2017-18 Best Romantic Getaways

U.S. News & World Report, publisher of Best Hotels and Best Cruise Lines, today 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.

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                        

  1. Napa Valley, California
  2. Kauai, Hawaii
  3. Maui, Hawaii
  4. Charleston, South Carolina
  5. Savannah, Georgia

Best Cheap Romantic Getaways

  1. Savannah, Georgia
  2. Portland, Maine
  3. Sedona, Arizona
  4. Cannon Beach, Oregon
  5. Asheville, North Carolina

Best Honeymoon Destinations

  1. Tuscany, Italy
  2. Tahiti, French Polynesia
  3. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
  4. St. Lucia
  5. Fiji