7 Sinfully Romantic Southern Escapes
If you need a special getaway with your husband, look to Savannah, Georgia. Cozy inns and local-food restaurants flourish around the tree-shaded historic district. Because of so many recently opened places, you should return to explore this city in new ways. Here are our latest rendezvous ideas.
Romantic San Antonio
Tonight you're far from the crowds and traffic, surrounded by the comfort of a relaxing resort. Step out on your balcony, and raise a toast to a sweetheart of a break in the most romantic city in Texas. You can stroll the River Walk tomorrow--or you might not want to leave at all. So much has blossomed around The Westin La Cantera Resort, it's a destination in itself.
Once upon a time, there lived a little girl who wanted to be a princess. She just knew a castled kingdom lay somewhere in her future, if only she could find her way there. And lo, though many years passed, she indeed found her regal domain in the realm of Asheville, North Carolina, where the Biltmore Estate succeeds in treating guests royally.
Romantic New Orleans
Le Pavillon Hotel, New Orleans
A stay at this gorgeous hotel puts guests just steps from the youthful bustle of the French Quarter. Le Pavillon's lobby captures all the romance of New Orleans with chandeliers the size of cars and lavish oil paintings. Best Room: The hotel has 226 rooms to choose from, but a stay in one of the 7 suites provides a glimpse of old New Orleans that few could resist. Don't Miss: Take a stroll down Bourbon Street to have dinner at Galatoire's, one of the city's most beloved and classic eateries. 833 Poydras Street, New Orleans, LA 70112; 1-800-535-9095 or www.lepavillon.com.
Here in the Smokies, you can stay in rustic luxury for less than you'd pay (per couple) for a mid-range chain hotel. Luxury-- in a cabin? You bet. Think game rooms, flat-screen TVs, forever views--even indoor pools and theaters. You can afford it. Really. We've picked the best cabins for your romantic getaway and even broken them down by budget.
- We love discovering a unique place to stay--an inn with character, heritage, all the modern amenities, and a restaurant that makes me smile. The South boasts lots of these jewels, and one of my favorites sits in the Brandywine Valley of Delaware, land of the Du Ponts--and those guys sure knew how to live.
- Bungalows, tucked into rolling hills, gleam with welcome. Flickering gaslights cast dancing shadows across the narrow lanes leading to 11 buildings that compose The Inn at Montchanin Village--a perfect romantic getaway.
- Plan Your Trip
The Inn at Perry Cabin in St. Michaels, Maryland is romantic inside and out―lavish rooms with a nautical theme overlooking a generous lap of lawn that faces boats bobbing on the water. This postcard-perfect Eastern Shore setting is the place for romance and relaxation.