Why Your Next Romantic Getaway Should Be In New Hampshire
The Mount Washington Valley is the kind of place that can turn a normal, mundane day into pure romance.
What’s that, you say? Romance isn’t at the forefront of your mind? Well, I suppose that lots of other things might be weighing your psyche; the mortgage, work conferences, the kids’ soccer practice, carbohydrates. As your mind is occupied by life’s minutia, take a moment to reflect on what is (or isn’t) occupying your heart.
You deserve to discover, remember and relive the feeling romance. The truth is that we all long for romance. Finding a shared experience and a heartfelt connection with another person is part of what makes us human; by and large, this yearning is in our nature.
Perhaps you’re thinking that you’ve been so busy with the life’s many tasks that you might not even recognize romance if it ran up and looked you in the eye. Sure, you can identify the pictures and the scenes that ooze of romance; silhouettes walking on the beach at sunset, a loving and impassionate public proposal, a couple so in love that they’re utterly lost in each other’s gaze. It’s when you see these things that you think – now that’s romance. Interestingly, this is the funny thing about romance; it’s fairly nebulous, but you know it when you see it. Better still you know it when you feel it.
Few places offer such abundant opportunities for romance in the North East like the Mount Washington Valley. This region is home to some of the most romantic settings imaginable. The natural environment lends itself perfectly to feelings of discovery, excitement, and passion. The so called man-made features in town offer a similar kind of transport. Best of all, the Valley is a far-off place to enjoy a getaway; nestled in a far corner of the country, it’s a perfect place to find your escape.
There’s Natural Romance in These Hills!
Unique to the Mount Washington Valley is its natural environment. There are literally thousands of places to find dramatic scenery such as impressive mountains, charming rivulets, and striking waterfalls. If you think you’ve seen a romantic sunset before, dusk in the White Mountains is something that you simply must experience. Ask anyone who has seen the red August sun slowly drop behind the Moat Mountains and set sky ablaze with deep colors; it’s something that you won’t be able to stop thinking about it.
Speaking of sunsets, the tallest peak in the northeast offers some wonderful sunrise and sunset opportunities. Mount Washington itself is a less than a half hour from the heart of North Conway. You need not hike this mountain to enjoy its natural splendors either, as it has been outfitted with an impressive eight mile Autoroad for more than 150 years. Solitude and romance can certainly go hand in hand, and the road offers access for sunrise and sunset drives at select times.
It’s also worth noting that these mountains, lakes, and waterfalls that fill our souls and treat our eyes have been the location for many a marriage proposal. We know more than a few people who have emphatically said “YES” with the murmur Jackson Falls as the soundtrack to their perfect moment.
Romance Abounds In and Around Town!
In addition to the natural wonders that create an air of romance in the Valley, there are countless man-made places and things to enjoy. North Conway village is colored by its cobble and brick walkways, intimate shops, and its “back in time” feel. Discovering the village together creates the feeling that you’re exactly where you should be, and enjoying every minute of it.
Just when you think that it’s been a perfect day, things get even more romantic when find yourself at one of many covered bridges in the area. Not only are the structures absolutely charming, but they are also known as kissing bridges. Once upon a time, these structures with their private and enclosed construction gave young lovers on horse drawn carriages the perfect opportunity to share a kiss (or two).
A perfect day also deserves a perfect ending and a perfect meal enjoyed by candlelight. Need we say more?
A Place for Breaking Monotony and Making Memories.
Often times the best way to find romance is to break with monotony. In order to do that, you must start by extracting yourself from your usual surroundings. Given its location in the heart of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Mount Washington Valley is a delightful place to do just that. Memories are created here as you take the time together to discover all that it has to offer. With such an endless number of places and things to explore, you’ll have just cause to return in order to continue discovering new places while taking time to revisit those that become fond to you.
Isn’t it time to come to the Valley and see for yourself what makes it such a romantic place to be? Make your way here and create some memories to cherish and later relive. If you’ve been here before, make a plan to come back; revive those emotions, reacquaint with one another, and get weak in the knees all over again. You truly deserve this, and when you share that gaze with your beloved under a perfect New Hampshire sky, you’ll realize that everything else in life can wait.