If it's romance you're after, you can't beat The City of Roses, for obvious reasons—The International Rose Test Garden features over 10,000 bushes of approximately 650 varieties of roses, which bloom from April through October, peaking in June. "And it's perfect for couples on a budget because entry is free," says Bryn Culbert, travel expert at Wanderu. "Fall is the most gorgeous season in Portland, as foliage adorns the many urban hikes in areas like Forest Park," adds Culbert.
Whether you come in the winter to peep the glittering mountains or during the summer to watch the sunset over the tranquil beaches, you're sure to crank up the romance in Bar Harbor. And if you like seafood—well, let's just say you'll get your fix and more in this seaside town. "Couples can enjoy hiking and birdwatching in the Acadia National Park, and the gardens are home to over 200 species of plants, trees, and shrubs indigenous to the island," says Hernborg. "Don't forget to take a peaceful and romantic walk along the scenic Shore Path and its vivid streets."