The south of the United States is home to some of the most stunning scenery in the country, and so perhaps it’s no surprise that it’s seen as such a romantic getaway spot for so many people.
It’s full of history and culture and it is home to some of the best food you’ll find in the country. It’s also home to some beautiful secluded hotspots that are perfect for you and your loved one to spend some quality time together.
So with that in mind, we’ve gone ahead and gathered together some of our top spots throughout the south to make it easier for you to create your itinerary. Let’s go!
A Romantic Southern Getaway
1. Take your partner shopping
The south is full of plenty of retail outlets, from massive chains to independent craftspeople who sell their own hand-made goods at super affordable prices. Just make sure that you pack lightly and conserve space to take things back with you – and that perhaps you offer to buy something for your partner while you’re there.
2. Go cruising
To make some memories that you’ll never forget, consider going on a romantic cruise from Charleston. The final destination doesn’t really matter because it’s the journey itself that helps you to make memories. There are also plenty of different service providers who offer up everything from private cruises on small boats to food cruises, sightseeing cruises, and more.
3. Check out Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama is nicknamed the magic city, and it’s more than earned that nickname throughout the years. It’s a food-lovers paradise, but it’s also a happening city with lots to see and do but with none of the pressure of something super romantic like a trip to Paris. It’s the perfect place to go if you just want an exciting backdrop while you spend some quality time together.
4. Visit Virginia
If we had to pick out just one place in Virginia for you to visit, it would have to be Norfolk. It’s lively and artsy while still maintaining a close-knit community feel that it’s rare to see in cities of this size. If you can, try to book yourself a waterside hotel so that you can watch the sun go down together and be sure to check out some of the delicious vegan restaurants.
5. Hit the road
Heading off on a road trip can make or break a couple, so make sure that you’re confident that you’ve got a strong relationship before you commit to it. Still, it’s a good way to see some of the world together, and it’ll also push you to work together as a team while going outside your comfort zone.
These are just a few of our top picks for romantic things to do in the south of the United States, and there’s plenty more out there for you to explore and enjoy too. Be sure to spend a little time researching your options and of course it goes without saying that you should talk about the options with your loved one, too.
Other than that, you’re ready to finalize your planning. Happy travels!