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Romantic Camping Ideas


If you're planning a romantic camping trip, remember: Virginia IS for lovers. 

Our campground, conveniently located near the gorgeous Cape Charles' LOVEwork sculpture, is the perfect backdrop for a weekend of reconnecting. With cozy cabins, spacious RV sites, onsite dining, and stunning views of the Chesapeake Bay, your loved one will be requesting a romantic camping trip every anniversary. 

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With our tips below and a few simple steps, you'll turn a camping trip into a romantic memory that will last a lifetime.

Logistics: Plan the Mood

Before you reserve your campsite or cottage, have a conversation with your significant other to get a sense of what they'd like to experience on a weekend away from it all. Then, think about what activities you'd both like to do, the view you'll want to wake up to, and the ideal sleeping arrangements. 

Once you’ve tackled the necessary logistics, you’ll be ready to book.

Gear: Set the Mood

Next, you'll need the right supplies to send romantic vibes. We recommend: 

Super Snuggly Sleeping Supplies

Don't think about packing light when it comes to blankets (even if you're staying in one of our luxurious cottages!). A double sleeping bag or large plush fleece can make for extra warmth and can make bed extra cozy. You'll also want to load up on pillows like this romantic set-up from littlegreenbow.com to add an extra fluff of comfort. 

Romantic Camping Ideas

LED Candles and String Lights

Bring a sense of softness to your outdoor adventure. Combined with the natural beauty of the outdoors, flickering battery operated candles and string lights are a great (and safe) way to set the tone. Plus, they are easy to hang around an RV or a cottage. 

A Polaroid Camera

Make your romantic weekend a "No Phone Zone" for the ultimate reconnecting experience. So, skip the phone camera and pick-up a fun polaroid one. It will allow you to capture instant photos of all your adventures like making a delicious breakfast at your campsite or kayaking on the Chesapeake Bay.

Romantic Camping Ideas

Portable/Waterproof Speakers

Two words: mood-setting music.

Eco-Friendly Wine Glasses and a Bottle of Virginia Wine

Virginia has some of the best wineries on the East Coast, so it’s a must to bring a bottle of red or white along for your romantic getaway. And keep the red solo cups at home, bring along a pair of eco-friendly glasses for toasting and sipping!

Plan: Activi-dates

While it's fun to stay in bed and cuddle, it's also a very good idea to plan a few romantic dates. 

Some activities that are enjoyed more as a couple includes:

Don't Forget: Feed the Love

Whether it’s a candlelight dinner under the stars next to your RV or a bite to eat at a local restaurant, you’ll want to be sure to feed the love when it comes to mealtime.

If you’re creating the meal yourself, be sure to bring an easy appetizer (say, salad), a favorite shared meal (here’s a camp kitchen checklist), and dessert.

But, don’t wait for dinner – breakfast is the perfect opportunity to start the day on a romantic note. Sharing a cup of coffee on the beach can be the ideal start to your day and your romantic weekend outdoors!

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How do you plan romantic camping getaways? 


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Learn more about Sunset Beach Resort, located at 32246 Lankford Hwy, Cape Charles, VA 23310.

Originally published February 14, 2017, updated September 1, 2017

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