12 Romantic Weekend Getaways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Whether you think it’s commercial or dreamy, Valentine’s Day is an opportunity to express your feelings to the one you love. Here, some great vacation packages that make spending time together a snap—from around the country, the Caribbean, and Mexico.
Couples Tower Isle
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The all-inclusive, couples-only Couples Tower Isle in Ocho Rios, Jamaica, is all about relaxation and romance, making it the perfect mid-winter escape for two. The property’s “Romance Package” includes four nights with a 50-minute spa treatment for two, a special candlelit dinner on the beach one night, and room decorations that include candles and rose petals. The package starts at $2,000 per couple (for travel by February 18), including meals, alcohol, and activities, such as water sports and a trip to Dunn’s River Falls. For those trying to drink green juice as part of their New Year’s resolutions, the resort has a juice bar that will whip up custom drinks on request. Here are some other Valentine’s Day ideas from long-term couples to try, too.
Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Spa
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The 201-room Andaz Scottsdale in Arizona is throwing an “Eat Your Heart Out Valentine’s Day Party” at their restaurant, Weft & Warp. You can dine on “aphrodisiac” finger food, and there will be all sorts of entertainment at the party, from a magician to arts and crafts. In addition to the party, the package, which starts at $670, also includes a one-night stay in a bungalow room with an outdoor shower, two hours in a poolside cabana, and breakfast the next morning.
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Not sure where to pop the question this Valentine’s Day? The stunning, historic Hay-Adams hotel in Washington, DC (located smack dab across from the White House) has designed “The Perfect Proposal Package,” for $799. The evening starts with an elegant three-course dinner (paired with a bottle of wine) in The Lafayette, followed by a two-hour private car tour on the national monuments with plenty of moments for photo ops and, if you choose, dropping to one knee. Back in your room (a superior double), you’ll find fresh flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a bottle of champagne waiting on ice. The rest is up to you. Check out these outrageous marriage proposals you have to read to believe.
Courtesy Acqualina Resort Spa
The gorgeous beachfront Acqualina in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, is offering a “Recipe for Romance” package, which includes a night in one of the resort’s apartment-style oceanfront suites, a bottle of champagne upon arrival, rose petals in your chic room at turn down, and a $40 credit at the resort’s spa for each of you. Best of all, this decadent package—which starts at $1,195—includes a private candlelit dinner on the beach followed by a moonlit swim in the hotel’s beachfront heated pool. We also love these affordable all-inclusive resorts.
Sanctuary on Camelback
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If you’re looking for peace and quiet, the Sanctuary on Camelback in Paradise Valley, Arizona—built into the side of a mountain—has an infinity pool that may just become your happy place. Book the “Romance in Paradise” package and you’ll get one night in a spa suite, dinner for two at celebrity chef Beau MacMillan’s restaurant—called Elements— chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of champagne, and rose petals at turndown.
The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis
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You can book this polished Ritz Carlton St. Louis hotel’s one-night Valentine’s Package over either weekend (the one before Valentine’s Day or the one after) and you’ll get a bottle of Prosecco on check in and a room for just $239 per night. New to visiting St. Louis? We suggest Ted Drewes’ rich and delicious frozen custard—it’s too good to pass up, even in February.
The Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa
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If your beloved’s idea of romance includes plenty of vino, then the “Romance in Wine Country” package at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa in California may be just the ticket. For $400, you’ll get a one-night stay, sparkling wine and chocolate-covered strawberries, two 60-minute spa treatments, and a wine tasting for two of all sparkling varieties at Gloria Ferrer Winery. Best of all, you’ll end the night with a rose-petal turndown service.
The Sagamore Resort
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This beautiful Sagamore Resort in Lake George, New York, is offering a two-night Valentine’s package from February 9 to 11 that comes with champagne and strawberries, breakfast for two daily, and dinner for two at the resort’s Italian restaurant, La Bella Vita. (The package starts at $708.) You can spend the weekend enjoying all the fun adventures available in Lake George—including skiing and tubing—but we suggest ending the day at the ice bar.
Sea Island Resort
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This island off the coast of Georgia has a lot to offer couples looking to escape their daily routines, from picnics to wine tastings, horseback riding along the beach, kayaking, and a sprawling spa. Book the “Romance Package” for $395 per night at the Sea Island Resort, and you’ll get two nights at The Lodge or The Cloister, a couple’s massage, a bottle of sparkling wine, a $200 dinner credit, room service breakfast daily, and rose-petal turndown service one night. We can’t get enough of these beaches with the clearest water in the world.
L’Auberge de Sedona
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Book the “Amour Package,” starting at $805 per night, at the gorgeous L’Auberge de Sedona in Arizona. It’s surrounded by the area’s famed red rocks, and you’ll get accommodations for two in a cottage, a $200 dinner credit, a $40 breakfast credit, and a champagne and strawberry delivery to the room upon arrival. But, if you’re here for Valentine’s Day, we also suggest the complimentary “Love Under the New Moon” treatment, which was designed in honor of February’s new moon. Offered only on February 14, the treatment is a great way to celebrate both your love and the destination: It couples the cosmic sound journey of alchemy crystal bowls with the new moon energy to reignite your perfect love.
Santa Ynez Inn
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The 20-room, antique-filled boutique hotel, Santa Ynez Inn in California is offering a romance package that includes a one-night stay in a recently renovated room (complete with a fireplace and either a balcony or a patio), a winery tour in Santa Barbara Wine Country on electric bikes with an experienced guide, winery and olive oil tastings, lunch at Panino, and a ride back to the inn. (After all that wine, you won’t want to drink and ride.) Rates start at $569, and this package is only offered between February 11 to 15.
The Resort at Pedregal
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As if the sound of the surf and the lure of Mexican food wasn’t enough, The Resort at Pedregal in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, is offering a romance package that includes a three-night stay, welcome margaritas, a bottle of tequila, breakfast and dinner for two at Don Manuel’s, two 60-minute massages at Luna y Mar Spa, rose-petal turndown service, and airport transfers. Book it for $1,395 per night. Check out these outrageous vacations come with an equally outrageous price tag.