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Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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Sometimes it's necessary to take a break from the stresses of real life and spend quality time with the person you love. To help you and your significant other plan the ideal couples getaway, we've narrowed down the most enchanting stateside destinations. With the help of user votes and expert opinions, 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 and vote for your favorites below. 

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#1 Maui

#1 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

Why go: Maui feels like a faraway paradise, even though it's still in the U.S. 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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#2 Kauai

#2 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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 at nature, Kauai features mountains, rainforests, cliffs and beaches. Read More »

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#3 Napa Valley

#3 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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 and Frog's Leap. Read More »

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#4 Aspen

#4 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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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#5 Charleston

#5 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

Why Go: A low-key getaway, Charleston is filled with historic homes, art galleries and tasty Southern cuisine, not to mention nearby beaches for lounging. And the accommodations range from beachfront resorts to historic inns, complete with decadent breakfast. Read More »

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#6 Savannah

#6 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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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#7 Lana'i

#7 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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 Hawaiian 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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#8 Sedona

#8 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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. Read More »

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#9 Monterey

#9 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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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#10 Cape Cod

#10 in Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

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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