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Road Trip Ideas for Couples

Going on a road trip with your significant other is an unforgettable way to bond, to celebrate a birthday, an anniversary or just to throw all caution to the wind and have fun. In this article, we are going to list some wonderful, romantic road trip ideas for couples

road trip ideas for couples

Best 10 Road Trip Ideas for Couples

There are plenty of road trip ideas for couples, all it takes is a bit of imagination and the willingness to make the most of the experience and you can have an amazing road trip with your love.

Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting

See the sites and explore unknown territories whilst tasting the world’s finest wines in the most beautiful locations. Healdsburg, California is a beautiful place to experience wine tasting, hiking, water sports and fine dining. Consider Mendocino County, Sonoma County and Napa Valley for an unforgettable wine tasting experience. An excellent idea for a couples road trip and romantic adventure.

National Parks

Consider road tripping to a serene national park, great for weekend getaways. Here are some wonderful ideas for National park road trips:

Utah Arizona – The Grand Circle Road Trip

This is a must if you are in the states and want to experience a mindblowing national park road trip. The trip will mainly be situated in Utah however, you will get to experience parts of Arizona too. The trip includes Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks, Canyonlands National Parks and Capitol Reef National Park.

East Coast and Smokies

Have a wild time at Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Applacachian mountains of north carolina and Tennessee, as well as Blue Ridge Parkway in SouthWest Virginia. Experience breathtaking views and scenery along the route. Use the opportunity to play road trip games like Would You Rather, Name That Song and 6 Degrees of Separation.

Yellowstone Arches

Another breathtaking and unforgettable road trip for couples. You will get to experience the amazing Yellowstone National Park and the Moon National Monument. From there, you can make your way to Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho and Montana. Stop off and camp for the night in the car or pitch a tent. You can also spend the night at the many motels along the way.


Pick your destination, pack your tent, backpacks, food, water, games and other creature comforts and experience picturesque scenery and sleeping under the stars. Consider taking a trip to Acadia National Park, Maine or White Mountain National Forest, New Hampshire. Star gaze at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia and enjoy stunning views at Dry Tortugas National Park, Florida.


Take a road trip to Moab Utah and experience the amazing views of Native American rock art. Hike along the hiking trails and awe-inspiring red rock vistas. Enjoy an afternoon of rafting along the Colorado River and soak in everything that this beautiful place has to offer.

Coastline Road Trip

Take a trip along the Pacific Coast starting at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, experience the historic endearment of San Jose with its quaint art galleries and museums. Stop off at the Winchester Mystery House and experience the magic of Silicon Valley. Take some selfies at Half Moon Bay in Santa Cruz and enjoy the crystal clear waters and beautiful views of Monterey. Take a breather at some rest stops and continue on to San Simeon and Santa Barbara.

Cabin Trip

Cabin road trips are both adventurous and seriously romantic. Spend nights roasting marshmallows by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate. Experience all this at the Rolling Huts in Washington or at the Dunton Hot Springs in Colorado. Spend a couple of nights at the Phantom Ranch in Arizona or relax at the Glen Oaks Big Sur, California.

Spontaneous Sightseeing

Unplanned, spontaneous road trips are the best, pack up and just hit the road. Forget about plans and routes, just drive. As long as you have a fully charged cell phone and Google Maps you should always find your way back home.

Star Gazing

Star Glazing at Sedona Arizona. Source: visitsedona.com

Consider setting off to stargaze in the stunning location of Sedona, Arizona. Enjoy the Vortexes, hiking, water sports and Red Rock Skate Park. Relax in one of the many clay spas and walk along the rocky trails.

Art Gallery Tour

If you both love art then this is the perfect road trip choice for you. Head to Santa Fe and enjoy the beauty and artsy nature of this location. You will find plenty to do with quirky art galleries, museums and creative art installations, it is most certainly an art lovers dream.

Food Tasting Trip

For foodie couples, take a wild food tasting road trip and consider visiting:

  • Highway One, Southern California
  • Kentucky, Bourbon
  • Maine Coast
  • North Carolina
  • Bayou Bounty, Louisiana

Quick Road Trip Travel Tips

  1. Have your car serviced before you leave
  2. Invest in a spare tyre kit
  3. Bring an emergency kit
  4. Install useful apps on your phone such as iExit app
  5. Pack items that you won’t be using all the time first to make it easier to access items you will need daily or more often
  6. Pack up a small wash bag with toiletries such as wipes, tissue, hand sanitizer gel and other important items and make sure it is easily accessible.

Be inspired by these wonderful road trip ideas, explore and have fun on these glorious road trips. Play thought provoking games like Questions for Couples and make sure you follow the travel tips and advice of seasoned and experienced road trippers. Enjoy and throw all caution to the wind and experience these wonderful road trips for couples ideas.