Sunday, October 22, 2017 Edition: U.S. & World | Regional

10 Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Why not go big and make a trip out of it this year? If you haven’t planned out your day with your special someone, now is the time to start. Take a look at these ten romantic Valentine’s Day getaways and get ready to fall in love all over again.

1    New Orleans

Get your lovin’ on in New Orleans! This delightful city is full of Southern charm and French elegance. There are hundreds of delightful accommodations to choose from: historic homes, lavish mansions, colorful apartments, luxe hotels. One of the loveliest is Sully Mansion Bed & Breakfast Inn. Located in the Garden District, this place is simply charming. Stay in the class of a historic New Orleans home, and spend your days enjoying the nearby attractions. Tour the Woman’s Opera Guild House, The New Orleans Fire Department Museum, and the Rink. When you’re done sightseeing, enjoy a romantic dinner at upscale Commander’s Palace.

New Orleans

 

2    Napa Valley

Stay at Hotel Yountville for delightful views of California’s wine country. Nearby, you’ll find plenty of vineyards to tour! For old time romance, take a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train. This antique train comes complete with vintage Pullman cars and features gourmet meals. Don’t forget a romantic breakfast at Bouchon Bakery and a trip to Jessup Cellars.

Napa Valley

 

3    Savannah

Georgia’s favorite city is a perfect blend of Southern charm and beauty. For the ultimate getaway, stay at Kehoe House, a stately redbrick bed and breakfast with great food and comfortable rooms. Spend your time exploring historic homes and lush gardens and tasting the decadent creations at Leopold’s Ice Cream. If the weather isn’t too chilly, take a drive out to Tybee Island and tour its famous lighthouse.

Savannah

 

4    Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is famous for being one of the most romantic cities in the U.S. Stay at the French Quarter Inn, get a romantic horse-drawn buggy ride at Palmetto Carriage Works, and dine at the Oyster House on Market. Don’t forget a walking tour of Historic Charleston!

Charleston, South Carolina

 

5    Sedona, Arizona

Surround yourself with the mystical red rocks of Sedona’s landscape. Sedona Rouge Hotel and Spa is the perfect place for you and your sweetheart to relax and unwind. Long hikes in the hills and a stunning Southwestern sunset from the top of a big formation is the perfect way to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day.

Sedona, Arizona

 

6 New York, New York

NYC can make it to pretty much any top ten list, including this one! For a perfect Valentine’s Day getaway, stay at the Sherry-Netherland Hotel, which is reminiscent of the Renaissance and conveniently close to Central Park. Dine at romantic Salinas in the evening after a day of coffee shops and walks in the Park.

New York, New York

 

7    Ephraim, Wisconsin

Enjoy the small-town atmosphere! Founded by Norwegian and Moravian settlers, this little village has the perfect accommodations in Eagle Harbor Inn, and nearby Hardy Gallery invites you to graffiti romantic professions on their wall.

Ephraim, Wisconsin

 

8    Aspen Colorado

Whether or not you ski, Aspen is the perfect romantic getaway. Stay at one of the top-notch ski lodges and enjoy skiing or exploring the charming downtown area. You’ll find plenty of great restaurants for that special Valentine’s Day dinner.

Aspen Colorado

 

9    Silver City, New Mexico

A rather ignored little town, Silver City is a charming throwback to the 1950s. Bordering the Continental Divide, this high desert town offers a restful, romantic setting for your romantic getaway. Stay at historic Murray Hotel and spend your time relaxing in the antique shops and ice-cream parlor.

Silver City

 

10. Maui, Hawaii

Without a shred of competition, Hawaii is hands-down the most romantic destination in the United States. If you have the budget to take a last-minute trip to Hawaii for your Valentine’s Day, by all means do it. One of the most romantic (and unusual) places to stay in Hawaii is Huelo Point lookout, a lonely beach cottage on Maui. Although this place isn’t close to any beaches or shopping, it’s comprised of four private cottages with stunning views, and pool, and plenty of space to take long, romantic walks through the tropical forest. Spend your time cuddling, lounging by the pool, and exploring without all the other tourists ruining you view. It doesn’t get much more romantic than that! Top it all off with fresh pineapple from the Huelo Lookout fruit stand.

Maui, Hawaii

 

Valentine’s Day only comes once a year, so don’t pass up the chance to make it special! Your sweetheart will be delighted to spend quality time with you in a romantic getaway city. Love is in the air!

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