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Written By Michelle Franzen Martin.

Staycations make spending important time together even easier. For couples who are short on time, but longing for time away, a romantic staycation presents the ideal solution.

Romantic dinner at Prado in Scottsdale

Romantic Staycation Ideas for Couples

No flights. No rental cars. No vacation days necessary. Plan your stay at a local hotel or resort around mutual interests. There’s cooking demonstrations and wine tastings for foodies, gallery visits for art lovers, and time at the spa for the workaholics in need of a little R&R. Start making new memories, now.

For couples who live near Omni Hotels & Resorts, a memorable staycation is close to home.

1. History Weekend


Omni Parker House in Boston, situated just steps away from the Freedom Trail, is surrounded by American history. The beloved historic hotel dates back to 1855, and the on-site eatery Parker’s Restaurant is where the Boston Cream Pie was invented. The Parker House offers a 24-hour fitness center, but guests can get exercise with a side of culture (and sunshine) by following the 2.5-mile-long Freedom Trail, which leads to 16 historic sites including the Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill Monument and USS Constitution.

2. Culinary Weekend

Located two blocks off Jackson Square and just three from beignets and chicory coffee at the famed Cafe du Monde, the Omni Royal Orleans makes the perfect home-base for the food-focused traveler. Start at the hotel’s Rib Room restaurant, where all manner of beef, fowl and seafood are prepared on giant French rotisseries and mesquite grills. In the nearby French Quarter, countless culinary offerings await: cooking classes at the New Orleans School of Cooking, fine dining at GW Fins and Restaurant Rebirth, and oysters any way you want ’em at Acme and Felix’s.

Hungry for more?

Enjoy a romantic 4-course dinner for two in Houston at Birdies Cafe & Bar inside Omni Houston Hotel. Savor specialty dishes curated by our chefs including trios of gulf oysters, agnolotti, blackened redfish, and more.

3. Relaxation Staycation Weekend

Relax and unwind by the water at Omni San Diego Hotel. Located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, you don’t have to leave the hotel to soak up some rays, though, just pop to the gorgeous pool deck—it’s open year-round. Nearby Coronado Island’s beaches make for a great quick getaway, and Mission Beach and Ocean Beach provide plenty of opportunities for rest and relaxation. After a day of sunning and swimming, couples can enjoy a massage at the hotel.

Not ready to return to real life just yet?

Revel in romance at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate’s Mokara Spa with a variety of relaxing services, including soothing massages, luxurious facials, and body wraps as well as manicures and pedicures. For reservations, call (407) 390-6603.

4. Adventure Weekend

Toast America’s native spirit at Omni Louisville. To get started, make the short walk to downtown’s Whiskey Row, where you can sample bourbons from both historic brands and exciting newcomers, before hitting the Bourbon Trail. Check out the Mint Julep Tours for expert guides—and drivers. Couples can also bike the trail. Some cycling experience is recommended, but local experts give travelers a leg up with pre-plotted routes that traverse the safest and most scenic roadways. Before bed, curl up by the fire in Omni Louisville’s Library Bar with one last cocktail.