The lure of America has always been romantic and irresistible to us Brits, and with more couples jetting off across the Atlantic to enjoy a holiday in America, we thought some pointers for a romantic holiday might help you decide on your next destination. Some of the most romantic weekend getaways exist in the most populated destinations in the US. Here are a few to consider.
Let’s look at Manhattan. You can spend a fabulous weekend in New York City and stay either at the Marriott Marquis Times Square Hotel, for example, which is right next to the Theatre District; or you can book a weekend at the Plaza Hotel overlooking Central Park. Perhaps you would like to stay at the Mandarin Hotel and Spa where you can both be pampered for the weekend – very romantic. No matter what your budget is; Manhattan is more than accommodating.
Needless to say, Manhattan is considered one of the most romantic spots in the U.S. Whether you enjoy dinner in your hotel suite or dine at any one of the five star restaurants, the night is always young for lovers who seek solitude in a city that hosts millions of tourists each year. Whether you take a carriage ride through Central Park, enjoy an opera or symphonic performance at Lincoln Centre, or walk along Fifth Avenue during the evening hours; the city offers something for every romantic.
San Francisco. With its rolling hills, fantastic cuisine, and friendly people; San Francisco offers hotel stays that are sure to enhance your romantic side. Among the most notable hotels are the Fairmont hotel, located in the Nob Hill area; the Mandarin Oriental, which is known for its best views of the Bay and the city; or the downtown Intercontinental Hotel San Francisco that is close to cable cars, shopping, restaurants, and theatres.
Stroll along Fisherman’s Wharf and stop by Ghirardelli Square where you can pick up some of their famous chocolates before having dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants on the wharf such as McCormick and Kuleto’s, where the panoramic view of the Bay, as well as Alcatraz island; both of which are a stunning backdrop. You may also wish to stop by O’Neill’s Irish Pub for an after-dinner drink. You may leave your heart here after departing this great city by the Bay.
We shall move on to Las Vegas – about which much has been written on this site. Time will stand still at this resort destination. With a myriad of hotels to choose from you can enjoy your time here without having to worry about time, because there are no clocks in the casinos in Las Vegas.
With great weather year round (hot, but always dry), you can wile away the early morning hours at the hotel’s pool and enjoy the evening attending a fabulous show or visit lady luck at the casino.
Whether you take a stay at the Venetian Hotel and enjoy a romantic ride on a gondola; enjoy the Spa and Salon at the world famous Hotel Bellagio; or marvel at the lush indoor gardens, aquarium, and the Secret Garden at the Mirage; Las Vegas is both affordable for any budget and is the perfect weekend romantic getaway.
Lake Placid is by far my favourite US romantic getaway. Far away from the maddening crowd, you will find comfort and romance at the Mirror Lake Inn. With gorgeous mountain and lake views, fireplace, and very large tubs, you will find the accommodations more than satisfactory. In fact, they are quite conducive to a romantic weekend.
Among the many things you might like to do is to take a walk to the neighbouring town of Lake Placid, only two miles away. Here you will find shops along the Main Street and you can stop at the Cottage for lunch. Swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are some of the romantic activities available at Mirror Lake Inn.
Above are just some ideas for a romantic getaway for you and your partner in America, but surely there must be many more romantic getaways we don’t know about. If you have any other suggestions for a romantic escape in the US, please let us all know in the comments below.