A trip to a relaxing resort or an inn can rekindle the romance that has taken a back seat to hurried daily life. The properties that made our list offer great service, scenic views and a choice of fun things to do. Choose from lakeside hideaways, golf & spa resorts, city hotels and coastal escapes. Romantic weekends offer a great opportunity to couples who want to get away from it all and reconnect on vacation. Newlyweds are often busy getting settled in their new home and advancing at work, so they may prefer a long weekend honeymoon escape in the U.S. rather than a longer trip to a tropical island. If you are looking for romantic ideas from major U.S. cities, we've already written about weekend getaways from NYC, Atlanta, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and other cities.
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»The Landing Resort & Spa
The Landing Resort & Spa is a new luxury getaway in South Lake Tahoe, offering romantic accommodations with fireplaces and lake views. Winter activities include skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides and tubing. In the summer, there is boating, kayaking, biking and fishing. Year-round, couples can get pampered at the resort spa which offers a diverse selection of treatments, a pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation lounge.
Choose from unique water therapies, massages and signature treatments which utilize organic products. Jimmy's Restaurant serves wood-fired Greek and regional California cuisine with emphasis on fresh seafood and locally-sourced ingredients. Celebrate a special occasion in a private dining alcove with its own fireplace.
The resort offers stylish rooms with 55-inch LCD TVs, balconies and bathrooms with heated floors. Premium Lake Front Suites are especially romantic, letting you enjoy spectacular views of the lake from your bed and from the balcony. Room rates start at $499 USD per night (855-700-5263, website).
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»New York - The Sagamore
Set on its own private island in the Adirondack, The Sagamore offers historic rooms and luxury suites with views of Lake George. Stay in the Historic Hotel if you are looking for club-style ambiance with original works of art.
The Lodge rooms are more casual, complete with romantic fireplaces and lake views. On summer weekends, play golf, tennis and enjoy many activities on the lake, from fishing to wind surfing. In the winter, popular activities include cross country skiing and ice skating. The resort spa offers a diverse menu of treatments, including couples' massages.
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»Indianapolis - The Alexander
Indianapolis is a destination for art lovers, sports fans and food enthusiasts. Check into the Alexander where you will be surrounded by modern works of art commissioned exclusively for the hotel. You'll find art in the lobby, in the hallways, and in the 157 guest rooms and 52 suites.
After a quick morning workout at the fitness center, walk to nearby museums and attraction. Market Table restaurant at the Alexander has an amazing open kitchen that lets you observe as chefs prepare your seasonally-inspired dishes. Plat 99, designed by the Los Angeles-based artist Jorge Pardo, is a vibrant lounge which serves hand-crafted cocktails, artisanal sandwiches and regional cheeses (317-624-8200, website).
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»California - The Westin Verasa Napa
The Westin Verasa Napa is an elegant getaway in the heart of downtown Napa with a fabulous restaurant, a heated saltwater pool and luxury accommodations. The hotel has 180 guest rooms which measure at least 446 square feet in size.
Most have a kitchenette and a balcony where you can enjoy a romantic breakfast with a view. La Toque Restaurant is one of the best places to dine in downtown Napa, offering indoor and outdoor seating, as well as a chef's table which is perfect for romantic celebrations. BANK Café and Bar in the lobby has a patio which overlooks the nature preserve and the Napa River.
Work out at the fitness center and request a poolside massage to relax after a day of exploring Napa. There are many great activities available in the area, from wine tasting and balloon tours to golf and biking (website).
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»Idaho - Knob Hill Inn
Nestled in Sun Valley with magnificent panoramic views of the majestic Smokey and Boulder Mountain ranges, the Knob Hill Inn combines warm European charm with a breathtaking setting to create a cozy country escape. There are 29 newly renovated guestrooms and suites, which feature an array of amenities to suit every taste.
While some rooms offer fireplaces and separate living rooms, all suites boast opulent marble-tiled bathrooms with oversized tubs and underfloor heating, fully stocked wet bars and private balconies with spectacular views. Serving a delicious menu of Northwest cuisine fused with European flavors, The Grill at Knob Hill offers a sophisticated, yet casual ambiance.
The private Fireplace Room is ideal for romantic dining for two, and the covered and heated outdoor deck is one of the best spots for alfresco dining under the stars. An indoor heated pool, hot tub and sauna are perfect for relaxing. The area offers a diverse choice of activities, from skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating in the winter to fly-fishing, hiking, and mountain biking in the summer. Rooms start at $165 per night (website).
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»Florida - The National Hotel in South Beach
Located in the heart of the trendy Art Deco district in South Beach, the beautifully restored National Hotel reflects the stylish sophistication of Miami’s golden glory days. The Historic Tower boasts 116 well-appointed city and ocean-view suites. If you want to be close to the infinity pool, ask for one of the 36 cabanas and suites surrounded by lush tropical gardens.
Rooms are furnished in an elegant Art Deco style, with spacious en-suite bathrooms and deluxe amenities. Guests can relax next to two swimming pools, work out in the fitness room, and get a massage at the poolside cabana. The hotel offers direct access to the beach where sun loungers and umbrellas are available for guest use.
Savor fine French fare at the elegant Tamara Bistro, have light snacks at the poolside Aqua Bar & Grill, or sip colorful cocktails at the Blues Bar and Martini Room. Rooms start at $340 per night (website).
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