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.[slideshow:103703]
Take advantage of great places that are closer by, such as wineries, outdoorsy attractions, and spas. An added bonus is that you’ll spend time doing fun things together as opposed to being on the road.
There are plenty of places to go depending on where you reside and what you like to do. Think about how far you're willing to travel, and then do a search on restaurants, hotels, activities, and attractions that are within your range of distance or travel time. From there, narrow it down by what type of travel you like, whether it be spas and relaxation, wine tasting, fine dining, or outdoor exploration.
This year Valentine’s Day is during the week. You have your choice of celebrating on the day of, the weekend before, or the weekend after and they'll all feel appropriate. This also spreads out the crowds so it'll be easier to get reservations throughout the week.
If you're flexible with your dates, you could pay up to 40 percent less by traveling later this month. Take your loved one out to dinner and surprise them with a future trip. Bonus: You get to celebrate the special day twice while saving a bit of money.