No matter what you and your significant other think is the perfect vacation, the immense variety of the United States offers a spot for you to relax, recharge and enjoy each other’s company. There’s no one “best” vacation to fit all preferences, but whether you want to lie on a beach, cuddle in a mountain cabin, enjoy the great outdoors or stroll through a city to a gourmet restaurant, the two of you can make memories to last a lifetime by exploring all that America has to offer.
Millions of tourists visit New York City every year, with good reason: gourmet restaurants, world-class hotels, museums, clubs, shopping and iconic sites to visit. Hold hands with your partner on the top of the Empire State Building, stroll through Central Park or take the ferry to Staten Island for a view of the Statue of Liberty. The CBS Local website recommends The Chatwal (thechatwalny.com) and NYC.com lists the Bryant Park Hotel (bryantparkhotel.com) among the many romantic hotels available in the city.
The Pocono Mountains in northeastern Pennsylvania combine natural beauty with resorts designed for romantic getaways, including the Cove Haven Resorts (covepoconoresorts.com/rooms), where you can find heart-shaped whirlpool tubs for two, as well as dancing, golf, hiking and horseback riding. Another traditional couples destination is Niagara Falls; gamble the night away or indulge yourselves with the couple’s massages and facials in the spa at the Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino (senecaniagaracasino.com); for a cozy bed-and-breakfast experience, stay just 500 feet from the falls at the historic Red Coach Inn (redcoach.com), with champagne and red roses included in one of the special romance packages.
Take a fall foliage tour or a winter skiing trip in New England, snuggling before the lobby fire at the North Conway Grand Hotel (northconwaygrand.com) in North Conway, New Hampshire. Nearby you can shop at outlet stores or from spring to fall, take a ride on the Conway Scenic Railroad (conwayscenic.com/) through the White Mountains.