Despite being the butt of so many jokes, New Jersey is actually a lovely spot for couples looking for a romantic weekend getaway. For Valentine’s Day or any time of the year, here are a few places this Jersey girl recommends for a couple’s romantic weekend in New Jersey.
Romantic Getaways In New Jersey: Widow McCrea House, Frenchtown
This cozy bed and breakfast is just a stone’s throw away from the Delaware River in Hunterdon County. Amenities include candlelight breakfast, private baths, complimentary bottles of wine, and antique style furnishings. Some rooms like the Anne James suite have a fireplace and jacuzzi, and yes the pictures on the website are entirely accurate! For a more private weekend, choose the Kase Family Cottage with additional amenities like in room dining. For eating out, The Frenchtown Inn is highly recommended (proper attire required for dining room.)
Romantic Getaways In New Jersey: The Stockton Inn, Stockton
Another Hunterdon County gem, The 300 hundred year old Stockton Inn features 11 guest rooms all with private baths and many with a fireplace. For lunch and dinner, choose from casual dining at the Stockton Inn’s Town Tavern or fine dining in the Mural Rooms. You can get a $50 dining credit if you stay two or more consecutive nights in one of their suites. And when you go to Stockton, be sure to see the famous covered bridge-the last one standing in New Jersey.
Romantic Getaways In New Jersey: Anything in Cape May
You can’t go wrong spending the weekend in the southern most town in New Jersey. Cape May is the perfect place for a romantic stroll on the beach or even a carriage ride past the many Victorian mansions that line the streets. Try to book a room at Angel of the Sea, a seaside bed and breakfast voted Most Romantic Place to Stay by South Jersey Magazine (2009). And some of New Jersey’s top restaurants are located in Cape May like The Washington Inn, chosen by New Jersey Monthly readers as the most romantic South Jersey restaurant in 2008 and 2009.
Romantic Getaways In New Jersey: Whistling Swan Inn, Stanhope
Inn Traveler Magazine voted The Whistling Swan Inn one of the 10 best inns in the US (2004.) Located in Morris County, The Whistling Swan Inn offers a romantic rural setting idea for hiking and horseback riding, but still within a few minutes drive of shopping districts and antiquing. For an extra fee, you can add to the romance of your weekend with in room chocolates, spirits, roses, and even couples massages.