Hollywood isn’t the only Stateside destination that knows how to whip up a love story. We’ve handpicked the other top spots for romance in the States.*
Ivory-white sand and beautiful cypress trees on Carmel's beaches
Also known as Carmel-by-the-Sea, this picturesque town has been home to artist communities since the turn of the century. It’s easy to see why with just one glance at the landscape – simmering waves washing over pure white sand, cypress trees lining the shore, and wooded enclaves curling around the bay. In Carmel itself, Bookers will find wooden houses with thatched roofs alongside small bakeries, cafés, and tea rooms all sporting pinstriped awnings and hanging flower baskets. Book a romantic getaway at the luxurious Carmel Country Inn.
Montauk, New York
Take in stunning sunset views from the Montauk Lighthouse
Montauk is a beach town on the eastern edge of Long Island, and the more low-key sibling to the Hamptons. While it’s a popular destination in the summer, it’s the off-season that truly reveals its cozy charm. Bookers exploring the town will catch local fishermen bringing in the morning’s catch, as the bars begin filling throughout the afternoon. In the evening, the town's stretches of sand are dotted with bonfires and storytelling sessions. For the true romantics out there, a walk to the Montauk Lighthouse at sunset promises incredible views of the coastal horizon. Enjoy ocean vistas throughout your entire stay at the Sunrise Guest House.
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Visit in the fall to see Eureka Springs draped in golden foliage
Eureka Springs is tucked in a forested valley of the Ozark Mountains that’s nicknamed both The Magic City and the Stairstep Town. It’s got a unique look and feel thanks to all its Victorian buildings with balconies painted turquoise and lemon. Fall is the ideal time to visit, when the burnt-orange foliage covers the town in a fiery canopy as Thorncrown Chapel’s bells ring brightly. Bookers can pay a visit to the town’s rainbow staircase, a colorful mural running up a set of concrete steps. The town is renowned for its distinct architecture, so stay at the Cliff Cottage Inn, an elegantly historic country home.
Forsyth Park is just one of many secluded spots in Savannah
Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city, as timeless as it is romantic. The city’s rich heritage has been brought to life by architectural restoration, letting its beauty shine for locals and visitors alike. Antebellum mansions give the town a cozy yet regal feel, while Spanish moss sways over walkways to create cool, shady spaces, like in Forsyth Park. Bookers will love wandering down Jones Street—considered Savannah’s prettiest—and visiting its numerous antique stores, then ending the day with a little Lowcountry cuisine at The Olde Pink House. The Catherine Ward House Inn is nearby and right in the middle of the historic district.
Newport, Rhode Island
Take the historic Cliff Walk leading past colonial-era mansions
Newport is a handsome town, set at the edge of the Ocean State and the ideal spot for a romantic weekend getaway for Bookers. Grand colonial mansions line the coast with sailboats floating in the distance, while locals dine on fresh oysters at restaurants in the town’s harbor. It’s quintessential New England, and one of its signature highlights is the Cliff Walk, a 3.5-mile hike with incredible ocean views along the way. The sea breeze is known to work up a thirst, and a great option to quench it would be Gurney’s Resort and Marina, where Bookers are guaranteed an incredible sunset. Afterwards, head to Bouchard Inn & Restaurant for French cuisine and a cozy night’s sleep.
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**These destinations were picked based on endorsements for “romance” in the US according to global Bookers.