Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and let’s face it: for many of us, it hasn’t been the most romantic year or two. Intimate candlelit restaurants were temporarily shuttered and concerts have been few and far between. But finally, with falling virus rates and increased vaccinations, there is – dare we say it!? Light at the end of the pandemic tunnel. So what better time to plan a sweet getaway with your partner for Valentine’s Day? There is nothing like a little escape to liven up a relationship. But where to go? The destinations are endless: from a classic beach trip to a cozy cabin getaway. Read on to find the ideal vaca for you and your love to celebrate and unwind:
Romantic Valentine's Day Escapes
It’s highly likely that you and your beau could use a little bikini time. Turn up the heat with a southern destination: Mexico has a plethora of all-inclusive resorts if that’s your speed. Places like Cabo San Lucas and Puerto Vallarta are gorgeous and known for their well-priced flights. Are you more of an adventurous couple? Costa Rica has incredible hiking, ziplining, and surfing. If you’d prefer to stay more local, Florida has everything from the bohemian Keys to Miami Beach clubbing.
Sure, tropical vacations are nice. But is there really anything more romantic than cozying up by a warm fire when the weather outside is frightful? The Northeastern US is known for tons of quaint small towns in Maine, Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. If you want to stay closer to the city, Getaway provides tiny cozy cabins just 2 hours outside many major cities.
#3. Beach off-season
An unexpected delight? Beach towns in the winter. Destinations with peak season in the summer months can have a romantic allure in the-off season; think: stunning winter sunsets, howling winds, and peaceful, bundled-up beach walks. To boot, Cape Cod and the Hamptons are usually wildly more affordable in the colder months.
Sometimes you just have to go big or go home. Take a 4-day trip to the city of romance itself: Paris, France. With Airbnb and a little flight sleuthing, a quick Euro trip can be surprisingly affordable. In no time you and your boo could be strolling the Seine, sipping café cappuccinos, and taking in views of the Eiffel Tower. Just say “oui.”
Of course, not all of us have the time or money to flit away for a lavish trip. Why not treat your home as a restful sanctuary for the weekend? Staycations can be surprisingly relaxing – there isn’t the added stress of traveling, packing, unpacking, and catching up on chores. Turn your ringer off and queue up Netflix. An intentional at-home weekend might be the perfect treat for you and your sweetie.