Top 10 Honeymoon Weekend Ideas on the East Coast
Choose from a selection of quick getaways on the East Coast, ranging from romantic inns to full service resorts. If you live in a city like New York and Boston, you can find great romantic things to do right in the city, including relaxing spas and weekend packages that include dinner, flowers and chocolate covered strawberries. Most hotel concierges will be more than happy to accommodate a romantic request - just be sure to call ahead of time. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park has a package that includes Champagne, long-stemmed roses, and couples massage in a luxurious suite.
If you prefer a quiet spot outside of the city, there are many great options. Wequassett Resort & Golf Club in Cape Cod, Massachusetts, offers luxury accommodations set on 22 oceanfront acres. Guests receive golf privileges on a beautiful, members-only championship course.
Also in Cape Cod, High Pointe Inn offers uniquely decorated rooms, some with ocean views. Ask for a premium room with a wood-burning fireplace, deep oval soaking tub, and private area on the deck (from $150, thehighpointeinn.com). You'll be close to beautiful beaches and the ferries that can take you on a day trip to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.
The Sagamore Hotel is located on a private island in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains, offering romantic suites with fireplaces and terraces.
Couples who don't have a car can get to The Tower Cottage Bed and Breakfast in Point Pleasant, New Jersey using NJ Transit. The inn has four rooms and a suite close to the beach (from $275, thetowercottage.com).
Just a short drive north of New York City, Delamar Greenwich Harbor in Connecticut is a coastal New England getaway with its own private marina and a relaxing spa. Book a treatment ahead of time because the spa can be busy on weekends.
Surfcomber South Beach is a great place to relax in the sun while enjoying stylish guest rooms, a gourmet restaurant and luxury amenities such as a hosted evening wine hour. The property has a heated outdoor pool surrounded by lounge chairs, cabanas and palm trees just steps from the beach (from $280, surfcomber.com).
Brook Farm Inn in the Berkshires is located near many restaurants, galleries and boutique shops. In the summer, there is hiking along the Appalachian Trail and Shakespeare & Co. performances. In the winter, visit the Norman Rockwell Museum and enjoy skiing or snowshoeing (from $189, brookfarm.com).
Rock Hall in the Litchfield Hills has a great spa, outdoor pool, tennis court and elegant guest accommodations. Relax in a country setting surrounded by 23 acres of gardens, meadows and walking trails (from $225, 19rockhallroad.com).
Also in the Berkshires, Topia Inn is a charming hideaway for eco-conscious travelers who will delight in organic bed linens, LED lights and delicious breakfast prepared with organic, locally-sourced ingredients (from $210, topiainn.com).