Whether you are remembering your first date or honoring the day you took your vows, it’s important to celebrate the love between you and your significant other. While you could head out for a nice dinner, maybe you’re both in the mood to do something a bit more adventurous — more specifically, something that involves packing a suitcase and getting away for a special anniversary trip!
The Big Apple
When it comes to romantic vacation destinations, New York City is at the top of the list. The city is an ideal location for a couple’s getaway; dinners for two at world-class restaurants and strolling hand-in-hand through Times Square to a lovely carriage ride through Central Park, the Big Apple is perfect for celebrating amore. If you are both fans of live theater, you can also take in a show while you are there; as you are making your reservations for your hotel, look into activities in the city. How about a Broadway show? Off-Broadway shows are great too; Agatha Christie’s “The Unexpected Guest” premieres at The Clurman Theatre this month, so if you like mysteries, book your tickets before you go.
Savannah, South Carolina
There are plenty of reasons why U.S. News and World Report named Savannah, South Carolina, one of the most romantic getaways in the United States; from its amazing restaurants and beautiful antebellum architecture to its charming and welcoming residents that are figuratively dripping with Southern charm, it’s a relaxing, slow-paced place to spend a lovely vacation. The city is also known for its alleged haunted locations. If you’re up for it, schedule a tour of the city’s most ghostly buildings and then get ready to offer plenty of comforting and cozy hugs and squeezes to each other.
Camping in the Broken Group Islands
If you would rather stay in Canada for your romantic getaway, but you also want to try something off the beaten path, head into nature in the Broken Group Islands. As Parks Canada shares, the peak visitation season is during July and August, so if you want to avoid large crowds, schedule your trip during the spring or fall seasons. Go off the grid for a few days and enjoy a vacation free from laptops, cell phones and tablets. With no texting or emails, you’re free to focus on one another. Also, this option is better than spending a ton of money on hotels and dining out; imagine sitting under the stars roasting marshmallows and snuggling up in a warm tent, then heading out for scenic hikes during the day.
For couples who love the water — or if you haven’t been on one before — spend a few days on a luxury liner. Many of the major cruise lines offer packages for couples who are celebrating an anniversary; for example, Celebrity Cruises has a Deluxe Romance Package that features a mimosa breakfast in bed, an evening turndown service with rose petals and a bottle of Champagne served with chocolate-dipped strawberries.
No matter what you decide to do this anniversary, just make sure you spend time appreciating your special someone and reflecting on your time together.