The very phrase "Victorian mountain village" should sell you on this AR escape, but in case you need more convincing, here it goes: Eureka Springs has outdoorsy activities (canoes, scooter tours, big cat refuges, etc.).Eureka Springs has small-town charm (chocolate shops, kaleidoscope-kite stores, dinner trolleys, etc.).And if you're all about authenticity, you gotta book a stay at Bogie and Bacall's actual hotel, The Inn at Mystic.Montchanin is where the very lovely Inn at Montchanin Village is based, but you're not going there to explore that town specifically (it's an unincorporated community, anyway).
While you won't be inundated with an incredibly boozy concoction everywhere you go, the region, which encompasses swaths of Delaware Pennsylvania, does have several gorgeous manors and gardens there, including the Nemours Mansion and Winterthur, built by the Du Pont family.Pristine beaches ripe for dumping your cooler of cheap lager!), but it also boasts plenty to do now that you're an adult and attempting to impress someone not wearing an airbrushed tank.Florida may be worse than New Jersey, but it does have amazing beaches.And if you're in the Sunshine State with a boy/lady friend, you might as well find one where you're allowed to ride horses!