9 Romantic Stops to Include on Your Summer Road Trip Itinerary
If you're hitting the road this Summer with a significant other or somebody special, there are places in the US you won't want to miss. In addition to fun and quirky roadside attractions, romantic stops with stunning sunsets and views are a must. Whether you're road tripping on your honeymoon or just for fun, you'll love these nine spots so much, you might not even make it to your final destination. Don't believe us? See them for yourself ahead.
Dripping Springs, TX
Though reservations are required to visit Hamilton Pool Preserve, it's totally worth it. The area features a 50-foot waterfall open to swimmers, picnic tables, and hiking trails. Because admission is limited, you'll never have to worry about it being overcrowded.
Lake Tahoe, NV
Lake Tahoe is known for its crystal-clear beaches and stunning greenery. There are plenty of quiet and secluded trails and shores to choose from that are perfect for couples looking to escape.
Big Sur, CA
You can't drive down Pacific Coast Highway without pulling over to take in Bixby Bridge. Views from this 260-foot-tall bridge are truly spectacular and romantic, indeed.
Walking through the sandstone walls of Upper Antelope Canyon will transport you into a magical world. Light beams and pouring sand make this stop an unforgettable one, while the darker sections of the canyon up the romance factor.
Half Moon Bay, CA
The charming beach town of Half Moon Bay, south of San Francisco, offers both natural beauty and romance. Gorgeous coastlines, beaches, shops, art galleries, and fine restaurants are just a few things this place has to offer.
Napa Valley, CA
Get drunk on love and plenty of vino in none other than Wine Country. With rolling hills of scenic landscapes and vineyards and over 400 wineries to visit, Napa Valley couldn't be any more perfect for a couple-friendly visit or an extended date night.
Cape Elizabeth, ME
The historic lighthouse, Portland Head Light, sits along the iconic shores of Fort Williams Park, which is open all year from sunrise to sunset. Picnic, take a stroll, explore the beach, or just enjoy the ocean views.
The famous Angel Oak Tree, which is estimated to be at least 400 to 500 years old, stands about 67 feet tall and 28 feet wide. The stunning site offers plenty of shade for visitors, as well as picnic tables. You won't be able to help but have a new appreciation for the simple things after standing below its massive branches.
Zion National Park is absolutely worth seeing, especially with someone to enjoy all of its beauty with. Cream, pink, and red sandstone cliffs stand tall into the sky while a variety of plants surround. Being a part of such a massive and picturesque site is sure to bring you closer together.