Dating weekend away
At a certain point in every relationship, dollar pizza date nights just don't cut it anymore.
You've got to step up your game, and what better way to do that than get the hell out of town?
(But trust us: unless your date has Barbie Dream Car fantasies, there's really only one option here.) When you decide you need a break from staring at nature, head to one of the city's 20 art galleries to take in the fine Southwestern paintings and ceramics.
Then head back outside to hike, kayak, ride ATVs, or maybe just drink wine in the fresh AZ air.
Weekend trips are great, but they can also be a hassle to plan.
So to save you the pain of pouring over Fodor's and Expedia, we picked out a romantic rendezvous point in every state in America.
Pristine beaches ripe for dumping your cooler of cheap lager!
), but it also boasts plenty to do now that you're an adult and attempting to impress someone not wearing an airbrushed tank.
But anytime you have the opportunity to eat and drink on a boat while watching dolphins, you should always take it. is romantic in its own way, a couples retreat in AK isn't complete without some Northern Lights action. Make sure to book a place with aurora wake-up calls (many of them do this) and then decide whether you want to embark on a lights-themed van tour or dogsled adventure for the day.
We favored smaller towns and quiet lakes/mountains/beaches to make it seem more like a "getaway," and tried to steer clear of experiences that hinged too heavily on one really kick-ass resort.
(Though we certainly dug into some hotel recs.) Enjoy your stay, and be sure to tip your B&B hosts well: activities for you and your your frat bros (Hangout Fest!
Keep in mind that the latter will fulfill those Balto fantasies.
You're going to Sedona to marvel at all the majestic red rocks, but it's your call whether you do this via pink Jeep tour or hot-air balloon.
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The very phrase "Victorian mountain village" should sell you on this AR escape, but in case you need more convincing, here it goes: Eureka Springs has outdoorsy activities (canoes, scooter tours, big cat refuges, etc.).