Like it or not, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and if you are one of the many who have waited to book a getaway, this list might be just what you need. Valentine’s Day is a holiday that seems to stir up a lot of reactions from people. Singles and couples alike either love it or despise it. It’s been called “just another greeting card holiday” by cynics, and some partners find it too much pressure to plan the right thing.
No matter if you love or hate it, searches for USA Valentines Day travel jumped by 45% compared to last year. The majority of those looking to get away for a Valentine’s Day treat aim to travel domestically, and luckily there are almost endless options for a romantic Valentine’s Day in the USA.
Note: Not coupled up? No problem! The places on this list would be equally perfect for a Gal-entines or Pal-entines Day treat as well! You could even go solo, as many of these places listed have singles mixers, speed dating, and meetups arranged for Valentine’s Day weekend as well!
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Cooperstown, New York
There is so much to love about the quaint little Cooperstown, located in the foothills of the Catskill Mountains in Upstate New York. Many might know it as being the birthplace of baseball, but this picturesque village has many other things to offer visitors.
From the stunning and luxurious Otesaga Resort to Ommegang brewery, there are so many options for a Valentine’s Day getaway in Cooperstown. It’s often referred to as America’s Hometown or America’s Most Perfect Village, and you can see why after one visit.
Couples looking for something a bit off the beaten path can head to Chattanooga for a unique Valentine’s experience. Set among the Lookout and Signal mountains and located along the Tennessee River, the options for nature here are endless. Hike along Lookout Mountain and take in the view at Lovers Leap. Afterwards, explore some of the area’s many wineries, breweries, or distilleries.
Treat yourselves to a fine dining experience with a view along the Tennessee Railroad Valley with their special Valentine’s Day Dinner ride. Or Explore Ruby Falls, and hear tales of legendary lovers while you explore the caves by candlelight.
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Every other list on this topic will tell you to go to New York and that you can’t go wrong with a romantic Manhattan skyline view dinner. The fact that New York is everyone’s first choice is exactly why Boston should be on your radar instead.
Boston is a city just overflowing with romance, from the cobblestone sidewalks lined with historic buildings at every turn to the beautiful parks. Take a romantic jazz and champagne cruise along the harbor, go ice skating, and dine at the rooftop igloos overlooking the city. There are also Valentine’s crypt tours and beer and cheese-tasting dinners for those looking for something less traditional. And let’s not forget that Boston has no shortage of hotels, most of which are just perfect for a cozy romantic getaway.
Marco Island, Florida
It should come as no surprise that a Florida beach, known for its powder white sand and swaying sea grass, makes the list of romantic Valentine’s day options. While it might not be a secret, there’s no denying that Marco Island is the perfect spot for couples looking to celebrate Valentine’s Day on the beach. From golfing to the Everglades, there are many options here for couples with all interests. If the idea of a romantic dinner on the beach is your style, head to Marco Island this Valentine’s day.
With its historic architecture, lush beauty, and mysterious atmosphere, Savannah is a logical place to spend a weekend with your loved one. There are so many things to do in Savannah, and you are spoiled for choice with Valentine’s day activities. From carriage rides to haunted tours, it’s really up to you how much you want to explore here. Let’s not forget the wine tastings and numerous fine dining options that Savannah offers as well.
San Antonio, Texas
Known as the culinary capital of Texas, San Antonio will not leave you hungry for more. From steakhouses to vegan pop-ups, the dining scene in San Antonio is perfect for all types of couples. Take a river cruise or a culinary adventure tour, and get to know the many flavors of San Antonio.
If you are looking for a little more action, dine at Top Golf or Chicken N’ Pickle, and play some sports on your night out. For those looking to up the wow factor, you can also book a private table at the San Antonio Zoo and share a meal next to the hippo tank.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Imagine a Valentine’s Day spent in the desert, with the warm sun and light and fluffy snow surrounding the traditional pueblo homes. Santa Fe is an ideal choice for a romantic getaway for many reasons, from its bustling food and bar scene to shopping and spas. Santa Fe also offers its Winter Arts and Music Festival during Valentine’s weekend, adding more options on how to spend your evenings. From the hot springs to exploring O’Keefe, there is something for everyone to enjoy in Santa Fe.
Big Sur, California
If it’s endless seaside views that you are after, Big Sur is the ideal place for a romantic getaway. Considered to be one of the most unique gems of California, Big Sur offers couples the chance to unwind among the many lodges and hotels set up overlooking the cliffs.
From the famous “17-Mile Drive” along the coast, or hiking and exploring the hidden waterfalls, Big Sur is a nature lovers’ dream. From exclusive getaway deals to treehouse lodges, Big Sur is an ideal choice for those looking to disconnect from it all and reconnect with each other.
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