Paris may very well be the city of love, but crossing the Atlantic for a passionate venture isn’t necessary. So keep your passport at home and pack light. Paul Henry, president of Travel Axess in Atlanta, picked his top five spots for a domestic romantic rendezvous.
Charleston, South Carolina: HarbourView Inn
Snuggle up to your beau during a romantic stay in this luxurious waterfront hotel within the historic district of one of the South’s most charming cities. Select rooms offer private balconies, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs and panoramic views for a particularly intimate weekend getaway.
New Orleans: Hotel Monteleone
Upscale amenities and convenient access to the French Quarter’s non-stop nightlife await you and your sweetheart in this Big Easy location. Owned and operated by the Monteleone family for four generations, Hotel Monteleone has offered a home-away-from home for such literary greats as William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams and Truman Capote.
Palm Springs, California: Colony Palms Hotel
Spice up your romance with a trip to this swanky retreat, which housed a legendary underground speakeasy and brothel after opening in 1936 as The Colonial House. A few of its luxuries include a Moroccan spa, mountain views and a heated outdoor pool. Select rooms feature fireplaces and four-claw bathtubs for those who love to splurge.
Phoenix, Arizona: Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
If you and your lover like it hot, head to this desert spot perched on Camelback Mountain. An Asian-inspired spa, meditation garden and watsu pool are just a few of the relaxing offerings here.
San Antonio, Texas: Hotel Contessa
Spacious suites showcasing floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking Downtown and the city’s famous Riverwalk provide a perfect opportunity to pamper your object of affection.