Summer is just around the corner, but if you and your boo haven’t made vacation plans yet, have no fear. We’ve got your back!
Looking at populations, attractions, restaurants, weather, recreation and more, not to mention Sunset.com’s list of the 42 best summer trips, we’ve found 17 Perfect Summer Hideaways for Couples.
Whether you prefer sandy beaches or lush mountains, sparks are sure to fly between you two in these beautiful and romantic destinations, and you’ll get the alone time you’ve been looking for!
17. Kremmling, Colorado
We kick of our list with none other than Kremmling, Colorado. Incorporated in 1904, Kremmling has 111 years of wonderful stories to tell and hundreds of ways to help you and your better half create stories of your own. Romantic horseback rides, scenic rafting trips and more await you.
16. Williams, Arizona
You’ll find Williams, Arizona along famous Route 66, and what you’ll find in this desert city is an abundance of activities for couples who love the outdoors. From hiking and biking, to Wild West entertainment and the Grand Canyon, work up a sexy sweat together in Williams.
15. Geyserville, California
Not only is Geyserville, California the “Gateway to the Alexander Valley” and the “Wine Capital of Sonoma County,” but it’s also the gateway to a romantic summer vacation just for two! Whether you let loose at the River Rock Casino or take it easy at Burke’s Canoe Trips, Geyserville will not disappoint.
14. Cody, Wyoming
Named after the famous Buffalo Bill, Cody, Wyoming is where the cowboy and cowgirl culture still thrives, so grab your boo and your boots and join in on the festivities, including rodeos, Yellowstone National Park, concerts in the park and more.
13. Jerome, Arizona
If you’re looking for “America’s Most Vertical City” or “The Largest Ghost Town in America,” then you’ve come to the right place: Jerome, Arizona. Soak up the city’s rich history, get cozy at a bed and breakfast or indulge in the fabulous food.
12. Shasta County, California
Located in Northern California, Shasta County is the “lusty Queen City” of the area’s mining district, but it’s also a go-to place for love birds who enjoy getting lost together in a park (or six) while getting lost in each other’s eyes.
11. Whittier, Alaska
Who says a summer vacation has to come with 90 degree weather? Not us! Whittier, Alaska is made for partners who think outside the box when it comes to travel. If history and sailing get your engines running, then Whittier is the city for you.
10. Catalina Island, California
Twenty-two miles long and 8 miles wide, Catalina Island, California is a gorgeous hideaway just waiting to be explored by an adventurous couple. It doesn’t matter if you’re ziplining, snorkeling, golfing or dancing the night away at a beach party — you and your SO will fall in love all over again here.
9. Lander, Wyoming
Nestled in central Wyoming is Lander, a city full of life, beauty and adventure. Your trip won’t be complete without a visit to Sinks Canyon State Park, Wind River Mountains, the Middle Fork of Popo Agie and, of course, downtown Lander.
8. Edmonds, Washington
If that breathtaking picture doesn’t convince you that Edmonds, Washington is a perfect hideaway for you and your main squeeze, maybe the fact that you can go from the beach to a park in mere minutes will.
7. Gig Harbor, Washington
Nicknamed “The Maritime City,” Gig Harbor, Washington will definitely take your relationship to the next level thanks to monthly festivals, numerous attractions, an unbeatable nightlife and more.
6. Stanley, Idaho
Don’t think of Idaho when you think of summer vacations? Well, you should! Not only is Stanley “the trailhead to Idaho adventure,” which means the best outdoor activities are right at your fingertips (hotsprings, anyone?), but it’s also a quaint place where you and your boo can just focus on each other.
5. Huntington Beach, California
Did someone say Surf City USA? Huntington, California is everything you could want in a summer destination while also providing some twists and turns along the way, such as the Huntington Beach Wetlands and the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace.
4. Sierra City, California
In Sierra City, you and that special someone will get the real California mountain experience. Camping and rafting and climbing — oh my! Say goodbye to boring dates, and say hello to excitement.
3. San Juan Islands, Washington
They say you’ll never meet a stranger in San Juan Islands, Washington, and the folks there certainly live up to that motto. Besides the warm welcome you two are sure to receive, this charming town is also a paradise for animal lovers, especially fans of Orcas.
2. Cascade, Idaho
With the motto “Play, Stay, Relax, in the beautiful Cascade area,” it’s hard not to do just that in Cascade. Summer in Cascade means endless opportunities for fun, peace and quiet, thrills and whatever else you and your sweetheart are looking for.
1. Ashland, Oregon
Everything is “as you like it” in Ashland, Oregon, and that rings true for outgoing couples and introverted couples alike. From lavish lands to inspiring performing arts, romance is around every corner here. Plus what could be more romantic than a Shakespeare festival?!
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