- A number of romantic destinations in the United States sometimes fall under the radar.
- Some underrated destinations in states like Florida, California, the Carolinas, and Georgia offer lots of things for couples to do together.
- St. Augustine, Florida, and Marina del Rey, California, both have beautiful beaches.
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Beachside resorts are often the go-to idea for romantic getaways, but there are plenty of lesser-known destinations that still offer an incredible time for couples.
And if you live in the United States, some of them are even closer than you might think.
Here are some of the most underrated romantic destinations in the US.
There are great food and drinks in Greenville, South Carolina.
Greenville’s relaxing, yet growing, downtown scene is perfect for a romantic trip.
You can take a tour of the city’s most beloved barbecue spots; enjoy an incredible view, handcrafted cocktails, and a menu filled with locally sourced items at Up on the Roof; or find a healthy-yet-filling snack at Southern Pressed Juicery.
Asheville, North Carolina, is a great destination year-round.
Much like its neighbouring city of Greenville, Asheville is filled with wonders that are perfect for a romantic getaway.
Whether visiting in the winter, summer, spring, or fall, you’re guaranteed to find some amazing views, historical landmarks, and beautiful architecture.
And, if you’re daring, the Tail of the Dragon road is totally worth the trip.
Amelia Island is a low-key spot in Florida.
For those who are not privy of all that the Sunshine State has to offer, Amelia Island is a little-known destination that has gorgeous white-sand beaches and blue waters.
In St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, you can relax and have adventures.
St. Croix is an ideal couples’ trip destination with its sunshine, white-sand beaches. and scenic trails.
Savannah, Georgia, is quiet and full of history.
For couples who love all things history, visiting Savannah can provide a therapeutic and memorable experience.
The quiet town offers trolley and walking tours, well-manicured parks, high-end restaurants, art galleries, and museums.
St. Augustine, Florida, has food, history, and beaches.
Much like Savannah, St. Augustine is rich in history, and if you’re interested in a low-key weekend exploring all the city has to offer, it should make your bucket list.
Take a visit to the St. Augustine Distillery, see some local wildlife at the Wild Reserve, take it back to the old days with a visit to the Colonial Quarter for the Colonial Experience Living History Tour, or just spend a relaxing day at St. Augustine Beach.
Marina del Rey, California, is a relaxing part of the Golden State.
People usually talk about Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Diego, but California’s Marina Del Rey is a hidden gem that’s typically not as crowded as those more popular spots.
Marina del Rey is one of the most underrated places to sneak off and get some alone time. Located just a few miles from LAX airport and within walking distance of the famous Venice Beach, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy.
New Orleans, Louisiana, is an amazing trip even when it’s not Mardi Gras.
It’s no secret that New Orleans has a reputation of being a city filled with parties, strong liquor, and delicious eats, but you may not know how romantic this spot can be.
Notably nicknamed the “Big Easy,” finding a good time with your significant other can be just as simple as the city’s name suggests – even if you aren’t there during the span of the famed carnival.
Find a moment of elegance in the Garden District, delve into the French Quarter’s history, learn a bit of history at the Voodoo Museum, listen to some jazz at the Davenport Lounge, or let the good and unsuspecting romantic times roll while you dance the night away along the Mississippi River.
Lake of Ozarks, Missouri, is the perfect place for romantic reflection.
Whether you chose to stay in a resort or rent a cottage all to yourself, Lake of Ozarks is perfect for a quiet getaway.
When you are not enjoying all the outdoor activities like swimming in the lake or visiting Ha Ha Tonka State Park, you can hit up the Ozark Distillery for a tour, visit one (or a few) of the many wineries in the area, or visit the Bridal Caves.
Nantucket, Massachusetts, is a delightful romantic destination.
Whether you want to eat some delicious seafood or enjoy the New England beaches, Nantucket could be a great pick.
This town, located 30 miles from Cape Cod, truly lets you get away from city life.
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