Don’t let the year end without experiencing the important moments in your life. If you’ve missed a birthday, anniversary or another special date, make it up with a romantic staycation with Omni. Omni Hotels & Resorts has unique destinations with luxurious amenities and activities so planning a getaway is easy. Check out our picks for Omni’s most romantic getaways.
A Romantic Staycation By The Sea
California’s celebrated sea breezes make San Diego the ideal staycation destination for a laidback, outdoorsy couple. Omni San Diego Hotel, located adjacent to the vibrant Gaslamp Quarter, offers luxurious accommodations and amenities just minutes from the picture-perfect setting for a special date night. Spend a leisurely afternoon by the terrace pool with a cocktail and snacks from The Terrace Bar.
From the hotel, the Pacific Coast beaches are just a 20 minutes away by car or ferryboat. Coronado Island may be home to the U.S. Navy SEALS, Hollywood films and the historic Hotel del Coronado, but most travelers cross the impressive Coronado Bridge for “San Diego’s Best Beaches.” The wide, pristine kept beaches are west-facing and catch gentle waves perfect for swimming or a romantic sunset. You can also do some shopping and grab a bite to eat at the shops and restaurants in the historic downtown. For something different, cruise up to La Jolla to enjoy the rugged coastline, sea lions and the quiet nightlife in The Village of La Jolla.
Have A Moment In The Mountains
Just minutes from Denver, Omni Interlocken Hotel makes for an ideal romantic staycation in the mountains. Hotel amenities include two heated swimming pools and trails for biking and walking. After a trek in the mountains, you can relax with a spa treatment at Mokara Spa. The “Hiker’s Delight Foot Reflexology” massage eases sore or fatigued feet after a long day of exploring. Alternatively, you can relax on the hotel’s 27-holes of golf complete with a stunning mountain backdrop. After your round, enjoy one of our 26 handcrafted local brews at The Tap Room.
Consider spending an afternoon in Boulder, the trendy university town just 20 minutes north. Walk the charming pedestrian mall, Pearl Street, where you’ll find restaurants, bars, antique shops, bookstores plus an array of street performers providing free entertainment. If the Rockies are calling, you’re just minutes away from hiking paths in Chautauqua Park. Or, take a drive up Flagstaff Mountain for a rewarding panoramic view of the city from the top.
Take Off In Texas
Located in the prestigious Uptown neighborhood, Omni Houston Hotel offers a romantic urban escape views of downtown, nearby Memorial Park and The Galleria. The re-imagined Mokara Spa provides services designed to revive, rejuvenate and restore your mind and body. And, the spacious swimming pool gives you much-needed relief from the Texas heat. The hotel offers convenient nightlife onsite in the intimate La Reserve Whiskey Bar or the energetic Black Swan nightclub.
The Galleria offers several ways to beat the Texas heat, like high-end shopping and ice-skating. Afterward, walk over to The Water Wall, a local landmark adjacent to a small park for an incredible photo opportunity with your special someone.
Escape To The Big Easy
In the heart of the charming French Quarter, Omni Royal Orleans makes for a romantic staycation bursting with southern hospitality. With a private rooftop pool deck and Zagat-rated restaurant, the hotel offers as many amenities as it does history. The Rib Room specializes in prime rib, rotisserie meats and other southern and Creole favorites like po’boys, oysters, gumbo and quail. In its impressive 50-year history, the hotel has hosted famous local musicians like Louis Armstrong and Harry Connick Jr.
Just steps from the hotel you’ll find yourself in Jackson Square, ideal for views of the St. Louis Cathedral and the mouth of the Mississippi River. Find out if your love will stand the test of time from a fortuneteller or just sit for a silly caricature portrait. In the evening, head off the beaten path to Frenchman Street for live jazz music and grab beignets any time of day at Café Du Monde. Want our advice? The Café serves 24/7, so go late at night, or head off the beaten path to Café Beignet on Royal Street, across from the hotel.
A Historic Hideaway
You know what they say: Virginia is for lovers. So why shouldn’t you and your partner escape to the cultural city of Charlottesville? Just a few hours’ drive from major cities along the Atlantic Coast, this university town packs a punch for history buffs, theatergoers and art aficionados. Omni Charlottesville Hotel sits perfectly on the tree-lined pedestrian mall, which features coffeehouses, bars, theaters and art galleries. Check out The Glass Palette, an interactive glass art studio where you can create a unique piece of art.
Drive out on Thomas Jefferson Parkway where you’ll pass the Founding Father’s home and architectural masterpiece, Monticello. Stop off for lunch at Michie Tavern. Established in 1784, it’s a historic landmark still serving up traditional southern dishes like fried chicken, pork barbecue with all the sides, hard ciders and Virginia wine. Continue to The Monticello Wine Trail in the Blue Ridge Mountains, known as the Birthplace of American Wine. After decades of development in the 19th century, the regional now touts over 30 wineries. Plan to make the most of your day by researching which you want to visit ahead of your stay. And, if you’re looking for more fun in Virginia, check out this Virginia Road Trip Itinerary.
No matter your travel style, a romantic staycation for you and your love is in reach. Make your stay even more romantic when you enhance your stay with champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and late checkout. Start planning today—romance awaits!