Romantic Getaways in the Mid-Atlantic January 18, 2022 by MATPRA Admin (Mid-Atlantic Region, January 18, 2022) —Treat that special someone to a romantic rendezvous like no other. The Mid-Atlantic Region features many destinations across Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia that will leave the hopeless romantics swooning. Check out this list of the most romantic getaways this region has to offer. For more information on any of the following, contact the destination marketing organization listed below. For general information on the Mid-Atlantic, visit MATPRA.org. DELAWARE Greater Wilmington and the Brandywine Valley Though it may be cold outside, romance abounds inside the cozily warm oasis of Longwood Gardens’ grand Conservatory. Follow the garden visit up with a Provence-influenced meal at the equally romantic Le Cavalier in the historic HOTEL DU PONT. Then, see a show at the just-refurbished Playhouse on Rodney Square, the oldest theater continually on the Broadway touring circuit. Greater Wilmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, Jennifer Boes, VisitWilmingtonDE.com, email@example.com MARYLAND Allegany County Take your “Romance on the Rails” with the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad. Guests ages 21 and older are wined and dined on board a heritage dining car during a four-course meal and an evening traveling through the Allegheny Mountains between the picturesque towns of Cumberland and Frostburg, Maryland. Allegany County, The Mountain Side of Maryland, Mindy Bianca, MDMountainSide.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Stroll our centuries-old brick lined streets. Dine al fresco under a canopy of white lights. Dance in the moonlight on a starry night. Sail the Chesapeake Bay on a sunlit day. Unwind to live music any day of the week. Reconnect with our nation’s history in our Museum without Walls. Visit Annapolis & Anne Arundel County, Susan Seifried, VisitAnnapolis.org, email@example.com Baltimore Baltimore’s scenic waterfront presents a unique opportunity to have a romantic getaway with a real wow factor. Lovers can enjoy the gorgeous views while being pampered at the luxury hotels along the harbor or get in on the action with a gourmet dinner cruise on the water. Visit Baltimore, Tracey Johnson, Baltimore.org, firstname.lastname@example.org Calvert County Cove Point Lighthouse is a beautifully restored and re-purposed active lighthouse and keeper’s home that sits on a secluded point of land, right on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The gorgeous lighthouse keeper’s house is the perfect, unique and romantic getaway! Calvert County Department of Economic Development, Hilary Dailey, ChooseCalvert.com, email@example.com Hagerstown, Washington County Get to the heart of romance with a stay in BoonsBoro, MD, home of author Nora Roberts, with a getaway to her beautifully appointed Inn Boonsboro. Offering the warmth and welcome of a B&B and the luxury of a boutique hotel, the inn offers you an unforgettable experience. Visit Hagerstown, Betsy DeVore, VisitHagerstown.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Harford County Plan a weekend trip to the waterfront town of Havre de Grace and stay at Vandiver Inn. Enjoy dinner at The Vineyard Wine Bar and enjoy a stroll through the boutique shops downtown or catch a show at The State Theatre. Your sweetie needs a box of homemade Bomboy’s chocolates. Visit Harford, Mindy Schneider, VisitHarford.com, email@example.com State of Maryland Romance comes in many flavors, and unique lodgings in Maryland offer a smorgasbord of possibilities. Select a five-star hotel in Baltimore City, a Victorian bed and breakfasts in a quintessential Chesapeake Bay town, or a cozy log cabin tucked into the mountainside of Maryland to flutter your true love’s heart. Maryland Office of Tourism, Connie Spindler, VisitMaryland.org, firstname.lastname@example.org Talbot County Chesapeake Bay views and old-world charm make Talbot County your romance destination. Enjoy an Easton carriage ride from the landmark Tidewater Inn; St. Michaels’ The Wildset provides chic accommodations and bistro; The Oxford Inn has cozy rooms and Italian eatery; and the Wylder Hotel offers nautical sophistication on Tilghman Island. Talbot County Office of Economic Development and Tourism, Krista Boothby, TourTalbot.org, email@example.com Wicomico County Make plans for a romantic getaway to the quaint village of Whitehaven in Wicomico County. Located along the Wicomico River, Whitehaven is about 15 miles away from Salisbury. This village is home to the waterfront Whitehaven Hotel and the historic Whitehaven Ferry, along with other history to discover. Wicomico County Tourism, Vanessa Junkin, WicomicoTourism.org, firstname.lastname@example.org PENNSYLVANIA Bradford County Discover romantic relaxation at the 1901 Queen Anne style Golden Oak Inn B&B located in the heart of the beautiful countryside of Bradford County. Gourmet breakfast served in the sunny dining room amidst a relaxing and romantic atmosphere of candlelight and music is but one feature couples will savor. Bradford County Tourism Promotion Agency, Morgan Christopher, VisitBradfordCounty.com, email@example.com Butler County Cozy up Forest & Flowers Retreat, a handcrafted cabin with modern artisan and vintage furnishings nestled on 50 wooded acres. Enjoy peace and quiet in this tranquil environment, or take a winter hike nearby at Moraine State Park. Forest & Flowers Retreat also offers wellness amenities and private crafting workshops. Butler County Tourism & Convention Bureau, Tiffany Hernandez, VisitButlerCounty.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Columbia-Montour Winter is the perfect time for a getaway with your significant other, and Columbia-Montour Counties have what you need for the perfect romantic visit. Book a quiet Inn or B&B stay with romantic package add-ons; then hit the road for wine tasting, antiquing, fine dining, historic walking tours, and more! Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau, Linda Sones, itourcolumbiamontour.com, email@example.com Endless Mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania The Eagles Mere Inn is a historic country inn located in the heart of “the town that time forgot” in the heart of Sullivan County. Nearby trails, waterfalls, museums, wineries and covered bridges offer couples a full menu of activities to enjoy on a romantic getaway to this cozy mountain destination. Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, Morgan Christopher, EndlessMountains.org, sales@EndlessMountains.org Lancaster County Warm up in Lancaster County, home to the second largest B&B community in the eastern U.S. Combine a cozy stay with some authentic Amish interaction during the area’s unique “mud sales” season, from late February to mid-April. These community auctions provide a wonderful opportunity to mingle with our Amish neighbors. Discover Lancaster, Joel Cliff, DiscoverLancaster.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Laurel Highlands Escape to Oak Lodge with your sweetie! Cozy up by the fireplace in your private cabin in the woods or relax in the Main Lodge’s newly renovated Eagle’s Nest suite. Close to many of the region’s iconic attractions, Oak Lodge also offers spa services, on-site dining, and a serene setting. Go Laurel Highlands, Anna Weltz, GoLaurelHighlands.com, email@example.com Lehigh Valley Have a date weekend in Lehigh Valley, Pa. There are over 30 nearby wineries for tastings and several distilleries and breweries for tours and tastings. Enjoy romantic accommodations from charming bed and breakfasts to historic boutique inns. Top off the night with a show at a historic theatre. Discover Lehigh Valley, Alicia Quinn, DiscoverLehighValley.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Pocono Mountains Did you know the iconic heart shaped tub and 7-foot champagne tower were both founded at Cove Haven in the Pocono Mountains? The couples-only resort remains a popular destination, providing nostalgia amid modern luxury. From lavish resorts with destination spas to secluded cabins with cozy fireplaces, the Poconos has a romantic getaway package for everyone. Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau, Brianna Strunk, PoconoMountains.com, email@example.com Potter County – Tioga County Bear Lodges are three non-traditional B&Bs in Pennsylvania’s Grand Canyon region delighting guests with a unique destination experience. The relaxing lodges are ideal for a romantic getaway as a base to explore the year-round splendors of the canyon and the area’s popular outdoor recreational resources. Visit Potter-Tioga, Morgan Christopher, VisitPotterTioga.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Raystown Region When you book a stay at one of our gorgeous lodges from January-March for a group of 4-20 people, you get a FREE experience provided by a local connoisseur. Our Fireplace Getaway experiences include coffee cupping, cake decorating, paint class, yoga, or a private tour of one of our unique museums. Huntingdon County Visitors Bureau, Liza Gutshall, FireplaceGetaways.com, email@example.com VIRGINIA Giles County The Inn at Riverbend and its picturesque location in Giles County. Just outside your bedroom door are chairs to enjoy a glass of wine and a cheese plate while taking in the sunset (or sunrise). Add a romance package or a couples massage for full romantic indulgence. Locally roasted coffee and gourmet breakfast always included at this river view bed and breakfast. Giles County, VA Tourism, Cora Gnegy, VirginiasMtnPlayground.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Harrisonburg Beautiful vistas, chilly winter hikes, craft breweries and charming inns welcome you to Harrisonburg. Choose from The Friendly City Inn, By the Side of the Road Getaway Lodging, or The Joshua Wilton House for charming accommodations. Enjoy live music or a show at the Forbes Center or Courthouse Square Theater. Harrisonburg Tourism & Visitor Services, Jennifer Bell, VisitHarrisonburgVA.com, email@example.com Lexington & Rockbridge Cuddle fireside in The Vintner’s Guest House at Ecco Adesso Vineyards in Fairfield, Virginia. It’s a cozy accommodation with an expansive porch from which to soak in the mountain view with your coffee or wine. Dine heartily at nearby Osceola Mill and plan for more local flavors at Rockbridge Vineyard & Brewery and Devils Backbone Outpost Tap Room & Kitchen. Lexington & Rockbridge Area Tourism, Patty Williams, LexingtonVirginia.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Loudoun County Virginia is for lovers and Loudoun is where to woo them. Enjoy chocolate making classes and dance lessons; get cozy near the stone fireplace of a boutique winery and dine on earth-to-table goodness at restaurants with stunning views. Make it a weekend at a luxe resort or romantic farm B&B. Visit Loudoun, Jen Sigal, VisitLoudoun.org, email@example.com Norfolk Enjoy a romantic getaway on the water in Norfolk dining on fresh seafood by candlelight, cruising the river, experiencing smooth Jazz in intimate venues, exploring seasonal gardens and museums, and staying in one of our boutique hotels and BnBs. VisitNorfolk, Nicole Nussbaum, VisitNorfolk.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Prince William County Spend a romantic weekend just miles outside of Washington D.C. in Haymarket, VA. Check into the Historic Inn at Evergreen, sip craft beer and wine at a local brewery and explore independently owned shops and restaurants or spend the afternoon outdoors at one of the nature preserves found here. Visit Prince William, Virginia, Nicole Warner, VisitPWC.com, email@example.com Richmond Look no further than the five star, five diamond Jefferson Hotel for your 2022 romantic getaway. Book the Ansel Adams Package for admission tickets to the VMFA’s Ansel Adams exhibit plus breakfast in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Lemaire. Visit Richmond, VA, Meghan Gearino, VisitRichmondVA.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Shenandoah County Take in the beautiful vistas, breathtaking scenery, and the sunset over the Appalachian Mountains, enjoy a bottle of local wine at one of the area’s many award-winning vineyards or settle in for the evening at a local farm stay or cozy cabin in the mountains or along the Shenandoah River. Visit Shenandoah County, Brenda Black, VisitShenandoahCounty.com, email@example.com Staunton Looking for a romantic getaway? We invite you to come celebrate love in Staunton, VA. Unwind and reconnect as you explore our unique culture. Downtown Staunton is quite magical in every season with interesting architecture, renowned dining, nationally-acclaimed performing arts, and luxurious lodgings. Make memories with Staunton as your backdrop. Staunton, VA, Jessica Williams, VisitStaunton.com, firstname.lastname@example.org Virginia’s Blue Ridge Enjoy Blue Ridge Mountain views and small town life from The Early Inn in the heart of downtown Rocky Mount. This historic B&B provides homemade country breakfast, 10 scenic acres and plenty of charm—all within walking distance of local shops, a distillery and more. Visit Virginia’s Blue Ridge, Taylor Spellman, VisitVBR.com, email@example.com Take a look at even more images from across the Mid-Atlantic. Please be sure to provide photo credit to the appropriate DMO. About the Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance The Mid-Atlantic Tourism Public Relations Alliance (MATPRA) is a cohesive unit of regional tourism partners encompassing Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. The group serves travel journalists by creating a regional resource that ignores geographical boundaries to better promote common threads, offering story ideas about the Mid-Atlantic region as a whole. For more information, visit MATPRA.org.