U.S. News & World Report reveals the 2017-18 best romantic getaways

25 Aug,WASHINGTON – U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hotels and Best Cruise Lines, released its rankings of the Best Romantic Getaways. The annual rankings highlight 12 destinations across the United States that are ideal for romantic getaways.

Napa Valley, California, with its rolling vineyards, cozy wine caverns and luxurious hotels, takes the No. 1 spot on the list of Best Romantic Getaways. With its laid-back beaches, mountains and rainforests, Kauai, the No. 2 destination, offers travelers an abundance of outdoor activities and sightseeing adventures. The No. 3 destination, Maui, is home to romantic luxe resorts, exotic jungles and charming beaches, making it feel like a faraway paradise. The list also includes Cape Cod, No. 6, Martha’s Vineyard, No. 9, and Aspen at No. 12.

For the budget-savvy traveler, U.S. News also looked at prices for accommodations, attractions and dining when rounding up the list of Best Cheap Romantic Getaways. Known for Spanish moss-lined streets and a robust dining scene, Savannah, Georgia, snags the No.1 spot, followed by Portland, Maine, at No. 2, which is highly regarded for its rustic aesthetic and inexpensive, casual dining spots. The No. 3 destination, Sedona, Arizona, draws travelers with hiking trails that showcase the area’s striking red rocks.

“Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break from the stresses of real life and spend quality time with the person you love. And what better way to do that than to travel?” said Gwen Shearman, travel editor at U.S. News. “To help you and your significant other plan the ideal romantic getaway, whether it’s for a honeymoon, an anniversary or just because, we’ve narrowed down the most enchanting destinations.”

In addition to the destinations across the United States, U.S. News ranks the Best Honeymoon Destinations and Best Destination Wedding Spots in Europe and the Caribbean.

With the help of user votes and expert opinions, U.S. News considered ambiance, privacy and a city’s reputation, as well as the abundance of couple-friendly activities, in order to rank the most romantic retreats.

2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Romantic Getaways Rankings

Best Romantic Getaways in the USA

Napa Valley, California
Kauai, Hawaii
Maui, Hawaii
Charleston, South Carolina
Savannah, Georgia
Best Cheap Romantic Getaways

Savannah, Georgia
Portland, Maine
Sedona, Arizona
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Asheville, North Carolina
Best Honeymoon Destinations

Tuscany, Italy
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
St. Lucia
Best Destination Wedding Spots in Europe

Amalfi Coast
Loire Valley
Lake Como
Best Destination Wedding Spots in the Caribbean

Turks & Caicos
Puerto Rico
St. Lucia
Cayman Islands
St. Kitts & Nevis
St. Barts


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