From South Jersey to North Jersey, our state is home to many picturesque and luxurious hotels, inns, and bed and breakfasts. Sometimes it’s necessary to take a break from adulting as “Mom” and “Dad” and spend quality time with the one you love. And what better way to do that than to travel? To help you plan a romantic local getaway, whether it’s for a special occasion or just because, NJMOM has compiled a list of the top 10 romantic getaways in New Jersey so you can feel like you’re being whisked away without having to go far.
Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in New Jersey
Nestled in historic downtown Princeton, the Nassau Inn is one of the most enchanting and romantic hotels in New Jersey. Built in 1756, it was originally the home of a prominent judge in town before later expanding and becoming what is now the charming Nassau Inn. Spanning the entire Palmer Square East, the Inn has 188 guest rooms and the legendary Yankee Doodle Tap Room where you can get a seasonal craft beer and gastropub fare. If you are in the mood for a late-night date with your sweetheart, head to the west side of the Square and indulge in The Bent Spoon’s tasty artisan ice cream and sorbet made entirely from scratch, or Thomas Sweet’s own roasted coffee and handmade chocolates.
Rooms starting at $229 a night.
10 Palmer Square, Princeton, NJ 08542 | 609-921-7500
The Mason Cottage
Cape May’s Victorian history and architecture will surely charm your socks off. While Cape May is dotted with many bed and breakfasts, we think The Mason Cottage in the downtown historic district is just the dreamiest. It helps that each morning, you and your partner will wake up to a delicious 2-course breakfast made with local ingredients on the veranda; in the afternoon, enjoy tea and treats while you sip and savor the beautiful views of Cape May. Whether you want to experience one of the best summer beach towns in New Jersey or if you’re looking for a more relaxed vibe in the cooler months, The Mason Cottage puts you in the center of it all. And then there’s the whale watching. Trump card.
Rooms starting at $109 a night
623-625 Columbia Avenue, Cape May, NJ 08204 | 609-884-3358
We don’t know what it is about being near the big city, but that glittering New York City skyline that overlooks the W Hoboken certainly does its part to inspire a sexy, electrifying night on our side of the river. When you getaway here, you’ll want to dream big – because with one click of the WHATEVER/WHENEVER® button on your phone, the W team will make anything you desire into a reality. We’re just saying, if a hypothetical bathtub full of rose petals or a private helicopter ride over New York City isn’t enough, you and your sweetheart can also soothe your souls with a massage at the W Hoboken’s Bliss Spa or work out together in the state-of-the-art FIT® Gym. Don’t forget to take advantage of Hoboken’s lively downtown area, which is brimming with history, culture, nightlife, and local attractions.
Rooms starting at $309 a night
225 River Street, Hoboken, NJ, 07030 | 201-253-2400
Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs Resort
As pretty in the winter as it is in the spring – and central to four award-winning New Jersey wineries – the Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs Resort is set amidst the brilliant Appalachian Mountains and offers 4,000+ acres of romantic possibilities ranging from endless outdoor recreation to world-class amenities. All that is to say, of course, that the scenery promises some sparks. And did we mention that the Appalachian Trail is just around the corner? Outdoor enthusiasts can take a lovers’ hike through a portion of our beautiful Garden State – but if you just wanna spend the weekend splayed out around the lodge’s unique tropical biosphere pool, that’s fine, too.
Rooms starting at $439 a night
3 Wild Turkey Way, Hamburg, NJ 07419 | 855-900-2188
White Lilac Inn
White Lilac, Spring Lake, Wreck Pond – all these quaint names just conjure up images of an idyllic getaway with the bees buzzing and birds singing, don’t you think? The White Lilac Inn in Spring Lake, just around the corner from Wreck Pond, has quickly become one of our fave hidden gems for a weekend getaway – especially during warmer months. Just a few blocks from the ocean, this quaint B&B equips every room with a private porch and a fireplace for snuggling side-by-side with your sweetie. And what else but tables for two in the Garden Room for breakfast to start off a love-filled day together?
Rooms starting at $159 a night
414 Central Avenue, Spring Lake, NJ 07762 | 732 449-0211
Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa
Atlantic City may have a rap for being all about the boardwalk, but if you’re looking for the glitz and glamour of Vegas without having to leave the state, Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa has you covered. A stay at the Borgata will leave you and your partner feeling like newlyweds all over again. With chic accommodations, the high-octane excitement of casino gaming, entertainment venues, celebrity chef-acclaimed restaurants, and not one, but two revitalizing spas to choose from – you will undoubtedly revel in the ultimate luxury and decadence that is the Borgata. What happens in the Borgata, stays in the Borgata.
Rooms starting at $89 a night
One Borgata Way, Atlantic City, NJ 08401 | 609-317-1000
A historic stone manor country estate. A crackling fire. Bubbling whirlpool tubs for two. Ahh, romance. For those seeking a bit of solitude – and 300 acres of preserved farmland high above the Delaware River – Woolverton Inn is among the best romantic getaways in New Jersey, and is but a scenic drive to New Hope and Lambertville down the road. You can choose to stay in one of the inn’s intimate country cottages (technically in New Hope, Pennsylvania), perfect for your love-cation. Fancy a gourmet 3-course country breakfast? No problem, you can get it in bed, if you desire. Their Dutch Baby soufflé pancake with brandied apples is a must-try; get it with a thick slab of maple-glazed bacon and we’re sure you and your sweetheart will have something to write home about.
Rooms starting at $190 a night at the inn
6 Woolverton Rd., Stockton, NJ 08559 | 609-397-0802
Cedars and Beeches Bed & Breakfast
Located in one of Jersey Shore’s beautiful beach towns, Long Branch, Cedars and Beeches Bed & Breakfast is only four blocks from the beach, and is the perfect spot for couples who want to relax by the water during the day and cozy on up together on the porch at night. Though its beachy vibe is nice in the summer, even in the off-season, Long Branch provides a welcome respite from busy urban life. Choose from two of Cedar and Beeches’s specially-appointed couples spa packages for a romantic weekend together. And if antiquing is your jam, you’re definitely in luck.
Rooms starting at $125 a night
247 Cedar Avenue, Long Branch, NJ | 732-571-6777
The Olde Mill Inn
We love the Colonial flair of The Olde Mill Inn in Basking Ridge. With rooms overlooking English style gardens, the hotel offers a charming historic environment. Be sure to sit down for a meal at the inn’s 240-year-old restaurant, the Grain House, with romantic fireside dining and the cozy Coppertop Pub for drinks with your sweetheart. You won’t be disappointed if you book the “Romantic Getaway” package, which offers luxury guestroom accommodations, a bottle of champagne, chocolate strawberries, and $100 voucher for use at Grain House.
Package is $235 + tax
225 Route 202, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920 | 908-221-1100
From almost every room in this Avon-By-The-Sea bed and breakfast, you can wake up to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. With so much to do in the quaint beach town, relaxing in the jacuzzi or enjoying a movie in the Grand Victorian Cinema is just what the doctor ordered for a weekend to reconnect. The Cashelmara Inn has preserved many of the antique aspects of the building which gives it an even more romantic feel.
Rooms starting at $164 a night
22 Lakeside Avenue, Avon-By-The-Sea, NJ 07717 | 732-776-8727