Just because life keeps you busy doesn’t mean you should push aside time away with your significant other. In fact, there are a lot of positives that come with taking a break from the routine of day to day life. Reduced stress, lower risk of heart disease and increased productivity are just a few of the important benefits. Spending time with your partner in an unfamiliar environment while sharing new experiences strengthens your relationship.
So why not take some time away from your busy schedules and take a vacation together? To help you get started, we put together a list of getaway trips for busy couples.
1. New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana is located along the Gulf of Mexico and is rich in history, with a reputation for being a bit wild. Escape to this city and immerse yourself in the culture and traditions – the music, the art, the architecture, the dining. Go on a swamp tour or just lay low with a stroll through the French Quarter. You never know what you may encounter!
2. San Francisco, California
This City by the Bay is one that you and your partner will love getting lost in. There is so much to see and do that you may have to choose what excites you the most. For instance, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge is one of those things you just have to do so you can say you’ve done it. Then, there is a visit to Alcatraz, taking a ride in a Cable Car, stop for a visit in Chinatown and Twin Peaks. San Francisco offers dining, and shopping, and some unforgettable cultural experiences.
3. Savannah, Georgia
If you are looking for a quieter destination to have some fun, then you won’t want to miss Savannah. This city is full of southern charm and beauty. From the cobblestone streets, well-manicured parks, horse-drawn carriages, you may feel like you just stepped back in time. Walk your way around downtown, checking out local shops and enjoying authentic southern cooking. When you are done, don’t miss the many offered Ghost tours* throughout the city.
4. Scottsdale, Arizona
Located just outside of Phoenix, Scottsdale can give you a chance to soak up some warmth from the sun while relaxing by the pool. Or, perhaps you’d like to grab your partner and take in a round of golf on the many famous golf courses* found here. Scottsdale offers breathtaking views, wonderful hiking opportunities, and all the luxurious amenities you could ask for. Shop, dine and relax in Scottsdale.
5. The Hawaiian Islands
Everyone loves an island escape to Hawaii! Get yourselves lost in the forests or drift away as you relax on the sand. Hawaii has many islands to choose from and many destination spots. Enjoy the warmth and the outdoors, check out a volcano, take surfing lessons, or try your hand at fishing. This destination is sure to make you feel worlds away from your bus schedule.
6. Lake Tahoe
Lake Tahoe is an absolute beauty. This vacation destination has views that you may find difficult to describe. You will see mountains. You will see granite cliffs. You will see clear waters. Of course, you can also go hiking on some of the most beautiful trails or you can go skiing or snowboarding. It doesn’t matter what time of year you go; you and your significant other are sure to find Lake Tahoe a winning destination.
7. Key West, Florida
Located at the southernmost tip of Florida, Key West is home to laid-back island life. You can experience lots of outdoor fun, such as fishing, swimming, boating, jet skiing, paddle boarding, snorkeling, scuba diving, and many others. Visit local restaurants and dine on local seafood. Or, check out the local shops throughout the small city. Key West is a welcoming spot that you won’t want to miss.
8. Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Do you want to get carried away by the Great Smokey Mountains*? You can – in Gatlinburg. Here you can go camping, explore the mountains by hiking or biking, or make a point to visit each tourist attraction. The history is rich here and the views are spectacular. Experience ziplining through the mountains, go skiing or snowboarding, or just enjoy a leisurely horseback ride.
9. Maggie Valley, North Carolina
Maggie Valley* is a small, quaint town in North Carolina. Like, Gatlinburg, it is also located in the Great Smokey Mountains. However, this quiet town offers more of a worldly escape. You can go hiking and enjoy some spectacular views. Or, you can lay low, enjoy some music and dancing and some tasty food. And, if you want to stay busy with local activities, you can always go tubing, fishing, skiing, golfing, gem mining, and so much more.
10. Jackson, Wyoming
Jackson is for those couples who love the outdoors. Located in the Jackson Hole Valley, you can visit some amazing parks, such as Yellowstone National Park or Grand Teton National Park. You can explore and hike throughout these parks and discover the beauty in this area. You also won’t want to miss the National Elk Refuge* or the National Museum of Wildlife Art while you are here. In Jackson, you can spend your days exploring outdoors, then snuggle by the fireplace at night.
No matter where you choose as your getaway destination with your partner, Diamond Resorts is there for you. They have over 370 destinations worldwide, so you are sure to find the perfect getaway for your busy schedule.
Don’t let life get between you and the love of your life. It doesn’t take much to take a break from your busy schedule and head to the island life of key west, the southern charm of Savannah, or the burlesque shows in New Orleans. So, pack your bags and get ready to rekindle your love at one of these U.S. destinations.
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