Ten Ideas for a Romantic Getaway in New Jersey

Whether you’re looking for romantic ideas for an anniversary, birthday, Valentine’s Day or just want some fun things to do in New Jersey with your sweetheart, start with our roundup of romantic activities.


1. Spend a weekend relaxing at Crystal Springs Resort.

For the ultimate romantic getaway, Crystal Springs Resort is a luxury destination offering an array of exciting options for couples. Dine in one of the seasonally inspired restaurants. Get pampered in one of the day spas, or soak in one of the heated tropical pools. Explore more than 160 acres of skiable terrain. During warmer months, there’s golfing, mountain biking, hiking, tennis and more.


2. Go wine tasting at one of the many vineyards in New Jersey.

Home to more than 40 wineries, New Jersey offers plenty of options for wine tasting. For a convenient way to experience multiple wineries, try a trip with New Jersey Wine Tours, which will pick up you and your paramour in a limousine and drive you to three wineries while you relax and enjoy sipping and sampling local wines.


3. Take a ferry ride to enjoy scenic views of coastal landscapes.

See a bit of the coastline with a ferry ride. The Cape May – Lewes Ferry offers sweeping vistas of historic lighthouses, idyllic harbors, oceangoing ships and even marine wildlife.


4. Make a reservation at an upscale restaurant.

Whether you want a farm-to-table eatery, a high-end steakhouse or a trendy restaurant, there are plenty of places to eat in New Jersey for a romantic meal. Try Frog and the Peach, which has been voted “Most Romantic,” or go with the award-winning Rod’s Steak & Seafood Grille.


5. Spot whales and dolphins during a whale-watching excursion.

Experience something surprising and out-of-the-ordinary with a whale watching tour. A number of tour companies offer this seasonal activity, including Starlight Fleet or Cape May Whale Watcher.


6. Enjoy the countryside while horseback riding.

Enjoy the fresh air with a guided trail ride through wooded pathways at Echo Lake Stable, or start at the very beginning with a riding lesson at Watchung Stable.


7. Catch a renowned show at one of New Jersey’s theaters.

From big name Broadway productions and classical ballet to thought-provoking independent shows and contemporary dance, New Jersey has a performing arts show to suit your style. Browse the many show and theater options here.


8. Trek through powdery passes with a day of snowshoeing or cross-country skiing.

For a peaceful escape from the city, head up to High Point Cross Country Ski Center in northern New Jersey, where snowy hillsides and scenic trails offer an ideal place for adventure and romance. Get even more ideas for skiing in New Jersey here.


9. Go back in time to a bygone era on an authentic steam train ride.

Enjoy a themed or seasonal train ride on New Jersey’s only operating steam locomotive with Delaware River Railroad Excursions.


10. Visit an art museum or gallery.

Take your pick from one of the many art museums in New Jersey. Iconic paintings, contemporary mixed media pieces, groundbreaking sculptures, dramatic installations—they are all here.