If you’re planning your first romantic road getaway together as a couple, this post will give you some of the top destination ideas across the U.S, and also why it’s important that you book your romantic road trip soon.
First, the WHY …
One study on married couples in their 30s and 40s found that their marital quality declined over the course of a year, in terms of love, passion, satisfaction, intimacy and commitment.
The issue is that too often, couples simply shrug their shoulders and convince themselves this is just how it goes which, of course, isn’t true.
But boredom is often the main culprit.
Many times it’s an early warning system that your relationship needs a recharge or change of scenery before it’s too late.
But a great way to self-intervene is experiencing new things together, like a romantic road getaway, for example.
Which is what this article is all about.
In our post today, guest author Jamey Velasco shares a plan for the perfect romantic road trip with all the top destinations across the U.S.
With love still in the air this month, CarRentals recently published a collection of the top 19 getaways across the U.S. for romantic road getaways. All locations were chosen based on outdoor recreational activities available for couples, notable landmarks, number of nearby budget-friendly and luxury lodging and overall hospitality.
For a little background, this article covers four regions in the continental U.S. including the West Coast, Mountain and Central regions and East Coast.
About 5 destinations were chosen per region so whether you live in the U.S. or are heading out there with your significant other soon, you’re sure to find one of these fun towns and cities nearby.
In case you’ve never traveled with your partner or maybe the last trip you’ve had didn’t go as smoothly as you’d hoped, they also together some solid tips on how to plan a trip you’ll both enjoy.
Be sure to check those out below.
How to Plan a Trip for Two on a Romantic Road Getaway
Romantic Stops on the West Coast
Whether you’d like to catch some waves, check out some breathtaking desert vistas or go camping, the West Coast is ideal for the active couple that likes a little bit of everything.
Romantic Stops in the Mountain Region
This is another great region to visit on your romantic road getaway if you prefer avoiding large tourist crowds.
The mountain region is great for those who love snow and winter sports.
During the summer, Moab and Sedona are excellent to stargaze, hike through scenic red rocks or check out some local Native American and folk art.
Romantic Stops in the Central Region
For unbeatable southern cuisine, the central region of the U.S. is the place to be on your romantic road getaway.
Home to cities like Fredericksburg, Texas and New Orleans, Louisiana, you and your partner will have no shortage of fun activities, great music and delicious food.
Head to the outskirts if you enjoy water sports and learning about some of the area’s unique history.
Romantic Stops on the East Coast
The East Coast’s white sandy beaches, charming architecture and diverse outdoor landscapes make it an ideal spot for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Head out to one of Florida’s hidden beach towns or to the picturesque, cobblestone streets of Savannah, Georgia.
So, if you’re an active couple or love a vibrant nightlife to catch dinner and some live music, you’re sure to have an epic getaway with your partner.
**If you want to learn more about my guest author, Janey Velasco, see her bio below.
Take Away …
As a relationship coach, I fully understand and endorse the idea of introducing and experiencing frequent variety in your relationship.
As couples, we tend to get stuck in a rut too quickly which is always a trap for relationship health and growth.
Therefore, the moment you start experiencing boredom in your love life, it’s a signal that you need to change things up a tad.
And what better way than to hit the road on a romantic getaway.
See what works for you, choose the best destination, leave the kids with family, and hit the road.