Cities offer a great selection of romantic things to do: from famous museums and art galleries to sports events and concerts. Although there are numerous romantic city getaways in the United States, we have put together suggestions for some of the most popular cities.
In New York City, take a romantic carriage ride through Central Park, go shopping along Fifth and Madison Avenues, and ice skate in the winter. San Francisco offers great museums, shopping and its famous Golden Gate Bridge. Las Vegas a city where anything can happen; visit its large casinos, gourmet restaurants and extravagant shows.
New York City
Midtown Manhattan is where you will find popular Broadway shows, designer stores and numerous historic hotels. The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central Park, located next to Central Park and Fifth Avenue, is a great place to stay if you want to be near the park and near many famous shops such as the Bergdorf Goodman, Tiffany & Co. and Saks Fifth Avenue.
If you prefer a modern city hotel, check into the W Hotel Times Square located near Broadway theaters, Midtown restaurants and Madison Square Garden.
In Downtown Manhattan, the Ritz-Carlton New York, Battery Park offers scenic views of the New York Harbor, perfect for a romantic getaway.
Museum enthusiasts can stay on the Upper East Site at the Carlyle or at the Mark Hotel, both located near the Museum Mile which is home to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, the Whitney and the Frick collection. Visit our New York City vacation page to find more things to see and do in New York.
Downtown San Francisco is home to theaters, restaurants, Union Square shops, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and other attractions. The boutique Hotel Palomar and the modern W Hotel San Francisco are both located in the area. If you want a room with a view, Mandarin Oriental San Francisco offers spectacular views of the city and the Bay.
Just a cable car ride away lies the fashionable Nob Hill neighborhood where you will find luxury hotels such as the Ritz-Carlton San Francisco and the Fairmont San Francisco, a perfect choice for a romantic city getaway.
Romantic Getaways in Las Vegas
Las Vegas offers many things to do - from mega-casinos and flashy shows to relaxing spas and fine dining. On your romantic getaway, stay in one of the suites at the Venetian Hotel where you can take a romantic gondola ride and walk through the replica of St. Mark's Square.
At the Bellagio Hotel, ask for a room overlooking the spectacular Fountain Show accompanied by music and lights.
At night, visit some of the extravagant nightclubs such as Cleopatra's Barge Nightclub at Caesars Palace, a modern replica of a craft that transported royalty of Egypt on the Nile at the time of Julius Caesar.
Ever since Slovenia joined the European Union, Ljubljana, the capital city, has become one of the hottest new places to visit in Europe. Outdoor cafes, restaurants and boutique shops create a lively atmosphere in the historic city center, especially during the warm months. For those interested in cultural attractions, Ljubljana has a restored castle, museums and architectural sites, including several beautiful bridges that cross the river Ljubljanica.
Head to the city center to see the Three Bridges, the open-air market and other historic buildings. Ride the Castle Train up to the Ljubljana Castle, enjoying views of the city along the way. Stop for a cold drink, fresh fruit or ice cream at one of the outdoor cafes overlooking the river. Accommodations in the city range from inexpensive to luxury. If you want to splurge, stay right in the city center at the historic Grand Hotel Union. Other good choices in the city center are Hotel Slon and Hotel Lev.
For a list of other accommodation options, including hotels, apartments and private rooms, visit the Ljubljana Tourist Information web site. The best months to visit are May and September when the weather is usually sunny and warm. Summers in the city get quite hot, so if you are traveling to Slovenia in July and August, spend a few days in Ljubljana and then head to the mountains where it's cooler.