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20 Romantic Anniversary Trip Ideas

Celebrate your love with one of these getaways, designed for every type of couple.

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Elizabeth Rhodes is a special projects editor at Travel + Leisure , covering everything from luxury hotels to theme parks to must-pack travel products. Originally from South Carolina, Elizabeth moved to New York City from London, where she started her career as a travel blogger and writer.

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Whether you're commemorating a year of marriage with a first-time trip to Amsterdam or reliving your Maldivian honeymoon after 25 years, an anniversary trip is an ideal way to spend quality time with your partner in a beautiful destination. Not to mention, a romantic getaway can infuse any marriage with some much-needed excitement and surprise.

Special anniversary trip ideas abound at any time of the year. Celebrating a winter anniversary? Consider hitting the slopes in Colorado or the hot springs of Iceland under an aurora-lit sky. Nothing beats an Italian summer filled with spritzes and Mediterranean waters. More adventurous couples might opt for an African safari or a hot-air balloon ride over the Arizona desert, while a 45-year anniversary may call for a leisurely train ride through California wine country. Or, maybe you just want to relax in your own private jacuzzi in a nice hotel room in a city you’ve never been to.

The destination will help determine the itinerary for your anniversary, so we’ve compiled a list of places to consider for any type of couple, milestone, or mood. From daring expeditions to intimate one-on-one moments, these trips prove an anniversary is the perfect excuse to discover a new part of the world — and the next phase of your relationship.

Here are 20 of our favorite anniversary trip ideas for your next romantic getaway.

The French Riviera

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Jetting off to the south of France to lounge on the beach, stroll through quaint villages, and shop at high-end designer stores is certainly one glamorous way to celebrate your anniversary. Whether you spend your days wandering Nice's picturesque Old Town, exploring the hilly medieval village of Èze, or visiting the famous Casino de Monte-Carlo in Monaco, you're bound to have a postcard-perfect anniversary trip. The French Riviera is known for its luxury hotels, and we recommend staying at properties like the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on Cap d’Antibes or the Grand-Hôtel du Cap-Ferrat, A Four Seasons Hotel on the Côte d’Azur.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado

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If an active vacation is more your speed, head to Colorado for some world-class skiing. The Steamboat Springs ski resort area offers the best of both worlds with prime powder and relaxing hot springs so you can go from skiing to soaking and back again. The Steamboat Grand has on-site restaurants, a hot tub, and a spa for even more pampering. After a day on the slopes, opt for a romantic massage or an intimate après-ski hangout.

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Sure, massive European capitals like London and Paris are worthy of a romantic vacation, but something about Amsterdam's charming canals and cozy hotels makes it an ideal anniversary getaway. Tour the famous Van Gogh Museum and opt for a stay with Pulitzer Amsterdam to spend the night in one of 25 beautifully renovated canal homes. Consider booking your trip during tulip season (between March and May) to see the iconic flowers in bloom.

Los Cabos, Mexico

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Fly south to Mexico's stunning beaches for a relaxing stay at a luxury resort. Head to Los Cabos, where there are plenty of incredible properties to choose from. Book an all-inclusive stay at Garza Blanca Resort & Spa Los Cabos for the ultimate stress-free vacation. After paying one flat rate, you won't have to worry about taking your wallet wherever you go, so you can spend all that time unwinding with your partner.

Napa and Sonoma Valleys, California

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California wine country has everything you need for a romantic trip, including rolling hills covered in vineyards, quaint luxury hotels, fantastic restaurants, and, of course, plenty of great wine. The North Block Hotel in Yountville, Auberge du Soleil in Napa Valley , and Farmhouse Inn in Sonoma wine country are all great places to stay in the region. If you want to explore wine country in a fun, old-school way, book a ride on the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train , which offers various tasting and dining options.

Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

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Crossing an African safari off your list is a truly unforgettable way to celebrate another year together. You can’t go wrong in Kenya, where Angama Mara will give you the full luxury safari camp treatment overlooking the Maasai Mara National Reserve. Keep an eye out for the Big Five — lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and African buffaloes — on your wildlife-spotting adventure.

Bavaria, Germany

Treat your partner like royalty with a trip to southwestern Germany. When you're not touring famous castles like Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, you can check out your very own queen's quarters — several historic castles have been converted into hotels or Airbnbs . Extend your trip with visits to fairy-tale villages like Rothenburg or Regensburg, or large, vibrant cities like Augsburg and Munich. If time allows, indulge in a relaxing soak or wellness treatment in the spa town of Baden-Baden, located next door in the German state of Baden-Württemberg.

Maui, Hawaii

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For the couple who wants to do a little bit of everything on vacation, Hawaii offers a mix of indulgent relaxation and active adventures. The island of Maui has beautiful beaches where you can enjoy the sand and surf, as well as hiking opportunities in the volcanic Haleakalā National Park . There are plenty of incredible hotels to choose from for your home base, including Hotel Wailea , a luxurious adults-only Relais & Chateaux property, or the Montage Kapalua Bay in West Maui.

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Every second of your trip is bound to be special in the land of hot springs , glacial lagoons, and active volcanoes. With natural landscapes that include the Blue Lagoon and black-sand beaches, Iceland is mythic. Its otherworldly quality is heightened by dark skies and the chance to see the northern lights — something every couple should do together at least once. Check in to the Hotel Rangá for an aurora wake-up call during peak activity before heading out to the on-site observatory (or the outdoor hot tubs , if that’s more your style).

The Maldives

Celebrate your anniversary among the seclusion and romance of the Maldives. Less than a quarter of the nation’s 1,190 islands (comprising 26 atolls) are inhabited, so you’ll feel like you’ve landed on your own private island as you and your partner lounge in a classic overwater bungalow surrounded by colorful coral reefs and some of the bluest water on earth . You could also just rent a private island . With a multitude of all-inclusive offerings and luxury spots like the Komandoo Maldives Island Resort & Spa or the Outrigger Maldives Maafushivaru Resort , this Indian Ocean getaway really is a couples' paradise.

Key Largo and Key West, Florida

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For a beach vacation a bit closer to the mainland (and easily accessible for East Coasters), head to the Florida Keys. Take a road trip down the Overseas Highway , connecting Miami to Key West, and stop for fresh seafood, great snorkeling, Key lime pie, and stunning views along the way. Bungalows Key Largo is an adults-only, all-inclusive option, while the Oceans Edge Resort & Marina offers ocean views in a serene setting about five miles from downtown Key West.

Sedona, Arizona

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Spend your anniversary among the famous red rocks, world-class spas, and mystical vortexes (energy hot spots for prime healing and meditation) of Sedona. Striated canyons and flowering cacti create the backdrop for this spiritual capital. The property at L'Auberge de Sedona includes luxury accommodations like spa cottages, which have a fireplace, a jetted tub, and an outdoor cedar shower on the large, private terrace just steps away from the resort’s spa. Couples can indulge in sound healing, stargazing, and hot-air balloon rides over the Arizona desert for an anniversary to remember.

New York City

There’s no shortage of special experiences to be had in New York City, whatever your style or budget. Perhaps you’d like to spend the day roaming the halls of The Metropolitan Museum of Art before catching a Broadway show. Maybe you’re a luxury-loving couple who prefers to window shop along Fifth Avenue before eating the best meal of your life at Eleven Madison Park . Or you might check into a suite at The Lowell , one of the best hotels in New York City , and just… never leave until your return flight home (no shame!). The Big Apple has a wide selection of gorgeous accommodations — from trendy boutique properties downtown and in Brooklyn to historic hotels on the Upper East Side — so you won’t have any trouble finding an exceptional home base for your trip.

Charleston, South Carolina

The South has plenty of small towns and historic cities that are ideal for a romantic getaway, but Charleston’s charming streets, decadent dining, and Southern hospitality put this Lowcountry locale above and beyond for an anniversary trip. Some of the best things to do in Charleston include strolling arm-in-arm along King Street, ordering a round of biscuits and fried green tomatoes at a table for two, and bonding on the links at one of South Carolina's renowned golf courses . As for accommodations, The Loutrel , one of the best hotels in Charleston , provides boutique charm, a rooftop terrace, and beautifully appointed rooms and suites for your stay in the Holy City. 

Santorini, Greece

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Whitewashed towns, some of the best beaches in Greece , and deep-blue calderas all help Greece remain a favorite among honeymooners and other amorous travelers. The biggest decision to make when planning a Greek sojourn is which island (or islands) to put on your itinerary. Greece has six main archipelagos with one popular standout among tourists: the Cyclades, where you'll find Santorini. We recommend checking in to the Grace Hotel, Auberge Resorts Collection , and exploring the island's terraces and windmills for quality couple time.

The Seychelles

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Pink sand, secluded spots, and glittering waters converge in this remote part of the world. An African archipelago in the Indian Ocean, the Seychelles is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Africa and a selection of isolated luxury resorts, making it a premier romantic location. The islands are resplendent in polished granite cliffs, aromatic spice plantations, and Creole food. The Four Seasons Resort Seychelles at Desroches Island is the perfect private island escape for any couple looking to get away from it all and unwind with stargazing sessions for two, tranquil walks along untouched beaches, and dips in the pool outside your own villa.

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Look beyond the misty ruins of Machu Picchu and embrace Peru’s cosmopolitan side. In Lima, the country’s capital city, you and your partner can dine on ceviche and sip pisco sours — when you're not dancing at discos and touring Baroque catacombs, that is. Make the charming Miraflores neighborhood your home base at Miraflores Park, A Belmond Hotel , for stylish accommodations, scenic breakfasts at The Observatory restaurant on the 11th floor, and private dips in your personal plunge pool off the presidential pool suite. Stroll hand-in-hand along El Malecón, the six-mile clifftop boardwalk that borders the Pacific, before making your way to the bohemian Barranco neighborhood for street art and Peruvian chocolate .

Tokyo, Hakone, or Kyoto, Japan

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Whether it’s spring strolls through cherry blossom showers in Kyoto, slurping your way through ramen shops in Tokyo, or dipping into the onsens (hot springs) of Hakone, Japan is one of the best places to vacation as a couple. You and your partner will stay busy in Tokyo exploring ancient temples, navigating the hustle and bustle of the famed city streets, and indulging in world-class fare, from Michelin-starred sushi to squid-ink sticky buns at Tsukiji Market . If your anniversary falls in the winter months, consider a cold-weather trip to Kyoto , where you can find lodging at one of the city’s many resorts or hotels.  

The Amalfi Coast, Lake Como, or Venice, Italy

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Channel Gwyneth Paltrow and Jude Law in "The Talented Mr. Ripley" (before all the murder, of course) with a romantic Italian holiday. Get your fill of oysters and Mediterranean views at Le Sirenuse in Positano on the Amalfi Coast, impeccably manicured gardens at Grand Hotel Tremezzo in Lake Como, or yacht-spotting along the Italian Riviera. When (or, rather, if ) you tire of the beach, take a train to Venice for culture, art, and gondola rides. Sip Bellinis with the jet set by the Olympic pool at Cipriani, A Belmond Hotel , where you’ll soak in your marble bathroom after a day of boat rides around the lagoon and tours of Piazza San Marco. 

European River Cruise

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For some travelers, river cruises combine all the excitement that comes with visiting multiple destinations in one trip with the convenience of only having to unpack once. Explore Europe's medieval villages, historic metropolises, and romantic wine regions on a tour of the Danube, Rhine, or Douro river.

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Congratulations! Marriage isn’t always a piece of cake, so significant anniversaries are worth celebrating with a getaway to fan the flames or rekindle the spark .

Here are eight destinations in the U.S. and abroad to consider for your 20-, 30-, 40- and 50-year anniversary, inspired by the traditional gifts of milestone years.

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Anniversary gift: china.

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U.S. destination: Los Angeles

Travel to downtown L.A.’s Chinatown, home to pagoda-like temples and dim sum eateries where you can enjoy soup dumplings with your sweetie. Serenade each other under hanging red lanterns on karaoke night at the intimate Melody Lounge. Or enjoy a blissful foot reflexology session at one of Chinatown’s affordable day spas. Take a self-guided walking tour past the landmarks, herb shops and discount outlets that dot the alleyways and courtyards of this fascinating quarter. For a range of romantic accommodations, stay in Beverly Hills. Splurge on the legendary Beverly Hills Hotel (rates start around $1,100). Or consider the more affordable Mosaic Hotel near the shops of Rodeo Drive (rates start around $260) and the Beverly Hills Plaza Hotel (rates start at $260). To see and be seen, sip cocktails and dine at celeb haunts such as the terrace of The Ivy or the candlelit garden of The Little Door.

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Abroad: Stoke-on-Trent, England

The self-titled World Capital of Ceramics is about a 40-minute drive south of Manchester Airport (MAN). Wedgwood, Halcyon Days and other renowned lines of china and other ceramics have been produced here since the 17th century. Tour the Wedgwood Factory and update your wedding china by hunting for deals at multiple factory stores. Steal a kiss on a bench amid the 725 cultivated acres at award-winning Trentham Gardens. You can also renew your vows there in a columned Italian-style loggia or by the lake. The Stoke area boasts a range of accommodations including The Tawny, a “deconstructed” hotel with tree houses, huts and other accommodations in the middle of the English countryside (rates start at $330). Also consider the Victorian-style Upper House (rates start at $130) and Manor House Hotel & Spa (starting at $154).


30th wedding anniversary trip ideas

Anniversary: pearl .

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U.S. destination: Honolulu 

Everywhere from historic sites to Honolulu shops, the pearl is a presence on the island of O‘ahu. Shop for the perfectly imperfect gemstone at fine jewelry stores including Honolulu Jewelry Company, Maui Divers Jewelry and Nā Hōkū. In the suburb of Pearl City, active couples can pack a picnic and hike the nearly 3-mile trail to Waimano Falls. Nearby, the Pearl Harbor National Memorial is a must-see site honoring those who lost their lives during the attack. For dinner with a view, toast to three decades with mai tais and hula dancing at The House Without a Key restaurant at the oceanfront Halekulani hotel. Reserve table 97 with postcard views of Diamond Head . It was favored by Ernest Hemingway, who honeymooned here with Martha Gellhorn. Stay at the historic Pink Palace of the Pacific, The Royal Hawaiian resort (rates start at $486), or at the waterfront Kaimana Beach Hotel (rates start at $207). Take a surf class, snorkel or simply soak up the rays. 

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Abroad: French Polynesia

If your love is into rare pearls, score coveted Tahitian cultured beauties after your plane touches down in Papeete on the main island of Tahiti. Serious shoppers can get a bead on how pearls are classed and cultivated — and see some impressively large ones — at the Robert WAN Pearl Museum. French Polynesia is a tropical playground . From Papeete, take a ferry to the island of Moorea to stay in one of many overwater bungalows with thatched roofs. Book one with tiles of clear glass on the floor to view sea life at the Sofitel Kia Ora Moorea Beach Resort (rates start around $1,000 for an overwater bungalow). Also consider the Hilton Moorea Lagoon Resort and Spa (rates start at $555) and Manava Beach Resort & Spa (rates start at $490). Couples on Moorea can experience an intimate motu, or small islet on a coral reef. Picnic where you’re seated at a low table with your toes in shallow crystalline waters while enjoying fresh fish with coconut milk and tropical fruit.

40th wedding anniversary trip ideas

Anniversary gift: ruby.

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U.S. destination: Sedona, Arizona

The resplendent red rock formations are said to promote rejuvenation and healing via invisible vortexes that emanate healthy energy. Sedona also appeals to hikers and ATV aficionados as well as people who love scenic drives . Visit Red Rock State Park for easy hiking trails and book a couples massage at one of the spas around town. Fall asleep in a luxe room, suite or cottage/villa at L’Auberge de Sedona (rates start at $500) or Enchantment Resort (rates start at $450). RV parks and bed-and-breakfast accommodations abound. Alma de Sedona Inn offers rooms with private balconies and views of the ruby-red landscape (rates start at $250.) The menu varies, but breakfast lovers may enjoy homemade muffins and lemon ricotta pancakes during a stay here.

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Abroad: Bangkok, Thailand

People who are passionate about fine gems can bond over beautiful jewels in Bangkok. Thailand was once known for mining rubies, but ruby cutting by skilled artisans is the draw here today. Order custom pieces from reputable outlets including the many shops in the Jewelry Trade Center and S.J. International. Craving Thai cuisine? Try a food tour or night market tasting outing in a tuk-tuk motorized rickshaw. Around every corner in markets and alleyways, you’ll find fiery curries, tangy pad thai, sticky mango rice and scrumptious chicken satays. Dine on contemporary Thai cuisine at Sra Bua by Kiin Kiin. Away from the bustle, see the 151-foot-long reclining Buddha statue at Wat Pho, where you can book a traditional Thai couples massage. Find romantic five-star lodging under $250 at the Shangri-La and Banyan Tree Bangkok.

50th wedding anniversary trip ideas

Anniversary gift: gold.

30th anniversary trips

U.S. destination: The Rocky Mountaineer train

Celebrate a half century of togetherness lounging side-by-side in cushy seats on the luxury Rocky Mountaineer train (rates start at $1,699 a person for two days, including lodging for one night), called the gold standard for train travel. Riding the rails from Moab, Utah, to Denver , you’ll go where cars can’t travel, streaming past canyons, whimsical rock formations called hoodoos and whitewater rafters on the Colorado River. Onboard hosts offer entertaining commentary about Western history (you’ll pass one of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid’s hideouts) and serve chef-prepared breakfast and lunch accompanied by wine, beer or cocktails. Upgrade to SilverLeaf Plus service for access to a glass-roofed viewing car. The trip includes an overnight stop in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, where you can soak in soothing hot springs and have the option to stay in the historic Hotel Colorado, where Theodore Roosevelt once laid his head. Another option: Uncommon Tours’ Great Western Holiday is an eight-day outing from Denver to Santa Fe featuring vintage Pullman sleeping cars, some overnights at hotels and a stay in Santa Fe (rates start at $3,995 per person for seven nights).

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Abroad: Transatlantic crossing on the Queen Mary 2

You deserve pampering on your 50th, so a cruise vacation that involves unpacking once and never having to arrange meals or activities is a well-deserved reward. Expand your horizons with the gold-standard transatlantic crossing from New York to Southampton, England, aboard the Cunard line’s storied Queen Mary 2 . That means afternoon tea, white-glove service, formal evenings and dancing cheek to cheek (rates start at $639 per person for eight nights). Music lovers can opt for an Oct. 4 cruise to England, with stops in Boston and Newport, that includes onboard performances by the National Symphony Orchestra, starting at $1,639 a person. The ship offers accessible staterooms and restaurants. For the ultimate experience, select Princess Grill or Queens Grill Suites (rates start around $3,809 per person for the Princess Grill), with private balconies and special dining rooms. Take a windblown selfie near the bow, and you’ll feel like king and queen of the world. Also consider an Atlantic passage or other itineraries on the all-inclusive Seabourn and Silversea cruise lines.

Kitty Bean Yancey is an award-winning former  USA Today  deputy managing editor and travel writer.

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Best romantic getaways in the u.s. for 2024.

Sometimes it's necessary to take a break from the stresses of real life and spend quality time with the person you love. And what better way to do that than to travel? To help you and your sweetheart plan the ideal romantic retreat, whether it's for an anniversary or just because, U.S. News considered ambiance, privacy and access to couple-friendly activities to rank the best romantic getaways in the USA. Use this list to pick your next one-on-one vacation, and vote for your favorite locales below. Looking to stay even closer to home? Check out these romantic weekend getaways by state .


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Kaua'i offers many distinct ways for both thrill-seeking and sun-worshipping couples to up the romance factor. You and your sweetheart can lounge on secluded beaches , relax in a private luxury villa or go on a kayaking adventure along the picture-perfect Napali Coast. For even more opportunities to marvel at nature, check out Kaua'i's scenic state parks like Koke'e and Waimea Canyon. Once you've tackled the Hawaiian island's trails hand in hand, consider booking a private helicopter tour for a bird's-eye view you and your better half will never forget.

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Few things are more romantic than sharing a remote island with your beau. Lanai's exclusivity can make it feel like the two of you are alone with the Hawaiian island breeze. Head to a luxury hotel or resort to indulge in high-end cuisine and soak up some sun by the pool before exploring the tiny island's landscape side by side. For a memorable hike that requires little effort, follow the short trail from the Four Seasons Resort Lanai to the Pu'upehe overlook. Also known as "Sweetheart Rock," this landmark offers stunning views of Hulopo'e Bay, especially at sunset.

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Brimming with rolling vineyards , cozy wine caverns, chic restaurants and top-notch hotels, this wine lover's paradise 60 miles north of San Francisco is the ultimate romantic getaway. Wine enthusiasts can sip Napa's award-winning reds at intimate venues like O'Brien Estate and Jarvis Estate or while savoring gourmet cuisine on the Napa Valley Wine Train. When couples need a break from being wined and dined, they can explore the scenic Napa River via kayak, take to the skies on a hot air balloon ride, or visit the town of Calistoga in northern Napa Valley for its spas and hot springs.

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Another ideal retreat for wine connoisseurs , Sonoma is known to be more laid back than its neighbor, Napa, and boasts more than 425 wineries. However, strolling through vineyard vines isn't the only must-do activity for twosomes. Outdoor lovers will want to explore regional parks such as Taylor Mountain (for its trails) and North Sonoma Mountain (to enjoy a picnic surrounded by the peaks of Santa Rosa and the Sonoma Valley). Plenty of Sonoma's hotels offer spa treatments, but what could be more memorable than a massage in a 22-foot wine barrel? Book side-by-side treatments at Magical Massage for a one-of-a-kind experience.

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A low-key getaway, Charleston, South Carolina, is filled with pastel-hued historic homes, art galleries and tasty Lowcountry cuisine (perfect for foodie couples). To dial up the romance, take in the sights from a horse-drawn carriage or sign up for a sunset harbor cruise just for two. For a quiet shoreside escape free from crowds, head to one of the nearby beaches like Sullivan's Island. Accommodations range from beachfront resorts to charming bed-and-breakfasts but keep in mind you'll likely have to pay a pretty penny for a stay in the historic district.

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It's easy to proclaim your love when you're suspended atop red rocks and looking out upon miles of colorful Arizona landscape. After working up a sweat hiking Sedona's sandstone buttes, bring those romantic vibes indoors for a couples massage at one of the city's world-renowned wellness retreats . Or, if you and your amour prefer relaxing with a glass of vino, save time for a self-guided tour of the Verde Valley Wine Trail, which boasts 15 venues ranging from small tasting rooms to vast wineries sprawling along the banks of Oak Creek. At night, hold your loved one close and gaze at the star-filled sky.

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Travel to Big Sur for its windswept coastline and rugged mystique. This peaceful destination carved out of the California coast offers a couple of luxurious hotels, but nature is the real star in Big Sur. Outdoor enthusiasts can hike the area's redwood-lined trails and admire picturesque Pfeiffer Beach before setting up a tent and roughing it beneath the stars. For an atmospheric picnic, head to Sand Dollar Beach, where couples can admire the scenery sans the crowds. For a more upscale outing, take a day trip to Carmel-by-the-Sea for its art galleries and fairy tale cottages.

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Let Big Sky's vast terrain, fresh air and rustic romance carry you and your loved one away from the ins and outs of everyday life. Every winter, couples flock to this Montana destination for its top-notch ski resort (complete with a heated chairlift), though the offseason has its charms, too (think: fly fishing on scenic rivers, hiking under an endless blue sky or taking a road trip to Yellowstone National Park.) For a curated Montana experience, spring for an all-inclusive ranch, where you'll find private cabins, homegrown cuisine and personalized service.

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What could be more romantic than a sunrise beachfront horseback ride for two? Or a private sunset cruise aboard a 40-foot catamaran? You and your love can experience this and more on Amelia Island, one of Florida's Atlantic coast barrier islands. Hop on bikes and explore the scenic Amelia Island Trail, or pedal to downtown Fernandina Beach for its Victorian-style architecture, antique shops and galleries. After a day spent sightseeing, pamper weary muscles with a couples massage at one of the luxury resorts that call the island home.

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This tiny Massachusetts island exudes New England charm. Stroll arm in arm with your sweetheart down cobblestone streets, unwind on white sand beaches and snap selfies in front of iconic lighthouses, such as Brant Point Lighthouse and Great Point Lighthouse. Then, grab a lobster roll to share from one of the island's premier seafood restaurants, and revel in the extraordinary Atlantic Ocean views from the Sconset Bluff Walk. When you're ready to retire for the night, you'll have your pick of quaint Nantucket inns.

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Whether you time your trip for summer boating, fall leaf peeping or snow season, upstate New York makes for an intimate setting. Depending on when you visit, you can bond with your beloved on a sleigh ride, a paddling trip or a scenic hike, where you'll be treated to awe-inspiring views of the Adirondacks' forests, lakes and mountains. When you're adventured out, bop between some of New York's most iconic small towns, including Saranac Lake and Lake Placid, for local dining and shopping. What's more, you can choose from accommodations ranging from luxe lodges packed with amenities to secluded wooden cabins for two.

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Savannah, Georgia, is tailor-made for a weekend getaway. Spanish moss hangs over sidewalks that lead past hundreds of historic homes. The lively River Street area features a bevy of shopping, dining and nightlife options, while nearby islands provide a relaxing respite. Meanwhile, Forsyth Park provides the ultimate romantic backdrop for memorable couples photos, and if you're feeling brave, you can hold each other tight during a ghost tour at the hauntingly beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery. For charming digs in the heart of the city, hang your hat at one of Savannah's charming bed-and-breakfast accommodations, or rent a snug carriage house.

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If your ideal romantic escape entails a lazy agenda, shingle-covered beach houses and quaint towns, Martha's Vineyard is just the place. On this Massachusetts island, you can relax on quiet beaches, sample decadent fare at upscale restaurants and explore the historic Edgartown Lighthouse, which offers incredible views of the harbor and neighboring Chappaquiddick Island. On a warm, sunny day, venture to Oak Bluffs, where you'll find charming gingerbread cottages at The Campground. For the ultimate romantic retreat, book a stay at one of the island's top hotels, some of which offer complimentary bike rentals, beach chairs and continental breakfast to guests.

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Reconnect with your sweetie during a getaway to Jackson Hole. This piece of Wyoming paradise is ideal for all kinds of outdoor pursuits, including hiking and skiing. Should you need to soothe your aching muscles after an active day, go for a dip in the Granite Hot Springs, Astoria Hot Springs or your high-end resort's outdoor hot tub. Whether your dream romantic vacation includes horseback riding through the majestic Grand Teton National Park, sipping wine by a crackling fireplace or unwinding at a world-class spa, Jackson Hole is the perfect place for you and your other half.

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For lovebirds who enjoy skiing and cuddling up by a fireplace, Aspen is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Spend your days sharing ski lifts in the snow-capped mountains before partaking in the highly touted après ski scene. If you arrive during the warmer months, take advantage of superb hiking and scenic gondola rides. Then, retreat to one of the many hotels and resorts that offer glitzy accommodations for two – not to mention some must-visit spas . If you're not ready to turn in just yet, Aspen's nightlife options include plenty of live music venues, clubs and cocktail lounges.

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With 40 miles of protected seashore, this region of Massachusetts offers plenty of space for that long walk on the beach. And the slow pace of Cape Cod means you don't have to focus on the hustle and bustle of daily life – you can spend quality time together swimming, biking and eating fresh seafood instead. Cape Cod is also home to a handful of breweries and wineries, so you can toast to your special someone during a tasting. Splurge on one of the Cape's five-star accommodations for spectacular ocean views and sumptuous amenities like soaking tubs for two, in-room fireplaces and private balconies.

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If a starry-eyed romantic getaway is on your list of priorities this year, then we have just the recommendation for you. The most romantic places in the world await, whether it be for a lavish international anniversary trip or a simple one-week vacation in the US. Some of the biggest travel trends of the year are perfect couples trip ideas to help you build connection and intimacy in an idyllic setting.

The most romantic places in the world are also driving some of our top romance trends. Perhaps, you're looking for a comfortable stay at an elevated all-inclusive resort or anticipating a celestial getaway for the Great North American Solar Eclipse. Some couples may seek an itinerary inspired by set-jetting (viewers of Season 2 of HBO's The White Lotus , IYKYK). Our comprehensive list of the most romantic places in the world is based on the availability of couples activities locally against the overall aesthetic and ambiance of the region. These romantic places inspire and make you swoon, repeatedly. It was destined for you to visit this year. ( Bonus: If you're searching for "romantic getaways near you", jump to our travel guides below for the most romantic getaways for couples in the US .)

The Most Romantic Getaways in the World

the Abbey de Senanque with a field of lavender

We get it that not all romantic places in the world are the same. Some spots are better for anniversary getaways or a honeymoon (think: safari excursions in Africa or a stay in Sorrento, Italy, during peak season). It's why we've picked our top options here across various types of romantic vacations.

Most Romantic Destinations - Editors' Overall Top Picks for 2024-2025 Buenos Aires, Argentina | The Cotswolds, England | Galway, Ireland | Lisbon, Portugal | Provence, France | San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Vienna, Austria

Most Romantic Places for a Special Occasion Amalfi Coast, Italy | Bali, Indonesia | Kyoto, Japan | Masai Mara, Kenya | Maui, Hawaii | Napa Valley, California | Santorini, Greece

Most Romantic Tropical & Beach Vacations for Couples Bali, Indonesia | Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | Maui, Hawaii | St. Lucia | Tulum, Mexico

Most Romantic Cities in the World Cape Town, South Africa | Lisbon, Portugal | Madrid, Spain | New York, New York | Paris, France | Prague, Czech Republic | Rome, Italy | Quebec City, Canada | San Miguel de Allende, Mexico | Vienna, Austria

Most Romantic Regions to Explore Amalfi Coast, Italy | The Cotswolds, England | Masai Mara, Kenya | Provence, France | Tuscany, Italy

1. Galway, Ireland

The romantic Cliffs of Moher at sunset

Located on the West Coast of Ireland , the bohemian city of Galway opens doors to a bustling local town with a thriving lineup for theater, food, literature and more. The most romantic place in the world is also notably part of the Wild Atlantic Way, which is home to otherworldy scenery, including the famed Cliffs of Moher. Couples will want to venture to the Aran Islands by boat or seaplane and take in Connemara National Park for its bogs, lakes and natural beauty. After an adventurous few days, couples may want to indulge in fantasy and luxury in Co. Mayo at the well-recognized Ashford Castle, a converted five-star property that dates back to the 12th century.

Where to stay: Ashford Castle | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Glenlo Abbey Hotel | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Oranhill Lodge Galway B&B | Book Now | Read Reviews

2. The Amalfi Coast

A romantic day on the Amalfi Coast

Considered one of the most beautiful places in the world, and rightfully so, the Amalfi Coast offers 50 kilometers of gorgeous Italian coastline along with 13 clustered fishing villages and towns. Each pastel-colored town shimmering off to the distance offers its own distinct aesthetic and feeling. The most famous towns include Positano, Sorrento, Ravello, Praiano and Amalfi. Travelers will love the winding roads and dramatic views jutting out to the sea. (A fair warning, though, about the steep streets as you may want to prepare those step counts.) The benefits are well worth the hikes: couples should indulge in fresh al fresco dining, a midday Aperol Spritz, a delicious swim (weather permitting), as well as boat excursions or a stay in trendy Capri.

Where to stay: Le Sirenuse (Positano) | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Anantara Convento di Amalfi Grand Hotel | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa | Book Now | Read Reviews

3. St. Lucia

The romantic seaside views of St. Lucia

The hulking Pitons make you feel as though you're in the South Pacific, but St. Lucia is an easy flight away from most of the US. The island has solidified its stance as the sultriest of the Caribbean islands, if not one of the most romantic places in the world. The only nation in the world to be named after a woman, The island is full of intimate exploration: heading to volcanic beaches, spotting a unique variety of birds, taking in lush foliage and natural setting, and enjoying mineral baths are just a few examples. At night, stargazing is a must and it's even more beneficial from your suite or villa's hot tub. Some, like Jade Mountain, even offer open-air views of the Pitons to give you that true indoor-outdoor feel.

Where to stay: Jade Mountain | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Sandals Grande St. Lucian | Book Now | Read Reviews

4. Santorini, Greece

The iconic blue and white buildings of Santorini

While Santorini is the busiest of all the Greek islands , it's worth a visit for the views alone. From the blue rooftops of Oia to the black-sand beaches of Perissa, Santorini is abundant with scenic views, Aegean blue rooftops, and the surrounding beauty of the island against the Mediterranean. Though busy during peak season, couples will agree that this destination is an idyllic spot for honeymooners and lovers. Couples should stay in a hotel with views of the Caldera or consider a quieter resort with sunset-facing villas with pools.

Where to stay: Andronis Arcadia (Oia) | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Nobu Hotel Santorini (Imerovigli) | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Sea Breeze Beach Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton (Perissa) | Book Now | Read Reviews

5. Lisbon, Portugal

The iconic Belem Tower in Lisbon, Portugal

The capital of Portugal is considered the country's biggest city, but it's a fraction of the size of most of its European counterparts. The cobblestone streets are lined with homes and businesses housed under baked red rooftops. The city's romance factor is highlighted by the São Jorge Castle (Saint George's Castle), a fortress that dates back to the 6th century and looks down from its formidable post on Lisbon's highest hill, as well as landmarks like Belem Tower. Dinner at SEEN Lisboa by Chef by Olivier da Costa offers panoramic views of the city. How's that for romance?

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Where to stay: Hotel Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa | Book Now | Read Reviews

6. Paris, France

The sun sets over the City of Love in Paris, France

What makes Paris so utterly romantic? It could be the Seine at sunset in the summer, the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower at night, the pastel-colored homes lining the streets of swoon worthy Montmartre, or the Michelin-starred restaurants that offer world-class gastronomic fare and experiences. Every couple will find their own version of Paris across its 18 arrondissements.

Where to stay: Shangri-La Paris | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Le Meurice | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Hotel Plaza Athenee | Book Now | Read Reviews

7. Buenos Aires, Argentina

The sun sets over Buenos Aires, Argentina

In Spanish, Buenos Aires stands for "fair winds," for which this romantic city is appropriately titled. Located on the western coast of Argentina, Buenos Aires is well-regarded for its architecture, entertainment, shopping, beauty and nightlife. Couples will especially enjoy the atmosphere, inspiring and romantic at every turn.

Where to stay: Hotel Casa Lucía | Book Now | Read Reviews

8. The Maldives

A romantic sunrise over the Maldives coastline

Nearly 1200 islands from the archipelagic country of the Maldives, which is considered one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world. The markings of the Maldives include private island resorts, overwater bungalows, crystalline water, and this sense of utter seclusion and privacy. What's more romantic than that? Not everyone can stay at the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island for their honeymoon, so it's the type of destination that is perfect for special occasions and anniversary trip Pinterest boards.

Where to stay: The Ritz-Carlton Maldives, Fari Islands | Book Now | Read Reviews

9. New York, New York

The romantic streets of the Big Apple, New York City

Imagine the crisp autumn air, you and your partner clad in cashmere sweaters, boots and leather jackets, and the beauty of colorfully-decorated townhomes across the West and Greenwich Villages. That is Taylor Swift's New York and it can be yours too. New York's bustling streets, historic landmarks, sky-high buildings, world-class fine dining establishments, and perplexing newness are just a few highlights that make the city special. Take an Uber down the FDR at night and zip past the three bridges (Williamsburg, Manhattan and Brooklyn Bridges) to the Lower Manhattan skyline and your heart feels as though it's racing with romance. Couples who prefer a more manicured Gossip Girl experience and close proximity to Central Park should stay on the Upper East Side. Those who prefer galleries, walkable sightseeing (Dumbo, the Brooklyn Bridge, Hudson River Parkway) and shopping in Soho may want to stay downtown. That's where you may be guaranteed a celeb spotting or several.

Where to stay: Lowell Hotel (Upper East Side) | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Virgin Hotels New York City (NoMad) | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Grayson Hotel (Midtown) | Book Now | Read Reviews

10. Prague, Czech Republic

The romantic old town of Prague, Czech Republic

Known as the "City of a Hundred Spires," the architecture of Praha's Old Town Square is storybook beautiful. The city's Guinness Book of World Records-breaking centerpiece, Prague Castle, is a 9th century UNESCO wonder that spans 753,473 square feet. Couples who adore beer will find that this city offers the best pours in the world.

Where to stay: Andaz Prague | Book Now | Read Reviews

11. Cape Town, South Africa

The sun rises over Cape Town, South Africa

South Africa's oldest city is also home to culture and a cosmopolitan atmosphere. The adventurous set will especially appreciate the various activities nearby, including Lion's Head Peak. Table Mountain and Table Bay are both beautiful landmarks, while locals and tourists alike prefer to stop by Greenmarket Square for gifts and goodies. Of course, those who want to imbibe in delicious gastronomic options and world-class wine should stop by the Stellenbosch region nearby.

Where to stay: Mont Rochelle ( Franschhoek ) | Book Now | Read Reviews

12. Kyoto, Japan

The sun peeks through a bamboo forest in Kyoto, Japan

Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto is home to shogun castles, gorgeous bamboo-lined trails, temples and the Imperial Palace. Considered one of the most romantic destinations in Japan, if not East Asia, visitors enjoy sightseeing the bamboo groves and the Oigawa River, especially in the spring. Close to the city center are several hot springs locations, including Kurama Hot Spring. Couples should consider a stay in a traditional ryokan, many of which have been upgraded to accommodate tourists, to bridge the old with the modern.

Where to stay: Hoshinoya Kyoto | Book Now | Read Reviews

13. Bali, Indonesia

The romantic coastline of Bali, Indonesia

A honeymooners' paradise, Bali is far beyond a one-and-done romantic destination. Even the most well-traveled folks around the world choose to return to the destination : a place teeming with tourists yet perfect for seclusion. Also ideal for those from all walks of life, the destination offers gorgeous villas, delicious food, welcoming hospitality, and a plethora of natural beauty that makes for all sorts of activities, including sunrise yoga, arduous hikes, surfing and swimming, and sightseeing. The most popular resort destinations are Uluwatu and Ubud, which are convenient for first-timers.

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Where to stay: Jumeirah Bali | Book Now | Read Reviews

14. Miami, Florida

A romantic sunset in Miami, Florida, USA

Sultry, steamy and colorful, this vibrant culturally-rich and dazzling town in Southern Florida is a smoldering destination for couples of all ages. Those who prefer to lay out with a book will want to lounge at one of the many luxury boutique hotels in South Beach or the illustrious landmark properties lining Collins Avenue facing Miami Beach. Evenings start later with tasting menus and top-rated restaurants in the country. Couples will also find thriving nightlife and art scenes.

Where to Stay: Casa Faena | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Nobu Hotels Miami Beach | Book Now | Read Reviews

15. Rome, Italy

A romantic view of Rome at twilight

All love stories lead to Rome. It's hard not to fall in love with the culture, flavors and history of Roma, once the capital of the Western Roman Empire. Couples have their choice of mouthwatering restaurants, artisanal gelato, divine cappuccino, and copious architectural feats. Easily walkable and beautiful at every turn, the city offers a distinct taste of romance… in Roma.

Where to stay: Hotel Eden | Book Now | Read Reviews

16. Tulum, Mexico

Castle at sunset in Tulum, Mexico

If the Pacific Coast is refreshing, the lush jungle-laden region of Tulum and its proximate neighbors (including Playa del Carmen) is smoldering. Maybe it's the energy of the Mayan land, but the

Where to stay: Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Mi Amor Hotel & Spa | Book Now | Read Reviews

17. Madrid, Spain

A sunny day for a romantic stroll in Madrid, Spain

There is no shortage of luxury and beauty in Madrid, especially considering the Baroque and Neoclassical architecture seen throughout the capital of Spain. Couples will appreciate taking in the beauty of Plaza Mayor, indulging churros con chocolat from San Gines, and exploring walkable neighborhoods like Salamanca.

Where to stay: Rosewood Villa Magna | Book Now | Read Reviews

18. Tuscany, Italy

Romantic rolling hills in Tuscany, Italy

Medieval villages set against rolling vineyards and sumptuous scenery are the markings of a romantic getaway in Tuscany. The activities that accompany a romantic visit to Tuscany are equally as memorable: eager tourists must see the marvel that is the Leaning Tower of Pisa or the Val d'Orcia countryside. However, one might argue Florence can take a whole week to explore and unravel. The Uffizi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio are easily must-visits for couples. Truffle hunting is increasingly becoming a popular experience in Tuscany too. This editor still finds a special beauty and intimacy to the town of Siena, where she once took a seat on the Piazza del Campo and stared up at the Torre del Mangia, a slender 14th-century tower, while chowing down a pizza.

Where to stay: Castello di Casole, A Belmond Hotel | Book Now | Read Reviews

19. Provence, France

A hot air balloon rises over Provence, France

The Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region encompasses copious acres of natural beauty. It's well recommended that couples rent a car here to road-trip through the more remote and authentic villages. North of Aix-en-Provence, the blooming purple fields of lavender in Provence spring to life in June to July. Couples who want to catch the floral phenomenon may want to book a visit to Plateau de Valensole or one of the regional lavender fields during this time. For every other month, the destination is utterly romantic for its medieval villages and chateaus, markets and wineries, as well as the picturesque gorges and mountains.

Where to stay: Hôtel Crillon Le Brave, Crillon le Brave | Book Now | Read Reviews

20. Masai Mara, Kenya

The sun sets in Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya

Sumptuous and worth savoring, the Masai Mara is one of this editor's favorite places in the world. Here's why: anyone who appreciates nature, wildlife and the thrills of safari will love this region as it's teeming with all of the aforementioned interests. The Mara is the kind of place where you'll experience possibilities and romance—start the morning with a cup of coffee, a wrapped blanket and a chill of excitement rippling through the gorgeous African landscape. As you get into your safari vehicle, you may end up on a hot air balloon at dawn, where you watch lions feasting and frolicking in morning light or a dazzle of zebra grazing as acacia trees welcome you off to the distance. Retreat to your luxury lodges in the evening after a satisfying meal and a day full of stories. It's the kind of place where connection is inevitable and romance, a given.

Where to stay: Leopard Hill (Naiboisho Conservancy) | Book Now | Read Reviews

21. Maui, Hawaii

The romantic coastline of Maui, Hawai'i

Known as the honeymoon island, this popular honeymoon destination doubles as one of the most romantic places in the world for couples celebrating milestones, first anniversaries and even first vacations. The natural beauty of Maui is what sets it apart, including Haleakala National Park to the volcanic trails of Kapalua. Expect five-star accommodations and service too: Maui is arguably not only the most romantic island in the US, but one of the priciest destinations to visit too. As you don't need a passport to visit this resort-friendly destination, expect higher than usual prices during peak season starting in December.

Where to stay: The Ritz-Carlton Maui, Kapalua | Book Now | Read Reviews ; The Westin Maui Resort & Spa Ka'anapali | Book Now | Read Reviews

22. The Cotswolds, England

The sun sets over a romantic view of a church and sheep in the English countryside

The countryside of England is a best-kept secret among travelers who prefer a more subdued getaway. In the Cotswolds, discerning couples will find rolling hills, meadows, plenty of farmland and sheep. The stone architecture of the region adds a distinct, localized architectural element that has attracted plenty of location scouts and subsequent set jetters. Films and TV shows like Downton Abbey, Harry Potter and more were filmed in the Cotswolds. The village of Bampton, in fact, was converted to the makeshift village of Downton.

Where to stay: Barnsley House | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Lygon Arms | Book Now | Read Reviews

23. San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

The sun sets over romantic San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

Deemed the most beautiful city in Mexico, San Miguel de Allende feels like a historic gem of a find for couples who truly relish in their travels. Couples will appreciate the history and the cultural traditions… all best enjoyed al fresco under the sun and stars.

Where to stay: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende | Book Now | Read Reviews

24. Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria at sunrise

East of the Danube River sits the city of Vienna, also known as the "City of Music," as the capital of Austria was once home to the fathers of classical music, Mozart and Beethoven. Known as a safe city in Europe, Vienna shines bright with culture, music, neoclassical architecture, and the Wiener Schnitzel (a must-try while there). Walkable too, couples will enjoy exploring its imperial palaces once known as the residences of the Habsburg Family, including world-famous Schönbrunn, as well as famous city squares like Petersplatz.

Where to stay: Rosewood Vienna | Book Now | Read Reviews

25. Verona, Italy

A romantic aerial view of Verona, Italy

The birthplace of Romeo and Juliet deserves its moment on this list. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the City of Verona in the region of Veneto pre-dates Shakespeare's tragic star-crossed lovers. The destination nestled between the River Adige was founded in the 1st century, B.C. While a visit to Juliet's balcony is a must-do while there, couples will find the city is bustling with activity.

Where to stay: Relais Balcone di Giulietta | Book Now | Read Reviews

26. Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

A romantic sunrise over Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

The southernmost tip of Mexico's Baja California Peninsula is home to the luxurious vacation destination of Cabo. Despite its family-friendly appeal, Cabo makes our list of the most romantic places in the world for its most recent developments, including buzzworthy hotels and restaurant openings along its "Golden Corridor." The destination offers a unique Mediterranean-meets-Mexico appeal. Plus, couples will find an endless supply of outdoor activities to enjoy here, including golfing, boating, and lounging on golden beaches.

Where to stay: Four Seasons Resort Los Cabos | Book Now | Read Reviews

27. Napa Valley, California

Hot air balloons over Napa Valley

Another obvious contender in the US, Napa Valley is home to dreamy organic landscape, trendsetting wellness offerings, world-class farm-to-table dinners and tasting menus, as well as hip exhibitions. It's all delicious with the supplement of a signature Cabernet Sauvignon. If a proposal or anniversary surprise is in the works, consider a hot air balloon ride over the vineyards at dawn.

Where to stay: Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley | Book Now | Read Reviews ; Carneros Resort & Spa | Book Now | Read Reviews

28. Sintra, Portugal

Romantic architecture in Sintra, Portugal

Just outside of Lisbon is the precinct of Sintra, where couples will find themselves in a fairy-tale like setting under the Moorish Castle and the yellow towers of Pena Palace. Local boutique properties nearby, many facing the palace, are decorated with palatial period architecture, adding to the historic experience.

Where to stay: Tivoli Palacio de Seteais | Book Now | Read Reviews

29. Costa Careyes, Mexico

Costa Careyes, Mexico at sunrise

One visit to the private community of Careyes in Jalisco, Mexico, and you'll understand how it made our list of the most romantic getaways in the world. Easily accessible from the West Coast, especially, this diverse town looks like it belongs along the European coast, and that's because it was settled in the 1970s by an Italian banker named Gian Franco Brignone. The resort is home to both residences and a hotel, plus on-site dining options, wellness programming, pristine and swimmable beaches without cruise ship disruptions, and prime views of the Pacific. During the winter months, couples can watch whales breach the water from a distance or say hello up close on a boat ride. Wellness-oriented couples will want to spend some time, perhaps, an evening taking in a sound bath in the region's famous Copa del Sol.

Where to stay: Casitas de las Flores | Book Now | Read Reviews

30. Quebec City, Canada

Sunset over the romantic Quebec City in Canada

Nestled above and along the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is arguably the most romantic city in all of Canada. Couples will appreciate the beauty of the French-speaking destination that dates back to 1608. One of the most beloved areas of Quebec City is the Historic District of Old Quebec, known for its stone townhomes, cobblestone streets, and colonial architecture. The UNESCO World Heritage Site and Quartier Petit Champlain are both perfect pockets of the city for an evening stroll after dinner. For natural sights, Montmorency Falls is also a short 15-minute car ride outside of Quebec City center.

Where to stay: Fairmont Le Château Frontenac | Book Now | Read Reviews

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9 Anniversary Trip Ideas–Planning The Perfect Celebration

  • Post author: Wendy
  • Post published: March 1, 2023
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Anniversary Trip Ideas For Every Couple And Any Budget

Jason and I will be celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary this year and we decided to book a trip to Costa Rica to celebrate. We’ll spend eight days in this tropical country, most of it in the Monteverde Cloud Forest. Over the years, we’ve planned many epic adventures for celebrating anniversaries and mostly, they’ve been very successful. But choosing the right destination isn’t always easy, so I thought I’d help with anniversary trip ideas. I’ll share nine romantic and fun destinations along with a few planning tips.

Anniversary Trip Ideas--Wendy and Jason in Florence, Italy

Choosing The Destination for Your Anniversary Trip

Before selecting any destination for your anniversary trip I recommend asking yourselves these two questions;

  • How long can we be away from home?
  • How much do we want to spend?

A short weekend getaway can definitely be romantic, especially if you’re on a tight budget. When our kids were young, this was often the best option for us, both for the sake of budget and childcare. But if this is a significant anniversary year, you may want to allow more time and give yourselves permission to spend more money. Whatever the decision, it’s important for both of you to be on the same page. 

Next, think about how you want to spend time on your trip. Do you want to relax and chill, or are you looking for some adventure? If work has been stressful and you both need a break, finding a charming bed and breakfast in a charming little town might be just what the doctor ordered. Or maybe you want to spend time together trying something new. There’s no right answer, but again, it’s important to review your options in advance.

Wendy and Jason in Sequoia National Park

Money Saving Tips For Your Anniversary Trip

Your romantic getaway doesn’t have to break the bank. So here are a few ways to save some money without sacrificing the experience. We’ve used all of these tips and tricks over the years and saved a considerable amount of money.

  • Travel mid-week instead of on the weekend.
  • Compare booking a package with reserving each portion of the trip separately. 
  • Use credit card points instead of cash. 
  • Look for deals through websites like TravelZoo.
  • If booking airfares, compare all your options through Google Flights or SkyScanner.
  • Plan free or low cost activities like hiking, biking, and kayaking. Many cities offer free-walking tours as well.
  • Be flexible with your destination. Your first choice city may be crazy expensive, but a alternate may be within your budget.
  • Compare a hotel with the cost of an AirBnB or VRBO.

Food tour in Madrid

Anniversary Trip Ideas In the United States

If you want to travel within the United States, the options for a romantic escape are endless. And whether you want a beachside, mountain top, or big city destination, we've got you covered.

Catalina Island, California

If you’ve decided on an oceanside, weekend getaway then Catalina Island is perfect , because whether you want to relax or stay active, this place delivers. Jason and I had the chance to stay at the recently remodeled Atwater Hotel last year and loved it. Everything you’ll want to do is within easy walking distance; tours, the beach, restaurants, and shopping. 

If you’ve decided upon a relaxing weekend, then head to the Descanso Beach Club, reserve two chaise lounges, order a tropical drink, and simply chill for the day. When you get hungry, the onsite restaurant serves delicious food.

For the more adventurous, book one of the many activities or tours offered on the island including ziplining, kayaking, rock climbing, and more. Jason and I took the Bison Expedition and explored the rugged backcountry of Catalina for over two hours. We bounced along dirt roads searching for wildlife. Occasionally we stopped to appreciate the scenic views. And since ours was the last expedition of the day we were treated to a sunset over Avalon Harbor.  

When you’re ready for a really romantic dinner, do what we did and head to Avalon Grille . The food was delicious and the service spot on. A good option for lunch is Bluewater Grill . Request a table on the deck and enjoy hearing the waves crash below you.

Catalina Casino

La Jolla, California

Earlier this year Jason and I were looking for a completely relaxing getaway for a few days and decided that La Jolla fit the bill. This seaside section of San Diego has an upscale charm that includes plenty of fine dining, high end shopping, and great resorts. And while it could be an adventurous destination, for us, this is the place we go to chill.

After years of visiting La Jolla and staying at many of the area hotels, we’ve settled on the Hilton Torrey Pines as our favorite. Most of the rooms have balconies with a view of the world-famous Torrey Pines Golf Course. If we’re in the mood for a hike, Torrey Pines State Park is within walking distance. But one of the reasons we’ve come to love this hotel is it’s location next to Torrey Pines Lodge, a luxury resort with an elegant restaurant and gorgeous spa. Essentially, we stay at the Hilton for about half the price of the Lodge, but avail ourselves of services at both. In fact we’ve found the side door of the Hilton that connects to the side door of The Lodge (maybe I shouldn't be sharing this!).

If you plan to leave the hotel then head to Prospect Street--the main thoroughfare of La Jolla--for a nice selection of restaurants and shopping. Personally we enjoy Duke’s . Their seafood dishes are quite good and the view of La Jolla Cove is spectacular. Try to make reservations just before sunset.

Vegas Strip

Las Vegas, Nevada

Sin City is the opposite of quiet and relaxing, but Jason and I have celebrated many anniversaries in Las Vegas and always love it . So if you’re looking for plenty of action for your getaway, plan a trip to Vegas.

We’ve stayed at a dozen different hotels on The Strip over the years, but our favorite is definitely The Cosmopolitan. Not only do we love the large, stylish rooms, but the selection of restaurants is unparalleled (afterall, travel is really about eating!). I recommend splurging on a room with a terrace and a view of the Bellagio Fountains. After dozens of trips to Vegas, I’m still not tired of the fountains. When you get hungry head to Secret Pizza, Eggslut, China Poblano, or Hattie B’s Hot Chicken. And if you want to sip a drink in a gorgeous and unusual setting head to the Chandelier Bar where you’ll be surrounded by draped crystal beads.

Jason and I aren’t gamblers, so we’re not in Vegas for the slot machines or card tables. Instead, we go for the shows and restaurants. Among our favorite restaurants for dinner are Mon Ami Gabi at Paris, Giada’s at The Cromwell, and Jaleo at The Cosmopolitan. In the show category we have many to recommend including anything produced by Cirque Du Soleil, Absinthe at Caesar’s Palace, and the Blue Man Group at The Luxor.

If you’re visiting Las Vegas outside of the summer season, and you enjoy hiking, set aside a half day for Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area.  Encompassing more than 195,000 acres and featuring 19 marked hiking trails you could spend years exploring this geologically unique reserve. But just choose one trail and explore the colorful rock formations that dominate the park.

Wendy and Jason dining in New York City

New York, New York

Romance and New York City may not sound compatible at first, but stay with me. This is one of the dining and theater capitals of the world. Any kind of food you want can be found in NYC along with a wide variety of plays and musicals. In my mind, those are the makings of a great anniversary trip. And when you add in all the museums, attractions, and shopping, this city is an excellent destination.

However, New York City is not a budget destination. Hotel rooms alone can be bloody expensive. So this might be a splurge, but definitely worth it. For our last trip to New York we opted to stay in the Financial District near the 9/11 Museum and the World Trade Center. We selected this location because it put us within walking distance to some of the places we wanted to go including the museum and the Statue Of Liberty. We had a great time exploring this part of the city, but for my next trip I’ll probably choose a different neighborhood so we can learn even more about this complex American city.

When visiting New York it’s critical to make advanced reservations for everything , and for the most popular attractions, pay a little extra for front-of-the-line passes. And if like us, you get tired of public transportation, use Uber or Lyft instead. Sometimes it’s nice to be picked up exactly where you are and be dropped off exactly where you’re headed.

Park City, Utah

Park City, Utah

Jason and I don’t ski, but we have discovered that ski destinations make great summer vacations . We’ve been twice to this upscale resort town in Utah, and will be returning for the third time soon. The selection of stylish resorts, farm-to-table restaurants, and a charming town center filled with art galleries makes Park City perfect for an anniversary celebration. If you enjoy hiking there are hundreds of miles of trails of all levels.

For our last trip--and upcoming trip--we selected the Chateaux at Deer Valley . In winter, this is a seriously pricey option, but good deals can be found in the summer. The rooms are cozy and comfortable while the resort offers a pool, outdoor games and fire pits, and a lovely restaurant. The ski lifts and a few hiking trails are just a short walk from the resort’s entrance. For views of the entire region take the Sterling Lift to the top of Bald Mountain. When it’s time to eat, head to one of Bill White’s eight establishments including Grapo, Wahso, and Chimayo. Or make a reservation at Glitretind, a Scandanavian inspired venue located inside the Stein Eriksen Lodge.

TRS Turquesa Hotel

Anniversary Trip Ideas–International Destinations

If you have more time--and typically more budget-- an international destination can be a great anniversary celebration . In the current travel climate, be sure the destination you want to visit is open. And if it is, check out all their tourist requirements. Finally, be sure your passport is current and will not expire for at least six months from the time of your travel.

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

Right before the world shut down in March of 2020 I had the chance to visit Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. Specifically I had the chance to stay at two different adults only resorts in this city. Whether you need an escape from your own kids, or like us, your kids are grown and you no longer require pools with slides and kids meals, an adults only resort is a great option for anniversary travel. 

I spent two nights at the TRS Turquesa hotel , the adults only portion of Grand Palladium Punta Cana Resort . This large, sprawling resort is located on the water and offers a long stretch of white sand beach to stroll any time of the day. This alone would be perfect for a romantic trip with your loved one. But it gets even better. As an all-inclusive resort you can eat at any of the dozens of restaurants on the property with a variety of international cuisines. To work off all that food head to the gym or take one of the organized yoga classes. At night enjoy live music at several of the bars and clubs. But perhaps my favorite part of the whole resort were the large, beautifully appointed suites that included an unlimited mini-bar. 

For one night I stayed at the TRS Cap Cana Hotel, a smaller adults only resort. Here there are never any kids--just adults having a really good time. This more intimate resort offered a few restaurants, a large pool area, daily classes, and nightly entertainment. I’d recommend either resort for a romantic anniversary getaway.

La Place Royale In Quebec City, Canada

Quebec, Canada

I’ve been to Quebec twice, once to it’s capital city of Montreal, and once to Quebec City . Both are worthy destinations, and if you have enough time, could be combined into one trip. Both are great destinations for foodies, so if that’s a major focus of your anniversary trip, then this province of Canada is for you.

As the second most populous city in Canada, Montreal has endless neighborhoods to explore, sights to enjoy, and restaurants to dine . We spent a week here and just scratched the surface. We opted to stay at the Hotel Nelligan in Old Montreal where the city was founded in 1642 as Forte Ville-Marie. This is home to cobblestone streets, ancient buildings, and Notre-Dame Basilica. If you enjoy museums like we do, head to the Museum of Fine Arts. Then be sure to save time to eat your way through this French inspired city. One way to do this is at one of the markets; Marché Atwater or Jean Talon Market. 

Quebec City is steeped in European charm, food, and culture. Everywhere you turn there are historic and well preserved buildings, some dating back to the mid-1600’s. Everyone speaks fluent French and will greet you with “bonjour.” This is a part of the country that considers itself Quebecois first and Canadienne second.

I visited this city alone, and was really wishing Jason had been able to join me so we could both appreciate it’s romance together. But even without Jason, I fell in love with the food scene in Quebec City . No matter what else you do, book a food tour to really understand and appreciate how shops and restaurants in this town are proud to offer items that combine their Native, French, English and Canadian heritage.

I stayed in the Old Port neighborhood at Hotel Le Germain Quebec .  This hotel was stylish, the rooms large and comfortable, and the included breakfast quite good. I would happily stay here again.

The Lee Family in Costa Rica

I’d be remiss if I didn’t include Costa Rica, especially since it’s the destination we’ve selected to celebrate our 30th anniversary. We took the whole family to Costa Rica a few years ago and fell in love with this Caribbean country. It’s relatively small with a laid back vibe while also being packed with natural wonders. 

For our first trip here we stayed in Playa Esterillos, located South of the city of Jaco . Our resort was small but perfectly positioned right on the beach. Each day we walked out of our room, across a small lawn and onto the sand to admire the expansive view of the Pacific Ocean. While the kids kept themselves entertained (they were both in highschool) Jason and I walked for miles along the sand hand in hand. Twice we ventured out of the resort; once for a ziplining tour and once to explore the nearby national Park, Manuel Antonio. We found that accommodations, activities, and food in Costa Rica were far less expensive than a similar tropical destination like Hawaii.

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Bonus–Rome, Italy

Last year Jason and I finally had the chance to visit Rome, and now it goes straight to the top of most romantic places in the world. If you're up for a splurge, it tops my list of anniversary trip ideas.

As the saying goes, Rome wasn't built in a day, and you aren't going to see it all on one trip. We had 3 days in Rome , and definitely saw most of the popular attractions, and I'll share a few highlights here.

I'm obsessed with Italian food, so the very first thing you must do is book a food tour in Rome . Our three hour tour began in Piazza Navona and then wove through the streets of Rome as we sampled pizza, pasta, and gelato. Along the way we learned about Roman history.

Next up, be sure to book the underground tour of the Colosseum . This special tour takes you to the gladiator tunnels where both people and animals awaited their turn on stage. It was a highlight of our trip.

Other must-see sights include the Pantheon, Spanish Steps, and Trevi Fountain. I know, they can all be very touristy and crowded, but you still need to see them.

We stayed in the Centro Historico (historic center of Rome) at Hotel Stendhal and definitely recommend it. The rooms aren't large, but they are clean and comfortable and there's an included breakfast each day.

If you’re looking for anniversary trip ideas, I hope this article has helped. Or maybe it’s sparked an idea for a completely different destination. No matter where you decide to go, be sure to focus on the importance of your relationship and use the time to reconnect with the one you love.

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We have an anniversary coming up and we planned a bit of a splurge few days away. So many of these U.S. destinations would not have worked this year. But keeping these as good future ideas. We are indeed visiting both Montreal and Quebec City on this trip so great to see them on your list. And yes, we plan to eat our way through both cities. Happy Anniversary!

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All excellent ideas and something for every taste and budget. Fun!

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I have my wedding anniversary in 3 months, and I think I could probably choose one of these destinations. They all look worth visiting. It is difficult to choose one. If all goes fine, I would choose Costa Rica.

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I hope you have a wonderful anniversary trip! Costa Rica is always worth visiting.

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10 wedding anniversary trips for whatever milestone you're celebrating

Emma Sparks

Feb 15, 2022 • 6 min read

Lesbian couple holding hands on tropical walkway

Mark your special milestone with one of these anniversary trips in 2022 © Inti St Clair / Getty

Whether you’re celebrating 12 months of marital bliss or your 50th anniversary, marking the milestones as you continue your journey through life together is an annual excuse to make even more memories.

So forget presents. For travel lovers, true romance means hitting the road. Swap cufflinks for cultural connections and flowers for far-flung adventures with these wedding anniversary trip ideas inspired by traditional gifts. 

wedding anniversary trip ideas - a wide-angle shot of Trinity College Library, Dublin

1 or 2 year(s) – paper: Dublin

You’re a year or two (depending which side of the Atlantic you live on) into the new chapter of your lives and so far, so good. The perk: you’ve made it to the grand customary gift status that is ‘paper’. But instead of an embossed journal or letter-writing set, why not treat yourselves to an experience that’s really worth writing home about?

Head to Dublin : This Unesco City of Literature is home to effortlessly romantic bookshops like the Winding Stair and Ulysses Rare Books , not to mention the beautiful Trinity College Library .

Alternative option: Go to Japan for shōji , rice-paper rolls and origami.

How to find ‘real’ traditional Irish music⁠ in Dublin

wedding anniversary trip ideas - a couple hold hands on a ranch in Texas.

3 years – leather

Cowboy carousing might not be the most romantic anniversary activity but hey – this ain’t your first rodeo. Mix things up for your third anniversary and lasso your loved one on a trip to Texas . Grab your hat, leather boots and bullwhip (oo-er) and get down and dusty on a bonafide dude ranch.

Although a real working ranch, Dixie Dude Ranch in cowboy capital Bandera offers chilled-out horse rides and massage therapy – and if that still sounds like thirsty work, Hill Country’s wineries will oblige.

Alternative option: Shop for leather slippers and bags in Marrakesh or sniff out Instagrammable tanneries in Fez, Morocco .

The best US dude ranches to live like a cowboy

Close up of blood oranges at a market in Sicily.

4 years – fruit: Sicily

Four years and things haven’t gone sour – time to reward yourselves! Put your zest foot forward on a trip to Sicily , where lemons and blood oranges grow like weeds thanks to the island’s volcanic soil and abundant sunshine. On long summer days, linger over limoncello, citrusy salads and lip-puckering granita.

Hide away in an agriturismo (farm stay) to walk among citrus and olive groves, enjoy home-cooked meals and practice charming your hosts – and each other, of course – in la dolce lingua .

Alternative option: Wine counts as one of your five-a-day... right? Keep telling yourself that as you sip a tipple while touring the vineyards of South Australia .

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wedding anniversary trip ideas - A Maori wood carving in Rotorua, New Zealand.

5 years – wood: New Zealand

By this point in your lives, you’ve most likely laid roots. You may even be adding to your family tree. Admire whakairo – the Maori artform of carving wood, jade and bone – in New Zealand , where getting back to nature couldn’t be easier, even if there are toddlers in tow.

Geothermal Rotorua makes an ideal – if a little whiffy – base; after a day wandering around Redwoods Whakarewarewa Forest or visiting Whakarewarewa Village (complete with carved wooden buildings), chill out with a soak in the area’s natural hot springs.

Alternative option: Pursue your own fairy-tale romance in Germany’s Black Forest .

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7 years – wool: Peru

Feeling the seven-year itch? Not if you switch your sheep’s wool for the llama or alpaca variety. Stock up on some silky-smooth textiles in Peru – colourful socks, bobble hats and ponchos are the standard – and snuggle up with your other half as you admire the Andean landscape.

Opt for an Inca Trail tour that stops at a weaving co-op, where you can learn about traditional weaving and dyeing techniques and pick up some souvenirs to keep you warm on the trail.

Alternative option: Track the world’s finest cashmere to its source in Mongolia .

Experience the best of Peru with these 8 iconic hikes

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10 years – tin: the Caribbean

You may have subsisted on canned soups and tinfoil-wrapped sandwiches while saving for your wedding day, but now that you’re a whole decade in, you deserve a little indulgence.

Make like Tintin (see what we did there?) and take to the seas on a Caribbean cruise or sailing trip, exploring the likes of St Lucia , Jamaica and Cuba .

Alternative option: Tintin also travelled to Tibet – although hopefully you won’t encounter any yetis on your Himalayan trek .

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wedding anniversary trip ideas - Dusk at a vineyard in Champagne, France.

15 years – crystal: Reims, France

A pair of matching crystal flutes makes for a nice anniversary gift – but why not swing by the home of Champagne itself? The French region is crammed with opportunities to get sozzled on the sparkly stuff.

Reims is the ideal base for a boozy tour of all the big-name producers: Moët & Chandon, Veuve Clicquot and Dom Pérignon to name but a few. But if we’re sticking with the theme, perhaps the budget can stretch to a bottle of Cristal?

Alternative option: Swarovski fans will be all starry-eyed at Crystal Worlds in Wattens, Austria .

France’s 10 most stunning road trips

wedding anniversary trip ideas - a woman paints a porcelain vase in Jingdezhen, China.

20 years – china: China

Twenty years of matrimony is a quite a feat – and if it’s taken a few plate-smashing, vase-crunching screaming matches to get you here, who’s to judge? All is forgotten once you’re making up over steaming mugs of tea...

Journey to the home of porcelain (and your favourite loose leaf), China , for a cracking anniversary trip. Sip the hot stuff in Chengdu , before nipping to Jingdezhen for ceramic workshops and pottery purchases.

Alternative option: Clink china teacups during afternoon tea at the Ritz , London , the only UK hotel to have a certified tea sommelier.

The definitive guide to China’s national parks

wedding anniversary trip ideas - a man take a photograph of two silverback gorillas.

25 years – silver: Uganda

Chances are by this point, both you and your beau are sporting at least a few grey hairs – but it’s best not to tease Uganda’s silverbacks the way you do your partner… That’s right – why settle for a silver charm or tie clip when you can witness our wild and distant relatives in the cloud-shrouded forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park ?

The thrill of glimpsing the alpha male or a mother and her babies is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that’s even better when shared with a loved one. If reaching middle age together means adventures like this, who needs youth?

Alternative option: Pack your glad rags and hit the strip in Nevada’s so-called Silver City, Las Vegas .

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30 years – pearl: Fiji and French Polynesia

30 years in and the world’s still your oyster – so splash out on a South Pacific getaway, where turquoise waters and swaying palms make the perfect setting to reflect on your many happy years together.

Learn about pearls on a Fiji farm tour; hunt for a bargain at French Polynesia’s pearl markets – or simply soak up the iridescent sunsets from a hammock at Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort . Wedded bliss doesn’t get better than this.

Alternative option: Channel pearl-strewn Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s with some window shopping on NYC ’s Fifth Avenue.

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The adventure continues…

Still going strong after all these years? Make even more precious memories with these trip ideas:

40 years, ruby: Jordan or Arizona Jordan for Mars-like deserts or the Grand Canyon for copper-red vistas.

50 years, gold: Australia or Canada Australia’s Gold Coast or the Yukon for Canadian Gold Rush history .

60 years, diamond: Hawaii or South Africa Honolulu for views of Diamond Head, or Cape Town’s Diamond Museum .

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This article was first published Dec 29, 2017 and updated Feb 15, 2022.

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Carneros Resort & Spa

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The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

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Denver, colorado.

There’s no way you can go wrong with a quick weekend getaway to Denver thanks to its historic attractions, awesome museums, and welcoming parks. Read more: Romantic Getaways in Colorado .

Santa Clarita, California

If you are searching for the perfect weekend getaway destination in Southern California, look no further than the action packed Santa Clarita . Read more: Romantic Southern California Vacation Ideas .

Quebec City, Canada

A glimpse at Quebec City’s sterling skyline is all it takes to fall in love with this charming European styled city. Arguably the best way to see the city is to walk through it. At Old Quebec, visitors will quite literally walk along 400 years of the city’s history with stop-along ancient ramparts, fortifications, and citadels. Read more: Best Weekend Getaways in Alabama .

Bozeman, Montana

A university town nestled in the Gallatin Valley and surrounded by the majestic Rockies, Bozeman is a lively vacation spot at any time in the year. At a towering 80-feet tall, the Palisade Falls is one of Bozeman’s top hiking locations for families traveling with children. Read more: 25 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Montana

Galena, Illinois

Whether you’re eager for a romantic getaway or simply want to spend some time out of town with the kids, the city of Galena in Illinois is a fantastic choice. Read more: 25 Best Romantic Getaways in Illinois .

Knoxville, Tennessee

Largely regarded as the best entry point to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Knoxville is a fantastic vacation destination for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurous travelers alike. More Weekend Getaways in Tennessee .

Williamsburg, Virginia

There’s no denying that Williamsburg is a curious city to visit. Partly a lively college town and partly a living museum, Williamsburg is home to some incredible historic sights dating back to its foundation in 1632. Walk along the same paths that the first British colonists settled in at Historic Jamestowne. Read more: 25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Virginia .

Burlington, Vermont

Sitting on the picturesque shores of Lake Champlain is the vibrant and attractive city of Burlington , Vermont . One of the older institutions in the city is the Fleming Museum of Art, which was first opened in 1931.Read more: 25 Best Romantic Beach Vacations in Florida .

Lowell, Massachusetts

Are you ready to be transported back in time to the Industrial Age of America? At Lowell , Massachusetts, landmarks, attractions, and museums take visitors through some of the most exciting times in the country’s industrial revolution. Conclusion


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12 Anniversary Trip Ideas For Every Milestone And Couple

The South is chock-full of charming destinations for a romantic getaway.

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Celebrating an anniversary offers the perfect excuse to plan a trip to somewhere new, or even back to a beloved place that you’ve been dreaming to revisit. A romantic getaway is an ideal way to spend quality time with a loved one, and these anniversary trip ideas and itineraries are sure to make more memories as you look back on fond ones. 

Since anniversaries fall on every time of the year, we have different options for every type of couple. Planning for autumn? Consider celebrating with a Blue Ridge Mountains road trip with epic fall color or a bourbon tour in Kentucky. Dreaming of a tropical breeze ? The Florida Keys are calling. Want something unique? We’ve got small towns and cities worth wandering. Luckily, the South abounds with charming destinations to experience with your partner. 

For every couple or milestone, there’s a Southern anniversary trip idea for your next vacation. See our list of favorite romantic destinations.

The Florida Keys

Head out on a road trip on the Overseas Highway, a 113-mile road spanning from Key Largo to Key West—the most famous among Florida’s southernmost archipelago. Beyond the conch-style houses, toes-in-the-sand seafood joints, and general good-living attitude, there’s no bound on what you can explore, starting with How To Spend The Perfect Day in Key West and The Secret Beaches of the Florida Keys Worth Visiting . Make sure to stop for a tour of Ernest Hemingway’s home and its famed six-toed cats. 

Charleston, South Carolina

It’s easy to see the appeal of this charming coastal town for a romantic getaway—it’s been voted the South’s Best City several years running for just that reason. Cobblestone streets and colorful row homes make for easy wandering as you shop down King Street and eat at some of the best restaurants in the South. Get lunch at Leon's Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop (don’t miss the fried chicken), stop in at 100-plus-year-old store Croghan's Jewel Box , and book a room at Hotel Bennett on Marion Square.

Blue Ridge Parkway

Running through North Carolina and Virginia, this scenic road winds along the valleys and crests of the Appalachian Mountain range, connecting Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Shenandoah National Park. While there’s no bad time to see the sights, you’re in extra good luck if your trip lands during autumn months when fall color surrounds the drive, or during springtime when the flowers are in full bloom. Make sure to hit our recommendations for Iconic Spots on the Blue Ridge Parkway Everyone Should See and The Best Virginia Towns Along the Blue Ridge Parkway .

Dahlonega, Georgia

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If you want to see the definition of small-town charm in person, a trip to Dahlonega will do the trick. After spending the morning wandering around the historic town square—which is centered around a courthouse that dates back to the state's early 19th-century gold rush—and grabbing breakfast at Picnic Café and Dessertery , head just outside town for an impressive collection of North Georgia wineries that are open for weekend tours and tastings, such as Wolf Mountain Vineyards , Montaluce Winery & Resort , and Crane Creek Vineyards . 

Fort Worth, Texas

For those who enjoy learning about history and having a great time to boot, Fort Worth is like taking a step back into the Wild West. This cattle town recently reinvigorated the Stockyards National Historic District, and you can explore Exchange Avenue and its shops, restaurants, and saloons. Make sure to check out the Cowtown Coliseum, which held the first indoor rodeo arena in the country. Each Friday and Saturday, you can still attend events that showcase barrel racing, roping, and crowd-favorite bull riding. Plan your trip here.

Georgia’s Golden Isles

Yes, Georgia has a coast, and it’s draped in beautiful oaks and marshes. Two neighboring islands, Sea Island and St. Simons Island are both inviting places to visit anytime of the year, but it’s an especially welcoming destination during the holidays if you want to Celebrate A Lowcountry Christmas for your winter anniversary. For a more outdoorsy and warm-weather Georgia island, Jekyll Island offers biking on wide wooden pathways, kayaking on the marshlands, and relaxing on the beach. 

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

The Smoky Mountains are calling, and luckily there are two popular towns to visit in between oohing and aahing at the mountain vistas and natural wonders. Head to Gatlinburg for the scenic SkyBridge , North America’s longest pedestrian suspension bridge, which leads up to a viewing deck, the SkyLift Park, that offers unobstructed views. Book a room at Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa in neighboring Pigeon Forge.

Charlottesville, Virginia

With over 500-plus miles of Blue Ridge trails, a restaurant-per-capita density that rivals major cities like New York City, easy access to breweries and wineries, and Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello estate nearby for touring, Charlottesville is packed full of things to do. The Monticello Wine Trail has 40 wineries in a 25-mile radius of Charlottesville. Head to Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards —which is known for its landscape, food, wines, and verdant grounds—for a relaxing day date. 

Kentucky’s Bourbon Country

There’s not a bad time of the year to head out to the rolling hills of Kentucky’s bourbon and horse country. In the spring and fall, hit the horse races at Keeneland in Lexington , head to our South’s Best-voted favorite distillery , and stop into Bardstown, a historic small town in the countryside an hour outside Louisville. Make sure to stop in at the Old Talbott Tavern , one of the oldest stagecoach stops in the country, for Kentucky cuisine. The building was constructed in 1779. 

Orange Beach, Alabama

Ask any Alabama native their favorite thing about the 32-mile stretch that makes up the beaches of Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, and it’d be hard to count the many reasons why families flock to this destination year after year. A good place to start would be The Best Things To Do In Orange Beach (including locally-beloved fried shrimp), but don’t miss the area’s biggest natural wonder, Gulf State Park , which boasts over 6,000 acres of land that includes a tranquil beach away from the busy crowds.

North Carolina’s Outer Banks

Make a beach trip into an adventure by embarking on an anniversary RV trip to North Carolina’s Outer Banks . The coastline is lined with wide, flat beaches that are perfect for long bike rides and often dog-friendly. Additionally, you can travel between towns like Nags Head, Duck, and Kitty Hawk. State Road 12 passes through lighthouses and beach villages for nearly 150 miles and culminates on the northernmost Currituck Banks, where you can spot wild horses.

Anna Maria Island, Florida

This seahorse-shaped barrier island runs for 7 miles along the Gulf Coast and, despite being a gorgeous enclave of sandy beaches with a strong local community, it has happily remained a hidden gem thanks to residents that have helped preserve its laid-back village vibe. Instead of high-rises, you’ll rent out charming beach cottages. Stroll Pine Avenue, the town’s original main street, where you’ll find a friendly mix of galleries, bakeries, boutiques, and restaurants. A quiet, breezy, relaxing anniversary? See our recommendations.

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9 Anniversary Trip Ideas to Celebrate Any Milestone

Check out the top spots for anniversary vacations, both in the U.S. and abroad.

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Whether it's your  first anniversary  or your 50th, you may be thinking about hitting the road (or the skies!) for an epic anniversary trip to celebrate your nuptials. Not only do you deserve this romantic getaway, but it may be a first for you, at least in the last few years since the onset of the pandemic. 

It’s true that, with mass vaccinations underway, and infection rates finally turning towards a decline, per the  Center for Disease Control and Prevention  (CDC), there’s no time like the present to research anniversary trip ideas and plan a special vacation. In fact, travel experts are already seeing major spikes in travel and tourism, and the numbers are projected to continue climbing through 2022. The number of visitors through the summer, which is usually the low season in Los Cabos, Mexico where Bonnie Chase, wedding planner and owner of  Bliss Events , is based, were staggering. “Many people stayed home for a year or longer because of the pandemic, and now that travel advisories are lifted, people are feeling safer traveling, everyone is ready to jet off into the sunset,” she says. “Also, many people made more and spent less money during the first year of the pandemic that they had prior to that, and are now in a more financially comfortable financial position to travel, so we’re also seeing a trend of elevated event budgets.”

The good news: If you’re looking to travel in 2022 , your chances of an unforgettable trip are pretty high. So many destinations are back up and running and are eager to satisfy travelers coming through—especially those looking to celebrate something special, like an anniversary. If you’re in the midst of planning a romantic vacation with your significant other, here are some of the top anniversary trip ideas and destinations to hit in 2022. 

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Napa, California

If you and your spouse appreciate a good glass of cabernet, chances are, California wine country has been on your list of places to visit for some time. Not only does it offer up some of nation's, and maybe even the world’s, best wineries (next to Sonoma), but it also provides picturesque views of the rolling countryside, not to mention access to some outstanding restaurants where you can sip on this local wine. If nothing else, it’s the perfect place to cheers to another year or marriage, especially if you stay at one of the romantic resorts like T he Meritage Resort & Spa . Just five miles outside of downtown Napa (biking there is even a possibility!), this luxury resort has everything you need to unwind, relax and toast to your marriage, including their award-winning, underground spa (couples' massage anyone?), on-site wine tasting and classes, candlelight yoga offerings and Tuscan-inspired restaurant. Napa is also just an hour drive from San Francisco, so you can hit both destinations with one romantic weekend road trip.

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The Bahamas  

This tropical island just off the coast of Florida is a vacation hotspot for obvious reasons: crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, eclectic cuisine, vibrant nightlife, aquatic sites and swanky resorts. It’s also not too far travel-wise from most areas of the U.S., but offers a true vacation feel, especially if you’re looking for a beach destination. For an unforgettable anniversary getaway, stay at  The Cove at Atlantis Paradise Island , which is nestled right between two private white sand beachfronts. Each luxury suite features floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the ocean, balconies to step out and soak up the view and impeccable butler service and the facilities include an adults-only Cove Pool with 20 private beach cabanas, the Mandara Spa, the Caribbean's only outdoor gaming, exceptional cuisine at Fish by the world-renowned and Michelin star Chef José Andrés (foodies will love this restaurant!), shopping and more. 

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New York City

As the saying goes, “New York City is always a good idea,” and this is definitely true when it comes to celebrating your anniversary. One thing is for sure: There is no shortage of things to do and fun to be had in the Big Apple. On the list of romantic activities, you can catch a Broadway show, visit one of the city’s Michelin-star restaurants, check out one of the cool art galleries, walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, take a day trip to the Long Island wineries, shop around SoHo and even kiss atop the Empire State Building. And when it comes to places to stay, the options are really endless. A central location and a romantic ambiance is a must for an anniversary trip. Consider the  Loews Regency New York Hotel , situated right on New York’s Park Avenue and within walking distance to Central Park. With a fun and vibrant Art Deco feel, you can enjoy breathtaking views of the city in most rooms and book yourselves a treatment at Julien Farel Restore Salon & Spa located right below. 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

With low cases of COVID, Cabo San Lucas is a hot destination for all sorts of travel in 2022. It’s located on the southern tip of the Baja California peninsula and is beloved for its crystal clear waters and white, sandy beaches. One of the reasons Chase recommends it to clients looking for a romantic getaway in the midst of the pandemic is because it is located close to many places in the world, especially the U.S., and hotels are able to operate at full capacity again. On the list of romantic, splurge-worthy resorts,  Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal  sits at the top. It’s situated on a 24-acre site at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula and offers more than just gorgeous beaches and an outdoor infinity pool. They have specific offerings for couples to enhance the romance, including their Lovers Soak Tub Experience, which involves sipping champagne in the property’s signature soaking tub while enjoying sweets from the resort’s on-site pastry chef, a private cliffside dinner at El Farallon by the Sea while overlooking crashing waves down below and their Sun-Kissed Love package, which includes roundtrip air transfers, daily breakfast, dinner for two at their Don Manuel restaurant, a rose petal turndown and 20 percent off spa treatments. 

Another favorite anniversary trip idea as of late and arguably one of the most romantic places on the planet, is the Maldives. This stunning chain of islands in the Indian Ocean has long been a top destination for honeymooners and anniversary celebrations alike. Although the flight is long from the USA, the destination offers gorgeous and relaxing private accommodations, boating, snorkeling, diving, fishing, city tours and restaurants. One top anniversary destination in the Maldives is located on the Muravandhoo island in the Raa Atoll. Located in one of the deepest coral atolls in the world is luxury island resort  JOALI . Not only is it fringed by pristine white-sand beaches and brilliant blue waters, but it’s set up for romance. Enjoy a private dinner on a secluded island or in their private oceanfront treehouse, Manta Tree House. Interested in a vow renewal ? This resort specializes in that and even has an on-site wedding specialist who can help set up your entire evening.

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Boston, massachusetts.

If you’re open to staying in the United States, this charming city is set up for romance in a humbling, yet bustling way. Although this New England city is one of the oldest  in the nation, which its founding dating back to 1630 (yes, seriously), it’s constantly changing, especially the Seaport District, which has seen immense growth over the last decade. Once a muddy part of Boston Harbor, the northeast region of the city now offers award-winning waterfront restaurants, jaw dropping high rises and high-end hotels with epic views. If you’re on the hunt for a romantic hotel to stay at for your weekend getaway, consider the newly opened  Omni Boston Hotel at the Seaport,  the largest hotel to open in Boston in more than 10 years. With more than 1,000 rooms and suites and 22 floors all with breathtaking views of the city, it’s home to three restaurants, a full-service spa, a rooftop pool open 365 days a year and grab-and-go coffee shop offering a carte du jour of breakfast and lunch items. If you’re a first-time visitor to Boston, be sure to check out a tour of historic Fenway Park where the Red Sox play, visit the Museum of Fine Arts, enjoy a classic Italian meal in the North End and take a stroll in the Boston Public Garden.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia

Another great anniversary destination in the U.S. that is idyllic year round is Virginia Beach, Virginia. From unbeatable ocean views, wildlife reserves and national parks and state parks to top-ranked cuisine, scenic golf courses, shopping and entertainment, the city offers a huge range of indoor and outdoor activities and opportunities for couples celebrating their anniversary. There are plenty of beautiful places to stay, but to make the most of your romantic getaway, consider  The Cavalier Resort , which sits against the Atlantic Coast at the Virginia Beach oceanfront and home to Virginia Beach’s top four restaurants on TripAdvisor: Tulu, Becca Restaurant, Orion’s Roof, and Hunt Room. Also located at the Cavalier Hotel is their SeaHill Spa—the perfect destination for indulging in a glass of champagne and toasting to your marriage. Don't forget to head to the nearby Norfolk Botanical Garden—a scenic gem near Virginia Beach. 

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If this island off the coast of Thailand has been on your fairytale bucket list, there's no time like the present to take a visit. This summer, the tropical paradise welcomed fully vaccinated international guests back after months of record-low infection rates. While rates jumped back up this fall, as it did nearly everywhere else in the world, it’s finally on a steady decline and will hopefully stay that way. In other words, now is the time to travel to Thailand if it’s been on your wishlist and to enjoy everything this beautiful destination has to offer: pristine beaches, meaningful cultural immersions, southern Thai culinary experiences and exceptional island lifestyle to name a few. Stay at the luxury hotel,  The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui  which sits on a prowling 58 acres of land on the north-eastern part of the island that stretches from beach to hilltop. With two breathtaking beaches, 11 restaurants with gorgeous vista views, the only ocean swimming pool in Thailand, outdoor adventures including hiking trails, kayaking, canoe rentals, a huge Spa Village Koh Samui with age-old spa therapies (and a hot tub), the largest one-of-a-kind swim reef and two floodlit tennis courts, there’s much to be enjoyed in this epic destination.

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Virgin Voyages 

If you’re not usually keen on cruises, this brand-new cruise line is about to change everything you know about a traditional cruise experience. “In typical Richard Branson fashion, everything on this adult-only ship, from the staterooms to the entertainment to the fine dining, is completely redesigned and unique,” says Kayla LeClerc, owner of  Whimsical Wishes Travel Concierge . It just set out on its maiden voyage in October and is already making waves for its super-yacht feel, 20 restaurants and specialty eateries, energetic entertainment and, most importantly amidst a pandemic, its safety standards. All sailors and crew are fully vaccinated and the cruise provides free COVID-19 testing at the terminal. Cruise the Caribbean or Europe—your choice!

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Where to Go for an Anniversary Trip, Based on Your Celebration Year

Updated : July 27, 2023

AAA Travel Editor, Katie Broome

For couples who love to travel, what better way to celebrate a milestone wedding anniversary than with a romantic getaway to somewhere new? Not only will you create new memories, but you’ll also be able to connect one-on-one with each other in a unique setting.

To help you come up with ideas for future trips — whether you’re celebrating your first wedding anniversary or your 50th — we’ve put together a list of romantic hotels that correspond to the traditional anniversary gifts, with input from AAA’s team of professional hotel inspectors.

And when you’re ready to start planning your trip, the helpful agents at your local AAA Travel office can assist with all the arrangements to make your trip go as smoothly as possible.

(See the full anniversary gift list on Hallmark's website.)

1-Year Anniversary Gift: Paper

The traditional first anniversary gift is paper, and you could consider celebrating your first year of marriage at the St. Elmo Hotel in Ouray, Colorado. The reason for its inclusion in this list? The ornate wallpaper in every room, complimented by period furniture and Victorian-era décor.

“This quaint historic hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway ,” said the AAA hotel inspector. The surrounding town of Ouray — nestled in a canyon at the base of the San Juan Mountains — is a great home base for adventurous activities like hiking, rock climbing and off-road jeep tours.

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2-Year Anniversary Gift: Cotton

For the anniversary gift of cotton, we recommend an anniversary trip to Savannah, Georgia. This charming Southern city was once a major player in the cotton industry. Today you can stay in a restored 1852 cotton warehouse at the East Bay Inn , a pet-friendly boutique hotel with exposed brick walls and lofty ceilings. The Cotton Sail Hotel, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is another restored cotton warehouse that’s located right on the Savannah riverfront. The Cotton Sail Hotel has a rooftop bar and is a “great place to catch the sunset,” according to the AAA inspector.

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3-Year Anniversary Gift: Leather

What to get for the third anniversary gift of leather? Book a stay at the Hotel Jackson , a luxury boutique property in Jackson, Wyoming. Room décor is upscale yet rugged, with leather headboards and outdoorsy accents like reclaimed barn wood, wool and rawhide. Some suites feature natural gas fireplaces and terraces with breathtaking mountain views.

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4-Year Anniversary Gift: Flowers or Fruit

Give the gift of flowers or fruit with a stay at one of the many romantic B&Bs or country inns in the northeast United States. The Mayflower Inn & Spa, Auberge Resorts Collection (pictured above) in Washington, Connecticut, has 58 acres of landscaped gardens and woodland. Rooms feature floral fabrics and details as well as fresh flower arrangements.

The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, Rhode Island, boasts manicured gardens, in-room flower arrangements and a scenic location overlooking an ocean cove and beach. “Romantic options include rooms with full-canopy four-poster beds, extra-large jetted tubs and fireplaces,” according to the AAA inspector.In New Hope, Pennsylvania, The Inn at Bowman's Hill is a charming bed-and-breakfast on a gated estate complete with beautifully landscaped gardens, a vine-covered terrace and a koi pond. “The property includes a solarium growing citrus fruit year-round,” added the AAA inspector.

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5-Year Anniversary Gift: Wood

For a five-year anniversary gift, a weekend getaway at a rustic and woodsy retreat is fitting. The Hewing Hotel in Minneapolis, Minnesota, features lots of exposed timber and a Nordic-inspired design in a former 1890s warehouse. “Stay in and enjoy room service,” said the AAA inspector, “then venture out for shopping and entertainment in the hip North Loop neighborhood.”Other rustic getaway ideas perfect for a fifth anniversary include the Yellowstone-inspired Disney's Wilderness Lodge (Lake Buena Vista, Florida); the chalet-style suites close to hiking and skiing at Alta Crystal Resort (pictured above; in Mount Rainier National Park, Washington); and the cabin-themed suites at Cottage Inn at Lake Tahoe (Tahoe City, California).

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6-Year Anniversary Gift: Candy

A sweet treat always makes a good anniversary gift, but you can take the gift theme a bit further with a stay at a candy-themed hotel. The Hotel Hershey in Hershey, Pennsylvania, overlooks two chocolate factories and incorporates many cocoa-related details, from the chocolate bar provided at check-in to the Hershey’s Kisses at the nightly turn-down service.Located in a former chocolate factory, The Wilbur Lititz, Tapestry Collection by Hilton in Lititz, Pennsylvania, is known to have a distinct smell of chocolate as soon as you walk in. Rooms like the “Master Chocolatier King Studio Suite” and the “Cocoa Corner King” harken back to the building’s rich history. The hotel is also just a short walk from the Wilbur Chocolate Store .The sweet theme continues — albeit more subtly — at The Charmant Hotel (pictured above), a candy-factory-turned-hotel in La Crosse, Wisconsin. According to the AAA inspector, the stunning hotel carries the candy factory theme throughout the property, with chocolate truffles available for purchase at the front desk and vintage photos portraying the building’s history.

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7-Year Anniversary Gift: Copper

What to give for the 7th anniversary gift of copper? Consider a stay at the Copper King Hotel & Convention Center, an Ascend Hotel Collection in Butte, Montana. The town of Butte — a good stopping point between Yellowstone and Glacier national parks — was once called “the richest hill on Earth” due to its copper deposits. The hotel celebrates this history with copper art pieces and large copper soaking tubs in some rooms, according to the AAA inspector.More copper details are found at the Brewhouse Inn & Suites (pictured above) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Located in the original Pabst Blue Ribbon Brewery, the hotel features “six glistening and enormous copper brewing kettles lined up side-by-side, with their pipes climbing three stories up and out the roof of the atrium,” said the AAA inspector. These massive copper kettles once brewed thousands of gallons of beer for Pabst.

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10-Year Anniversary Gift: Tin or Aluminum

You’ll have to think a little outside the box to incorporate tin or aluminum into your 10-year anniversary trip plans. One way to do it is to stay at a stylish hotel in the area of Manhattan once known as Tin Pan Alley. The Evelyn Hotel is a retro-classic option, built in 1903 and restored to the Art Nouveau style of the early 1900s.If you prefer to go with the aluminum gift to inspire your trip plans, consider a different type of stay altogether. A vintage Airstream travel trailer — with its sleek aluminum shell — could be just the ticket, especially if you pick a place to stay where you can experience the Great Outdoors. A few resorts and campgrounds cater to Airstream aficionados, whether you have your own trailer or will need to rent one. Consider staying at Yonder Escalante near Bryce Canyon National Park, where there are 10 glamorous Airstreams available for one-of-a-kind stays, in addition to cabins and RV sites. You can also search for an Airstream to rent with Outdoorsy, which offers a special .And if staying in an Airstream isn’t really your travel style, you could just order a cocktail or a bite to eat from the one parked at Pinewood Social , the trendy Nashville social spot that, in summer, features a converted Airstream trailer by the outdoor pool.

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11-Year Anniversary Gift: Steel

For the 11th anniversary gift of steel, a historic hotel with ties to the railroad industry can be a good option. Located in a train station built in 1888, the Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Downtown Union Station has 26 train car rooms that let you spend the night in a converted 1920s Pullman sleeping car. The train car rooms rest on steel tracks inside the hotel.

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15-Year Anniversary Gift: Crystal

Cheers to your 15th anniversary with a luxury stay at a hotel known for its crystal. The Baccarat Hotel New York (pictured above) — owned by the French crystal company Baccarat, founded in 1764 by King Louis XV — glitters with glamorous Baccarat chandeliers, fixtures and wall sconces. All guest rooms include real crystal stemware to make your anniversary champagne toast extra special.Another well-known brand of cut crystal has a North American hotel perfect for a romantic getaway. Created by a member of the Swarovski family, the Sparkling Hill Resort in Vernon, British Columbia, features $10 million worth of Swarovski crystals throughout the property, according to the AAA inspector. From the curtains of crystals hanging in the lobby to the light-refracting crystal fireplaces in guest rooms, it’s an elegant setting. The adults-only, European-style resort also offers a luxury spa with cryogenic treatments and steam rooms filled with rose petals.

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16-Year Anniversary Gift: Coffee or Tea

If it’s your 16th anniversary, you’re in luck, as there are plenty of great hotels that fit into the gift theme of coffee or tea.For a luxury stay in the coffee-focused city of Seattle, Washington, consider the Fairmont Olympic Hotel , which has a stellar coffee shop (4th Ave Espresso Bar) in the lobby that also serves tempting pastries.To experience the British tradition of afternoon tea, stay at the Hotel Bennett in Charleston, South Carolina, where you can partake in an elegant tea service at Camellias (pictured above), the hotel’s pink-hued champagne lounge. “They also have a coffee and pastry shop onsite called La Patisserie,” added the AAA inspector.Other hotels well-known for their afternoon tea include the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan; Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia; and the The Adolphus, Autograph Collection in Dallas, Texas.

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17-Year Anniversary Gift: Wine or Spirits

There are quite a few hotels offering a memorable spin on the 17th anniversary gift of wine or spirits. Learn the art of blending wine at the Grand Bohemian Hotel Charleston, Autograph Collection in Charleston, South Carolina, which hosts classes where you can “create and cork your own bottle with the help of an experienced sommelier,” said the AAA inspector.An on-site distillery at The Cavalier, Autograph Collection Hotel in Virginia Beach, Virginia, offers tours and tastings to sample house-made bourbon, vodka, gin and even a unique bourbon cream liqueur. “Many dishes in the [hotel’s] restaurant use the spirits in their dishes,” added the AAA inspector.For more tastings of the grape variety, consider the Chateau Chantal Winery and Bed & Breakfast (pictured above) in Traverse City, Michigan. “Set on a ridge with sweeping views of the vineyards and the bay, this elegant property offers evening wine tastings,” said the AAA inspector.On the west coast, there’s the Harvest Inn in St. Helena, California, with a scenic setting right next to their vineyards, or the Cameo Heights Mansion Bed & Breakfast in Touchet, Washington, a romantic mansion with more than 100 wineries nearby.

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26-Year Anniversary Gift: Art

Art-focused hotels can inspire and delight when executed well, and AAA inspectors have identified quite a few stand-outs from coast to coast that are perfect for special occasions. For fans of contemporary art — think eye-catching abstract pieces — consider The Alfond Inn at Rollins (pictured above) in Winter Park, Florida, which features a contemporary art collection displayed throughout the hotel. The 21c Museum Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky, is home to avant-garde sculptures and paintings and even a dedicated gallery space, while The Art Hotel Denver, Curio Collection by Hilton in Denver, Colorado, has an on-site art gallery and many art museums located within walking distance.For art in a more traditional sense, the JW Marriott Savannah, Plant Riverside District in Savannah, Georgia, mixes art with entertainment and features “collections of geodes, artifacts and even a dinosaur replica,” according to the AAA inspector.An impressive Victorian art collection and Romanesque Revival architecture lends a sophisticated air to The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Pfister also has an artist-in-residence program, where guests can interact with an artist in a working studio.

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27-Year Anniversary Gift: Music

Music can have a powerful effect on the emotions, and a music-themed hotel is the perfect place to celebrate a 27th anniversary. A musical motif is front and center at Hard Rock Hotel® at Universal Orlando (pictured above), with classic rock memorabilia everywhere you look and an outdoor swimming pool complete with an underwater sound system. For live music with a view of the ocean, make the trip to Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach on Florida’s east coast. The hotel has Fender guitars and record players you can borrow for your room.More rock ’n’ roll can be found at The Guest House at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Within walking distance to Elvis Presley's Graceland , the hotel is said to reflect The King’s personal style and also offers an on-site concert venue.The sound of music is alive and well at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Owned and operated by the von Trapp family — the inspiration for “The Sound of Music” — the Austrian-style mountain resort has plenty to keep guests occupied, including hiking, mountain biking, tennis and skiing. “The resort’s hallways resemble a museum with memorabilia from the family and the 1965 film,” said the AAA inspector.A boutique hotel to consider for the music theme: The Verb Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts, which has “a cool, retro-vibe,” according to the AAA inspector. The groovy décor weaves in music memorabilia and posters from the 1960s and 70s, and the inspector added that “each room has a record player with vintage vinyl.”

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30-Year Anniversary Gift: Pearls

Connected to the 30th anniversary gift of pearls in name only, two AAA Diamond-designated hotels are worth a mention. Located in a European-style village on northwest Florida’s Gulf coast, The Pearl Hotel Rosemary Beach has the “nostalgic feel of a bygone era,” according to the AAA inspector. The trendy oceanfront hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway, with a private beach, spa, complimentary bicycles and an adults-only pool.Trendy Hotel Emma (pictured above) in San Antonio, Texas, is located in the city’s hip Pearl brewery complex and is “as much a museum as it is a hotel,” noted the AAA inspector. Repurposed industrial equipment, fixtures and furnishings hint at the hotel’s former life as the Pearl Brewing Company, while upscale details like claw-foot tubs, private terraces and a 3,700-volume library evoke an air of luxury. The surrounding Pearl complex includes more than a dozen restaurants, shops and a food hall, with purveyors selling Pearl beer on tap.

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33-Year Anniversary Gift: Iron

For anniversary No. 33, celebrate with a hotel stay where industrial vibes are aplenty. The Iron Horse Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, embraces its past as a 100-year-old foundry with iron detailing, exposed brick walls and a Harley–Davidson motorcycle on display in the lobby. Special amenities are geared toward motorcycle riders, too; the hotel has on-site bike parking, a bike wash station and heavy-duty in-room hooks for hanging heavy leather gear.Indianapolis’ Ironworks Hotel Indy (pictured above) as well as its sister property, the Ironworks Hotel in Beloit, Wisconsin, offer an industrial feel in a boutique setting. The Indianapolis property incorporates design elements like metal piping, reclaimed barn wood, brick accent walls and leather seating in guest rooms; opt for the Legacy Terrace room or Founder’s Suite to get an outdoor terrace with a firepit. The Beloit location adds in-room soaker tubs and fireplaces to some suites.

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34-Year Anniversary Gift: Food

Who wouldn’t want to celebrate an anniversary with food? A few AAA Diamond-designated hotels incorporate excellent features for food-minded travelers. The Alluvian Hotel in Greenwood, Mississippi, has a popular Viking Cooking School where guests can take hands-on cooking classes ranging in difficulty from basic to advanced.

Junction at The Essex , a AAA Four Diamond designated restaurant, add to the theme. The restaurant is complete with a theater kitchen and chefs who explain the origin and process for each course.A self-described “food-focused hotel,” the Epicurean Hotel, Autograph Collection in Tampa, Florida, has a culinary classroom located off the lobby that hosts cooking classes and wine tastings. Bern's Steak House , a local landmark since 1956, is across the street and great for special occasion celebrations. (The wine collection at Bern’s offers more than 6,500 different labels.)

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36-Year Anniversary Gift: Antiques

A stay at a historic hotel fits in nicely with the 36th anniversary gift of antiques. The Gingerbread Mansion Inn (pictured above) in Ferndale, California, is “full of antiques,” according to the AAA inspector, and has details perfect for an anniversary celebration, including roaring fireplaces, cozy seating areas and, in some rooms, side-by-side claw-foot bathtubs. The attractive B&B earned the AAA Inspector’s Best of Romantic award in 2020.

The Mainstay Inn in Cape May, New Jersey, consists of two Victorian-era buildings which showcase a variety of antiques, Oriental rugs and some furnishings left over from the property’s early days as a private gambling club. “The whole downtown area [of Cape May] displays antique buildings and artwork,” added the AAA inspector.

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37-Year Anniversary Gift: Books

If reading and romance go hand-in-hand for you, a stay at a book-focused hotel may be just the way to celebrate your 37th anniversary. Guest rooms at the Library Hotel (pictured above) in New York City are themed around a specific topic within the Dewey Decimal system. A “Love Room” is perfect for romantic celebrations and features a collection of love-related books as well as a private terrace within view of the New York Public Library.Channel the collegiate vibes at The Study at University City in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, located between the campuses of Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. “Their lobby library is curated by students and professors from both colleges,” said the AAA inspector. Guest rooms have a sleek Scandinavian design and feature campus views and a separate seating area with fully stocked bookshelves.

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50-Year Anniversary Gift: Gold

When thinking of ideas for 50th anniversary gifts, go all out with a luxury stay at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. The landmark hotel on the southeast corner of Central Park has elegant features like 24-carat gold-plated bath fixtures, gilded bed frames and crystal chandeliers. White glove butler service is available upon request, and the skilled staff can deliver a special bottle of champagne or even a “Home Alone 2”-inspired 16-scoop ice cream sundae covered in cherries, whipped cream, M&Ms and three different sauces.

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19 Most Romantic Resorts in the USA for an Anniversary Trip (2024)

19 Most Romantic Resorts in the USA cabin with a fireplace and four poster bed

For our 20th anniversary, I had big dreams of a romantic getaway to Greece or a couples trip to Bora Bora (to return to our honeymoon destination). If you are looking for an anniversary trip , romantic getaway , couples trip, or honeymoon ideas a little closer to home, start with our picks for the most romantic resorts in the USA.

I’ve asked friends, travel advisors, and trusted frequent travelers for their recommendations on the best romantic getaways in the U.S. for a special milestone anniversary trip. These are our top picks:

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Most Romantic Resorts in the USA

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Little Palm Island, Florida

When I stumbled on the website for Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys, I thought I hit the jackpot with everything that I wanted for our anniversary trip. A private island, our own tropical villa, and the most romantic atmosphere I can imagine within the continental United States. And then I looked at the price and realized I needed to hit the jackpot, or the lottery, to make even a splurge trip here a reality.

But if you are ready to spend, it is no surprise that Little Palm Island was included in the top resorts in the United States (and the World) by the Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

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Amangiri, Canyon Point, Utah

Ever since spying the Amangiri hotel in a food magazine, my husband has been angling for a romantic getaway to this remote portion of Utah’s red rock country. Covering 600 acres of the vast and majestic Colorado Plateau, the Amangiri offers a desert landscape of canyons, mesas, ridges, and gorges.

Guests can choose between the modernist suites of Amangiri and the tented pavilions of Camp Sarika. To gain an appreciation of the landscape, you can tour slot canyons with Navajo guides, or observe powerful storytelling sessions and ritual dances by the fire in Monument Valley Tribal Park. Adventurers can also go canyoning, climbing, hiking, horseback riding, or enjoy water sports on Lake Powell. This is the perfect choice for those who enjoy spending time in nature and are active adventurers.

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Bungalows Key Largo, Florida

Waterfront bungalows at Bungalows key Large

If you are craving a tropical setting but $2000+ a night is a little rich for your budget, head to Key Largo. Bungalows Key Largo is one of the few adults-only resorts in the United States. While it still costs a pretty penny, at least their price is all-inclusive.

Picture a waterfront bungalow with a private veranda featuring a large outdoor soaking tub as your romantic getaway retreat. If that doesn’t relax you, the Zen Garden Spa certainly should. If you want to book a bungalow for Valentine’s Day, guests can now add on a  Valentine’s Day Sunset Dinner Cruise on a luxury catamaran with live acoustic music and an elegant culinary experience.

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Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michael’s, Maryland

My friend Brianna recommends the Inn at Perry Cabin , on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. This Belmond property offers understated luxury in one of the most beautiful areas of the East Coast. The hotel’s interiors reflect the area’s maritime history, with plenty of cozy nooks and crannies to snuggle with your significant other.

The outdoor views are best enjoyed in one of the resort’s many Adirondack chairs with a glass of wine in hand, a perfect spot for enjoying the sunset. This resort is perfect for foodie couples who enjoy waterfront activities like yoga, kayaking, and sailing lessons.

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Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

The Jade Pool overlooking ocean at the Post Ranch Inn

My friend and luxury travel advisor Kristi Marcelle recommends the Post Ranch Inn for an adults-only romantic getaway near San Francisco. Located on a clifftop overlooking the Pacific Ocean and the romantic landscape of Big Sur, the Post Ranch Inn is ideal for romance, relaxation, and rejuvenation.

With just 40 rooms and homes, the resort offers rustic elegance and privacy. Wellness and relaxation activities include morning yoga, guided nature hikes, forest, and sound journey meditation, as well as garden tours and art walks. Guests can also relax and enjoy the view at the infinity pool or use the resort’s telescope to star gaze at night.

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Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

Located on a pastoral farm near the Great Smoky Mountains, this Relais & Châteaux resort offers bucket-list-worthy luxury. This intimate resort has something to offer everyone — from archery to carriage rides to culinary classes to water sports.

Blackberry Farm’s “foothill cuisine” draws foodies worldwide to enjoy its three inventive restaurants, which bring together a collection of artisans – chef, master gardener, baker, cheesemaker, forager, butcher, and sommelier.

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White Barn Inn, Kennebunk, Maine

Luxury travel advisor and friend Barbara Weindling recommends the White Barn Inn for those looking for a classic New England romantic getaway . This Auberge Resorts Collection hotel offers coastal luxury and award-winning dining in one of the most charming towns on the Maine coast.

While you are there, you can enjoy culinary experiences such as chocolate making, cocktail creations, and Sunday tea. Outdoors, guests can enjoy a private cycling tour or sailing along the coast. Or cozy up inside in the Couple’s Spa Suite for an afternoon of romance and pampering.

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The Point, Saranac Lake, New York

Also recommended by my friend Barbara, The Point is the only Forbes Five-Star property in the Adirondacks . This Relais & Châteaux hotel offers only eleven rooms for an intimate experience.

Built by William Avery Rockefeller II and crafted of native timber and stone, today it is the only Adirondack Great Camp from the Gilded Age open to the public. Enjoy boating, fishing, tennis, waterskiing, croquet, badminton, swimming, wake surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding, and hiking in the warmer months, or cuddle up with hot toddies by a roaring fire or champagne from the fully stocked ice bar on the lake after a day ice skating, curling and ice fishing in the winter.

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Magee Homestead at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming

people gathered around a fire pit at sunset at Magee Homestead ranch

Another pick for outdoor adventurers, Kristi also recommends the adults-only Magee Homestead at Brush Creek Ranch. A member of Relais & Châteaux and recipient of the Forbes Travel Guide Five Star rating, Magee Homestead is an all-inclusive ranch that is part of the Brush Creek Ranch Collection.

Magee Homestead offers luxury accommodations in private cabins that once housed cow camp hands. You can enjoy gourmet culinary experiences, relaxing spa treatments, or outdoor adventures and exploration in Medicine Bow National Forest.

Check rates and reviews at The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch on TripAdvisor

The Chanler, Newport, Rhode Island

The Chanler at Cliff Walk exterior with flowering bushes out front

Housed in a mansion on Newport’s famed Cliff Walk, The Chanler offers twenty distinctive Newport hotel rooms, which are elegantly decorated in various period styles. The Chanler has been on our wishlist for a romantic getaway in Newport since we first moved here and sampled the chef’s tasting menu at the hotel’s gourmet restaurant.

This Forbes Four-Star Hotel offers a luxury experience reminiscent of the Gilded Age. Stroll through the manicured gardens while you take in breathtaking ocean vistas, walk along the three-mile Cliff Walk, enjoy a gourmet meal, and sip an after-dinner drink at the fire pit and star gaze.

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Inn at Newport Ranch, Fort Bragg, California

View of rocky coastline from an adirondack chair at the Inn at Newport Ranch

Located just 30 minutes from Mendocino on the Northern California Coast, the Inn at Newport Ranch is a local secret that luxury travel advisor Kristi Marcelle first clued me into and is perfect for a California romantic getaway .

The ranch encompasses seven microclimates on 2,000 acres set along one-and-one-half miles of rugged coastline, offering plenty of space to spread out and explore. Catering to only 26 guests in total, this intimate resort offers big views, along with 20 miles of trails for mountain biking or off-roading. Dining is another highlight, and right now meals can even be delivered to your patio for more privacy.

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White Elephant, Nantucket, Massachusetts

White Elephant hotel from the water with boats in the harbor

The iconic White Elephant has been named among the finest luxury hotels on Nantucket Island for decades and is a popular romantic getaway destination for those seeking New England island charm. This waterfront resort offers spacious suites with private balconies overlooking the harbor, as well as private garden cottages.

From the resort, it is easy to enjoy the beach, shop in Nantucket Town, or take in the views at the Brant Point Lighthouse. Guests can also relax by the outdoor heated pool, hop on a bike and explore the area, sip cocktails on the Harborside Lawn, or rejuvenate in the world-class spa.

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San Ysidro Ranch, Santa Barbara, California

Wedding lawn with flowers and green arches with mountains in the background at San Ysidro Ranch

Recommended by Lynn Juliano, a travel advisor with Travel Xperts , San Ysidro Ranch is the secret hideaway embodying the spirit of Old California. Everyone from Audrey Hepburn, Winston Churchill, JFK and Jackie, Sir Laurence Olivier, and Vivian Leigh have taken up residence here. With 500 acres and 17 miles of hiking trails nestled between the mountains and ocean, San Ysidro Ranch is a perfect romantic escape.

The resort offers intimate cottages scattered around lush gardens, each individually decorated with antiques. Many offer large private decks, indoor/outdoor rain showers, sunken hot tubs, heated floors, and private gardens.

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The Cloister at Sea Island, Georgia

Living room of the Sea Island suite at The Cloister

We have been debating an anniversary trip to The Cloister at Sea Island for some time. I love the Golden Isles of Georgia and since Sea Island is restricted to owners and guests only, it offers both luxury and more intimacy. The Cloister offers three charming settings of accommodations, featuring elegant and unique Spanish Mediterranean décor.

Guests can enjoy five miles of private beach, the adults-only swimming pool, a round of golf, or a couples massage at the Forbes Five-Star Spa Sea Island. For a romantic evening, try horseback riding on the beach followed by dinner and a rose petal turn-down service.

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Miraval Arizona, Tucson, Arizona

Couples seeking a wellness retreat will bask in the desert sun at the Miraval Arizona in Tucson . The resort offers all-inclusive packages with transformational wellness experiences, outdoor adventures, culinary delights, and spa services.

This Sonoran Desert sanctuary provides a wide range of comfortable casita-inspired accommodations for reflection and mindfulness, including rooms, suites, and villas.

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Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

Twin Farms boathouse and lodge in the evening with lights reflecting on the water

Twin Farms is an all-inclusive resort located on 300 bucolic acres in Vermont, offering seclusion and privacy. The resort welcomes only adults and teens, with 10 romantically designed cottages and a selection of rooms in the lodge, farmhouse, and main house.

A vast selection of indoor and outdoor activities that focus on well-being are available to guests, including biking, canoeing, fly fishing, hiking, swimming, tennis, and more. Custom-designed meals, wine pairings, and spirits are included in the rate and can be enjoyed in the dining areas or in the privacy of your accommodations.

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Auberge de Soleil, Rutherford, California

The “Inn of the Sun” is nestled within a terraced, sun-kissed hillside amid 33 acres of heritage olive and oak trees, in Napa wine country. The hotel’s 50 contemporary guestrooms and suites effortlessly blend relaxed sophistication with understated elegance, resulting in a romantic getaway destination.

Auberge du Soleil is the dream of French restaurateur, Claude Rouas, and The Restaurant has maintained its legacy as a “must-experience” culinary destination for more than 40 years. Couples can enjoy a private wine tasting, an art walk in the sculpture garden, a picnic in the park, a scenic hike, or a bike ride on the Napa Valley Vine Trail.

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Dunton Hot Springs, Dolores, Colorado

Dunton Hot Springs is not your typical romantic retreat. This perfectly restored ghost town features exquisitely furnished log cabins and a saloon serving gourmet food.

Nestled in an alpine valley deep in the San Juan Mountains of the Colorado Rockies, guests can enjoy challenging hiking trails followed by pampering massages. Of course, all must use one of the five ways to “take the waters” — including inside the restored 19th-century Bathhouse, under the stars at the source, in the pool outside the Bathhouse, in the pool behind the Dunton Store cabin, and inside Well House cabin.

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The Inn at Little Washington, Washington, Virginia

This Relais and Chateaux, Forbes Double 5 star, and Double AAA 5 Diamond property is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge mountains not far outside of Washington D.C. The Inn at Little Washington features eighteen bedrooms and suites, created by London stage and set designer Joyce Evans.

These accommodations range from well-appointed rooms to luxurious, two-story suites, many with balconies and garden views. The Inn’s dining rooms are also pure fantasy, with rose-colored, silk lampshades that float above each table, highlighting the inspired American cuisine of Patrick O’Connell.

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Tamara Gruber

Tamara is an over 50, award-winning travel writer, and recent empty nester based in Rhode Island. After years of writing about family travel on We3Travel and inspiring wanderlust as co-host of the Vacation Mavens family travel podcast, she started Your Time to Fly as a place to share ideas for girlfriend getaways, romantic escapes, and solo female travel for midlife women.

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Romantic Travel Ideas for an Anniversary Trip, or Any Trip

Considering what we’ve all been through in the past few years, it feels more important than ever to celebrate joyous milestones.  So we’ve collected these unforgettable wedding-anniversary trips enjoyed by your fellow travelers. They all used The WOW List to find the right trip planner who could deliver the maximized experience and VIP treatment that people who are celebrating a special anniversary deserve.  Here’s how to get your own WOW trip .

25th Anniversary trip to Panama: “I never would have found this hotel on my own. It is on a private island…”

Bungalow of a private resport in Panama.

An eco-friendly private-island resort, Isla Palenque is on Panama’s Pacific coast. Photo: Isla Palenque

“My husband and I had a fabulous 25th anniversary trip to Panama planned by Pierre . We started out with one night staying in the Old City in Panama City. At Pierre’s suggestion, we stayed at the American Trade hotel. It was fabulous. It was like a throwback in time but with all the modern luxuries. And the location was perfect for exploring the Old City and going out to eat. Pierre arranged a dinner reservation at a nearby restaurant that could accommodate all of my husband’s dietary restrictions. To our surprise, they seated us at a secluded table on a balcony overlooking a plaza.

The next day was on to Isla Palenque. Absolute paradise. Pierre arranged all of the travel, from the car to the airport to the pickup at the airport in David and the boat ride then to Paradise. I never would have found this hotel on my own. I have never been to such a fabulous hotel. It is on a private island. 400 acres. Eight casitas and one villa. There are nearly 50 staff members for less than 20 guests. The water was 85°. The sand was soft as silk. The restaurant was excellent and very accommodating to our dietary restrictions. We went snorkeling, see kayaking, paddle boarding and dolphin watching. We still had plenty of time to do nothing on the private beach.

On the final day we had about 8 hours in Panama City before our evening flight back to the States. Pierre arranged a private guided tour of the Canal and the city. That was also fabulous.” —Randi Maidman

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30th Anniversary trip to Antarctica: “When we entered the igloo, the ship’s crew had it decorated with anniversary décor along with champagne…”

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Jeff and Lisa Wellen having a ball in Antarctica.

“From the first Zoom call with Ashton and Christine, we knew we were in great hands for our dream trip to Antarctica. On this trip, we were celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary and I asked if there could be something special I could do to surprise my wife on the trip. They took care of everything. They first surprised us with an anniversary bottle of champagne and a cake at our hotel in Santiago.

One of the things you can do on the ship is sleep in an igloo on the top deck. It was first come, first serve. We were able to get the igloo reserved for one night. When we entered the igloo, the ship’s crew had it decorated with anniversary décor along with champagne and treats. It was so emotional that it brought my wife and I to tears.

The Lindblad Resolution was spectacular, and we are so thankful Ashton pushed us to take this ship. This is their newest ship and we saw every day why this is the best ship to take to the Great White Continent….T his ship’s capabilities allowed us to go to the eastern side of the peninsula. Not one of the other sixty ships in the area had the capabilities to do that. It allowed us to sail through the Weddell Sea and see enormous tabular icebergs the size of three or four football stadiums, 100’s of Emperor Penguin chicks, thousands of penguins, pods of killer whales and watched pods of humpbacks eating fifty yards from the ship. ” —Jeff Wellen

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50th Anniversary trip to Croatia, Italy, Slovenia, and Switzerland: “Following in some of the footsteps of our original honeymoon…”

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Lisa Redburn at a cooking lesson at Tatjana Ciciliani’s home in Trojir, Croatia. Photo: Traveler Tom Redburn

“Lisa and I have had a lot of wonderful adventures in our more than 50 years together, but for our 50th wedding anniversary trip to Italy, Croatia, Slovenia and Switzerland, the extraordinary planning of Claudia  and Luisa took our travel experience to a whole new level. It’s true that Europe was already getting overrun with tourists during our six-week trip, but we rarely felt it because time after time Claudia and Luisa arranged guides and outings that took us away from the crowds and to hidden corners we never would have found on our own.

There are too many highlights to include all of them, but some of our most memorable moments were a gastronomic walking tour of Bologna with Giacomo, a guided E-bike ride along the Appian Way in Rome with Gioia, who spontaneously added in a visit to the multi-layered Church of San Clemente when we expressed interest in it, a guided cable car ride and walk to the top of Anacapri with Melania, and two hikes in the Dolomites with Paola, who revised her plans to reflect our own capacities for strenuous walking (there’s a theme here: nearly all our best guides were women). And that’s just Italy.

In Croatia and Slovenia, we enjoyed a guided walk up Mt. Srd above Dubrovnik, where two women from Piknik Dubrovnik had set up an extraordinary sunset picnic dinner just for us, two guided trips (one by E-bike, the other walking) in the backcountry of the islands of Korcula and Hvar that both included amazing private lunches far from the madding crowds, and an extraordinary tour by the charismatic Mario Bartulovic of his family’s winery and steep-sided vineyard on one of our only rainy days. We nearly cancelled but are so thankful that we didn’t. We also had a food shopping and cooking session with the charming Tatjana Ciciliani at her home in Trojir, near Split.

And the discovery of the trip, for us, was Slovenia, where we dined at the famous Hisa Franko (a 3 1/2-hour, 18-course tasting menu from chef Ana Ros), with a stay at tiny Chalets Nebesa, which is not to be missed if you are anywhere in the area. Four-room Nebesa (reserve far in advance!) is owned and run by Ana’s charming mother, father, sister and brother-in-law, and enjoys an extraordinary view in the Julian Alps over Kobarid, where there are still trenches from the devastating fighting along a front of World War I.

I could go on and on, but suffice it to say that, with only one or two exceptions, every guide was sensational, just about every accommodation was terrific, and nearly all the reserved dinners were a delight. And that’s not to mention our WOW Moment from Wendy of a lunch and wine tasting at the extraordinary BIBICh Winery, on a day when we traveled from Split to Zadar, right after visiting Krka National Park.

Luisa and Claudia took my idea of following in some of the footsteps of our original honeymoon trip to Europe (10 months on $6,000 in 1973-74 to Italy, Yugoslavia, Austria, Greece, Switzerland and France) and built it into an equally memorable highlight in our lives together. We spent our actual anniversary at a pension in the car-free Fex Valley in the Engadin that was one of the top places we stayed on our honeymoon. Our trip lived up to everything I had been dreaming about since we first thought of the idea more than two years in advance.” —Tom Redburn

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50th Anniversary trip to the Galapagos Islands: “A bouquet of five dozen roses and a bottle of wine…”

Blue-footed Booby on rocks, in Galapagos Islands.

Blue-footed boobies in the Galapagos Islands. Photo: Shutterstock

“We just returned from Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands celebrating our 50th Anniversary. We shared with Allie our desire to focus on the Galapagos: the variety of wildlife, geography, and culture.   The trip was wonderful. Celeste, our mainland guide, met us at the airport and checked us in at the Hilton Colon Guayaquil. Our room, on the executive floor, was decorated with rose petals covering the bed and an assortment of chocolates in celebration of our anniversary (thanks, Allie).

We flew to the Islands and boarded the Endemic , a 16-passenger catamaran with floor to ceiling windows and balconies in each large stateroom. Carlos, a native of the Galapagos Islands, was our terrific naturalist guide. We visited the islands of Santa Cruz, Santiago, Bartolome, Isabella, Fernandina, and Rabida. We snorkeled with marine iguanas, crabs, sharks, penguins, green Pacific turtles, flightless cormorants, and sea lions. We also saw land iguanas, flamingos, blue-footed and Nazca boobies, giant tortoises, pelicans, hawks, frigatebirds and many other endemic species. We took numerous hikes learning about the geology and geography of the Islands and viewing wildlife. Carlos kept us very busy, with four planned activities each day, including hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, and panga rides. Guests were welcome to stay and relax onboard if they wanted to skip an activity.

Celeste escorted us from the Guayaquil airport to the Hotel del Parque on our return to the mainland. We were greeted in our suite with a bouquet of five dozen roses and a bottle of wine in celebration of our Anniversary (thanks again, Allie). With Allie’s advice and help, this was a once-in-a-lifetime experience.” —Scott and Lorna Conroy

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20th Anniversary trip to Italy: “Exploring the gardens and farm…eating the farm-to-table food…all set in a serene oasis in the heart of Tuscany…”

Andrea Phillips

Traveler Andrea Phillips and family enjoying a summer evening in Tuscany during their WOW trip.

“My family of four, with two teen girls, had a wonderful and action-packed trip to Italy in mid to late June covering Umbria, Tuscany, Florence, Bologna, Lake Como and Milan, planned with Maria . We stayed at hotels that were the perfect fit (like the one in Florence that had a rooftop pool to beat the heat!), had the best rooms and locations and such personal service, all due to Maria’s connections.  Italy was busy with travelers while we were there, but I can honestly say that it did not affect our plans at all, as Maria had it coordinated and timed out so perfectly.

This trip was also to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary and Maria had suggested two stops along the way that were very special. Wow, were they ever! Borgo Santo Pietro, a working farm & wellness resort in west Tuscany, and Grand Hotel Tremezzo, near Bellagio in Lake Como. Both resorts resembled something made out of a dream. Beautiful landscapes, amazing service, delicious food, gorgeous rooms, and so many amenities. At Borgo Santo Pietro, you had the feeling of being in a fairy garden wherever you went and around every corner, there was something new to discover.  Bicycles & e-bikes, animal-tending sessions, exploring the gardens and farm, tennis courts, the spa & classes, eating the farm-to-table food in their lovely restaurants, all set in a serene oasis in the heart of Tuscany. We did not want to leave!

The other amazing stop was the Hotel Grand Tremezzo, which is a standout feature on any Lake Como ferry ride with its striking architecture, gardens and in-lake floating pool in front, so actually staying there was quite a treat! The inner decor of the hotel and outer gardens were magical and so were the concierges and staff that were always ready to help. We enjoyed the spa, the many pools and casual restaurants and even had a private wakeboarding session one morning on the Lake! That is a memory that will never be forgotten and made this stop my girls’ favorite! Maria also arranged a great private boat tour to visit Bellagio and the famous villas of the lake with a lovely private guide, who had access to go inside the villas and educate us on all of the historic collections and stories. It was fascinating!

We were surprised with our WOW Moment early in this trip. We were given a special opportunity to be dressed up for the night in the Foligno Quintana traditional costumes for their festival later in the week. That was a unique experience and one that we would never have been able to arrange or even be allowed to do without Maria’s network in Italy. Thank you Wendy and Maria!

We had many other activities that were also highlights. In Umbria, we went canyoning through a roaring mountain river, had an in-depth local cooking class, a gelato-making class, and went truffle hunting with the cutest, yet very talented dogs. In Siena, we had lunch on the exact alleyway where the Mille Miglia Race of Classic Cars were driving through to enter the Il Campo (definitely because of Maria’s connections in Italy!). In Florence, we climbed the Brunelleschi Duomo, took a lively pizza-making class, saw the awe-inspiring David & the Uffizi Gallery, and took a relaxing Arno River boat ride. In Lucca, we rode bikes around the medieval walls where we crossed paths with a special parade of classic Fiat 500’s. In Bologna, we visited one of the world’s oldest universities, and in nearby Maranello, drove Ferraris through the streets of the town where they are made! In Milan, we had the privilege of being able to see the Last Supper, which was breathtaking. Needless to say, we were very busy on this trip!

It was a trip full of variety, which I had specifically asked Maria for when planning this vacation last fall, and she delivered!  When we head to Italy again, I will definitely have Maria help me plan our route around the country, but next time, we will stay longer than 3 nights at each stop to really experience the culture and have some more free time to explore on our own!” —Andrea Phillips

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50th Anniversary safari: “A bush dinner with an open bonfire and full moon celebrating our anniversary. Local folks came in their native dress, danced and sang…”

Two young lion cubs ( Panthera Leo) looking at the camera, Samburu National Reserve, Kenya.

Two young lion cubs at the Samburu National Reserve in Kenya. Photo: Shutterstock

“To celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary, we decided we wanted to take our two daughters and their families on an African safari. The trip Daniel planned for us was fantastic. Since we and our daughters live in 3 different U.S. cities, we met in Nairobi and stayed for 2 nights. The accommodations at the House of Waine were outstanding and the staff very accommodating, given two of our arrivals were very late and the 4 grandkids varied in age from 6 to 13. This gave us time to get over some jet lag and see some of Nairobi. We then flew via private charter for 4 nights to a Saruni camp in Samburu, followed by another private charter to a Saruni camp in Maasai Mara for 4 nights, before returning to Nairobi for our flights home.

The staff and guides at the camps were friendly and went out of their way to please us. They had a special celebration for our anniversary at all three locations. They also celebrated one of our son-in-law’s birthdays while we were on the trip with a cake and singing at each location.

Samburu is semi-arid and Maasai Mara lush and green. It was great to see the two different areas and experience the different as well as similar animals in each. Daniel is the one that recommended the two different areas and we are quite happy he did. The pace of the trip which he planned was good; having 4 days at each camp gave us the time to truly experience and appreciate each area.

Our experience suggests that other travelers should pace their trip similar to ours. Two of our international flights were extremely late and having 2 nights in Nairobi before going to the safari camps allowed us to catch our breath. Also spending 4 nights at a camp allows you to settle in and appreciate the uniqueness of the location.

Seeing all the animals with our extended family at each location made this a special travel experience. Some of the most outstanding were seeing the 5 animals unique to the Samburu area, lions along with some cubs, leopards, cheetah, elephants, giraffes and hippos. The sundowners and meals in the bush also were very special times. Of these, the most memorable was having a bush dinner with an open bonfire and full moon celebrating our anniversary. Local folks came in their native dress, danced and sang. They encouraged the kids and adults to participate and we all had a grand time. We would not have had all these wonderful experiences if it had not been for Daniel.” —David Magdanz

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Norway: “We were serenaded by a musician playing a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle…”

Reine village with traditional red rorbu cottages, fishing boats and high mountains in the background on Lofoten islands in Norway.

Reine village surrounded by high mountains in Lofoten Islands in Norway. Photo: Shutterstock

“We traveled from Oslo to Nesseby, which is past the Arctic Circle near the Russian border, spending 3 nights each in 7 venues. Torunn tailored the trip to our preferences, which lean toward a bit of adventure and agri-tourism. In the north we stayed at a 2-room lodge run by a Sami fisherman and spent a morning crab fishing on his boat and an afternoon on an archaeological walk with his wife. He was an excellent cook and served foods he and his wife had caught, shot, or foraged from the landscape. He served the crab we caught in 3 different preparations, each of which was excellent.

The next day we toured the area with a Sami reindeer herder. We also spent time on a small island well out in the Atlantic where we kayaked along the seashore to a lighthouse; foraged in Trondheim with a professional forager picking plants for our lunch; visited a dairy near Oslo producing a unique cheese product and advocating a more humane way to treat dairy cattle; and spent 3 nights at a farm with a gourmet chef specializing in dishes featuring fruit and vegetables from the farm. We received very personal treatment from the hosts at our smaller venues and each of them indicated how much they valued their relationship with Torunn.

Our wedding anniversary occurred during the trip and Torunn arranged a WOW Moment for us that was great fun. We were in Aurland at a farm set in a stunningly beautiful valley with steep mountainsides and many waterfalls. We were serenaded by a musician playing a Norwegian Hardanger fiddle, a type of double-strung violin. The venue was a small shelter with a magnificent view, and we toasted ourselves and the trip with homemade pear Kombucha made by the chef. We thoroughly enjoyed it.” –George Stephens

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20th Anniversary trip to Tahiti: “No noise other than the wind, the waves, and the coconut trees…”

Michael Ruma

Rainbow over Tahiti. Photo: Traveler Michael Ruma

“We traveled to Tahiti, visiting three different islands. I had held off on faraway, remote beach destinations for decades under the notion of the value for your money and the ease of travel of Mexico and the Caribbean. But given this trip was meant to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary, I threw caution to the winds and went all in.

Getting to Tahiti is not the hard part. The adventure starts as soon as you begin booking your inter-island air travel, boat transfers, a sundry of activities, and actually coordinate all of the above to achieve a relaxing visit to the islands. We did not have to worry about any of this with Kleon at the helm. He asked important questions about our likes and dislikes and then crafted an itinerary which slowly evolved into a spectacular journey with three ever-better chapters in a jaw-dropping beautiful region.

Our first stop was Vahine Island Resort and Spa. With nine acres and only a handful of rooms, this small island stop helped us relax, reset and realize what truly is Tahitian beauty and calm. No noise other than the wind, the waves, and the coconut trees. No thinking about meal choices with simple, but elegant prix fixe dinner menus. No people (there were a few other couples which we visited with over meals and activities), but a private tranquil island where my wife and I watched the sunset on the dock with baby blacktip reef sharks swimming underneath, cracked open fresh coconuts when thirsty, and went paddle boarding in the large bay between Vahine and Tahaa…all alone. The privacy, intimacy, and peace on this island with such a limited number of guests began to open my eyes to why we made the long journey to this beach.

We traveled to Bora Bora next. A water taxi with an impromptu stop to see over a hundred blacktip reef sharks in pristinely clear water was an unexpected highlight during our ride to the airport. No airport security made the trip even better. Upon arrival to Bora Bora, another boat awaited to transfer us to the St. Regis. While significantly more tourists visit this island, the number of hotels and additional guests did not diminish the striking beauty of Mount Otemanu. We enjoyed our over-the-water bungalow immensely, in particular, leaping off the deck into the refreshing turquoise lagoon water. We chose to refresh our diving skills and were incredibly fortunate to have two massive reef mantas swim two feet over our heads while we gazed upward from 40 feet below on the white sand bottom.

Immensely relaxed, in beach mode and thrilled with our first two hotel stays, we topped off our travel with our final nights at the Brando in Tetiaroa. Lunch at your private pool, scuba diving outside amongst a mountain of colorful coral, cocktails at sunset at the bar above the treeline…simply ask and your wish is their command. Getting to the hotel is equally spectacular using a singular private charter which whisked us to and from paradise without a worry and with ease. And for my wife who seems to attract mosquito bites wherever we may be, the hotel has an answer for that as well. Their island scientists eradicated the pest from the island without the use of any chemicals, allowing for outdoor enjoyment unlike any other experience where you may encounter the often annoying bugs. The experience at the Brando can only be described as sublime perfection, where any of your needs or desires instantly come to fruition.

Tahiti is burned into our memories with its unforgettably blue waters, tranquil relaxing days, vivid and abundant sea life and unique island vibes. Now home, we daydream daily of when we will return.” —Michael Ruma

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25th Anniversary trip to Italy’s Cinque Terre: “All of our dinner reservations included the best tables and the best views…”

Colorful harbor at Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy.

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy. Photo: Shutterstock

“My husband and I had a fabulous trip to the Cinque Terre, Italy, for our 25th anniversary.

I had an initial meeting over Zoom with Anna to discuss the purpose of our trip and our style of travel, things we enjoy, etc. and then Anna basically took it from there. She came up with a suggested itinerary which we then discussed and finalized together.  I had no idea what to expect and we were WOWED from the moment we arrived. All of our transfers included first-class transportation services, each of our hotels provided a complimentary upgrade along with a welcome gift, and all of our dinner reservations included the best tables and the best views.

We especially loved our two boat days: One included a tour of Portofino and lunch at a restaurant overlooking the cove of San Fruttuoso, and another included a trip to Portovenere and lunch onboard in a beautiful bay. Anna’s advice was spot-on and we felt as though we were in excellent hands. We had the perfect balance of activities and down time and never felt overscheduled.” —Kim Brown

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30th Anniversary safari: “At each stop we were made to feel so special, with an incredible ‘sundowner’ experience at Old Drift, along with cakes and celebrations…”

Rainbow over Victoria Falls on Zambezi River, border of Zambia and Zimbabwe.

A rainbow hangs in the mist from Victoria Falls, on the Zambezi River. Photo: Shutterstock

“Our 30th wedding anniversary was coming up, and I landed on an African safari as the perfect way to celebrate. We’ve just returned from this spectacular trip: Four days in Cape Town visiting Table Mountain, Boulders Beach, the Cape of Good Hope, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and of course the Winelands, along with a fantastic lunch at Glen Carlou; two nights at Victoria Falls in the lovely Old Drift Lodge; and six nights in Botswana: two at Savute, two at Camp Moremi, and two at Shinde. All the accommodations were outstanding, and the transport between camps was flawless.

At each stop we were made to feel so special, with an incredible ‘sundowner’ experience at Old Drift, along with cakes and celebrations at each safari camp for our anniversary. It was clear that Julian and team had taken exceptional effort to ensure all the camps were aware of our special event, which was a wonderful surprise that we really appreciated.

This complicated trip was made so easy!  While I often plan trips myself, I can highly recommend arranging a trip like this through an expert.  Julian’s services took all the stress out and we were left with nothing but fantastic fun and great memories.” —Nancy Megehee

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25th Anniversary trip to Portugal: “They secured one of the few very best rooms with the best view at our resort on the Algarve…”

Beautiful sandy beach near Lagos in Ponta da Piedade, Algarve region, Portugal

A beach near Lagos in Portugal’s Algarve region. Photo: Shutterstock

“ Goncalo and his team planned a Portugal trip to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. They secured one of the few very best rooms with the best view at our resort on the Algarve, which we could not have obtained ourselves. Very few rooms at the very large hotel had ocean views, so this was a big deal (we even had two balconies facing the ocean).  All of their recommendations as to where to stay were great and took into account our preferences, which we discussed in a planning call. They planned great activities, like a lovely large private sailboat from Sintra back to Lisbon, a visit to an observatory (at night of course), and a private cruise along the cliffs of the Algarve. We would not have known about the lovely hotel converted from a farming village in the Alentejo if we hadn’t used a Portugal expert, and we wouldn’t have known which towns to visit. We loved the itinerary they planned and will use them again if we return to Portugal!” —Rita Solomon

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Belize: “While my husband played golf, she arranged a tour for me of the Mayan ruins at Xunantunich…”

Xunantunich Mayan ruins in Belize

The Mayan ruins at Xunantunich. Photo: Absolute Belize

“ Patricia is my new best friend. We told her that our trip to Belize was to celebrate our wedding anniversary. She listened to our wants and needs and more than delivered. She suggested that we split our January trip between inland and the coast and set us up with activities that satisfied both of our desires, since they were not necessarily the same.

My husband wanted to play golf, and Patricia made the arrangements for him. She satisfied our interest in culture and history with the Garifuna Cultural immersion. Additionally, while my husband played golf, she arranged a tour for me of the Mayan ruins at Xunantunich and a day at the San Antonio Women’s Co-op to learn about the ancient Mayan life. Patricia joined me for my tour of Xunantunich, and my husband was jealous that he didn’t get to meet her in person.

On the coast we both wanted water sports. She arranged two wonderful boat/snorkel adventures for us, and one included a barbecue of freshly caught fish. Yes, my husband had the opportunity to reel in one fish while we were on the boat.  I cannot say enough good things about how we were treated by Patricia, our guides, the staff of the hotels that she recommended, and the activities that she arranged.” — Bonnie Warton

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10th Anniversary trip to Peru: “When we arrived at our picnic, we were amazed to see a canopy tent popped up in a field that overlooked the Andes…”

Peru's Sacred Valley mountains and rivers

A quiet stretch of the Urubamba River, Peru’s Sacred Valley. Photo: Aracari

“Our favorite experience in Peru was on the afternoon of our 10th wedding anniversary. We thought we would be having a simple picnic lunch, but when we arrived at our picnic, we were amazed to see a canopy tent popped up in a field that overlooked the Andes. The table was tastefully decorated with linens, lace, fresh flowers, and local decor pieces. Wow!  A three-man cooking team prepared a lovely four-course meal in a separate tent while we sipped wine. There was even a portable toilet in a third small tent!  Nothing was overlooked. In fact, during our ten-day trip arranged by Marisol , no detail was left unturned, from our beautiful accommodations to our awesome local guide to the snacks in our vehicle. We had an incredible trip.” —Erica Stanforth

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30th Anniversary trip to Australia: “Stuart must have told everyone that we were celebrating an anniversary…”

rustic beach bungalow overwater suite at Haggerstone Island resort at the Great Barrier Reef in Australia

The remote Haggerstone Island resort at the Great Barrier Reef. Photo: Haggerstone Island

“ Stuart planned the perfect trip for our 30th wedding anniversary: We spent three weeks in Australia, taking multiple in-country flights and visiting Melbourne, Tasmania, Kangaroo Island, Uluru, the Daintree Rainforest, and Sydney. We wanted luxury lodges and unique experiences, and our expectations were exceeded.

Stuart must have told everyone that we were celebrating an anniversary because, at each location, we received not only cards and good wishes but sometimes cakes or champagne or chocolates. But this is what blew us away: In Tasmania, at Saffire Freciynet, we tasted several excellent local gins one evening and commented to the staff on how much we liked them, and when we reached Sydney at the end of the trip, there was a gift of three bottles of gin and a lovely note from Stuart. That is one of the above-and-beyond gestures that made this trip extraordinary.” —Robin and Josh Madden

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Disney World: “Everyone knew it was our anniversary!”

Happily Ever After fireworks at Disney World.

Happily Ever After fireworks at Disney World. Photo: Disney

“While we take fairly involved adventure vacations (safaris, a dog-sledding expedition, and scuba diving, rafting and trekking trips), none have involved the degree of planning that our recent Disney trip did!  Disney World can be overwhelming: To maximize your time there, you need to carefully plan out your schedule for each day and manage restaurant reservations, show times, and Fast Passes.

Michelle’s advice was invaluable in this regard. She took into consideration that this was an adults-only vacation and made great suggestions such as visiting a practically empty and childless Magic Kingdom with an After Dark ticket. She managed to fit in a coveted reservation for Be Our Guest, and her recommendations for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival helped us navigate that fun event.  Michelle’s hard work enabled us to have a wonderful anniversary trip—and everyone knew it was our anniversary because Michelle told them!” —Barbara Sheridan

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2nd Anniversary trip to Spain: “Pablo was able to secure reservations at three Michelin-star restaurants…”

Madrid, Spain. Gran Via, main shopping street at twilight.

Madrid’s Gran Via shopping strip lights up at night. Photo: Shutterstock

“I used Pablo to arrange a celebration trip to Spain—Barcelona, San Sebastian, and Madrid—for my son and his wife for their 2nd wedding anniversary. One of their interests was to try different exclusive restaurants and wineries, and Pablo was able to secure reservations at three Michelin-star restaurants. He arranged tours of boutique-style wineries, including a special wine-tour bike ride in Barcelona. Since my son is a guitar enthusiast, Pablo arranged for a Spanish guitar lesson and also got him into a special Flamenco show. Pablo had the ability to secure unique, private, and culturally enriching activities, allowing my son and daughter-in-law to experience Spanish cuisine and culture in a way that I am sure would not have been possible otherwise.” —Jeffrey Bernfield

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Paris: “I wanted to present her with the diamond ring she never got when we first got together 10 years ago”

Pont Alexandre III (Alexander the third bridge) over river Seine in Paris, France. Architecture and landmarks of Paris.

River Seine in Paris, France. Photo: Shutterstock

“I wanted to make the most of a short trip to Paris to celebrate my wife’s birthday and to present her with the diamond ring she never got when we first got together 10 years ago. Jennifer made a variety of suggestions, and we decided I would surprise my wife with the ring in a renewal proposal aboard a private yacht. I had originally requested a Venetian boat, but at the last minute it had mechanical problems, rendering it unavailable. Jennifer quickly replaced it with Sophia Loren’s private yacht and assured me that the furnishings and seating would be altered to make it more intimate and romantic. The result was spot-on, resulting in the highlight of our trip.” —William Harwayne

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10th Anniversary trip to Italy: “Our private boat captain picked us up in Capri, toured us around the island, let us swim in the grottos, and eventually dropped us off for the rest of our stay in Positano…”

Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy

Positano on the Amalfi Coast, Italy. Photo: Shutterstock

“My husband and I rarely use a travel agent because we love to do the research and plan every detail of our vacations. However, this trip to Capri and the Amalfi Coast was for our 10-year wedding anniversary, so we wanted the ultimate luxury experience without having to worry about anything. Andrea really listened to what we wanted and tailored the trip accordingly. And there wasn’t a minute of it that went by that my husband and I didn’t think, ‘This was worth every penny and more.’  From the knowledgeable drivers to awesome tour guides and boat captains, it was beyond perfect. Our favorite day of the trip, and arguably in our lives, was when our private boat captain picked us up in Capri, toured us around the island, let us swim in the grottos, and eventually dropped us off for the rest of our stay in Positano . The views were stunning, but the captain really made our experience so special. Andrea has the connections with all of the right people, which makes the entire experience unlike any other.” —Meredith Still

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25th Anniversary trip to Bali: “Affordable luxury with a fascinating itinerary…”

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, Hindu temple on Bratan lake landscape, one of famous tourist attraction in Bali, Indonesia - Image

Pura Ulun Danu Bratan, a Hindu temple on Bratan Lake, Bali. Photo: Shutterstock

“Our trip to Bali was perfect for celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.  Diane lined up affordable luxury with a fascinating itinerary.  We took in many diverse sites in the Ubud area from our base at the Komaneka Resort at Bisma, and the Nusa Dua Beach Hotel & Spa upgraded us to a lagoon-access suite, which was very relaxing.  Diane lined up the perfect English-speaking private guide and driver, and she also introduced us to Nadya, a clothing designer whose home we got to visit. Our trip was a great balance of guided travel and looking around on our own. We felt truly fortunate that we could make use of Diane’s excellent insight. She is a gem. Thank you!” —Charles Barber and Carolyn Roth

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Hawaii: “A sunrise visit to the top of Mt. Haleakalā and a subsequent bike ride down, surfing lessons in Lahaina, a helicopter tour of the Big Island…”

Maui, Hawaii

Maui, Hawaii. Photo: Hawaii Tourism Authority .

“We used Dani’s help to put together our trip to Maui and the Big Island of Hawaii. It was a great trip packed with hiking, a sunrise visit to the top of Mt. Haleakalā and a subsequent bike ride down, surfing lessons in Lahaina, and a helicopter tour of the Big Island, including the active volcano. Dani was in constant contact with us throughout, which was greatly appreciated, as we had questions about various things while we were there. We had mentioned this trip was a celebration of our wedding anniversary, and at both of our hotels there was chilled champagne and sweet treats, courtesy of Dani. She even managed to snag us an upgrade to a suite at the Four Seasons Hualalai, which was a pleasant surprise.” —Joseph McBrine

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60th Anniversary cruise in the Caribbean: “We were a family of 10 traveling for my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary…”

Idyllic tropical beach with white sand, turquoise ocean water and blue sky at Antigua island in Caribbean

An empty beach on Antigua. Photo: Shutterstock

“We were a family of 10 traveling for my parents’ 60th wedding anniversary. We had first-time cruisers and seasoned cruisers, and we wanted an itinerary that would enable us to spend time together as well as enjoy personal time. For our specific needs, Tom suggested Celebrity Cruises, and we selected an itinerary in the ‘ABC islands’ with several days at sea. Everyone was very happy.  Both the sea days and the days in port offered everyone enough sightseeing, shopping, and relaxation options to keep as busy (or not) as we wanted. Some of us went to the beach, while others went to town and sightseeing. We all met for cocktails in the Martini Bar before our family dinner each night. It was a fun and successful cruise for everyone, and my parents especially appreciated the special touches that Tom provided—including champagne, flowers, and a delicious chocolate cake in their cabin.” —Lorraine Victor

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The 30th wedding anniversary is associated with the traditional gift of pearl. It’s a significant milestone to reach, so you should celebrate with your spouse. There are several things you can do to make it a romantic anniversary to remember. From large gatherings to an activity just for the two of you, you can create some memories to cherish forever.

The traditional gift for this anniversary is pearl, which can inspire a holiday destination. Take your wife on vacation to a place where pearls are found naturally — for example, Northumberland rivers in the United Kingdom are home to freshwater pearl mussels. Alternatively, book a week’s vacation to Hawaii and visit Pearl Harbor. Another idea is to free your schedule and book a 30-day cruise on the month of your anniversary. Or spend 30 days visiting places you have traveled to as a married couple.

Your anniversary isn’t just a special moment for you and your spouse. Your children, grandchildren, relatives and friends who have seen you through the years will want to celebrate, too. Throw a lavish anniversary party for your friends and family. Provide food and drink for an evening celebration at your home or a rented venue. Play the song you danced to at your wedding and re-create your first dance. Use a projector to show clips of from your wedding day.

Another idea for your special day is to have a romantic meal. Start the day by serving your husband breakfast in bed. If you want to have a romantic lunch, go for a picnic at a local park or retreat. Pack your husband’s favorite sandwiches and snacks, and bask in the sunlight while enjoying the view. Alternatively, book a table at a fine-dining restaurant and request a romantic place to sit, such as on a veranda or in a quiet part of the restaurant.

A romantic thing to do is to renew your wedding vows. Renew them in the church or venue where you got married and select a few friends and relatives to attend the ceremony. Exchange new wedding rings. The modern gift for your 30th anniversary is diamond, so buy your spouse a diamond-encrusted wedding band.

A Trip Down Memory Lane

Devote some time on your anniversary to take a trip down memory lane. Spend the afternoon together watching a tape of your wedding day. Look through photo albums you’ve created over the past 30 years. You can ponder over the memories you’ve created and the happy times you’ve spent with friends and family. If you want to do something special, create a scrapbook together. Choose your favorite photos and explain why you want to include them into the book. Add other keepsakes, such as your wedding invitation, vacation tickets and love letters you’ve written to each other.

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100 Sweet "Happy Anniversary" Quotes to Write in a Card

Wish your husband or wife — or another special couple — all the best with these sentimental messages.

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Cute anniversary quotes for couples and friends, famous anniversary quotes, anniversary quotes for parents, anniversary wishes for milestones.

These anniversary quotes, wishes and messages encompass all that and more, and are inspirational enough for when you need a sweet message to write inside an anniversary card or something thoughtful to share face-to-face with the couple ringing in another year together. And if you’re one half of the couple celebrating said anniversary, share one of these sentiments with a more personalized touch by including personal anecdote about the night you met, a funny story that’ll make you both laugh or even reflect on a hard time that really tested the both of you but inevitably showed how strong your bond really is.

Romantic Anniversary Quotes for Husband or Wife

romantic anniversary quotes for husband or wife

  • "You're my best friend, my partner in crime, my better half, my everything. Happy anniversary, my love."
  • "Even after all of these years, my love for you grows more and more each day."
  • "Thank you for picking me. I don't know how I got so lucky."
  • "You're my sun and moon, and all of my stars. I love you so much. Happy anniversary!"
  • "You're everything I've ever wanted and needed in a partner. Thank you for loving me. Happy anniversary."
  • "I’m pretty confident that no one on earth is as lucky as me. Why? Because I get to wake up to you every day. Happy anniversary, baby!"
  • "You can read my mind without me uttering a single word. We’re soulmates, and I’m eternally grateful that the universe brought us together. Cheers to a lifetime together. Happy anniversary."
  • "Our deep, unbreakable connection is something I’ve always dreamed of. I’ll never take our bond for granted. Wishing us a blissful lifetime together. Happy anniversary!"
  • "You’re the person who I can count on unconditionally. Without your unwavering love and support, I don’t think I’d be the person I am today. Happy anniversary, honey."
  • "Walking alongside you is the greatest journey of my life. I’ll cherish you always. Happy anniversary."
  • "Your face brings a smile to my face every day and for that I’m forever grateful. Happy anniversary to the person who makes my heart sing."
  • "It’s a privilege to be in your presence. You’re not only a loving partner, but you’re also just an overall amazing person. Happy anniversary!"
  • “I am so blessed that I get to spend the rest of my life with you. Happy anniversary, baby!”
  • “I couldn’t survive a day without you. I’m so glad we’ve lived to see another year together.”
  • “Marrying you was the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”
  • “Our wedding day may not have been perfect, but it was the happiest day of my life. Thank you for being by my side for all these years.”
  • “This is our first year together, but we have an eternity to go!”
  • “Happy anniversary, honey. You make my life sweeter.”
  • “I can’t believe that I’m married to my best friend. Thank you for making each year together better than the last.”
  • “Nothing on earth compares to my love for you. Happy anniversary to my better half.”
  • “You’re the most wonderful person I’ve ever met. I can’t believe I get to be by your side for the rest of my life.”
  • “Saying ‘I do’ was the best decision of my life. After all these years, I’m so grateful that you said it too!”
  • “When I wake up to you every day, I’m reminded of hitting the love jackpot. You’re the best. Happy anniversary, sweetheart.”
  • “When I think of all the blessings in my life, you’re the first to come to mind. Thank you for being my person. I love you.”
  • “You’re my air and I can’t imagine life without you. I love you today and forever. Happy anniversary.”
  • “My love for you is everlasting. Cheers to another year with my favorite person.”
  • “I’ll always be your #1 fan. No matter what we’re going through, I’ll always cheer you on. Wishing us a lifetime together.”
  • “When I look into your eyes, I see the most wonderful person in the world.”
  • “Still in this together. Thanks for going on this lifetime journey with me. Love you forever.”
  • “I never dreamed that I would find a love like yours. I’m the luckiest person in the world.”

funny anniversary quotes

  • "We’ve made another trip around the sun together, and I still can’t believe you’re still willing to take these trips with me!"
  • "We’re on the crazy journey of life together, and I can’t think of a wackier co-pilot. Thanks for always being you in all your wacky glory. Happy anniversary, sweetie."
  • "You’re the cream to my coffee — I’ll always have the hots for you! Happy anniversary, babe!"
  • "At times, we may be like fire and ice, it’s a wonder we haven’t combusted!'
  • "We go together like peanut butter and jelly. With your big belly, you’re clearly the jelly! Happy anniversary, sweetie."
  • "Nobody understands me the way that you do. I wonder why? Maybe we’re really the same person just in two very different bodies! Happy birthday, my handsome better half!"
  • "As we grow old together, just remember that I’ll always be the young, hot one! To many more years together. I love you!"
  • “Happy anniversary. You’re the perfect choice for my first spouse!”
  • “A wedding band is the smallest handcuff ever made. I’m glad I chose my cellmate wisely.”
  • “Thank you for growing old with me. It’s a good thing I find wrinkles adorable!”
  • “Happy anniversary – I can’t believe you’re still with me!”
  • “I’ve always wanted the best for you – which is obviously me!”
  • “A good marriage is like a casserole—only those responsible for it really know what goes in it.”
  • “Morning breath and all, you’re still the one I want to wake up to. Happy anniversary, my love.”
  • “A marriage anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.”

cute anniversary quotes for couples and friends

  • "I’ve never seen a couple so right for each other. You two are a beautiful example of what it means to be happily married. Wishing you many more years together!"
  • "Separately you’re both powerful individuals, but together as a pair — you’re unstoppable! Happy anniversary to one of my favorite couples!"
  • "You’re such a beautiful couple who complement each other in enviable ways. Stay true to one another and you’ll be together for a lifetime! Happy anniversary."
  • "You do a remarkable job of making marriage look easy. You should teach a class! Happy anniversary to a special couple."
  • "May God continue to cover and bless you as a couple. Happy anniversary!"
  • "Cheers to a couple who exemplify a good and healthy partnership. Happy anniversary."
  • “I admire your union. Happy anniversary.”
  • “What a beautiful and loving couple. Wishing you a lifetime of wedded bliss.”
  • “Family gatherings wouldn’t be the same without you guys. Happy anniversary to one of my favorite couples!”
  • “You two are so great to know and be around. Can you adopt me?”
  • “I couldn’t ask for a better brother-in-law. Thank you for taking my sister off of my hands! Just kidding, happy anniversary!”
  • “You two are the most adorable love birds I’ve ever known. Wishing you a lifetime of love.”
  • “No other couple complements each other the way that you do. Happy anniversary to the beautiful pair who makes marriage look so easy!”
  • “Spending time with you guys is one of my favorite pastimes. You make life more enjoyable. Happy anniversary!”
  • “No marriage is perfect, but you guys come really close. Happy anniversary.”
  • “May God continue to cover and bless you in your union.”
  • “Who said marriage was hard? Not you guys because you make it seem absolutely effortless. Happy anniversary.”
  • “I marvel at the wonderful life you’ve built together. You guys could teach a class on how to do marriage right. Congratulations!”
  • “Wow, another year in the books! You guys work so well together. Happy anniversary.”

famous anniversary quotes maya angelou

  • “A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The order varies for any given year.” — Paul Sweeney
  • “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.” — Aristotle
  • “I wouldn't change a thing, as happiness you bring. You are my soulmate. A marriage made by fate.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  • “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.” — Robert Heinlein
  • "Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years." — Simone Signoret
  • “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.”— Maya Angelou
  • “You know you are in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” — Dr. Seuss
  • “I saw that you were perfect, and so I loved you. Then I saw that you were not perfect, and I loved you even more.” — Angelita Lim
  • “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” — Julia Child
  • “Love grows more tremendously full, swift, poignant, as the years multiply.”— Zane Grey
  • “All that you are is all that I’ll ever need.” — Ed Sheeran
  • “You are my today and all of my tomorrows.” — Lee Christopher
  • “You are the finest, loveliest, tenderest, and most beautiful person I have ever known and even that is an understatement.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • “The best love is the kind that awakens the soul; that makes us reach for more, that plants the fire in our hearts and brings peace to our minds. That’s what I hope to give you forever.” — Nicholas Sparks
  • “Success in marriage does not come merely through finding the right mate, but through being the right mate.”— Barnette R. Brickner

anniversary quotes for parents

  • "You two were made for each other. I'm living proof! Happy anniversary, mom and dad."
  • "To the couple whose love I get to watch grow stronger and stronger everyday, happy anniversary."
  • "You two are the reason I know what love is. Happy anniversary to the best parents."
  • "The best thing to come out of your relationship? Me, of course! I mean, the best, most loving parents."
  • "You’re the parents all kids hope to have, and I’m so lucky to call you my role models. Happy anniversary!"
  • "I’ve grown up watching what it meant to be a loving and caring couple. Thank you for being the blueprint for a healthy marriage. Happy anniversary!"
  • "You both show me what real love looks like. To the imperfectly perfect couple I call my parents, happy anniversary!"
  • "Love isn’t easy, but loving you two is. Happy anniversary to the best parents!"
  • "To my best friends, role models and most importantly, parents, happy anniversary!"
  • "Your love is what keeps this family rooted. Celebrating you two today and every day. Happy anniversary!"
  • "It’s the perfect day to celebrate the most special people. Happy anniversary, parents!"

anniversary wishes for milestones

  • "Hope the next [10] years are even happier than your [first decade] together!"
  • "It started with a dream of a life together, and the dream only gets better. Cheers to [insert number] year of marriage!"
  • "High-five to your [insert number]-year milestone."
  • "Five years, 60 months, 260 weeks, or 1,825 days—however you count it, it all adds up to love."
  • "One decade down; forever to go."
  • "A quarter may not sound like a lot in money, but in marriage centuries, you two prove it's worth a fortune."
  • "For your 25th year in marriage, may you receive more silver gifts than you have silver in your hair."
  • "Even though the years continue to pass, my love for you only grows stronger. Happy [30th] anniversary!"
  • "Fifty years later and all that glitters is still gold."
  • "Congratulations on a love story that has stood the test of time — 70 years and counting!"

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1. Nikolo-Ugreshskiy Monastery


2. Church of the Savior Transfiguration of Ugresh Monastery of St. Nicholas

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3. Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin in the Ugresh Monastery of St. Nicholas

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4. Temple of the Beheading of St. John the Baptist of Ugresh Monastery of St. Nicholas

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5. Chapel of Phenomena Image of St. Nicholas in Nikolo-Ugreshskiy Monastery

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6. Temple of the Mother of God of All Who Sorrow Ugresh Nicholas Monastery

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7. Monument to Dmitriy Donskoi

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8. Peter and Paul Church in Ugresh Monastery of St. Nicholas

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9. Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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12. Sculpture Crying Boy

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13. Chapel of the Passion of Nikolo-Ugreshskiy Monastery

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15. Dmitriy Donskoi's Temple

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Chef Nobu Matsuhisa Talks Nobu's Anniversary And "Taste Of Nobu Chicago" Event

Chef Nobu Matsuhisa

On Tuesday, May 21, Nobu Hotel Chicago will honor the international brand's 30th anniversary with "Taste of Nobu Chicago," hosted by legendary restaurateur and celebrity chef Nobuyuki "Nobu" Matsuhisa. From small bites like yellowtail jalepeño sashimi and A5 wagu kaburi to handcrafted cocktails, visitors will have the chance to try some of the brand's most iconic signature bites-all while taking in the restaurant's stunning atmosphere.

The West Loop location opened in 2020 and has since been awarded one Michelin key for ultra-luxe amenities, including opulent suites and the on-site Nobu eatery, home to a 28-foot sushi bar, three dining rooms, a rooftop patio and a lounge. Here, chef Matsuhisa shares how he is celebrating Nobu's 30th anniversary, gives us a sneak peek into the "Taste of Nobu Chicago" event and divulges what's next for Nobu.

The rooftop patio at Nobu Hotel Chicago

Nobu Chicago opened mid-pandemic-what has the journey been like for the location so far?

The mid-pandemic opening provided some challenges. However, overcoming these obstacles made the team very strong. We are happy and grateful to be successful with operations in the restaurant, rooftop and private events.

What inspired you to celebrate Nobu's 30th anniversary with the "Taste of Nobu Chicago" Event?

The 30th anniversary is a huge milestone, and I wanted to give all of our teams a chance to be a part of the celebration. That is why I am traveling to many of the U.S. locations this year to host these Taste of Nobu events. I think it is important to honor our teams and guests; we would not have lasted 30 years without them.

Sashimi bar offerings at a previous "Taste of Nobu" event

What can guests expect at the "Taste of Nobu Chicago" event?

Guests can expect a beautiful showcase of some of our most-loved dishes, along with some special surprises. There will be passed canapes, interactive chef stations and handcrafted cocktails. The setting could not be more ideal; on Nobu Chicago's rooftop, guests can enjoy one of the best views of Chicago's skyline. I'm excited to meet all of the guests.

The culinary world has changed exponentially since Nobu's debut. How does Nobu continue to differentiate itself and evolve as a brand?

Our expansion into hotels has played a major part in the brand staying relevant. It has allowed us to open in some of the most amazing cities around the world. In the restaurant, people spend a few hours eating and drinking in beautiful surroundings with excellent service. In the hotel, there are more team members, more points of service, more time and we need to be sure to take care of our guests every minute through check-in, housekeeping and room service. I enjoy bringing joy to our guests and making them smile. I think we have been successful because we make experiences for people that they remember for a long time after they leave.

A chef station at a past "Taste of Nobu" event

What can fans expect from the Nobu brand next?

Our brand expansion will continue with new restaurants and hotel openings in Toronto, DeNang, Bangkok, Rome and several more over the next two to three years.

Looking back over Nobu's 30-year history, what are you proudest of?

I have never been very focused on awards or prizes. For me, I always say that walking into a restaurant and seeing all the guests smiling and hearing the sound of laughter and good times is the best feeling. When I see happy faces, I know we have done well.

Photography by: Photography courtesy of Nobu Hotel


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F1 marks 30th anniversary of Senna’s death at Imola and Norris tries to follow up Miami win

Formula One drivers run as they pay tribute to the late Formula One Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna at the Tamburello turn, at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Thursday, April 16, 2024. The three-time F1 world champion died in a crash at the Imola race track in San Marino. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Formula One drivers run as they pay tribute to the late Formula One Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna at the Tamburello turn, at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Thursday, April 16, 2024. The three-time F1 world champion died in a crash at the Imola race track in San Marino. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Formula One drivers pay tribute to the late Formula One Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna at the Tamburello turn, at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Thursday, April 16, 2024. The three-time F1 world champion died in a crash at the Imola race track in San Marino. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton, second from right, of Britain, and others Formula One drivers pay tribute to the late Formula One Brazilian driver Ayrton Senna at the Tamburello turn, at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Thursday, April 16, 2024. The three-time F1 world champion died in a crash at the Imola race track in San Marino. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

McLaren driver Lando Norris of Britain arrives in the paddock of the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Thursday, April 16, 2024. The Italy’s Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands steers his car during the first free practice at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack in Imola, Italy, Friday, May 17, 2024. The Italy’s Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco prepares for the first free practice at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Friday, May 17, 2024. The Italy’s Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc of Monaco steers his car during the first free practice at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack, in Imola, Italy, Friday, May 17, 2024. The Italy’s Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

McLaren driver Oscar Piastri of Australia steers his car during the first free practice at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack in Imola, Italy, Friday, May 17, 2024. The Italy’s Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

McLaren driver Lando Norris of Britain sits in his car during the second free practice at the Dino and Enzo Ferrari racetrack in Imola, Italy, Friday, May 17, 2024. The Italy’s Emilia Romagna Formula One Grand Prix will be held on Sunday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

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Formula 1 arrives at the Emilia Romagna Grand Prix with a look to the past — it’s 30 years since Ayrton Senna’s death — and the future prospect of tougher competition for Max Verstappen and Red Bull.

Drivers joined a memorial run around the Imola track on Thursday evening to mark the anniversary of three-time champion Senna’s death in a crash there during the 1994 race.

Senna was a childhood hero to many, including seven-time champion Lewis Hamilton, who was nine in 1994, and is a part of F1 history for the 13 current drivers who were not born when he was killed.

Drivers wore shirts in Senna’s helmet colors of yellow with blue and green stripes as they gathered around a memorial at the Tamburello corner where he died.

The Brazilian and Austrian flags were laid out in memory of Senna and Roland Ratzenberger, who was killed in a crash in qualifying one day earlier.

Four-time champion Sebastian Vettel, who retired from F1 in 2022, organized the memorial event with the Senna Foundation and will drive the Brazilian great’s 1993 McLaren car in a demonstration during the race weekend.


Charles Leclerc was fastest in both Friday practices as Ferrari raised its game in front of its home crowd. Leclerc led from McLaren’s Oscar Piastri and Yuki Tsunoda of RB in the second session, with Hamilton fourth. Verstappen was seventh and his Red Bull teammate Sergio Perez eighth.

Josef Newgarden stands in his pit box during a practice session for the Indianapolis 500 auto race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Thursday, May 16, 2024, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Earlier, Verstappen was only fifth in the first session after going into a gravel trap while on a fast pace on his last lap. Behind Leclerc, Mercedes’ George Russell was second and the second Ferrari of Carlos Sainz Jr. third.

Imola has been slightly modified since F1 last raced there in 2022. Some asphalt run-off areas have been replaced with gravel traps, heightening the “old-school” feel that many drivers love.

It also stops drivers trying to gain time by running wide of the track, a persistent source of F1 controversy. The track is narrow and excursions into the gravel were common in Friday practice. Last year’s race at Imola was canceled because of fatal flooding in northern Italy.


For Lando Norris, it’s back to work after the thrill of taking his first F1 win at the Miami Grand Prix two weeks ago.

The McLaren driver said on Thursday he didn’t sleep the night after the Miami race as he partied with the team and friends. He then headed off to spend two days playing golf at Augusta National, home of the Masters.

“I scored my best day of golf, which was even better than a win, almost,” the British driver said.

Norris said he was surprised by McLaren’s pace in Miami — where he was helped by a fortunately timed safety car — but warned it doesn’t mean his team can match Verstappen’s dominant Red Bull team consistently yet, let alone fight for the title.

“I think we’re still too far behind,” he said. “But we’re not a mile away. We’re talking one or two tenths (of a second) a lap at this point between being ahead in qualifying and being able to stay ahead in the race, versus being behind and just not having what it takes.”

Norris was eighth in the first practice on Friday.


Expectations are always high when Ferrari races in Italy, and the team is aiming to give its passionate “Tifosi” fans something to cheer.

Red Bull is still the team to beat, though, even though Sainz won the Australian Grand Prix for Ferrari in March when Verstappen’s brakes failed.

Ferrari has been inconsistent, doing well at some tracks like Miami and poorly at others like China.

“We’re going to be very track dependent and hopefully Imola is one of those good tracks for us. And we can put on a good show in front of the crowd,” Sainz said on Thursday.

What could shake things up next year is if Hamilton, who’s replacing Sainz at Ferrari next year, gets his wish of Red Bull car designer Adrian Newey joining him in Italy.

Newey is widely considered F1’s greatest ever designer with 13 drivers’ championships and 12 constructors’ titles. He will leave Red Bull in early 2025, in time to help a rival team build a car for the new regulations in 2026.

Newey said in a recent video interview with his manager Eddie Jordan that he’ll take a vacation and “probably go again” with a new team.

“If you’d asked me 15 years ago, at the age of 65, would I seriously be considering changing teams, going somewhere else and, doing another four or five years, I’d have said you’re absolutely mad. And then a few things happened at once,” he said in comments made public on Thursday.

Newey was surprised by all the attention: “I never thought it would be big news, to be honest.”

AP auto racing: https://apnews.com/hub/auto-racing

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Living “the future of our past”: Celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Archives II

This post was created in collaboration with Phillip Wong, Archives Technician in the Still Picture Branch.

On October 17, 1989, the ground shook as a 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit San Francisco, interrupting game 3 of the World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Oakland Athletics. Across the country, the ground was also shifting. Politicians and Archives staff were breaking ground on Archives II, the new DC-area National Archives building that would ease the storage issues that had been troubling the National Archives Building in Washington, DC for decades. Five years later, in May 1994, the National Archives at College Park opened, providing the public with far more resources and opportunities to explore our nation’s history.

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Still Picture Branch Archivist Nick Natanson remembers the challenges of Archives I, the location in downtown Washington, DC, when he joined NARA in 1989. He described the office space as “makeshift” and recounted how researchers were “knocking elbows” trying to set up camera stands and view records in a Still Picture research room that was a fraction of the current space. These issues were particularly highlighted in the years just before Archives II opened. 1991 marked the 50th anniversary of U.S. involvement in World War II, causing the research rooms to be even more crowded and forcing staff in the Still Picture room to implement an appointments system.

Nick noted the “incredibly detailed, incredibly laborious” planning process to figure out how all of the new space would be used. A new series titled, “Photographs of Equipment and Records Organization” (Local Identifier 64-AMC), shows the work that went into documenting all of the equipment and records that would have to be moved to the new location. According to one record in 64-AMC, among the holdings scheduled for relocation were 1,969,784 architectural and engineering plans and 8,932,275 aerial photos!

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However, when I talked to Nick about the move, he mostly spoke about how important Archives II has been in allowing NARA to accept so many new records and properly store them, especially when it comes to new preservation standards.

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Nick says that after years of working at Archives II, he wonders, “How did we ever survive in the old building?” He fondly remembers looking through rows of empty shelves in the new Still Picture stack and seeing decades of possibilities.

Two of the major accessions to Still Pictures have been 255-KSC: Kennedy Space Center Central Photographic Files, 1958–December 1995 and 95-GP: Photographs Relating to National Forests, Resource Management Practices, Personnel, and Cultural and Economic History, ca. 1897–ca. 1980 . Another significant analog accession for the Still Picture Branch over the last 30 years was 330-CF: Combined Military Service Photographic Files, 1982–2007 .

Last month, a new Digitization Lab opened at Archives II , and with it comes new opportunities for the building to provide the public with unprecedented access to our collections. With the goal of digitizing 500 million pages by September 30, 2026, the evolution of Archives II truly encapsulates the sentiments of Acting Archivist of the United States Dr. Trudy Huskamp Peterson at the facility’s dedication ceremony: “Welcome to the future of our past!”

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Some of the items and series referenced in this article are not yet available in the catalog. Links will be added as they become available. If you would like to know more about Still Picture holdings, please contact us at [email protected] . Records from all NARA custodial units that have recently been uploaded to the catalog can be viewed here: https://www.archives.gov/research/catalog/whats-new .

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