As the cold winter and holidays approach, couples are searching for ways to escape the dreary weather with a romantic vacation. Finding the best winter getaways for a couple depends on the couple’s preferences and desires.
Some couples may prefer a sunny beach to catch some rays while others may rather spend time on the ski slopes followed by a relaxing time in the lodge.
Here are 10 of the best winter getaways for couples looking for a romantic vacation.
Cold weather getaways are great for getting closer. The temperatures practically force you to hold each other for warmth as you consider all the exciting activities at your destination.
While its neighbor Montreal gets much more attention, Quebec City is considered by many to be the most romantic city in North America. It’s a popular romantic getaway all year round.
Tourists flock to the province’s quieter city and stroll down the cobblestone streets while admiring the 17th and 18th-century architecture.
If you’re there between the end of January and mid-February, you can check out the Winter Carnival.
This is one part of Japan where you can find large areas of nature and few people. There are ski resorts throughout the prefecture, with the more popular cities being Niseko and Furano. And in February, you can head to the Sapporo Snow Festival for a bit more fun in the region’s largest city.
What could be better than spending the days skiing or snowboarding in northern Japan, followed by hours relaxing in the natural hot springs?
Of course, you may have to share some of those hot springs with the snow monkeys that reside in the area.
Normally, people don’t consider extended evening hours romantic or fun. However, Lapland is best known as a perfect destination to see the Northern Lights.
In fact, you can book a glass igloo so you stay warm while enjoying nature’s light show.
Couples can enjoy skiing and other outdoor snow activities in this picturesque town that’s surrounded by the Grand Tetons. Jackson offers a choice of upscale rustic resorts in which to relax on a getaway.
And if relaxing in a cabin while staring at the mountains isn’t good enough, Yellowstone National Park is nearby.
This small Rocky Mountain town attracts skiers and snowboarders throughout the winter. It’s a winter wonderland with deep powder snowfall for everyone to enjoy.
Couples can take sleigh ride tours with some hot cocoa and a blanket or head for the hot springs to soak in the natural hot water while gazing at the scenery.
There are plenty of hotels to choose from in the area, including some quiet rustic resorts to get away from other vacationers.
A trip to wintry destinations isn’t for everyone. Many couples prefer to warm up and catch a bit of sunshine during a winter holiday.
There are many southern destinations in the US, or travelers can enjoy romantic tropical destinations abroad.
Hawaii is a popular honeymoon destination for Americans, and it’s one of the best winter getaways for a romantic holiday. And Kauai is considered by many to be the top destination in the state.
Kauai has a little for everyone with beaches, hiking, and relaxation at the resorts. You and your partner can get pampered at the hotels and still have time to enjoy the waterfalls and cliffs.
For those feeling really adventurous, take a hike along the Kalalau Trail, a two-day 22-mile round-trip trek through the island that offers exquisite views.
Picturesque beaches and tropical rainforests attract laid-back travelers throughout the year to this small Caribbean coast country in Central America. But winter is the dry season in Belize, and the sun is shining on couples looking to relax at a beach resort.
For the adventurous, a trip to the Belize Barrier Reef — the second largest in the world — may be of interest. As would a trek through the forest for bird watching or a zip-lining ride.
Many people might not consider Miami a romantic destination, but it does have its share of activities for couples looking to escape the winter chill.
There’s a great variety of restaurants catering to any taste you desire throughout the city. There’s also a thriving art scene to enjoy between all the delicacies. And for nature lovers, there are canoe and kayak excursions nearby.
If nothing else, there’s always a walk along the beach to enjoy some quality time together.
This island off the southern coast of Thailand is popular with various types of travelers. It’s the second largest island in the country, and it’s home to a rainforest, beaches, and waterfalls.
There are also health resorts on the island for couples looking for a yoga or tai chi retreat, or even just a spa treatment.
There’s enough on the island that couples can choose to stay at different locations during their time there. Or you can rent a motorbike to enjoy the scenery along the island roads.
This desert oasis is popular in winter as the temperatures are more bearable than in the summer. The mix of mild days with snowcapped mountains surrounding the city give Sedona an allure unlike any other.
There are still hiking trails for couples to get in touch with nature and enjoy time away from the crowds. There are also spas to find relaxation and even hot air balloon rides to enjoy the surrounding views.
There’s no need to wait for the first snowfall to begin planning a winter getaway for you and your significant other. Find the best deals out there, pack your bags, and get going to that romantic destination.
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