Avery Island ranked as most romantic weekend getaway in Louisiana

Photo: Flickr/Kent Kanouse

(YAHOO Travel) At a certain point in every relationship, dollar pizza date nights just don’t cut it anymore. You’ve got to step up your game, and what better way to do that than get the hell out of town?

Weekend trips are great, but they can also be a hassle to plan. So to save you the pain of poring over Fodor’s and Expedia, we picked out a romantic rendezvous point in every state in America.

We favored smaller towns and quiet lakes/mountains/beaches to make it seem more like a “getaway,” and tried to steer clear of experiences that hinged too heavily on a resort. (Though we certainly dug into some hotel recs.) Enjoy your stay, and be sure to tip your B&B hosts well:

In Lousiaina:

Nothing reignites a fiery romance quite like hot sauce (and the ensuing indigestion), so get yourself to Avery Island, home of Tabasco.

After you’ve finished up your pancakes at a B&B in New Iberia (the isle doesn’t have hotels), your first priority is Jungle Gardens, a 170-acre collection of azaleas, camellias, an old Buddha statue, and the rogue croc or deer.

If you’re a bird-watching couple (reign it in, you party animals!), there’s a separate tour of “Bird City” as well.

After you’ve taken in all the pretty flowers, it’s time to tour the hella-romantic Tabasco factory.

The hot sauce company has an additional restaurant and Cajun-inspired “food tour” on Avery Island, just in case your date isn’t impressed with bottling operations.

A complete list of the most romantic getaways across the country can be found here: https://yhoo.it/2eoCOaH

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