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!
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.).
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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).
You're going there to drop your bags, maybe do a quick spin around the hotel gardens, and head out to the larger Brandywine Valley area.
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.
(But trust us: unless your date has Barbie Dream Car fantasies, there's really only one option here.) When you decide you need a break from staring at nature, head to one of the city's 20 art galleries to take in the fine Southwestern paintings and ceramics.
Then head back outside to hike, kayak, ride ATVs, or maybe just drink wine in the fresh AZ air.