Plan the Perfect Romantic Getaway

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Tips and Ideas for the Best Getaway

Date nights are amazing, but sometimes it’s even better to get away from all of the distractions of the everyday and have a special day {or two… or three…} Ready for the perfect romantic getaway, but don’t know where to start? We know how vitally important quality time is for a marriage, so we polled the Divas and now we’ve got some fantastic tips – PLUS a free checklist to help get you on your way. Whether you’re planning a trip for your anniversary, a birthday, or even just for fun, we’ve thought of everything to ensure that your trip is just about you and your sweetie – without the stress of planning. Get ready for your perfect, one-on-one romantic getaway today!



Joanna from JAB Creative whipped up an adorable checklist so that you know exactly what you and your spouse want from your time away. Who knew a checklist could be so beautiful?!

Romantic Getaway Hotel Checklist

To get planning your romantic getaway, just print off a copy and use it to double check your accommodations right before you book – check off each of the items that your place is going to have to make sure you’re not missing something you want. Then, add your own ideas and your favorite tips from below!

Planning the Perfect Romantic Getaway

Tips from the Divas

We love romantic getaways and we’ve planned a few ourselves, so here are some fun ideas to make your next trip even more memorable!

Surprise Romantic Getaway

Make It a Surprise

If your spouse likes spur of the moment adventures, surprise them with the perfect getaway!

I’m all about the surprise and my husband is not – he’s a planner. If I picked him up from work and took him away for the weekend, he would be so stressed out. I, on the other hand, would be in heaven! It’s a dream for me to be blindfolded and whisked away for a romantic holiday. Diva Amanda

Plan Together

If it’s not a surprise, use the planning process to spend quality time together! You can even use the Romantic Getaway Planning Checklist to decide what you absolutely MUST have for your trip.

We like to purchase a travel book in advance and spend several date nights reading through it and choosing the activities & restaurants in advance. Planning is part of the fun! Diva Sarina

Suite Retreat Gift Basket

Create a DIY Gift Basket

Take your vacation experience up a notch with a thoughtful and totally stocked gift basket. Oftentimes, you can order them through the hotel, but making your own is so much more personal!

I surprised my hubby with a one night getaway! I used the Suite Retreat gift basket and he LOVED it! It’s such a simple gift basket, but it’s super romantic, too. Diva Heather

Invoke Old Memories

Think back to some of your favorite things and most memorable trips … have a little flashback fun!

I know I’d love anything like special treats that remind me of our time dating, our wedding day, or our honeymoon! Diva Shanelle

Staycation Printable Kit

Make it a Staycation.

If money is tight, get a hotel in a nearby location so that getting there isn’t quite so expensive, OR you could even host your “trip” at home with our Staycation Kit.

I totally SURPRISED my hubby with a mini getaway and it was so fun. We didn’t have much to spend on a trip, so it was just to a nearby town at a fun themed hotel, but we still talk about it and how surprised he was. Diva Becca


Whenever you can, find a way to splurge on at least one aspect of your trip. Try to find hotels with a hot tub or spa packages to make your getaway extra special!

Getaway Vacation Palm Springs

Search for Great Deals

Take the time to search around and don’t just go with the first thing that comes to your mind. You can make your trip romantic, fun, and inexpensive with just a little bit of effort. Check out these romantic getaway ideas!

We’re always checking places like Groupon or looking for last minute cruise deals to help keep things under budget! We’re also in love with Airbnb and HomeAway for suuuper inexpensive accommodations. Diva Elizabeth

Remember the Details

The perfect romantic getaway is all about the little things. Remember to bring your spouse’s favorite snacks and if the trip is a surprise, help them pack all the essentials they’ll need!

Adventure Book

Take Pictures

Snap at least a few selfies or grab a nearby tourist to help you take a few snapshots. You can even add all your memories to an Adventure Journal!

Don’t forget to use the checklist to help you plan your perfect romantic getaway!



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Romantic Getaway Planning Checklist

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I find a way to be highly creative and highly organized all at the same time. I love discovering a new favorite book, sitting on my back porch in the mornings, mountain views, and random science facts! I married my high school sweetheart after dating for nearly a decade and I love meeting people who know how to make me laugh, like my husband who can crack me up by just looking at me.

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