When you daydream about a romantic getaway, you more than likely see yourself on beautiful sunny beaches in places like Hawaii, Aruba, or Fiji. Or maybe you fantasize about a romantic getaway in a cold weather location like Switzerland or Austria where you can snuggle by a cozy warm fire with your lover. It can be a bummer when you realize it is just a fantasy, but it doesn’t have to be.
Having a romantic getaway does not mean that you have to go to a far-off exotic location, or spend a lot of money. You can experience just as much romance without going very far at all. You can have the most romantic time of your life without ever leaving your state, your town, or even your house. All it takes is a little creativity and forethought.
In-State Romantic Getaway –
Every state of the country has something cool to see or somewhere nice to go for a visit. In Arizona, your options are basically limitless. Within a few hours’ drive of Phoenix we have everything from skiing and the Grand Canyon in the north part of the state, to cool historical places like Tombstone and Tucson to our south. There is so much to do in Arizona, you could take a romantic getaway every weekend for a year and not see it all.
If you are looking for romance in the high country of AZ, then look no further than The Inn at 410 Bed and Breakfast in Flagstaff. They have cozy rooms with private fireplaces and gourmet breakfast every morning. There’s nothing better than a gourmet, home-cooked breakfast (made by someone else) after a night of romance and passion.
Flagstaff is not the only romantic getaway spot around Phoenix. Think about what you and your honey like to do together and find a destination that is perfect for you both. Romance does not only happen in certain locations; it happens wherever you make it happen. So, pack your favorite new lingerie and head for somewhere special and unexpected this weekend with your lover.
In-Town Romantic Getaway –
If you are thinking to yourself that you can’t get out of town for the weekend, don’t be alarmed; a 1-night staycation at a resort in your own town can be more romantic than any trip. It can feel like you are having a secret rendezvous or something. You can role play and pretend that you just met, or just enjoy each other without having to go through all the stress of packing and worrying about forgetting something. The good thing about a staycation is that if you do forget something, you can go back home and get it.
There are several resorts in the Phoenix area that offer summer romance specials that include everything from spa packages and white sand beaches to golf packages and shopping excursions. No matter what your interests are, you can find something you both will enjoy. The Omni Resort and Spa at Montelucia has a great romance special with private pool cabanas and wine tasting events every weekend.
If even a staycation at a hotel or resort in your city is out of the question, you can still have all the romance of a getaway without leaving home. With limited time and for just a little money you can plan a romantic night at home that would make Casanova jealous. You can get a babysitter, go out for an early dinner and return home for dancing and “fun” by candle-light. I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t love to do this once in a while. It is a great way to re-connect and remember why you are in love.
You can go all out if you have a little money in the budget, you can refresh your bedroom with some new bedding, pillows, and drapes. Nothing spells romance like supple velvet blankets in rich colors and lacey, sateen sheets. With scarves over the lamps and candles burning on the headboard, the mood will be set.
We all want a little romance in our lives and it is not as elusive as we think it is. All it takes is a little effort and time, and you can have the most romantic life ever! Don’t forget to pack your favorite lingerie for your romantic tryst, no matter where you go or what you do, lingerie adds a little spice to everything.