How To Be Romantic When Traveling (with kids too)
Valentine’s Day coming up, but you will be traveling with your spouse? Celebrating an anniversary or special event with your spouse and don’t know what to do because you will be out of town?
Did you already make plans to go on vacation with your family and forgot that you need to include romance on that trip? How can you be romantic and the kids will also be you on your trip?
My husband and I celebrate our wedding anniversary around the holidays in December and we are usually on vacation with the kids during that time.
We are always trying to be creative in ways to be romantic and celebrate our anniversary while on vacation with our children.
What should a couple do on a trip? Listed in this article are simple and easy romantic things to do on vacation, even if your kids are with you!
1. Keep it simple. Write a love letter.
Who said you need to go out and buy something? Keep it simple, look around and grab a pen and paper.
Most hotels provide that for you anyway. Jot down how much you love and care for your spouse and seal it with a kiss.
2. Don’t like writing letters? Give them a store bought card.
Maybe you’re not the best writer or can’t express yourself well in letters. Run to the nearest store and pick up a beautiful love card.
3. Handmade cards too cheesy? Send them an email or text with a love quote.
This should get one of the best responses because it will come as a surprise when they are checking emails and won’t know what romantic surprise awaits them.
4. Bring your loved one coffee in bed.
Before they get out of bed, bring them a cup of tasty coffee or hot breakfast in bed. Who doesn’t love getting served in bed right when they wake up?
5. Cook a delicious meal with each other.
Does your spouse love pasta or steak? Make their favorite meal for them (if your hotel room has a kitchen). You can even prepare the meal together while spending quality time in the kitchen.
6. Bring back yummy donuts or chocolate.
What’s their favorite dessert? Can you find that at a local restaurant or bakery? Let your spouse enjoy a tasty treat on that special day.
7. If your spouse really has a sweet tooth, take them to the candy store.
The kids will really be happy about this too. Everyone can fill up their bags with their favorite candy on this special day.
8. Feeling a little tense? Offer a massage to your spouse.
Maybe you guys can take turns and provide full-body massages to the soothing sounds of music.
9. The all-time favorite– rose petals in the bathtub.
If your spouse loves roses and a nice hot bath, why not combine the two? Hey, if the kids want to join in, let them! They can clean up the bathtub when it’s all over.
10. Take a walk together.
Walk around and enjoy the new town that you are visiting. Hold hands and enjoy the scenery.
11. Have a night out at the museum.
Spend a few hours admiring masterpieces at an art gallery or museum. Find one that has kids activities if you are taking the kids too.
12. What about the park? Have a nice picnic at the park.
Take some snacks and drinks for the family or spouse and head out to the park for a nice afternoon.
13. Booked at a cabin in the woods?
Have a bonfire outside. You and the family can sit outside and enjoy while making S’mores or you and your spouse can enjoy a glass of wine together.
14. Go on a bike ride.
Rent bikes for the family and take a ride around the park or the town for your anniversary. Get your exercise in while you’re on vacation.
15. Take a road trip to the nearest city.
Find awesome activities or events in the nearest city and go on a road trip together. Make it two trips in one.
16. Make it a movie night.
Sometimes you just want to see a good movie. Why not head out and get tickets at the cinema? If the kids are there, make sure it’s PG.
17. Go on a tour of the town.
Take your spouse or family on an exciting bus tour around town. Get close as you learn about the important landmarks and history.
Want to kick it up a notch?
See if you can find a tour that offers carriage rides. Nothing is more romantic than a night out on a beautiful city riding in a gorgeous horse drawn carriage ride.
18. Like beer? How about beer or wine tasting?
Unfortunately, the kids can’t come along on this date. If you do want to take the kids with you, instead go on a food tour where the family can taste food from fine restaurants in the town.
19. Go ice skating.
If you love skating, how about a romantic day on ice? Skating hand in hand on ice is really fun with the one you love.
20. Take a romantic walk along a river.
Find a river or lake in the town you are visiting and take a nice walk along followed by a lovely meal at a fine restaurant.
21. Go on a hike.
For all you adventure couples or families, go on a hike. If it’s still cold, go on a winter hike. Pack your backpacks and the family and head for the mountains. Have great conversations with each other during your hike.
22. Go camping with each other.
Set up a tent under the moon and stars and bring romance outdoors at the campsite.
23. Make reservations and attend a comedy show.
Laughing on a date is something we all need. Some comedy shows provide food and drinks, therefore, making it a family affair too.
24. Go bowling.
Bowling is so much fun. Have the better player show how to score those strikes.
Laugh at the one with the gutter balls (which is usually me). Kids love bowling too.
25. Check out the arcade.
Some game arcades are made for adults just as they are for kids. Many of these arcades have restaurants and bars attached so the kid in the adult can have a great time too!
26. Have a blast at the amusement parks.
If you and your spouse love thrill rides, spend your day having fun at the amusement park. You can hold on to one another, laugh, or be terrified together at the amusement and the water parks.
27. Gaze at the sunsets together.
Doesn’t cost a thing to look at the beautiful sunsets or sunrises together hand in hand with a few smooches here and there.
28. Go shopping.
Don’t want to spend too much? Go window shopping.
Find a large shopping mall with a variety of stores where you can spend the day window shopping and spending time with each other.
29. No transportation? Get room service.
Call for room service or delivery and have a fancy meal in your hotel room. Order all of their favorite foods to eat or a nice bottle of champagne.
30. Spouse into games?
Plan a day playing video games against each other. See who the best player is.
Call the kids to join in. Mix it up and play board games too.
31. Escape Room
If you’ve never gone to an escape room, this is something you must try. Escape rooms are practically real-life puzzles.
The game begins in a themed room and you and your teammates must look for and solve clues to escape or exit the room.
You usually work together with family members or other teammates.
The game is timed, so you have a set amount of minutes to solve all the clues and escape.
My husband and I did an escape room for our anniversary and because it was just the two of us, we thought we were at a disadvantage. However, we worked really well as a team under pressure and we escaped! Victory!!
By far this was the most fun we ever had on a date! There are also escape rooms for the little ones to join in on the fun too.
This list provides some romantic traveling tips for married couples. Most of these romantic ideas can be done while you are traveling with your kids too.
Looking for a romantic scenery while on vacation with your spouse?
What romantic things have you done while on vacation? Was it for your wedding anniversary or maybe Valentine’s Day? Share your romantic ideas while traveling in the comments.