Paris has the glittering Eiffel Tower and Venice has gondola-clad canals, but you don’t need to cross an ocean to find romance. The most romantic cities in the U.S. are easily accessible and probably much cheaper. Merely cross the continent and you’ll discover cities on par with Europe’s romantic capitals that are certainly worthy of a road trip (or quick flight). From southern spots oozing with Old World charm to unexpected culinary capitals where each meal tops the next (who needs Noma when we’ve got our very own version?), here are 10 of the most romantic cities in the U.S. to add to your shortlist of romantic getaways—no passport required.
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