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Best Romantic Getaways in Dallas

This post originally appeared on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog and is reproduced here with the permission of the content owner.

If you’re ready to sneak off for a little R&R with your honey, Dallas, Texas, is just the place. Everything’s bigger in the Lone Star State, including romance, at these hot spots.

Luxuriate in Spa Bliss

In addition to luxurious accommodations, the Ritz-Carlton houses a full-service spa with signature services such as Dean’s margarita salt glow, blueberries and bluebonnets facial, and the Texas eight-hand massage. (See? Everything is bigger in Texas.) Couples will enjoy relaxing together in one of the VIP couple suites.

Stroll Through Dallas Parks

Just minutes from the Ritz-Carlton, you’ll find the innovative Klyde Warren Park. This park bursts with activity, from a fitness area to putting greens, and you can challenge your love to a game of croquet or table tennis. If competition doesn’t fit your idea of romance, plan ahead to enjoy a picnic and an outdoor concert instead.

Meandering through the gardens at the Nasher Sculpture Center in the Dallas Arts District is a wonderfully romantic way to spend a few hours.

For water lovers, make sure you don’t miss the gondolas in Las Colinas.

Bask in Old-World Grandeur

The Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek retains the original romance it had as a private residence. Details are everything at this historic inn, from the luxurious Italian bedding to the spa products in the bathroom, you and your love will feel like royalty on retreat. A stroll around the mansion invites dreams of “someday” and other decadent fantasies.

Share a Sumptuous Meal

Dallas is home to many fine restaurants. If you’re looking for ambiance and romance, Nonna in Highland Park offers the intimacy of a neighborhood bistro with locally-sourced, seasonal cuisine. The wine recommendations are sure to impress your sweetie.

Romance and French cuisine go hand in hand, so it makes sense to try out the aptly named French Room in the Adolphus hotel. It’s legendary for refined romance and its breathtaking baroque beauty. The opulent details of the restaurant match the decadence of the food. This place books up months in advance so if you want to go, make reservations early.

Even if you’re not staying at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, its restaurant is worth the trip. From innovative cuisine (lobster taco, anyone?) to the intimate atmosphere, this place invites you to linger over a meal and enjoy food elevated to art.

Romance on a Budget

For budget-conscious love birds, Aloft Dallas is the perfect compromise of unique accommodations and affordable price. Guests can choose their preferred view, mingle with others in the open-style lounge, or simply enjoy the views from their spacious, loft-style guest rooms.

Dallas does everything in grand style (thus the nickname “The Big D”). The energy and history of the town make it the perfect backdrop for romance. You and your darling deserve some time away, so head to the Big D for some big romance.

What’s the most romantic thing you’ve ever done for your sweetie? Leave it in the comments below.


Christina R. Green is a freelance travel writer for Hipmunk who loves learning the stories behind the places she visits. She adores kitschy tourist attractions and literary haunts. If she could figure out how to drive something the size of an RV, she’d take off and write from the road.

Xpatmatt’s The Top Independent Hotels In Jamaica

This article was written and originally published by xpatmatt on February 8th, 2016. It is reproduced here with the original author’s permission.

Photo via Trover by Michelle Finseth

It’s likely you’ve traveled to Jamaica without knowing it—Jamaica, New York, that is. Jamaica is a welcoming Queens neighborhood that offers easy access to John F. Kennedy International Airport. Travelers arriving and departing from JFK International often find themselves spending a night in Jamaica, a place dissimilar to its Caribbean namesake. However, Jamaica offers a selection of welcoming boutique hotels to help you enjoy your stay, no matter how brief it may be.

Comfort and Affordability Minutes from JFK

Travelers seeking a boutique hotel minutes from the airport will love the comfort and amenities provided by the Garden Inn and Suites. The hotel is designed for business and leisure visitors with in-room flat-screen TVs, work desks with smart lamps, and coffee makers. The hotel’s prime location five minutes from John F. Kennedy International Airport and a short distance from Resort World Casino, Belmont Racetrack, and the King Manor museum, means you don’t have to venture far to enjoy some of New York’s favorite spots.

Unwind Before Your Flight

The luxurious Hilton New York JFK Airport encourages you to relax and unwind before or after your flight. Rooms are equipped with 37-inch flat-screen TVs, wireless Internet access, 300-thread-count sheets, down-filled comforters, premium TV channels, and everything you need to beat jet lag. An on-site restaurant, sports bar, saltwater pool, and fitness center are convenient amenities that allow you to stay at the hotel for your entire stay if you please.

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Kissfromtheworld’s The Best Boutique Hotels for Entertainment in Detroit

This article was originally written and published by Joanna Kalafatis at Kiss from the World. It is reproduced here with the author’s permission.
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Whether you know it as Motown, Motor Town, or just plain Detroit, there’s no denying that the former capital of the U.S. auto industry has enjoyed a resurgence over the last decade. Detroit has started to get some of its energy and funk back, and visitors are flocking to the city to see all the beautiful changes in person.

So book your ticket and treat yourself to one of the following luxurious hotels so you can enjoy Detroit in style.

Indulge in Luxury at the MGM Grand Detroit

Enjoy a luxurious stay in the middle of Detroit’s center by booking a room at MGM Grand Detroit. The MGM offers elegant, spacious rooms with large plasma TVs and marble showers. Upgrade to an executive room for extra-special touches like a private sitting area and garden tub. If you can get yourself away from the hotel’s on-site casino and five restaurants, visit the nearby Museum of Contemporary Art or the Renaissance Center or catch a show at the Fox Theatre.

Explore Greektown from the Atheneum Suite Hotel

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