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By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated Sep 12, 2021
If you’re tired of noisy hotels near the interstate, and need a break from resort vacations full of loud music and beach volleyball, check out these quiet, romantic holiday spots.
For relaxation, seclusion, privacy and comfort, these resorts and small inns specialize in peace and quiet, and are located in places where you'll enjoy the great outdoors - without lining up!
Please Note: Rates listed are approximate, for comparative purposes only, and subject to change.
Romantic Mendocino, California occupies one of the most scenic spots on California's coast. The crashing surf and fresh breezes will soothe your nerves and revive your spirit like no other place in the Sunshine State. We're already planning to go back!
350 miles of public coastline, the Oregon Coast is a favorite for romantic
getaways. It can get busy in the summer months, but there are still peaceful
areas and quiet little towns where you can make footprints in the sand hide
away at a romantic inn.
The town of Gearhart is just 3 miles north of the popular Seaside. It’s a lovely quiet town with no traffic lights, plenty of bikes and loads of unspoiled beach.
Far from the hustle and noise of the city, Ludington is a little harbour town in Mason County, West Michigan. With romantic sunsets, 28 miles of sandy coastline, scenic waterfalls and even an occasional visit from the Aurora Borealis, the beauty of this serene location is sure to relax you in all 4 seasons.
unique, the quiet little rural town of Chester is located alongside the
Connecticut River. The pleasant main street, theatres, 19th century
shops, and restaurants are ideal for a quiet and restorative getaway.
The Nature Conservancy calls East Haddam “one of the last great places.” Only 2 hour’s drive from Boston and New York, it’s got everything you need to unplug and recharge while reconnecting as a couple. Be sure to do a quick trip to nearby Gillette Castle. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the views.
The quaint old beach town on the Delaware Bay has relaxed vibe and a welcoming, calm atmosphere. Just a 20-minute drive north of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes has 12 miles of beach, and plenty of biking and walking trails, but none of the amusement parks, boardwalks and large crowds of other nearby towns.
Steer clear of the overcrowded all-inclusives and find the tropical calmness you crave in the Turks & Caicos Islands, BWI. The island of North Caicos has perfect weather, few people, and the quiet and breezy Hollywood Beach Suites. The 4 oceanfront units all face the beautifully warm ocean, and feature luxury bedding, full kitchens and patios. Other dining options include cooked meals delivered to your suite, or you can stroll along the beachfront to some romantic restaurants nearby.
Like pearls bobbing out of the ocean all lined up in a row, the Florida Keys entice relaxation-seekers with excellent weather and a no-rush "Caribbean-in-America" lifestyle. About 1/2 way between Miami and Key West, you'll find the very discreet Moorings Village & Spa in Islamorada, FL. This ex-coconut plantation hasn't lost any of it's bliss since 14 cottages were tucked underneath the palms in front of the private beach. You can explore the Atlantic on a kayak, go for a nice walk or a swim, or just sit on the porch and enjoy doing nothing in this little slice of South Florida heaven.
Take the quiet Hawaiian Island of Kauai, locate a romantic resort on the quiet north shore, remove all TV's and phones, and add 5 acres of secluded picturesque beachfront, and you’ve found the Hanalei Colony Resort. The Ocean view condos offer splendid sunsets, there's terrific snorkeling, surfing & swimming, and the resort can organize horseback riding tours through lush island trails.
Canada’s Vancouver Island, particularly Long Beach, BC, tops our list of quiet and secluded couple’s destinations. For luxury, privacy and access to secluded beaches, Pacific Sands Beach Resort fits the bill nicely.
The beachfront one bedroom villas have outdoor decks, gas fireplaces, and heart-shaped jetted spa tubs for two. The wild Pacific Ocean is just steps away, fronted by a secluded and spectacular stretch of sand perfect for long walks, beach combing and wildlife viewing.
If you're stuck in the city and can't get away for more than a weekend, but desperately NEED some calm and relaxation for a day or two, here's some ideas for quiet escapes from the city to romantic spots in: