Plan a getaway for Valentine's Day

Feb 08, 2013 No Comments by

Valentine”s Day is looming – if you”re still looking for what to do, how about a getaway for Valentine”s Day?

Many couples exchange gifts or go out to dinner on Valentine’s Day. But it’s also a great time to take a short vacation.

If you”re eager to spring a surprise of stunning proportions, a weekend getaway in the name of Valentine”s Day can do the trick. The United States is home to a number of locations well-known for romance. Consider the following destinations if you’re planning a mid-February vacation with your sweetheart.

Virginia

The Atlantic coast abounds with quiet, intimate locations that are perfect for any Valentine”s Day weekend, and Virginia has many worthwhile destinations that will let you kick back and enjoy some quality time together. In Virginia Beach, for example, multiple hotels offer Valentine”s Day packages offering a variety

of activities and attractions, including complimentary champagne, couple’s massages, horseback rides on the beach and, of course, a stunning view of the ocean.

If the weather”s nice, you can also consider a hot air balloon ride. And if it’s rainy, check out the indoor attractions, such as theater and fine dining, that attract visitors throughout the year. You’ll also find packages designed for couples who plan to elope, like “The Ultimate Wedding Gazebo Package” offered at Virginia Beach”s Cooper”s Landing.

Chicago

A Valentine”s trip to Chicago offers an upscale, metropolitan feel and a variety of attractions to suit anyone”s preferences. The Trump International Tower & Hotel is a popular place among couples during Valentine”s Day, and it”s a great location to serve as your home base for checking out a number of modern-yet-romantic attractions, such as the swanky farm-to-table restaurant Province and after-dinner drinks at the Pump Room Bar, which has been popular among celebrities for more than 70 years.

You can find plenty of tours in Chicago, covering some of the city’s most interesting attractions. Or reserve a table at The Signature Room, which offers a spectacular view of Chicago from its 95th-floor windows.

San Francisco

San Francisco is such a tightly packed city that you can walk or take the train just about anywhere, saving you the more unromantic moments of frantically pulling U-turns while finding your way through the city in a car. The city is also booming with cool little boutique hotels, and its seafood is world-class, with many of the top destinations overlooking the San Francisco Bay. Check out the traditional sites like Fisherman”s Wharf and the Golden Gate Bridge, but keep

an eye out for romantic little walk-ups and other hole-in-the-wall restaurants offering intimate settings and fantastic views.

No matter where you go, just make sure you place an emphasis on spending quality time together in an intimate setting. Whether that means walks on the beach, candle-lit dinners, or a visit to see a breathtaking view, it”s up to you to craft a weekend that will be a hit with your significant other. Of course, even romantic weekends can feature good old-fashioned fun, so don”t be afraid to use your trips to indulge in some of the fun attractions offered year-round in these locations.

 

 

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