Romantic Weekend Getaways in The Mid-Atlantic States

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New York: New York City:

  • Lodging
    New York City's Sexiest Hotels
    Uptown, downtown, all around the town, find the most romantic perches for lovebirds. Just don't give in to the impulse to book anything in or near Times Square. That's where clueless tourists stay—and you're not them!

    Dining
    Romantic NYC Downtown Restaurants
    With so many to choose from, how can you pick just one? Chew on this list of favorites that have seduced couples for a long time.

    Just For Fun
    Tiffany
    For classic engagement rings and wedding bands, it's ultimate place to shop. Closed for breakfast, but you can pick up coffee and a couple of bagels "with a schmear" from a street vendor, head over to 57th Street, window shop, and dream.

    New York/Upstate:

    New York/Brooklyn:

    • Lodging
      New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
      Be sure to ask for a room with a view to take in the Manhattan cityscape.

      Dining
      River Cafe
      A sparkling restaurant with an incomparable view of Manhattan. After dinner, stroll across the nearby Brooklyn Bridge. Many consider it to be the most romantic promenade in the city.

      Just For Fun
      The Cyclone
      What's romance without excitement? Test your mettle on Coney Island's landmark roller-coaster. Just save the cotton candy and salt-water taffy for afterwards

    New York/Rochester:

    • Lodging
      Inn on Broadway
      Rochester's one and only luxury boutique hotel.

      Dining
      Pane Vino on the River
      In the heart of downtown, Pane Vino is the type of restaurant where the kitchen accommodates special requests. Featuring Italian-influenced menu, the place is particularly romantic in warm weather, when you can dine outside overlooking the water.

      Just For Fun
      George Eastman House
      The home of the industrialist, philanthropist, and inventor is a stunning example of gracious, late-1800s mansions.

      Special Note: Visit in Spring to revel in lilacs: Acres of heavenly fragrant blossoms are celebrated at May's annual Lilac Festival.

      Rhode Island:

      • Lodging
        Ocean House
        Grand and historic, this classic site is a prime spot for marriage proposals.

        Dining
        Providence Oyster Bar
        A visit to Rhode Island without partaking of its seafood is a sin. The top-rated seafood restaurant in the city, the Oyster Bar has been in business for more than 25 years and offers an impressive variety of denizens of the deep. If one of you loves lobster and the other craves beef, both the New England lobster roll and the porter-braised short ribs will have you returning.

        Just For Fun
        WaterFire Providence
        Several times a year, torch-lit vessels travel down the river and  illuminate downtown Providence at night while visitors celebrate on the sidelines.

        Massachusetts:

        • Lodging
          Mandarin Oriental Boston
          Winner of both the  AAA Five Diamond and the Forbes Five-Star awards, the Mandarin overlooks the tony Back Bay neighborhood. Lush textiles in rooms and suites will make you want to stay in bed. Spa aficionados give the facility inside the hotel high marks.

          Dining
          Bar Boulud
          Inside the  Mandarin Oriental Boston, Bar Boulud specializes in fresh seafood. Treat yourselves to local oysters or classic New England clam chowder to start, and consider sharing the rich lobster pasta.

          Just For Fun
          Boston Harbor Cruises
          A sunset cruise will give you time to sneak a hug and see the Boston cityscape at its most romantic time of day. Calm waters are assured.