Pennsylvania Romantic Getaways

Romantic Destinations Near Pittsburgh, PA

Stars Trails, Cherry Springs state park
••• Spend a romantic getaway in Cherry Springs State Park and enjoy the stars. Photograph by Arunsundar/Getty Images

Take a romantic walk, relax with a spa treatment, enjoy beautiful flower arrangements, or just indulge in some chocolates. Plenty of romantic experiences awaits you at many of Pennsylvania's luxurious resorts, cozy bed and breakfasts, premier spas and beautiful state parks.

Resorts

Experience a romantic escape at beautiful Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, located less than two hours south of Pittsburgh. Create your own special romance package with activities ranging from couples yoga, dog sledding and rock climbing to massages, fireside dining, and wine tasting.

This enchanting setting, in the Laurel Highlands, provides a backdrop for a wonderful romantic retreat.

Tucked away in the northwestern part of the state near Bradford is Glendorn, touted in the February 2002 issue of Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the top 50 romantic getaways in the world. The 1929-era vacation lodge, situated on 1,000 secluded mountain acres, offers a variety of special romance packages and experiences with deluxe rooms in the main inn, plus a variety of secluded cabins.

Inspired by the classic romantic movie Gone with the Wind, Tara - A Country Inn features 27 luxurious rooms and sweets, all with fireplaces and most with Jacuzzi tubs. Nearby, the restored Buhl Mansion offers 10 more lavishly appointed guest rooms in an 1890 Romanesque-style castle. Their Gone With the Wind Getaway packages takes the work out of romance.

Relaxation

Hungry for chocolate? Satisfy the craving at the Spa at the Hotel Hershey.

Romantic getaway packages at the luxurious Hotel Hershey can include special chocolate-themed spa treatments such as a Hershey Rain Shower, Whipped Cocoa Bath or Milk & Honey Soak. The AAA Four Diamond hotel offers elegant accommodations as well as golf (in season) and special chocolate-themed events during the month of February.

Probably the most luxurious and romantic (albeit expensive) resort located within an easy drive of Pittsburgh is The Greenbrier, nestled in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. This AAA-rated five-diamond hotel and resort offer an array of guest bedrooms, suites, and estate houses, plus golf, the award-winning Greenbrier spa, gourmet dining and a wide variety of unique recreational activities.

Activities

Love an adventure? Cuddle up with your sweetie and enjoy a beautifully intimate look at the world above amongst the darkest skies in the northeast at Cherry Springs State Park, recognized as only the second international dark sky park. Make a wish on a shooting star and enjoy the extreme darkness of this wonderful spot for amateur stargazing. Under idea conditions, you'll be able to see more than 6,000 stars blanketing the sky from horizon to horizon.

If you love experiencing the crisp, cool air of winter, Cook National Forest in northeast Pennsylvania features one of the original stands of trees on the continent. It's beautiful and serene, with an abundance of winter activities including hiking, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Nearby are several B&Bs that cater to twosomes.