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Grownup getaways for fall

The kids are back in school after a fun-filled summer of family time. What better way to celebrate – ahem, I mean grieve – than to plan a little weekend getaway with the hubs.

grownup getaways | couples vacation

Fall is a great time to plan a couple’s vacation; there are travel deals galore. In order to start planning your grownup getaway, first you should decide what type of vacation you want. Do you want to lie leisurely on the beach? Seek thrills? Party in Vegas? Go on a cruise? Whatever you decide get started with your plans now.

Making Your Grownup Getaway Plan

In order to get your ball in motion, you need to make a plan. Here are some quick tips for moving forward.

  • Download your favorite travel apps and start your research.
  • Determine whether you want a luxury couple’s vacation or if you need to stick to a limited budget.
  • Maximize your leisure time together by choosing a destination within a couple hours (plane or drive time) away.
  • Commit to a digital detox during your special time together. There is nothing less romantic than constantly checking your phone.
  • Open your mind to new experiences and be flexible in your grownup getaway plan.
  • Just because you have planned a couple’s weekend, doesn’t mean you can’t take the kids with you. Many resorts offer wonderful kid programs and babysitters onsite.
Getaway Ideas for a Couples Vacation

grownup getaways | couples vacation

Go on an urban retreat

Heading to a larger city can be a great way to stimulate all the senses; Broadway shows, cultural exhibitions, museums and a wide array of restaurant offerings. The sights, sounds, smells and activities in a bustling city can be just the thing you need to reconnect on a wonderfully adult, kid-free level.

You may like: City Gems: Seattle, Vancouver, BC, Date Night in Chicago or Toronto in the Fall.

Romp at a ranch

On the opposite end of the spectrum from an urban retreat, is an adults-only weekend at a wide-open ranch. If you spend much of your time around a lot of people in a tech-filled environment, you’ll love the solace a ranch can offer. Imagine horseback riding through a prairie or rounding up cattle during the day, and enjoying a relaxing spa treatment before a chef prepared meal in the evening. When you see your man being all “manly,” you’ll love him that much more (trust me).

Must Consider: Adult Only Week at Vista Verde Luxury Ranch Resort outside of Steamboat Springs, Colorado

You may also: Exploring Colorado in the Fall 

Relax on a beach

Probably the most common and desired couple vacation is a beach vacation. Fruity drinks, dreamy sunsets, and a cool ocean breeze are the perfect concoction for romance, in my mind. By choosing an all-inclusive resort, you can spend more time relaxing with the hubs and less time dealing with logistics.

Places to consider: Le Blanc Spa Resort in Cancun, Grand Lucayan Resort in the Bahamas, The Saguarao Hotel in Palm Springs, Sheraton Hacienda Del Mar in Cabo San Lucas or the Westin in Los Cabos.

What will you be escaping to on your couple’s vacation this fall?

Meet the Author | Susan Tucker


Susan lives with her husband, two young sons, and a new super-cute puppy near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Boulder, Colorado. When she’s not chasing her boys on the ski slopes or watching them on the sidelines of the soccer fields, she helps start-ups with social media and online marketing. Susan is social media junkie and you can often find her live tweeting from just about everywhere she goes.

2 Comments
  • August 10, 2014

    They all sound good to me :) Great post.

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