10 Best Under-The-Radar Romantic Getaway Destinations

  • Tubac, Arizona
  • Keene Valley, New York
  • Delray Beach, Florida
  • Mendocino, California
  • Gruene, Texas
  • Natchez, Mississippi
  • Edenton, North Carolina
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Jekyll Island, Georgia
  • Driving in downtown Eureka Springs

    Eureka Springs, Arkansas

    Eureka Springs, a Victorian town tucked away in the Ozark Mountains, seduces the senses with beautiful scenery, a thriving art and music scene, plenty of fine dining options and accommodations ranging from rustic to luxurious. Spend your days leaf peeping, hiking or canoeing the lakes of the Ozarks and at night, cuddle up by the fire in a local B&B. Eureka Springs is called the honeymoon capital of the Ozarks for a reason!

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  • Tubac, Arizona

    Tubac, Arizona

    The historical town of Tubac, AZ was first established in 1752 as a stopping point along the Camino Real. Today, the village houses a growing artist community with more than 80 galleries and shops. Tubac is also the site of the golf course where Kevin Costner and Renee Russo's characters fell in love in the film Tin Cup.

    Photo courtesy of Sara Meier

  • Keene Valley

    Keene Valley, New York

    To experience the rugged beauty of the Adirondacks, come to Keene Valley for a romantic escape. The region boasts 46 high peaks, making it a prime destination for outdoors enthusiasts. Enjoy blissful serenity at the top of Mt Marcy, New York's highest peak, before heading back into town for an evening by the fire of a cozy inn.

    Photo courtesy of Logan Ingalls

  • Delray Beach

    Delray Beach, Florida

    The small village of Delray Beach hugs the Atlantic seashore, giving it the nickname "Florida's Village by the Sea." Enjoy the galleries, boutiques and shops of Downtown Delray by day, and at night, watch the sunset with a cocktail in hand at the historic Colony Hotel.

    Photo courtesy of Mberjano

  • Mendocino lighthouse

    Mendocino, California

    The idyllic artists community of Mendocino brings New England style to the California coastline, and the result is undeniably romantic. With a permanent population of only 1,000 people, Mendocino makes you feel like you're getting away from it all like few places can. Let the endless beaches, rugged coastlines and Redwood forests seduce you.

    Photo courtesy of California Travel and Tourism Commission/Andreas Hub

  • Gruene Hall

    Gruene, Texas

    Gruene, a historic Texas town, began as a German agricultural settlement in the mid 1800s. It has since transformed from a ghost town into a quaint southern escape in the Texas hill country, complete with a historic dance hall where you and your sweetie can throw on your cowboy boots and dance the night away.

    Photo courtesy of Nicolas Henderson

  • Stanton Hall

    Natchez, Mississippi

    The charming town of Natchez, located along the banks of the Mighty Mississippi, showers visitors with Southern charm. Tour its collection of Antebellum plantations hand in hand, cozy up on a carriage tour of historic Natchez or sip on the latest vintages at the Old South Winery. Complete your romantic getaway with a stay at a restored plantation house.

    Photo courtesy of Chris M Morris

  • Barker House

    Edenton, North Carolina

    The waterfront village of Edenton celebrated its 300th birthday in 2012. That's a lot of history! Come see why it's considered one of the country's prettiest towns. Tour Civil and Revolutionary War historic sights, get outdoors for some canoeing or paddling, catch a flick at the Taylor Movie Theater or have a picnic along the banks of the Chowan River.

    Photo courtesy of Bill Russ -

  • Peggy's Cove

    Halifax, Nova Scotia

    Whether you're a nature lover, wine enthusiast, history buff or foodie, you'll find plenty to do – and plenty of romance – in the capital of Nova Scotia. As one of Canada's most historic towns, Halifax is home to many galleries, museums, landmarks and fine dining options.

    Photo courtesy of paul (dex) bica

  • Driftwood beach

    Jekyll Island, Georgia

    In the 1800s, Jekyll Island served as an exclusive retreat for America's most elite families, the Vanderbilts, Rockefellers and Pulitzers to name a few. Today, the island's five miles of beaches are open to everyone, making it a perfect place to escape for a weekend with a loved one.

    Photo courtesy of Jeff Gunn


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