If “relationship goals” could turn into a tour, this Northern California trip would fit the bill. Wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma Valley? Check. Exploring Yosemite National Park with sunset viewing atop Sentinel Dome? Check. Scoping out redwoods on the Pacific coast and touring San Francisco? Double-check. You’ll tackle all of the above and more during this seven-day couples retreat in the Golden State.
You’ve done the B&B on the hillside and the long weekend on the coast; now, it’s time you take your relationship to the next level – and a high-octane one at that. Get to the nitty-gritty of Utah and Colorado, exploring red-rock deserts and lush forests at a quickened pace, rafting, wild swimming and hiking to your heart’s delight. Take relationship-building to new heights traversing the Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park, only to get closer on the ground after sipping drinks at the spooky Stanley Hotel.
California has long been a sunny spot for gay couples retreats, and this Lake Tahoe getaway is no different. Embrace the one you love where two states converge on this four-day vacation brimming with serenity. Daily meditation sessions keep your mind as light as the California clouds, while hikes through the Sierra Nevada mountains are ripe for conversation as calm and steady as Lake Tahoe’s waves. A guided stargazing meditation ritual will have you wishing on a shooting star that you and your beau can return year after year.
Grinding it out to reach your relationship goals is hard work; let the Hudson Valley reward you with four days of rest and relaxation. The charming small town of Hudson will make you feel right at home – if the bar at the Wick hotel doesn’t get you settled in first, that is. Find new ways to wind down with SUP yoga and an Inner Artist workshop. More importantly, enjoy quality, stress-free time together as you wander the streets and trails in Hudson hand in hand without a care in the world.
There’s a chance you’ll be torn between what or who is more picturesque: Alaska or your other half. With an estimated 100,000 glaciers, 6,640mi (10,686km) of coastline and 17 of the highest peaks in the US, Alaska is renowned for its scenic landscapes. Snuggle up to one another in below-freezing temperatures while visiting Denali State Park to participate in a guided snowshoeing experience and getting up close to Matanuska Glacier, one of the largest in the state.