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5 Romantic Southern Getaways

When you’re a mom, everything canfeel like it’s all about the kids, and that’s because it probably is.Sometimes, you just want to take time away from the kids and theresponsibilities and go somewhere fun, relaxing, and romantic with yourpartner.

The southern United States hassome great getaway options if you want romance with some fun thrown in as well.

The following are the top fiveromantic southern getaways to give you inspiration for your next trip without thekids.

Nashville, Tennessee

Nashville is versatile in that it works well as a familytrip when you do take the kids, and also as somewhere you can go to get awaywith your spouse. If you’re planning a girls’ trip, Nashville’s great for thatas well.  If you’re not sure where tobegin as far as planning your trip, consider booking a Nashvilleromantic getaway package offered by a travel company.

This will help take some of the planning off your plate soyou really can enjoy your getaway.

You might consider a carriage tour, dinner at one of theamazing restaurants Nashville is known for, or perhaps a ride on the iconicGeneral Jackson Showboat Dinner Cruise.

When you’re ready for lively fun,you can head to the “Honky Tonk Highway,” which is the stretch of BroadwayNashville is best known for, with live music pouring out of every window alongthe way.

Jekyll Island, Georgia

JekyllIsland is part of what’s called the Golden Isles, and it’s near St. SimonsIsland and Sea Island. Jekyll Island is a state park, which ensures it’spristine, undeveloped, beautiful and of course, romantic.

There are live oaks that drape over the streets, andmaritime forests to get lost walking in.

The Jekyll Island Club Hotel is historic, and it’s in theLandmark Historic District of the island. You can take a walking or carriagetour, and feel like you’re one of the millionaire Victorian-era visitors to theisland. You can also grab a cocktail at the hotel bar, even if you aren’tstaying there.

Another can’t miss is Driftwood Beach, where you can take ahorseback tour.

Charleston, South Carolina

Charlestonhas endless charm, history, and beauty, making it great for a getawayweekend or even longer if you have the chance. You’ll fall in love and likelywant to bring your kids back to Charleston when you can.

You can wander along the cobblestone streets, enjoyfantastic food and take in the serenity of the Charleston Harbor at night.

There are many rooftop bars and restaurants in Charleston aswell that are perfect for a date night. A favorite is the Rooftop at the VendueInn, but there are others as well like The Pavilion Bar.

Walking along the Battery is something you should do inCharleston as well. The Battery offers a combination of sea views, and alsoamazing antebellum homes.

Savannah, Georgia

Savannahis the oldest city in Georgia, known for the historic tree-lined streets andsouthern charm. It’s close to Tybee Island as well if you’d like to get somesun and sand during your getaway.

For romance, consider a private carriage ride through thecity to take in the historic mansions. You can also walk in Forsyth Park, whichis the most iconic place in the city. There’s a cast-iron fountain designed tolook like the Grand Fountain in Paris. It’s a great place to have a picnicunder the shade of the trees if the weather’s nice, and if you’re there on aSaturday, you can visit the farmer’s market.

There are some nice restaurants, most of which serveSouthern-style fare and a lot of fresh seafood, or you can do a wine tasting.

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville, North Carolina takes you away from the coastalareas included in this guide and brings you to the mountains. Located inwestern North Carolina, Asheville features the scenery of the Blue RidgeMountains. It’s a very outdoor-centric city with hiking, rafting and more.

You can drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or of coursevisit the Biltmore House. The Biltmore Estate is8,000 acres and includes on-site hotels and lodging. There are 75 acres ofgardens, and the Estate is home to the most frequently visited wineries in thecountry.

Outside the Biltmore Estate is a quaint shopping villagewith eateries, or you can go to downtown Asheville to experience the morebohemian style the city is known for, with street musicians and wonderful food.

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