We’re thinking about romantic getaways to relax, rejuvenate, and rekindle the romance – any time of year. Here, an easy weekend getaway idea that’s delicious, intimate and just the right amount of vintage charm.
New Hampshire is an easy road trip destination from points east in Canada and an absolutely beautiful step into nature’s utopia. Instead of the big city lights, it’s time to put our phones down and go back to that old school kind of love, like that at The Hotel Portsmouth, above:
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Portsmouth – A boutique meets grand hotel, offering the amenities of a large hotel with the irrepressible charm of a bed and breakfast. Located in a historic setting, The Hotel Portsmouth is New England charm at its best.
Stonehurst Manor – This stunning, adults-only hotel, above, in North Conway brings he classic glamour of the 19th century into modern day. The 5-star hotel is designed as a retreat for guests looking to indulge in a romantic vacation amidst nature’s most beautiful surroundings. The “Romance Their Heart” – Package includes lodging, half bottle of Moet & Chandon, chocolate-dipped strawberries in room upon arrival, dinner and breakfast. $492 two-nights on weekends.
Addair Country Inn – Built in 1927, this historic hotels offers a glimpse into a more simple time with more intimate moments. The “Sweetheart Getaway” – Package includes a one-night stay in the room of your choice, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries waiting in your room, a four-course candlelit dinner for two, and a gourmet three-course breakfast in the morning. $299 USD per couple.
WHERE TO EAT
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, above, is a foodie and shopper’s delight, with one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per-capita in the USA. The Best of Portsmouth tour travels to five restaurants based on rankings from Good Morning America, Man vs. Food, The Travel Channel and Rachel Ray. Fun Fact: You’ll get to taste the “Best Clam Chowder in New England” – voted top taste for over 5 years in a row!
Chocolate & Martini Tour – Has there ever been a more glorious food tour?! No. The answer is no. This tour highlights an authentic culinary experience while pairing some of New Hampshire’s artisan chocolatiers with unique recipes from some of the states finest mixologists.
WHERE TO SHOP
*Note: New Hampshire is the only tax-free state in New England!
Merrimack Premium Outlets (Merrimack, NH) – http://www.premiumoutlets.com/outlet/merrimack
Tanger Outlets (North Conway, NH) – https://www.tangeroutletcanada.com/tilton