16 Romantic Valentine’s Getaway in the USA Ideas (2023)
A Valentine’s getaway is a perfect way to spend this love-focused holiday. Without all, it’s February, and if you’re in the Northern hemisphere, chances are you’re yellow-eyed to get yonder from the snow and cold. What largest excuse could there be for a romantic getaway for two? Grab your sweetheart and typesetting a trip!
We put together this list of the weightier places to spend Valentine’s Day in the US, with contributions from some of our fellow travel experts. Psst! Many of these spots are warm and sunny! Hopefully, you’ll be inspired to typesetting a Valentine’s trip or flipside romantic escape to one of these unconfined destinations.
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Romantic Valentine’s Getaway Ideas
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Contributed by Charles McCool
Ocean Springs, Mississippi is scrutinizingly certainly not on your radar as a romantic destination but it should be. It is a subconscious gem of the phenomenal Secret Coast of Coastal Mississippi and one of my favorite US Gulf Coast destinations. (It’s moreover on our list of top romantic southern getaways).
Pamper your sweetheart with an overnight (or several) at the topnotch shop property The Roost, a luxurious suite at The Inn at Ocean Springs, or a private cottage at Front Waterfront Cottages.
When and if you leave your well-appointed room, I suggest strolling the inspiring oak tree-canopied streets, visiting the phenomenal Walter Anderson Museum, and splurging on an enchanting culinary wits from master doughboy Alex Perry at Vestige.
Other romantic dining vita include creative breakfast biscuits at Greenhouse on Porter, oysters on the waterfront porch at Mikey’s on the Bayou, and the outdoor patio at Maison de Lu. Some lovebirds will segregate to stay in their rooms (plush robes optional)—in that specimen enjoy carryout from Eat Drink Love (in The Roost), wondrous Belgian waffles from Bright-Eyed (fronting Inn at Ocean Springs), or make your own treats in your Front Waterfront kitchen.
For a magical and memorable romantic Gulf Coast getaway, take time to reservation at least one sunset or sunrise.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Contributed by John Paul Swearingen
New Orleans, Louisiana is known most as a destination to party. What many travelers don’t expect is that New Orleans is an spanking-new nomination for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway.
By U.S standards, New Orleans is an old city. The tracery in the French Quarter is perfect for a day of playing tourist and strolling through an zone full of history and fun. The Garden District is flipside trappy zone for romantic walks under centuries-old live oak trees, passing by stately old Southern homes. February is usually cool, sometimes warm, but rarely cold.
Most romantic getaways include succulent food, and there are few places in the world with supplies as good as that in New Orleans. Whether it’s early morning beignets at Cafe du Monde, a New Orleans po’ boy or a fancy meal at one of the city’s famous Louisiana Creole restaurants, there are uncounted Valentine’s Day eating options.
One of the most uniquely New Orleans options for a romantic Valentine’s Day is an evening trip and meal on one of the famous riverboats. Couples can enjoy a nice dinner and an evening floating past the municipality on the Mississippi River.
Valentine’s Day occasionally occurs during Mardi Gras. This incredibly rented and crazy time in the Big Easy may not be weightier for a romantic getaway. Most years, however, New Orleans is a unconfined nomination for couples on Valentine’s Day. There’s not much largest than a stroll lanugo Magazine Street, sipping a hurricane in the French Quarter or enjoying some of the weightier supplies in the world with someone special in New Orleans.
Consider a stay at the romantic Roosevelt New Orleans – they’ve got a spa and a rooftop pool!
Contributed by Disha Smith
The possibilities are uncounted when it comes to choosing a romantic destination in the States for Valentine’s Day. Destin, Florida should be widow at the top of your list. You’re guaranteed to make lifelong memories here.
Destin lies on the Emerald Coast with views of the ocean that are just beautiful. You’ll find the weather to be gorgeous with stereotype temperatures virtually 18 degrees Celcius during the day. The weather makes it perfect for taking a romantic stroll withal the pristine beaches and letting your feet sink into the white, powdery sand. You can moreover pamper yourselves by spending the day at The Spa at Emerald Grande.
Another romantic thing to do is to typesetting a Valentine’s Day dinner trip on a yacht and spend the evening indulging in succulent seafood while enjoying the sunset. You might moreover be lucky unbearable to spot a dolphin. In addition, HarborWalk Village offers many restaurants, shops, and boutiques. It’s the perfect zone to just walk virtually hand in hand with your partner and to enjoy the views together.
There is no largest place to spend Valentine’s Day with your significant other than Destin!
Consider booking a room at the trappy Hotel Effie Sandestin for the perfect Valentine’s getaway!
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Contributerd by Alexander Waltner
San Juan is one of the most trappy cities to visit in the US for colonial buildings and colorful houses. It comes with warm temperatures year-round and a vibrant old town with mannerly rum bars and historic landmarks.
Strolling virtually the old town of San Juan makes you finger like you’re walking in a real-life-movie scene. As for where to stay, I recommend the small but romantic CasaBlanca Hotel. All resorts and hotels will have special events or deals for Valentine’s Day.
1919 Restaurant has a special menu for Valentine’s Day as well and it’s a unconfined place for couples to go. Flipside unconfined restaurant is Rare 125 which has special menus on Feb 13 and 14.
Moreover, it’s a unconfined wiring to explore Puerto Rico, which is full of trappy beaches and paradise islands. The main island is plane home to one of the wettest tropical rainforests in the world, and the only tropical rainforest in the U.S National Forest System.
Palm Springs, California
Contributed by Jyoti Baid
Palm Springs is an superstitious destination for couples for a memorable Valentine’s Day considering of the many activities, spas, and restaurants. There is something for every couple to explore, enjoy and create memories. Such as:
- Hot air unlearn ride, expressly at sunrise and sunset.
- Many lovely hikes in February such as the Indian Canyon hike.
- Joshua Tree National Park is a unconfined day trip in winter when it’s cooler. The park has many small hikes, mountain climbing, and venture opportunities.
- Palm Springs Aerial Tramway is the world’s largest rotating tramcar. The 10min ride up to Mt. San Jacinto State Park is breathtakingly and the destination has wondrous restaurants, observation deck and hikes for everyone. However, it may be unprepossessed in the mountains.
- The Palm Canyon Momentum in Palm Springs and Palm Desert have vibrant downtowns with shopping, restaurants and a unconfined vibe.
- Palm Springs region boasts numerous resorts and self-sustaining spas. It’s the perfect way to bond, recharge or relax without a day of stuff outdoors.
Best of all, Palm Springs has superstitious weather on Valentine’s Day when most places in the US are still cold. It’s the veritably perfect weather to lift up the spirits and enjoy the wonderful outdoors and indoors.
Consider booking a room at The Willows Historic Palm Spring Inn to really immerse yourself in the romance of the area!
Contributed by Wendy Werneth
Imagine a municipality like New Orleans, with trappy French-inspired tracery and antebellum mansions, but with a increasingly low-key vibe and not so much drunken debauchery.
This is Mobile, Alabama, the original wanted of French Louisiana, and a municipality that oozes historic charm. Some of the pre-Civil War mansions are now unshut to the public on guided visits, such as Historic Oakley and the Bragg-Mitchell Mansion. And the nearby beaches of Gulf Shores are perfect for long, romantic walks. It may be too unprepossessed to swim in February, but the weather is summery unbearable that you can still take off your shoes and wriggle your toes in the sand.
And Valentine’s Day is not the only triumph happening in Mobile at this time of year. It moreover coincides with Mardi Gras, which is prestigious with gusto in the form of street parades, where costumed revelers on floats throw beaded necklaces and moon pies to the crowd.
Parades here are often a lot less raucous than in New Orleans, but there are still plenty of bars virtually if you’re up for partying.
For a romantic Valentine’s Bed and Breakfast stay, typesetting a room at the lovely Fort Conde Inn!
Niagara Falls, New York (& Canada)
Contributed by Ivan Tannenberg
With February just virtually the corner, a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway is a wonderful opportunity for couples to escape from the hustle and precipitance of municipality life and cherish quality time with one another.
Niagara Falls has long been known as the world’s leading destination for lovers. It is easy to understand why: walking slowly withal the boardwalk proximal to the mighty rapids of the Niagara River, hand-in-hand is vastitude enthralling. Nature’s power, impressive beauty, and scale are not only seen but felt inside. It is unforgettable to be next to a waterfall holding hands with your sweetheart.
Arguably the most powerful reason to visit Niagara Falls in February is veritably stunning view of the frozen waterfalls. On Valentine’s Day Niagara Falls have entirely variegated scenery in comparison to what they squint like during the other seasons. One of the main reasons to spend Valentine’s Day in Niagara Falls is to see it frozen! Frozen waterfalls are veritably scenic and offer entirely variegated scenery compared to the other months. Sections of it wilt frozen over, while the thick mist rises up whilom the Falls and surrounds you at times.
Dense clumps of snow and ice situate the rushing water and only tiny sections remind visitors well-nigh the furious cascades of water falling from a height. However, watching just how fast the water is moving is very impressive. Pair with the view of protective fences, barriers, and trees draped in clumps of ice, you’ll get the perfect setting for a relaxed, romantic walk.
Many of the local hotels have a range of special spa offers to tempt you with. From exploring the Castellani Art Museum and the Underground Railroad Heritage Part-way to waterfall view fine dining, Niagara lives up to its name as a romantic getaway, it is the perfect place to fall in love.
Book a room at the stunning Giacomo Hotel to be perfectly situated to explore the falls on your Valentine’s Day couples trip.
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Contributed by Sean Lau
If the hustle and precipitance of the municipality life is too stressful for you, why not consider a romantic getaway to a small waterfront town?
Located in the eastern coastal region of Massachusetts, Cape Cod is the perfect place to go for a relaxing Valentine’s day couples trip. Only 4.5 hours of driving from stressful New York City, Cape Cod is one of the weightier places for a romantic weekend.
In the summer, the beaches are crowded with kids running around, loud music blaring, and increasingly cars than parking spaces. However, in February, the town is quiet due to the colder weather. Visitors can finally enjoy the trappy beaches in isolation.
Couples can stroll lanugo the trappy coastal areas of Cape Cod in peace, taking memorable photos and enjoying each other’s visitor without disturbance. Without all, Valentine’s day should be well-nigh you two, not you two and a dozen other people.
Make sure you have a romantic dinner at one of the famous seafood restaurants such as Captain Linnell House, the seafood in Cape Cod is some of the freshest in the United States.
Book a room at the lovely Mansion on Ocean Edge for a romantic Cape Cod Valentine’s Day!
Vail/Bachelor Gulch, Colorado
Contributed by Heather Trimm
Vail, Colorado is one of the most romantic destinations in the United States to spend Valentine’s Day. In particular, the Bachelor Gulch zone which features the ultra-romantic Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch, a ski-in/ski-out resort nestled quietly in the snow-covered Rocky Mountains.
If you are a snow skier or want to learn to ski, it is paradise. We did a private ski-school lesson and hit the bunny slopes afterwards. However, for the increasingly wide skiers, well, they have you all covered too!
If you aren’t a skier or prefer not to ski, don’t count this destination out. These two snow activities in Vail for non-skiers were perhaps my wool favorite things we did on the unshortened trip. It truly doesn’t get much largest than a half-day of snowmobiling up to 12,000 feet to see some of Colorado’s weightier Rocky Mountain views. Equally as fantastic was our dogsledding venture and learning to mush!
Come when to have a succulent dinner in the hotel restaurant well-constructed with trappy Valentine’s decorations, and plane greet Bachelor, the resident dog! Or if you prefer to have dinner “out”, take a 15-minute sleigh ride (yes, a sleigh!) from the hotel up to Zach’s Cabin.
As you can see, it gets quite romantic in the Vail, Colorado zone for Valentine’s Day!
New York City
Contributed by Jim Lee
New York Municipality is dubbed by many as the “Capital of the world”! Not only does it get that name from solely having every single country in the world invested in it, but it brings you the widest range in variety when it comes to food, drinks, one of a kind experiences, and all variegated types of romantic ideas for all budgets.
This year we would like you to start it off properly by checking into the wonderful and luxurious Roxy Hotel which comes equipped with everything you’ll need for a perfect stirrup including an oyster bar, lounge, and jazz club in the basement!
Once checked in it’s time to throne over to “AIRE: Ancient Baths New York” where you’ll be worldly-wise to indulge in the eyeful of pure relaxation and wellness surpassing the big night out.
After you’re rejuvenated and ready to tackle the night, it’s time to throne uptown to the Upper West Side! Here you’re going to swoop deep into some eclectic and unique Southern Italian dining with an incredible wine list for all types of palates. The restaurant we are speaking of is “Celeste” and it’s one of the top places to eat in New York City!
If we could suggest a perfect meal here it’d be (Mussels, Tagliatelle Pasta with shrimps/cabbage/sheep’s cheese, and a snifter of Birbanera Montecucco Rosso)
Once you’ve had a minute to rewording and have the space to move, throne a couple of blocks over to Cafe Lalo for some of the weightier dessert and aperitifs you’ll find around. Note: Romantic fact you can tell your date…this is where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks sat and talked in “You’ve Got Mail”! You’ve got to get all the pixie points for that one.
When all is said and washed-up at the end of the day, make uber your weightier friend and take a car when to your hotel for a romantic Valentine’s nightcap!
Contributed by Dhara
There are many mythological weekend getaways in California perfect for romantic couples’ trips. And quaint little Carmel-by-the-Sea ranks right up there as one of the most romantic places you can visit for Valentine’s Day.
With trappy Spanish Colonial tracery and streets perfect for strolling arm-in-arm, the one square mile village will rivet you. Browse art galleries, sip wine in one of the many tasting rooms, and have brunch in one of the world-class restaurants in the village, where you’ll find every cuisine from French to California farm-to-table fare. Take a self-guided tour of the famous Carmel fairytale cottages.
On a nice weather day, throne to Point Lobos State Park, just 3 miles south of town, to enjoy scenic water views on one of several easy walking trails. If you prefer a romantic drive, then trip the Pacific Coast Highway for a few miles: plane if you momentum up to the Bixby Creek Bridge, you will see some spectacular scenery.
And take a wrap and a snifter of wine and make your way to Carmel Waterfront in the evening, to snuggle and watch a spectacular West Coast sunset. The sandy waterfront is both pristine and gorgeous.
Whatever you segregate to do in Carmel-by-the-Sea, you can be sure you’ll have a Valentine’s Day trip to cherish!
Oh, and if you want to make it a luxurious Valentine’s Day getaway, typesetting a room at L’Auberge Carmel!
Contributed by Bret Love & Mary Gabbett
Located in heart of western North Carolina’s Undecorous Ridge Mountains, Asheville’s star has been increasingly on the rise over the past decade thanks to the town’s gorgeous natural surroundings, thriving cultural scene, and forward-thinking environmental consciousness.
Asheville is an incredible wiring from which to explore Unconfined Smoky Mountains National Park and the Undecorous RIdge Parkway, not to mention Pisgah National Forest and the French Broad River (which cuts right through the heart of town).
In terms of lodging, myriad cozy mountain cabins dot the surrounding landscape, but there are moreover romantic hotels in the city, such as the historic Black Walnut Inn B&B. There are moreover dozens of unrenowned Downtown Asheville restaurants, including Posana, Curate, Plant, Bouchon, and many more. In short, it’s hands among the weightier places in the United States for a romantic weekend getaway!
Contributed by Nicole Labarge
Sedona is the perfect destination year-round but it is a unconfined destination to gloat Valentine’s Day. How does a hot air unlearn ride sound? Or visiting a fancy restaurant for a romantic dinner for two. Or you could take wholesomeness of the fantastic wines in the region and visit a vineyard.
Sedona moreover has a famous chocolate festival that runs over Valentine’s Day. From chocolate fountains to chocolate pastries you will find everything a chocolate lover could dream of at the Verde Canyon Railroad Chocolate Lovers’ Festival.
My favorite thing to do in Sedona is to get outside and trammels out some of the weightier hikes in Sedona. There are so many hikes for all worriedness levels. You must trammels out Cathedral Rock or Devil’s Bridge. These are the two most popular hikes in Sedona and for good reason. These hikes offer spectacular views of the red rocks and scenery that Sedona is famous for.
No matter what you segregate to do in Sedona you will have a unconfined time exploring this part of Arizona.
For a romantic inn stay for Valentine’s, typesetting Casa Sedona Inn.
Charleston, South Carolina
Contributed by Julien Casanova
Romantic history peeks virtually every corner in Charleston. On a stroll through the city’s streets, revere the intricate iron gates that enclose enchanting gardens surrounding 300-year-old homes lit by flickering gas lanterns. Nearby, distinguished churches mingle with small art galleries and shop shops in the historic center.
For a Valentine’s getaway, the shop rooms of Zero George, a historic Charleston home turned hotel create an idyllic undercurrent for a romantic weekend. And Charleston’s prominent culinary scene gives visitors an zillions of dining choices for a remarkable evening.
In the part-way of town, Charleston’s largest square hosts the yearly Southeastern Wildlife Exposition which celebrates wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, and of course, supplies and drink. Whether you decide to participate in the event, explore the intimate streets, or the wide-open coastline at one of several nearby beaches, Charleston makes an platonic romantic destination for Valentine’s Day.
Napa Valley, California
Contributed by Theresa McKinney
Napa Valley is an incredibly romantic destination to visit for Valentine’s Day. This picturesque region features myriad wineries with trappy grounds to explore, with many recognizable names, such as Duckhorn or Silver Oak.
Each little town making up Napa Valley not only has unique wineries, but moreover spanking-new dining options. For the perfect romantic experience, visit the famous Michelin-starred French Laundry in Yountville, and do their tasting menu. Flipside succulent option with plenty of environment that is slightly increasingly affordable is Bottega for upscale Italian food.
For the ultimate Valentine’s Day getaway, stay at a luxury resort and spa, such as Carneros Resort and Spa. When you’re not out visiting wineries, you could be doing a yoga and wine pairing session on the resort grounds or enjoying the summery winter temperatures while hiking private trails. Be sure to escape the grounds for an iconic hot air unlearn ride, which provides a morning of incredible sweeping views of the uncounted vineyards lanugo below.
There are plenty of ways to stay rented in Napa Valley, and a Valentine’s Day spent here will offer uncounted opportunities for romance and relaxation.
Contributed by Kay Kingsman
Alaska is not usually making the top-anything travel lists, least of all for romantic destinations. But that is what makes this subconscious gem one of the weightier destinations for a Valentine’s getaway. It will be cold, but it will moreover be worth it.
America’s largest state is home to some of the country’s most trappy landscapes, and in February, the municipality of Fairbanks is the coziest place to be. Valentine’s Day marks the start of the World Ice Sculpting Competition Showcase, and you can grab a steaming hot latte as you stroll through the magnificent works of art.
Dog sledding is moreover a fun worriedness in February, or for a increasingly nippy alternative, there are dozens of reindeer sanctuaries to explore. Once you’ve worn yourself out, dip into a hot spring and watch the snow fall virtually you.
But the wool weightier thing to do in February for Valentine’s Day comes without the sun sets and stars twinkle into the sky. The Northern Lights. If you’re lucky, you may be worldly-wise to plan superiority and score and sectional room at the Borealis Basecamp, a dome-shaped hotel room secluded from light pollution, and watch the magic flit whilom you from the repletion of your own bed. But if not, grab your jacket and throne up to one of the handfuls of unconfined vantage points. It will be an wits of a lifetime!
PS: Note from Amy & Nathan: Borealis Basecamp totally just got widow to our couples skillet list. Wow, what a tomfool place!
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