Can't make it to one of these destinations this weekend?
We surveyed couples from all over the country to see how they would suggest spending this upcoming Labor Day Weekend, and the results made us totally jealous.
Here are our favorite romantic ideas for you and your significant other.
1. Book A Spa Day
Dana and Jared of NYC said that their most romantic date this year was when they booked a couple's massage at the Mineral Springs resort, and spent the rest of the day enjoying drinks poolside on the roof deck. Dana's favorite part of the mini getaway? "It felt like we were taking a mini vacation without ever stepping on a plane!"
2. Take A Trip To The Capitol
Akanksha and Samarth recently drove out to Washington D.C. for the weekend and visited the sights. "We went out in Georgetown at night, and then did some sight-seeing during the day," Akanksha said. "The Smithsonian Museums are free on the weekends, so it helped us save some on the cost of the overall trip."
3. Plan A Mini Honeymoon
Newlyweds Maggie and Javier don’t have the office leeway to schedule their dream honeymoon yet, but that hasn't stopped them from relishing in their newlywed bliss. They recently took a sightseeing cruise. "We're not doing a huge honeymoon yet, so we’re taking different day trips, and I have to say I enjoyed the cruise so much," said Maggie. "The upstairs outdoor seating was the best!"
4. Attend A Music Festival
Alyse and Dave have found that their favorite weekend excursions always include attending a music festival. "It's how we take a break from our hectic and busy lives and take an entire day (or weekend — depending on the festival) and just enjoy each other and the music we both love," said Alyse. The couple is considering a trip to the three-day art festival called Bumbershoot in Seattle, Washington this weekend to enjoy some of their favorite artists.
5. Explore A New City together
Sarah and Chris's favorite trip together was a long weekend in Chris's Missouri hometown, where they visited the famous St. Louis Gateway Arch and went on a Budweiser factory tour. "It was awesome to have a date night somewhere out of our normal comfort zone," said Sarah. "Exploring a new city let us explore a new aspect of our relationship."
6. Attend A Ball Game
While eating ballpark franks and drinking draft beer out of plastic cups doesn't exactly scream romance, it's definitely a fun and authentic way to spend some time together, without all of the financial pressure that can accompany a weekend couple's trip. Anna and Matt plan on attending a Red Sox game this Saturday and spend Sunday in Gloucester for some fried fresh seafood and beautiful beaches.
7. Cozy Up At A Bed And Breakfast
Even though Rie and Terry live down the shore, one of their favorite weekend trips was spent at a bed and breakfast … just one town over! "Even though we know the area, and could just as easily have eaten at the restaurants or browsed the shops in a day trip, we would usually be worrying about what the kids were doing for dinner, or if anyone would be home to let the dogs out," Rie said. "By making a weekend trip out of one of our favorite local places, we were able to just enjoy each other."
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