How to Plan a Romantic Getaway

by eHow Travel Editor

Do some research and plan a few surprises...Whether it's your first trip together or your 50th wedding anniversary, a well-orchestrated romantic trip will not soon be forgotten.

Items you will need

  • Evening Attire
  • Garment Bags
  • Lingerie
  • Luggage Sets
  • Swimsuits
  • Flowers
  • Scented Candle Set
  • Champagne
  • Bubble Baths
  • Travel Services
  • Duffel Bags

Consider your options for romantic destinations. Do you want to drive or fly? Do you want to create the mood in an urban setting like Paris, or a rugged place like Big Sur?

Research bed-and-breakfasts, small inns and private cabins or condos in your destination area, once you nail down a place.

Ask about special room features: large tubs, fireplaces, king-sized beds and patios with sweeping views.

Research idyllic beach walks, gentle mountain trails or picnic areas in the area you will be visiting.

Investigate cozy restaurants in and around your destination, and make a reservation for two.

Allow for plenty of relaxation time on your trip. If you are traveling for a weekend, but have a long drive, skip out early on Friday.

Arrange for special treats to greet you when you arrive. Champagne, chocolates and flowers are quintessential romantic treats.

Bring scented candles, bubble baths and incense to create an extravagant setting within your hotel room.

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Tip

  • For added mystique, plan a romantic trip as a surprise. Ask your significant other to pack a bag, and then blindfold him or her and lead the way!