Whether you just started dating or have been married for decades, romantic getaways are one of the best ways to keep the spark alive. That's doubly true these days when you've likely been spending a lot of time with your partner in the safety of home while the pandemic rages around us—there’s nothing like a couples vacation to reset and remember why you fell in love in the first place. Studies even show that just planning a trip with your significant other can be a huge mood booster.
Sure, some of the world's most romantic cities—Paris, Rome, Amsterdam—are in Europe, but don't count out the USA so fast. East to west there are plenty of places that will add a little fire power to your romance. From small mountain towns like Aspen, Colorado, where you can combine outdoor activities like hiking and skiing with fine dining and relaxation, to coastal getaways like Big Sur, California, where you can take in some sun and sand while spotting whales and noshing on super-fresh seafood, these romantic getaways in the USA are filled with scenic natural landscapes, Michelin-starred meals, and some of the most romantic hotels in America.
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Still in the mood for romance? Try heading to one of the country's best beaches or a charming ski town. And if you've already done the romance thing and are now preparing for the aftermath—a baby—check out one of our favorite babymoon destinations.