A pair of puffer jackets and a trip to the gas station might not be your idea of a romantic couples' getaway, but we're about to change your mind. Whether it’s a change of scenery, culture or climate that revs up your engine, it will be hard not to fall in love or deepen your bond on one of these whimsical excursions that are perfect for winter.
1. Route 100: Vermont
Route 100 travels for 200 miles through the picturesque state of Vermont where the fall foliage remains stunning into the colder months and the maple syrup is just as good any time of the year. Driving through the state, you’ll cross a series of beautiful bridges, including the Big Eddy and the Lincoln Gap, overlooking the river and mountainside. Halfway through the journey, you’ll come up on Romance Mountain, a perfect spot to take a break and cuddle up outdoors or watch the stars.
2. U.S. Route 1: Maine
Hop in the car and drive northeast for a thrilling tour through Maine along U.S. Route 1, where you and your S.O. will discover a series of small towns that beg for romance, including the famous Kennebunkport. Here you’ll discover seaside mansions and charming bed & breakfast spots that once were homes to U.S. sailors. When you’re hungry, drive up to Portland where foodies go to eat (we recommend Hugo’s, if you’re feeling experimentative). Stay on the road a little longer for blueberry barrens and the saltwater falls. We couldn’t make this trip up if we tried.
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