New York City in itself is one of the top romantic cities to live in, in the United States. However since most of us have been locked up in our homes for far too long this past year, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, I think it’s safe to say that we could all use a getaway. Good times seem even better when they’re spent in the presence of a loved one. NYC has some top travel destinations for couples, and spectacular resorts just a couple of hours from the city, to spend an amazing romantic vacation with your partner
Here are the #10 top travel destinations for couples in and around NYC where you can plan a safe and romantic holiday with your beloved over a long weekend, away from the crowds in the city.
Named after the traditional Japanese craft of scorching the upper surface of the wood and then preserving it with oil to make it fireproof, the Shou Sugi Ban house is an elegant and peaceful retreat for couples to completely forget the sounds of the sounds and embrace the quiet and peaceful music of the beach. The property is one of the top travel destinations for couples around NYC and is spread out across three acres. The property is located at Water Mills, in the Hamptons, offers 13 individual cedar studios, depicting Japanese culture.
Each of the 13 studio accommodations is built in a peaceful design with neutral colors that are pleasant on the eyes. Each studio can accommodate up to 2 people and comes with a bunch of features and amenities such as a gas fireplace, private garden patio, state-of-the-art designer furniture, bathrooms and linen, and much more. You can also enjoy its amazing culinary dishes designed by Michelin- Starred chef Mads Refslund.
The resort is alcohol-free and offers wellness packages that include a holistic learning experience that enriches the mind, body, and soul. The wellness offerings of the resort also include yoga, aromatherapy, fitness classes, knowledge and classes on nutrition, meditation, along with peaceful sounds of the Himalayan Singing bowls, gongs, and wind chimes that produce healing vibrations that flush out stress and negativity from the mind. The resort also has a one of a kind spa facility that offers various therapies and treatment packages to make this one of the top travel destinations for couples.
Situated, in North Fork, at the tips of Long Island, this little is one of the amazing top travel destinations for couples near NYC. The property is less than 2 hours away from Brooklyn and offers some impressive views, activities, and things to do with your partner. The hotel was built in 1935 and has its own private beach property. The property has been renovated completely for a modern upgrade. The décor inside the hotel depicts that of a classic ship. At its best, the hotel has a two-bedroom suite, with a hot tub, that offers you wide-open views of the ocean and the waterfront deck for easy access to the beach. In addition to that, the suite also has a private terrace and kitchen.
There are plenty of things to do at the property, such as spending some quality time with your partner, taking a dip in the ocean, or enjoying a bonfire and s’mores. If that doesn’t fill your appetite, there are plenty of other things to do near the property which makes it one of the liveliest additions to this list of top travel destinations for couples around NYC. There are breweries and wineries near the property where you can go for tasting some amazing wines with your beloved. There are plenty of tiny little shops to explore, and amazing restaurants in Greenport as well, including the Hotels very own Halyard, which offers some amazing and fresh seafood dishes.
Gurney’s Montauk Resorts and seawater spa is another gem located in the Hamptons. The property is almost 90 years old and features miles of the white sandy beach. The property has multiple sea-facing rooms that give you spectacular views of the ocean and charming décor that makes this place one of the top travel destinations for couples. The resort is just 2.5 hours away from NYC, and for an additional $75 you can get your pets over here too. The property also has an Olympic-sized saltwater swimming pool, where you can dine indoors while getting a full view of the ocean from the windows.
The seawater spa facility at the property is spread out over an area of 32000 sq. ft. and has a total of 40 treatment rooms. In addition to this, there are plenty of wellness activities that you can enjoy with your partner while here including Pilates, cross-fit, cardio equipment, and yoga sessions on the beach. The resort also offers rental equipment for water sports and mountain biking. There are plenty of restaurants and coffee houses in and around the property where you can grab a bite after a day full of exciting activities by the beach of the nearby state parks. The private beach and amazing attractions along with the oceanfront rooms make this property one of the top travel destinations for couples retreat near NYC.
Scribner’s Lodge in Catskills is located in the beautiful scenery of the hunter mountain. It was open in 1966 and has gone through a total renovation in 2016. The property offers 38 lodging-style contemporary rooms that offer a vintage vibe with amazingly modern touches. The Scribner’s Lodge is perfect for a romantic retreat in the summers as well as winter and is, therefore, one of the best top travel destinations for couples in New York. The property is pet-friendly so you can bring your pooch along with you. The property offers plenty of après- ski dining options for you to indulge in after a day of cutting through fresh powdery snow on the mountain slopes.
The Scribner’s Lodge is a year-round destination, for couples to relax in and come in for a quick getaway filled with outdoor adventures. In addition to enjoying the lazy winter morning watching snow fall while sitting by the fire, or taking on the mountain for some skiing, there are plenty of hiking and camping opportunities along with the nearby sites on the property, during the summers. One attraction in particular which you should explore during your vacation with your partner is the Kaaterskill Falls.
The Troutbeck Hotel in Amenia along the Hudson Valley is an iconic hotel that has stood its ground since 1765 when it was built. The hotel is known for hosting some of the most brilliant freethinkers, and historic events throughout the years which makes it one of the top travel destinations for couples who like to explore history, heritage, and literature. From legends like Mark Twain, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau to Earnest Hemingway and President Theodore Roosevelt, this majestic estate has inspired many great people and gave birth to revolutionary ideas. The property played a significant role in the development of policies and ideas for liberating the black community during the late 1700s and then again during the early 1900s for people of color.
Over the years the property has changed a few owners and went through a couple of renovations. The current décor of the hotel still resembles midcentury vibes with a few modern touches. The property consists of 37 guest rooms, spread out across different buildings. The estate has two four-bedroom cottages, the Century Lodge, and the Garden House. In addition to the cottages, the property also has the main Manor House which holds 17 rooms along with a Century annex with 12 rooms.
The property is perfect for a quick getaway from the city, any time of the year, and offers plenty of activities to couples of all ages. One of the most popular attractions is the longest pedestrian bridge in the world where you can take a scenic view with your partner, along various hammocks to laze around and read a book. There two open tennis courts as well, and a midcentury pool where you can take a dip in the summer. The history of Troutbeck and its amazing architecture along with the stunning untouched natural beauty nearby makes this place one of the top travel destinations for couples all year round.