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“Newport, Rhonde Island, is a splendid destination for couples. Easy to get to from Boston or New York, it has plenty of things to do, such as exploring the enormous mansions built as summer cottages by the great socialite families of the late 19th century, pleasant seaside walks, good restaurants and bracing sails in a tall ship in this, the capital of the sailing world. There are

also good hotels, ranging from my favourite, the glorious Chanler at Cliff Walk, to inns such as Marshall Slocum.” Sandra Potter, Managing Director, Frontier Travel

along the river on a narrated boat tour. The second-most romantic city in Amazon’s top 20 list was

Seattle, in Washington State, where couples can enjoy a meal with a view over the city and the Pacific in a revolving restaurant 500 feet up its famous Space Needle tower. Tennessee’s Knoxville was third in the romance list, followed by Miami, Arlington in Virginia and Orlando. Las Vegas also made the list, at 16, but then again it has dozens of wedding chapels. Those who want to tie the knot there with a twist can be married by an Elvis impersonator, get hitched without even leaving their car at a drive-through chapel, or say their vows 1,000 feet above the Strip in the Chapel in the Clouds.

LIMITLESS LOVE The sky’s the limit for lovers wanting to pop the question in Chicago, literally. A package called Sky is the Limit at its towering John Hancock Centre includes a personal shopper for the proposer to choose their outfit, wine-paired dinner in a private room high up in the tower’s Signature Room restaurant accompanied by a violin ensemble, and a plane writing a proposal in the sky, after which the newly-engaged couple are whisked off for a weekend at Lake Geneva by helicopter. True love doesn’t come cheap, though: the package starts at $20,000. For those who want the wow factor without splashing out quite so much, how about a stay in one of 26 log cabins at the Hualapai Ranch, with magnificent views of the Grand Canyon? Sunset excursion packages offered by the Hualapai Tribe-

owned Sunrise and Sunset Excursions include a round-trip bus trip from Las Vegas, a ranch overnight, a meal for two and a Grand Canyon Skywalk ticket for the glass walkway that extends above the canyon floor. The packages start at around $260. For an intimate, away-from-it-all break, Nebraska’s Ponca

State Park offers year-round accommodation in lodges with fireplaces and walkout decks that overlook the Platte River. If you want to take your partner on a horse and carriage ride, San Antonio is not the only city to offer them. Most famous of all are the horse-drawn carriages of New York City’s Central Park and streets, although these are threatened by proposed legislation. But you can also take a horse and carriage ride past the graceful mansions and stately churches of South Carolina’s Charleston as well as along Chicago’s famous Magnificent Mile. You can’t board a Streetcar named Desire any more as the

Mississippi is the birthplace of America’s music. You can hear that in my songs. But you can feel it here, at juke joints, back porches and festivals. Check out to fi nd out what’s happening. Then join me at the party.


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