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Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

To help you and your significant other plan the ideal couples getaway, we've narrowed down the most romantic stateside destinations, from secluded beach locales like Maui to quaint, urban settings like Charleston. With the help of user votes and expert opinion, U.S. News considered ambiance, privacy and access to couple-friendly activities in order to rank the most romantic retreats in the country. Use this list to pick your next one-on-one trip or vote for your favorites below. 

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Why go: Maui feels like a faraway paradise, even though it's still in the States. The combination of luxe resorts, exotic jungles and swoon-worthy beaches makes Maui an ideal place for some one-on-one with your one and only. Read More»

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Why go: Kauai comprises many distinct couples' offerings, from secluded beaches and private villas to hiking adventures along the Na Pali Coast. And if you enjoy the simple pleasure of marveling in your environs, Kauai features mountains, rainforests, cliffs and beaches. Read More»

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Why go: You and your partner can pick between an adventurous getaway to St. Thomas, a tranquil retreat to St. John or a secluded stay on St. Croix. Sipping cocktails, strolling the Virgin Islands National Park or touring the Cruzan Rum Distillery are just some of the activities you can partake in. Read More»

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Why go: This is a lazy beach destination for couples who enjoy relaxing together. Although there are a few museums and historic homes to tour, the Key West experience is mostly about soaking in the sun, scuba diving or snorkeling and dining and drinking in the evenings. Read More»

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Why go: Savannah is a Southern city with personality. Spanish moss hangs over sidewalks, which lead past hundreds of historic homes. The Savannah Riverfront boasts plenty of shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities, while nearby islands provide sandy respite. Read More»

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Why go: For lovebirds who appreciate the chance to cuddle up in cold weather, Aspen is the perfect winter destination. Spend your days sharing ski lifts before retreating into one of the many hotels and resorts that offer glitzy accommodations for two. Read More»

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Why go: Brimming with rolling vineyards, cozy wine caverns and luxurious hotels, this wine-lover's paradise is the ultimate romantic getaway. Wine connoisseurs indulge in the valley's sweet grapes at intimate venues like the O'Brien Estate Winery. Read More»

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Why go: Few things are more romantic than sharing a remote island with your beau. And Lanai's exclusivity can make it feel like the two of you are alone with the Hawaiin island breeze. Indulge in high-end cuisine at luxury hotels or explore the tiny island's landscape side by side. Read More»

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Why go: San Francisco is ideal for the urban couple looking to explore a sun-drenched metropolis together. Filled with bustling neighborhoods, eclectic shops and interesting museums, San Fran is also an easy drive away from the verdant wineries of Napa Valley. Read More»

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Why go: It's easy to proclaim your love when you're suspended atop red rocks and looking out upon miles of colorful landscape. After working up a sweat hiking Sedona's sandstone buttes, bring those romantic vibes indoors for a couples massage at one of the city's renowned spas. Read More»

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Why go: With 40 miles of seashore, there's plenty of space to take your companion on that long walk on the beach. And the slow pace of Cape Cod means you don't have to focus on the hustle and bustle of daily life — you can spend quality time together instead. Read More»

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Why go: Couples looking to catch up in lavish accommodations should head to Monterey. Check out the cozy Carmel-by-the-Sea for delectable red wine and gourmet dining. And if you want some isolated natural beauty to set the mood, make your way to Point Lobos. Read More»

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