There’s more than one way to spring break. If you’re looking to avoid the party scene and indulge in a romantic retreat instead, check out these four luxurious spots to woo your sweetheart this spring.
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
Florida’s Gulf Coast is known as a family-friendly destination, but couples can indulge in some fun, too. Book the Sun-Sational Spring package at this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended resort and you’ll get daily breakfast for two, 15 percent off spa services and, most importantly, daily beach setup (an umbrella and two chairs) on the gorgeous white sand just outside of the hotel. Use the $30 credit during date night at one of the resort’s restaurants — sunset drinks at The Sand Bar, anyone?
French Quarter Inn
Although this charming inn is not in New Orleans, it is in another storied southern city: Charleston. The coastal South Carolina location sets for an enchanting scene in the heart of the historical district, and the inn has just the package for couples looking to revel in all of its niceties. Reserve the Just the Two of Us deal and you’ll get a bevy of romance-inducing amenities, including an in-room floral bouquet, a carriage ride, champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries at turndown, breakfast in bed and a bike rental, giving you a chance to further explore King Street, Charleston’s Museum Mile and other magical parts of town.
Westgate Park City Resort & Spa
The beach isn’t the only place for romance — you can head for the hills with your sweetie, too. In between taking in the unbelievable scenery of Park City at this mountainside resort, reserve some time for spa treatments and fine dining (including the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Edge Steakhouse). The Westgate Park City Signature package comes with a $150 certificate for dinner at Edge, a $50 credit for breakfast and a $150 credit at the spa. Speaking of the 30,000-square-foot oasis, its two-hour Reconnect package should also inspire romantic feelings, seeing as how it includes an aromatherapy bath, massage, foot treatment and two glasses of bubbly.
Is there anything more romantic than a quiet hotel surrounded by beautiful wine country scenery? We think not. And this Forbes Travel Guide Recommended boutique hotel in Santa Ynez Valley (about 35 minutes from Santa Barbara) offers couples a way to capitalize on its stellar location with the Stay & Spa Package for Two. Book to get one night at the hotel (a Wine Country Suite has views of the Santa Ynez hills) and either a massage or facial for two at a nearby spa. Don’t stress — a complimentary shuttle will get you to and from the facility, leaving you nothing to worry about but deciding which of the three on-property restaurants to try for dinner.