Planning the Perfect Romantic Getaway

Planning the Perfect Romantic Getaway

Vacations are a great way to reconnect with that special someone.  On your next vacation, follow these tips to make that romantic getaway the best ever.

Plan the Vacation Together

Planning your vacation should be exciting, but sometimes it feels more like a chore.  Instead, make sure you take time and talk about the trip together.  Sit down and discuss the itinerary when you both have free time.  Make sure you plan things that both of you will enjoy.  Planning is half the fun of a trip, and your partner will appreciate that you are interested in their input.

Add a Surprise

A surprising gesture can add fun to the trip.  Things like rose petals on the bed, a candlelit dinner on the beach, or a horseback ride can be the romantic touch that is very much appreciated and remembered for years to come.  It doesn’t have to be something grand or expensive either.  Small, heartfelt gestures can have an enormous impact.  A surprising gesture can add a sense of wonder and delight to a couple’s romantic getaway.

On a Budget?  Try a Suitcase Surprise

As we said above, surprises don’t have to be expensive to be appreciated.  Try hiding a small gift in your partner’s suitcase and have fun when they discover it as they unpack.  It can be something meaningful to them, like a new book, a favorite candy, a new garment, or a romantic stuffed animal.  Just make sure it will pass the new TSA requirements if you are flying to your destination.  A bottle of champagne or other liquids may be confiscated (or broken).

It’s Okay to Plan, But Don’t Over Plan

Activities on a getaway can be exciting and adventurous.  If you are visiting Siesta Key, there are an endless amount of activities to consider.  They can make for some incredible memories, however, it’s easy to get caught up in the planning stage and overdo it.  A stuffed itinerary leaves very little time to actually enjoy each other’s company.  Schedule plenty of time to relax and get to know each other all over again.

Make the Memories Last

Everything was a success and you both had the romantic time of your lives!  Now, keep the fire burning by bringing a part of your vacation back home.  Collect little mementos that bring back instant memories of your trip so you both can relive your magical time together.  Perhaps there was a scented soap that you used?  Buy a couple of bars to take back home.  Did you both enjoy a new cocktail?  Get the recipe and buy the ingredients if they can’t be found at home.  Maybe buy some secret souvenirs and surprise your partner with reminders of your romantic getaway months later.  Setting the right mood will instantly transport both of you back to that special place and time.

Focus on Each Other

Agree beforehand that this trip will be special.  Both parties need to agree that distractions (phones, outside situations, etc) will not be a factor during this trip.  It’s about being with each other and focusing on each other!  Agree that no matter what happens, the getaway is going to be great.  In other words, pretend like you’re honeymooners again!

And if you didn’t pick up on the hint above, let’s be very clear: put away the phone!  From texting, to phone calls, to surfing on the internet and the temptations of social media, nothing ruins romance more than the constant distractions a smart phone can bring.  Unplug and focus on each other.  The results will be amazing.

Romantic getaways are perfect for any time of the year.  When you’re ready to begin your romantic getaway, the Inn on Siesta Key is waiting to pamper you.  We have the perfect accommodations to begin your magical stay on beautiful Siesta Key.

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