Enter through a nondescript door on the south side of Bethlehem and you'll be transported to a romantic Prohibition-era speakeasy. You and your special someone can enjoy live jazzy music from Thursday to Saturday night, snack on small plates and choose from over 50 specialty cocktails. Space fills up quickly, so be sure to book a table in advance.
Did you and your boyfriend dock with Netflix's Stranger Things together? Go one step further and hike to the park that inspired it all. A government project at Camp Hero State Park sparked the most popular series of the summer, but it also houses the oldest lighthouse in the Montauk Lighthouse in New York State. It was erected in 1796 by order of George Washington himself. Wine of any kind is a staple when you plan a romantic evening with your partner.
So take advantage of this fact by spending a weekend in the Finger Lakes wine region. With 100 historic and critically acclaimed wineries in the area, it's every wine lover's dream. Located in Hunter, close to the popular ski resort, Scribner's Catskill Lodge is one of the most elegant and glamorous hotels in Catskills. Originally opened in the 1960s, Scribner's was recently restored to a trendy hostel with Brooklyn and Alpine vibes.
While Catskills has an exciting dining scene, don't miss a meal at Prospect, the on-site restaurant that currently operates at 50 percent capacity, serving 100 percent delicious cocktails and rustic dishes with locally sourced ingredients. We also love outdoor bonfires, perfect for making s'mores and watching the snow fall. While you may not want to leave the hotel, there is plenty to do in Hunter, including skiing, exploring Kaaterskill Falls, and shopping for antiques in downtown Tannersville. The property is also dog friendly, for those couples whose idea of a romantic getaway includes Fido.
This country inn in the Hudson Valley is the perfect combination of tranquility and luxury. The original Troutbeck dates back to the 17th century and, over time, served as a haven for big names, from Ernest Hemingway to Theodore Roosevelt, not to mention other dreamers, creatives and poets. Today, there are 36 rooms with Malin+Goetz bath products, heavenly bedding with Italian sheets and four-poster beds. A total fantasy from start to finish, any couple staying at the Inns of Aurora will likely book their return visit before they leave.
The luxurious boutique resort of Posadas spreads across the city of Aurora, a small enclave on Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region that, along with its tranquil, natural setting and spaces to relax and relax, is at the center of many getaways focused on couples' wellness. Itineraries for such trips may include mindfulness walks led by a resident outdoor practitioner, taking a candlelit yoga session, or participating in a tea-blending class, all of which are currently offered with appropriate COVID-19 safety precautions. A unique log garden gate announces your arrival at this retreat originally built as a Great Northern Forest Adirondack Camp for the Rockefellers. Private and intimate with just 11 rustic luxury rooms, each with its own cozy wood-burning fireplace, a weekend full of romance and magic awaits any couple here.
But for those looking for encouragement, the property is close to dozens of wineries, quaint farms, boutique breweries like Greenport Harbor Brewery, and many small stores, all of which operate with COVID-19 safety guidelines in mind. In Sound View, there is The Halyard, a seafood-focused restaurant that is currently open by reservation only, and the city of Greenport also has great dining options, from local oysters in Little Creek to small shareable plates at Noah's. With its lush mountains and canopy rainforests, you might forget you're in the Caribbean when you fly over Jamaica, but snorkel in the reef-lined waters of The Caves and you'll immediately feel those island vibes. This low-key area of Negril allows couples to get into the local scene, especially on Wednesday and Saturday nights, when The Sands Bar is the ideal place to enjoy live music and spicy chicken.
The Dan'l Webster Inn is a historic weekend getaway to the Cap Cod Spa with 48 rooms and suites, perfect for couples or girlfriends. The Equinox Resort in Manchester Village is a luxury getaway offering a wide range of holiday activities for children and adults.
But a distant trip will not be enough to satisfy our passion for travel after a year and a half of restrictions, so we have put together a list of easy excursions from the Big Apple outings - perfect for a quick weekend getaway (or a longer vacation with a couple of days from WFH), all organized depending on travel time for planning needs.
This is a great romantic getaway with fascinating views of the colossal waterfalls and pure natural beauty.
But if you're looking for a cheap weekend getaway I'll recommend you visit Yosemite in winter (November to February) when you see fewer crowds and find incredible deals on flight and hotel bookings. If you're looking for a magical outdoor destination Zion National Park is the perfect cheap weekend getaway for an adventurous couple - especially if you already have your National Park Annual Pass.
While accommodation in Santa Cruz can be a little pricey on the beach there are plenty of options inside that make it more affordable to spend a weekend in Santa Cruz.
Whether your adventure has just taken off or you've been together for 30 years there's no better time than winter to get out of town and enjoy a weekend of quality time (even if you spend your nights watching Netflix).
Couples who love art history outdoor fun and trendy neighborhoods should book an inexpensive weekend getaway to Washington DC.
Due to its northern position in the Caribbean the archipelago's climate is perfect for a summer getaway. Some fun and cheap things to do include exploring Old San Juan visiting El Yunque National Forest or taking part in some water sports like snorkeling or kayaking.
No matter where you decide to go make sure that you take advantage of all that these amazing destinations have to offer! From wineries to national parks there are plenty of options available for couples looking for an affordable yet romantic weekend getaway.