The 4 Best Vacation Ideas for Couples in July
The 4 Best Vacation Ideas for Couples in July
The ever-insightful Charles M. Schulz of Peanuts fame once remarked, “In life, it’s not where you go, it’s who you travel with.” Why not show how much you care by treating your loved one to an amazing mid-summer getaway – whether it be a mini vacation, staycation or romantic weekend resort getaway? Discover the 4 best vacation ideas for couples in July throughout the United States! Whether you are seeking to relax on white-sand beaches and feast on delicious seafood, party nonstop at trendy nightclubs, explore eclectic attractions or simply hike your way through spectacular mountain ranges, pack your bags today and prepare for a fascinating journey to one of the best vacation spots in July for couples:
1 | Orlando, Florida | So Much More than Just Theme Parks
Sure Orlando is known as the “Theme Park Capital of the World,” but you will also find some real hidden treasures not too far from the bustle of the Disney Orlando resort area. For example, consider taking a stroll through the miles of beautiful walkways at the scenic 50-acre Harry P. Leu Gardens, a “botanical oasis” that lies just minutes north of downtown Orlando. The premises feature colorful gardens, tropical plants, ancient oaks and the enchanting Leu House Museum, a restored 19th-century home listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Another gem is the Winter Park Scenic Boat Tour, which takes you on a one-hour pontoon boat adventure through “Venetian-style canals” where interesting flora and fauna abound. For nightlife, don’t miss the opportunity to check out The Edison, a new, highly energetic restaurant and nightclub at Disney Springs, a bustling 120-acre complex at Walt Disney World Resort full of amazing dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. The steampunk décor and engaging “Roaring Twenties” ambience at The Edison – along with delicious craft cocktails, a diverse menu full of classic American cuisine, live music, dance floor and amazing acts such as aerialists, DJs, live cabaret and contortionists – all combine to make for a memorable evening out on the town in Central Florida. Need a soothing break from your Orlando water parks and excursions? Head to the world-class Serenity Spa at Westgate Lakes Resort & Spa where you can relax and rejuvenate. Westgate Lakes is just one of eight full-service resorts in Orlando Florida proper, or located in Central Florida to suit your needs during your couples’ getaway to Orlando.
2 | Cocoa Beach, Florida | A Charming Beach Town Just One Hour from Orlando
Most of the action in Cocoa Beach centers around the world-famous Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier, which features great opportunities for couples to fish, surf, dine, shop, enjoy a cocktail at Rikki Tiki Tavern, listen to live music, view a SpaceX launch or just lounge around on the white-sand beach. For luxurious accommodations in Cocoa Beach, look no farther than the new, Polynesian-themed Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort, a beachfront paradise with spacious two-bedroom suites in Cocoa Beach, and a variety of onsite amenities such as beach concierge services and 75,000-gallon Wakulla Falls Water Park, which boasts a 335-foot lazy river. Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort also offers complimentary shuttle service to and from the Westgate Cocoa Beach Pier. In addition, Westgate Cocoa Beach Resort serves as the ideal base to explore key Cocoa Beach attractions such as Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex and the Exploration Tower at Port Canaveral.
3 | Gatlinburg, Tennessee | Ideal Getaway in the “Gateway to the Smokies”
Summer is the perfect time for couples to beat the heat and head to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains – whether you wish to explore lively downtown Gatlinburg and its myriad of attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and nearby Dollywood theme park, or embark on a peaceful hiking excursion in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a scenic drive up to Clingmans Dome, which at 6,643 feet is the highest point in the park. Take a half-mile stroll up to the observation tower at the summit of Clingmans Dome and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding Smokies. If you want to enjoy spectacular views without even leaving downtown Gatlinburg, simply ride a glass elevator up the 400-foot Gatlinburg Space Needle. Seeking a more rustic adventure? Guided horseback rides through Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be arranged at Sugarlands Riding Stables, Smoky Mountain Riding Stables and Cades Cove Riding Stables. Whichever activity you choose, Westgate Resorts has your Gatlinburg getaway covered with three distinct accommodation choices throughout the Smokies: Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa just outside downtown Gatlinburg and home to Wild Bear Falls Water Park, River Terrace Resort & Convention Center in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg and Wild Bear Inn in Pigeon Forge.
4 | New York City | The Tudor City Neighborhood From a Bygone Era
The historic Tudor City Neighborhood, one of New York City’s most unique neighborhoods, provides a great locale for you to embark on your couples’ getaway in the Big Apple. In addition to its distinctive architecture and prime location near Manhattan attractions, Tudor City is known for its relaxed pace, as well as beautiful parks and open spaces such as the Tudor City Greens, which was named as one of the best pocket parks in NYC by The New York Times. In addition, the Tudor City area offers a variety of outstanding eateries to choose from such as the Tudor City Steakhouse, Patsy’s Pizzeria, Sachi Asian Bistro, Calico’s NYC and McFadden’s Restaurant and Saloon, among others. A historic landmark opened in 1931 and recognized by Historic Hotels of America, the 300-room Westgate New York Grand Central (formerly the Hilton Midtown) lies in the heart of Tudor City (which was designated a New York City Historic District in 1988) and just a few blocks from Times Square, United Nations Plaza, Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, Grand Central Station (home to 65 shops and 35 eateries!) and other attractions.
Looking For Mini Vacations For Couples in July?
Whether you are an adventure seeker, lover of luxury or somewhere in between, your summer vacation options are endless, so make plans today to leave the rat race far behind for a while and enjoy a relaxing couples’ retreat or hotel staycation in July. Make sure to seek out the best Westgate vacation deals, Disney specials and Orlando resort deals and head out for a memorable getaway to a premier vacation destination that caters to couples!