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Tips for Planning Your First Vacation as a Couple

Tips for Planning Your First Vacation as a Couple

Planning a trip is exciting, but when you’re planning your first vacation as a couple, it can feel a little stressful. You want to plan a vacation that will bring you closer to your partner and make memories that will last a lifetime, but where do you even start? 

Let the team at Cove Pocono Resorts help. We have a long history of assisting couples with romantic getaways, and we would love to help you plan your first couple’s vacation. Continue reading for our guide on planning your first vacation as a couple. 

Step 1. Picking a Destination

The first part of the planning process is picking a destination for your vacation. Choosing a destination can be impacted by several factors. How long is your trip? Are you looking for somewhere close or far? How much do you want to spend? What do you want to do on your adventure?

Answering those questions will help you whittle down your list of possible locations. Next, consider how romantic the destinations are. For your first vacation as a couple, we recommend picking a highly romantic vacation spot. After all, this is a trip to remember forever, and if the goal is to bring you and your partner closer together, romance needs to play a role.

Step 2. Finding the Perfect Accommodations

After picking out the destination for your romantic getaway, it’s time to find suitable accommodations. Where you stay can make or break your trip; this is your home base, and somewhere you’ll be spending a considerable amount of time. 

Romantic resorts can help set the mood for your first vacation as a couple. At Cove Pocono Resorts, we designed our rooms and suites with romance in mind; every little detail is deliberate in creating an ultra intimate experience. Resorts with all-inclusive packages can be ideal as well because you won’t have to worry about surprise fees, and you don’t have to worry about planning out your meals.

Step 3. Laying Out an Activities Plan

Choosing your destination and selecting the perfect accommodations are the most challenging parts of planning a vacation. Now onto the fun stuff: planning out what you’re going to do. If you’re more of a go-with-the-flow kind of person, you can skip this step, but we recommend you at least look into the activities and attractions you might be interested in enjoying to avoid future stress and headaches. 

If you plan on taking a tour or going on an excursion, we suggest making reservations in advance; many companies don’t allow day-of walk-ins. However, we urge you not to jampack your schedule too full of activities. Overscheduling can cause stress and friction, which should be avoided on your first vacation as a couple.

Plan a Romantic Trip That You’ll Always Remember

Planning your first vacation as a couple is an important step for your relationship, and we hope our planning guide sets you up for a magical experience you’ll never forget. If you’re still looking for a place to vacation, consider staying with us! The beauty of the Pocono Mountains makes for a stunning backdrop for romance, and our resorts are decked out with exciting activities, delectable dining, and live entertainment. For more information or to book with us, call us at 888-963-3048.


10 Intimate, Memorable Pocono Adventures

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that outdoor recreation still plays a massive role in our relationships. The mountains, rivers, lakes, and forests of Eastern Pennsylvania have never been more enticing than they are today. Luckily for couples in need of an extended weekend of memorable Pocono adventures, Cove Pocono Resorts is nestled in the lush, rolling backcountry, approximately 90 miles from Manhattan.

10 Pocono Adventures: Excitement and Seduction

Outdoor recreation often gets a bad rap. Contrary to popular belief, some of the most tantalizing Pocono adventures don’t take place in a suite, pool, or beach. Oftentimes, seduction, desire, and flirtation flourish amid Mother Nature’s warm embrace, deep in the Pocono heartland. Cove Pocono Resorts, a beloved, adult-only romantic escape, proudly presents the Key Around Club. This exclusive club provides access to all three of our honeymoon resorts, including dozens of complimentary activities, curated by our CXOs (Chief eXcitement Officers). Because we boast three all-inclusive resorts in Pennsylvania’s Pocono Mountains, you’ll never be more than a stroll, bicycle ride, or short drive from one of these 10 Pocono adventures.

  1. Forest bathing – OK, you’re probably wondering, “What the heck is forest bathing?” Well, this ancient Japanese art form is all about utilizing your five senses. While remaining silent, listen to nature’s call, smell the fresh flora, observe the swaying greenery, feel the mossy trees, and taste the earth’s edible delights.
  2. Geocaching – Join the world’s largest treasure hunt in search of another couple’s prized artifact or memory.
  3. Birding – At its core, birding (or “birdwatching”) is easy. However, a pair of binoculars can only amplify the experience. Birding takes patience, cunning, and a keen eye. Common birds in the area include meadowlarks, bald eagles, ladder-backed woodpeckers, and cardinals.
  4. Horseback riding – We have strong relationships with three nearby riding stables in Honesdale, Cresco, and Waymart. Horseback riding is equally playful, uninhibited, and invigorating. Plus, the horses are quite beautiful and majestic.
  5. Berry picking – A sizable, undeniably romantic blueberry farm lies near the edge of Lake Wallenpaupack, just down the road from Cove Haven Resort.
  6. Waterfalling – The subtle art of “waterfalling” is as tantalizing as any other outdoor activity. There’s just something magical about exploring new terrain with your partner, far from civilization’s commotion and infrastructure.
  7. Fishing – All three of our couples destinations are located near water, including the famous Lake Wallenpaupack. Bait, hook, and reel in a monster walleye, slippery brown trout, or feisty smallmouth bass before posing for a keepsake photo!
  8. Kayaking – The aforementioned Lake Wallenpaupack provides 5,700 acres of potential paddle-forward Pocono adventures. You can also kayak on Pocono Palace Resort’s private Echo Lake.
  9. Cycling – There’s a seemingly endless network of bike paths and cycle-friendly backcountry roads in the Pocono Mountains. We provide complimentary bike rentals to ALL guests!
  10. Archery – Archery is quite intimate in nature. To learn the craft, one must be taught in close quarters. Why not learn the sport together? Laughs, shrieks of joy, and, hopefully, bullseyes will ensure.

Romantic Weekend Getaways in Pennsylvania

Follow these 10 unique Pocono adventures with an evening of delectable culinary creations, live entertainment, and a bevy of hotel games inside one of our prized fantasy suites. Cove Pocono Resorts, the “Honeymoon Capital of the World,” is known for its dazzling Champagne Tower Suites. But don’t overlook the fact that our all-inclusive packages also include two meals daily, shuttle services, curated activities, and, yes, live performances. Please check back often to look over our continuously updating list of performers. We also recommend reading about the many ways we’re keeping you safe. Check out our hot deals to learn how to save money on your next couples vacation.