Spring is a lovely time for travels and what better time to get away as a couple. If you have children, it’s a nice break for you and will serve as your own type of spring break. No need for a wild trip (unless that’s what you’d prefer), we have some destinations that will excite you and give you the opportunity to connect with your love.
Big Sur, California
Nice spring weather makes for a perfect road trip and what better trip that along the California coast, destination: Big Sur. The recently opened Ventana is a resort that you’ll want to visit time and time again. Whether you opt for glamping, a regular room, a suite, or one of the houses, you’ll feel right at home, but better. You can enjoy dinners at the resort’s The Sur House, treatments at Spa Alila, exploring the area, and taking advantage of everything Big Sur has to offer. Ventana is an ideal property to do just that. In fact, their property is so unique, you could spend your entire vacation on it and have no regrets for not venturing out.
An exclusive enclave set amid 160 forested acres on the rugged Pacific coast, Ventana (Spanish for “window”) is both inspired by and reflective of its majestic setting in Big Sur.
Across The Country
Take the work out of the trip and hop aboard a train. Train travel is en vogue again and the experience is lovely. It’s relaxing and allows you to enjoy the scenery. The only real drawback is that trains often experience delays, but if you’re in vacation mode, that shouldn’t matter. You’ll want to spend your time on the upper deck to take in all the views of this glorious country. With more than 500 destinations around the United States, Amtrak’s trip planner allows you to craft a custom journey that will suit your needs and travel desires, or you can opt for one of their packages.
Crystal Cruises is the luxury cruise line that will allow you to experience the sights of the Mediterranean Sea without the hordes of tourists on board.
The glory of Greece, the fashion of France, the passion of Italy. The Mediterranean tugs at the heartstrings for every world traveler.
We agree. It’s romantic and gorgeous and ports aside, the Mediterranean Sea is a shade of blue you’ll never forget. You can try a simple itinerary like their seven-day Dubrovnik to Venice trip. You might also enjoy something a little more involved like their Marseille to Barcelona trip. Perhaps something more immersive like their Dubai to Rome trip is more your speed. You can’t go wrong with whatever you decide. Their ships are fabulous as well. The Crystal Symphony with a guest capacity of 848 underwent a multi-million dollar makeover last year. The Crystal Serenity began its own multi-million dollar makeover which will add more suites and penthouses.
From its colorful shrines and Samurai castles to its matcha-flavored treats and cute monkeys, Kyoto, Japan has its merits all year round. The spring, however, is its most romantic with its freshly bloomed cherry blossom trees throughout the city. The perfectly romantic hotel for a couple is the Kyomachiya Hotel Shiki Juraku. Located in a quiet residential neighborhood, this elegant, traditional-looking Japanese hotel is comprised of 10 two-story suites. The hotel staff strives to help you enjoy your stay in one of their “Machiya townhouses with a history of nearly 100 year that carries along the tradition but values innovation at the same time.”
When considering a destination for a spring vacation, you must always consider an exotic, tropical location and we have Hawaii easily within our reach. One of our favorite spots in Hawaii is Kauai for romance. Kauai often comes up as a romantic destination and we can’t stress enough how magical this island treasure is. While there are luxury resorts on the island that will cater to your every need, one of our other favorites in the boutique hotel style is the Ko’a Kea Hotel & Resort. Located on the southernmost part of Kauai, this stylish, chic hotel was voted Best Resort Hotel by Travel + Leisure readers in the 2017 World’s Beste Awards.
The most romantic of Kauai hotels, Ko`a Kea features oceanfront guest rooms with unobstructed views of Poipu Beach.
So, tell us, where will you be booking your spring couples vacation? For more inspiration, you’ll want to read The World’s 10 Most Romantic Cities.