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Enjoy some quality time with that special someone by road tripping through the Eastern United States. Your journey will uncover several romantic destinations, offering a little something for everyone. Whether you want to take in the salty ocean air, relax by the fire in the mountains, or go on a wine country tour you won’t soon forget, the Eastern U.S. has serious road trip potential. First, research motorhome rentals, and then plan your love-filled road trip.
Relax in the Mountains
Set your sights on the mountains and enjoy a romantic road trip where you can unplug and unwind. North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Parkway weaves you through the mountains, and it delivers a stunning view in the fall when foliage is at its brightest. Enjoy a romantic hike at Craggy Gardens, which is about 20 miles from Asheville. Sitting at 3,500 feet elevation, this state-designated Natural Heritage Area boasts stunning 360-degree panoramic views. Pack a picnic lunch and set up at one of the convenient picnic tables overlooking this unforgettable view.
Once you’ve taken in the sights of the Blue Ridge Parkway, head to Asheville, where you can enjoy fireside dining, spectacular views, and a relaxed and romantic vibe. Stop by the Grove Park Inn, where you can enjoy a wine and chocolate flight at the Presidents Wine Bar or take in scenic views while dining on upscale cuisine at the Sunset Terrace restaurant. Then, schedule a couples’ massage at the inn’s spa, where you and your significant other can enjoy some relaxation and rejuvenation during your romantic getaway.
Georgia is for Lovers, Too
The Georgia coast gives you a tropical feel without having to venture into tourist-heavy Florida. A road trip up and down the Georgia coast can be just the escape you need with that special someone. Savannah is your quintessential Southern town with a rich history and plenty to explore. Spend a day on River Street, enjoy a romantic dinner on a Savannah riverboat, and hop on a carriage to learn about the city’s history.
Then, you can head 30 minutes east to Tybee Island, where you can enjoy a relaxing day on the beach. Whether you simply want to dine al fresco with that special someone or enjoy an adventure, there’s plenty to do in Tybee Island. Have a fresh catch dinner at The Crab Shack, or sign up for a dolphin tour for an unforgettable adventure.
Enjoy a Wine Country Getaway
Virginia features a flourishing wine country that’s a perfect getaway for wine connoisseur couples. The state’s Shenandoah Valley boasts nearly 30 wineries, allowing you to drive through the Virginia countryside and tour several wineries during your road trip. The family-owned Blue Ridge Vineyard features 10 wines—five reds and five whites—and has regular events, including live music. CrossKeys Vineyards features 11 wines, a tasting room, and a food menu, allowing you to wine and dine on the scenic patio. Valerie Hill Vineyard and Winery features a centuries-old tasting house, where you can enjoy daily wine tastings and light fare while overlooking a scenic 18-acre farm.
A journey through the Eastern U.S. gives you plenty of opportunities for romance. Decide what kind of adventure you and that special someone desire, and hit the road for a love-filled escape.