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Romantic vacations are great fun, giving couples a chance to spend time together sharing a common interest while visiting a new place. Vacations offer a great chance to bring people closer because we all tend to be more relaxed. Our ideas range from luxury vacations to relaxing time at home.

1. Biking in Napa Valley
Explore Napa Valley at your own pace. Picture a road winding through the vineyards, serene scenery, fabulous aroma. Stop off-road for a romantic picnic lunch or a wine tasting at one of the Napa Valley wineries. Harvest Inn, located in the center of the famous Napa Valley in St. Helena, is a great starting point for exploring the valley.

2. Couples Massage at Ojai
Relax and unwind together at a destination spa or at a day spa. Many spas now offer couples massages to their guests. The couple is usually taken to a private room where then both get massaged at the same time. The couples massage room at Ojai Valley Inn & Spa features a fireplace, a private terrace and a whirlpool. What a romantic idea!

3. See a Broadway Show in New York City
Bright lights, giant ads and groups of people standing on crowded sidewalks staring up are all a part of the Broadway experience. Whether you love musicals, theater, classical music or just people watching, a romantic trip to New York City is an exciting experience. There are always so many shows to see on Broadway. If you choose a highly popular show, be sure to make reservations several months before your visit. Otherwise, go to the TKTS booth in Times Square which sells half-price tickets on the day of the performance. There is usually a line because the tickets are such a great deal.

4. Get a Room with a View in Hawaii
At the Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island of Hawaii, guests enjoy a sandy beach, an array of watersports and romantic gourmet dinners. Couples can get a side-by-side massage in an outdoor treatment room overlooking a waterfall. Relax in the water during the day and enjoy the starry Hawaiian sky at night.

5. Get Pampered At Home
Even if you do not have time to go away on vacation, you deserve to relax. Choose from deliciously smelling body products, aromatherapy, facials and self-tanners.

6. Go On a Diving Trip
What could be more romantic than visiting a remote island on your honeymoon and diving together on The Great Barrier Reef, one of the top diving sports in the world? Heron Island in Australia features amazing marine life and a number of diving options.

7. Remote Tropical Island Romantic Idea
Imagine a tropical island, a secluded beach and your own villa, hidden in the rainforest. Combine that with all the comforts offered by a luxury hotel and you are in paradise. Bedarra Island in Australia is the ultimate luxury escape catering to couples seeking romance on their honeymoon. Set off by boat to explore the island and relax on one of the many secluded beaches for ultimate privacy, enjoying gourmet food packed neatly into a picnic hamper by the hotel.

8. Go on an Adventure
Visit a remote and scenic mountain lodge and try many outdoor activities together. Go on a hiking tour, canoeing or fishing. In the evenings, have a romantic gourmet dinner and sit in front of a warm fire. One of such rustic retreats is Cradle Mountain Lodge located in the Tasmanian wilderness.

9. Take Golf Classes
Learn to play golf together or polish your game at a golf school with private lessons for two. Play golf for half a day and relax for the rest of the day next to a pool or at a spa. La Costa Golf School offers private instruction or customized programs for couples. You can stay at La Costa Resort and Spa, a Four Diamond resort located 30 miles north of San Diego.

10. Romantic Dinner at a AAA Five-Diamond Award Restaurant
The White Barn Inn is a charming inn on the coast of Maine. It specialty is gourmet dining. Their AAA Five-Diamond Award restaurant is housed in two restored barns featuring nineteenth century antiques and oil paintings. The Wine Room at the inn can be reserved for romantic intimate dinners.