Along the Streets
A couple adjusting to an empty nest seeks a new beginning in an old place situated on the Saint Lawrence River — Canada’s Quebec City, founded in 1608. They explore Upper Town and Lower Town, stroll a pedestrian walkway, learn a bit of history, sample Quebecois cuisine and take a scenic drive to nearby Montmorency Falls.
A desert city in a canyon in central Arizona, Sedona awes visitors with the incomparable natural beauty of its towering red sandstone bluffs, which offer one scenic vista after another. Visit local galleries for artwork that showcases the influence of local Native American tribes or head out for a hike in the wilderness — or both!
If head-to-toe pampering appeals to you both, consider a road trip to Berkeley Springs, West Virginia, home of the nation’s first spa. Relaxing options include massage therapy, facials, whirlpool baths, saunas and mineral spring showers at your choice of spas. The town also boasts trendy restaurants, galleries and unique antiquing.
In California’s Santa Ynez Valley, this Danish-themed town boasts gabled-roof buildings, windmills and a replica of Copenhagen’s Little Mermaid statue. Traditional Danish bakeries tempt the palate even as they further boost the fantasy of visiting an international destination.
Known as the Honeymoon Capital of the World, Niagara Falls has served as a romantic destination for couples since Aaron Burr’s daughter visited with her new husband in 1801 on her well-publicized “bridal tour.” The small town of Niagara Falls, New York, has drawn crowds ever since, and for good reason.
One writer describes the world-famous natural attraction as “terrific, tacky, fascinating and fun,” but words fail to adequately describe the breathtaking thrill of watching 757,500 gallons of water spill over the three falls every second. (That’s enough to fill almost 19,000 bathtubs!) Enjoy the roaring falls from a variety of perspectives — including on a boat ride — or simply stand up top, hold hands and stare in awe.