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Top 20 romantic getaways for Valentine's Day in the US

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Valentine's Day getaway

One of the most heartfelt things you can do for your sweetie this Valentine's Day (or any time of year!) is whisk him away for a rendezvous a deux to one of America's most romantic travel destinations. But how do you choose? Never fear. We've compiled a list of the top 20 places to enjoy a little one-on-one time with your sweetheart this February.

La Jolla Coastline

Each city is so unique and has so much to offer that it is impossible to make a wrong choice. Select one neither of you has been to so you can explore it together for the first time. Or plan your trip to a destination your honey wants to see with you. If he lives by a schedule, be sure to arrange some activities or outings, and let him know the plan of the day. If he likes to fly by the seat of his pants, trash the itinerary and let your hearts guide you through the city.

Top 20 romantic getaways in the US:

La Jolla, California

Sure, the West Coast is teeming with romantic places -- between the picturesque north end of the state, wine country and of course, beachfront property along the coast, it doesn't get much better than California. (More on those others to come…) La Jolla is home to amazing boutique hotels, the world-renowned Lodge at Torrey Pines, unique galleries, and scrumptious restaurants -- all a stone's throw away from the sparkling Pacific Ocean.

Rockland, Maine

The city of Rockland describes itself as one of Maine's finest coastal cities. It is world famous for its shore, both mountainous and rocky, that is littered with hundreds of harbors and inlets. Check into the Berry Manor Inn, one of the quaint lodgings in the city, and check out the local art museum.


Boston, Massachusetts

Incorporated as a town in 1630, and later as a city in 1822, Boston, one of America's oldest cities, is rich is history and culture. Enjoy touring some of the historic neighborhoods, walk the Freedom Foundation Trail or take in a ballgame.


Napa Valley, California

Wine aficionados and novices alike with revel in California's picturesque wine country. Reserve a room at the area's newest resort and spa, Solage Calistoga, for a truly indulgent experience.

Chicago, Illinois

For some serious romance, don't miss a horse-drawn carriage ride around Chicago's Magnificent Mile or a trip to the city's jewelry row for that perfect left-hand dazzler.


San Francisco, California

Take in the massive Golden Gate Bridge and visit Fisherman's Wharf where you can visit the Aquarium of the Bay as well as PIER 39, a festival marketplace with more than 110 stores and 14 bay-view restaurants.

Molokai, Hawaii

According to Frommers.com, Molokai, Hawaii's fifth-largest island, remains a practically tourist-free hotspot. The island's informal motto is "Slow down: you're on Molokai," so take the hint and relax.


Bluffton, South Carolina

Set your sights on South Carolina for some charm and good old Southern hospitality. Enjoy kayaking along the marsh-lined coastal waterways or biking on woodland trails. According to Travel + Leisure, the Inn at Palmetto Bluff must be experienced.


Barnard, Vermont

Travel along some beautiful country roads in the small rural town of Barnard, Vermont. Enjoy winter ice fishing or skating and cuddle up fireside afterwards.



New York City, New York

This list would be incomplete without the Big Apple. Ice skate at Rockefeller Center, take a carriage ride through Central Park, visit the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) or stop for a drink at the renowned Plaza Hotel.

Next: 10 more romantic getaways



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