In these trying times, it is easy to forget how important it is to reaffirm our love for our mates. One of the best ways to show someone that you really care about them is by taking them on one of these romantic weekend getaways. A change of scenery can be just what the doctor ordered to break you out of a love rut, and with the global recession traveling is cheaper than ever. In this article, I will spotlight my favorite romantic weekend getaway destinations, with some suggestions for couples activities when you get there. There’s one couples activity that I will leave to your imagination, though. So without further ado, let’s get it on.
The San Juan Islands – Nestled to the north of Seattle rests a string of islands whose natural beauty is unmatched by just about anywhere else on Earth. The San Juan Islands are just a ferry ride away from Victoria, Canada, and are easily accessed by small plane. Once there, take your pick of several top-notch spas and resorts, or just share the natural splendor with your loved one. Romantic weekend getaways don’t usually include whale watching, feeding eagles, or hiking through gorgeous old growth forests, but the clean air and friendly people will make you feel more loving not just toward your partner, but towards all of humanity.
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The Spa At The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans. After the traumatic events of Hurricane Katrina, you probably weren’t expecting to see Louisiana on a list of romantic weekend getaways. But the Big Easy still holds a lot of charm and passion, and the time is certainly right to head on down. One extremely amorous destination in New Orleans is the legendary Spa at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Decked out in classical 19th century style, you and your mate can be pampered all day by professionals before retiring to your room at night. Adventurous couples should spring for the Marie Laveau Voodoo Love Massage which begins with a hydrotherapy bath and ends with a full-body Swedish massage.
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Ice Hotel, Quebec. If your tastes tend towards the chilly, there’s no better romantic weekend getaway than spending the night in a hotel made from solid ice. In Quebec City’s legendary ice hotel, visitors stay in unbelievable ice rooms with 18-foot ceilings and all the amenities. Activities include skiing, dog sledding and just relaxing in one of the resort’s two outdoor hot tubs. It will be a vacation your lover will never forget.
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I hope this guide to romantic weekend getaways has sparked some ideas in your head – may you rekindle the flames of love in your relationship and bring the fire, like an Olympic torch, back home.