If you can make it to Napa Valley, Sonoma County, Willamet Valley (Oregon), or the Finger Lakes region, go! You’ll also find other wine regions and individual wineries sprinkled throughout the United States, so if you and your love enjoy a nice glass (or bottle) of wine, make plans for a romantic weekend to check it all out. I’ve also heard you can do barefoot grape stomping at Four Sisters Winery in New Jersey! Seek and you shall find, my friends.
Nothing wrong with a little R&R at an amusement park—a few roller coasters, some splash rides, cotton candy, and funnel cake. Check out your nearest attraction, whether it’s a water park in the summertime or a safari ride through Great Adventure. You can enjoy all the rides, win some prizes, and make a weekend of it, especially at a place like Busch Gardens.
Short cruise over extended weekend
You might think you need more time, but plenty of three-day cruise specials are just waiting for passengers. Depending on your nearest port, you can check out the Bahamas, Baja Mexico, San Francisco, Vancouver, Los Angeles, and other great options. Plan a nice cruise to relax and live it up for a few days. If you like what you experience, you can always opt for a longer cruise on a future vacation. Watch for last-minute deals, too, if you are more of a spontaneous type.
A sporting event
Travel to an opponent’s stadium or ballpark with your significant other for a fun weekend of cheering and sports excitement. After the game, spend some time checking out the sites, enjoying the local fare, and snapping a few photos. You may enjoy it so much that you guys decide to make a habit of going to at least one road game a year. Just keep in mind the local sports fans’ temperament when deciding how much of your team’s colors and apparel to sport to the local watering holes or you might be in for some hot debates. You can also travel for another sporting event where you don’t have a specific loyalty established, possibly some rugby championships or another colorful sport.
Whether a concert campout or cruise or simply traveling to a nearby location with a great lineup, a concert getaway can be a great option for new couples as well as longtime sweethearts. Music brings people together and can be a really fun excursion that changes up the pace of your normal routine. Find a big summer concert series or travel for one in the cooler months. You can add in some dancing, a few good meals, and a concert T-shirt all at a pretty reasonable price.
These are some ideas to give you a fun and exciting or romantic and relaxing escape from daily life, even if just for a weekend. Remember, no matter where you go and what you do, the most important thing is the person beside you. Enjoy!