Regardless of the season, it’s always a good time to get away. If it’s not in your budget (or busy schedule) to jetset across the USA or beyond, start small! Living in New England with your special someone? There are endless options for where you can go to enjoy a romantic getaway with nothing but each other and a weekend bag in tow.
New England has a lot to offer --from mountains to oceans to quaint little towns and a bit of city living, too. So, by starting with a slightly smaller geographic radius, you can get yourself a big time getaway that’ll leave you and your S.O. feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready for the next time you can slip away from reality together.
Check out these romantic, New England getaways to jumpstart your mini-vacay prep.
If you’re living in the suburbs or a more rural part of New England, heading into Boston could bring the right amount of hustle and bustle without losing the intimacy of a romantic weekend. The Boston Harbor Hotel in Rowes Wharf has an incredible waterfront view and a city skyline view --whichever you prefer.
Inside, you’ll find sleek, gorgeous and elegant design elements, three bar/restaurant options to choose from, and a super chic room with a marble rain shower that’ll turn up the heat on your romantic getaway. And once you’ve taken advantage of all the interior hotel has to offer, the entire city of Boston is right at your fingertips with dining, shopping and of course some good ol’ Boston sports.
Newport, Rhode Island
Newport, Rhode Island is the place for a classic New England getaway. While a go-to summer destination for salt and sea lovers or those with a palette for seafood, Newport can be enjoyed year-round thanks to hotels like Forty 1° North. The first LEED certified hotel in Rhode Island, Forty 1° North and its eco-friendly amenities will make you feel as fresh as the ocean air.
From cottages to lofts and suites, there are a number of accommodations to fit your style, as well as plenty of options to enjoy the waterfront from the marina or bar area. If you’re visiting during the warmer months, the Pavilion Bar is sure to be one of your favorite spots on the property. And if it’s too chilly, get cozy and enjoy a classic cocktail with your sweetheart in The Library, the most intimate bar according to Forty 1° North.
If you want to relax and see some nature, Vermont might just be the best getaway spot in New England for some much needed R&R. In any season, driving through the rolling hills, enjoying the beautiful countryside of the state is just one thing to look forward to while making your way to your Vermont getaway.
The Stone Hill Inn, a luxury bed and breakfast in Stowe, is just minutes away from a quaint downtown, yet nestled in the woods where you can enjoy outdoor activities like skiing and snowboarding or kayaking and zip lining. When the days events have tired you out, tuck in back at the Inn in your own jacuzzi or by the fireplace in your room.
Cape Neddick, Maine
The Cliff House is an iconic Maine resort that has been hosting guests from New England and all over the world since 1872. The views from the edge are simply breathtaking --not to mention perfect for a photo opp with you and your S.O. to make a permanent memory of what’s sure to be an unforgettable weekend in this luxury accommodation.
Plus, this place knows how to put on a romantic day for any couple out there. Whether a couple’s massage or hanging in a hot tub under the stars sounds appealing to you, there’s plenty to do on the 70-acre Cliff House property and in the neighboring town of Ogunquit. So much, in fact, you’ll be booking your next trip there before you check out of the hotel.
So, let’s say you’re intrigued by the, “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” motto, but don’t plan on booking a flight out west any time soon. You can certainly have yourself a romantic weekend at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, so long as you plan on getting all dressed up and enjoying all the casino has to offer.
If dinner and a show is your ideal night out, plan your weekend away when your favorite band or comedian rolls through town. For thrill seekers that aren’t thrilled to bet their money away, head to the escape room or test out some virtual reality. Casinos aren’t just for late nights at the poker table anymore --there’s something unique and memorable to do there for every couple out there.
West Chesterfield, New Hampshire
The active couple looking to take advantage of all that can be done in the great outdoors of New England would love a weekend getaway at the Chesterfield Inn, which is just one hour away (or less) from five of the most popular skiing and snowboarding mountains in New England. In the warmer months, you can hike and bike nearby or hop over to the Vermont border for a day of kayaking or canoeing.
There’s also history nearly everywhere you look, from the Hildene Mansion in Manchester, VT (also less than an hour away) to the Saint-Gaudens National Historic site in Cornish, NH. Take your beau to buff up on some American history during the day as you sight-see and enjoy the scenery of the state. Then, make your way back to the Inn for a gourmet dinner followed by a glass of champagne waiting for you in your room upstairs. Just a warning: you might get a late start to your day if you elect for the breakfast in bed option with your reservation.
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