We all have made it through another year. All the stress and drama of the previous year is now behind us. We are now facing a brand new year ahead of us. In order for us to feel relaxed and calm to face the road ahead of us, relaxation is in order. This is a perfect time to unwind and breathe. It is the time to reconnect with our significant others. Chances are with the hustle and bustle of the years end, romance was not on the top ten list. We need to bring those sparks back and remember the love that is shared.
Taking a romantic vacation getaway just might be the answer. It can be just for a weekend, a week or longer. The choice is solely yours. It does not have to be expensive to achieve. It all depends on how much you wish to spend. What type of trip you wish.
Do you want a strict romantic one with spas, hot tubs and candle light. Staying inside mostly. Or are you the adventurous types.
Like recreation as hiking through the woods hand in hand. Amusement parks to get your heart rate going. Below are a few places I have found through the U.S.
Great Wolf Lodge with 12 locations: North Carolina, Washington, Texas, Kansas, Ohio (2), Canada, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin (2), Michigan and Virginia.
Relax in one of their jumbo whirlpools which include ones solely for adults 21 and over. Their spa features a Zen ambiance. Choose from a massage, manicure/pedicure, skin care, body treatments, enhancements (waxing, makeup) and a man’s domain.
Massages include 12 different types such as aromatherapy, Swedish and hot stone. Three different manicures/pedicures are offered including a choco-holic pedicure. Yep, chocolate for your tootsies. Skin care has four facials to choose from. The body treatments in a Caribbean one or a Aroma Wrap if you prefer among others. Just for you guys they feature a sports massage or a back buff among others. If you are into fitness or just want to continue to shed a few more of those holiday pounds, a 24-hour fitness room is available.
For your adventure you can take advantage of their outdoor water park available from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Enjoy their 18-hole mini-golf course or visit the arcade with over a hundred games. There is a lot more fun available.
They also feature restaurants and retail shopping. Check out the areas other allures.
Esperanza Mansion in Bluff Point, New York. Enjoy romance with spectacular lake views, wineries and rolling hills. A true erotic getaway. Their Romance Getaway Package will greet your overnight stay with Champagne, Rose/Fresh Flowers and of course the aphrodisiac of chocolate covered strawberries. A dinner for two is included. The Romance package is available during February, March and April, Wednesday through Saturday. Pricing starts at $219.00 – $279.00.
Venetian Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Delight yourselves in the romantic atmosphere of Italy but be on the Vegas strip.
It boasts of host of romance from elegant suites to a Grand Canal that includes Gondola rides. Cobble stone walkways next to the canal host 80 international boutiques and brand-name outlets of The Grand Canal Shop. Award winning chefs such as Wolfgang Puck can be found among the properties 20 acclaimed restaurants. Live entertainment features such as the Blue Man Group. If the intrigue of playing the odds excite you try the new Venetian Poker Room complete with marble floors. A numerous choice of slot machines, table games and sports betting can be found at the 120,000 Dog Place Casino. More than 4,000 suites are available which are twice the size of your average hotel room in Vegas. Canyon Ranch Spa Club hosts more than it’s full service salon. It also has a fitness center and rock climbing wall. Suite packages run from $139.00 – $359.00 per night. Some inclusions of their suite packages include $75.00 spa credit per day, fresh flowers, private check-in et..
Arrabelle Hotel in Vail, Colorado. This luxury resort just opened last January. Though it only has 36 hotel rooms it is well worth the chance of going. Their beds host floor-to-ceiling drapery canopy and fire place. The marble bathrooms let you share a romantic bubble bath for two in it’s cast iron deep tubs. Need more pampering visit their 10,000 square foot spa where you can enjoy the couple’s treatment room and couple’s private suite with your own private circle tub. On the rooftop you will find a pool complete with hot tubs, fitness center that contains Life Fitness cardio equipment, single weight stations. Consultants and personal trainers are available. Among the many amenities in room you will also have plush robes, maid service, in room safes and more. A butler is on each floor. For more enjoy skiing this time of year at Vail Mountain. It is the largest single mountain in North America. It has 193 trails and 5,289 acres for skiing. Snowshoeing, sleigh rides to ice skating can be found among the winter activities. However, if your idea of romance consists of nice warm summer weather, they have this covered also. Enjoy golf among 13 courses. Thrill seekers can enjoy whitewater rafting (May – October). Find love among the clouds take a hot-air balloon. There is also horseback rides and cattle drives. Visit a ranch with a Western barbecue. Experience this beautiful area with a guided tour in a ATV, Jeep or Hummer. There loads of activities here no matter if it is cold or hot.
Acqualina Resort in North Miami Beach, Florida. It’s atmosphere is Mediterranean villa with luxury and serenity. It is set on 4.5 beachfront acres with 400 feet of Atlantic Ocean coastline. It offers 97-room luxury boutique resort and 188 lavish residences. It features an oceanfront spa, three different ocean front dining areas, three ocean front swimming pools. Chose from one of the two different hotel rooms or splurge some and chose one of the 5 different suites. Among their amenities come fully stocked bars with gourmet snacks, luxurious bathrobes, marble bathrooms and you can even find full kitchens in many of the suites. Romantic dinners here are just that. You can have an intimate private beach dinner for two. Enjoy the private table complete with flickering candles.
You can work with the chef and customize your own menu complete with one of the finest wines by the resorts restaurants employees who have extensive knowledge in wines and how to pair them with foods. A additional $95.00 is added to the dinner bill as a set up charge. You will definitely be pampered here. Included are twice daily housekeeping and yes they actually do nightly turn down service. Use of their fitness center or a adults only tranquility pool. Get driven to the Bal Harbour Shops. Check out the spa for sure with its Crystal Steam rooms. For additional fees you can enjoy some perks like a pool cabana, sight-seeing tours, hair salons and more. Rates for hotel rooms cost $850.00 – $1050.00 daily with suites starting at $1,600 – $2,400 daily for one bedrooms. They do have special packages available for romance that includes a beach front dinner for two and bottle of champagne among others.
These are just some places I have found. However, remember you can also have that romantic time by checking area around where you live for romantic suites in hotels to bed and breakfast. You can even just go camping for the weekend, sightseeing at some attraction in your state you always wanted to see. The idea here is romance not cost. You can spend a fortune on a getaway. It does not mean that the more you spend the more romantic it will be. Keep in mind what you and your partner will enjoy.
Happy Romantic Travel!