Explore America’s Most Romantic Cities with Your Valentine

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and many couples try to change up their plans each year. Traveling to a new city with your significant other by motorcycle can be a great way to spend quality time together. Even if you can’t catch them on the most romantic day of the year, consider planning a trip with your sweetheart to one of America’s most charming cities.

Charleston, SC

Charleston oozes with Southern Charm, from its beautiful old oak trees and horse-drawn carriages to its antebellum architecture and cobblestone streets. The city offers plenty of activities for visitors, including the picturesque Magnolia Plantation and Gardens. Visit the famous Folly Beach or escape to one of the city’s many islands for a romantic, laid-back day of surf and sand.

Seattle, WA

The Pacific Northwest city of Seattle offers couples endless opportunities to explore together. The city itself has several must-see attractions that aren’t at all tourist traps, including Pike Place Market, boat tours of Puget Sound, the Chihuly Garden and Glass, Olympic Sculpture Park, and of course, the Space Needle. Outside the city, there are plenty of opportunities to take a romantic hike or bike ride through the mountains.

Malibu, CA

Experience the essential vibe of California in Malibu, the coastal gem just west of Los Angeles. Visit one of the city’s many state parks to experience the city’s many natural wonders, including mountains, beach caves, hiking, coves, and waterfalls. Visit The Getty Villa for a romantic day viewing ancient art or catch up on your shopping at Malibu Country Mart. Explore the many beachfront restaurants to enjoy an ocean sunset over cocktails.

Chicago, IL  

The heart of the Midwest, Chicago is a great place for couples to visit. With world-class arts and culture museums, Lake Michigan views, stunning architecture, and impressive restaurants, there’s plenty to do in see in the Windy City. Stroll through Millennium Park and don’t miss a view of the iconic Cloud Gate Sculpture. Visit the Willis Tower at sunset for an unforgettable night with your sweetheart.

Before heading out, make sure that your motorcycle is ready for a long motorcycle trip. Nothing is worse than needing to make repairs along the way through a mechanic that you are unfamiliar with. Get all the parts that your motorcycle needs through Parts Pit Stop and read this helpful checklist on getting your motorcycle ready for a long trip.