10 Fun Road Trip Ideas for New Couples

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10 Fun Road Trip Ideas for New Couples

Amanda Arcangel Amanda Arcangel • 10/09/15

There’s nothing like hitting the road and really getting to know your partner.

If you haven’t been together very long, a road trip is the perfect opportunity to get down to the nitty-gritty of really knowing each other.

A road trip can drive you closer or apart. If you make it to your destination without being sick of each other, you might have just found your lifelong passenger for the ride we call life.

When you find the right companion to be stuck in the car with for hours at a time, these road trip ideas will help you plan the perfect getaway whether you have a long weekend or a week to take your romance on the road!

1. Stay in a bed and breakfast

Stay in a bed and breakfast

Find a home away from home and drive to a quaint bed and breakfast just outside your city or town.

With cozy accommodations and superb hospitality, a bed and breakfast is the perfect hideaway for those young relationships. Let someone else cook breakfast while you both relax before exploring the sights and shops.

2. Find your inner artist or animal at a museum or zoo

Find your inner artist or animal at a museum or zoo

Filled with exotic animals or timeless artwork, a zoo or museum is just what you need to mix it up. It’s always fun to get up close and personal with the animals. Some zoos let you touch, feed or even ride the animals.

For a destination a little less wild, a museum will provide the perfect backdrop for good conversation and a touch of culture.

3. Escape in a state or national park

Escape in a state or national park

Take a break from your hectic lives and spend some quality time in the great outdoors! You can find a picturesque trail and take a romantic hike, go fishing and swimming or be adventurous and go white water rafting.

No matter what you decide, it will be a memorable escape.

4. Roll the dice at a casino

Roll the dice at a casino

Try your luck, but do not gamble your hearts away. Just imagine your sexy date blowing on your dice –  it already sounds like a win-win situation.

A road trip to the casino includes all of the exciting date must-haves: wins, losses, music and, of course, drinks.

Being at a casino is exciting, but be sure to not make your partner anxious about losing money.

5. Feeling festive? Choose a holiday destination

Feeling festive? Choose a holiday destination

Plan your trip around an upcoming holiday. There are plenty of must-see holiday destinations for every season.

You just might find yourselves at a parade or under a mistletoe or firework show.

6. Make a splash at the beach

Make a splash at the beach

Travel along the coastline while you and your partner to soak up the sun. A road trip to the beach can be salty and sandy, but it’s just the reason you need to see her in that little swimsuit.

Offer to rub each other down in sun block before you both hit the waves for some wet fun. End the trip with a fresh catch of seafood and a romantic stroll on the beach or boardwalk.

7. Pour it up at the winery

Pour it up at the winery

Head to wine country and spend the warm days wine tasting and the cool nights at romantic dinners.

If you are not afraid of heights, defy gravity with a hot air balloon ride where you float over the treetops and vineyards before you tour the grounds. You might take home more than just memories, but a few bottles of your favorite wines.

8. Back to the basics with camping

Back to the basics with camping

Keep things simple and sweet while you roast marshmallows for s’mores.

Be sure to pitch your tent before dark, and then end the night under the moonlight as you cuddle in your sleeping bags, picking out constellations and wishing on shooting stars.

9. Get cozy in a cabin

Get cozy in a cabin

A road trip to a cabin will provide all the seclusion you need. Wander hand in hand and find logs to fuel the fire for the night.

Put the technology away and really bond. Take the time to play board games or tell stories – the possibilities are endless!

10. Let loose at an amusement park

Unleash your inner child at an amusement park

Whether you prefer a water, amusement or theme park, you will be sure to find that adrenaline junkie’s paradise. All that energy built up from the long car drive there can be released as you both experience high speeds and tall heights.

Not only will seeking thrills get your hearts racing, but it will bring you closer together as a couple as you scream for your lives.


It is hard to deny the irresistible idea of the open road and a happy couple driving off into the sunset. For every couple, a road trip experience will vary: from a rare chance to bond and build memories, to an epiphany of dislikes and differences.

As carefree as a road trip may sound, it can be stressful and tiring. To minimize those negative symptoms and avoid the roadblocks, try an idea mentioned above and plan your trip together.

Most importantly do not forget it is all about the adventure to your destination. Live in the moment and you will be sure to make that fairy tale ride into the sunset a reality.


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