10 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Getaways from 10 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Getaways
10 Last-Minute Valentine’s Day Getaways
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but don’t fret if you haven’t planned a surprise trip to show how much your partner means to you. You have plenty of last-minute options. While the best time to book Valentine’s Day travel is in December through mid-January, you can always plan a last-minute outing or weekend trip that caters to what your loved one enjoys.
An ideal destination for romantic getaways, family vacations and groups planning a New Hampshire vacation, Wentworth by the Sea is just an hour north of Boston yet offers the tranquility of a remote seaside sanctuary. Here, everything from pampering spa treatments to fresh, imaginative cuisine sets the stage for a truly unforgettable experience. For a seaside retreat, try Wentworth by the Sea's Room to Rendezvous Package. Rekindle romance in the heart of the Seacoast. Available all of February and includes a two night stay (or longer) in newly renovated accommodations, dinner for two SALT Kitchen & Bar, market place breakfast buffet for two, two- 50 minute massage, complimentary split of champagne upon arrival and late check out.
For a romantic Adirondack getaway, try The Sagamore Resort on Lake George in Bolton Landing. The resort has a Valentine's package available for two nights with Champagne and strawberries, breakfast for two daily and a very sensual special menu for two at La Bella Vita Italian Restaurant. There is nothing quite like the frozen beauty of Lake Placid in the wintertime; and there's no better place to experience the magic of an Adirondack winter than at Lake Placid Lodge. From snowshoeing and skiing in Lake Placid to ice skating at the Olympic Skating Oval, you will encounter an array of exhilarating winter activities during your stay.
The Villa Honegg’s indoor/outdoor pool is one of the most Instagramable in the world. Immersed in the 34ºC heated outdoor pool, what you experience at any time of year is nothing short of phenomenal, thanks to the views of the mountains and the lake or the sea of clouds in the valley below. Set in an art nouveau villa built in 1905 and overlooking Lake Lucerne, this ritzy hotel is on the slopes of Bürgenstock Mountain.
San Diego, California
February's Love at the Boulders package provides two nights in a casita that has a wood-burning fireplace and private deck or patio. There's complimentary access to the spa facility and unlimited fitness classes, plus three hours in the spa's Couples Sun Suite, where a chilled bottle of Champagne and fruit platter will be delivered. For active fun, follow the trails, play golf or tennis, swim in one of four pools, go horseback riding, or even repel down massive granite boulders.
There's no shortage of romantic things to do in Paris, and that's especially true when it's Valentine's Day in Paris! What could beat a city that's filled with flowers, chocolates, and Champagne? Some recommended things to do are a nighttime dinner cruise down the River Seine or getting to the top of the Eiffel Tower with a skip-the line access tour. Some of the romantic things to do fly just under the radar — like wandering through the gardens of Rodin's studio, spending the day in the Marais, or taking in a fabulous concert at the Palais Garnier, Opera Bastille, or even Notre Dame Cathedral. You can also learn how to make French macarons, take a chocolate and pastry walking tour, or go castle hopping in the Loire Valley.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
With its numerous canals and bridges and stately lost-in-time architecture, Amsterdam gives Venice a run for its money as a Valentine’s Day location. A stroll around the canals at night, with their twinkling lights, is beautiful enough, but if you want to up the romance, a private boat tour is the way to go. The Bloemenmarkt ("flower market") in Amsterdam is bursting with colorful bunches of seasonal flowers year-round, most at prices well below what you pay in the U.S.
The original swimming pigs of Exuma have evolved from a little-known secret to one of the world’s most sought-after experiences. The only way to reach Pig Beach is by boat, so you'll either have to charter one or take a guided tour. For a romantic, secluded getaway or an unforgettable group vacation, Fowl Cay Resort sits on its own private little island minutes from Pig Beach. They might be the most famous, but the pigs are far from the only animals you can get up close and personal with in the area. Compass Cay is home to nurse sharks just waiting to swim with daring humans, and Bitter Guana Cay is home to the endangered Exuma Island iguanas, though you'll feel like there are plenty of them when they coming running towards you across the sand.
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
Fans of all things southern, laid-back, and restorative should head to low-key South Carolina—where Kiawah Island Golf Resort offers a “Spa Romance” package. When you visit Kiawah Island, you'll be greeted by more than enough activities and attractions. The opportunities are endless. Whether you're looking for relaxation or excitement, the list of things to do on Kiawah Island is extensive. Bicycling, tennis, and golf are good winter activities. You might also enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or just walking on the beach.