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Updated on September 1, 2013

Romantic Weekend Get-Away Ideas

Even the best parents in the world could benefit from taking some time away from the kids every now and then.

Although the idea of a 'get-away' often brings to mind isolated locations, away from the 'maddening crowd,' some of the most romantic weekend ideas for a short get-away can be enjoyed in some of the the most populated destinations in the USA.

Below are a few choice locations to consider whenever it's time to get away to a romantic interlude type of vacation spot without the kids and indulge in a little bit of adult R&R.

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Manhattan (New York City, New York, USA)

"I'll Take Manhattan." You can spend a fabulous weekend in New York City and either stay at the Marriott Hotel on Broadway, which is right near the Theater District, for example -- or you can book a weekend at the Plaza Hotel overlooking Central Park.

Perhaps you would like to stay at the Mandarin Hotel and Spa where you can both be pampered for the weekend. No matter what your budget is; Manhattan is more than accommodating.

Needless to say, Manhattan is considered one of the most romantic spots in the U.S. Whether you enjoy dinner in your hotel suite or dine at any one of the five-star restaurants, the night is always young for lovers who seek solitude in a city that hosts millions of tourists each year.

Whether you take a carriage ride through Central Park, enjoy an opera or symphonic performance at Lincoln Center, or walk along Fifth Avenue during the evening hours; the city offers something for everyone -- especially parents who need a romantic weekend idea for a short getaway without the kids!

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San Francisco
San Francisco

San Francisco (California, USA)

With its rolling hills, fantastic cuisine, and friendly people,

San Francisco offers hotel stays that are sure to enhance your

romantic side.

Among the most notable hotels are the Fairmont hotel, located in the Nob Hill area; the Mandarin Oriental, which is known for its best views of the Bay and the city; or the downtown West San Francisco hotel that is close to cable cars, shopping, restaurants, and theaters.

Stroll along Fisherman's Wharf and stop by Ghirardelli Square, where you can pick up some of their famous chocolate, before having dinner at one of the many seafood restaurants there such as McCormick and Kuleto's, where both feature the panoramic view of the Bay as well as Alcatraz island, both of which are a stunning view.

You may also wish to stop by O'Neill's Irish Pub for an after-dinner drink. They say you may leave your heart here after departing this great city by the Bay....

However, on a romantic weekend getaway in San Francisco, it's more likely that you and your partner will re-kindle the heart-felt passion that will keep your love alive once you're back and re-immersed in of the hustle and bustle of daily

family life!

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Las Vegas
Las Vegas

Las Vegas (Nevada, USA)

Time will stand still at this resort destination. With a myriad of hotels to choose from, you can enjoy your time here without having to worry about time, because there are no clocks

in the casinos.

With great weather year round (hot, but always dry), you can wile away the early morning hours at the hotel's pool and enjoy the evenings attending a fabulous show or visit Lady Luck at the casino.

Whether you take a stay at the Venetian Hotel and enjoy a romantic ride on a gondola, enjoy the Spa and Salon at the Hotel Bellagio, or marvel at the lush indoor gardens, aquarium, and the Secret Garden at the Mirage, Las Vegas is both affordable for any budget and is the perfect romantic weekend idea when you need a short, adults-only getaway!

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View of Lake Placid
View of Lake Placid

Lake Placid (New York, USA)

Far away from the maddening crowd, you will find comfort and romance at the Mirror Lake Inn.

With gorgeous mountain and lake views, fireplaces, and very large tubs, you will find the accommodations more than satisfactory. In fact, they make a perfect romantic weekend idea -- quite conducive to a getaway designed to reconnect with your partner!

Among the many things you might also like to do is to take a walk to the neighboring town of Lake Placid, only two miles away. Here you will find shops along Main Street and you can stop at The Cottage

for lunch.

Swimming, fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are some of the outdoorsy activities available at Mirror Lake Inn. The calm and quiet ambiance of this Inn is the perfect romantic weekend getaway destination for couples seeking a break from the kids to refresh and re-energize the passion of their relationship.

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