East River Street.
3. New Orleans, Lousiana
New Orleans = good food + great music….the perfect recipe for romance in our opinion. Rediscover your sense of adventure with your loved one as you stroll through the French Quarter, or take swamp and bayou sightseeing tour.
4. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Santa Fe is a wonderful city for art and culture. See a show at the magnificent Santa Fe Opera House and check out the fascinating Meow Wolf exhibit with its out-of-this-world art installations. Also known for its natural beauty, Santa Fe boasts many options for hikers and skiers.
While many towns lull into hibernation during the winter months, Santa Fe vibrates with life. Picturesque snowdrifts blanket adobe walls. Laughter and conversation surround crackling kiva fireplaces. The spicy aromas of piñon and cedar permeate the air. Deep relaxing pueblo drumming echoes northern New Mexico. And flavorful pots of posole and green chile stew transport you back to grandma’s cozy kitchen. Food & Wine proclaims, “Winter is the perfect time to explore Santa Fe and discover all of its wondrous offerings.” We locals couldn’t agree more! Visit us at santafe.org to plan your next winter getaway! Photo: Jack Parsons #SantaFeNM #TheCityDifferent #SantaFe #SantaFeLife #SantaFeLiving #Snow #Ski #SkiSantaFe #Sunset #Sunrise #SangreDeCristoMountains
5. Lake Placid, New York
If you and your sweetheart love to ski, Lake Placid in the Adirondacks is the perfect winter getaway. About a five-hour drive from New York City, book a weekend escape to this winter wonderland! Spend your days hitting the slopes and your evenings roasting marshmallows by the fire.
6. Saratoga Springs, New York
A perfect place to get away from it all for a few days, Saratoga Springs is a quaint historic city in upstate New York. Feel free to let the calm wash over you and your special someone as you walk through the town’s tranquil streets or bathe in the natural mineral springs at Saratoga Spa State Park.
7. Santa Barbara, California
Referred to as the ‘American Riviera’, Santa Barbara has been compared to the European Riviera due to its breathtaking views, spectacular beaches and delicious Mediterranean-style cuisine. Get a piece of cultural paradise without taking the long flight across the pond.
8. Nashville, Tennessee
Nicknamed ‘Music City’, Nashville always delivers good times with its creative atmosphere, diverse restaurant scene (perfect for food lovers) and of course its live music venues, many of which have free entry! Visit the famous Honky Tonk Highway where Willie Nelson started his music career and party late into the night with your other half.
9. Aspen, Colorado
For an exceptional romantic ski-weekend, travel to Aspen. Located in a remote area of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 8,000 feet, this beautiful town provides outstanding conditions for skiing with all the necessary amenities including restaurants, hotels and ski rentals. Check out this list of six of the best ski trips for more snow-dusted date ideas.
10. Newport, Rhode Island
With delightful seaside restaurants, antiquated mansions and sailboats lining the shore, Newport has an all-around magical atmosphere. Stroll together along the famous 3.5-mile Cliff Walk with amazing views of the Atlantic Ocean, and dine to your heart’s content at Midtown Oyster Bar.