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February 4 2010 by BW Innsider
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    By Jeffrey Legg on February 8, 2010 10:25 AM

    For me its Daytona Beach. That is our happy place. Nothing like walking along the beach, especially in the ealry morning or late evening with the sound of ocean and the warm water lapping against you skin. Great place. Has it all. If you like quite you can hit Ormond Beach or Daytona Beach Shores. If you like action than stay near the pier. What ever your style is. there are things to do and see in the Daytona Beach area.

    By Angela Tregembo on February 8, 2010 10:29 AM

    Half Moon Bay, CA is beautiful. You can stay at the Best Western Half Moon Bay Lodge. Go to Sea Horse Ranch and take a nice beach front horse ride.

    By Joyce Partipilo on February 8, 2010 10:32 AM

    For me it's anywhere on the Oregon coast, as long as there is a Best Western of course. Lucky for me, they are everywhere my honey and I want to be.

    By Elaine Clark on February 8, 2010 10:33 AM

    Of course Hawaii comes to mind first, but a more realistic destination for us would be Branson, MO.

    By Marsha Wheatley on February 8, 2010 10:35 AM

    For me, it would be Key West. In August of 2008 I had my wedding ceremony on the beach there, just myself, my hubby and the officiant. It was bittersweet because while dressing for the ceremony, I found a lump in my breast. It turned out to be cancer and the beginning of our life together has been a fight for my life. I would love to go back to Key West and renew our vows; they are even stronger and more poignant for me knowing that my husband got the short end of the stick but has never complained or regretted anything. How romantic would it be to go back to where it all started knowing now I am cancer free and not have that worry of 'what if it's cancer?' in our minds!

    By Vic Burnham on February 8, 2010 10:36 AM

    Alaskan Cruise with my hubby. Always wanted to do one.

    By Jay Hawk on February 8, 2010 10:44 AM

    The Maldives would be the dream trip. The reality trip would be a beautiful sun drenched Caribbean Island where we would relax and enjoy the warm water, sand, and escape the cold and snow.

    By Lesley on February 8, 2010 10:50 AM

    Prague it the most romantic city we have ever visited, and have returned over and over.

    During the summer months walk the cobbled streets in the City of One Hundred Spires. Taking in the quiant shops and beautiful feeling of being in a different time. Hand in hand stroll over the Charles Bridge home to wonderful artisits offering portraits/art showing this beautiful city. Trams are one way to travel or hire a chauffer driven vintage car and learn the history behine this magical place.

    In winter wrap up and hope for a few flurries of snow whilst enjoying the quaint christmas markets with unusual souveniers and hot christmassy wine. Take in the glorious Prague Castle. The Astranomical Clock is a huge crowd puller, so the only way to see it is to take cocktails in the rooftop resaurant of Hotel U Prince. Which has to be the most romantic hotel ever and made me feel like a Princess when we stayed in it sumptious rooms.

    By Daniela Ranieri on February 8, 2010 10:51 AM

    For me, Amalfi Coast: Ravello (the romantic Villa Cimbrone) and Positano are breathtaking beauties!

    By Tim Turner on February 8, 2010 12:27 PM

    With four children age ten and younger, jetting off to that tropical paradise is not always possible. That's why I am glad there are some wonderful "close to home" Best Western destinations. What a great way to redeem those rewards points - a surprise getaway weekend with my wife and a willing aunt to babysit!

    By Janet Shepard on February 8, 2010 12:27 PM

    Our 35th wedding anniversary is coming up. We are still trying to choose a destination, but leaning toward the Mexican Riveria

    By Darlene Hengels on February 8, 2010 12:44 PM

    My husband of 33 years has been to every state except Alaska and he has often talked of going there. After I was diagnosed with cancer 16 months ago, I realized that we might not have as much time as I had hoped to take a major trip. Going to Alaska together would be the most romantic thing that I could imagine! In the meantime, we will be spending next Friday night at the BW Bridgewood Resort Hotel in Neenah, WI for Valentine's Day. And we shall enjoy every moment of our time together!

    By Stacie Klemetsrud on February 8, 2010 12:46 PM

    Well as a single mother of 5 and a daycare mother to 29 full and part time kids I guess romantic vacations are few and far between in my life! The only dream I have is to go to Greece and travel to some of the islands. After watching Mama Mia I have made this my life's goal to travel there and who knows? Maybe once there it will become the most romantic destination in my life? A girl can hope can't she?

    By Joyce Poyton on February 8, 2010 12:59 PM

    I live about 1 hour from Niagara Falls. I can't think of anything more romantic than my hubby booking a room at the Niagara Falls Best Western. We could have dinner, walk along the falls and take pictures of the Falls. Then we could return to our room for some wine and a little romance. After twenty-six years together he can still melt my heart and make me feel like the luckiest woman alive.

    By the way, when we got married 26 years ago this is where we stayed on our honeymoon. Nine months to that date, our son was born. The Best Western has always been our special place.

    By DB on February 8, 2010 1:38 PM

    A night filled with a romantic sunset at the Space Needle in Seattle, near the Best Western Executive Inn on Taylor Ave N.

    By Kathy Kosciejew on February 8, 2010 1:46 PM

    Stay at the Best Western, Quebec City! What could be more romantic than a horse and carriage ride around the old city, followed by a stroll along the cobbled streets while watching local artists at work? Then top off the day with a romantic dinner at a small bistro and a cozy evening back in your hotel room! Oh la la!

    By George Marinakis on February 8, 2010 2:43 PM

    Venice, eternity city, mysterious, magic, dream, simply Venice=come back

    By Mark Heck on February 8, 2010 6:57 PM

    A hot tub room at a casino (the Vegas no tell secret romance some couples enjoy so much)

    By Denise Price on February 8, 2010 6:58 PM

    We enjoyed some shopping at the mall, then a couples massage & dinner at Carvers steakhouse while staying at the lovely Best Western hotel in Utah. Very nice!!

    By Karla on February 8, 2010 7:15 PM

    Sedona AZ- where my hubby and I spent our honeymoon and still one of our favorite romantic getaways!!

    By Jill on February 8, 2010 7:17 PM

    My favorite romantic destination is Coronado Island. The Silver Strand State Beach is beautiful and you can have a picnic there. The Coronado Marriott is beautiful and you can attend a lunch buffet w/ jazz artists there playing for you.

    By Kelly on February 8, 2010 8:43 PM

    I love San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay area. It is very romantic for my Husband and I because we spent so much time there when we were younger. It's a little trip down memory lane.

    By Pete D. on February 8, 2010 8:52 PM

    A Perfect Romantic Getaway would be going to cannes france or somewhere in the Riviera on the water while enjoying a relaxing hot springs shower/bath. The water dripping down our faces and the shining southern sun at our backs. Professing our love with each other with the world to see..

    By Paul L. on February 8, 2010 9:06 PM

    Mine would be blindfold my date in the truck. Take my girl on a fantastic roadtrip to where we would stop off in South Padre for a day. Then, of course take the blindfold off. Enjoy a couple of days in South Padre Island in Texas. Then, drive off to Lake Charles in Louisiana and do some gambling. Then, stop off in New Orleans for a few days. Enjoy the area. Then, drive off to Panama City Beach for a few days, where we go walking on the beach. A completely surprising roadtrip.

    By Dara Dillon on February 8, 2010 11:04 PM

    Sitting in the hotel room with the jacuzzi and a fire place and just watching the ocean during a storm. Oregon coast is fabulous for this at the Best Western in Lincoln City. It's our favorite place to go and our anniversary is 9 days after Valentines day so we combine the two and get a way for a day.

    By Denise Johnson on February 9, 2010 3:17 AM

    Of course, what could be more romantic than Hawaii?, but the waterfalls and pools on the "road to Hana" on the island of Maui. Just us two in a nice, warm, tropical pool on an island paradise. Looking forward to the future.

    By Sarah Watson on February 9, 2010 12:46 PM

    My choice of romantic destination
    Is a place for celebration
    To share some time with the one I love
    Have bright blue skies high up above,
    Swim with dolphins in easy reach
    And walk upon a white sand beach
    To feel the sun come shining down
    Wiping away our every frown.
    Sharing love on dreamy days
    Puts any troubles in a haze
    So what did you ask, oh yes please
    My choice of course the Florida Keys

    By Nicole WC on February 9, 2010 1:05 PM

    I love a romantic getaway in the winter to Whistler BC. Great scenery, skiing & dining. Then wandering thru the village in the evening & retreating back to the hotel to enjoy the fireplace & jacuzzi. Hmmmm....

    By Marie N on February 9, 2010 3:23 PM

    Verona, Venice, Florence or Rome
    Italy is my romantic escape from home
    Churches, cathedrals, rivers and lakes
    Good wine and fine dining it's got what it takes

    By Connie Barretta on February 10, 2010 8:43 AM

    People work hard and therefore should play hard be it sailing on the lake, bicycle riding the winding trails that follow a rippling river through the mountains, or skiing down white powder slopes. The Best Western Timber Cove Lodge is the perfect location for all of this as it is situated right on South Shore Lake Tahoe.
    But everyone must dream outside the box and our dreams have taken us to the Best Western Hotel Farnese in Parma, Italy in the heart of the Emilia Romagna region where we walked the city Centro, past ancient stone ruins that stood tall above the fortress as olive trees inundated its crevices. Marigolds and lavender bushes dotted the landscape. We savored the Culatello, the Prosciutto di Parma, and the 25 year old vinegar.
    But alas, there was the breath-taking Best Western Hotel Pasitea located on the sheer cliffs of Positano Nothing is more romantic than sipping Lemoncello on terraces that overlook the Mediterranean Sea as the white wings of sailboats dot the sapphire blue waters. Evening strolls through winding walkways and shops. Wonderful cuisine and amazing people.
    And then there is the Best Western Prince de Galles in Menton, France one of our favorite places to stay. Menton has a wonderful warm climate, borders the Italian Riviera, and is a short distance from Monoco. Cross the street and feel the sand beneath your toes as you venture into the Sea, sit in the cafes along the walkway, stroll into Old Town Menton and enjoy!

    However, my vision of a romantic vacation would be at the Best Western Hotel Syrene on Capri. A hydrofoil would skim the waters of the Bay of Naples, a cool breeze would softly blow through your hair as you reach the busy seaport on Isle of Capri, a funicular ride to the top of the island, a walk with the rich and famous through the winding narrow paths of cafes and white-washed villas past beautiful gardens and gnarled olive groves, a magnificent view down from the startling cliffs, followed by an evening of fresh seafood delicacies, a glass of wine from the region, soft music, and finally a soothing Jacuzzi for two.

    By Paula on February 10, 2010 10:33 AM

    evern since seeing Mystic Pizza I've always wanted to take the family to CT, MA, VT area in the fall. One day maybe, but until then sigh..... it's still just a dream :-(

    By Casey on February 10, 2010 11:44 AM

    My ideal destination would have to be New York City. I have always wanted to visit the big city in addition to wanting to go to Bobby Flay's restaurant! The best part is that you can do so much walking in the city that I could work off all of the food I ate at Bobby's! This has always been a dream of both me and my boyfriend. We have both recently lost a bunch of weight (50 lbs combined), and would love to have the opportunity to celebrate in NYC! The Best Western Seaport Inn Hotel seems PERFECT!!!

    By Melody on February 10, 2010 2:41 PM

    Let me set the mood.......85 - 90 degrees, 363 days of sunshine a year, a beautiful few of the gulf, the most white sand, that's soft and cool to the touch when you put your feet in it.....beautiful blue skies and sounds from waves.....all this while not only your children enjoy building sand castles and racing down to the water to the waves, but then back up when the waves come and land on their ankles. You're relaxing in a beach chair on one of the best beaches in the USA - Clearwater Beach. You're with the people in your life that mean the most and getting some much needed rest and relaxation. You are in walking distance of everything, and can enjoy the sounds of live bands while enjoying the incredible views of the water on the patio of the hotel. Whether you're with your kids, where it's all kid friendly, or if it's with the one you love, you've got it all on Clearwater and you're minutes from Tampa. They have numerous boats that go out for site seeing....the kids love watching the dolfins and you and the one you love can enjoy the breezes and music while also enjoying the breath taking scenary. Not many franchises on the beach, but instead, a lot of varieties of food and all local establishments. Clearwater Beach is awesome at night - having a pier to walk on and wonder thru the many merchandisers or watch the nightly entertainment. Watching the sunset on the beach is incredible - the sun gently hides itself right before your eyes, while you share every last moment of happiness with the one you love - priceless....
    Yes, Clearwater Beach is the place....family, romance, awesome sights, child friendly, music, water, sand, and definitely sunshine.

    By Maggie B on February 10, 2010 2:44 PM

    My romantic trip would be to somewhere in the Mediterranean... Italy, Greece, France.... maybe all 3 countries.

    By Lee-Gaye on February 10, 2010 2:51 PM

    Romantic Holiday during HOCKEY SEASON.. Not likely.. but when I am on the many road trips throughout BC we always try and stay at a Best Western. Great Bed, Great Breakfasts and Great Services!

    By mannequin on February 10, 2010 3:37 PM

    Pretty close by (which is great because I do not like to be far from my children too long!) is the Pocono Mts. So close but a world away from the monotonous, hum drum life of day to day.
    How sweet it would be to cozy up in a lodge, fireside with hubby. No cats to feed, no house to clean, no computers to distract us!
    Love to win; would be so nice to have a romantic getaway.

    By Kyle S on February 10, 2010 3:38 PM

    I'd venture off to Mexico, preferably the Mayan Riviera. Me and my girl have always loved ancient architecture, and the ruins have always been a dream to us. You always think you can do it, just put that little extra aside and go, but it isn't always a reality. One day, we will. One day.

    By Paula J on February 10, 2010 3:40 PM

    My romantic vacation would be to take my husband to Italy to find the birth place of his father. But it would have to be a surprise as I think a wonderful suprise for my husband would be the most romantic gesture I could make. Taking a gondola ride, eating great food with a great glass of wine with the most person I love most in the world. Oh, I want to go now.

    By omar on February 10, 2010 3:41 PM

    San Francisco! Shopping, dining, theater, sights, nightlife. So much to do so little time. Best Western tuscan Inn is located very close to fishermans wharf and is a great value!

    By Jerry on February 10, 2010 3:44 PM

    My Romantic trip is to take my loved one to a place away from the hustle and bustle of town life. Take a blanket and place it under the trees lie and cuddle the entire afternoon and then watch the moon rise from behind a mountain, and remember how special the person you are with is!"
    That to me is what life should be !!!

    By Deb on February 10, 2010 3:47 PM

    Bali is exotic, romantic, and warm with lots of sandy beaches to relax on with your loved one.

    By lussier eric on February 10, 2010 3:59 PM

    Bonjour moi ma destination preferer c est d aller voir les canadiens a ottawa avec ma femme.Resto,hockey,best western,forme un tic tac toe gagnant merci

    By Ellizabeth Scholtes on February 10, 2010 3:59 PM

    We love to spend our time in a little out of the way restored German-style Best Western Hotel in Vevay, IN. Ogle Haus Inn is on the river and a very romantic place to sit on the deck and sip a glass of wine after playing Texas Hold 'Em at the nearby Belterra Casino and Resort.

    By Roger Ford on February 10, 2010 4:02 PM

    My dream vacation would be at a resort in Punta Cana that includes everything. Nice white sandy beaches, drinks, and being with my wife. Total relaxation!

    By Lisa Harston on February 10, 2010 4:08 PM

    My husband and I travel a lot, and are always looking for unique properties to reserve. One of our favorite destinations is the hotel Americania in San Francisco. This hotel is a couple blocks off of Market Street, in SOMA (near Union Square). It is a recently remodeled retro-style hotel. Each room has a playful decorating style and is equipped with board games.

    Our first day after checking-in to the hotel, we cleaned up, played a quick game of CONNECT FOUR, and left the room for the afternoon/evening. We walked a couple blocks to the Cable Car which we rode to the Ferry Building. We enjoyed lunch at Taylor’s Refresher, and grabbed a tasty treat from a local vendor before jumping back on the cable car (with a transfer pass in-hand) and heading to the Wharf. At the Wharf we played tourist and wandered through the shops, around the fishing boats, toured a submarine, played some antique games at the arcade, and went to Alcatraz. We sampled some fresh seafood at the open-air vendors before catching the trolley car back to Market Street, then over to the hotel for the night.

    The next day we rode the cable car back to the Ferry Building and got a ferry to Sausalito. The weather was great (clear day, with temperature near 80 degrees!). Sausalito was a short ferry ride away, but a world of difference from the big city.

    Any trip can be a romantic adventure, but San Francisco makes it easy! Whether you are wandering hand-in-hand around the Fisherman’s Wharf, enjoying martinis at the Top of the Mark hotel at sunset, touring art galleries in Sausalito, or just enjoying dinner for 2 at a small restaurant in Little Italy – the city has a romantic feel to it. When we were there, they even had a “Hearts in SF Project” going on in which local artists could decorate 1 of 130 heart shaped sculptures around the city.

    Wherever we travel, we are always able to find a BW property that has the unique features we enjoy

    By Mary C. on February 10, 2010 4:13 PM

    Once I had a luxurious winter vacation in Key West in February, and that wonderful 85 degree weather in shorts was the epitome of escape! What better place to take your love than on an escape away from the cold and to warm sunshine?

    By Seth on February 10, 2010 4:47 PM

    My recommendation for a romantic vacation is to stay at a resort along Seven Mile Beach in Negril, Jamaica. The beach is clean and soft, the water is clear, and the sunsets are beautiful. Staff members on the resorts are friendly and become like family when you get to know them. If you're a beach lover, Jamaica is perfect. I can't wait to go back!

    By Bill on February 10, 2010 5:06 PM

    I would recommend the Cairn Croft in Niagara Falls Canada. The room was terrific with a sliding door to an indoor courtyard. It took your breath away when you looked out at the pool and playground for children. The pool was so warm and inviting. We had a ball.
    This year, we will be married 40 years and would love to revisit the area and stay in the same hotel.
    This hotel is a must stay if you are in the area.

    By Jessi on February 10, 2010 5:43 PM

    A nice place to spend a romantic weekend is in Carmel, CA. Best Western Townhouse Lodge Carmel is located just a short drive from Monterey CA, whale watching, Spa Services, shopping, and the famous Pebble Beach Golf Course, plus the Starfish filled Ocean. The town Carmel is comforting due to the aroma of Fireplaces everywhere and Cobblestone homes, narrow streets, and Hogs Breath Restaurant owned by the one and only Clint Eastwood. I love going there, and never want to leave. It's a small cozy town that has the "middle of nowhere" feel, and Ocean just walking distance away.

    By Shelley on February 10, 2010 5:55 PM

    Beautiful Colorado Springs would be our romantic destination. Gorgeous red rocks and majestic mountains. Breath taking views of God's wonders all around. No romantic destination would be complete without my husbands kiss and tender touch amidst such splendor.

    By Jeff on February 10, 2010 6:43 PM

    Anywhere near any wine country. Consider the incredible wineries of California and Canada. The wine route in the Niagara region of Ontario offers great scenery, fabulous wineries and proximity to the Falls. There are several Best Westerns along the route. British Columbia also has a burgeoning wine industry. For those who like to travel even further, we have done Best Western hotels in Italy in the Tuscany wine region. Relaxing afternoons, tastings and memorable scenery make for a great time together.

    By Peggy Smith on February 10, 2010 7:43 PM

    My parents are celebrating thier 50th wedding anniversary July 2010. I would love to give them a weekend get away, but our economic times will make it difficult for me to give them too much. I would use the $250 Best Western Certificate to give them a well deserved weekend within driving distance from their home. It would mean so much to me to be able to give them a special place to celebrate their 50th anniversary.

    By Rose Wiebe on February 10, 2010 9:33 PM

    When i think of romance, Hawaii is the best place to be. Tho i've never been to Hawaii, i have heard so many positive comments about the place. People go there for special wedding celebrations and even anniversaries. My sister in law is actually planning to have her anniversary there next year, so who knows? I might luckily be able to see this beautiful place i've heard about. Hawaii... a perfect place and a taste of Island experience.

    By KEN on February 10, 2010 9:52 PM

    One gorgeous site is the French Riviera, particularly in the area of the city of Nice. The water is a stunning turquoise blue colour, there is a delightful flower market outdoors by the opera house, a quiet pedestrian street is lined with outdoor cafes, boutiques and restaurants, and you are a short distance by bus or train to Monte Carlo for a one-day excursion.
    Bon voyage!!!

    By Jose on February 10, 2010 11:13 PM

    In my opinon the most romantic destination it will be Paris, France with a stay in Best Western Hotel. Paris is the most romantic place that is why they call it the city of love.

    By Denise Orluck on February 11, 2010 1:53 AM

    My romantic destination would be any islands beach. I'm not picky, so it wouldn't matter where, but as long as I was with my boyfriend. We would have fun in the sun and get a break from this cold Chicago weather.

    By Trish Shorter on February 11, 2010 5:10 AM

    The Best Western in San Simeon. Right on the ocean. Outdoor fireplaces. Rooms with indoor fireplaces. Outdoor hot tub.
    We stayed there over Christmas this year and it was HEAVEN!. Hope to go back some day. *sigh"

    By Mary L on February 11, 2010 6:10 AM

    Our romantic place is the Best Western in North Bay Village Florida. We loved being there. We could sit out on the balcony overlooking the bay with our morning coffee. So beautiful and so peaceful. We would go back there for Valentines Day if we could afford it as that is now our romantic place.

    By Colleen M on February 11, 2010 8:25 AM

    Our romantic place would be Deadwood, SD. Both of us are die hard Old West fans and that is the one place we have always wanted to go together. We actually want to go there for our honeymoon after we marry. He is a Wild Bill Hickock fan and who doesn't love Calamity Jane? We would watch every episode of the HBO series Deadwood everytime it came on.

    If we went to Deadwood we could also use our time there to see the Rockies and all the beauty they have to offer. Of course my idea of romance would include a log cabin to stay in with a fireplace and jacuzzi. If wishes were fishes....

    By Dianna on February 11, 2010 10:49 AM

    For me it would be Mexico City, regardless the smog and the crowds, there is no city in the world that make me feel like I am in a urban fairy tale. The museums, the archaelogocial sites and the atomosphere is what my husband and I thrive on. Mexico City hands down would be our Valentine's Day Destination.

    By Donna Mitchan on February 11, 2010 12:11 PM

    The most romantic spots for my husband and I are anywhere there is sun, sand, and beaches. We just love the sound of the ocean and the peacefulness of walks in the sand. We love to just relax, sit back and enjoy all the wonderful things God has given us. My husband and I went to San Diego, CA in June. We found ourselves returning to Coronado Island several times, it was just beautiful. One spot I would for my husband and I to get to visit would be Hawaii someday. I can't think of anywhere more romantic to be.

    By Colleen on February 11, 2010 12:11 PM

    My romantic idea would be strolling the streets of Paris on a beautiful summer night stopping to have a leisurely bite to eat and a glass of vino with not a worry in the world!

    By Donna Middleton on February 11, 2010 12:13 PM

    My husband and my dream is to go on an Alaskan Cruise someday. This will be so romantic and exciting.

    By Fadi Elghor on February 11, 2010 4:34 PM

    My destination for a romatic get away would be in Nanaimo Island in BC, rent a Log Cabin on the beach with a Jacuzi Tub, and Cook a nice Pasta dish with a Bottle of wine.

    By Marci Tuttle on February 11, 2010 4:44 PM

    My dream destination would be Oslo Norway.. All year long different season have different beauty.. I would love to be cozied up next to a fire in a old fashioned cottage admiring the local flavor.. during the summer the water and sights are remarkable.. Oslo Norway would be the place that when I visited my heart would smile the ENTIRE visit:)

    By Hope on February 11, 2010 4:45 PM

    The most romantic places I've been with my husband are St. John and Puerto Rico. Now, that we have triplets that just turned 8 on Saturday, it's hard to be able to get away by ourselves anymore. Best Western has so many locations all over the world which makes it easy to plan a great vacation. We like to spend every Summer in Mystic, CT & R.I. and use Best Western as our home base.
    I could definitely go for a warm tropical vacation at this point after having 18 inches of snow yesterday!!

    By Eleonora Jeffreys on February 11, 2010 4:46 PM

    Ireland would be a dream come true for my husband, which in turn would be a dream come true for me, to see how excited he would be. He is very into his Irish heritage & would love to share & experience it with him.

    By Cecile on February 11, 2010 4:48 PM

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    A quiet getaway...that would be the Yukon hands down - beautiful place.

    By Julie on February 11, 2010 4:49 PM

    A trip to Switzerland would be just lovely. Skiing on the swiss alps!

    By Celeste on February 11, 2010 4:51 PM

    I have an idea that I have been wanting to try since I found out that Valentine's Day fell on a long weekend...but doesn't look like it will work out...maybe for my birthday.

    I live in Southern Arizona and have been all over the U.S. but not all over MY state! I want to spend a romantic weekend in Sedona, Arizona. I want to visit the red rocks and ride the special train they have that runs through all that undeveloped land. I want to snuggle and sleep late and relax in the good vibrations of the red rocks and experience the spirituality of that area and leave my stresses behind. I know I would come back recharged for the rat race....

    By David on February 11, 2010 4:58 PM

    Staying overnight in an English Castle BW sharing breakfast in bed with my beautiful Lady (alias my better half) sounds pretty good to me...

    By anna tsirkin on February 11, 2010 5:04 PM

    Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront Resort, San Simeon, California

    I haven't been to that property yet, but we (a family of 2 adults, two kids and our friends, 2+1) booked it for our upcoming California vacation in July.

    It is a nice beach front property, close to so many beautiful places on the Pacific coast between LA and SF- Big Sur, Hurst Castle, seal sanctuary, beaches etc.

    It has very good reviews (picked it based on Tripadvisor's reviews and the price) and many people mentioned that every night (weather permitting) hotel staff lits the fire in a fire pit on the beach...You can seat there - relax, watch the sunset, the stars, listen th the sound of waves...
    Sounds like a very romantic past time to me... I am looking forward to our stay in Best Western Cavalier Oceanfront! And it is also fairly affordable.

    anna

    By Toby B. on February 11, 2010 5:04 PM

    Now, I'm not trying to be naughty here, but it just happens that the tallest totem pole in the world is located in a gorgeous -- albeit remote -- setting, on a beautiful little island called Alert Bay, just off of the northern end of Vancouver Island, B.C. You can dance with the locals in the tribal house, view incredible artifacts at the cultural center, walk the rugged coastline...and of course, take pictures next to the giant pole! One of the least developed, touristy-feeling places in the area; you're really in another world here.

    By Cindy on February 11, 2010 5:17 PM

    The white sandy beaches of Jamaica at an adult only resort is what I think is the most romantic place.

    By Edna H. on February 11, 2010 5:20 PM

    Kauai is the most beautiful island for us. The rainbows as we land, the surfboarders in the bay, the Menohuni of the lake, Hanalei, Puff the Magic Dragon in the dry caves, Ke'e Beach turtles, Kaulalau Trail, coconuts, Jurrassic Park, Bubba's Burgers, jeeps, Gaylords for breakfast, plumeria, Aloha & Maholo--lovers' magic!!

    By andy murray on February 11, 2010 5:26 PM

    Paris it is. The most romantic place on earth. Good food, good wine and my gal by my side. Life would be grand

    By Lynda B on February 11, 2010 5:43 PM

    The most romantic place is our new home, overlooking a fabulous lake and with the mountains and sunset behind it. After a full working life and 40 years of a loving marriage to be in a wonderful home that my husband and I chose every careful detail lovingly and agreeably is a very romatic place to be everyday.

    By Donna on February 11, 2010 5:43 PM

    The River Walk and a riverboat ride in San Antonio, Texas is an extremely romantic setting.

    We will return to visit many times.
    The Alamo is a bonus, transporting you back in time & culture!

    By Liz on February 11, 2010 5:46 PM

    It's not so much where one goes but with whom! A simple get-away weekend to somewhere close with that special someone is enough to put the focus back on the relationship.

    By Ken on February 11, 2010 5:47 PM

    The Island of Love is Hawaii...what a great place to be..

    By just Jill on February 11, 2010 5:48 PM

    I must admit, anywhere my partner is, is the most romantic place. To hide away so no one can find us, but time is precious - and so little - so a suite in the local BW's hotel is definitely a fun and quick getaway!

    By chip on February 11, 2010 5:57 PM

    Cinque Terra, Italy.. I loved Vernazza. but all of the villages are great. Amazing views, food, and wine..

    By Sheri D. on February 11, 2010 6:02 PM

    Ashland, Oregon is one of the most charming and romantic towns around. It has world class theater, amazing restaurants and a quaint main street-- lined with delightful shops of all kinds. Every season is new adventure with skiing on Mt. Ashland, hiking and mountain biking, fishing or rafting on the Rogue river ,or simply strolling through the beautiful town jewel--Lithia Park.

    By bill warren on February 11, 2010 6:04 PM

    Anywhere in the beautiful mountains of Tennessee, especially if it's snowing. Riding the lift up the mountains and perhaps a little skiing. Then, at nightfall, having a beautiful candlelite dinner and sitting by the fireplace snuggling with the one your love.

    By Brad Engborg on February 11, 2010 7:07 PM

    Mountains or beach for us. Both places hold wonder and relaxtion. We like to stay along the Maine coast near the Kennebunks/Oggunquit and also near Killington in the summer.

    By Tara on February 11, 2010 7:07 PM

    Anywhere with my husband could be romantic. He votes for Italy and we have never been I bet we could find some romantic moments to savor even with our teenagers along

    By margaret gauthier on February 11, 2010 7:47 PM

    Venus pool on Maui comes to mind first. Perhaps the sunrise over Haleakala, is the most inspiring to witness with the one you love. Maybe the big island where the lava flows into the ocean. Anywhere you are can be the most romantic place on earth, you just have to make it so.

    By Claudia Smith on February 11, 2010 7:57 PM

    I would love to take my husband to Brazil again (my home country). We were there together once in 2004 for our honeymoon. Because he's had two strokes in the past 3 years, we haven't been able to return.
    Now that he is doing better we are too broke to go anywhere ...
    I am sure he'd enjoy going back to the sunny beaches, great restaurants and all the beautiful places we visited. We constantly watch the video from our trip there and he says he really misses it, specially this one island called Ilha Bela on the coast of Sao Paulo.

    By Wol Przygocki on February 11, 2010 8:10 PM

    CAPE SANTA MARIA, LONG ISLAND, BAHAMAS
    Secluded
    Private
    Crystal Clear water
    Ocean lapping in.
    4 miles of pristine beach
    Dinner in the Gazebo on the beach
    Great food
    Incredible atmosphere

    What else could you ask for in a romantic Getaway.
    Wish I could show you some pictures!!

    By Steven P. Unger on February 11, 2010 8:29 PM

    We just returned from St. Lucia in the West Indies, which James Michener called the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. We rode horses up and down mountains and, wearing only bathing suits, rode up to our waists right into the ocean.

    By Leigh on February 11, 2010 8:56 PM

    I love the best western at Seaside, Or. You can book an ocean front suite with a fireplace and kitchenette. Breakfast in your room overlooking the ocean by a warm fireplace. Ooo la la!!! You can build a fire on the beach at night for roasting marshmellows or making smores. You're within walking distance of many nice restuarants, and the carosel is just down the street to bring out the kid in you. There is a nice promenade for walking during the day and the sunsets are amazing. Two Thumbs up for the best western at Seaside, Or.

    By Judi Glenn on February 11, 2010 9:06 PM

    My favourite place to spend a romatic vacation with my special guy is Tofino, BC on the west coast of Vancouver Island. The beach is spectacular in any weather. All the rooms at the Best Western Tin Wis Resort Lodge have a view of the ocean. From crashing thunderous waves, beautiful summer sunsets and walking hand in hand along miles of sand, it is heaven. I can't wait to return with my love.

    By Kristen Spencer on February 11, 2010 9:20 PM

    3 years ago I fell in love with my soon to be husband on Tybee Island near Savannah GA. We are getting married in July! At the time we lived in the area, but not any more; so that would be my pick for a romantic vacation!

    By Mat B. on February 11, 2010 9:23 PM

    It has to be Gatlinburg Tennessee for a romantic getaway. Right there in the heart of the Smokie Mountains is a very nice Best Western Hotel amid numerous fun attractions, shopping bliss, and natural beauty everywhere.

    By Tonya L on February 11, 2010 9:32 PM

    I would like to go back to Orlando. My husband and I went there on our honeymoon. It is our ten year anniversary this year. We love the sun, sand and the warm weather. We don't get to enjoy great weather and time together as much as we would like.

    By Steve Boggis on February 11, 2010 10:15 PM

    Tofino, British Columbia is a very romantic place.

    The Best Western Tin Wis is right on the beach. You can sit on your balcony and watch the winter storms or walk on the beautiful beaches right outside the door.

    Fine dining by candle light and a great wine list add to the experience.

    On the west coast of Vancouver Island, it is Canada's best kept secret.

    By Lori Hurst on February 11, 2010 10:39 PM

    My favorite place would be lying on the beach in The Mayan Riveria with the white sand and a gentle breeze listening to the waves of the ocean. Of course i would have to be with my favorite man, and of course we would ihave a couple of ice cold beverages. We would lie in the sun the whole. day (trying not to get burnt to a crisp) then take a walk on the beach and watch the sunset. Then go for a marvelous dinner, drink some wine and dance the night away.

    By anita a on February 11, 2010 10:42 PM

    So many choices...but for the Weat Coast it has to be Carmel,CA. There are so many beautiful and scenic places to visit. Any day of the year you can find beauty and romance weather it be spent strolling the shores of Pacific Grove at Lovers Point Park or a cruise down Hwy 1 admiring the breathtaking views the Pacific Coast offers.Romantic dinners at any one of the many wonderful restaurants in the quaint city of Carmel followed up with by one of the most georgeous sunsets you will ever see.If your vision of romance includes a round of golf Pebble Beach offers world class courses or if you prefer a day taking in the beauty of Monterey Bay Aquarium with a choice of wonderful eateries on Cannery Row its all there. Carmel Ca has something for EVERYONE ! Did I mention there are several Best Westerns locations to choose from.My favorite is the Best Western on 5th Ave / Carmel by the Sea - very romantic place and the staff is really terriffic and very tourist friendly!

    By Jennifer on February 12, 2010 3:24 AM

    What could be more romantic than Italy? While Italy has so many romantic destinations, I highly recommend Sicily. So full of history and culture - Ancient Greek to Mafiosi. Sicily has something for everyone. Beautiful beaches, delicious food, romantic little islands, diverse historic architecture and wonderful friendly people. Sicilians live life to the fullest and you will be seduced by even the land itself. What could be more romantic than watching a beautiful sunset over the Mediterranean Sea surrounded by Ancient Greek temples in Agricento? Few vistas anywhere in Europe can match it.

    By Bernice Edwards on February 12, 2010 4:28 AM

    This is easy, anywhere in Italy, love the Amalfi coast,

    By Stacey Wright on February 12, 2010 4:35 AM

    My husband and I have always wanted to go to Hawaii. Our friends went for their honeymoon and it sounds so relaxing, romantic, and beautiful. Especially now in this cold weather it's so great to dream about!

    By Dan Martin on February 12, 2010 4:43 AM

    St. John Island in the Caribbean is the best ever! Stay at the BW in St. Thomas and take day trips to St. John or camp on the Island. Honeymoon beach was a favorite just a walking distance from town.

    By Gayle Murphy on February 12, 2010 5:34 AM

    To me, a hot air balloon trip over the Masai Mara in Kenya is as romantic as it gets.

    By sheila lussier on February 12, 2010 5:35 AM

    I would like to go to New York. In New York City romance is always in the air. There is nothing more romantic than to visit New York City. As a family we went a few summers ago during a camping trip and every one loved it. We didn't see everything because we were on a budget (we camped instead of getting a hotel) but, just walking around and seeing every thing New York has to offer was great. We would love to go back.

    By Sandra Gaffey on February 12, 2010 5:49 AM

    The Cuddle & Bubble - International Inn at Hyannis is a great get away spot. There are several themed rooms with jacuzzis for two. Downtown shops are within walking distance as well as lots of nightlife and great food.

    By Kathy on February 12, 2010 6:09 AM

    It's Pismo Beach for us! We stayed at the Shelter Cove in Pismo Beach. Within 2 minutes we were on the beach and it felt like we were the only ones there.

    By Kathy on February 12, 2010 6:10 AM

    It's Pismo Beach for us! We stayed at the Shelter Cove in Pismo Beach. Within 2 minutes we were on the beach and it felt like we were the only ones there.

    By Paul K on February 12, 2010 6:15 AM


    Some of the most romantic places on earth I believe are the Greek Islands. Once called the cradle of civilation; The main peninsula of Greece extends out into the Mediterranean Sea and is surrouned by a string of beautiful small islands, Corfu, Patral, Mikinos, and of coarse Crete. This is real beauty fit for a Valentines Day excursion. By the way, I'm leaving for Interlaken, Switzerland with my sweetie on Sunday the 14th.

    By Erica Pennycook on February 12, 2010 6:23 AM

    Hawaii!!! We were suppose to go to Hawaii for our 5 year anniversary. Once that rolled around we had a 7 month old baby that was breastfeeding and couldn't leave him with the grandparents for 14 days. So our trip has been bumped until our 10 year anniversary which is this August:)

    By Jerilyn on February 12, 2010 6:54 AM

    Anything Caribbean, especially the US Virgin Islands! The air is consistently warm but not sweltering, the sand is soft and white, the water is truly aqua. I'm not a big water person, but even snorkeling is fun there; there's another whole world beneath the surface. I love being there with my husband!

    By Sheila on February 12, 2010 7:03 AM

    Our dream vacation took place on the California coast. We began our trip in Sonoma Valley. Traveling through the country-side on a motorcycle with just the wind and our backpacks on our back couldn't have been more romantic for us. I love taking photographs and there is no better scenery than that of the northern California coast. Cruising down the coast we landed in San Francisco. We had been there before but this trip would prove to be the most memorable. At the top of Coit Tower overlooking San Francisco Bay my boyfriend proposed to me. I melted right there on the spot. The next day we continued on down the coast through Santa Cruz, Monterey, Big Sur right on into Santa Barbara. I honestly can't think of a more beautiful places. Finishing up our trip in LA made the trip complete with the glistening ocean bouncing off the cliffs of Malibu. I was able to take so many amazing photos and have printed them to display in our new house. This was an amazing way to start out life together. I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to experience the true beauty of the US.

    By Doug M on February 12, 2010 7:07 AM

    One of my favorite places, and one of the most romantic, would be Kauai. The seculded beaches of the Napali Cost is perfect for that 6 pack of beer and a bucket of chicken..(lol) or a wine and cheese picnic. While there we stay at he BW Plantation Hale, great location to explore the island.

    By Lynn Murphy on February 12, 2010 7:31 AM

    We had a most romantic vacation last summer staying in different Best Western Hotels from San Diego up the coast to San Francisco. The scenery was spectacular and varied as we traveled from south to north.
    Every hotel was wonderful and I would love to do the California Coast again next year. I would stay in all the same Best Westerns in San Diego, Newport Beach, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Santa Barbara, Pismo Beach, Monterey Beach and San Francisco.

    By carol on February 12, 2010 7:32 AM

    Would love to go down to the Outer Banks in North Carolina and get a great beach house stocked with seafood delicacies and champagne and put on heavy sweaters and take walks on the beach with my sweetheart.

    By Duane on February 12, 2010 7:45 AM

    For us on a Crise ship in nthe Caribean sitting by the Pool and enjoying each other

    By Jean Bohr on February 12, 2010 8:13 AM

    Try Berlin. Visit the Reichstag and stroll hand in hand down the Kurfürstendamm. Lunch at Max und Moritz on Oranienstraße. Sounds romantic to me!

    By Dave on February 12, 2010 8:22 AM

    Every couple with a romantic bone in their bodies knows how to find romance in the close by, simple, and affordable destinations. But to dream up a romantic get-a-way worthy of submission means the restraints are withdrawn and the imagine unleashed. Let the adventure begin in Venice, with at least two nights to sync with the time zone change. Then board a slow ferry cruising down the Adriatic for two or three sunny days before arriving in Greece. While still on the water, take in at least one island with a sandy beaches right outside our private room. With our land legs back under us, head to Athens for a day of sightseeing before boarding the plane. If the flight just happen to switch planes in Paris, may the layover last long enough to purchase her favorite perfume and stroll along the Seine River hand-in-hand. This romantic get-a-way will provide memories for a life time!

    By Sandy Van on February 12, 2010 8:38 AM

    For us the most romantic spot would be a beach. Right now I'm thinking Hawaii -- Waikiki. We celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary there and our 41st is coming up. It'd be great to celebrate there again. Sitting on the beach, chi chi in hand, watching the sunset -- heaven!

    By Renee on February 12, 2010 9:24 AM

    From California to Ireland. Egypt to Hawaii. New York to Venice. All are perfectly romantic destinations to me. As long as my husband is right there with me.

    By Marilyn and Kirk Fisher on February 12, 2010 9:56 AM

    Our most memorable moment in our thirty-five years of marriage, was our trip to Arizona in 2008. "My Husband's Retirement Trip". We spent 28 days in Arizona (by the way staying at all Best Westerns) with the most memorable romantic moment being at the top of one of the trails in Sabino Cayon looking down into a valley and the silence of peacefulness was the most beautiful experience.

    By Phyllis on February 12, 2010 9:59 AM

    Austin Ridge, Idaho. For those who love the outdoors and being in the middle of a National Forest with no neighbors (human that Is) a weeklong stay in the fire tower 50 feet in the air is a must. Granted there are no amenities such as running water or electricty, but there is a propane stove and lantern and some very comfortable cots. Games and binoculars are provided and if you look to the northeast you can see another fire tower that is 60 feet up and several miles away. There are no window curtains but you can see all the stars and for miles around. Very romantic.

    By Karyn Straman on February 12, 2010 11:01 AM

    For us the destination would be Borrego Dessert Inn. The starlit sky and quiet of the dessert is amazing. I'd bringing our own "heart shaped" steak to BBQ at the Inn. Enjoying a romantic meal with Champagne in front of the fireplace. Everything else will fall into place.

    By Mark on February 12, 2010 11:22 AM

    A weekend getaway to Jasper Alberta.Stay at the Best Western, with romantic wood burning fireplace in your suite. Shopping on main street, Great restaurants. Hike mountain trails to picturesque spots hidden jewels of the Rockies. Ride the gondola to the top of Whistler Mountain, take your love to the top of the world. swim in the sulpher hot pool. Endless romantic hideaways.

    By Theresia on February 12, 2010 12:56 PM

    A weekend date to Sister, Oregon. Skiing at Mt. Bachelor and staying at Sisters BestWestern Ponderosa..ahhh so nice and peaceful!

    By Keith on February 12, 2010 1:01 PM

    The Academy Hotel, CO.
    Walking in downtown, dinner and sleep until noon.
    love is in the air...

    By Donna McTavish on February 12, 2010 1:23 PM

    Golden, BC. Snuggled in the Rockies with snow-capped mountains all around you......a bottle of good wine with your special someone cuddled next to you and gazing out at the majestic beauty and quiet seclusion.

    By Don on February 12, 2010 5:35 PM

    Vancouver, BC. Reasons? Pansies blooming in Stanley Park in February, English Bay beaches, Granville Island, UBC Museum of Anthropology, Chinatown, natural beauty and magnificent scenery, interesting mix of cultures. Wow!

    By Dawn on February 12, 2010 7:50 PM

    My vote for a romantic getaway is getting married to my sweetheart in the walled city of Old Quebec City when the district is decorated for Christmas.

    By Adam Phillips on February 13, 2010 7:02 AM

    My vote for a random getaway is Amsterdam, NL. The decorative lights along the canals makes for great romantic walks, plenty of nightlife and shopping that will please all walks of life, and be able to cater to the hard to please.

    By mitchell roland on February 13, 2010 7:48 AM

    for me its the beach. you can keep the snow but give me a warm summer night on the beach with a loved one listening to the waves come in . it doesnt get any better than that

    By Joan - Santa Rosa, CA on February 13, 2010 10:30 AM

    One of the most beautiful spots in the world is Monterey Bay, California. The Best Western Monterey Bay Resort sits right on the the beach. I mean right on the beach. Our room was about 15 feet from the crashing waves and was a very romantic place to spend my birthday during the Christmas season, alone with my husband.

    By kj on February 13, 2010 12:44 PM

    I like the Casa Laguna Inn at Laguna Beach CA. They pamper you with a wonderful breakfast entree of your choice as well as terrific guest rooms AND they are pet friendly. When I yearn for relaxing and pampering, I always wish I was at Casa Laguna.

    By Paul Speerschneider on February 13, 2010 7:06 PM

    I've wanted to go to Dubai for the last 5 years. I live in Las Vegas & Dubai has been described as "Las Vegas on steroids". It looks like a fascinating city & I would like to see how people live their lives in an exotic & distant part of the world.

    By D. Lee on February 13, 2010 7:17 PM

    I should just say travelling the world. But then, it might be too vague. So I'll have to choose...Aix-en-Provence. We stayed there & it was quaint, cute & unbelievably cool/romantic. Then you can visit the most picturesque village in France, Le Loumarin. From there, you're already in the mood for wine tastings. Your appetite can soon be whetted for some phenomenal French food. See, you can smell it & almost taste it. Ok, just inhale & dream!!

    By Paula Kendrick on February 13, 2010 8:26 PM

    I would have to choose Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia. It is one of my favorite places to visit, and I never seem to have enough to do all of the things there are to do. I love to go in March or April. The Area is beautiful, and one can get any kind of food they desire.

    By Deena R on February 13, 2010 8:27 PM

    We've already booked our romantic destination with Best Western at St. Thomas, USVI. Check it out! We don't mind if you're jealous (hehe)...

    By Charles Somme on February 13, 2010 9:31 PM

    the most romantic place in the world is Paris, France. We have been there many times and would love to spend a week there this summer.
    It is so relaxing, so historic - and of course, so romantic.

    By B. J. Davis on February 14, 2010 1:06 PM

    In Delaware we had almost 3 feet of snow due to two blizzards, first in the last 100 years, so a romantic getaway would be to Bermuda enjoy the sun and pink sand, and celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary.

    BJ

    By Patti W on February 14, 2010 4:49 PM

    I always think of Lake Tahoe when I think of romantic destinations. My husband and I were married there. We didn't tell anyone beforehand and I was already 44 at the time. So I guess we eloped. Our family & friends were sure surprised when we got back. And we even stayed at a Best Western.

    By L.A. Craib on February 15, 2010 3:22 AM

    Our fav place is Boulder Cove, Nova Scotia. Some of the best personal time of our life.

    By C, Bobinski on February 15, 2010 9:17 AM

    Although it is more than 30 years since I was there and I wasn't married at the time, one of the most romantic places that I have ever been to is the Island of Tenerife in the Grand Canary Islands. The beauty that surrounds one everywhere you go is just outstanding and the people there were so welcoming and warm. We stayed in a hotel that was built on a cliff overlooking the ocean giving us an outstanding view and that wonderful sound of the waves was very relaxing.

    By Lucy B on February 15, 2010 1:49 PM

    My romantic vacation pick would be Albuquerque New Mexico. They have a beautiful Airport Inn and Suites. The culture and landscape are beautiful. The weather is always warm and cozy. The hotel has jacuzzis right in some of the rooms. The staff are friendly. We go every year.

    By M.A.S. on February 15, 2010 1:51 PM

    The MOST romantic Best Western location is West Kelowna, British Columbia Canada. From the comfortable beds to the large screen televisions in the rooms to the wonderful pool, the staff is so amazing and the entire hotel is beautiful. As well, you can venture over to the Mission Hill winery (one of many, many wineries in the region) overlooking the beautiful Okanagan Lake and stroll the gorgeous grounds and have a picnic. The West Kelowna Best Western is THE best!

    By Dee-Anne Crozier on February 15, 2010 1:51 PM

    Absolutely to go to Tuscany with my husband would be a lifelong dream come true.

    By Rob on February 15, 2010 1:54 PM

    Combine business with pleasure. Bring your spouse along with you on your next business trip. The Best Western Downtown Suites Calgary Alberta, Canada is a great place to do this. While you work your spouse can shop, go to spa, or take in the city sights. At the end of the day you can jion up together for a romantic dinner at one of the local restaurants and a relaxing evening at the hotel.

    By Robert Olynyk on February 15, 2010 1:56 PM

    I really believe that the quiet life style of Toda Santos in the Baja near Los Cabos would be romantic, staying at Hotel California that was made famous by the Eagles. Thanks

    By Ben on February 15, 2010 1:57 PM

    best place - Portimao, Portugal (In the Algarve)

    By Wes Kohlman on February 15, 2010 2:08 PM

    Hmmmmm..... my idea of a romantic getaway is anyplace with my spouse, none of our kids, or grandchildren, or a parent.
    Just the two of us as it was on the original honeymoon.

    By Carol on February 15, 2010 2:21 PM

    Love is wonderful the second time around, and I want to show beautiful Siesta Key in Sarasota, Florida to my honey, where you can walk to the beach from the Best Western and watch the sun set.

    By Arran Balint on February 15, 2010 2:23 PM

    British Columbia is home for me, a real West Coast girl. I would like to take my husband via float plane to Tofino, BC. There is nothing more beautiful than Whale Watching on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Truly a majestic experience. Yes, it will probably be a little soggy, but we like it that way!

    By Jess on February 15, 2010 2:24 PM

    I've got to go with Comox BC. There's something about the rainforest and ocean that make that place magical.

    By Launa on February 15, 2010 2:26 PM

    Anywhere with just the two of us! Plus warm sun and the sound of the ocean. Maui or California?

    By MJ on February 15, 2010 2:27 PM

    My most romantic getaway would be in Niagara on the Lake area with a highly appointed suite overlooking the water with wine tasting, gourmet meals, spa pampering, boutique shopping and romantic walking paths surrounded by gardens.

    By judy harley on February 15, 2010 2:37 PM

    BW Hotel downtown, music in the streets, open door cafes, french foods, horse drawn buggies, beautiful old churches,, What an appealing atmosphere for any romantic couple.
    BW Hotel downtown, a variety of shops, the latest styles, cafes, excellent food, all within walking distance, What a great girl's weekend!
    Family friendly BW Hotel, walking distance to IMax, Science Centre, restaurants, city horse drawn tours, What a great family get away. Montreal City, Que, Canada

    By Rita on February 15, 2010 2:38 PM

    I never tire of San Francisco. Nothing beats the view of the Golden Gate bridge, daytime or night. In sunshine or rain. The mist hovering around the bridge giving it that romantic, mysterious quality. Plus there's the action at Fisherman's Wharf and the sound of the sea lions. Not to mention, there's a Best Western just a couple of blocks from all the action!

    By marv on February 15, 2010 2:47 PM

    The warm weather of Los Angles. Stay at the BW near the Hollywod Bowl. Taking my girlfriend to see the Eagles in April. What a GREAT TIME !!!!

    By cindy on February 15, 2010 2:51 PM

    The most romantic place that i have been was when i went to canmore and i got a hotel there, its right next to banff alberta. i stayed in a place with a kitchen i made fettichini and we went for a walk to all the cool shops downtown where most are privatley owned. then we went to a dinner and comedy show it was so great, the next day we went to banff to the hot springs.i made a box and in the box as we were leaving i had 100 pieces of paper telling my love why i loved him. it was the best weekend ever

    By Marcia St. Claire on February 15, 2010 2:54 PM

    Paris. Walking by the Seine in the evening drinking in the lights reflected over the water. The colours ripple and change with each passing boat. As the sound of a tour guide fades under a bridge and disappears, I'm left with a sense of wonder in the silence. For me, it's Paris in the late spring and yes, I stay at a BW hotel.

    By leslie on February 15, 2010 3:00 PM

    A romantic getaway for me would be Italy, have never been but sounds so different and cultural. Have never been to Europe and so looking for to it with just me and my husband.

    By Marilyn Sanderman on February 15, 2010 3:08 PM

    Walking along the beach hand in hand in Australia with your loved one would be very special day.

    By Marlene on February 15, 2010 3:20 PM

    Cuba is a very romantic city. All inclusive resorts, very well maintained beaches, walking trails and lots of fun.

    By Jeanne Wagner on February 15, 2010 3:34 PM

    My romantic getaway would have to include going to the Best Western Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Montana. My husband and I have been there many times and have always had a great time. I believe to have a romantic getaway, it is not so much about the place you go to as much as it is about the person you go with!

    By Esther Howard on February 15, 2010 3:39 PM

    Great Ocean Road - in the state of victoria in Australia - view is excellent and a couple can spend the day walking and talking -

    By Al H on February 15, 2010 3:46 PM

    Best Western Westerly hotel in Courtenay Vancouver Island BC Canada.....very nice new rooms, restaurant, louge, and pub on site. Courtenay is a great community with lots of excellent scenerey, restaurants, and shopping.

    By Bob Lane on February 15, 2010 3:52 PM

    Tin Wis Best Western on the west side of Vancouver Island. Great food, good wine, fine staff. Excellent location for hiking, walking and storm watching.

    By Larry on February 15, 2010 4:03 PM

    Pretty hard to beat the Oregon Coast. Views of the Pacific driving along its 300 miles are spectacular. Doesn't matter what the weather is. When it's sunny, it's beautiful; when it it's not sunny (meaning rain), its still beautiful. In fact, motels and B&Bs all along the oregon coast advertise "storm watching" and will notify those inland of bad weather approaching so they can drive out and curl up in front of a roaring fire. Away from the hustle and bustle, and with so many little villages along the coastline, there are few places as romantic.

    By Anne Doyle on February 15, 2010 4:09 PM

    My romantic destination idea would be a sunset on a secluded beach in the Carribean, in Anguilla... I have always wanted to go there! I think it would eb the most romantic place in the world to watch a sunset...

    By Dora Macina on February 15, 2010 4:11 PM

    To me, nothing would be more romantic than a gondola ride with the one you love in Venice, Italy.

    By James McCorpin on February 15, 2010 4:12 PM

    My favorite spot in the World was when my new wife & I stoon on a cliff in Monterey, California , with zoom binoculars & watched the seals birthing. Lifetime memory

    By Becky Hunter on February 15, 2010 4:20 PM

    WE went to the Best Western In Bellingham WA for son`s graduation from college. We had only been together a short time but they have a wonderful service where a limo picks you up with a bottle of bubbly.... they take you to dinner and then bring you back to hotel. Then.... in the am they will serve you breakfast in your room!! It was the perfect weekend for me and my husband

    By Joseph Shore-Goss on February 15, 2010 4:27 PM

    For me it would be winter in Anchorage. A nightly chance to see the northern lights, experience Eagle falls in their natural frozen beuty. To see the city all dressed in white lights and of course to cuddle up under the cold winter night in a hot tub out under the clear northern sky!

    By Diane Bunton on February 15, 2010 4:31 PM

    The Best Western in Santa Maria was always a great place for us to enjoy snuggling in the jacuzzi followed by a refreshing swim in the pool. It really kicked off our vacation! There are also lots of romantic drives along the coast near there.

    By Brad DeLong on February 15, 2010 4:32 PM

    My wife and I sharing a fresh pinneapple and a bottle of wine on Hawaii's north shore watching the sunset during big wave season. how could it get any better than that. Absolutley the best place on earth friendly people perfect weather.

    By Rachel VanderVeen on February 15, 2010 4:37 PM

    I love the beaches on Anne Marie Island. The dolphins and manatee. What a perfect vacation!

    By Jean-Paul on February 15, 2010 4:38 PM

    My ideal location for a romantic destination is Switzerland with it's breath taking scenery and beauty.

    By Cynthia Platz on February 15, 2010 4:38 PM

    The Florida Keys with sunsets and great waters. Get a balcony to enjoy your morning coffee and evening cocktails. Then take a moonlight swim.

    By Brigitte Marsden on February 15, 2010 4:38 PM

    The most romantic place in the world for me would have to be Montserratt in Spain, where I met my husband. We were on an excursion to the village and its ancient monastery perched on a picturesque mountainside in the Catalonia region, with amazing scenery and views. When I had an attack of vertigo my husband-to-be came to my rescue. We were married 5 months later and returned to the same spot a few years later to commemorate that special day.

    By John Gray on February 15, 2010 4:39 PM

    It is very romantic to be in Gatlinburg, TN in the Fall and Winter seasons. In the Fall the mountains are aglow with color. In the Winter the mountains are covered with snow.

    By Nikki Rafferty on February 15, 2010 4:41 PM

    A dream romantic weekend would be in the Pocono Mountains.
    A Best Western and in hot tub watching the snow falling and of course a horse drawn sleigh ride would be ultimate.

    By mary m on February 15, 2010 4:42 PM

    We're off to the Best Western at Fort Bragg, just a stone's throw from the stunning Mendocino coast. There we'll spend the days strolling on the beaches, admiring the windswept views, eating at great restaurants and gallery hopping. The weather is always perfect around Presidents' Day (Thanks Abe and George). I can't think of a better mini-vacation.

    By Heidi Diaz on February 15, 2010 4:42 PM

    I would love to go to any Best Western in Tasmania. I would love to take my husband and show him where I grew up. We have not left Calgary since we got married.

    By Megan Vankerrebroeck on February 15, 2010 4:43 PM

    Emerald Lake Lodge, Field, British Columbia is my favorite as my husband and I were married there 18 months ago.

    By dave razniewski on February 15, 2010 4:43 PM

    Autumn in yosemit with the leaves changing colors and hopefully a big full moon shining down on the scenery.

    By Debrika Davis on February 15, 2010 4:54 PM

    A midnight hike in Denali National Forest June 21st when it's still light at night. Done it before and would love to do it again. Awesomely beautiful there.

    By betsy on February 15, 2010 4:55 PM

    San Simeon, CA at the Best Western on the beach. Sitting out there at night by the fire pit and listening to nothing but the surf. Peace and tranquility

    By Rachael C on February 15, 2010 4:58 PM

    The Loire Valley in France with its fairytale castles, and fragrant vineyards is my most romantic travel destination. The blooming vines in spring make a spectacular backdrop for a romantic trip through some of France's most historical and beautiful historic chateaus. C'est magnifique!

    By Tom Conway on February 15, 2010 5:00 PM

    A romantic getaway to lovely Appalachicola, Florida can't be beat.

    By John on February 15, 2010 5:00 PM

    St. Lucia or Hawaii - both are exotic, sunny, and somewhere we could spend time together.

    By Thant Aung on February 15, 2010 5:04 PM

    Ko Phi Phi Beach, Thailand. My girlfriend and I have been talking about traveling there for a while now. The photos my friends (who visited there 2/3 months ago) took looked so amazing. My girlfriend & I plan to go there very soon!

    By Sherry Riffle on February 15, 2010 5:07 PM

    As long as my husband and I are together and we have a warm tropical breeze , soft white sand, the soothing sound of waves crashing while enjoying a fruity, ice cold drink topped with a cleverly designed piece of fruit and a fancy straw as adornment...This is our dream romantic destination! Our room would be a ridiculously, expensive, oversized private suite with a huge open opening overlooking the refreshing, azure waters. We would be provided beautiful, lightweight ,silk, oversized robes that we would leave on 24 hours a day to accomodate the soothing, aromatic,complimentary messages that we receive every morning before breakfast and night before bed . Our night time message would be together outside on our private lanai under the stars. After the messages both morning and night, a wonderful a assortment of native foods would be served to fulfill our wishes of never leaving our room except to partake of the warm, salty, tropical waters. Yes..this place could be anywhere but as long as I am with my husband... it will be the most romantic getaway ever.

    By Joanne Kuusela on February 15, 2010 5:08 PM

    Jasper, Alberta- sitting on the patio, relaxing and looking at the beautiful mountains is absolutely breathtaking and romantic.

    By Michael on February 15, 2010 5:16 PM


    My first thought is a cruise ship holiday, and if BW ever invests in one, that is what I will be saving my points for. Realistically though I think about the Best Western Beachfront Inn in Brookings/Harbor Oregon. Off and away from the main road, so very quiet, and on it's own stretch of beach. All rooms face the beach and sunset with backdoor access to beach from ground floor rooms. Nice jaccuzzi with beach sunset view, nice restaurant accross the street, and easy walk to other shops, bars and restaurants.

    By marylynn Adams on February 15, 2010 5:17 PM

    We live in paradise, San Diego Calif. However Coronado, just across the bay from us is like another world. Beautiful beach the Hotel Del . the silver strand and a great Best western and a wonderful ferry that goes back and forth between our downtown pier. I have a birthday coming up and would really lover to use the gift card for a two day stay at the Best Western on Coronado Island.You can see the San Diego Skyline at night a beautiful sight.xtwmx6 That would be so much fun ;as well as very romantic.

    By Richard Weissman on February 15, 2010 5:23 PM

    February 15th 5:20PM

    For us Santa Barbara is the perfect destination. The combinaton of big-city sophistication and small town charm is highlighted by the beautiful beach, attractive shops and a wonderful Mexican restaurant. El Superico is shaped like an old airplane hangarm literally hidden in an off-beat section of town.
    Sometimes the best food is housed in the least pretentious environment.

    By Barbara Schutz on February 15, 2010 5:26 PM

    My perfect romantic place is sunset at Poipu Beach on Kauai, Hawaii.....of course with my wonderful husband of 45 years.

    By ALAN HEPLER on February 15, 2010 5:27 PM

    I know that you have a wonderful location in the suberbs of Athens, Greece. It would be an ideal place to use as the hub to lauch many adventures, whether local museums and the Acropolis, to day trips to the Corith Canal and Cape Sunioun. In fact, the tour buses pick you up at the doorstep in Old Faleron. Later, there are the Greek islands and the beauty of not only nature, but the people who make the total experience a must for any traveler. Before leaving, again a few days in Athens to get some shopping done and home again to the USA.

    By Stewart on February 15, 2010 5:35 PM

    Our favorite romantic vacation is the Best Western in Myrtle Beach, SC. Ocean-front room, of course. After a great breakfast, golf and shopping then sitting on the balcony watching the waves come in and going out for a delicious seafood meal.

    By David Gourd on February 15, 2010 5:38 PM

    I would love to take my wife to Eureka Springs, Arkansas. We love the beautiful scenery, shopping, and great places to eat. We would love to have a room with a jacuzzi, bottle of wine, and romantic candlelight.

    By Mike Applebay on February 15, 2010 5:41 PM

    Whistling Jacks on the Naches River,,,Honeymoon suite w/ private Jacuzzi
    Great dinners,,,nice price

    By Linda on February 15, 2010 5:41 PM

    On the way to Mt. Adams in Washington State is a development with beautiful wooden cabins called SERENITY. The manager will bring you down a steak dinner and flowers if you ask but what you won't find is a computer, phone, TV, etc. The lack of high tech and electronic noise is WONDERFUL and the scenery is beautiful.

    By Don on February 15, 2010 5:42 PM

    The great smoky mountains in the winter. There are several Best Western rooms with a view of the snow capped mountains. Snuggle up with your soul mate and get lost in your thoughts. just relax, and enjoy.

    By Fred on February 15, 2010 5:43 PM

    We live on the beach in Florida, but for my and my girl it will be Kauai, HI. as we will be travelling there in 2 months to do the Elvis Blue Hawaii wedding. On the way back we are stopping in LA and will be staying at a BW on Sunset Blvd. How cool is that? Realistcally, any where I am with my girl, is paradise. :)

    By Kat on February 15, 2010 5:44 PM

    I have travelled to many destinations, but have yet to visit the South Pacific. A most romantic getaway would be boarding the Tui Tai in Fiji and exploring this watery paradise, punctuated by luscious food and daily adventures while sailing around this ultra-friendly island nation.

    By coleen swan on February 15, 2010 5:44 PM

    Our most romantic place in the world is Honolulu, Hawaii. The palm trees swaying in the trade winds, the ocean waves on Waikiki Beach, the aroma of the hibiscus flowers along with the Hawaiian music in the distance, no one could ask for anything more.

    By Juanita Nickols on February 15, 2010 5:49 PM

    One of my favorite Best Western hotels is on Galveston Island, in Texas. I've visited there many times with my husband, and I love the sound of the ocean and the wind in my face. It is so wonderful to walk with him along the seawall, or to walk in the sand by the beach, looking for shells. The air smells so wonderful and clean. One of the best things is that it does not take too long to get there. In not much time, we can be somewhere completely different, and feel a million miles away from everyday life and the fast pace of parenthood and responsibility. Since the hurricane hit Galveston, I have wondered if my hotel were still there. My husband and I would so love to return there and just relax. Relaxation and freedom from our everyday lives is one of the most romantic things I could possibly imagine.

    By Silvia on February 15, 2010 5:50 PM

    Venice in the early spring or latish fall, near a small canal, vaporetto trips and walking, walking through the bridges and squares everywhere.

    By Juanita Nickols on February 15, 2010 5:50 PM

    One of my favorite Best Western hotels is on Galveston Island, in Texas. I've visited there many times with my husband, and I love the sound of the ocean and the wind in my face. It is so wonderful to walk with him along the seawall, or to walk in the sand by the beach, looking for shells. The air smells so wonderful and clean. One of the best things is that it does not take too long to get there. In not much time, we can be somewhere completely different, and feel a million miles away from everyday life and the fast pace of parenthood and responsibility. Since the hurricane hit Galveston, I have wondered if my hotel were still there. My husband and I would so love to return there and just relax. Relaxation and freedom from our everyday lives is one of the most romantic things I could possibly imagine.

    By doron Tenne on February 15, 2010 5:51 PM

    for us is san francisco

    By Katie on February 15, 2010 5:53 PM

    An Alaskan cruise in the spring for us. It's something that we've always talked about, dreamed of doing, and never got there. How sweet it would be.

    By Jerry on February 15, 2010 5:56 PM

    One of our favorite destinations is Kauai, Hawaii. The beaches were not crowded, we could drive wherever we wanted to go, there were lots of adventures and places to explore. On top of it all, it was very romantic.

    By Joseph Probst on February 15, 2010 5:58 PM

    This May the most romantic place in the world will be Newtown, CT. Newtown will host the International Nutcracker Convention. My wife and I will be joined by about 36 other nutcracker collectors from several countries. My wife, good friends and lots of antique nutcrackers. What could be more romantic? We would rather be in Newtown, CT in May than Hawaii, Paris or Rome.

    By Rebecca on February 15, 2010 5:58 PM

    In December, my husband and I planned a weekend to Best Western at Chincoteague Island, Va. It was the perfect time to go to visit the ponies of Assateague island without the crowds! We spent the weekend exploring the island, looking for shells on the beach, and enjoying the local cuisine. Best of all we spent a few days just being with each other celebrating both of our birthdays and remembering why we fell in lov e!

    By Seretta Smallridge on February 15, 2010 6:04 PM

    To reconnect, to slow the pace down, and remember why we are a couple, the best place is Eureka Springs Arkansas. The days can be slow, restful, romantic , or busy, fun times seeing the sites. Nights are what you make them..But this place always brings the love back up to the fore front of our life and helps us remember why we have been married for 40 years this summer...

    By Michelle on February 15, 2010 6:07 PM

    I would love to spend some romantic time with my husband in the homeland of my ancestors. Ireland would be the perfect place for us to get to know even more about each other. We have been together for almost 7 years & still have a lot to learn.

    By Jackie on February 15, 2010 6:15 PM

    We like the Best Western in Page, Arizona. It overlooks Lake Powell and the south rim of the Grand Canyon. Its very beautiful at sunrise and sunset. Especially if you have a room with a balcony and can feel the nice evening breeze. You can sit out on the patio with a box of wine on the plastic patio furniture and enjoy the evening. LOL.

    By Rick C on February 15, 2010 6:20 PM

    My wife has always wanted to go to Hawaii--and I can't think of a better romantic getaway than that! Beautiful beaches, warm breezes and well, a little golf thrown in......that would be wonderful.

    By Cassandra Evans on February 15, 2010 6:22 PM

    My romantic spot is staying at a cabin,in the winter with a fire place.And a bottle of wine or champale.No phones no computer just you and your friend.Just enjoying each others company.
    P.S NO KIDS

    By Gary on February 15, 2010 6:28 PM

    Nootka island off the west coast of central Vancouver Island in British Columbia Canada is reachd by sea plane. After following the whales at a few hundred feet over the water, the plane drops intoa tiny lagoon in the middle of the island. A jump onto the beach and a short walk thorugh pristine forest (smell the damp cedar boughs) and a splash up the creek a few meters with your backpack on leads to a wide beach area covered in wolf and bear tracks. The waves are enormours, and sound like a train coming by but ultimately disappearing as you relax and enjoy the sunset. Putting up a tent and cooking over a campfire into the evening, a a walk up the beach and climbing up the ocean rocks, sharing conversation about the whales spouting in the distance all add up to an amazing end to the evening.
    Sitting in the tent together watching the flickering moonlight on the crashing waves would top it off zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

    By John Macikowski on February 15, 2010 6:29 PM

    "One Happy Island"_ Aruba
    Beautiful long streches of beaches
    Great night life
    Ah Casinos
    And best of all my bff of 51 years beside me

    By marden on February 15, 2010 6:33 PM

    A mokoro ride through the waterways of the Okavango Delta, in Botswana, surrounded by waterlilies and papyrus. The sounds and sights of wildlife and then the beauty of an African sunset from the veranda of the safari lodge.

    By Sandy Y on February 15, 2010 6:34 PM

    We're happy for any long weekend get-a-way just to shake it up and renew the perspective on everyday life.
    Kansas City is a regional favorite, the KC music, lunch at the Savoy, dinner in Westport. Lots to do in Mid-America, for longer stays
    though always willing to head to either coast, North or South, East or West, Best Western is usually there.

    By Michael Faciana on February 15, 2010 6:37 PM

    I would deffinitly revist Maui. While staying at the Best Western Pioneer my sweetheart I would covert this special place on earth. We would go for long walks on the the beaches, do some snorkling, play some golf and just soak in the this treasure of mother nature in all of its glory

    By Charlene W on February 15, 2010 6:38 PM

    For me any spot close to a nice beach would be very romantic for long strolls along the beach under the moonlight. If there is a Best Western close by to stay in that is as nice as the new one in Orangeville, Ontario, Canada - all the better. The rooms at this Best Western are very nice with their kitchen ammenities and their very nice fireplace to enjoy a glass of wine by with your sweetie.

    By Chris Aden on February 15, 2010 6:43 PM

    ST. CROIX USVI Simply Awesome!!!
    A little bit of heaven on earth!!! Every one should see it.

    By Myra Ann James on February 15, 2010 6:51 PM

    I would love to take my husband of 28 years to see the ocean either along the east coast or the Gulf as he has never traveled much or seen the ocean. He married me when my daughter was 13 and still managed to stick with me through difficult teen age years. He is a loving husband and stepfather and the greatest grandpa.

    By valerie jacks on February 15, 2010 6:52 PM

    Rapid City, SD. This is where my high school sweetheart and I reconnected after almost 20 years. We had a pre-honeymoon there. We spent a week reconnecting with each other with no worries of kids, work, etc. It was a wonderful week and whenever I feel stressed out I just close my eyes and picture different things we saw and did during that week. I would love to go back and spend another week.

    By Elizabeth Murphy on February 15, 2010 6:59 PM

    Holding Tom's hand in San Francisco. Finally -- after 31 years of wishing to.

    By Rick Holcomb on February 15, 2010 7:01 PM

    Floating over the rain forest canopy in Costa Rica with that special someone
    Take a moonlight walk on a Pacific Ocean beach after dining on a veranda looking out over the Pacific - not much better than that!

    By Noemi Rios on February 15, 2010 7:01 PM

    Love is always in the air when I'm with my wonderful husband. So I must say that my idea of a romantic destination would definitely be any place in the world as long as I have my strong and handsome companion by my side.

    By Johnny Joe Bob on February 15, 2010 7:15 PM

    Obviously, it's the San Juan Islands, WA. With ferry service many islands are at hand as is British Colunbia. What wine, what shopping, what gorgeous views, what romantic partner could not find this location ideal?

    By Barbara Burton on February 15, 2010 7:17 PM


    What I have always wanted to do with my honey is go to the Little River Inn in Mendocito, Calif. The Inn is beautiful with wonderful views of the ocean. There are walking paths by the coast and many great sites to visit. I have never been there but driving by it looks like a wonderful place to stay. One of my dreams. . . .

    By K. Tran on February 15, 2010 7:24 PM

    Our favorite romantic place is Rockaway Beach in Oregon. Everyone goes to Lincoln City and its always crowded. We went on a little road trip up north and came across this sweet little town. Its so quiet, secluded, and we found a perfect little not so crowded place to stay with a kitchen, and it makes the best place to stay. Even if its a romantic weekend for hubby and I or a weekend with the whole family, its the perfect getaway.

    By Madeline on February 15, 2010 7:29 PM

    My husband, son and I all learned how to snowboard when he wa six (not bad for over 50!) Now we can finally make it down the slopes without beating ourselves silly! But with not much snow in the Pacific NW cascades this year, I dream of surprising them with the short 2 hour flight to Salt Lake City, where we could experience the best in Utah powder....I hear the BW in Park City is awesome. Someday... we'll do it before he graduates--better hurry!

    By B Holmes on February 15, 2010 7:30 PM

    Best romantic destination is the Sydney Park Hyatt looking out over the Opera House and the harbour.

    By L Holmes on February 15, 2010 7:32 PM

    Dinner in the Australian outback with a few hundred of your closest friends!

    By Rich on February 15, 2010 7:34 PM

    In Danville, Pennsylvania right off Route 80, there is a refreshingly diminutive Best Western, standing all of two stories. The hotel is surrounded by a multitude of places to enjoy superb comfort food. And although rural, the town sports many quaint shops and stops, and people as friendly as anywhere you'd likely go.

    To top off your getaway, don't miss the breakfast buffet at the Best Western; it will get you going on your way in grand style, with a spark in your step. Try it, you will enjoy the pace, and the peace!

    By Judi and Terry B. on February 15, 2010 7:40 PM

    Our favorite place is Redondo Beach. We really enjoy the Best Western Sunrise at the Marina . We discovered it when our son was stationed at Los Angeles AFB and had an apartment nearby, We used it as a base for a family reunion several years later, when we all went to Disneyland and enjoyed Redondo and Hermosa Beach activities. As for romantic, it was our gateway to our 35th anniversary with the final destination in Tahiti, and our 40th anniversary which we celebrated in Australia. Both times we also spent a day or two here on our way back to Texas. A great place to cushion the end of a long trip. Also good for whale watching, a treat we unexpectedly got while walking on the pier at Hermosa in January 2010.

    By Jonathan Levy on February 15, 2010 7:43 PM

    Best Western Americana in the heart of downtown San Francisco can transport you back 50 years on a foggy night. You'd swear that sam Spade is just around the corner.

    By Greg on February 15, 2010 7:45 PM

    For Sure Maui, vacationed there once before and the memories are truly magical!

    By Deborah j Purvis on February 15, 2010 7:47 PM

    AHH! Port Townsend, WA, is the most romantic spot! The place where the movie "An Officer and A Gentleman" starring Richard Gere was made! A place made for romance with the quiaint downtown area and the seals on the beach at nearby Fort Warden!

    By Dave on February 15, 2010 7:49 PM

    Gotta be Seattle, my wife and I went there to board a ship for an Alaskan cruise and fell in Love all over again and with the city. That city has got to be the most beautiful west coast destination on the map. Beats SF, SD, and any other west coast city.

    By Maria Virkutis on February 15, 2010 7:50 PM

    To me the best ROMANTIC DESTINATION, could be anywhere. i have the most loving partner that one could want. He became a father figure to my two sons from my first marriage in every way. We then decided to extend the family and son number 3 came, this little red head has given us a run for our money. He has had medical problems and is always needing all of my time.

    so if I could get away, I would love to go somewhere where the two older boys could be with during the day , and the hubby and I could have a romantic evening .

    A romantic destination can be anywhere, it is what you make of it and your time. You only live once.

    BEST WESTERN DOES HAVE GREAT POOLS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    By Lydia Brown on February 15, 2010 7:51 PM

    I think a most romantic getaway would be to go to San Francisco, and walk to streets till We find some small restaurant, and enjoy a fine meal, with some good wine.
    One of the days would be to go visit the Napa Valley for some wine tastings, and of course a fine meal with some of Napa's finest wines.

    By Diana Lee Hirschi on February 15, 2010 7:56 PM

    I would love to take my husband on a romantic trip to Bali. We ride a motorcycle all the way from Kuta Beach to Mas. A visit to a local production of a barang dance followed by dinner in an open air restaurant would cap off a thrilling day.

    By Joan Bronson on February 15, 2010 8:00 PM

    SUN VALLEY, IDAHO!

    By Deb Plumb on February 15, 2010 8:01 PM

    Monterey, California~~There's a Best Western right on the beach there.Great restaurant on the top floor and good prices! The Big Sur Coast is beautiful!!

    By Janet P on February 15, 2010 8:02 PM

    We love the Adirondacks, where in the summer you can hike and canoe on charming little lakes, or even bigger ones, like Lake George. There are historical sites to visit, and out of the way restaurants, bakeries and woodcraft shops. Just the two of us having a well-earned vacation together -- that would be romantic!

    By Hygi Waetermans on February 15, 2010 8:05 PM

    Kauai, Hawaii - that's where we got engaged.

    By Melissa on February 15, 2010 8:08 PM

    The most wonderful trip you can ever take is to the Island of Sicily. Me and my boyfriend visited Sicily for two weeks, and drove ourselves around the entire Island. Luckily, there are Best Westerns in almost every city in Sicily, and we were able to use Best Western Travel cards for all the hotels we stayed at.

    It was the most romantic and beautiful place to be in.

    Sicily is such a diverse place. You can drive from one side to the other and you will find something totally different in each place. In Taormina, the most beautiful mountainside city, you can sip lattes on the pebble beach with crystal waters looking out at Isola Bella, the "Pearl of the Ionian Sea". Near Catania, you can visit the the largest active Volcano in Europe, Mount Etna. It was the most breathtaking and terrifying experience for us. In Agrigento, we visited the "Valley of Temples", a UNESCO World Heritage site, which truly is one of the most extraordinary examples of Greater Greek architecture we've ever seen. We then sat on our balcony of the BW Hotel Kaos nearby, and looked out into the beautiful blue Mediterranean Sea while the sun set. In Palermo, a city steeped in so much history, the amount of things to see was overwhelming; churches, opera houses, palaces, museums, the list goes on. There was not a single place in Sicily that we didn't adore; and I didn't even mention the food....to die for.

    I fell in love with Sicily and fell in love with my boyfriend all over again.

    By Bob Finch on February 15, 2010 8:09 PM

    The little village of Cinque Terre on the northern coast of Italy is beautiful. The colorful pastel buildings cling to the rocky coast line with narrow winding streets, an enclosed harbor with a beach, lovely cafes, and plenty of places to stroll and explore.

    By James Browne on February 15, 2010 8:12 PM

    Three years ago in February, I took my wife (then girlfriend), son and a few select family members and friends to Tofino, British Columbia, where we were officially married on the beach in a warm spring rain. I hope to go back next year for our fourth anniversary to celebrate my two greatest achievements........my wife and my son!

    By Rose B Brown on February 15, 2010 8:14 PM

    Would love to travel along the western coast of the US. Any route a Best Western would take us would be fine. We always enjoy our travels and could see our children and grandchildren

    By mary beth on February 15, 2010 8:28 PM

    the place I would like to go is the blue mt. in Australia, It like the grand canyon here, but with tree and a river at the bottom of it, so beautiful- quite and peaceful. would love to go back there

    By Angela on February 15, 2010 8:31 PM

    Saw pictures of Rodney Bay, St. Lucia today. That's my husband's name and it was so beautiful it seemed it was the perfect match.

    By Mary Durand on February 15, 2010 8:33 PM

    The east coast of Vancouver Island has all one would need- quaint stores, quiet walks, a Best western, etc.

    By Blanca Berrey on February 15, 2010 8:47 PM

    Our honeymoon in Italy always brings back great romantic memories....Venice is for couples! We have been married for 11 years and our dream is to go to Alaska one day....we hear is is spectacular!

    By richard mchugh on February 15, 2010 9:11 PM

    our time at grand cascades in new jersey is our romantic memory. irene loves it so.

    By Albert Quick on February 15, 2010 10:04 PM

    The most romantic place on earth is the Oregon coast during a storm. A room on the beach, with a fireplace is great for young or older lovers. My wife and I do this quite often.................................

    By Latasha Wilson on February 15, 2010 11:36 PM

    My romantic place I would like to go is to Hawaii. I will like to go out and enjoy a quiet romantic dinner with my husband. I will like to enjoy a night on the town without anyone with us. I will like for this to be a honeymoon for us we just got married.

    By Jessica on February 15, 2010 11:45 PM

    Anytime in winter, a cozy log cabin in Whistler, BC. Days filled with skiing or snowboarding. followed by evenings cuddled up with your honey in front a warm fireplace sipping hot cocoa or enjoying a romantic Merlot. Maybe sharing a bath in one of the jacuzzi tubs to relax after a active day. Waking up to a beautiful white wonderland. Having breakfast in a secluded corner of the lodge overlooking the white mountain.

    By eileen smith on February 15, 2010 11:47 PM

    I was born in Scotland so a romantic destination for me would be St.Andrews Scotland.I'd love to walk the Old Course again 20 years later.

    By Sheryl Beckwith on February 15, 2010 11:54 PM

    San Antonio would be a very romantic place to stay. there is lots to do and what is more romantic than a stroll down the river walk holding hands with the one you love

    By MICHELLE HARRIS-SHIELDS on February 15, 2010 11:55 PM

    MY HUSBAND KENNY AND I LOVE TO SPEND A WEEKEND IN GATLINBURG, TENNESSEE. YOU CAN RENT A BEAUTIFUL CABIN FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND-UP IN THE MOUNTAINS-FOR $250. THEY HAVE AWESOME HOTTUBS, MAJESTIC VIEWS, AND THE PRIVACY AND QUIET THAT WE ENJOY. IT IS OUR FAVORITE ROMANTIC GETAWAY PLACE.

    By Judy Cass on February 16, 2010 12:00 AM

    The best place in the world for romance is Paris, the City of Romance and Light. The Best Western Paris Louvre Opera is perfect ~ croissants and cafe au lait for breakfast, a stroll through the Palace gardens, the Louvre and Musee D'Orsay in the afternoon, a romantic dinner on the Champs-Elysees, a boat cruise down the Seine and lights from the Eiffel Tower. Priceless.

    By rW on February 16, 2010 12:57 AM

    Santorini Greece. The air, the sun, the water and the food.......on the cliff side homes of Oia

    By Gerold Brotzman on February 16, 2010 2:50 AM

    Williamsburg, Va. is a nice place to visit. I like the slow pace of the town and their are a lot of things to see.

    By Madeline on February 16, 2010 2:52 AM

    We went to Kuaui a few years into our marriage and loved it. The warm weather, the scenery, the flowers, the seclusion. It will always remind me of the beginning of our love.

    By Mike Lowry on February 16, 2010 3:50 AM

    The perfect romantic get away is a nice Best Western Motel or Hotel with a balcony and a beautiful view from which my bride of 30 plus years and I can hold hands, sip our glasses of wine, and enjoy the quiet of no traffic, no TV, no cell phones, no computers, and can whisper I love her and her having no problem hearing me over the birds and gentle breezes.

    By William Hauck on February 16, 2010 4:20 AM

    Any vacation is great, this year it's the Northeast on a driving tour.

    By Donald Landry on February 16, 2010 4:55 AM

    For me, anywhere in the world as long as my wife is with me... all though we both esp. enjoy beautiful beaches and clear warm water! Anywhere South of Florida!

    By Shirley Woodhead on February 16, 2010 5:14 AM

    Book the 5 day carnival cruise out of Long beach Ca. Arrive the day before and stay the night on the historic Queen Mary. Maybe even stay in Sir Winston Churchill's room. Next day they will walk your luggage over to your ship next door. Your cruise takes you to Catalina Island, and Ensenada Mexico. When you arrive back have Best Western pick you up and stay there to enjoy the fun things to do in Long beach. The beach is fun.

    By Cheryl Rousselle on February 16, 2010 5:30 AM

    The man I love my imagination and a beach in the South Pacific. That is all I need for a romantic getaway. P.S My golf clubs

    By stephanie on February 16, 2010 5:32 AM

    For me a perfect romantic getaway is the Best western River North in Chicago!!!!

    By Rich on February 16, 2010 5:53 AM

    To me a romantic get-a-way would be in snow country a place like Vermont with new fallen snow and a romantic horse drawn sleigh ride all bundled up with my wife and enjoying the snow but most of all the alone time with the woman I love.

    By Lawson Tremellen on February 16, 2010 6:25 AM

    Niagara Falls, Canada, has to be the most romantic place in North America. Even Marilyn Monroe in her famous movie believed that she was in the most romantic spot she had ever seen. In all seasons Niagara Falls offers romance, from the Falls themselves to the many different hotels that offer every conceiveable room type and cost to fast food and world class restaurants. Niagara Falls has it all for whatever anyone thinks is romance to them. The seasons change and so does Niagara Falls from the ice encrusted winter scenes to the exciting fireworks especially on July 1st and July 4th. Three casinos in the area offer fun, high quality shows and celebrities and even a chance to win some money. Niagara Falls has it all for any romantic.

    By JODI HALL on February 16, 2010 6:34 AM

    A TASTEFULLY DECORATED BEST WESTERN LOCATED ON A CARIBBEAN BEACH. SECOND FLOOR WITH BALCONY OVERLOOKING THE OCEAN SO WE CAN EXPERIENCE THE SIGHTS, SOUNDS AND FRAGARANCE OF THE BIRDS AND OCEAN BREEZE.

    A MASSEUSE THAT COMES TO THE ROOM, SETTING UP THE TABLE ON THE BALCONY SO THAT MY HARDWORKING HUSBAND CAN RELAX AND UNWIND.

    AN OPULENT DINNER AT THE HOTEL RESTAURANT ENJOYING THE LOCAL CATCH AND HARVEST. THEN A WALK ALONG THE BEACH AT SUNSET.

    By Anna S. on February 16, 2010 6:40 AM

    Most people think of a romantic place as laying on a warm beach somewhere but my husband and I are mountain people; and we would prefer a mountainside villa with a fireplace, a hot tub, a bottle of wine, some comfort food and a hint of background music to while away the evening. Outside activities would include hiking, 4 wheeling or Jeep exploration. The higher the mountain the better. This could be in Colorado, Washington State, Oregon,Vermont, Maine, or even Sedona, AZ or another state as long as it is a mountain side villa.

    By Susan on February 16, 2010 6:55 AM

    Hawaii, hopefully Maui next time, with my wonderful husband!

    By Jane on February 16, 2010 7:07 AM

    The most beautiful and romantic place in Canda is at Tofino, on the West coast of Vancouver Island. It has rugged shore, beautiful ocean, an unbelievable view, and all the whale watching you could want. Quiet nights curled up with a fire and wine and the sound of the waves beating on the rocks.

    By Ivan Couture on February 16, 2010 7:10 AM

    A week-end to Ottawa, the national capital of Canada. Skating on canal Rideau in winter or cruising on Ottawa river aboard the amphibian bus in summer time. Shopping at marché-By, going to the different museums, and getting an excellent seafood dinner with entertainment at the Ferme-Rouge in Masson (Québec).

    By Jason on February 16, 2010 7:15 AM

    My work is very demanding. I travel often for work and my blackberry is ringing constantly - even on the weekends. The most romantic vacation for me would be a private cabin in the mountains of Canada - with no cell signal! My wife and I do mini-vacations over weekends at least one time every month, however we never get to enjoy each other's company as I am on the phone or replying to emails constantly. A secluded cabin with a view is the perfect way to recharge and relax!

    By stac on February 16, 2010 7:17 AM

    MY destination would be Key west.My husband and i were married in 1991 and were very young.We had dreamed of a honeymoon in Key West or Hawaii,but couldn't afford it.We said we would take it one day...and we are still waiting...and will continue to dream of the day.

    By Ruby on February 16, 2010 7:22 AM

    One of our favorite spots is Leavenworth, Wa. The Icicle Inn Best Western has it all...and is in the midst of one of the most gorgeous settings on the West Coast. We've had a blast there, both alone and with our two children, in the winter and also hiking in the fall and spring. Nothing like the mountains and rolling rivers to say romance.

    By Penny on February 16, 2010 7:26 AM

    I think the most romantic getaway would be to go to Manhattan for a few days to enjoy the city and excitement and then drive 3 hours to a small town in New England where you can cozy up to a fire and enjoy each other's company.... Have the best of both worlds...

    By Donna on February 16, 2010 7:54 AM

    It would be so romantic to travel around Scotland and England visiting the castles. From all the movies we've seen the Scottish Countryside is so beautiful. How romantic would it be to actually stay a night in a Castle.

    By L Garza on February 16, 2010 8:02 AM

    My daughter and I made a trip to Venice, Florence & Pisa, Italy, and having never been to Europe before it was a fabulous trip. However, as I walked along the cobblestone streets & canals, I couldn't help thinking how romantic the trip would have been with my spouse. The Best Western tucked behind St. Mark's afforded such a romantic view and was a short walk to the gondolas. That would be the perfect romantic get away for an anniversary trip!

    By Maria on February 16, 2010 8:03 AM

    Our favorite romatic spot is the town of Beaune, France, in the Burgundy region. It's an easy TGV train ride from Paris, or a beautiful drive. Beaune is a beautifully-preserved medieval and Renaissance town with fabulous buildings and quaint streets and markets. The restaurants offer some of the best cuisine in the world, and for reasonable prices, since you are not in the capital. And it's in the center of a fabulous wine-producing region, with many small family-owned vineyards to visit. A wonderful trip, especially in the fall.

    By KK Brown on February 16, 2010 8:08 AM

    Relaxing at the beach in a private little hut in Eleuthera, Bahamas would be a dream come true for my Hubby and I - walking out into the warm water when we feel like it and have a nice glass of wine and just be with the one you love :-)

    By pat on February 16, 2010 8:18 AM

    We didn't want the hustle and bustle of a big city.
    We didn't want to be one of a crowd on a beach.
    We wanted beautiful scenery, history, culture, and good dining.
    So we chose Lausanne, Switzerland.

    The Best Western Hotel Mirabeau is a short walk from the main train station. The staff is friendly, and the rooms large and clean. The hotel restaurant served a wonderful buffet breakfast, and also was excellent for evening dining.

    From the back of the hotel, we have a breathtaking view of the lake.

    We strolled along the lake, took a boat ride to France, visited the old city, and took a train to castle Chillion. It was a wonderful and very romantic vacation, and the staff at the Mirabeau always had suggestions for places to go, things to do, and for dining experiences.

    By Karen on February 16, 2010 8:21 AM

    Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Beautiful hot springs by the river, fly fishing, hiking, cycling, skiing and great restaurants.

    By Nancy Douglas on February 16, 2010 8:28 AM

    We took a trip to Fiji and New Zealand for our 30th anniversary, and found a surprising little Best Western in Rotorua with the lovliest tropical stream, and garden paths in back of the single level building with huge private hot tubs for each room. It was very romantic, and a lovely break on our drive through the North Island. Now we are looking forward to our next South Pacific adventure which will hopefully include New Zealand once again.

    By Vicky on February 16, 2010 8:33 AM

    I'd love to go to the Seychelles and see the giant tortoises. This has been my dream for as long as I can think and hopefully I will be there SOON!!!!!

    By Virginia on February 16, 2010 8:47 AM

    The most romanic city has to be San Francisco by Pier 39. The restaurants are fabulous! You can wake up early, have breakfast and then walk around before the tourists arrive. Walking around you can see all nationalities interacting. You can shop and visit many sites. The historic cable cars take you around the area. A bus will deliver you to other parts of the city. It is a perfect city for lovers.

    By Ray dones on February 16, 2010 8:48 AM

    I would love to take my wife to Acapulco,Mexico. This June 4th we will celebrat
    e our50th aniversary,Thanks to the Lord!! Thanks, Ray

    By Melissa Cassidy on February 16, 2010 9:06 AM

    I would love to take a walk along the Seine River in Paris, stop for lunch on a bench with the sun shining down and watch passerbys all afternoon!

    By Julia Huang on February 16, 2010 9:09 AM

    I enjoyed Best Western Inn&suites Ontario Airport in Ontario California. They provide excellent hot breakfast in the morning. The room is huge, almost double size of the regular hotel room. The location is good. It is close to Disneyland, Universal studio, Knotsberry Farm, New Port Beach, Speedy Way, Palm Spring, and 1 mile to three big malls in Soutern California, such as Victoria Mall, Ontario Mill Mall, and Montclair Mall. It is good for romantic night and shopping & fun day. Try it when you come to Southern California.
    Julia

    By Shirley L Reagan on February 16, 2010 9:09 AM

    I love to go to the beach. My favorite beach is Indian Rocks Beach, FL. My husband and I go there whenever possible.

    By jeff bailey on February 16, 2010 9:20 AM

    I will go with the cliche destination of hawaii.Not just anywhere in hawaii but the famous Makaha beach. It's a small town on the west side of Oahu, and there are never many tourists. The locals are always full of the aloha spirit. My wife and I go there a couple of times a year and no matter when we go it's always beautiful.

    By Allison on February 16, 2010 9:40 AM

    The most romantic destination for me is standing on top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, it has to be one of the most breathtaking views one will ever experience, and with the love of your life standing next to you enjoying it with you is just the cherry on top of the cake, it is afterall the place where couples meet, greet and often get married - Paris certainly is like a woman, she adorns a different dress at night!

    By Ingrid on February 16, 2010 9:47 AM

    OK - this may be "goofy" but our most romantic place is Disneyworld! My husband and I bring the kids here every year, and while they run everywhere and enjoy the rides, we walk hand in hand, enjoying the warmth in the air, the beautiful colours and the scenery around us. We have so much fun - and what is more romantic that laughing with the one you love? We enjoy the sense of freedom we have on the rides, and the fun takes us away from all our everyday worries. While we wait in line, my husband wraps his arm around my shoulders and smiles down at me - OK, he's pretty tall! At the end of the day, we swim together and relax before tackling another day of fun. For a hearty Canadian, Disneyworld in January is romance for us!

    By Marshall Ward on February 16, 2010 10:10 AM

    For us our romantic destination is going to be Margarita Island, Venezuela this August for a fifty year anniversary and a granddaughters wedding on the fiftieth anniverary of her grandparents. Family will be coming not only from the USA but Spain and Japan. I think this will be a very romantic holiday because love is in the air.

    By Louis P. Horyza on February 16, 2010 10:12 AM

    I reccommend the SolMar Inn right on the beach on the ocean side at Cabo San Lucas for the beautiful sunsets and cooling breeze on the beach and you can walk right out to the arches. It is a lovely two story hotel and great swimming pool. Very romantic and just a short two block walk into town.

    By Gail on February 16, 2010 10:15 AM

    St. John (Virgin Islands) is the most romantic, peaceful, and tranquil place in the world! To take a sunset sailboat cruise around the surrounding British Virgin Islands (BVI) is an experience all its' own. The water over there is royal blue and gorgeous! Imagine renting a jeep to tour the island, driving up a hill that is a border around the most beautiful private lagoon - and it is waiting for you - beckoning for you and your honey to join in a swim. Later, sunning privately on the beach. Climb back in the jeep after a few hours, head to your 18 Star Hotel, shower, change, and head out for one of the most magnificient 6 course meals imaginable - dancing after dinner, then in the arms of the one you love, the most wonderful and peaceful sleep you have ever had!!!

    By Mark N. on February 16, 2010 10:30 AM

    Cancun Mexico - went there on our honeymoon. 18 years and 3 kids later, no romantic vacations since, would love to go back. A lot of great memories and experiences there. Candelight dinners, moonlit walks on the beach etc. Would be great to re-live that vacation!

    By RB on February 16, 2010 10:35 AM

    With young children and frequent business travel, a romantic getaway is a difficult thing to plan. I could defiantly use a long weekend away from it all with my spouse. For us a few things come to mind, a weekend in Paris or London to remind us of our college days working part time for an airline. But realistically a weekend in New York City or Québec City would defiantly be nice.

    By Stacey on February 16, 2010 10:45 AM

    Best Western Beachside Inn at Santa Barbara, CA is our all time favorite romantic getaway destination. We look forward to spending our wedding anniversary there (or at one of the other three Best Western Inns at Santa Barbara) every August - going on 20+ years. We can walk to the beach and stroll down the boardwalk. Everything is close and convenient - shopping, restaurants, the showgrounds, local attractions. We never run out of things to do and always look forward to coming back to our rooms.

    By Laurie Gates on February 16, 2010 10:57 AM

    Turtle Bay in Hawaii has to be one of the most romantic places in the world. Beautiful sunsets, and warm weather year round.

    By nateb on February 16, 2010 11:23 AM

    A lonely Kauai beach, surrounded by lush tropical forests, high mountains, cool breezes, warm sand, and calming waves, would make the ideal romantic getaway.

    By Mike Patridge on February 16, 2010 11:32 AM

    My pick would be Lahaina, Maui-staying at the Pioneer Inn-a Best Western Hotel. I've stayed there a few times-corner suite and it was great. Laahina is nice and the P.I. fits right in-locals are there quite often.

    By Emily Pechia on February 16, 2010 12:17 PM

    Anywhere on the coast during storm season.

    By Mary-Ellen Voth on February 16, 2010 12:25 PM

    Nassau, Bahamas is my favourite romantic destination. My husband and I went there for our 25th anniversary last October. My favourite part was that he had to shut off his cell phone the whole trip. Usually when we go on vacation, he is always on the phone with business. This time, when I booked the trip, I made sure it was in the Carribean so that he couldn't use his phone.

    By GM on February 16, 2010 12:28 PM

    The hot springs on the foothills of Mt. Princeton in Colorado. Beautiful scenery, relaxing time. Getting away from it all together -- that's "amore"!

    By Sylvia Rodriguez on February 16, 2010 12:51 PM

    My idea of a romantic destination would be a trip to Italy just like the movie "Enchanted April". My husband and I would stay at a beautiful Italian villa, overlooking the ocean. We would eat authentic Italian foods, fresh baked breads and wonderful desserts, take naps and walks on the beach. We would take a train or rent a car and visit a few cities with famous architectural sights, paintings, sculptures, and Biblical land marks. This would be a dream come true!

    By Jennifer Chadwick on February 16, 2010 12:58 PM

    We enjoy spending time in Costa Brava along the Catalonia seashore in Spain. Many of the hotels are set along the rocky and sometimes sandy coast. You can sleep at night by listening to the gentle waves slap against the rocks or sand with a background of deep blue sky and shimmering, bright stars. In the morning, you might want to frequent one of the small town markets to buy your fruits and vegetables taking a chance by speaking some Spanish. Don't miss the funky Salvador Dali Museum or his home town of Cadaques that hugs the barren parched coast surrounded by an iridescent turquoise sea with a warm, bright sun. Even better, be sure to explore one of the stunning gardens that hug the coast. Be sure to go to the Audubon Preserve if you want to take a peek at some birds with lovely musical voices.

    By the way, there are plenty of Best Western Hotels in this location. Don't miss this gem!

    By Tommy Alen on February 16, 2010 1:10 PM

    Romantic? The beach! And there's not a better one than the outer banks in NC. Very laid back and relaxing, locals are very welcoming, with that down-southern-hospitality, and little twang in their voices. A great place to visit no matter what time of year, are the Coastal Carolinas!

    By Michelle L on February 16, 2010 1:34 PM

    Any place with a quiet beach is our ideal romantic get-away!

    We have 6 children and have enjoyed many places both with & without the children but the over-all winner everytime is a beach. How can you not love the warmth of the sun on your face while walking barefoot in the sand with a loved one, or sitting wrapped in a blanket while listening to the waves crashing around you?!

    I've touched the sands of the east coast, all over the west coast and both sides of the mexican coast and one of our favorite locations (for price & travel time) is the Monterey Beach Resort!

    By Marc on February 16, 2010 2:30 PM

    I think the perfect romantic destination would be Kahana Beach in Maui.
    Kahana Beach has everything you could ask for: beautiful clean beach, warm soft sand, the perfect ocean temperature, semi-private & secluded, plus a local flair!

    By marvin on February 16, 2010 2:45 PM

    for us it would be where we had the most unstressed vacation ever....Pensacola Beach, Florida

    By Rhea on February 16, 2010 4:03 PM

    My husband and I want to go to Key West in May to renew our wedding vows to each other. We have been through some serious health issues, with each of us having a turn, over the last few years and we have stood, solidly, by each other. Our plan is to be overlooking the ocean at sunset, just the 2 of us, as we proclaim our renewed committment to each other.

    By Robert J. Palermo, Jr. on February 16, 2010 4:11 PM

    My choice of a romantic destination would be Niagara Falls--The Honeymoon
    Capital of The World. Everyone would say, "Which One?" The answer is both.
    Our Niagara Falls in New York State is a gateway for shoppers that have a
    passion for culture and values that associate with the Seneca Indians who settled there. The Canadian side of the falls has more attractions that cater
    to vacationers whether they're couples or families. It has a casino, two high-
    rise sightseeing towers, & the famous Maid of The Mist Boat rides which give
    passengers a taste of the St. Lawrence Seaway which runs from Lake Erie
    to the Atlantic Ocean through Canada's Maritime Provinces.

    By Becky on February 16, 2010 4:15 PM

    Anywhere where we could walk along the beach at sunrise or sunset! Since we live in Colorado, this would be an ultimate get-away!

    By Dan on February 16, 2010 4:28 PM

    Zion National Park
    Southern Utah is Beautiful

    By Chuck Keller on February 16, 2010 4:58 PM

    A week in San Francisco to enjoy cruising under the Golden Gate and lunch in Sausalito sounds like the perfect, romantic vacation for us.

    By Cynthia White on February 16, 2010 5:42 PM

    The beach is always our choice from the East Coast to the West Coast. For a get away. The beach is so relaxing even if the weather is not perfect. We still enjoy walks, talking together and the time we have with each other

    By Igor Lobkov on February 16, 2010 6:02 PM

    The most Romantic destination for me would be Lake Powell, Utah.

    By Billy Gross on February 16, 2010 6:23 PM

    A journey through the magical Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. It is such a beautiful natural wonder.

    By Madeline Malmgren on February 16, 2010 6:27 PM

    One of the best quick getaways for my husband and I is at the Best Western Lighthouse Suites at Ocean Shores, Washington. It is only an hour and half drive, with several quaint towns and thrift stores along the way for treasure hunting. Once we arrive there, the pool, sauna, and hot tub are usually empty in the late afternoon and perfect for a relaxing soak before dinner. The suites are spacious and with the ocean view and fireplace, if the weather is stormy we can sip wine right in our room and snuggle. Don't be surprised if you wake up to sunshine the next day, for a beautiful walk on the beach too.
    Perfect location for a spontaneous "drop off the kid and get out of town" to recharge our love affair!

    By Lynda Davidson on February 16, 2010 6:29 PM

    Maui would be great for a romantic vacation. Warm sun, sandy beaches, warm water and beautiful sunsets.

    By Kim Nickerson on February 16, 2010 7:11 PM

    Claddagh Ireland would be a romantic spot I'd love to go to with my husband. Our relationship is built on what the claddagh ring represents, love, loyalty & friendship. We have both always wanted to travel to Ireland and I think this little town by the sea would be a great spot for us to explore.

    By Michael Farrell on February 16, 2010 7:14 PM

    Watcing fireworks in the surfline on Waikiki

    By Amanda Messer on February 16, 2010 7:43 PM

    My fiance and I have always dreamed of going to Europe and hope to be able to go before we start our family. The history, the exotic factor, the treasured time alone together, and the excitement of sharing such a new experience together would make this vacation romantic.

    By Lisa on February 16, 2010 9:09 PM

    Escape with my love to breathtaking Napa Valley where we will enjoy this "modern-day Eden" using all of our senses. We will see beautiful sights, taste local wine, and discover each other all over again!

    By Therese Rudiger on February 16, 2010 10:20 PM

    Victoria, B.C................about the best for walking, sleeping, resting, theatre, coffee, walking in the many parks, just walking the waterfront (Harbour). I need to go there again sooooooooooon.

    By Charlie Decker on February 16, 2010 11:45 PM

    My wife Kristie and I spent our 25th anniversary four years ago on the island of Molokai in Hawaii. We syayed at the Molokai Ranch in a Tentalow. It is like a Bungalow, but made of canvas...like a tent. We were right on the beach, about a six mile drive down a dirt road from the main lodge...a ride that also required a garage door opener to pass through a gate abut halfway there. It was relaxing, a total opposite of the more tourist oriented islands like Oahu or Maui. It was a great place to just spend time together surrounded by beautiful scenery...and each other.c6v575

    By ron kaminski on February 17, 2010 4:54 AM

    Anywhere in the world that I am with my wife, together, alone.THAT makes the ideal vacation and destination.

    By Alice Gruber on February 17, 2010 5:31 AM

    Just as "Home is where the heart is", so is romance a personal response.
    I have found romance in crowded cities, places of natural beauty, and
    sentimental journeys.
    However, if I were choosing a destination that makes our hearts beat faster,
    I would pick St George, Utah. Here amid the Western landscape, one
    imagines the Cisco Kid riding his paint horse, and great prehistoric beasts
    ambling along the Virgin River. Zion Canyon, with all its mysteries, is
    as fabulous as any place on earth.
    It is imagination that makes for a great romantic getaway, and this
    region certainly inspires the imagination of the two of us.

    By Erika Burkhard on February 17, 2010 6:48 AM

    My dream is to take my valentine to a romantic destination in Greece. As a lover of all things Mediterranean I have dreamed of spending a relaxing vacation on the beautiful Laganas Beach on Zakynthos Island. The Best Western Zante Park hotel is our ideal choice since it is only 200 meters from the beach, and the pictures make it look like an accommodation we would forever hold dear in our hearts; along with each other.

    By Erin on February 17, 2010 8:58 AM

    We have four little children ranging from 8 years old - 11 months. We would both be happy to get away ANYWHERE! I love the beach and the heat so a warm little island somewhere would be perfect. I would love to have some quality and quiet time with my husband! ...then i can go home refreshed and ready to be a great mom again :)

    By Carolyn Rosenquist on February 17, 2010 9:09 AM

    I think Italy was the most romantic place we have been together. The relaxed and the slow down pace is ideal for romance.

    By Hoby Miller on February 17, 2010 10:05 AM

    My wife and I long for Italy, but unfortunately it is not in the cards at this time. Hawaii would be wonderful too, but for now we have settled for Reno/Tahoe which just provided a nice getaway.

    By Erin MacIndoe on February 17, 2010 10:34 AM

    Banff Alberta, Canada is the most romantic place I can think of! Banff offers so many things year round with spectacular views and surroundings. Fine dineing, skiing, spas, shopping, art, natural hot springs, gondola rides for two, and so so much more! My sweetie and I have never been so happy!

    By Gordon on February 17, 2010 11:14 AM

    I am falling in love again, the third time with the same woman, and I would like to go to the Monterey peninsula for a wonderful 3 to 4 day romantic and active get away, and I highly recommend the area to you, ALL of you(s).
    There is one particular Best Western within walking distance of the aquarium, and there are others.
    GBP.

    By Debra Shorey on February 17, 2010 11:19 AM

    There are so many places in the world we would like to visit but our favorite place for just a romantic getaway, not far from home, is the Best Western Las Brisas in Palm Springs. The landscaping and fountains and personal service is wonderful. You will feel like you're in a different country. The restaurants, shopping and scenery can't be beat. We know the staff personally and it's always like staying with close family.

    By Sylvia Marson on February 17, 2010 12:07 PM

    A great remantic destination idea from the LA area is to drive up the fabulous California coast. Some of the best beaches and views can be seen along the way. We start our trip early and arrive in Santa Barbara to stretch,walk around, grab a coffee and muffin and continue on. Get back on the road and the views just get better and better. We might even see dolphins from the road. Continue on to San Luis Obispo, where our destination is Morro Bay - a quaint little town. We're glad to arrive and walk around the Embarcadero to the "Rock". We enjoy sights of sea otters and harbor seals. Then we walk along Morro Strand Beach, check out the waves and Curlews, maybe find a sand dollar on the beach. We head back along the sand dunes and check into one of several Best Westerns (some with great views). We freshen up andhead out for dinner at one of the many good restaurants with bay views - very romantic. It's all about the view. Now we are in paradise, with lots to do or nothing to do but relax. We like to walk, bike, golf, hike, birdwatch, go see elephant seals, museums and visit lovely town like Cayucus, Cambria and Los Osos. It's a weekend of fun and relaxation at a much slower pace in SLO. (This is the best kept secret from the LA crowd - I almost hate to spread the word).

    By Deborah on February 17, 2010 12:58 PM

    There is something very special about the Oregon coast. I took a roadtrip from San Francisco to Lassen and Crater Lake then decided to return via the coast. While the Rogue River valley was beautiful to drive through, the coast was incredible. Oregon's seastacks, its wild coastline with total public access, the fog rainbows, and the friendly people make it unlike anywhere else. I found so many heart-shaped stones on the beaches in Oregon, that it will always have my heart and a longing to go back!

    By jeff campbell on February 17, 2010 5:55 PM

    sanibel island florida seeing the sea shell beaches is amazeing like walking on a carpet of every kind of shell you could imagine

    By Some Lucky Dog on February 17, 2010 6:00 PM

    One of the most romantic spots on earth is sitting on a warm beach at night under the stars (away from city lights)! Try Hana, Hawaii...Four Mile Beach, Port Douglas, QLD (Australia), or anywhere in Fiji!

    By Nancy Brandon on February 17, 2010 6:07 PM

    Grand Teton National Park is the most beautiful (and romantic) place I have ever seen!

    By carmen on February 18, 2010 7:07 AM

    My romantic destination idea has always been Greece. I've only seen photos of it, but it seems to me the most idyllic, romantic spot. Someday my husband and I hope to save up the money to go. A slower pace of life, beautiful vistas, what could be better?!

    By Randy Hinton on February 18, 2010 8:11 AM

    Walking the beach in the Bahamas, wading in crystal clear waters, holding my wife's hand. Yeah that's it!!

    By judy on February 18, 2010 12:38 PM

    Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. The beach is steps from the BW Pioneer Inn. We ate at Cheeseburger in Paradise listening to Joni Mitchell sing about paving Paradis to put up a parking lot. After dinner we walked along the beach and stopped to watch the sunset. The sunset there is brilliantly beautiful. We sat on the sea wall for a long time after the last rays of color were enveloped by darkness, listening to the waves.

    By angie on February 18, 2010 12:39 PM

    We go grocery shopping, and buy everything, than take it to the hotel. Then we go back for more, until we are done buying everything. I know that the more we buy, the longer we are staying in. It doesn't get any more romantic than that.

    By dawn on February 18, 2010 4:53 PM

    Any thoughts on this subject starts with a beach. Warm sun, minimal clothes, warm waters. I like Isla Mujeres off Cancun for the diverse group of people who go there, the pedestrian strip with shops and restaurants to explore at a relaxing pace. The snorkeling and dive trips are worthwhile and if you must, it's a short ferry ride to the clubs in Cancun. In the states - Panama City Beach, miles and miles of the best beach and waters around. Rivals Hawaii, Bahamas, Cancun.

    By J. Wagner on February 18, 2010 5:21 PM

    I believe to have a romantic getaway, it is not so much about the place you go to as much as it is about the person you go with! For me, a
    romantic getaway would have to include going to the Best Western Heritage Inn, Great Falls, Montana. My husband and I have been there many times and have always had a great time.

    By Laurie on February 18, 2010 7:50 PM

    My husband and I would love to go some where that there is a private beach on the ocean. I love to listen to the waves especially early in the morning or later at night. It is so relaxing. We want to renew our weddings vows on the beach as well. I just think that would be so romantic! We had looked into going to the U.S. Virgin islands to do that but any beach at the ocean would work perfectly.

    By heather fox on February 19, 2010 7:36 AM

    the best western in ontercourse pa. we have been going there for over 30 years and it is peaceful,relaxing and full of memories

    By Don Vena on February 19, 2010 9:47 AM

    Overlooking Lake Tahoe with one foot in Nevada and the other foot in California.

    By wendy Warrick on February 19, 2010 12:23 PM

    Mackinaw Island in Michigan is one of my favorite destinations and makes for a great romantic getaway. The island is only accessible by ferry and there are no motor vehicles on the island. Falling asleep to the sound of the clip-clopping of horse hooves and waves breaking on the shore is so peaceful and relaxing. Perfect for a romantic getaway!

    By delilah hightower on February 19, 2010 6:47 PM

    costa rica sounds really nice,to be near a beautiful waterfall,gazing into each other eyes,feel the passion,lying our bodies together on a beach,letting the water crash on each other,telling that special love one how much you love them and compare your undying love as the sun.

    By Denise Gagné on February 19, 2010 10:33 PM

    Paris, Paris, Paris. Always and only Paris! Where else can you see so many passionate lovers strolling arm in arm and stopping so frequently to kiss? The city of lights is the city of Lovers....Mmmm... and all the good food is an aphrodisiac all it's own!

    By arlene on February 20, 2010 11:27 PM


    Rome...sidewalk cafe's, sipping wine and watching people pass by. Sunset walks to the Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. Can't get much better than that!

    By Cindy Kaisi on February 21, 2010 8:44 AM

    My husband & I love New York. An extra long week-end with a broadway show and a a nice dinner with a stroll in Central Park just can't be beat. The energy and activity in Times Square can't be duplicated and it's been much too long since we've been able to go back.

    By Ken on February 21, 2010 6:20 PM

    My wife and I go to the Oregon coast to get away from it all....just the 2 of us.

    By MARY JURGENSEN on February 21, 2010 7:37 PM

    We love Ft. Myers Beach, FL. My husband and I have been married 50 yrs, and still love holding hands while walking on the beautiful white sugar sand beach. Then to top it off, there is the beautiful sunset!!

    By Marta on February 22, 2010 3:59 AM

    Some place attainable is Topsail Island, north carolina -awesome beaches that have been undiscovered by the masses - oops now they will all want to go! A dream vacation would be Hawaii - especially the
    Big Island.

    By pattyy6 on February 22, 2010 7:59 AM

    I have my own favorite Best Westerns for romantic get a ways, but because of this web site my list has grown.

    Monte Vista, Colorado is my choice for a romantic get away. The scenery is breathe taking, and lots of places to visit. What makes this area especially appealing is the nearby Best Western. It is surrounded by a drive in movie theater. The rooms have hugh picture windows and speakers for the two movie screens. My high school sweetheart and I have reunited after 45 years and we now travel together. In our youth we spent our dating time at drive in movies.

    By Linda on February 22, 2010 10:12 AM

    Tucson, Arizona is an overlooked gem. Gorgeous sweeping vistas to watch the desert sunset, delicious Mexican food tucked away in all areas of the city, historic sites, cultural activities ... it's such a blend of Native American, Mexican, Spanish and other influences in literature, architecture, food, music, etc. It's not too expensive, and couples can find walks, hikes, romantic strolls, warm weather for outdoor/swimming/sun vacations, wildlife, mountains just a few minutes drive, museums, music, the University of Arizona and all the sports/culture/activities it offers, and more.

    By Anita on February 22, 2010 1:28 PM

    My husband and I plan on spending some time in Hawaii to celebrate our 25th anniversary. We were there for our honeymoon and it's time we went back!

    By Gerri on February 22, 2010 2:58 PM

    My "ideal" romantic destination would be anywhere as long as I could be with my wonderful husband of 22 years. We don't vacation very often because #1-our finances don't allow it and #2-it's hard on my husband to travel very far in a car because he has severe arthritis and arachnoiditis. He is in constant pain but still tries to put on a good front and do some things that I like to do. We dream of going to Germany in 2012 for our 25th wedding anniversary but I'm not sure if he will be able physically able to travel then. I'll keep my fingers crossed and keep on dreaming!!

    By stacy on February 22, 2010 5:20 PM

    My romantic place is grand cayman. My husband and I visited cayman in 2004. It is beautiful and the beach is awesome. Perfect blue water!

    By Linda on February 23, 2010 9:34 AM

    For me (and my husband)...the ideal romantic vacation would have to be any island in the caribbean. Warm water, beautiful sand, sun and not being sick or having any problems with the resort!!
    We recently married on August 1, 2009 and took our honeymoon to Riviera Maya...and even though we had some "problems"....like the resort not having our reservation listed and getting no help from the one guy there!, me getting to the point I couldn't even swallow with such a soar throat and had to go to the resort Doctor and it was so windy!!....we made the best of it and had a great time anyway!! And since getting married both my husband & I have both been in the hospital!! LOL And I am still going to the doctor to get better......

    By Martin Bohanan on February 23, 2010 7:28 PM

    One of my favorite romantic destinations is sitting on the beach with a light breeze blowing watching the beautiful sunsets of Costa Rica.

    By Nancye Davis on February 23, 2010 9:07 PM

    I would love to go to Destin, Florida. I love this area and the beautiful beaches.

    By Janie DeNunzio on February 23, 2010 11:12 PM

    A romantic trip for me would be a genealogy getaway to visit the places my ancestors made history...or combining that with adding a new bird to my lifelist......back east to New England would be perfect!!

    By A K Brandt on February 24, 2010 7:35 AM

    I would really like to go to San Diego, one of my favorite places on earth. There are beautiful sights and beaches. I especially love walking on Shelter Island and seeing the gorgeous marina.

    By J Gustinis on February 26, 2010 2:01 PM

    A romatic place for me is the Riviera Maya. Sitting by the beach or pool with my husband and a mudslide in hand is my dream. 41 years of marriage and we still enjoy each others company.

    By Susan Connors on March 21, 2010 2:32 PM

    The best getaway? The Hilton in Gatineau, QC-wedid this last year through CAA and it was fabulous-train ride-romantic dinner-gaming and the best accommodations! So easy and so much to do and see-Canadian but with a continental flair!! I'd love to do it again this spring!

    By monika wilson on August 29, 2010 4:31 PM

    I would love to go to the Maritimes with my husband...to walk the red sands of PEI, to eat the mussels at Cape Breton and walk through those colourful leaves in the fall. That would be a terrific holiday

    By Craigslist PVA on September 21, 2010 6:55 AM

    I'm a little late on commenting and for that I'm sorry. Nonetheless, my wife and I have always wanted to go to Thailand, Phuket island has always seemed like the place we've wanted to go.

    Some of the other suggestions here were nice as well, I might have to take those into consideration.

    By Julie-Ann White on April 4, 2011 12:29 PM

    Hawaii is definately my romantic destination. 10 days there with my boyfriend and not 1 fight. Just be prepared to leave a piece of your heart behind because I think a little piece of mine is still there!

    By Judy on June 22, 2011 11:03 PM

    What a joy to find such clear tihnking. Thanks for posting!

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