It’s easy to feel disconnected from your partner while dealing with the chaos of everyday life. Sometimes a good trip is it all it takes to rekindle the romance between you and your loved one. For your next anniversary, you should seriously consider planning a romantic retreat to reignite the spark. Often times, anniversaries are celebrated with a nice dinner or exchanging of gifts, but there’s nothing like a dreamy getaway to celebrate your love. Having a tough time figuring out how to spice things up? Here are 5 anniversary trip ideas that will shake things up!
Disclaimer: Shaking things up is all about doing something outside your character. If you’re used to making large, grandiose gestures, it might make sense to do something a little more low maintenance. Your partner will appreciate the stripped-down atmosphere so you two can focus on your connection. On the contrary, if you tend to lean towards low-key activities, it might be in your best interest to plan an elaborate vacation. The excitement and mystery of the trip will surely bring you and your loved one closer. We’ve provided a mix of trip suggestions (both extravagant and intimate) so you can book an unexpected getaway that will reinvigorate your relationship.
1. Paris, France
Known as ” the city of love,” it’s no wonder this European destination tops our list. Paris might seem a little ambitious (see disclaimer) but there’s no better place to fall in love (again) with your partner. Plan a romantic picnic near the Eiffel Tower or get lost in the charming streets and shops of Paris. If you’re trying to keep things exciting, it might seem a little counter-intuitive to visit museums and monuments but learning new things is a great way to bond and connect. Paris is definitely a big commitment but if you’re looking for the “wow-factor”, this elegant city is the obvious choice for your next anniversary.
2. Nantucket, Massachusetts
This quaint island is the perfect destination to unplug and spend some quality time with your significant other. Nantucket’s remote location allows you the opportunity to focus on your relationship, free of any distractions. If you’re looking for some culture, spend your time walking along the cobblestone streets exploring the rich history of the island. If you’re seeking adventure, rent bikes and cruise along the pristine beaches. Finish the night with a glass of wine and breathtaking views of Nantucket’s legendary sunsets. Nantucket’s charm and sophistication make it the ideal spot to celebrate your anniversary.
3. Los Angeles, California
There’s something whimsical about the glitz and glamour of L.A. that make it a great anniversary choice. Live out your own romantic comedy and plan a trip to the Griffith Observatory, an iconic landmark offering some of the best views of the city. Looking to really switch it up? Check out Sunset Ranch Hollywood, a company that offers horseback riding tours to all levels of riders. Active couples will appreciate the excitement of horseback riding while catching some of the best views in Hollywood. Get dolled up and treat yourself to some retail therapy at Rodeo Drive’s legendary shopping scene. It’s easy to get lost in the magic of old Hollywood but you’ll be sure to find each other.
4. Los Cabos, Mexico
Los Cabos is an incredible anniversary spot but specifically, an all-inclusive resort is a great way to shake things up. If you pay for everything up front, there’s no worrying about any travel expenses. Let’s face it, most couples tend to argue about money so if you remove it from the equation, there’s more time to focus on your connection. Secrets Puerto Los Cabos Golf & Spa Resort is an excellent choice since it’s an adults-only experience with an emphasis on luxury and romance. The gorgeous backdrop of Los Cabos makes it the ideal location to celebrate your love for one another.
If you’re looking for the ultimate way to bond, look no further than a camping trip. Teamwork is at its finest when you’re forced to pitch a tent and survive on only the essentials. Not to mention, it’s a great way to rekindle the spark as you stay up all hours up the night gazing at the stars, enjoying each other’s conversation. Not sure where to camp? Here’s a list of the 36 best places to pitch a tent in the U.S. Camping might not be your scene but you’d be surprised at how fun (and even romantic) it can be!
Still not sold on any of these anniversary trip ideas? Check out these 10 quintessential romantic spots to visit in America. These locations are sure to make your heart swoon.
Regardless of where or how you decide to celebrate your anniversary, the company is all that matters.