In April, your dreams of a romantic vacation may be easily spoiled by hordes of rowdy students on spring break. But if you follow these suggestions, you'll be guaranteed some alone time. Here are our tips for romantic getaways in April.
As California's premier wine region, Napa Valley overflows with springtime blossoms, scents and colors. Take a tour at one of the hundreds of wineries dotted across the rolling hills. Some of the crowd favorites include Robert Sinskey Vineyards, Quintessa and Joseph Phelps, each with a unique style and flavor. When you're not clinking your glasses, make moves to get pampered with a mud bath in Calistoga or swing by Younteville's Napa Valley Museum for cultural exhibitions.
This South Carolina city is slow-moving and charming. With cobblestone streets, marvelous architecture and lush gardens, Charleston offers a destination to unwind amid Southern hospitality. Bring your lover shopping along King Street Fashion District, which has everything from home decor to lingerie. The Charleston Farmers Market opens in the beginning of April, running every Saturday with a square full of fresh produce and specialty items. Before you cook up the goods, take a ride in a horse-drawn carriage with your sweetheart, stroll the Battery at sunset or exploreCharleston Harbor for one of the best romantic getaways in April.
It's no surprise that long walks on the beach have long been a romantic cliché. In Miami, couples can embrace the best of soft breezes, picnics in Crandon Park and sunset views of the Atlantic. If you want to get active, Key Biscayne offers 12 miles of bike trails along the coast. Check out the trendy neighborhood on the architectural walking tour of MiMo, or get starry-eyed on the rooftop observatory of the Miami Science Museum. Seriously, does it get more romantic than a love boat? Book a chartered sunset cruise from a Miami marina and sip champagne as the sun goes down over the Miami skyline.