If you need to get away with the one you love, look no further than the best east coast weekend getaways for couples. It’s important to take a weekend to relax now and then, especially before we hole up for the winter in a few months.
East coast vacation destinations are often the best way to go, at least for those of us who don’t have the means to fly away to Paris for the weekend. Why not explore the beauties of your home country instead? Your wallet will certainly thank you. And while this list includes some must see places on the east coast, we didn’t limit our list to beach destinations. Any vacation spot in an east coast state counted, but if you’re really hankering for some sun, don’t worry, we included a few beach vacations as well.
Long weekend trips, for holidays like Labor and Memorial Day, or even Christmas and Thanksgiving if you want to branch out this season, serve as great ways to recharge. Taking a full vacation may not always be possible, but making it a weekend getaway can be a lot more feasible. You’ll find some of the best long weekend getaways on the east coast here.
These spots even work as east coast honeymoon getaways, if you can’t get away for longer than a weekend after your “I do’s.” Romance is a key component in many of these sites, and though they are beautiful, they won’t quite be the same if you explore them on your own. We’ve got romantic weekend getaways in both the northeast and southeastern United States, from Maine destinations to Floridian ones.
We also included cheap weekend getaways on the east coast, because no matter how beautiful and wonderful some vacation spots are, some can be downright expensive. We helped search for some much more affordable locations, so you won’t have to spend the entire vacation stressed about all the money you’re spending.
To come up with our list, we went to US Travel News, a reputable ranking website for vacation spots everywhere. They have lists galore that rate the best travel destinations, and we scanned many of them to come up with our list. We used around 15 of their lists, such as Best Adventure Vacations in the USA, Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA, Best Romantic Getaways in the USA, Best Relaxing Getaways in the USA and Best Affordable Honeymoons in the USA, to name a few. For each time an east coast vacation spot was listed, we gave it a point. That means the destinations that topped our list appeared on many different lists, so they are widely loved. You can read more about US Travel News’ ranking system here, but it’s 50% based on an editors score, and 50% based on user voting, so it’s bound to be accurate. And if you’re interested in finding more great vacation destinations for couples, check out our list of 10 Best Places to Visit in USA for Young Couples.
But no more rambling. Here are 10 best east coast weekend getaways for couples. Have fun on your trip!
10. Cape Cod
It’s no surprise that this beautiful location made the list. It’s one of the best places to soak up some rays with your sweetheart.
With so much to do in this big city, you’re sure to have a blast as a couple. And you won’t be short on romance either.
8. Washington D.C.
You might not get to relax much, but you’ll certainly get your fill of history on your weekend away here.
This artsy North Carolina town is the perfect place for a weekend getaway.
6. Outer Banks
As the second North Carolina town on our list of 10 best east coast weekend getaways for couples, the beaches of the outer banks would be a must end of summer getaway.
5. St. Augustine
Romantic is an understatement when it comes to this quaint college town which also houses a great beach.
4. Miami Beach
We thought this destination, at the very tip of Florida, counted as an east coast location. It’s certainly a popular vacation spot.
This beach town in Maine may have a long and complicated name, but it’s rated to be relaxing, affordable and romantic.
If you love art galleries (not to mention beaches, history and brightly colored houses) this is definitely the destination for you and your significant other.
1. Martha’s Vineyard
This getaway spot says both luxury and affordable. The locals are also said to be extremely kind. And that’s our list of 10 best east coast weekend getaways for couples! Hope you enjoyed, even if it was just to dream.