Sunday, June 26, 2011

Romantic Getaways a Few Ideas

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
The atmosphere in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is perfect for your next romantic getaway. This location features great weather all year round in addition to white sand beaches and all the appropriate activities to go along with them. The excellent shopping in the area and countless delicious dining options ensure that there is something for everyone. If you and your partner love to golf then you are in for a real treat here. The area has more than 110 award winning course and many of them were even designed by golf greats such as Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Robert Trent Jones, and Greg Norman. Not only do they have great professional courses the area also boasts some of the most famous miniature golf courses as well, so why not feel like a kid again and play a round.
For an entertaining evening to top off your fun filled day head to a local comedy club, and share a laugh with your loved one. Looking to catch a great movie, check the IMAX theatre and be blown away by the 3D experience.
If you are looking to share a romantic meal there are definitely some tasty options available to you. The House of Blues is a fun option for dining out and with delicious entrees such as voodoo shrimp and Creole seafood jambalaya this place is sure to please. For those looking for a more romantic option try the Gulf Stream Café it offers spectacular views being the only restaurant where you can see the ocean to one side and Murrells Inlet to the other. The Brentwood offers an even more impressive place to dine. The gorgeous 1910 Victorian home along with the seasonal French/Lowcountry cuisine, and the private dining rooms makes it the perfect romantic place for dinner.
If you wish to take a drive and explore some plantations then head halfway between Myrtle Beach and Charleston and you will find the Hopsewee Plantation. It offers the perfect serene setting for your romantic getaway. Built in 1740 and a National Historic Landmark it is in the absolute picturesque location. Located near the Santee River the wooded trails and moss-draped oak trees are the ideal place to take a nice quiet leisurely stroll.
Myrtle Beach offers everything you would want in a romantic vacation and the perfect place to stay while there makes it even more ideal. Try resorts such as Carolina Grande, Harbour Lights, Seaglass Tower, or Shore Crest Vacation Villas and you will not be disappointed.
Branson, Missouri
If your idea of a romantic place is one that offers non-stop activities for you and your partner to enjoy then Branson, Missouri is for you. Known as the "Live Music Show Capital of the World" you are sure to find a show that you will enjoy considering there are 50 theaters and over 100 shows. The shows range from comedy to magic to Irish step dancing and everything in between. Bring back some memories by heading into Dick Clark's American Bandstand Theater, Liverpool Legends (the ultimate Beatles experience), or the Moon River Theater.
For other romantic things to do on your vacation try visiting a few wineries such as Stone Hill Winery and sample some of their favorites including those featuring the Norton grape. There are also many highly esteemed golf courses in this area as well including John Daly's Murder Rock golf course. For that perfect resort to stay in during your time away try The Falls Village, Bluegreen's Wilderness Club at Big Cedar, or The Cliffs at Long Creek.
Smoky Mountains, Tennessee
Pigeon Forge also offers you a romantic place to get away with Laurel Crest being the perfect resort for you to stay in. Spend time just enjoying each other's company and rekindle that magical love you have for each other. Start the evening in style with a romantic dinner complete with a bottle of wine at Bullfish.
This area is known for its gorgeous surroundings. Enjoy the beautiful nature that surrounds you with a romantic picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One area in particular to consider is the Porter Creek Trail. Before heading off to the park pick up the perfect meal to enjoy together at The Pottery House Café or the Grill in Old Mill Square. After getting your dose of the outdoors feel the romance of the story of the Titanic at the Titanic Museum Attraction.
The perfect location to capture a great photo is near the Little Pigeon River or the waterwheel of the Old Mill. It will help you to remember your romantic getaway when it was just the two of your together. If you are looking to have a little fun with each other trying racing go-karts or taking a spin on a wet "Zorb" ride.
Gatlinburg has the highest concentration of artisans in the country, so it is the ideal place to search for the perfect souvenir to remember your vacation. The best place for a stroll and some shopping is Gatlinburg's Riverwalk. Other ways to enjoy the natural beauty of this area is the Roaring Forks Motor Nature Trail. Along the way you will see lush forest, great picnic areas, and a scenic creek. The ultimate romantic thing to do is to head to the top of Clingman's Dome to catch a glimpse of the sun rising over the smokies. There are even trams and elevators available to assist you in your journey to the top of Mt. Harrison. The views are simply breathtaking so this is one activity that you will definitely want to include during your visit.
Whether you decide to enjoy the beaches in Myrtle Beach, the shows in Branson, or the breathtaking beauty in the Smoky Mountains you are sure to rekindle the romance with your sweetheart. Simply take the time to enjoy each other's company and enjoy the many activities that these areas offer as they are perfect for a romantic getaway.
Kirk is a writer and contributor for Bluegreen's Travel Guide website, Colorful Places

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