Travel in New Jersey often gets overshadowed by the big city of New York and the quaint towns of New England. But if you’re looking for relaxation and romance, there are lots of opportunities right here in the Garden State to enjoy.

Casino resorts, beaches, boardwalks, lighthouses, fall colors, fun festivals and amazing cuisine are just a few of the things you and your sweetheart can experience on a getaway here. If you’re having trouble deciding where to stay on your visit, perhaps these highly recommended and ultra-romantic inns and hotels will help you make up your mind!

Woolverton Inn, Stockton
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Woolverton Inn, Stockton (Prices & Photos)

You’ll be just five minutes from Lambertville, New Jersey and New Hope, Pennsylvania when you stay at this serene B&B. The Woolverton Inn is located on 10 acres and surrounded by 300 acres of forests and farmland. You’ll enjoy romantic and comfortable views of the Delaware River and have easy access to all the shops and restaurants nearby. There are 13 cottages and guest rooms here, and guests enjoy a three-course breakfast in the dining room or delivered to their rooms. Many rooms have whirlpool tubs for two. Wi-Fi, parking, and access to the grounds here are also free. This is a popular spot for country weddings of up to 150 guests if you’d like to tie the knot during your stay!

The Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg
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The Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs Resort, Hamburg (Prices & Photos)

This romantic Hamburg, New Jersey destination is a great place for couples that like to golf, dine, drink wine, and relax at the spa. There are six golf courses, treatments at the Reflections Spa, world-class dining at Restaurant Latour, and a world-renown wine cellar here. Come here any season of the year with the one you love. The Crystal Tavern has an upscale pub menu, the Springs bistro features northern Italian cuisine with patio seating, and the Chef’s Garden offers a seasonal garden-to-table dining experience. Head to the Biosphere Pool Complex to experience a spacious hot tub, free-form heated pools, a sauna, and even a sunken tropical aquarium. For entertainment, daily wine tours are offered of the Crystal Springs Wine Cellar, there are weekend yoga classes, dive-in-movie nights in the summer, and farm tours nearby at Vernon Valley Farm.

Bungalow Hotel, Long Branch
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Bungalow Hotel, Long Branch (Prices & Photos)

This is a boutique luxury hotel on the New Jersey Shore definitely a chic place to stay for your romantic getaway weekend. It’s located in Long Branch and has been open since 2009. The décor is beach-mod, stylish, playful, and inviting. It’s fun to hang out in the lobby here to play billiards or chess, and there are over 50 original works of art hung inside. Rentals are restricted to people 23 years and older unless accompanied by a parent or guardian, so you can expect a peaceful and quiet stay here. Better yet, it’s only about an hour from both New York and Philadelphia, making it an easy getaway spot if you only have Saturday and Sunday to travel. You’re also only a block from the beach when you stay at the Bungalow Hotel.

Periwinkle Inn, Cape May
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Periwinkle Inn, Cape May (Prices & Photos)

Cape May is one of the most fun places to visit in New Jersey, and a great place to stay here is the Periwinkle Inn. You can find everything here from a romantic hotel room for two to even a suite for seven people. The hotel is located on Beach Avenue and has direct access to the beach, as well as awesome views of the Atlantic Ocean and easy access to the busy town promenade. Come here for your beachfront getaway to feel like you’re in paradise. The Periwinkle Inn has been serving guests for over 40 years and was newly remodeled in 2013. Onsite you’ll find barbecue grills, a shuffleboard court, and there’s even a seasonal complimentary trolley service that leaves the hotel. Cape May is known as the oldest shore town resort in the country, and the town hosts lots of fun events, such as the Cape May Jazz Festival, the Cape May, New Jersey Film Festival, and the Cape May Music Festival.

The Bernards Inn, Bernardsville
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The Bernards Inn, Bernardsville (Prices & Photos)

Bernards is a historic boutique hotel that is a popular wedding reception venue. It has a luxurious and romantic vibe in the Somerset Hills. Yet the cute country town of Bernardsville is just an hour’s train ride away from Manhattan. With personalized concierge service, your getaway just got a whole lot easier. Popular things to check out nearby include the USGA Museum, the Mall at Short Hills, the Ninety Acres Culinary Center, and Bow Tie Cinemas. You can also arrange for romantic getaway packages that include fun extras, such as a wine tasting flight, artisanal cheeses, white petal turndown, picnic for two, in-room couples massage, or champagne sunset helicopter tour for two.

Wooden Duck Inn, Newton
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Wooden Duck Inn, Newton (Prices & Photos)

Come to the Northern New Jersey Skylands for a tranquil and romantic B&B experience with your loved one. When you’re here, you are close to mountain lakes, shopping, dining, and entertainment. The rooms here have either king size or queen size beds and all have free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, sitting areas, flat screen satellite TVs, and other amenities. A fresh and delicious three-course breakfast is prepared for guests each morning with fresh produce and meats from local farms and butchers. With advance notice, the inn can accommodate special needs and food allergies too. To add a little romance into your stay, ask about packages that include massage, horseback riding, and renewing your vows.

The Inns of Ocean Grove, Ocean Grove
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The Inns of Ocean Grove, Ocean Grove (Prices & Photos)

To be just a block from the ocean and the cute town of Ocean Grove, book a stay at the Ocean Plaza Hotel or the Ocean View Inn. The Inns of Ocean Grove offers bed & breakfast accommodations on the Jersey Shore – the hotel with 16 rooms and the inn with 11 rooms. It’s fun to spend a weekend staying here and going for walks on the boardwalk, browsing the shops in town, and bicycling together.

The Carisbrooke Inn, Ventnor City
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The Carisbrooke Inn, Ventnor City (Prices & Photos)

Another great weekend getaway spot near the beach is the Carisbrooke Inn. You’ll be close to the Atlantic City boardwalk and casinos here while enjoying European hospitality and the joys of the Jersey Shore. Guests love this inn because of the multi-course homemade breakfasts, serene back patio, Victorian era inn and cottages, and proximity to the exciting local nightlife.