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For most of us, romantic getaways have proved elusive these past couple of years and we could all use some time away with our significant other. Fortunately, the world is slowly opening up again, and we're able to look forward to the best romantic outdoor experience there is. From the magnificent white slopes of Aspen Colorado to the luxurious camping grounds of Big Sur, we listed down the most romantic places for couples who love the great outdoors. Here are our favorite romantic outdoor getaways, all of which have a mix of ambiance and amenities that are sure to up the romance factor.

The Resort at Paws Up is the best romantic sanctuary this Valentine. You'll experience the thrill of a wilderness adventure and the tranquility of a sumptuous spa treatment during the day. At night, you'll eat world-class cuisine, and sip on the finest wine. The luxury accommodations are tailored to the most romantic of needs. You'll sleep on the finest sheets amidst a landscape of impeccable rustic elegance. The memories made here will ensure that your romantic getaway will never again be forgotten.

The Resort at Paws Up is a luxury ranch resort situated on a sprawling, 37,000-acre, authentic functioning cattle ranch in western Montana. You can choose from 28 luxurious vacation homes, or you can experience glamping in 36 safari-style tents. The tents are divided into six camps, each fully outfitted with up to three-bedroom tent suites. Paws Up provides an unfiltered connection with the natural beauty of Montana amidst a landscape of impeccable rustic elegance and comfort.


Photo by The Resort at Paws Up

Napa Valley’s more than 400 wineries make the world-renowned wine country the ideal place for a romantic getaway. Whether it’s sipping wine in a vineyard or cruising through the valley on the Napa Valley Wine Train, opportunities for romance are easy to find. But where you stay while you’re in town with your significant other is just as important as the romantic ways you spend your day.

With more than 150 accommodations available, it shouldn’t be too hard to find that perfect getaway you’re looking for. From large hotels and resorts to small, country inns and bed and breakfasts, there’s a place suited for every kind of couple in Napa Valley.

The restaurants in the valley are outstanding and are sure to bring a welcomed exuberance to your romantic getaway. Enjoy farm-to-table ingredients, intimate patios strung with twinkle lights, incredible wine lists, and incredible food made by award-winning chefs. Few things are as romantic as spending the day hopping from one wine tasting to the next where you will enjoy incredible views of the vineyards, taste a variety of top-quality wines, and learn about the winemaking process from the experts.

Glamping is where stunning nature meets modern luxury. It’s a way to experience the untamed great outdoors without having to sacrifice creature comforts. And if any of you are familiar with Big Sur, you’ve probably heard of the iconic Ventana Resort Glamping. It’s the epitome of 5-star luxury with stylish rustic decor in the most gorgeous Big Sur setting. So it only makes sense that Ventana has the best of the best in Big Sur Glamping.

The “Glampsites” are managed by the resort and offer more privacy and luxury than the traditional campsites. The safari-style canvas tents at Ventana Big Sur really fit the definition of glamorous camping. The plush bed is ultra-comfortable and the quality of the bedding and towels is exact to what you would find in the neighboring resort. There are some drawers for storage, lamps for adequate lighting, and electrical outlets on both sides of the bed. You’ll experience the full splendor of Big Sur, while still relishing all the amenities and services of a world-class resort.


Photo by Ventana Big Sur

Big Bend National Park is perfect for those who’d like to escape the city altogether and there are plenty of secluded places for nature enthusiasts to steal away for a few days of total seclusion from the world. You can pitch your own tent, park in an RV Park, or splurge on one of those luxurious guest rooms for a true glamping experience. Take a romantic hike across the scenic trails, escape to the charming nearby towns, dine at intimate restaurants, or horseback ride across the wild terrain. 

Thanks to its vast surface area, Big Bend is also heralded as one of the best stargazing parks, as it sees almost no light pollution. In a typical city or town, a few hundred stars might be visible on a particularly clear night. In Big Bend, an average night yields a view of more than 2,000. The park holds a veritable treasure trove of stargazing spots, from popular designated observation points to self-selected campsites in its vast backcountry wilderness.

Hawaii ranks among the most romantic places on earth for good reason. The golden sand beaches, the profusion of tropical blooms, and the lush foliage of Kauai make it the ideal setting for a great romantic getaway. Gorgeous scenery and great views are just a short walk away when you take a hike on one of the many trails winding through the Kauai wilderness.

If your idea of romance involves sitting on a private beach watching the sunset or sharing delicious food at a candlelit table for two, you can find plenty of places to make memories on Kauai. Getting creative as a couple doesn’t have to be complex either, and finding activities to do in Kauai is effortless. As many visitors have found, Kauai serves up plenty of unique experiences along with Mother Nature’s bounty. 

The majority of towns on this Hawaiian island are small. Those seeking big-city shopping or entertainment won’t find it here, but couples who want to explore the Hawaiian outdoors and savor the simple pleasures of good food, friendly people, and beautiful landscapes will not be disappointed.

With stunning mountain views and countless unique activities, it’s easy to get swept away by the romance of Aspen. The gorgeous, snowcapped peaks of Aspen make for one of the most romantic locales in the entire country. While it is well known as a skiing enthusiast paradise, that isn’t the only thing Aspen has to offer. From other winter activities to delicious food, jaw-dropping scenery to relaxing destinations, you and your special someone will never want for something to keep you busy.

Active couples will love the inspiring and scenic hikes of Aspen. From early morning hikes to sunset favorites, the area offers an abundance of romantic spots that require a little work to get there. Couples can start with a moderate hike on Smuggler Mountain and head to the outlook post at the top of the trail for panoramic views of the town and Aspen Mountain.

Aspen is perfect for romance even if one or both of you don't ski. It's one of the only mountain towns in Colorado that offers multiple things to do outside of winter sports. There's something ridiculously romantic about cuddling up next to a fire sipping a glass of champagne or hot cocoa while the snow falls outside.

There are few places in the United States with as much character and charm as Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Between the vast mountainous landscapes, breathtaking views, and majestic wildlife, it’s the ultimate destination for romance. This bustling mountain town sits right on the outskirts of the Teton Range and is full of stunning mountain sights, delicious sips and eats, and endless outdoor activities. 

Named as one of the top 10 most romantic vacation destinations in the world by Harper’s Bazaar, Jackson Hole is a premier destination for couples. Winter in Jackson Hole offers a pristine, snowy wonderland for you and your partner to enjoy. If you’re feeling active, enjoy the adrenaline rush of downhill skiing and snowboarding, or go on a snowmobile ride through Yellowstone National Park for unforgettable wildlife viewing. You can also relax and cuddle up in cozy accommodations and enjoy hot tub time plus all of the amazing shopping, dining, galleries, and nightlife in Jackson.

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