If seclusion is what you seek, Scrub Island Resort in the British Virgin Islands is the ultimate Caribbean hideaway. Imagine waking up to this view? Then enjoy sailing or snorkeling or just lounging by the pool.
Does your idea of the perfect weekend include learning to make authentic French fare like crepes Suzettes? If you said “oui,” look for a resort with cooking classes like L’ecole de la Maison, the French cooking school at Wisconsin’s Osthoff Resort. Hands-on training from the resort’s chef is simply magnifique! Sign up for one of their decadent dessert classes and follow it up with a couples spa treatment.
Bright Lights, Big City
If you’re after an urban adventure, consider visiting The Peninsula Chicago. This luxury hotel just off Michigan Avenue, in the heart of downtown’s shopping district, also has one of the city’s most luxurious spas. Take a leisurely dip in the indoor Peninsula pool and soak in the breathtaking views of the Mag Mile from the floor-to-ceiling windows. Check in with the concierge for recommendations for Broadway caliber shows. Another sweet option—every Friday and Saturday night in the hotel’s elegant lobby, there’s “Chocolate at the Pen”—an all-you-can-eat chocolate buffet. Combine a hot chocolate bar with every imaginable chocolate creation and your sweetheart’s sweet tooth will be more than satisfied. Live jazz allows you to hit the dance floor and burn off at least a few of the calories. 108 E. Superior St., Chicago, 312-337-2888
Whatever you want for your romantic getaway, you’ll want to bring along a few special items that are sexy, elegant and comfortable. Just because you’re without kids, doesn’t mean you have to squeeze into stilettos and a skin tight dress, though.
At our age, showing just a peek of skin is way sexier than revealing too much. These PJ Salvage items bare just the right amount. A relaxed romantic weekend is in the bag, when you bring these along!