If you’re looking for places to spend time as a couple, we’ve got five romantic getaways in the United States at five worthy Opal destinations, just for the two of you.
Alpine Escape [Lake Placid, NY]
Disconnecting from texts, cell phone calls, and prime-time television is best done in the Adirondacks, particularly at the secluded Lake Placid Lodge. Here, cabins with birch ceilings open to vast views of the lake, and the Whiteface Suite’s hand-carved king bed is as much a comfy retreat as a work of art. Snuggle up to the cozy stone fireplaces, meet others at Maggie’s Pub, or join a hand-off Artisans cooking class, where you’ll learn tips to perfecting duck tenderloin.
Where to Stay Lake Placid Lodge
Fun in The Sun [Naples, FL]
With soft sandy beaches and the water just feet from your room, the Edgewater Beach Hotel’s sophisticated suites have private balconies with views to the palm tree–lined courtyard. Spend the afternoon soaking up the sun in one of the resort’s beachside “luxury beds” – an elevated, softer lounge with room for two. Couples end the night with a candlelit dinner that overlooks the pool and breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico.
Where to Stay Edgewater Beach Hotel
Elope or Renew [Clearwater Beach, FL]
Book a Vacation Condo Suite for a home away from home with panoramic views of the gulf and private furnished balconies to catch the sunset. With the resort’s Elopement Package, enjoy a candlelit dinner with wine paring and a stylish chauffeured transportation – in your choice of a 1933 Packard Twelve or Rolls-Royce.
Where to Stay Sandpearl Resort
New England Charm [Bar Harbor, ME]
Perched on the edge of Frenchman Bay and in the center of Bar Harbor, the West Street Hotel has its nautical charm wrapped up in sailing-inspired accommodations and views of the waterfront. Don’t forget to use the private Bar Harbor Club (the entry fee is included with your room) to enjoy clay tennis courts, a private pool house, and massages to get both of you relaxed for a night out. Try dinner at downtown restaurants Paddy’s and Stewman’s Lobster Pound or a whale watch with the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.
Best of Both Worlds [Key West, FL]
Located in the heart of Key West’s Old Town is the enchanting Margaritaville Key West Resort & Marina. Here, suites overlook the placid gulf, and you’re just steps from famed Duval Street, Jimmy Buffett’s old stomping grounds, and the nightlife of Mallory Square. Unwind after a day on the town by treating yourself to 80-minute couple’s massages and dinner in a private cabana, finished with a champagne toast.