In a world where stay-cations have become the norm, it’s safe to assume that we have all planned our first out-of-quarantine trip in our imaginations. But as we learned in 2020, plans can change at no fault of your own, so it is better to be prepared, even in 2021. Before we get into the 10 bae-cation destinations, every traveler should look into investing in travel insurance. It is better to spend the money on insurance and not need it than not to spend the money and need it.
Vacation Vs. Bae-cation
Any vacation can be romantic. The dirty devil is in the details and planning. You may be traveling on a beer budget, but that doesn’t mean you can’t light the fires of romance at even the cheapest destinations.
A vacation is traditionally a getaway to relax and unwind from everyday life. People will spend thousands of dollars on holidays and travel if it means being entertained and pampered for a short time.
The goal is usually fun and rest. Most people even have a bucket list of travel destinations and vacations they want to experience.
If you plan a bae-cation, the objectives may be the same, but the actual goal is romance. The purpose behind a bae-cation is to stoke the passion fires with your partner. What better place to do that than in a beautiful location offering romantic excursions and fine dining?
Keep in mind that the definition of romance is subjective. Everyone has a different idea of what it means to be romanced. Every relationship is different. While this list is not exclusive, each location has something different to offer.
Lake Tahoe, Nevada
The beauty and landscape speak for themselves. This large freshwater lake is located in the Sierra Nevadas. There is so much to do that screams romance.
First-class accommodations include resorts, hotels, AirBnB’s, and campgrounds for the outdoor enthusiasts. From sandy beaches on the lake to beautiful ski resorts, the outdoor activities are endless.
During the day, you can enjoy the Tahoe South Beer Trail or get rejuvenated at a spa. Then, spend your evenings sipping wine around the fire pits or enjoy the fun nightlife in Tahoe South.
Located in the South Pacific and one of the 118 Tahitian Islands, Bora Bora is romantic at its core. This French Polynesian island is a popular honeymoon destination. Known as one of the Society Islands, Bora Bora is known for its overwater bungalows.
With lush tropical landscapes set against the clear blue lagoons filled with coral and colorful fish, the beauty of this island is enough to evoke feelings of romance and love.
Plan to go snorkeling through the underwater gardens or get a view from above by parasailing. Take a walk on the beaches or enjoy an evening cruise. From shopping to fine dining, Bora Bora has something for every romance.
Located in the Arabian sea, these South Asian islands are the perfect honeymoon destination. Between the sway of the palm trees as you walk along the sandy white beaches and the beautiful water, romance is sure to be the main event for this bae-cation.
Choose to stay in one of the overwater villas or in a private bungalow in the midst of the trees. Any accommodations you choose will create an atmosphere for love.
Spend time in an underwater spa or dine in one of the underwater restaurants. Explore the many coral beds and immerse yourself in the culture. There is something for everyone.
It seems every romantic chick flick involves a lover’s trip to Tuscany. Located in Italy, Tuscany is rich with fine art, history, and wine. Take a breathtaking tour of Florence and stop to savor the flavors of the many wineries. After all, this is the mecca for foodies and wine connoisseurs alike.
If the flavor of Italy doesn’t evoke passion in you, head to the water for some sailing and surfing. The waters of the Mediterranean Sea will wash over you like a warm embrace. Experience the thermal parks and natural hot springs. Whatever you dream, you can live in Tuscany.
Sonoma Valley, California
Nothing says romance better than a trip to California’s wine country. Sonoma Valley is the heart of West Coast beauty and romantic venues. Whether taking a tour in one of the many wineries or walking through the botanical gardens, Sonoma doesn’t disappoint.
Stay at one of the finest resorts and lounge by the pool. Partake in a couple’s massage, or enjoy one of the many parks. The beauty of Sonoma is second to none.
Charleston, South Carolina
History and Southern hospitality will definitely create romance. Charleston has both. This port city, lined with cobblestone streets and old-style architecture, is full of shopping venues, fine dining, recreational activities, and nightlife.
Be sure to take a horse-drawn carriage tour and go see the numerous plantations. Whatever you choose, romance is alive and well in Charleston.
Lake Champlain, Vermont
Lake Champlain is a freshwater lake nestled in the shadow of the Adirondack peaks. This northern town has accommodations beside the water or in the forest. From cozy cabins to historic lodges and campgrounds, you will love the beauty that nature has to offer.
Take a tour of the museums or hike some of the over 40 miles of trails. This is a great stop for the outdoor enthusiasts any time of the year.
Ah, Montana. You can’t go wrong with any town in this natural untamed state. The wildlife, nature parks, and landscapes are a must for any couple hoping to rekindle their desire.
With so much to see and do, Montana has become a favorite destination for those couples wanting to elope. Why not elope in Glacier National Park?
Stay on a ranch and get the full cowboy/cowgirl experience. Take in a rodeo in Cody, or experience the ultimate fishing trip. Tour Yellowstone and absorb the immense beauty of your surroundings with your beloved.
This beautiful island is a short ferry trip from Athens. You won’t believe the white beaches. Tour the island on ATV or simply sleep in and then relax by the water. Explore downtown shops and restaurants in between naps as you relax with your babe.
Rich in history, Savannah always has something to do. This isn’t your average port city. With its cobblestone streets and moss-covered trees, Savannah is home to places like Forsyth Park and River Street. Your honey is sure to snuggle closer as you take a ghost tour of Savannah’s most haunted locations.
Wherever you choose to escape, you can make any destination into a bae-cation as long as you have the right person beside you.
About the Author
Robyn Flint is an insurance expert who writes and researches for the insurance comparison site, USInsuranceAgents.com. She is also a real estate agent, licensing instructor, and published author.