6. Fairhope, Alabama

Romantic Escape

This charming village nestles on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay like an idealized, movie-set small town. Blossoms burst from planters and flower boxes along every block of the tree-shaded downtown. Wrought-iron balconies lend a bit of New Orleans flavor -- appropriate for a community that celebrates Mardi Gras with a half-dozen parades spread over more than two weeks. Couples could spend days contentedly browsing the boutiques, art galleries, antiques shops, parks and, most deliciously, the restaurants. Day's end brings a beautiful bonus: sunset over the bay; 251/928-2136 or cofairhope.com




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