What could be more romantic than a picturesque little fishing village in New England. The little town of Castine, Maine is an excellent romantic vacation idea.
Castine sits along the coast of Maine's Penobscot Bay. It's a working harbor with the traditional village green and elm tree lined streets. Perfect for romantic strolls past historic Victorian era homes and clapboard and brick stores.
You are guided on your walking tour by the hundred or so historical markers that dot the town. History is evident with stops at Fort George and Fort Madison.
An interesting part of Castine is the British Canal. This is an old waterway which was dug during the War of 1812 by the British during their fifth occupation of the town.
Be sure to enjoy a bowl of the delicious local haddock "chowdah". Stay at the Castine Inn or the Pentagoet Inn in town. Nearby is the Dyce Head Lighthouse with an 1829 keeper's house, 1888 barn and 1895 oil house on site.
There are many things to do here and one is to explore the waterfalls, covered bridges, white steepled churches and mountain trails in the White Mountains.
Whether by hiking or drive you can explore over one hundred waterfalls in the White Mountain region. The waterfalls provide a natural beauty to this romantic landscape. Even during the winter they offer frozen scenes of beauty. Covered bridges are a romantic sight and there are many to see as you take a leisurely drive through the White Mountains.
You can find many fine romantic inns and B&Bs in the White Mountain villages of Jackson, Bartlett, Glen, Intervale and Hart. One example is the Inn at Jackson which was built in 1902 for the Baldwin piano family. It has a romantic location overlooking the picturesque Jackson Village.
Enjoy a local lobster roll in a small town along the shore like Noank. Take an autumn cruise down the Connecticut River. Connecticut is a great romantic vacation getaway spot. Any time of the year, it's the perfect setting, with everything from glitzy world-class casinos to village church bells on a Sunday morning. Find your romantic center in Connecticut.
There are a lot of touristy attractions, little shops to buy souvenirs and outstanding seafood restaurants. There's nothing quite like ordering a fresh lobster that was caught that very same day! The little Inns and quaint bed and breakfast have true New England charm. People are unbelievably friendly and there are always plenty of suggestions from locals on where to go and what to see. I can't think of any other place that I'd rather take my wife to for a relaxing, romantic getaway!
This perfectly preserved New England village sits in the Connecticut River Valley at the foot of the beautiful Green Mountains. Visit the model farm and living museum, Billings farm & Museum for a look at a real New England working farm.
Explore Woodstock on foot using the village's marked walking and hiking trails. For more outdoor activities head to the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Park, Vermont's only national park. Stop at Kedron Valley Stables and saddle up for some horseback riding fun around town. At the Vermont Institute of Natural Science & Raptor Center you can see eagles, raptors, owls and other birds being cared for at the rehab center.