Okay, so you’re head over heels. But those heels can’t get far right now. Never fear; being stuck at home doesn’t mean you have to be stuck for ideas. The US has more romantic spots than you could shake a bunch of roses at. What’s the harm in daydreaming about future dates? Be it gazing out at a melting sunset or making waves on a jet ski, here are eight experiences sure to set hearts racing. 

Stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden, New York

Couple in the rain with umbrellas in a Japanese garden.

In spring, swim together in a sea of cherry blossoms. In the fall, kick through bright autumnal leaves. Whatever the season, there’s magic in the air as you walk hand-in-hand through Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Marvel at the reflections at the Japanese Hill-and-Pond. In the Shakespeare garden, count the eighty plants from his plays. Where better to play Romeo and Juliet?

Absorb the Chicago skyline from Promontory Point

Couple looking at Chicago skyline

The waves of Lake Michigan are gently lapping below you. The sun is slowly sinking over the skyline of Chicago on the horizon. Okay, you get the picture — ain’t no wonder this is a classic spot to get hitched. Take your date night even further with a cruise together on the lake. Now that’s a marriage made in heaven.

Gaze up at redwoods in Muir Woods, near San Francisco

Photographer wearing green cap taking photo in Redwood forest.

Hoping to take your relationship to new heights? How about taking it to a forest where the trees are 300-feet high? Allow the tallest trees on earth to do the impressing for you. Afterward, kick back and admire your photos together over a glass of wine. Look, there are a few of you hugging each other. And a hundred of you hugging trees!

Taste fine wines together in Atlanta

Couple smiling and walking near vineyard at sunset or sunrise. Warm sun back light.

It’s often said that true love ages like a fine wine. There’s nowhere better to test that theory than Georgia’s award-winning wineries! Share a toast to each other in the Bavarian-style mountain town of Helen. The wine will do the talking as those aromatic bouquets hit your tongue. Cheers!

Parasail over Biscayne Bay, Miami

Smiling couple Parasailing on Tropical Beach in summer under parachute hanging mid air. Having fun. Tropical Paradise. Positive human emotions.

Here’s one for the photo album – the two of you with beaming smiles, parasailing over Miami. You already feel butterflies around each other. Now feel the adrenaline as you soar 400 feet over Biscayne Bay. It’s time to turn up the heat together in that hot Florida sunshine. You won’t want to come back down.

Follow the stars at Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles

View of the city of los Angeles, US, from the Griffith Observatory. 2 people at a scenic viewing point.

Get your loved one a ticket to the stars — in more senses than one. At Griffith Observatory, not only can you lord it over Hollywood, you can study the solar system. Remember to pack your dancing shoes before you look out at that iconic skyline (it was the site of the romantic dance scene in LaLaLand). Now, let the fireworks begin…

See the Boston harbor at sunset

Lights adorn two sailboats in Boston Harbor as the sun sets leaving a beautiful reflection

Is your other half making you weak at the knees, or is it the sea legs? Onboard a yacht in Boston harbor at sunset, you’ll find out! Travel back in time together on a 1920s-style steamship, refreshing drink in hand. Let the breeze — and your loved one — caress your hair as the sun paints the sky. All aboard!

Listen to jazz on a steamboat in New Orleans

New Orleans paddle steamer in Mississippi river in New Orleans,   Louisiana

Snare snapping, trombones blaring. A spot of live jazz is heart-stirring stuff. When your hearts are beating to the same rhythm, let the band strike up! And this is no ordinary show — it’s onboard a steamboat on the Mississippi. With your steam building under that collar, steal a kiss out on the deck.

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