It's not always easy to find something different and special when planning romantic escapes or getaways. It's often easier to settle for the tried and true path to romance rather than going for something bigger, bolder, and largely untested. The following ideas, though, are sure to add a little zing to your next romantic outing – if you're willing to give them a try.
Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast
While a bed and breakfast is not that uncommon, chances are you've never taken your special someone to one that has a functioning lighthouse. The purpose of lighthouses has always been to help provide safe passage for sailing vessels. Many lighthouses have long histories filled with dramatic tales of narrow misses as well as stories of those who didn't make it home. The location, along the water, further adds to the romance, as does the historic atmosphere and décor you'll find in most lighthouse bed and breakfast inns.
Make Her the Queen of a Castle
Castle vacations aren't as common in the U.S. as they are in Europe, which makes them a worthy, and somewhat special, pursuit. Give her a fairy tale experience by either booking a room in a castle-themed bed and breakfast or going all out and renting an actual castle for your romantic escape. With either choice, she's sure to have stars in her eyes. More importantly, this will be a romantic experience you're both likely to remember for many years to come.
Romantic Resorts with Private Pools
Nothing says romance like your own private oasis complete with a pool for just the two of you. Most of them offer whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, and even kitchenettes so you never need to leave your room to enjoy a fabulous getaway experience. Of course, most of them are also located conveniently to a wide range of activities and sightseeing opportunities if you want to pack a little more adventure into your days, enjoy a little shopping, or take in the local landscape.
Take a Weekend Cruise
While longer cruises are quite common, weekend cruises can provide a quick spark to the romance in your relationship without draining your bank account in the process. Sometimes, it's just about getting away from the stress of the everyday and watching the moon rise over the water for a day or two before heading back to your normal lives together.
Thinking outside the box when planning romantic escapes and getaways is a great way to let that special someone know you've really put a lot of thought and effort into making this a special occasion. Sometimes, it really is the thought that counts above all else. Give these great trips a try and see what kind of fire they can light in your romance.