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12 Top Romantic Places in the USA

1. Kauai
Kauai
Kauai is a Hawaiian getaway filled with distinct couples' offerings, from secluded beaches and private beach villas to hiking adventures in the Na Pali Coast State Park and horseback rides along the beach. And if you're a couple who enjoys the simple pleasure of marveling in your environs, Kauai has mountains, rainforests, cliffs, beaches -- each sure to procure moments of transcendence.

2. Maui
Maui's out-of-this-world beauty makes couples feel as if they're in paradise a million miles away, even though they're still in the States. Plus, the combination of spa resorts, exotic jungles and swoon-worthy beaches makes Maui an ideal place for some one-on-one with your one and only.

3. San Francisco
San Francisco
San Francisco's for the urban couple looking to explore a sun-drenched metropolis together. Filled with neighborhoods, eclectic shops and interesting museums, San Fran is just a convertible's drive away from Napa and Sonoma valleys for some winery hopping.

4. Key West
This is a lazy beach destination for couples who enjoy relaxing together. Although there are a few museums and historic homes to tour, the Key West experience is mostly about soaking in the sun, scuba diving or snorkeling, and dining and drinking in the evenings. 

5. U.S. Virgin Islands
No passport is required for travel to the U.S. Virgin Islands, which means you and your honey can steal away to this tropical paradise without the hassle of traveling internationally. Choose between an action-packed getaway on St. Thomas, a tranquil one on St. John or an outright secluded one on St. Croix. Shopping on Main Street, sipping beachside cocktails, meandering around the Virgin Islands National Park or touring the Cruzan Rum Distillery are just some of the activities couples can enjoy together.

6. Savannah
Like Charleston, Savannah is a Southern city with personality. Spanish moss hangs over sidewalks, which lead past more than 20 public squares and hundreds of historic homes. The Savannah Riverfront provides shopping, dining and nightlife opportunities, and several eastern islands provide respite on the sand.

7. Santa Fe
On top of a mesa, you'll watch the horizon transition from ocean blue to fiery red and finish in a burnt orange. Only in Hawaii do sunsets compete with those of the desert. Santa Fe has outdoor activities as well as a thriving arts district, where the two of you can pick a piece to commemorate your extraordinary time.

8. Charleston
A low-key getaway, Charleston is filled with historic homes, art galleries and succulent Southern food, not to mention nearby beaches, on which to lounge. And the accommodations range from beachfront resorts to historic inns, complete with a hot breakfast.

9. New York City
New York City
There's a reason "I Love NY" is this city's motto. Because of the sheer amount of things to do, from seeing Broadway musicals to dining at Michelin-starred restaurants and touring world-renowned museums to shopping in a to-die-for scene, and sightseeing, too (Empire State Building, Central Park, numerous neighborhoods), New York is a splendid place for a romantic getaway.

10. Chicago
Chi-town is another bright metropolis, known for its friendliness (it's in the Midwest), deep-dish pizza, museums, among others, the Magnificent Mile, and of course the beloved Cubs and Bears. Urbanistas will relish this city's fine restaurants, hotels and top-notch attractions, but they will also enjoy the Windy City's relatively lower costs, especially when compared to comparable cities like San Francisco and New York.

11. New Orleans
If couples steer clear of Mardi Gras season (February), New Orleans makes for a Creole-flavored, jazz-permeated romantic getaway. Attractions fill the atmospheric French Quarter and Garden District, zesty Cajun cooking abounds in the restaurants and live-music floats through the air in the sticky-sweet evenings. A cache of French/Southern-influenced hotels fills Nah'leans, offering couples ambient places to bed down.

12. Fort Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale
"The Venice of America" offers more than 185 miles of smooth canals to navigate on a water taxi with you and your significant other. After strolling around the Riverwalk promenade and grabbing a delectable meal, go for an evening stroll on the beach. Walking hand-in-hand toward your seaside hotel, you'll wonder: am I really in Fort Lauderdale?
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