4 Romantic Adventures for You & Your Bowlus®
Traveling brings people closer together. Numerous studies have revealed that couples who travel together have stronger relationships. When you agree on a destination, you share a vision. When you embark on a journey together, you collect moments, broaden your perspectives and play in a realm free from the obligations of everyday life. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are four romantic trips for you and your Bowlus to indulge in.
New Orleans | Louisiana
From Creole cottages and the scent of jasmine to moss-draped oaks and smoky ribbons of jazz wafting out of bars, something wonderful lies around every corner of New Orleans. In the Garden District, you’ll find mansions built in the Gothic and Greek Revival styles (architectural styles that are quintessentially NOLA). Take a river cruise in the French Quarter and grab a couple’s massage at the Woodhouse Day Spa. New Orleans food is internationally renowned, so there are endless dining options. Restaurant August or the garden patio at Cafe Amelie make for two particularly romantic venues. When you’ve had your fill of urban excitement, take the causeway north to Fontainebleau State Park. The 2,800-acre Park is located on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain. It’s bursting with flora and fauna, and on a clear day, you can see a rainbow of sailboats speckling the lake.
St. Augustine | Florida
Stroll hand-in-hand down the brick-paved streets of America’s oldest city. Surrounded by chiming bell towers, secluded courtyards and architectural jewels, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Enjoy the sunrise anywhere along the city’s 42 miles of beach, and then grab brunch at the historic Preserved Restaurant. Browse the oddities and trinkets of St. George Street, explore local art galleries and take kayaks out on the picturesque Intracoastal Waterway. Enjoy a chocolate tour and tasting at Whetstone Chocolates and/or a wine tasting at San Sebastian Winery. Just outside of the city is North Beach Camp Resort, which is located on a beautiful, forested barrier. You and your significant other can fall asleep in the Bowlus king bed, wrapped in Libeco linens, to the sound of the river.
Healdsburg | California
One of our favorite things about wine country is that where there is wine, there are (usually) Harvest Host sites. Harvest Host is an RV network that allows you to skip the RV parks and stay at unique locations like wineries, farms, museums and more. Tell them Bowlus sent you for 10% off. Your favorite adventure vehicle, your favorite person and a campsite at your new favorite winery. Can it get better? It can: Healdsburg has a lot to offer. In the Plaza, you’ll find art, gourmet bites and shopping (including the dog boutique Fideaux). If you need a nature fix, head over to Healdsburg Ridge Open Space Preserve for a stunning hike. You can even kayak down the iconic Russian River.
Charleston | South Carolina
Charleston is a coastal city cocooned in quaint, lowcountry charm. Horse-drawn carriages that clatter over cobblestone streets. Late-night dinner illuminated by the warm glow of candles. And when you camp with your Bowlus on Edisto State Beach, you can watch sunsets drench the coast in breathtaking colors. Get ready for your day out on the town with the Bowlus’ Mine & Yours closets and an endless hot water shower. Prep lunch in your chef’s kitchen: the centuries old Angel Oak Tree is the perfect place to picnic. You can explore 30 blocks of the “Holy City” on a private carriage tour and walk the Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, which was voted one of America’s most beautiful gardens by Time + Leisure Magazine. Finish the day with a rooftop dinner of steaming oysters and a panoramic view of the city.
Our adventuring couples love to explore together and know that the Bowlus’ cozy, intimate space is the perfect place to kindle connection. We love hearing their stories–like the couple who tells us that their purchase led to memorable trips they otherwise would never have taken. Or another couple who states their Bowlus adventures energized their marriage. Want to know more about how the Bowlus brings people together? Contact Us.