Escape to the Capital Region's Top Romantic Getaways

With breathtaking scenery, notable wineries, luxury accommodations and more, Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC are ideal romantic holiday destinations for honeymoons and couples' getaways. 

Inn at Perry Cabin, Maryland
Enjoy the tranquil, waterside location of the Inn at Perry Cabin, a resort and spa in St. Michael's, Maryland
Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC
Dumbarton Oaks gardens in the Georgetown neighbourhood of Washington, DC
Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC
Strolling around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC
Hotel Rouge in Washington, DC
Hotel Rouge, a Kimpton Hotels boutique property near Dupont Circle and the White House
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, marina, waterfront
The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina — 400 acres of relaxation near Cambridge, Maryland
Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville
Hot air ballooning over Charlottesville,Virginia from Boar's Head Inn
Inn at Perry Cabin, Maryland
Dumbarton Oaks in Washington, DC
Cherry Blossoms in Washington, DC
Hotel Rouge in Washington, DC
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort, marina, waterfront
Boar's Head Inn, Charlottesville

Romance comes easy in Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia. Savour magical moments with your loved one at a waterfront spa resort, romantic mountain couples' retreat or charming country inn, or maybe heat things up at a stylish city hotel. Then spark the romance with exciting live theatre, moonlight strolls, vineyard picnics or delectable tasting menus from the region’s top chefs.

Romantic Spots in Washington, DC

Washington, DC has all the right ingredients of a romantic holiday destination. Spend the day exploring the beautiful gardens at Hillwood Estate, Museum and Gardens or Dumbarton Oaks, then take an enchanting stroll around the monuments by moonlight.

Pack a picnic for two to enjoy in Rock Creek Park or beautiful Kenilworth Park & Aquatic Gardens, then catch an evocative theatre production or cool concert by night. Take in a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art or The Phillips Collection, then pamper yourself with a multi-course tasting menu prepared by one of DC’s top chefs.

Feast on Ethiopian cuisine in U Street or Adams Morgan, then dance the night away at a trendy club. Indulge in a spa treatment, then catch a performance at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and linger on the romantic balcony overlooking the Potomac River.

If you're visiting in the spring, beautiful trees and love both bloom at the National Cherry Blossom Festival in March and April.

Feeling playful? Pick a DC boutique hotel to match your personality.

Finding Romance in Maryland

Maryland offers the right combination of quiet escapes, calming activities and quaint places to wine and dine. Romantic, picnic-friendly wineries and vineyards are located throughout every region of the state, offering tours, tastings and tantalizing scenery.

The Inn at Perry Cabin, located in the resort town of St. Michaels on Maryland’s Eastern shore, exudes elegance and romance. May we suggest a couples' spa package? Choose from a soothing, deep tissue or mixed massage, or a couples' body treatment. The inn is also home to a critically acclaimed restaurant, STARS.

In western Maryland, the Inn BoonsBoro offers an unforgettable experience. Renovated in 2008, the dignity and charm of this historic site was maintained throughout the updates. Guests can choose from eight romantic rooms inspired by literary couples such as Elizabeth and Darcy, Nick and Nora, Jane and Rochester, Titania and Oberon, and Westley and Buttercup.

The Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina is a magnificent self-contained 400-acre resort on two miles of majestic eastern shore waters. Indulge yourself with a romantic getaway at this AAA Four-Diamond resort boasting luxurious accommodations, multiple restaurants, impeccable service and the world-class Sago Spa & Salon.

Virginia is for Lovers

Virginia is rich with world-class resort spas that offer everything from hot rock massages, natural hot springs, steam rooms and couples' massages.

The Martha Washington Inn & Spa features a therapeutic saltwater-heated pool for guests to enjoy year-round, as well as an outdoor heated multi-level hot tub and firepit.

Situated on a picturesque 573-acre estate, Charlottesville’s Boar’s Head Resort creates an inviting respite. The spa features luxurious treatments to soothe and rejuvenate your spirit. Dine in the Old Mill Room, recipient of AAA's Four-Diamond designation for more than 20 years. Heat things up with a little competition on the 18-hole Birdwood golf course or on the world-class tennis courts. As you travel through the state, stop at its many "Love" signs to snap photos of the memories you're making.

Looking for more romantic holiday destinations? Check out these Capital Region wine trails or the area's best small towns!  

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