50 Top Romantic Weekend Getaways part 12021-09-26
Leave all your cares behind and reconnect with your sweetie at these amazing properties.
Find the perfect place for a little rest and relaxation.
Whether you can hop a flight to the Caribbean or Europe or would prefer to stay closer to home, there are plenty of dreamy hotels and resorts that are perfect for a much-needed weekend vacation with your significant other. While away the day in a gorgeous seaside cabana, dine by candlelight at fancy restaurants, explore the city hand in hand or undertake an adventure in Mother Nature at these romantic properties.
Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
It doesn’t get any more spectacular than this Kimpton outpost. Set along the upper end of Grand Cayman’s famous Seven Mile Beach, the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa gives guests the opportunity to explore the Caribbean Sea’s underwater life with snorkels and fins. Plus, couples can take a boat tour with on-site outfitter Red Sail Sports to Stingray City, a sandbar where visitors can swim with wild stingrays.
The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood, Curio Collection by Hilton: Hollywood, Florida
Steal away to The Diplomat Beach Resort Hollywood – once a playground for U.S. presidents, politicians and celebrities, including Frank Sinatra. At this oceanfront property a few miles south of Fort Lauderdale, you and your sweetheart can catch some rays on the beach or at the infinity pool before grabbing a bite to eat at one of multiple sit-down restaurants. For an especially romantic meal, opt for the on-site steakhouse: Diplomat Prime.
La Playa Carmel: Carmel, California
La Playa Carmel sits in the heart of the fairy-tale village of Carmel, where Clint Eastwood was once mayor. Dating back to 1905, the mansion-turned-hotel features 75 rooms with garden and ocean views, a daily Champagne brunch and Bud’s bar and restaurant, where couples can enjoy cocktails and lighter fare. Rent electric bikes at the resort to see the area’s charming dwellings and poet Robinson Jeffers’ former home, or drive to Point Lobos State Natural Reserve to watch seals sunbathing next to the sapphire blue sea.
The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch: Avon, Colorado
Whether you love skiing, golfing or hiking, The Ritz-Carlton, Bachelor Gulch offers a luxe experience in the heart of the Rockies. Only a 4-mile shuttle ride (or less if you hike) from Beaver Creek Village, this mountain lodge features ski-in/ski-out access, multiple restaurants and a 21,000-square-foot spa. Reserve a suite, each of which features a cozy fireplace and a mountain or valley view.
Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Francisco: San Francisco
You and your sweetie will feel like VIPs when you book a stay at the Palace Hotel in downtown San Francisco. This grand property, which originally opened in 1875, is best known for its gorgeous Garden Court restaurant. The space features Austrian crystal chandeliers and Italian marble and hosts the hotel’s Signature Tea service.
Hotel Elysée: New York City
The Hotel Elysée in New York City’s Midtown East area is a romantic throwback to how Manhattan was at the turn of the 20th century. The hotel’s resort fee covers continental breakfasts, plus couples will find a book library perfect for those who wish to stay in and cuddle on a crisp evening while reading their favorite novels. Those who’d rather sip cocktails can visit the property’s historic Monkey Bar, where New York City icons like Marlon Brando and Joe DiMaggio once hung out.
The Hotel Telluride: Telluride, Colorado
Located within walking distance of downtown Telluride’s boutiques and eateries, The Hotel Telluride is a great home base for adventurous couples looking for an outdoor weekend getaway. Hike trails easily accessible from the property, attend one of Telluride’s many year-round festivals or ride the free gondola to Mountain Village to ski or mountain bike. After a day out and about, unwind in the spacious Summit Suite – which offers a Jacuzzi tub, a wet bar and two balconies – or make time for the Hot Basalt Stones treatment at the on-site spa to soothe tired muscles.
InterContinental Los Angeles Downtown: Los Angeles
For the ultimate in modern indulgence, book a weekend stay at the InterContinental Downtown Los Angeles, the tallest building on the West Coast. From the property’s Sky Lobby on the 70th floor, you’ll enjoy some of Los Angeles’ best panoramas. For an iconic taste of LA, split a hot dog at Hollywood’s famous Pink’s Hot Dogs, open since 1939. Then, head to a show at downtown’s Walt Disney Concert Hall – but don’t forget to take a walk through the lush Blue Ribbon Garden first.
Naples Grande Beach Resort: Naples, Florida
Experience Naples’ calm crystal blue waters and white sand beaches at Naples Grande Beach Resort, a luxury property set on 23 waterfront acres. Meander to the beach each morning, where you’ll discover chaise lounges waiting. Or, take a dip in the adults-only pool, book a couples massage at the spa or look for wildlife while kayaking through the adjacent mangrove forests.
Balboa Bay Resort: Newport Beach, California
Balboa Bay Resort in beautiful Orange County boasts a full spa, as well as stylish rooms with balconies, cozy outdoor furnishings and harbor views. For an extra special experience, have the resort arrange a romantic beachside picnic for two or a sunset sail through Newport Harbor, where you can sip wine and admire megayachts and waterfront mansions.
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