America's Most Romantic Winter Destinations (PHOTOS)

01/08/2014 05:28 pm ET | Updated Mar 10, 2014

"When we venture out to the wide, open plains and drive up the mountains, it feels like we're the only ones there," says Dan Warner, reflecting on the appeal of Jackson, WY. The L.A.-based COO of Atlas Digital production company and his wife vacationed there winters ago and will return this season for a romantic, kid-free getaway.

Blame it on the cold weather or all that holiday cheer, but there's something about winter that gives us the itch to escape with that special someone. Yet with many traveling this time of year, the challenge can be finding a place to steal away from the crowds. Thankfully, we turned up plentiful options for secluded and romantic winter getaways like Jackson.

Of course, romance doesn't require chilly weather to get the sparks flying. Biking along the shores of Amelia Island, Fla., might be more your speed, or wine tasting in picturesque Texas Hill Country. Whatever your ideal setting, read on to find the perfect romantic winter destination for you two.

--Stephanie Orma

America's Most Romantic Winter Destinations