Want to plan a getaway that wows your significant other? Go camping. Yes, you may have to pack bug spray and a flashlight, but you’ll also get the chance to witness Mother Nature up close and personal with the one you love. Nothing’s more romantic than that.
Here are three tips for planning a camping trip that would make Casanova proud:
Pick a Secluded Destination
Some weekends are built for sharing hamburgers with your new campground friends; others are not. If romance is your mission, you’re setting yourself up for failure if you pick a campground where your neighbors are too close for comfort. Privacy is key, so be sure to choose wooded or secluded destinations so that you can spend your time connecting with your significant other, not being treated to front row seats to whatever’s happening at the campsite next door.
Need help picking a place off the beaten path? Check out our guide to some of America’s most gorgeous secluded campsites.
Go All-out On the Accommodations
Whether it’s a tent or an RV, if you’re bringing your own accommodations with you, use them to wow your partner. As much as we love our heavy-duty sleeping bags, they don’t exactly scream romance, so tent campers can trade them in for air mattresses or cots and lots of comfortable throw pillows for accommodations that are more “quaint” and less “roughin’ it.” When it comes to mood lighting, nothing’s less romantic than fire hazards, so ditch the traditional candles and trade them in for solar-powered string lights.
If all of this sounds like too much work, choose a campsite that’s already set up for your intimate getaway. Our personal favorites include secluded canvas tents on the bayou at the Outpost Campsites in Gulf State Park, or private deluxe cabins with breathtaking mountain views at West Glacier KOA.
Plan Activities Built for Two
The great outdoors is a perfect place to rekindle romance. Plan to spend your trip exploring nature in all its glory with your loved one with any one of the following activities:
- Dive in at one of these secluded swimming holes
- Sleep under the stars at these campgrounds built for stargazing
- Hike through fields of wildflowers (way better than a standard bouquet)
- Catch one of the country’s most beautiful sunsets
You can thank us later with the leftover chocolates and champagne.
Header via Flickr / Daveynin
Camping writer for Roadtrippers. Jersey Girl. Poet. Scenic Route Enthusiast.