They say Virginia is for lovers, so how about some romantic getaways to explore. Being married for 21 years, I can tell you the importance of getting away with your partner for even a night or two is so valuable.

We often get so caught up in our work, children and surroundings that we put our most important relationships in the back burner.

Here are some Unique and Safe Couple’s Getaway in Northern Virginia that we hope you will consider to relight the flame in your relationship.

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5 Romantic Getaways in Northern Virginia

From luxury accommodations just steps from the nation’s capital to boutique properties in wine country, Northern Virginia offers a wealth of escapes that will provide a safe and unforgettable experience. Here are five places to get away in Virginia’s Cultural Region.


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Celebrate the season of romance with a private getaway to the Ritz Carlton Pentagon City in Arlington, where you can enjoy luxury accommodations with top safety protocols as well as stunning views of the D.C. skyline.

Enjoy a romantic evening in-house or go to the nearby Sfoglina in Rosslyn. But, if you plan to dine in, be sure to reserve early as seating is limited to ensure distancing.

After your romantic meal, make a reservation across the street for a nightcap at Salt cocktail bar. With cozy, tucked away booths and cocktails aptly named “Date Night” and “Savor the Moment,” it’s the perfect way to top off the evening. 



Escape to Goodstone Inn – a Middleburg Country Estate featuring six historic cottages spread across 265 acres. Enjoy hiking trails, an outdoor heated pool and the nearby 40-plus wineries in Loudoun, including one frequented by former First Lady Michelle Obama.

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Goodstone also features an award-winning dining experience for guests who can visit the onsite Conservatory Restaurant or have dinner delivered to their private cottage. Goodstone staff can also send fresh groceries from the Goodstone market with you when returning home.

Don’t forget to read about all the fun things we did in Family Fun in Loudoun County Virginia


Spend a romantic weekend exploring the historic Town of Haymarket. Check into the Inn at Evergreen where you will experience the charm of a Civil War-era mansion with all of the modern-day amenities. Nestled at the foothills of the Bull Run Mountains and adjacent to Evergreen Country Club, you can easily make this your only stop of the weekend if you wish.

If you are looking to explore the local scene, stop in at Aroma Wine Tasting or The Farm Brewery at Broad Run for a flight of VA craft beer or wine. Spend the afternoon wandering through antique and consignment shops and grab dinner to go from one of the independently owned restaurants & cafes here.


From tucked-away cocktail bars where you can cozy up with a potential flame to sweets spots full of treats to share, Alexandria, Virginia has you covered for the perfect winter rendezvous.

Keep warm as the temperature drops amidst the city’s scenic streetscapes minutes from D.C. Reserve a spot at Cafe 44’s heated riverside balcony for a spectacular view of the Potomac River or sip mulled wine and hot cider as you warm up near the fire pit on the patio of Lena’s Beer Garden.

Stroll Captain’s Row, the picturesque 100 block of Prince Street dating from the 1700s, where sea captains docking at Alexandria wharves once built their homes.

Get pampered with a couples massage at the upscale Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa or enjoy waterfront views at Hotel Indigo Old Town Alexandria.




Whether your idea of a good time is exploring acres of breathtaking natural wonders, immersing yourself in history and culture or even dining to your heart’s content – you’ll find unique and safe getaway options in Fairfax County.

Adventure-loving couples can meander miles of hiking and biking trails, paddle some of the region’s most serene waterways or rent a rustic cabin at an area campground. Couples who love to learn together can try a new experience like making chocolate bars at one of the region’s only chocolate factories, pouring candles at a candle bar, or perfecting a new cuisine in a cooking class at a former prison-turned-arts haven.

For the luxury lovers, check into The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons for a one-stop-shop in romance, from a sommelier-led wine tasting or Afternoon Tea to luxury shopping at the “Rodeo Drive of the East Coast” and a relaxing treatment from the hotel’s renowned spa. 


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