Dating weekend getaway
It’s easy to feel you’ve stumbled upon a movie set as you wander the oak-lined streets of this charming inner-harbor city, which also took top survey honors for its architecture.Even hardened hearts fall under Charleston’s sway, between the antebellum mansions, horse-drawn carriages, and creative Lowcountry cooking.Related: 50 Best Romantic Getaways And don’t underestimate the allure of a warm climate: San Diego, voted No.1 for its weather, came in fifth among the best cities for romance.At much-praised Husk, James Beard Award–winner Sean Brock honors the area’s heritage, serving produce he raises from heirloom seeds.Hotels do their part to win over visitors, from quaint B&Bs to the 21-room Wentworth Mansion, with original Tiffany glass and gas fireplaces.“If you come to Charleston and experience it like us locals do, it will forever take place in your soul,” says David Szlam, a co-creator of Virgil Kaine ginger-infused bourbon.
The pro-golfer got engaged to a PGA employee named Erica Stoll in December of 2015.
Charleston, with its cobblestoned streets, genteel mansions, and dynamic food scene, took top honors as the best city for a romantic escape in the America’s Favorite Places survey.
Readers ranked cities in up to 67 categories, including wine bars, parks and gardens, live music, and brunch—the kinds of offerings that often attract couples.
No location brings all of those elements together like Pacific Beach, where you’re either cruising the three-mile boardwalk on your bike or Rollerblades, or watching those who do.
After nightfall, head to downtown’s historic Gaslamp Quarter for dinner at Bice followed by cocktails at one of the many rooftop bars.