Valentine’s Day is the very most romantic day of the year. However, it can get kind of dull if you just end up spending it at home. So, instead of having a boring holiday in your hometown, why not travel to somewhere where love is most certainly in the air? These are the 15 most romantic places in the world for Valentine’s Day getaways.
It’s not called the City of Love for no reason. It’s easy to see why this city is made for lovers. Whether you have a romantic dinner on top of the Eiffel Tower or just stroll hand in hand down the Champs de Elysees, there are plenty of romantic things to do. Want to commemorate your love in Paris? Take part in the kinda corny (but still sweet) tradition of attaching a lock to one of the city’s many bridges. The legend is that you attach the lock, throw the key in the Seine, and your love will last forever.
2. Las Vegas
Vegas is the town where the sky’s the limit. There are tons of high-end places to have dinner on the Strip, take in a show, or take advantage of the many hotel spa packages. In this city, you’re guaranteed to never be bored - and to have a Valentine’s Day to remember!
3. Marrakech, Morocco
Sometimes an exotic getaway is just what a couple needs to breathe some new life into their relationship. You can’t get more exotic than a desert oasis! Stay at the Ksar Char-Bagh hotel with gorgeous scenery and a special Valentine’s Day dinner for two. Just don’t forget to explore the Djemma el Fna square and the El Badi Palace!
4. New York City
The “city that never sleeps” is a great place to celebrate a special holiday, especially since there’s always something to do! Want to get wined and dined? Stay at the Conrad Hotel, which offers a unique VIP Valentine’s Day package. Although it’s pricey, you’ll get a luxury car to and from the airport and champagne, flowers, and chocolate-covered strawberries in your room when you arrive. For very big spenders, there’s an even more exclusive deal, which includes an in-room tasting menu dinner, customized jewelry from David Yurman, and a private helicopter tour over the city! Even if you don’t have the dough for that, the city offers plenty of other fun dining and entertainment options!
Sick of the cold weather? Heat up Valentine’s Day by spending it at the beach! Miami has gorgeous weather in February (around the high 70s!), and you can get pampered at many of the beachside hotels. For an extravagant accommodation, consider a stay at The Villa by Barton G., the former Versace mansion. Don’t have enough money to spend the night? Enjoy their wonderful food at The Villa’s restaurant.
6. Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Seeing sandy beaches in your romantic future? Step up your game, and book a getaway to gorgeous Playa del Carmen. With sunny weather and blue seas, you’ll be able to escape the doldrum winter blues here. There are some amazing resort options, including The Royal Hideaway Playacar. You can’t go wrong with 6 pools, a full-service spa, a nightclub, and 6 restaurants on-site. Want a discount on your room? Use a coupon code at Hotels.com before you make you reservation!
7. Napa Valley, California
Want to win points with your wine-loving significant other? Book a trip to Napa Valley in California. This winery mecca is the perfect place for a romantic getaway, and there are several special Valentine’s Day packages to take advantage of. Check out the Milliken Creek Inn and Spa’s package, which includes a 2-night stay, a chocolate body treatment, and champagne! Interested in a couple’s massage? The Napa Valley Lodge offers 2 60-minute massages, as well as a free bottle of wine, and a continental champagne breakfast delivered directly to your room!
8. Cape Cod
Cape Cod is another beachside location that’s perfect for romance. Since the area is most popular during the summer, you can probably snag some great deals on hotels during the month of February (like the Sea Crest Beach Hotel for just $199 a night). Plus, you can enjoy the gorgeous beaches (including the Cape Cod National Seashore, which is a 40-mile stretch of beach in Outer Cape Cod). Dig your toes in the sand, and enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the city’s fine dining establishments.
9. Montego Bay, Jamaica
While Montego Bay is a crowded hotspot during Spring Break, it’s a fantastic low-key getaway for couples around Valentine’s Day. The best part? The weather usually stays around the 80s in February, so you and your S.O. can completely forget about your winter blues. You can enjoy the crystal clear waters, sip an exotic drink on the sand, or go exploring in the Widowmaker’s Cave.
10. Taos, New Mexico
If you’re a little bit of a quirky couple, you’ll enjoy the eccentricities of Taos. Get a cool Southwestern vibe at El Monte Sagrado, which has 2 restaurants, an indoor pool, and a full-service spa. You have the option of relaxing at the hotel or taking in the local sights.
11. Shanghai, China
Shanghai is a fabulous getaway for Valentine’s Day because there’s so much to do in the city. It’s near downtown Shanghai, so you can easily explore the area, or just decide to relax at the Fairmont Peace Hotel. This 5-star luxury hotel, near the Bund, has 4 restaurants and 2 spa tubs. There are lots of ways to celebrate the holiday: with a drink at the Jazz Bar, dinner at the Cathay Room, or a toast with complimentary champagne.
12. The Poconos, Pennsylvania
Find the perfect couples getaway in The Poconos. Love skiing? Book a room at Blue Mountain, with a special Valentine’s Day package with 2 all-day lift tickets and a ‘Lovers Surf and Turf’ dinner at the Slopeside Pub and Grill Restaurant. There are plenty of other accommodations you can check out on Hotels.com as well.
13. Botswana, Africa
Create memories you’ll never forget in Botswana. You can have a not-so-typical Valentine’s Day experience you’ll always remember at the Sanctuary Baines Camp. The luxury rooms are built on raised platforms above the Boro River. The suites even have open-air baths, so you can soak in the tub under the stars!
14. Gstaad, Switzerland
Winter sports lovers won’t be able to get enough of Gstaad. Besides the romantic setting, you can also take advantage of amazing dining opportunities, like the extensive Valentine’s menu at Le Grand Gstaad Palace.
15. Kailua Kona, Hawaii
The beautiful scenery in Hawaii makes it an obvious paradise for lovers. Besides the wonderful weather (in the 70s), the area also provides vacationers with waterfalls, volcanoes, and the famous Kona black sands. Whether you’re getting your groove on at a luau or attempting to surf, this area is perfect for Valentine’s Day travels.