Because You Need a Full Weekend

10 Great Places for a Romantic Long Weekend

February 8, 2016 Travel and Adventure By

The couple that weekends together, stays together. Planned or spontaneous, the weekend trip carves out crucial, unobstructed space to make new memories, explore new things and spend some precious time alone, together, for a while. Here are 10 destinations to consider, coupled with city guides for the best places to stay, eat and hang out with your special someone.

Seattle, Washington

Best for Romantic Tunes: Embrace the elements and dig Seattle’s music scene in venues like Barboza, Neumos, the Black Lodge, Cairo or the Vera Project.

Boston, Massachusetts


Best for a Picturesque Walk: Stroll hand in hand by the Charles, no matter what the season — or tandem kayak on it, if the weather permits.

Toronto, Canada

Best for a Car-Free Weekend: The hour-long ferry ride to the largest urban, car-free islands in North America makes Toronto an excellent romantic destination.

Valparaíso, Chile

Best for a Romantic Elevator Ride: Snuggle up with bae in one of the Valparaíso’s elevators for the best view in town.

Portland, Oregon


Best for a Sunset Bridge Stroll:The newly opened Tillikum Crossing is the first for pedestrians and cycles only — no cars.

Los Angeles, California

Best for Getting Lost in a Park: Griffith Park has five times the acreage of Central Park, complete with an observatory whose grounds are open to the public for stellar sunrises and sunsets.

Mexico City, Mexico

Best for People Watching: Waste time together at the Zócalo, or chase a romantic castle vista in Chapultepec Park.

San Francisco, California

Best for the Urban Outdoors: Have a sunny picnic in Golden Gate Park or an evening ride on the cable car after the tourists clear out.

Breckenridge, Colorado

Best for Getting Snowed In: Or, if you’re feeling restless, go share a snowmobile on the Continental Divide.

Cheyenne, Wyoming

Best for Embracing your Inner Cowboy: Break out the cowboy hat and go do some dancing to nightly live music at the Outlaw Saloon.

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