As we enter the season of short days and early nights, it can feel nice to break up the mundane days by booking a winter getaway. Winter is the perfect time for a romantic getaway. Escape to a winter wonderland and enjoy the blankets of pure white snow while you’re snuggled in front of a fireplace. Or, get away from the cold, and fly away to somewhere sunny and tropical together. This list has options for everyone! So, without further delay, here are the seven best getaways for couples this winter.
When you think of a classic winter getaway for couples, Colorado always comes to mind. Go to Colorado for fresh snow, cups of hot cocoa, afternoons spent skiing, and evenings in a hot tub. Book yourself a cabin for a stay and it’ll feel like a vacation out of a Hallmark movie.
Our top choice for accommodation: Dunton Hot Springs is a five-star resort in San Juan National Forest. The hotel describes itself as “a romantic 1800’s ghost town set in an extraordinary alpine valley.” It’s an amazing winter escape! Reserve a cabin, relax in the resort’s hot spring waters, and take advantage of all the winter activities offered onsite.
2. Kauai, Hawaii
If you want to run from the cold this winter, book a trip to Kauai, Hawaii. Kauai is perfect for couples because it’s the most remote of all the Hawaiian islands. You’re less likely to have to deal with massive crowds of tourists and can enjoy some peace and privacy throughout your vacation.
And, this Hawaiian island can definitely deliver on romance. You can spend your days relaxing on the beach, hiking and exploring the island, getting couples massages, and having gourmet dinners by the water.
Our top choice for accommodation: Stay at The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa for a luxury, five-star experience.
3. Paris, France
Let’s face it, when you think of Paris, you think of romance. No matter what season it is, Paris is the ultimate destination for couples. And, it’s absolutely gorgeous in the winter. Picture waking up to get a perfect cappuccino and croissant at a nearby bakery. Next, you get to spend the afternoons at museums and art galleries. And, you end your nights walking alongside the Eiffel tower after splitting a bottle of wine and sharing a fabulous dinner. What could be more romantic?
Our top choice for accommodation: Stay at the boutique Hotel Passy Eiffel and make sure you reserve a room with a view of the Eiffel tower!
Fiji is the perfect romantic getaway for couples because it truly feels like you’re in your own little paradise. Get away from the cold snow and enjoy sunny days on a sandy beach. This trip is perfect for the couple looking to get some activity during their vacation. Fiji is all about water activities – from snorkeling to diving and kayaking.
Our top choice for accommodation: The Likuliku Lagoon Resort has over-water bungalows that provide the perfect private setting overlooking the vast ocean.
5. New York City, New York
New York is simply gorgeous in the winter and there’s so much to do! Couples can spend their days shopping, going to shows, museums, and galleries, and eating at some of the best restaurants. And, of course, you can’t miss out on ice skating in Central Park!
This getaway is perfect because you can show up with an itinerary full of ideas or go day by day and see where the city takes you. New York City has something for everyone and it’ll definitely deliver a fabulous winter holiday.
Our top choice for accommodation: Stay at The Plaza for a great experience and a perfect location in the city.
6. St. Moritz, Switzerland
When you think of spending a winter getaway in Europe, you probably picture a town like St. Moritz in Switzerland. This luxury alpine resort draws in tourists from all around the world for both its winter activities and its culinary experiences. Couples will love the romance of St. Moritz in the winter. You can explore the town’s mineral springs, spend your days on the mountains, and finish your nights with fine dining dinners.
Our top choice for accommodation: The Kulum Hotel has been in operation for over 160 years and offers a five-star, luxury stay.
7. Tulum, Mexico
Does the word “vacation” bring to mind hot weather, sandy white beaches, fantastic food, and strong drinks? Some couples may be looking for an escape this winter that allows them to sit back and relax – and Tulum is the place for just that. This destination is affordable, fun, and has plenty of activities to offer. If you’re looking to add some romance to your trip, we recommend booking a cooking class, going to a tequila tasting, getting a couples massage, or exploring the Mexican “cenotes” (swimming holes) in the area.
Our top choice for accommodation: Book your stay at the Layla Tulum Boutique Hotel for elegant accommodations that include a pool, a rooftop bar, and a short walk to the beach.
So, now that you know all the best options for couples, which sounds like the best choice for you and your partner?