Published On: Feb 03 2014 01:48:04 PM ESTUpdated On: Feb 04 2014 02:00:00 AM EST
USA Today and 10best.com recently polled their readers to determine the most romantic U.S. getaways. Here are the Top 10, according to the poll.
This Hawaiian city's jaw-dropping views only add to the diverse activities available to couples, such as water sports, garden tours and a sexy night scene.
9. Charleston, S.C.
Bursting with Southern charm, this historical coastal city boasts gracious antebellum homes and lush gardens, as well as horse-drawn carriage rides.
8. Mendocino, Calif.
This unincorporated community sits in Northern California's Mendocino County, luring couples year-round with its dramatic coastlines, rich arts scene and a bevy of fine wines and dining.
7. Bar Harbor, Maine
This tiny town on Mount Desert Island is great for sailing and hiking. Cozy B&Bs and classic waterfront hotels also set the stage for romance.
6. Naples, Fla.
This southern Florida city's western-facing shore makes for some great sunsets, and its downtown is described as tropical and great for leisurely strolls with the one you love.
5. New Orleans
It may get crazy during Mardi Gras (and, let's face it, many other weekends during the year), but New Orleans is also home to a big foodie scene, many historic districts, a beautiful waterfront and lush gardens.
4. Santa Fe, N.M.
Santa Fe's beautiful architecture, many art galleries, gorgeous hotels and brilliant blue skies make it a big destination for couples seeking romance.
3. Victoria, British Columbia
Whale watching, lush parks and unique dining await visitors to this European-looking Pacfic Northwest destination.
2. Savannah, Ga.
Couples flock here for the city's many park-like town squares, historic neighborhoods, cozy hotels and plenty of places to picnic.
1. St. Paul, Minn.
It may not be an obvious No. 1, but Minnesota's capital city is a favorite among couples for its Winter Carnival, paddle-wheeler rides along the Mississippi River, beer tastings and thriving arts scene.