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The struggle is real: every summer the coolest kids on Instagram post their picture perfect getaways on Social Media. Yeah good for them! But there is one spot that will make you the envy of everyone this year: It’s Positano, this little village on the Amalfi coast.

Never heard of it? No problem, let’s check it out together!

Arrival in Positano

Positano at the Amalfi coast - The arrival

Positioned between the mountains and the seaside there is a little city climbing up the summit with its bright pastel coloured houses. It’s hard to believe that this hot spot use to
be a fishing village.

The best way to reach Positano is flying to Neapel and renting a car. If you don’t drive or you want a more relaxed journey, you can always take the bus. From Neapel lay back and enjoy the beautiful 1-2 hour journey to Positano.

We always suggest taking the bus because… psssst… the Italian’s have a keen style of driving. Moreover the streets can be small and dangerous for people who are not familiar with the area. And don’t forget: the parking fees are very high in Positano (25-30 € per night). Money that would be better saved to spend on delicious food.

And in case you were wondering how to get from A to B, no worries: there is a cheap bus in Positano (1,70 € per person) . And because the village is pretty small you can reach anything by walking. So grab your walking shoes and let’s go!

You know what? If you’re feeling really extra (and you can afford the money of course) then you can come by boat from a few different directions, for example Amalfi, Capri, Sorrento or Salerno. All boats arrive in the Positano – Marina Grande, so you can enjoy the view of the beautifully coloured little houses and the church Santa Assunta from the sea.

Accommodation

Positano at the Amalfi coast - the accommodation

To get accommodation is no problem at all. There are a lot of hotels and apartments you can stay at. And moreover the view to the sea is pure magic.

The city center is just a few minutes away from the beach Marina Grande and the streets around the church Santa Maria Assunta offer a lot of shops. Positano is very popular with the rich and famous; all kinds of celebs visit simply because getting there isn’t as easy as it is a fairly remote location.

Feel free to choose another base location. Because the Amalfi coast is tiny you can reach every hot spot in 25 minutes. Other cities are Amalfi, Capri, Sorrent or Salerno so you can plan a day trip to Positano.

Sightseeing

Positano at the Amalfi coast - Sightseeing

While visiting Positano you should see the church Santa Maria Assunta. The interior is from the 18th century and during the day it is flooded with light which reflects off the white archs and the dome with it’s spectacular golden detailing.

Back to the shopping you’ll definitely find many beautiful ceramic pieces and mediterranean fashion which has been made in Positano since the 50’s.

In general we can say that three nights are enough to discover this hot spot. But because of the beauty of the Amalfi coast you should plan two or three extra stops like Sorrento or Praiano.

Okay okay, but enough with an easy peasy sightseeing tour. Put on your hiking shoes, we have to discover the “way of Gods”! According to the legend the Gods who wanted to go to the Sirenes had to take this way to the water. The route is 10,3 kilometers and should be take you 5.30 hours. If you don’t feel comfortable to make this tour all by yourself grab a guide and let them lead you to this awesome view. It’s well worth the walk!

But the cheapest and best way of enjoying Positano? Take a sunbath or jump into the crystal clear waters. #beachday!

Day trips

Positano at the Amalfi coast - Day trips

Do you have a car or a bike? If not then get one! Otherwise you’ll probably miss something. For example a day trip to antiquated Pompeii. From Positano you’ll need about 1.5 hours to get there. The good thing: you’ll drive directly along the beautiful seaside. Pompeii is located at the foot of Mount. Vesuvius; this city was a busy city until the volcano exploded 79 AD. The pumice that rained down from the volcano covered the whole village, but it also preserved everything, so today it’s a famous place for both archaeologists and tourist from all over the world.

Pompeii is one of the best preserved ancient cities in the world! Entry costs 13 € or just 7,50 € with a student discount. It’s then up to you to decide whether you feel like discovering it on your own or in a group. See some beautiful and excellent preserved paintings on the walls.

Moreover book a tour to the Vesuvius Volcano. The tour starts at the National Park (Parco   Nazionale del Vesuvio) which was opened in 1995. Here you can find a lot of tours and hiking tracks. By the way I have to warn you: chances are if you’ve spent the day walking around Positano, you might have aching muscles. If that’s the case then book a car and drive up to the peak of the volcano 1000 meters above sea level.

And more importantly: Don’t forget to grab a jacket! It’s going to get very cold. But if lucks on your side you will have nice weather and an awesome view on the crater and the whole of the surrounding landscape.

For all the foodies

Positano at the Amalfi coast - For all the foodies

A typical breakfast means: Cappuccino and a croissant! If this isn’t to your taste then you can choose between a smorgasbord of fruit, vegetables and bread.

And OF COURSE: Don’t forget the pizza!

Just in case you didn’t already know it Italy has a lot of sweets to offer. Take a stroll down some of the small alleys to find a nice bakery.  

As for italian drinks: What about taking a sip of some delicious homemade limoncello while looking out across the crystal clear waters?

Pssst… fingers crossed you spot a celebrity in Positano!

Already dreaming about a trip to the Amalfi coast? You are not alone! Positano is so popular at the moment because a lot of stars and VIP’s are coming here. The reason it’s so huge is because of the privacy the location offers.

With a little bit of luck you can catch Celebs like Michael Jordan, Vanessa Hudgens or Jennifer Lopez.

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Be sure, you’ll make a lot of photos in Positano! Because it’s a perfect Instagram Location. But don’t just upload your pictures in Social Media but send them as a real postcard to your friends and family too! How cool is it to use the own pictures and create your own cards? 

Are romantic weekend breaks the one for you? Let’s be honest – they probably are. Honestly, I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t appreciate one. And for a busy couple, finding the right time, or even just the time off work, to make do a great romantic escape may feel nearly impossible.

After all, there’s so many things to do, roles to juggle and shifts to work with. Planning for that one big vacay in a million years’ time (*one year’s time*) can leave you yearning for a lovers’ R & R, and the weekend offers so many opportunities to squeeze in just that; a quick, relaxing trip somewhere in the US.

With so many cozy bed ‘n’ breakfasts to be found from state to state, you and your significant other can catch up on all the cuddling – plus whatever else needs catching up on 😉… And guess what! It won’t cost you much in time or, perhaps more importantly, in money.

P.S. You can find some truly romantic places around every corner if you know where to look – and not just in the USA. Discover the most romantic cities in the world here

So come on, make that weekend getaway plan along with your partner’s day, and start with any of these itineraries for your short but (very) sweet treat.

Romantic weekend breaks #1
…in New York?

New York is one of the TOP Romantic weekend breaks
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Try Cooperstown. On a weekend, you can catch a game at the Doubleday Field – which is perfect if
you’re both sports enthusiasts. If not, then outdoors fans can spend the day downtown picking apples at the Middlefield Orchard. Couple it up with a beer tasting at the nearby brewery before you lodge yourselves in your hotel.

Our best suggestion? The Otesaga Hotel, a nostalgic, century-old architecture that offers lakefront views
and antique decor. Since you’ll be basically round the corner, why not cross off The Notebook‘s romantic canoe scene on Lake Otsego, too? Wishing for Ryan Gosling maybe, but who’d ever have thought you’d be hoping for rain on vacation too?

Romantic weekend breaks #2
…in Mississippi?

Mississippi is one of the TOP Romantic weekend breaks
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The B & B capital of the south, Natchez, opens its doors for foodie enthusiasts more often that because other than its accommodations, it also offers some of the best cookies in the world! Yum. Filling up your stomach with
desserts and other Southern favorites is certainly not a bad way to spend the weekend!

If you’re done with comfort food (think carefully about your answer, *cough-cookies-cough*), find peace while walking through the Natchez Trace Parkway and admire the hickory trees, grandly overlooking the road. Amp it up a notch by riding in a horse-drawn carriage – what could be more romantic? While you’re out, taste some vino in the Old South Winery or drop by the Charboneau Distillery for rum tasting.

If you’re by no means done with comfort food though, we recommend taking a picture of it. As they say, it’ll last longer. Here are the best possible tips for getting some Instagram-worthy shots of your tasty snacks. 

Romantic weekend breaks #3
…in Florida?

Florida is one of the TOP Romantic weekend breaks

Stick to the sandy beach scene – nothing wrong with a classic – and enjoy precious moments of solitude at St. Petersburg. At this destination, you’ll get free rein of more than 30 miles of white sand, stretching across the Gulf Coast. Get ready to whip out your hat and change surreptitiously into your swimwear under (at the very least attempted) cover of a towel. Here, the sun shines almost the entire year, so there will be no raining on your parade. Promise!

To keep your trip interesting, visit any one of the 30 indoor museums or stop by the outdoor murals made by local artists to make the most of the sun and culture.

Need some more Vitamin Sea? (yep, I went there, sorry) These are our absolute favorite beaches ever anywhere in the world – they also happen to be the best ones! 

Romantic weekend breaks #4
…in Maine?

Immerse yourself in the beauty of wildlife in Acadia National Park. Here, you can walk hand in hand as
you set out for the sunrise – or sunset – when you arrive. Hike along the pine trails and enjoy the
view from the top of Cadillac Mountain. Make sure you’re making the most of the natural setting’s best gifts, from the granite rocks that embellish the sea, to the tepid waters that bounce against the craggy rocks.

If you decide on a full-on backpacking trip (oh, young love), then make sure you know these 9 important tips

The long drive is certainly a scenic one, but at the end of the day, enter Bar Harbor Inn for a spa treatment and spacious sleeping quarters for both of you to relax.

Romantic weekend breaks #5
…in California?

California is one of the TOP Romantic weekend breaks

Getting more poetic by the minute, why not reserve a two-day vacation at La Playa, Carmel. In the very same place where movie star Clint Eastwood was Mayor, you get to spend time among charming resort homes and wide, grassy grounds that are perfect for your daily sight-seeing.

Visit poet Robinson Jeffers’ home or watch the adorable seals sunbathing by the shore of the Point Lobos State Natural Reserve. Of course, you’ll also need to get your cameras ready for those winning couple shots. Here’s how to make them really stand out.

Romantic weekend breaks #6
…in Georgia?

Georgia is one of the TOP Romantic weekend breaks

Head out to the Cloister, a vacation destination that was virtually taken straight out of a painting. You
get miles of privacy, with beaches to the east and salt marshes to the west. To maximize on this relaxation, you can also indulge at the five-star spa at the Forbes hotel. Book a Together Suite for a more meaningful relaxation. After that, enter the secluded gardens and take lots of photos to post later in your social media accounts or send straight from your phone to your friends and family by postcard.

Romantic weekend breaks #7
…in Wyoming?

Prepare yourself for some peace and quiet as you enter the foothills of the rugged Teton Mountains.
Other than the breathtaking landscape (which, by the way, are also postcard-perfect), you may be able to score a
package stay at one of its inns. In some areas, a safari tour is offered, which gives you a peek at the local wildlife, after which you could head off to the Granite Hot Springs, where you can soak all your troubles away. End the day with an hour’s massage as you head off to the Granary restaurant for a delicious dinner.

Romantic weekend breaks #8
…in Rhode Island?

Providence is a grand city with a humble small-town vibe; you and your partner will fall easily into the pace and start relaxing as you stroll down the cobblestone pavements. There’s entertainment aplenty, with its vast array
of museums and theatres.

And when you’re hungry, the Johnson & Wales – a world-class culinary
institute – offers eating and cooking experiences letting you appreciate various gourmet dishes even more.

For cheaper eats, glide down the plaza and relax downtown. From here, admire the unique architecture
while resting on your beloved’s shoulder.

Romantic weekend breaks #9
…in Tennessee?

Tennessee as one of the TOP Romantic weekend breaks

Start tuning your ear, as you’re heading into the birthplace of country music.  If you’re lucky or you’ve planned ahead (well done you!), you may be able to catch a concert at the Grand Ole Opry, home of great American music. For a
quieter escape, plan a picnic and revel in your togetherness at the Centennial Park. While in town, check out
your options; there’s a bounty of plays and opera performances to spice up your stay. After a busy day,
head back to your hotel and choose your own music to set the mood for your alone time.

Snag a quick but memorable vacation by picking one of these destinations for your romantic weekend break. These places offer sights, sounds, good food, and the best part? The perfect intimate atmosphere. Make sure to keep your
eyes open on the many surprises you’ll see on the road. It may be a long drive but be prepared for those
spontaneous stopovers and instant snapshots that will make this holiday even more pleasurable. When the weekend is over, expect to head back with hearts full of happiness and memories – plus exciting plans for more road trips such as these!

If you’re worried about how you’ll survive your first romantic holiday, let alone begin planning the second, take a look at our tips on how to travel together harmoniously, in other words, without, well… killing each other.