While flowers and chocolates have their place, there’s nothing more romantic than a spontaneous getaway. Even if she has her eyes set on the streets of Paris or the beaches of the Caribbean, these locales prove that a dream romantic Valentine’s Day getaway is possible without leaving the country.
1. Scottsdale, Arizona
Scottsdale is an ideal location for both the adventure seekers and those who look to rest and relax thanks to a mix of scenic hiking routes, sprawling botanical gardens, and resplendent resorts. Take your pick of classic resorts or maybe try something new and stay in a private bungalow with a cozy fire pit. Either option is sure to have activities and spa treatments that you and your love can sign up for.
California has something to offer for every couple. From the beaches of San Diego and Laguna Beach to the cities of San Fransisco and Los Angeles or up to the vineyards of Napa Valley, there’s plenty of possibilities and activities to create a dream weekend.
3. Asheville, North Carolina
Take your pick of a cozy mountain cabin or a cosmopolitan hotel for your stay in Asheville, North Carolina. Take a morning hike to some of the most picturesque waterfalls and then drive to the Biltmore Estate, finish the night off with coffee and dessert at one of the many restaurants the town has to offer.
4. Aspen, Colorado
If winter is your favorite season then look no further than the mountains of Aspen, Colorado. Here you can spend your day skiing Snowmass, Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands or Buttermilk or take a dog sledding journey through the beautiful wilderness. Of an evening, couples can be found strolling in and out of the shops, getting a massage, or enjoying a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire.
5. Chicago, Illinois
Don’t discredit the Midwest. In this glittering city located on Lake Michigan, couples can shop on Michigan Avenue, get lost in a wide array of museums, eat at some of the best restaurants in the country, or have a spa day at one of downtown’s luxe hotels. Chicago, Illinois also has plenty of concerts and shows that stopover in the city to help provide new things to do for each visit.
6. New York, New York
It’s no secret that New York City can be the picture of romance. From horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park, to the Valentine’s Day packages at the grand hotels, or Eskimo kisses on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center and window-shopping trips down in SoHo, the Big Apple has more romantic activities to take advantage of than you could imagine. Not to mention, the award-winning restaurants and bars to spoil your significant other with.
Where will you be celebrating your love this Valentine’s Day?