The possibility of a romantic weekend getaway immediately inspires several questions including where to go and what to do, but if you’re like me, just getting away alone is a promising start regardless of venue. Don’t let that keep you from using your imagination however, because making plans together is almost as fun as getting away. Almost. Following are a few great cities to put on your Romance Weekend Ideas list.
Bright Lights, Big City
American cities have a lot to offer couples who want to up the tempo of their relationship. Forget about the hustle and bustle of client meetings, laundry, commuting to work and myriad other daily tasks. Instead, fill your to-do list with excursions, impromptu discussions and lingering lunch appointments all exclusively with the one your soul loves.
Have you cleared your schedule? Don’t forget to send an invite to you know who!
New York City, New York / Manhattan
If you are feeling fabulous, enjoy a weekend to match in New York City. There are options to fit every budget. For affordable luxury, consider making reservations at the Residence Inn Manhattan/Midtown East on 48th Street, within walking distance of a variety of hot spots including 5th Avenue, Times Square, Broadway and Central Park; or if only the finest accommodations will satisfy, you won’t be disappointed with a stay at the classically beautiful and exceptionally appointed Ritz-Carlton New York Central Park. With an amazing view of Central Park, caring staff, and stately guest rooms, returning to your room may quickly move to the top of your to-do list.
While in New York City – Places to Visit/Things to Do
• Overwhelming selection of five star restaurants including
• Carriage ride through Central park
• Symphony or Opera at Lincoln Center
• Window shopping on 5th Avenue
San Francisco, California
For a romantic weekend at a more moderate pace, San Francisco, California may fit the bill. Boasting nearly 50 hills and the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, you will find plenty of good food and friendly locals.
With budget friendly rates, the elegance and warmth of the Omni San Francisco hotel may surprise you. The friendly staff, well-appointed rooms and beautiful décor featuring Florentine Renaissance architecture will ensure your getaway gets off to a great start.
For a breathtaking view of the Gold Gate Bridge, opt for accommodations at the Loews Regency San Francisco and ask for a “bridge to bridge” view. From caring management and staff to its spacious, modern guest rooms, you and your husband will have plenty of inspiration and the perfect venue for romance.
While in San Francisco – Places to Visit / Things to Do
• Check out the cable cars
• Fisherman’s Wharf
• Enjoy chocolate at Ghirardelli Square
• Lots of dining options, including many fine seafood restaurants
After a wonderful weekend reconnecting, you won’t leave your hearts there, but you may want to return once in a while to enjoy this unique city all over again.
Lake Placid, NY
If tranquility is what your romance needs, look no further than beautiful Lake Placid, only 90 miles from New York City. Lovebirds at the Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Placid enjoy lakeside accommodations tucked away in the Olympic Village with incredible views of the Adirondack Mountains.
Absolutely get away from it all and just relax at Whiteface Lodge. Enjoy all the ameneties you would expect at a mountain resort from spacious rooms, including a heated floor in the bathroom, ice skating, movie theater, golfing and spa services.
While in Lake Placid – Places to Visit / Things to Do
• Skiing, canoeing, kayaking, swimming, fishing
• Sightseeing – beautiful lake and mountain views
• Work on your amateur photography skills
• Romantic walks
Have you picked a city for your getaway yet? Make your reservations, but while you are both waiting, remember, there is no law against getting an early start on the closeness. Today is a great day to begin practicing for your romantic weekend.