Romance and food go hand in hand. When it comes to love and celebrating your relationship with your significant other, there’s simply no better way to be romantic than to share a meal or a glass of wine with the object of your affection. While many trips can be luxurious, from their exquisite locations and unique amenities to their exotic sights and sounds, finding a new spot — and being able to add food and drink to that equation — can only heighten the experience.
While the idea of traveling around the globe is romantic on its own, you need look no further than the United States for the world’s best places to fall deeply in love. From the Big Apple to the Big Easy and everywhere in between, there are amazing vacations that await for all different types of couples. In winter, Vermont is filled with people looking to hit the ski slopes, sit by a warm fire, and devour a beautifully prepared meal for two — particularly at luxury hotel Twin Farms.
For a true culinary education set in a beautiful backdrop, the Culinary Institute of America offers culinary weekend and weeklong boot camps for couples in its St. Helena, Calif., location. Guests can choose to immerse themselves in French, Asian, or Mediterranean cuisine while experiencing local flavors and learning new cooking techniques. And Atlantic City, N.J.’s Revel awaits those who are feeling lucky. If the craps tables don’t sound alluring, try the fine quality restaurants from celebrity chefs like Jose Garces and Marc Forgione or purchase the breakfast-in-bed package for two for a more whimsical choice. Finally, nothing says romance more than Hawaii — one of the most popular honeymoon destinations around. For food lovers or those following a raw diet, Sacred Source Nutrition offers a weeklong adventure on the Big Island filled with raw, 100 percent organic meals coupled with hikes and long walks under beautiful Hawaiian waterfalls. See for yourself.