When it comes to love at first sight, never underestimate the ability of a campground to steal your heart. Just like that first time you laid eyes on your significant other, there are campgrounds out there that give you butterflies in your stomach with a single glance.
If you can’t remember the last time you and your partner hit the road for some alone time, or even if you can and you’re longing to do it again, let this be the encouragement you need to go for it. Spark up more than a campfire with these romantic campgrounds calling for a getaway.
First Landing State Park in Virginia
What better way to start off this list than in the state for lovers–Virginia. If you’re looking for the perfect campground to escape to year-round, look no further than the shores of Virginia beach. First Landing State Park, tucked in near Virginia Beach, offers privacy when you need it and easy access to local tourist spots when you don’t. North Landing Beach RV Resort & Cottages offers 800 feet of private sandy beach for campers, too.
Does it get any more romantic than beachside camping at night? Probably not but exploring 19 miles of trails during the day is a close second. Not only is First Landing the ideal place for a getaway, but the beaches are dog-friendly. What’s not to love about that?
Most Romantic Quality: Private campsites tucked into small alcoves with beachfront views.
Atlantic Oaks in Massachusetts
In any relationship, the best part is that attraction to each other. At Atlantic Oaks, near Cape Cod, it’s the nearby attractions that really take this campground to another level. Located between two classic seafood shacks where you and yours can fill up on crab cakes and lobster rolls until your hearts are content, it’s a solid choice for a getaway.
A drive-in movie theater is also close by for a vintage date night neither of you will ever forget. Plus, the Cape Cod Rail Trail runs along the back of the campground and connects to the Nauset Bike Trail, which delivers you to the beaches of the National Seashore. Do you enjoy long walks on the beach? Check that box at Atlantic Oaks.
Most Romantic Quality: Proximity to places and things that turn date night into date weekend.
Creekfire RV Resort in Georgia
Come with the intention of a couple’s getaway and stay for the arm-in-arm strolls through Savannah’s romantic streets. The Creekfire RV Resort in Georgia offers a perfect home base for exploring the city’s best attractions.
Savannah brings to mind well-manicured parks, Spanish moss hanging from trees like crystals from a chandelier, a horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobbled streets; soon you’ll find yourself soaking in all the romance Savannah has to offer. Stay six miles from the historic district at Red Gate Campground & RV Park, or cozy up beneath oaks dripping in Spanish moss at Savannah Oaks RV Resort. When it comes to entertaining couples and the love they share, the south knows a thing or two about good old-fashioned sights that make your heart skip a beat.
Most Romantic Quality: The beautiful, historic feel of Savannah will feel like a movie scene from your favorite romantic comedy.
Pagosa Springs in Colorado
Have you ever wanted to take a dip in a natural hot spring with your significant other by your side? If so, then Pagosa Springs should be number one on your list of dream destinations. The home of hundreds, maybe even thousands, of natural hot springs that overlook the San Juan River, this getaway will undoubtedly be a steamy one.
Beyond the springs, there are plenty of picture-perfect settings that will take your breath away. Soak it all in with a hot air balloon ride, or a hike to stunning waterfalls. Whether you choose to be active during your getaway or prefer to relax and enjoy each other’s company, Pagosa Springs RV Park and Pagosa Riverside Campground are perfect places to park the camper for this romantic weekend.
Most Romantic Quality: Soaking the day away in one of many natural hot springs.
Fiesta Key RV Resort in Florida
For couples that enjoy warmer weather with a touch of luxury, you’ll find it at the Fiesta Key RV Resort in Long Key, Florida. With lush greenery throughout the island, it’s the epitome of a romantic couple’s getaway.
Enjoy insanely beautiful ocean views of the Gulf of Mexico, play horseshoes, go fishing, reward your tastebuds at the Tiki Bar and Cantina Restaurant, take a dip in the swimming pool, or soak in the hot tub – the possibilities are endless. Did we mention it’s on an island? The Fiesta Key RV Resort is practically the definition of a getaway.
Most Romantic Quality: Waterfront sites and lush tropical greenery everywhere you turn.
Alamogordo White Sands KOA in New Mexico
Snuggled into the Tularosa Basin in the southern part of New Mexico, the Alamogordo White Sands KOA campground provides the perfect place to settle at night while you two explore all the local natural attractions by day.
The nearby White Sands National Monument extends 275 square miles and boasts dramatic landscapes full of gypsum sand dunes. Temperatures are comfortably warm while the sun is up and offer ideal weather for sledding or hiking the dunes. Then things cool off a bit at night making it the perfect time to cuddle together around a roaring campfire.
Most Romantic Quality: The stunning white sands of the dunes.
A three-hour’s drive north of Alamorgado takes you to the artsy and eclectic town of Santa Fe. Known for its historic downtown plaza, thriving art scene, and flavorful cuisine, Santa Fe is the perfect outpost for outdoor adventure during the day (mountain biking, climbing, and off-roading to name a few), and romantic date in the evening in Santa Fe’s historic district. Stay at Rancheros de Santa Fe Campground or Sunny Acres RV Park to enjoy Santa Fe’s watercolor sunsets and glittering night skies that make New Mexico an amazing destination.
Most Romantic Quality: Adventure by day, arts and culture by night.
Asheville Bear Creek RV Park in North Carolina
Located minutes from the Biltmore Estate, the Asheville Bear Creek RV Park offers mountain views that threaten how long you can hold hands before reaching for your camera. While the campground has free WiFi and cable, laundry facilities, a pool, and fully functional bathhouses, it’s the nearby attractions that make this park an ideal home base.
Stroll through the 8,000-acre Biltmore Estate that overlooks the Blue Ridge Mountains, then enjoy a free wine tasting at the winery and a romantic dinner for two at one of several on-site restaurants. Cheers!
If you’re into outdoor recreation, paddle or float the French Broad River or explore waterfall hikes in the nearby Pisgah National Forest. Oh, and if you’re into breweries, Asheville is one of the top locations in the US for beer lovers!
Most Romantic Quality: A free wine tasting at America’s largest home.
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