The cold winter weather is here, and you may be tempted to spend the entire season hibernating indoors. That’s a great idea for most of the season, but the winter is also a great time for taking a romantic getaway.
Winter is perfect for snuggling up beside your special someone, whether you’re under a warm blanket, beside a cozy fire, or just about anywhere else. It’s also a good time for adventure, such as hiking, skiing, or snowshoeing. At the end of a long day of exploring, you can relax with some hot chocolate or a bottle of red wine.
Does any of that sound good? Here are some tips for planning the perfect romantic winter getaway.
Making This Winter Truly Romantic
There are so many different things that you can do. You may want to choose a winter getaway that has some beautiful scenery, such as a breathtaking view of a snow-capped forest or some beautiful mountains. Many resorts and spas are located in beautiful regions where you’ll certainly enjoy the view. Think about the entire experience of your winter getaway when you're planning.
Think about what relaxes you. For many people, it’s a weekend of resting by the fire or getting pampered at a spa. However, for other people, relaxation may mean taking part in more active happenings, like skiing or hiking. These activities give you the opportunity to get away, surround yourself with nature, and truly get lost in the moment.
You may want to consider having a getaway that allows you to disconnect, unplug, and get away from technology a bit. Try to stay away from your phones, tablets, and laptops as much as possible and enjoy the scenery and the experience. You’ll likely find that this is more memorable than a vacation spent checking email and using social media.
Another potentially great idea for your romantic trip is having some photos taken. If you’re going to be out in the beauty of winter, why not take some great pictures? You can either be your own photographer or you can hire a photographer to come with you and snap some memorable portraits.
You’ll also want to think about whether you’d like this getaway to be a surprise. There are pros and cons to both. If you’re planning on keeping the trip a surprise, make sure your significant other is at least somewhat prepared. You don’t want to plan to spend three days away in the wilderness only to find out that they can’t make it because they have to work. Before you make grand plans, ensure that your special someone doesn’t have a busy schedule.
Having a Unique Getaway
One of the best parts of planning a romantic winter trip is that you can do just about whatever you’d like. You don’t have to follow a template or do something that other people consider fun and romantic just because you think you should. While a lot of people find lodges, spas, and resorts romantic and beautiful, feel free to think outside the box. If both of you are hockey fans, for example, why not take a hockey road trip to watch a couple games? If you’re both athletic or outdoorsy types, consider a more active vacation such as hiking or cross-country skiing. The only limit is your imagination. Just make sure to pick something that you both enjoy.
A romantic getaway is the perfect time to get engaged. It’s just the two of you, the mood is right, and the scenery is picturesque. Why not make your vacation truly memorable by popping the question?
If you’re planning on getting engaged on your getaway, you’ll need to do a little extra planning. Not only will you need to keep the engagement a secret (for more information on how to keep a proposal a secret, check out of our post how to keep an engagement a surprise) but you’ll also need to buy an engagement ring beforehand. Don’t worry, buying an engagement ring isn’t as scary as you may think! Here are some tips on buying a great engagement ring on any budget. Thinking that you want to propose, but not sure if it’s the right time to get married? Reading our post on five signs you’re ready for marriage could help you!