Whether it’s a staycation, active adventure, tropical getaway or spa day retreat you’re looking for, here are ten sweet Valentine’s Day travel deals to fall in love with.
Buy one and your sweetheart goes for HALF PRICE. A wilderness river or mountain bike trip offers the chance to truly get away and just spend time together. Your guides take the ‘rough’ out of camping and leave you with plenty of time to relax, explore, dig your toes into the sand and keep the focus on each other. Reservations must be made by February 10, 2012. www.bikeraft.com
An all-inclusive Caribbean hideaway is ideal for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. Try the “Seven Days in Heaven” package at St. Lucia’s Rendezvous boutique hotel for couples, perfect for celebrating each day in a new way. Available from February 10 for stays through the month of February, 2012. The promotional code “My Valentine” must be used when booking. www.theromanticholiday.com
3. Pampered retreat, Kismet Inn, Bath, Maine.
So you don’t have a special someone to lavish sweet nothings on? That doesn’t mean the pampering should go to waste. Replenish and renew your spirit at the Kismet Inn located in Bath, ME. Start your day practicing your best downward dog followed by a centering meditation session. Enjoy a healthy midday meal before heading to the coast for a scenic and relaxing walk along the water. When you leave you’ll feel replenished and happy you spent your Valentines Day getting back in touch with you. www.BnBFinder.com/Kismet
4. Two Nights Free, Namale Resort & Spa, Fiji
Namale Resort & Spa in Fiji special Holiday Romance package, offers guests the chance to stay seven nights at the 5-star resort for the price of five. Voted the Best Hotel for Romance in the South Pacific by Trip Advisor® and One of the Top 50 Most Romantic Places on Earth by Luxury Magazine, the all-inclusive resort and spa provides the idyllic backdrop for romance, unparalleled luxury and privacy. To take advantage of this package, guests must plan to stay at Namale now through February 28, 2012. Couples can also expect extra perks upon their arrival at the resort. www.namalefiji.com
5. Night on the Town, NYC
Planning a romantic trip to New York City? Gray Line New York (the iconic red double decker buses in NYC) is offering a romantic date option for couples or anyone who wants to see the dazzling side of New York City with their Night on the Town tour. Buy two tickets for the Night on the Town Tour for February 14th and recieve $20 off. www.newyorksightseeing.com
6. Bee My Honey, Fairmont Washington, D.C.
The Fairmont Washington, D.C. will be offering the “Bee My Honey” package. This sweet romantic over night is part of Destination D.C.’s Date Night DC: A 29-day stimulus package for love and relationships. The “Bee My Honey” package includes two love potion “BeeTini” cocktails made with our own rooftop honey, a three-course honey-inspired dinner for two in Juniper Restaurant, luxurious over night accommodations in a Magnolia Suite and a welcome basket filled with honey amenities. Available February 1, 2012 through February 29, 2012. www.fairmont.com/washington
7. Dinner at the Yurt Package, Crested Butte, CO
With the Dinner at the Yurt Package, couples embark on an easy cross-country ski or snowshoe tour to the Magic Meadow Yurt (approximately one mile each way), nestled amongst the pines and peaks, for a gourmet dinner at the yurt. This package for two includes two nights at the romantic Inn at Crested Butte, complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon wine hours both days, and dinner at the yurt (including equipment rental and trail pass but not gratuity and alcohol). www.innatcrestedbutte.com
8. Wintertime, Romance and Relaxation, Hotel La Fonda, Taos, NM
Hotel La Fonda de Taos - “Wintertime Romance and Relaxation” includes two nights lodging in Plaza King Room, two days skiing (4 full-day adult passes), dinner at Plaza Cafe ($50 gift card), two 1-hour his and hers massages, flowers, champagne, chocolates; Starbuck’s coffees/tea and a private DH Lawrence Forbidden Art Tour. www.lafondataos.com.
9. Celebrate Love, Harvest Inn, Napa Valley, CA
St. Helena’s classic Harvest Inn offers the coziest of Napa Valley Cabernet Season romance with its ‘Celebrate Love’ package. Guests can delight in the romance of two nights in a King Vineyard guestroom, which includes a handcrafted brick fireplace and private vineyard-view terrace. Lovers receive a bottle of sparkling wine and one dozen roses upon arrival, as well as a 6-inch signature cake and a rose petal turndown service. Also included are two spa treatments either in the Garden Sanctuary, for those able to escape their guest room, or in-room for those who prefer to hideout as long as they can. To remember this Valentine’s Day, guests also take home two signature Harvest Inn bathrobes. Celebrate Love is available to book through the month of March. www.harvestinn.com
10. Love the One You’re With, Hacienda San Angel, Puerto Vallarta, MX
Valentine’s Day causes people to draw lines in the sand – either for or against the oft-maligned holiday. Well, at its root, Valentine’s Day is about being with a loved one, so this February 14, Hacienda San Angel, the award-winning, luxury boutique hotel in Puerto Vallarta, invites guests – whether couples or friends – to discover the beauty and charm of this heavenly retreat. Whether romantic or revitalizing, an escape to Hacienda will soften the heart of a cynic and renew the passion between a couple with their ‘Sweetheart Seranade’ and ‘Escape St. Valentine’ packages, available on stays throughout the month of February. www.haciendasanangel.com
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