If you consider yourself part of an adventurous couple, you may prefer to plan a romantic getaway over celebrating special occasions with flowers, chocolates, and fancy nights out.
While taking an RV road trip may not sound particularly romantic initially, when you think about it, what better way to connect with your partner than taking to the open road and exploring new destinations as a couple?
RV-friendly romantic trips are a bit non-traditional, to be sure, but that’s part of the fun and excitement!
Top Tips for Planning a Romantic Getaway
We’re sharing several stress-free tips for planning a romantic getaway RV trip, whether it’s for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary, or just because, plus some of the best romantic destinations!
Choose the Right Romantic Destination
Picking somewhere romantic might seem obvious, but hold that thought. Some destinations are inherently romantic, like wine country or a charming small town in Colorado.
However, if a place doesn’t match your vibe as a couple, it will be anything but a romantic getaway! Consider going to places you feel drawn to as a couple, or that help you connect such as somewhere meaningful to you both or somewhere you’ve always wanted to explore together.
Plan Your Route
Route planning isn’t exactly romantic on the surface, but putting in the work ahead of time can eliminate stress later. The last thing you want to do on your romantic getaway is sit in a construction delay or get lost in a new place!
Make Reservations ASAP
Speaking of advance planning, don’t overlook reservations. Whether they’re for a campsite, dinner, or national park entrance, popular places often fill up quickly, especially surrounding holidays.
Need help? Check out this article with 5 tips for picking the best RV campground.
Plan Special Activities
Regardless of where you’re headed on your romantic getaway, there are plenty of ways to make it even more special. That could mean anything from going to dinner at a fancy restaurant, checking a national park hike off your bucket list, or even setting up a cozy movie night in your RV.
Whoever said camping couldn’t make for some of the most romantic trips?
Build in Downtime
As you’re planning special activities and making reservations, don’t forget to include some scheduled downtime. Traveling is wonderful for so many reasons, but it also takes a lot of you, and it’s important for you as a couple to relax together at the end of those busy days. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy; simply cozying up next to a campfire can be special!
Add Special Touches
It’s easy to add some personal touches to your RV to make it feel more romantic (yes, even if you’re renting an RV!). Consider bringing some battery or solar-powered fairy lights, pick up some fresh flowers, and make a romantic playlist with some of your favorite songs.
Roll With the Punches
Finally, one of the best tips for planning a romantic RV trip is to be flexible and open-minded. Intrinsically, road trips — and RV trips in particular — are anything but traditional.
The flexibility and adventurous nature are part of what makes RV trips appealing, so embrace those things. If you go into it knowing some things won’t go according to plan, it’ll be easier to laugh it off when the unexpected happens!
Best Destinations for Romantic Trips in an RV
Ultimately, every couple’s definition of “romantic” differs slightly. Here are some suggestions for the best RV-friendly destinations for a romantic getaway — choose the one that best reflects you and your partner’s interests.
National parks - If your idea of the perfect weekend involves exploring beautiful, unique scenery and maybe hitting a hiking trail or two, consider heading to a national park. Keep in mind that in 2023, many of the most popular parks are requiring reservations for peak season.
Mountain getaways - What could be more romantic than cuddling up together as you enjoy the fresh mountain air and breathtaking scenery? Whether you want to hit the slopes or stay in, the mountains are an excellent option for outdoor-loving couples.
Beaches - A low-key, sun-drenched beach getaway may be the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Destinations like the Florida Keys or Gulf Shores, Alabama, are popular, but don’t overlook lesser-known beaches such as those in Texas or Mississippi.
Wine Country - Romance and wine are practically synonymous! There are several gorgeous wine regions throughout North America, including the world-famous Napa Valley, but there are also plenty of hidden gems, like New York’s Finger Lakes region and north Georgia.
The “Scenic Route” - For couples seeking the most RV-friendly romantic trips, it doesn’t get much better than a scenic road trip! The saying “the journey is the destination” rings true in several unique places (that also happen to be romantic!), including the Black Hills in South Dakota, California’s iconic Pacific Coast Highway, or the winding Blue Ridge Parkway on the east coast.
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