Romantic Valentine's Day destinations 2013
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but it’s not too late to plan a romantic getaway with your special valentine this year.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect excuse to plan an escape with your loved one. Between busy work schedules, kids’ activities, maintaining the house and having a social life, romantic moments seem to be few and far between. This year, make a commitment to changing that — and what better way to start than with a romantic getaway for two!
Napa Valley, California
Nothing says romance like Napa Valley’s breathtaking views, lush vineyards and unforgettable wineries. Stroll through the vineyards enjoying the scenery with award-winning wines in hand. If wine tasting isn’t your forte, there are plenty of other activities you and your sweetie can partake in — fine dining, sunrise hot air balloon rides, couples massages, cooking classes and more! Napa Valley is truly heaven on earth.
Helen is a quaint Swiss town nestled in the mountains of Northeast Georgia. Complete with cobblestone alleys and rustic, charming cabins, Helen is the place to be for anyone looking for relaxation or adventure. Featuring everything from hiking the beautiful Anna Ruby Falls, sightseeing and dining to tubing and whitewater rafting, there’s something for every couple in Helen, Georgia.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
While it’s true that most people go to Las Vegas to party and gamble, Vegas can also make for a very romantic trip with your loved one. Start off by taking your valentine to the romantic Lake Las Vegas for a moonlit dinner cruise on a gondola. Follow it up with dessert at Stratosphere’s Top of the World restaurant overlooking the entire strip. The next day you can go shopping, get a couples’ massage and see a Cirque De Soleil show, such as The Beatles' LOVE. See, Vegas can be romantic — after all, it is where many couples choose to elope each year!
New York City, New York
Did you know that New York City is one of the most romantic places in the world? Between carriage rides, Broadway shows, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, a myriad of art museums and more, we can see why! Surprise your lover with a spontaneous trip to NYC for breathtaking views, impeccable restaurants and most importantly — plenty of romance. If you’re feeling extra romantic, stay at The Plaza hotel, situated in the fashionable Upper East Side of Manhattan amongst quiet, cozy townhomes.
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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
Pagosa Springs is a small, quiet town located in Southwest Colorado. It’s known for its natural hot springs, abundant sunshine and serene mountain trails. Plan on staying at least a few days to fully experience everything the town has to offer — from horseback riding to kayaking to golfing. It’s a short drive to the Wolf Creek Ski Area if you and your lover are looking for a romantic winter wonderland this year.
And finally, if going out of town is just not possible this year, plan a romantic staycation for you and your lover. Take a day or two off work, rent a few romantic movies (we love The Notebook, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Crazy, Stupid, Love) and cozy up together. Being romantic doesn’t have to cost a fortune — it can be as simple as taking a time out to be with the one you love.