Loading...
The Heart Beat The Heart Beat blog

5 last-minute Labor Day getaways for couples

Hit the road for one last summer vacation!

By YourTango Aug 26, 2013 7:03PM

Looking to head out for one awesome end-of-summer hurrah but not sure where to go? We did the planning for you. So grab your beau — and go!

Couple sitting on a bluff above the ocean - Santa Barbara, California (Macduff Everton/Getty Images)1. Santa Barbara, Calif.
Imagine a world with no traffic and no overcrowded streets. Add in great food, unbelievably delicious wine, endless miles of beach and plenty of breathtaking views. Welcome to the American Riviera, folks. With so much to do, see and eat (duh!), you'll spend the weekend feeling like you're in a romantic foreign country.

Take in a concert, a film or, hell, just spend the night soaking up all that wine.

For some extra special alone time, book a stay at the Secret Garden Inn & Cottages, where you can escape to your own little hideaway.

Your Tango: Romantic Getaways: Cheap, Fun Trips For Two

2. Philadelphia, Pa.
Beneath all that history, there's actually tons to do in Philly for a weekend with your SO. In the city (and outside), you can stroll through shops, take in the city-scape or countryside and wine and dine your way through Pennsylvania's best-kept secret.

Suit up for an afternoon of sweat and high-flying fun while you two rock climb, or test your Revolutionary knowledge with a tour of Valley Forge. You don't have to be a history buff to have a good time (the re-enactments are comedy enough!).

For a night you'll never forget, book your "romance package" stay with the luxurious Morris House Hotel Valley Forge and enjoy a five-course meal with a complimentary bottle of wine and a European-style breakfast for two. Yum.

Your Tango: I Love You: 15 Ways Guys Say It Without Saying It

3. Lake George, N.Y.
Gorgeous sunny afternoons and cool, crisp nights make spending a long weekend nestled away in Lake George the best of both worlds. Spend the day at the beach, boating, or skip the sand for an afternoon at the pool. Stock up on tasty local-grown fruits and veggies at all the area farmers' markets, and hit the skies in a hot air balloon ride.

If you're a camper, head out to Lake George Island for a night with nature, otherwise, an all-inclusive package sounds just as fun, right?

4. Savannah, Ga.
Hot lazy days that feel like a never-ending summer? Where can we sign up? Not to mention, the hazy southern drawl of it all will shake the romance in you awake.

Stroll River Street together, or take in the wander through the historic districts arm-in-arm. For a cozy stay, try the Olde Harbour Inn.

5. Virginia Beach, Va.
The beach, the sand, some ice-cold brews and your beau at your side — could anything top this? Nope. So pack up and hit the road (because you don’t want to waste any time in traffic).

Hang close to the Chesapeake Bay beach for sand, surf and a few rounds of volleyball. For dinner, hit the 11th Street Taphouse Bar and Grille for a thrill your tastebuds will love.

Folks in the area love the Barclay Cottage for its rest, romance and total relaxation. Our guess is you will, too.

More from Your Tango:
4 Hot Sex Moves Every Man Craves
50 Love Quotes We Adore
10 Celebrity Sex Tape Scandals You May Have Missed

More from The Heart Beat:
Woman wants to marry her death row pen pal
Savers are more attractive than spenders
One night away can improve your sex life

Subscribe to The Heart Beat | Friend us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and find us on Pinterest.

Photo: Couple sitting on a bluff above the ocean in Santa Barbara, Calif. (Macduff Everton/Getty Images)

13Comments
Aug 31, 2013 4:30AM
avatar
The end of summer?...maybe someplace else. Here in Phoenix we have 4 to 5 more weeks of 100+ degree days. Around the end of September we'll get some low 70s late at night. The nicer weather doesn't really begin until about mid-October...man, we can't wait.
Aug 31, 2013 4:09AM
avatar
you should come to San Diego there is traffic everywhere! LOL
Aug 31, 2013 3:28AM
avatar
Santa Barbara is beautiful, but the empty streets and no traffic is just b.s. That town is packed every weekend, plus it's a college town. There are plenty of people there...
Aug 31, 2013 3:03AM
avatar
DO NOT go to Va Beach on Labor day weekend. There will be enough black people there to make a Tarzan movie. Better to go to Ocean City Md
Aug 30, 2013 11:59PM
avatar
Would be nice if we could pack up the car and drive to another state!
Aug 30, 2013 9:28PM
avatar

Try the combo of spectacular, scenery, beautiful temperate weather and the best seafood.

 

Try the North Olympic Peninsula of WA State. National parks, mountains & snow, beautiful ocean beaches and the best seafood in the lower 48 states. Stay in Sequim, Port Townsend or Port Angeles.

Aug 30, 2013 8:54PM
avatar
Too many "One Tank-Full Trips" in Florida to list, I guess.
Aug 30, 2013 8:40PM
avatar
Really? Where is Florida???? Best place. I know because I live here
Report
Please help us to maintain a healthy and vibrant community by reporting any illegal or inappropriate behavior. If you believe a message violates theCode of Conductplease use this form to notify the moderators. They will investigate your report and take appropriate action. If necessary, they report all illegal activity to the proper authorities.
Categories
100 character limit
Are you sure you want to delete this comment?

love: friendships, dating, sex & marriage

  • Lies wives tell

    7 lies your wife tells you

    How to flag her little fibs. By Laura Tedesco

  • A new study on attraction may help explain why fashions change. AFP Photo, ©Serg Zastavkin, shutterstock.com // A new study on attraction may help explain why fashions change. AFP Photo, ©Serg Zastavkin, shutterstock.com (A new study on attraction may help explain why fashions change. AFP Photo, ©Serg Zastavkin, shutterstock.com)

    Being the odd one out may make you more attractive

    A new study on attraction may help explain why fashions change.

  • The Viceroy Anguilla

    Great getaways for a spring-summer honeymoon

    As a general rule, any island that offers great weather year-round is going to attract the most visitors in the winter (high season) when we’re all trying to escape the snow. Once summer rolls around, many islands see a sharp drop-off in tourism since many people have beach weather right in their own backyards.

  • Getty Images

    The top 10 complaints from unhappy husbands

    And how you can attack the issues together.

  • 25 wedding photo bombs

    25 wedding photo bombs

    A wedding is an exceptionally special day. Sometimes, an opportune photo flub makes the occasion even more memorable. Here are 25 awesome wedding photo bombs.

  • He takes you on nondrinking dates.

    7 signs he’s getting serious about you

    Somewhere between the first few butterfly-inducing dates and the committed-for-life stage, there’s the period of wondering if you’re both on the same page about how serious you feel about a future together. If you’re not quite at the point of "that talk" but you’re looking for a few clues you’re heading in that direction, here are some signs he’s in it for the long haul as your relationship progresses.

  • 'Have you tried online dating?'

    15 things single people are tired of hearing

    What’s that sound? It’s white noise blocking out the well-meaning person proclaiming groundbreaking news about where you can meet someone, asking why you’re still single, or bugging you about when you’re getting married already. Don’t be that person. Here are 15 annoying things all single people don’t want to hear.

  • 1. New Hair Color

    11 things to avoid the week before your wedding

    With just a few days left before the big day, you already have a mile-long checklist of to-dos—now meet the don’ts! From impromptu skin treatments to all-night movie marathons, here are 11 things to avoid at all costs.

  • 'It’s a Wonderful Life'

    13 movie romances we can learn from

    A new study shows that watching and discussing romantic films can drastically reduce your chance of divorce. These flicks more than fit the bill.

  • About you and someone else

    10 things he’ll never forget you said

    These seemingly innocent phrases still have the power to wound… big time.

  • He or she is the first one you want to tell

    6 signs your marriage will last a lifetime

    Making "I do" last forever is one of the biggest challenges you'll ever face—and it's normal to worry about how you'll do it. But, if your connection involves any of these things, rest assured that you're in it for the long run.

  • Simone Becchetti, Getty Images // Simone Becchetti, Getty Images (Simone Becchetti, Getty Images)

    Can you stay together after a marital affair?

    Ultimately, as hard as it may seem at the beginning, a marital affair can be a turning point.

buzzing now on msn living
Loading...
The Heart Beat is a Great Dating Blogs Winner The Heart Beat is a Great Dating Blogs Winner
relationship videos
editor's picks
Loading...
the heart beat
Loading...