Romantic Weekends in The South

Susan Breslow Sardone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

Among Americans' favorite romantic weekend getaway destinations, the South welcomes visitors who appreciate warm weather and equally warm hospitality. Kick back in comfort at a great hotel, treat yourselves to a local delicacy or gourmet meal, and schedule some time for yourselves that's just pure fun.

FLORIDA

The Most Romantic Place to Stay
Little Palm Island Resort & Spa
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A short boat ride from the Florida Keys shore, this island hideaway has been seducing romantics since 1988.

Food of Love
Key Lime Pie
Wherever you decide to dine, be sure to finish off your meal with this sweet regional treat.

Just For Fun
Explore the Florida Keys
From the Everglades to the nation's first underwater park, raucous Duval Street to the Theater of the Sea, this necklace of small islands connected by highway is one of America's most beautiful and scenic gems.

GEORGIA

The Most Romantic Place to Stay
Mansion on Forsyth Park
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The most romantic place to spend a "couples-only" weekend in Savannah.

Food of Love
The Olde Pink House
A  quaint and romantic setting in an Colonial building, Olde Pink specializes in seafood but also offers a mouthwatering variety of other items. Don't miss the she-crab soup, a Savannah delight.

Just For Fun
Callaway Gardens
A vast and beautiful recreation destination sixty minutes southwest of Atlanta  in the Appalachian foothills that is set on 14,000 acres.

Every season brings fresh blooms and surprises. And did you know that the Gardens is home to Robin Lake Beach — the world's largest, inland, manmade beach? 

LOUISIANA

The Most Romantic Place to Stay
Hotel Provincial
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Just two blocks from Bourbon Street, Hotel Provincial boasts an interesting past, a friendly ghost, and an outstanding restaurant.

Food of Love
New Orleans Commander's Palace Restaurant
Taste the city's award-winning food and experience fine service on the patio or in the glass-enclosed garden room of this historic restaurant that has kept up with the times.

Just For Fun
New Orleans Food & Music Festivals
There's always something to celebrate in New Orleans, and you can be assured it features good music and good food. Listen to some of the world’s greatest musicians in intimate settings, hotel lounges, restaurants, nightclubs and concert halls, on riverboats and at giant festivals throughout the year. You’ll also encounter them in the streets as brass bands and marching clubs lead second lines and yet-undiscovered talents practice in parks and on front stoops.

SOUTH CAROLINA

The Most Romantic Place to Stay
Belmond Charleston Place
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A refined hotel for a romantic getaway, it's in the center of town and a popular gathering place yet rooms are primed for private passion.

Food of Love
Magnolias Charleston
If the idea of buttermilk fried chicken in a sophisticated setting gets your mouth watering, this is a place for you.

Just for Fun
Ghosts of Charleston Tour
Hold your sweetheart tight as you learn about the South's most haunted city on a walking tour of its scariest cemeteries and most hallowed grounds.

TEXAS

The Most Romantic Place to Stay
Hotel Galvez & Spa
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A treasured Galveston landmark, this stately hotel has been refreshed and remains vital to new generations of couples who love to travel.

Food of Love
Sunday Brunch at Hotel Galvez
Come hungry and bring your appetite, because tables groan under the bountiful offerings. The seafood station alone teems with seafood smoked salmon, cocktail shrimp, crab claws and oysters. 

Just For Fun
Galveston Artwalk
Every six to eight weeks, galleries open at night, wine flows, and everyone has a fine time. Check upcoming dates to decide the best time for your next visit.

Texas Rose Festival
Four days in October, and Tyler's in full bloom.
 

More Romantic Weekend Destinations Elsewhere in the USA

  • Mid-Atlantic: includes Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island