Romantic Connecticut Getaway Deals, Hotels and Ideas for Couples

Escape for a Romantic Connecticut Getaway in Mystic, Norwalk, Litchfield Hills & more 


Romantic Connecticut Coast - Mystic, CTTall Ships in the Harbor in Scenic Mystic, CT
By Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Apr 23, 2015

From weekend getaways to anniversary and honeymoon vacations, Connecticut is a convenient, captivating and affordable escape along the Northeast coast of the U.S.

Have a look at our collection of tips and suggestions for a romantic Connecticut weekend, and start planning a fun getaway to this attractive state.

The Best Time to Visit Connecticut? If you can plan and reserve ahead, we suggest autumn for the brilliant foliage. If it’s a last-minute romantic getaway, Connecticut can be enjoyed anytime of the year.

Romantic Getaways in Hartford, CT

Hartford is the Connecticut state capital, and it offers a selection of historic buildings to explore, including author Mark Twain’s home. Plus, there's Bushnell and Elizabeth Parks, and a vibrant TheaterWorks live performance stage downtown. 

When it’s time to dine at a romantic restaurant in Hartford, CT, make the short drive out to the Mill on the River, voted one of the most romantic places to eat in Connecticut (989 Ellington Road, South Windsor, CT 860-289-7929).

Marriott Hartford Downtown Romantic Hotel - a romantic Hartford hotel with river views that offers upscale dining, luxury bedding, and a Connecticut spa treatment getaway package complete with breakfast for two. 2015 *Rating for Romantic Hartford CT Hotels: 78% of Couples Rated it Excellent/Very Good (200 Columbus Blvd, Hartford, CT 860-249-8000).                             

A Wonderfully Romantic Connecticut Getaway on the Coast

Romantic Connecticut CoastIt's Easy to Find a Quet & Romantic Spot along the Connecticut Coast

Many of the most romantic spots in Connecticut are found along the Coast in the southern part of the state. It's loved for the tranquil forests and quiet beaches of several State Parks along the Atlantic.

Mystic, CT – this well preserved old historic port town is one of the most romantic places on the Connecticut shore. You can walk around the old village, tour a whaling ship, and enjoy a dinner in one of Mystic’s romantic restaurants like the Floodtide (3 Williams Avenue, 860-536-9604).

  • The House of 1833 is a romantic Mystic, CT Bed and Breakfast with in-room hot tubs, canopy beds and a private porch. It's perfect for an anniversary or honeymoon on the Connecticut shore. 2015 Rating* for Romantic Mystic, Connecticut B&B's: 95% of Couples Rated it Excellent/Very Good. (72 North Stonington Rd, Mystic CT  860-536-6325)
  • Inn at Harbor Hill Marina is a wonderful place for some romantic nights, with some of most attractive babymoon and romance packages in Connecticut. During the day you'll enjoy the antique shops and boardwalk in Niantic, CT. 2015 Rating* for Romantic Niantic CT Inns: 98% of Couples Rated it Excellent/Very Good. (60 Grand St, Niantic CT  860-739-0331)

The distance from New York City to Mystic CT is only 125 miles, making it a great weekend getaway from NYC.

New Haven, CT – romantic things to do here include time at the beach, an afternoon ride on the antique carousel at Lighthouse Point Park, or hop on a scenic cruise out to the Thimble Islands.

Lighthouse Fog, Connecticut

Norwalk, CT - one of the most romantic spots on Long Island Sound. Take the ferry over to Sheffield Island for a scenic walk around the lighthouse - or go for a true Connecticut experience and join the Thursday Evening Clambake.

  • Hotel Zero Degrees - if an age-old B&B doesn't excite you, this new hotel offers ultra-cool boutique accommodation in Norwalk CT that's close to restaurants and shopping with luxury rooms, spa robes, soaker tubs and a rooftop terrace. 2015 Rating* for Romantic Norwalk CT Hotels: 88% of Couples Rated it Excellent/Very Good.

3 Romantic Beaches in Connecticut:

  • Misquamicut State Beach
  • Sherwood Island State Park
  • Ocean Beach Park

More Romantic Places in CT:

The Litchfield Hills are a natural choice for romantic Connecticut getaways in the northwestern part of the state. Picturesque New England towns along with romantic walks around the lakes make this area of the state a top pick for romantic excursions from Boston or NYC.

The Interlaken Inn's Romantic Packages in Lakeville, Connecticut includes strawberries & champagne, romantic dinner and a picnic lunch.  

Waterbury, CT - Catching a live performance at the historic and beautiful Palace Theater (100 East Main St, Waterbury, CT) is guaranteed to be a romantic night out in this attractive community in the middle of the state of CT.  

Southeastern Connecticut's Romantic Inn at Stonington

Inn at Stonington - interested in one of the top romantic Connecticut inns? The Inn at Stonington will not disappoint. You can check into romantic accommodation with ocean views, fireplace, spa tubs along with luxury bedding and bath amenities. There's on-site massage treatments, relaxing by the beach, or exploring the nearby Connecticut Beer & Wine trails.   

  • What Other Couples Said: "New England's Most Charming & Romantic Inn"..."Perfectly Romantic Place During Thanksgiving Storm"..."1st Rate Seaside Inn". 2015 Rating* for Romantic Connecticut Inns: 96% of Couples Rate It Excellent/Very Good. (60 Water St, Stonington CT 860-535-2000)

Romantic Packages in Connecticut

The Water's Edge Resort & Spa is a lovely hotel with spa packages ideal for a romantic Connecticut getaway in Connecticut along Long Island Sound. They also offer fine dining, and a romantic spa B&B package that includes Sunday brunch with Saturday night stays. (525 Boston Post Rd, Westbrook CT  860-399-5901)

*ERV Rating for Couples: our unique rating formula for romantic hotels which includes:

  • Romantic Amenities: such as an in-suite JACUZZI® tub or Whirlpool bath, scenic view, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families with kids, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity with Couples & Honeymooners: based on variety of social media & crowd-sourced reviews.   


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