Romantic getaways in Kentucky are prominent in Covington and Owensboro and include historical, artistic and nature-centered outlets. Kentucky is a conveniently located destination for residents of surrounding states, with the highest influx of weekend visitors occurring during mid-October, when the foliage of the Appalachian Mountains turns its mix of red, yellow and brown
Covington, Kentucky, is a historically rich town, and Amos Shinkle Townhouse bed and breakfast showcases architecture from the 1840s, with grand staircases, crystal chandeliers and 16-foot ceilings. Amos Shinkle Townhouse is listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation list and has been named one of the best romantic weekend getaways in Covington. Nearby BB Riverboats offers sightseeing cruises for views of the Cincinnati skyline and Kentucky landscapes, while horse-drawn carriage rides are available in Covington's Main Strasse Village District.
Owensboro, Kentucky, offers a mixture of art and nature, with Broadway performances at RiverPark Center, exhibits at Owensboro Museum of Fine Art and attractions such as Western Kentucky Botanical Garden and the Dogwood Azalea Trail. Romantic nature options are also popular in Cumberland, and include Cumberland Falls Resort Park, which boasts the second-largest waterfall East of the Mississippi River, along with a rare lunar rainbow cast by the falls. Nearby Lake Cumberland offers miles of shoreline for moonlit walks, while Cumberland Gap National Historic Park is a popular choice for couples who enjoy hiking and exploring cave formations.