February 14 is fast approaching, a certain fever spreads across the globe and grips the heart of romantics, old and young. It is Saint Valentine’s Day – a celebration of L.O.V.E. fills the air. Although the origin of Valentine Day celebration has been subject to dispute, one thing that lovers across the world agree on is the celebration on the 14th of February. What better way to show love for your partner during this valentine season than to whisk them away from everything for a romantic weekend? Time spent doing something (or nothing) together, combining good food with good company
America is full of sweet and sexy adventures that even Cupid himself would most likely approve of, so from urban escapades to relaxing beach vacations, here are our best picks for five romantic Valentine’s Day getaways in the United States.
1 New Orleans (NOLA)
New Orleans draws you effortlessly into its mystery, romance, and history. From the jazz clubs to the gourmet restaurants, something is sure to spark the slow-burning embers of romance, or even the white-hot passions of desire, when you visit NOLA
Take a harbor jazz cruise to get in the mood, then hop off to sip café au lait and have a beignet at Cafe du Monde. Make sure to grab dinner at one of the city’s French Quarter courtyard restaurants before strolling down Bourbon Street. Take a tour of the city from one of the walking tour companies — whether it’s a history tour, a ghost tour, or a New Orleans After Dark tour, you’re sure to find an excuse to hold your lover’s hand.
2 San Francisco, California
Woo your honey bear with champagne, chocolate, and tons of canoodling in and around the flirty Golden Gate City. Given that it’s so close to tech hub Silicon Valley, San Francisco is all about innovation, especially when it comes to romance. The Bay area has numerous unique and unconventional things to do for lovers, such as picnicking on the grass to watch the Bay Lights Show, moseying on down to Cupid’s Span, a green space on the Embarcadero, dining in some superb Spanish or French restaurants offering old-time curb appeal along Claude Lane, or taking a Gourmet Walks tour complete with lots of bubbly and even more gourmet chocolate tastings.
Those wanting a sky-high view should head on over to the top of the Mark, a high-altitude bar in the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel that’s got unbeatable cocktails and views—there’s also the infamous Hotel G near San Francisco’s Union Square, as well as at Campton Place Hotel close by, where you can sit down to an unforgettable candlelight dinner with your favorite boo. What’s more is that single ladies and gents need not worry, because there’s also the opportunity to join the crowds over at Justin Herman Plaza for the annual Valentine’s Day pillow fight. Make sure to wear a cheesy Valentine’s Day-themed costume. So fun.
3 Aspen, Colorado
With its quaint streets and idyllic mountain scenery, it’s no wonder Aspen is one of the best honeymoon destinations in the U.S. But there’s lots more to offer than just skiing this Valentine’s Day. Couples can catch a show at the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, see an exhibit at the Aspen Art Museum, indulge in the five-course tasting menu at Element 47 ($125), or relax with a cocktail at the Hotel Jerome’s intimate and beautiful J-Bar. Room rates in Aspen over Valentine’s Day aren’t cheap—averaging at $1,100 a night—but there are some good deals. The Limelight Hotel, for example, has a pizza-and-a-movie package on Valentine’s Day for $555, while the historic Gant Hotel, nestled at the base of Aspen Mountain, is offering rooms with wood-burning fireplaces and mountain views starting at just $515.
4. Oahu, Hawaii
It’s already well known as one of the most romantic spots on earth, so it’s easy to see why the north shore of Hawaii is a go-to for V-Day adventures. Try out the Turtle Bay Resort, a spot that has always succeeded at celebrating love, as it continues to attract hundreds of thousands of honeymooners each year.
Romances often bloom on the Big Island’s most magnificent beaches, so come February, make your Valentine’s Day a date you will cherish forever by savoring four-course gourmet meals, by attending a Fire and Ice Gala at the Kuilima ballroom, or by savoring a four-course gourmet meal at the Pa’akai or North Shore Kula Grille, or even a private dinner from your own Beach Cottage lanai. On top of all that fun, you can even go horseback riding, watch gorgeous sunsets while sipping on colorful cocktails, and have yourself a fine champagne picnic within one of the area’s secluded coves.
5 Sedona, Arizona
Sedona’s breathtaking scenery alone is enough to make it one of the most romantic spots to visit for Valentine’s Day, but its wide variety of activities for couples put it over the top.
At L’Auberge du Sedona, couples can relax together during a spa date before dining at a four-star restaurant in the resort and later enjoying a rose petal turn-down service complete with champagne and strawberries awaiting you when you return from dinner. Have breakfast Creekside at L’Auberge on Oak Creek before heading out for a Jeep adventure on the red rocks, or visiting a local winery.
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