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Napa Valley tops this list of the 12 most romantic places to visit in America

The Riverfront in Napa, Calif., one of the hotels that have come to the Napa Valley and have shifted the emphasis from wine country to vacation spot.
(Eric Risberg / Associated Press)

If you’re searching for America’s most romantic getaways, you need visit just a few states, according to a U.S. News & World Report’ listing released Thursday. Hawaii and California claim three destinations each, and Massachusetts has two in the rankings that profile some of the most scenic and couples-friendly places to vacation.

The most romantic of them all? Napa Valley, in the heart of the Golden State’s wine country, took the No. 1 spot. “The tiered hillsides, wine caverns and illustrious estates make for stellar scenery, and top-class hotels are taking note,” the magazine wrote of the area.

The magazine’s website says selections are based on “an analysis of expert and user opinions.” Here are the rest of the destinations deemed perfect for lovebirds.

2. Kauai, Hawaii

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3. Maui, Hawaii

4. Charleston, S.C.

5. Savannah, Ga.

6. Cape Cod, Mass.

7. St. Augustine, Fla.

8. Lanai, Hawaii

9. Martha’s Vineyard, Mass.

10. Big Sur

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11. Santa Barbara

12. Aspen, Colo.

Looking for romance and something affordable? The magazine ranked these places in the West — Sedona, Ariz. (No. 3), Cannon Beach, Ore. (No. 4), Santa Fe, N.M. (No. 6) and Monterey (No. 8) — that will set the mood but won’t bust your wallet.

Info: 12 Best Romantic Getaways in the USA, 10 Best Cheap Romantic Getaways in the USA

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