Looking for the ideal spot to take your significant other? This guide of the 15 most romantic places to visit, from vineyards, to inns, to restaurants, is exactly what you’re looking for. Love seems to permeate from these places that will woo your partner or rekindle a spark.
The Saybrook Point Inn and Spa features 81 luxurious guestrooms, personalized spa options, and a highly rated on-site restaurant, making this a perfect inn for any romantic getaway. With all this plus views of Old Saybrook Point, there is no need to leave the grounds!
What could be more romantic than enjoying a wine tasting with your partner? Taste six wines and enjoy a vineyard tour at the Stonington Vineyards this winter. Additionally, you may even get to catch live local bands while you visit.
A romantic getaway awaits at the Inn at Stonington located just off Stonington Borough’s main street. Stay in one of its exclusive 18 rooms that are comfortable, warm, and provide views of the Borough or Stonington Harbor. For something extra decadent, the Inn at Stonington has several rooms with jacuzzi tubs and/or balconies.
Sal e Pepe is a highly-rated Italian restaurant with an extensive wine list to accompany their special twist on pasta and other favorite Italian dishes. Play “Lady and the Tramp” while sharing your spaghetti and savor your food in an elegant atmosphere lit with candlelight and unique personal touches on each table. Toast your partner over a fantastic dinner at Sal e Pepe.
S&P Oyster has been a local and tourist favorite for many years due to their stunning atmosphere and delectable seafood dishes. Located right on the water in downtown Mystic, S&P Oyster is a perfect restaurant to treat your loved one to a meal of fresh oysters—they are aphrodisiacs after all!
The crackling fire emitting warmth and flickering light certainly sets the mood for a romantic meal in the lower lever of Daniel Packer Inne (fondly called DPI by locals). At DPI, enjoy a glass of wine or cocktail with your tasty meal while listening to live music performed each evening.
Tastings and tours are offered all winter from Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Gouveia Vineyards. Sample a total of five wines and receive a signature glass to bring home with you. Let the stunning setting provide a romantic ambiance for your date.
Relax and feel at ease with a spa treatment at the exclusive Winvian Farm accommodations located in the Litchfield Hills. Spa options include aromatherapy, massage, hydrotherapy, skincare and more.
With its beautiful facilities, well-trained technicians, and option to lounge in the pool or sauna, the Red Door Spa is a perfect escape for a pampering treat. Follow your treatments with a stay at the beautiful Mystic Marriot for a sensual getaway.
This stunning boutique hotel does not simply whisper romance in the details of the plush beds and individual touches, but proclaims it loudly from their covered porches with champagne in hand. With a three-star Michelin contemporary French restaurant, the fine dining you’ll experience will set the mood for even more romance. This is the place to stay if you are looking to surprise your loved one with a lavish getaway.
The Bee and Thistle Inn is a 10-room inn featuring four-poster beds, original art, and unique decorations. Each stay is accompanied by a gourmet breakfast cooked by Bee and Thistle Inn’s own chefs. Enjoy an utterly romantic getaway to Old Lyme with a stay at Bee and Thistle Inn.
If you are looking for something a bit more active, how about spending a romantic day looking for bald eagles and golden eagles? In the winter, eagles visit lower portions of the Connecticut River in search of fish, making an ideal situation for nature-lovers to spot eagles and other winter wildlife. Don’t forget to dress warmly and bring your camera and binoculars.
Located in the quaint downtown Essex, the Griswold Inn has been running as an inn since 1776. Featuring 33 unique rooms and reproduction Leonard’s Beds (the same beds that are in The White House), the Griswold Inn may make you feel as though you’ve been transported back in time to a more romantic era. The on-site restaurant is also a popular choice and often features live music.
If the way to the heart is through the stomach, you are sure to impress your loved one with a visit to Tschudin Chocolates and Confections. Sit at one of their round café tables to enjoy your sweets or take them to go. Their selection of chocolate is ever-changing and features specialty chocolates and chocolate desserts.
If something a little more casual, yet still romantic tickles your fancy, perhaps you should pay a visit to Lorca Café. Lorca Café is bright, airy café featuring decadent treats, such as churros and alfajores, inspired by the owner’s time spent abroad.
Enjoy a little amour at one of Connecticut’s luxurious and romantic establishments that can be found across the state.