It's recommended to take at least one vacation per year with just your spouse or loved one - sans the kids. Vacations give couples the chance to reconnect and focus on just each other. Without having to worry about work and day-to-day life, you're both able to fully relax and remember why you fell in love in the first place. Bring back the sparks this year by going on a romantic and fun getaway this summer — just the two of you!
San Francisco is the perfect summer vacation destination for those looking for both a little romance and a little adventure. With art walks, wine tours, helicopter bay tours and five-star restaurants galore, it's impossible to get bored. If you're looking more for a romantic trip, San Francisco offers that, too. Stay at the luxurious St. Regis San Francisco Hotel, offering chocolate truffles and champagne at their spa and a 24-hour butler who will draw you a bath. (Yes, you read that right!)
The Hamptons is a sophisticated destination geared towards couples looking to relax and enjoy the finer things in life, including shopping, dining and nightlife. There's an abundance of romantic outdoor activities, from bird watching to sailing, along with more mellow activities such as antique shopping, sunset strolls on pristine beaches and viewing art galleries.
Jamaica is home to many exclusive couples-only resorts, including the famous Couples Swept Away. Whichever resort you choose, though, you won't be disappointed. All resorts sit on beautiful beaches with crystal-clear water, offer romantic activities for two (such as horseback riding at sunset, couples massages on the beach and romantic cruises to explore the islands) and provide you and your honey with plenty of privacy. If you're able to escape for five days or more, Jamaica should be a top consideration.
Though Las Vegas isn't normally thought of as a romantic destination, it can be if you do it right. First, the weather is perfect for lounging by the pool all day with a few cocktails. Vegas is also the land of five-star restaurants and world-class buffets (check out Stratosphere's Top of the World restaurant), so romantic dining will definitely be happening. You and your partner can go on a gondola ride or visit one of Vegas' many spas for a romantic massage for two. And don't forget about having some fun in the casinos, too!
Finally, if it's a little too late to plan a weeklong romantic getaway, opt for the staycation instead. No matter how busy you are, there's always time for a two-night stay at your favorite local hotel to reconnect with the person you've chosen to share your life with. The point of a staycation - or any vacation for that matter - is to get away from the stress and busyness of everyday life. Order room service, go on walks hand-in-hand, take naps and eat delicious food. Whatever you choose to do, have fun with your partner and get that spark back. A simple weekend vacation will set the right tone for the remainder of the year ahead.
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