Top 10 Romantic Getaways Near Washington, D.C.

African American couple hugging near Washington Monument, Washington, DC

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The Washington, D.C., area is centrally located near a wide range of romantic getaway destinations within a few hours' drive. You can have a romantic weekend at a luxury resort or a cozy inn and enjoy a wide range of activities that include golf, hiking, and pampering yourself at a world-class spa before treating yourself to fine dining.

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The Homestead

The Homestead Resort, Hot Springs, VA
The Homestead

The Homestead is a luxury resort located in Virginia's Allegheny Mountains in Hot Springs, Virginia, and is ranked among the world's finest golf and spa resorts. The Homestead, which dates to 1766, offers unparalleled hospitality and Southern charm in a 2,000-acre setting with 483 luxury guest rooms and suites, a wide array of fine and casual dining choices, an expansive spa, championship golf courses, and a two-acre water park. The resort also offers a downhill ski area, an equestrian center, top-rated shooting club, archery, canoeing, falconry, and Segway tours.

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Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

Nemacolin Woodlands Resort
Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

This French Renaissance-style chateau is located in Farmington, Pennsylvania, in the Laurel Highlands Mountains, just a few hours'​ drive from Washington. Families can be accommodated at townhomes and private homes on the resort property. Nemacolin Woodlands Resort offers an award-winning spa, championship golf, and an Adventure Center that hosts a wide range of activities such as paintball, bike rentals, a rock climbing wall, ropes course, and a zip line.

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Salamander Resort & Spa

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Salamander Hotels & Resorts

Salamander is a luxury resort located on 340 picturesque acres in Middleburg, the center of Northern Virginia’s horse and wine country in the Blue Ridge Mountains and just an hour by car from Washington. The resort offers a romantic setting and a variety of recreational activities.

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The Inn at Little Washington

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The Inn at Little Washington is a country inn with a restaurant that is recognized as one the world’s best. So if you're a foodie, this should be high on your list of options. The inn is located in Washington, Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley. The area is known for miles of spectacular views, wineries, antique shops, and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation.

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The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
The Greenbrier

The Greenbrier, in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, is an award-winning resort and a National Historic Landmark with more than 50 recreational activities, including three championship golf courses, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, and a 40,000-square-foot spa. Located on 11,000 acres amid the breathtaking Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier has been welcoming guests since 1778.

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The Tides Inn

The Tides Inn, Irvington, VA
The Tides Inn

The Tides Inn is nestled on its own peninsula overlooking Carters Creek in Irvington, Virginia, with a breathtaking view of the Chesapeake Bay. Recreational activities include golf, tennis, croquet, a full-service spa, boat cruises, sailing lessons, and stand-up paddle boarding.  The restaurant's farm-to-table cuisine features oysters from the nearby Rappahannock River.

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Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa, and Marina

The name describes it all! This beautiful luxury hotel sits right on ​the Chesapeake Bay in Cambridge, Maryland, and has its own isolated beach, an 18-hole championship golf course, and 150-slip marina. The resort offers romance with a contemporary vibe and a variety of recreational activities.

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Lansdowne Resort

Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA
Lansdowne Resort

Located just 40 minutes from Washington in Leesburg in the Virginia hunt country, this luxury resort offers championship golf and a world-class spa and health club. It covers 476 acres bordering the Potomac. Classy accommodations and a wealth of dining choices make this an easy destination to love.

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The Inn at Perry Cabin

The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, MD
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The Inn at Perry Cabin is a beautifully furnished 78-room manor house resort in historic St. Michaels, Maryland, with a prime location right on the Chesapeake Bay. Activities nearby include golf, fishing, sailing, horse-drawn carriage rides, and historic tours.

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The Williamsburg Inn

Williamsburg Inn, Colonial Williamsburg, VA
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Located in the heart of Virginia's Historic Triangle, the Williamsburg Inn in restored ​Colonial Williamsburg is regarded as one of the world’s best hotels. Remodeled in 2001, the inn features upscale amenities that include a top-notch restaurant, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, award-winning golf, and a spa and fitness club.

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