If you’re planning a trip to the USA for a romantic trip, you won’t be short of options. Whether you love meandering through the city or hike mountains, skip the crowds at the Empire State Building and head for one of these exclusive, romantic holiday destinations instead:
Little St. Simons Island, Georgia
Part of Georgia’s famous Golden Isles, this private island is perfect for a romantic getaway for two. The Lodge on the island hosts no more than 32 guests at any time, and with its 7 miles of untouched beaches and thousands of acres of undeveloped nature, you’ll feel like you’ve landed in your own private paradise. Starting at over $450 per room per night, this is a bit of a splurge, but the rate includes all activities, three meals prepared daily by the Lodge’s chef, all beverages, and transfers to and from the island. If you’re looking to splash out on an exclusive trip for two, this is the place.
The Ozark Mountains, Missouri
For a relaxing getaway in the middle of nature, the Ozark Mountains in Missouri offer an intoxicating combination of rustic small-town charm, jaw-dropping landscapes and luxury spas and restaurants. Book a cabin near the Ozark Lakes, or head to the Big Cedar Lodge in Ridgedale, Missouri. Snuggled into the Ozark Mountains and overlooking Table Rock Lake, this luxury resort set in spectacular natural surroundings will have you thinking you’ve landed in David Lynch’s Twin Peaks.
Sag Harbor, New York
If you’re looking for a low-key romantic date, Sag Harbor is your dream destination. Just a short train ride from Grand Central Station, this small Long Island village is the perfect place to head for a romantic Valentine’s getaway from New York City. Rent bicycles to tour the town and go shopping in the quirky local boutiques, or go for a breezy walk on the beach for a whiff of salty Atlantic sea air.
If you or your partner don’t enjoy the cold, not to worry! Not all of the USA is freezing in Winter. Head to Honolulu to enjoy 20 °C + temperatures, go surfing in its famous blue waters, or get pampered in one of its many fantastic spa resorts. If your partner has a sweet tooth, what better gift than a factory tour at Manoa Chocolate Hawaii, where you’ll learn about their bean-to-bar manufacturing process, cocoa farming and, of course, get to sample their delicious chocolate! Whatever you do, make sure to end the day with a romantic walk along the beach and sip a mai tai at one of the many fantastic beach-side bars as you watch the glorious Hawaiian sunset.
Whether your perfect holiday is spent relaxing on a beach or snuggled up in front of a roaring fireplace, the USA offers no end of special locations to celebrate with your loved one. Make sure arrange your visa, plane tickets and accommodation well in advance, though, as romantic destinations tend to fill up. This website will give you all the information you need on getting your ESTA visa waiver for the USA.