Love is in the air, and Indiana offers plenty of distinctive destinations to enjoy with someone special. Make a date with your sweetheart, set a course to these romantic hotspots, and don't forget to pack a bottle of champagne.
Hole up for a whole weekend of pampering at French Lick Springs Resort and West Baden Springs Resort — both luxury hotels work in tandem to deliver fine dining, spa treatments, and utter relaxation in a scenic Southern Indiana setting.
Snag a free digital passport and set off to explore Richmond’s Chocolate Trail with sweet stops, samples, and freebies at more than a dozen participating businesses across Wayne County. In Fort Wayne, DeBrand Fine Chocolates leads behind-the-scenes tours, allowing guests to see the candy production process and taste some of the gourmet wares.
No romantic trip to Indianapolis would be complete without snapping a selfie in front of Robert Indiana’s iconic LOVE sculpture at Newfields. Then, immerse yourselves in the dreamy shifting sounds and images of Monet & Friends in THE LUME followed by a walk through the outdoor gardens to see what’s in bloom.
On the Ohio River banks, the charming streets of Madison are perfect for strolling hand-in-hand, popping into local boutiques, restaurants and thoughtfully preserved historic buildings along the way. And did you know there’s a beach in Indiana? The Lake Michigan-fronted Indiana Dunes National Park rolls out more than 50 miles of hiking trails through a diversity of natural terrain.
Make a toast to romance at Oliver Winery and Vineyards just north of Bloomington. The tasting room is open daily; once you’ve settled on a wine you love, purchase a bottle and some picnic goodies to take outside and linger awhile on the bucolic grounds.
Get away to New Harmony along the Wabash River and while away the day discovers the rich history, small-town appeal, architectural attractions, and walking labyrinths of this peaceful real-life utopia.