Fall will quickly turn to winter, and to me, Winter + Romance = Fireplaces.
I just saw a quick show on Travel Channel highlighting the best hotel fireplaces so I just HAD to pass it on. The great thing about California is the outdoor fire pit which makes any night seem romantic. For a total release from the pressures of the city, another favorite is in the bar at the Gramercy Park Hotel -- it fights back the cold of even the harshest Manhattan winds. [Check out the full list]