4 Ideas for Romantic Weekend Getaways in NJ

Couple embracing while looking at a beach view

Want to spark up romance with someone special? Plan a romantic weekend getaway in NJ with help from the team at ICONA Resorts.

At ICONA, we want you to enjoy a peaceful romantic getaway. To achieve our goal, we offer premium accommodations and amenities, so you can experience sacred moments of relaxation with the people you care about most. We make it easy to plan some of the best weekend getaways in NJ. 

Here are four of our can't-miss ideas for romantic weekend getaways in NJ. 

1. Classic Shore Getaway

Bring your special someone to Cape May, a beach-lover's paradise and picturesque Jersey Shore romantic getaway. 

First, book accommodations at ICONA Cape May or Mahalo Cape May, both of which are conveniently located on Beach Avenue and its 2.5-mile stretch of beaches. That way, you and your partner will be able to walk directly from your hotel to a beautiful Cape May beach.

Begin your day by relaxing on the beach or enjoying swimming, volleyball, and other outdoor activities with your partner. 

If you and your special someone get hungry, visit one of Cape May’s many delicious restaurants. 

At ICONA Cape May, we offer a shuttle that'll drive you to these restaurants and other Cape May destinations during the summer season and some weekends during cozy season. 

Along with these restaurants, Coastal Blue is a Diamond Beach restaurant that serves a wide range of contemporary American cuisine — and it's just a short drive from Cape May

As the day winds down, stop by the Washington Street Mall to pick up a gift or two for your special someone. Here, you'll be able to shop for jewelry, apparel, and other deluxe items from more than 75 establishments.

Or, if you prefer a livelier night, pop on over to the Wildwood Boardwalk. Only minutes from Coastal Blue, you can play games, ride a giant Ferris wheel, and make fun memories together as a couple. 

2. Wine & Dine Getaway

Those who appreciate a timeless vintage are sure to enjoy a trip to Cape May's premier wineries. 

Start your romantic wine excursion with a visit to Cape May Winery & Vineyard. Book a tasting to sample six different wines and learn the production process, all while enjoying quality time with your partner. 

From here, stop by the tasting room at Willow Creek Winery & Farm, where you can share a charcuterie board complemented by the perfect estate-grown and blended wines.

Finish off your winery exploration with a trip to Hawk Haven Vineyard & Winery, which offers white port-style wine, méthode champenoise brut, méthode ancestrale sparkling wines, and many other varieties. As you and your partner enjoy your wine together, have some fun ranking which ones stole the show and which ones didn't quite hit the mark.

For a romantic dinner after visiting Cape May's wineries and vineyards, book a reservation at Peter Shields Restaurant. This award-winning restaurant offers a fine dining experience unlike any other. You and your partner can treat yourselves to a romantic dinner consisting of exquisitely crafted dishes made from the finest ingredients. As a BYO restaurant, Peter Shields lets you bring a bottle of wine from any of the local wineries and vineyards you visited earlier, so you can both enjoy it together during your dinner. 

3. Brews and the Beach Getaway

If you and your partner are on the hunt for the best local brews, a visit to Avalon is a must. 

Booking a stay at ICONA Avalon ensures convenient access to nearby breweries and beaches, allowing you to explore local attractions without straying too far from your home away from home. 

Kick off your brews and beach getaway with a trip to Avalon Brew Pub, where you and your special someone can enjoy craft beers brewed in-house. Feel free to check our brew pub calendar before your visit, as you might discover special offers or exciting events happening during your stay. 

Next, make the trip to nearby Cape May Court House to visit the Slack Tide Brewing Company. About a 10-minute drive from Avalon, this brewery gives you and your partner a variety of beers to choose from, including flagship, seasonal, and rotational brew options. 

If you and your special someone are willing to go a little bit further outside of Avalon, MudHen Brewing Company in Wildwood is definitely worth the trip, too. Only a few minutes from ICONA Diamond Beach and Mahalo Diamond Beach, MudHen supplies an endless list of exceptional craft beers. You and your partner can also pick up crowlers and growlers to go.

Following your trip to MudHen, finish your night on a high-note at The Star Beach Bar, just a short car ride away. Open to guests of ICONA Diamond Beach and the general public, this bar offers fun, food, drinks, and live entertainment right on the sand of Diamond Beach.

4. Blast from the Past Getaway

Those who want to take a trip down memory lane as part of a romantic getaway will find plenty of historic attractions and landmarks to enjoy in Cape May. 

You and your partner can embark on your journey through time by climbing the 199 steps to the top of the Cape May Lighthouse, which dates back to 1859. After reaching the top, catch your breath and enjoy a spectacular view of Delaware Bay, the Atlantic Ocean, Cape May Point State Park, and Cape May Point Borough.

Once you've taken in the view from the Cape May Lighthouse, check out the Historic Cold Spring Village. Taking you and your partner back to the 1800s, the village provides a glimpse into what life was like for blacksmiths, printers, woodworkers, and many others during this time. It may open the door to conversations about the past, present, and, perhaps most importantly, future between you and your special someone.

Finally, bring your partner to The Lobster House for lunch or dinner with an upscale waterfront dining experience. You and your special someone can dine at the 130 foot-long Schooner American vessel and outdoor lounge. Watch the yachts pass by as you both enjoy fresh seafood dishes or any of the restaurant's many other delicious meals. 

Ready for a Romantic Getaway in New Jersey?

The ICONA team provides access to the finest resorts along the Jersey Shore, where you and your special someone can create unforgettable memories with the romantic getaway of your dreams. 

Book your romantic weekend getaway at one of ICONA’s resorts on the Jersey Shore.