5 Most Romantic Places in the USA for a First Date

Top View of a Beautiful Waterfall in Hawaii
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If you’re single and seeking the ideal spot for a romantic getaway, you can’t get many better options than the USA. This vast, welcoming country has something for everyone. From the colorful street carnivals of New Orleans to New York’s partying vibe (in the city that never sleeps!) From the vast expanses of the American Midwest, with the iconic Grand Canyon, to California’s verdant Giant Redwood forests. Let’s take a closer look at suggested locations, including our top five recommendations and how you find your ideal travel companion.

Matchmaking in the Virtual World

The idea of connecting with someone sharing your love of travel might once have sounded quite a big ask. That’s not the case anymore, with a variety of matchmaking platforms now offering a quick and convenient route for flirting. For some time now, women seeking men in the USA have been relying on online dating outlets. Here they can get to know a cross-section of singles on the same wavelength with search forms that can easily be tailored. If you intended to go down this route, you could amend your search parameters to home in those individuals sharing your sense of adventure.

It’s very straightforward for single females to strike up flirty conversations, and in no time, you’ll be creating shortlists of places you’d like to visit. With 50 states to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice. Once you’ve struck up that conversation, here are our absolute top choices (in no certain order because they’re all fantastic in their own way!)

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

Beach at Provincetown, Cape Cod
Beach at Provincetown, Cape Cod

Jutting out like a hook into the Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod is a hidden gem that would be an ideal location for any first date. This unspoiled area is peppered with fishing villages where rustic shacks serve the freshest of seafood, white sanded beaches that have been beckoning water sports enthusiasts for generations, and quaint lighthouses maintaining an ever-vigilant eye on the sometimes-tempestuous waterways.

Far from the beaten track but still bursting with amenities, make Cape Cod a destination for your romantic getaway. The John F Kennedy in one of the larger towns, Hyannis (known locally as ‘the capital of the Cape’), is well worth a visit, while regular ferries depart for the popular resort islands of Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard.

Aspen, Colorado

Maroon Bells and Maroon Lake with reflection of rocks and mountains
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Forget the hustle and bustle of the crowded metropolises on the Eastern Seaboard or California, and head into the US hinterland. Colorado is synonymous with the mighty Rocky Mountains and its legendary ski slopes.

You and your partner could take in the slopes, or if you’re looking for an equally adventurous romantic outing, how about a glide across the wonderful terrain in a hot air balloon?

Sonoma, California

California wine country
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What could be more romantic than savoring a selection of sumptuous wines in Sonoma (how’s that for alliteration?!) There are farms and vineyards to explore, not to mention vast fields where eye-catching tulip blooms seem to stretch toward the horizon.

Indulge yourself in a cedar bath spa before enjoying a Michelin-starred meal in one of the many restaurants. But the piece de resistance has got to be embarking on a tasting tour of the Californian wineries.

Puget Sound, Washington

Sunset at West Point Lighthouse at Seattle Washington
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South of the Canadian border, the USA’s Pacific Northwest is another place that will linger in your memories long after you’ve departed. Head over to Washington State, where you’ll come across the serene San Juan Islands. There will be opportunities to kayak or trips to the local alpaca and lavender farms.

The seafood couldn’t possibly be more succulent, while a ‘must do’ romantic activity would be reserving seats on one of the many whale-watching tours. Three pods of orcas patrol these waters, so you’ll easily catch sight of these beautiful dolphins cruising majestically by.

Kauai, Hawaii

View on Na Pali Coast on Kauai island on Hawaii
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It’s sometimes easy to forget that the USA’s most recently adopted 50th state, Hawaii (admitted to the Union in 1959), is a tropical island paradise in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

This unique melting pot of cultures is a fascinating place to drop by, and you’re only one helicopter ride away from the waterfalls featured in the Jurassic Park movie (if you hear what sounds like a T-Rex roaring, just be hopeful it’s someone’s ringtone!) There are rivers to explore and excellent surfing opportunities. If you would rather have a more leisurely visit to Hawaii, you can’t beat relaxing on an endless beach close to the cocktail bar!

In conclusion, we’ve just scratched the surface with this eclectic mix of romantic targets for your American excursion. Once you begin doing some research, you’ll undoubtedly come up with even more to add to this. Whichever ones you don’t get around to visiting can easily be carried forward to next year. Expect to be exploring the possibilities of US romance for some time!

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