10 Romantic Getaways


Moab, Utah

For those of you who prefer tents to swanky hotels and granola to hors d'oeuvres, this one's for you. The small town of Moab lies on the banks of the Colorado River in the heart of Utah's Red Rock Country. It's surrounded by abundant public land, and two of the country's most breathtaking national parks -- Arches and Canyonlands -- are just a short drive away. This makes Moab one of the country's premiere locations for outdoor adventure sports.

Are you and your partner into mountain biking? Take a ride on the world-famous Slickrock Trail. Backpacking? Explore the incredibly remote section of Canyonlands known as The Maze. The area also offers plenty of opportunity for rock climbing, horseback riding, rafting, four-wheel drive exploring and much more.

So where's the romance? After enjoying a day of fun together, travel to the Green Canyon overlook in Canyonlands National Park and cuddle close as the sun descends and turns the distant landscape to a fiery red. Then gaze at the Milky Way in some of the darkest sky in the continental United States.

If you decide to venture into town for a romantic dinner, try the Sunset Grill, which offers good food and great views from its perch on a red cliff 220 feet (67 meters) above the city. For those of you who demand luxury, don't worry. Just 17 miles (27 kilometers) northeast of Moab is the Sorrel River Ranch, voted one of the top 10 luxury wilderness lodges in the country by Luxury Travel Magazine.