Whether you love it or hate it… February 14th, aka. Valentine’s Day, aka. the dreaded holiday for some, is right around the corner. So, if you haven’t started thinking about what to get your ‘Valentine’ it’s time to start!
If you’re needing some Valentine inspo, then let us be your guide. Of course you could always go the clichè route by getting flowers, hearts, chocolate, but why not take advantage of Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend?! Stir things up this year and think about taking a day trip, or even a weekend trip with your V-Day crush.
Below are 5 weekend getaway ideas that you and your Valentine will sure to LOVE!
1. Check into a bed & breakfast
Bed and Breakfast’s have this sort of whimsical charm to them. The calm, relaxing feel will allow you and your Valentine to sit back and relax in the romance of the weekend. Many Bed and Breakfasts’ even have all inclusive package that allows for a stress free weekend. No ‘where do you want to eat’ argument will arise. Win! Most bed and breakfasts’ you can find using TripAdvisor, however, you’ll need to contact the B&B directly for pricing either via email or phone call.
Quintessentials Bed and Breakfast and Spa in East Marion, New York.
2. Visit a winery
Did you know every state has it’s own winery? The website – Winery By State – has a complete list of wineries in every state. Even if you aren’t a wine lover, wineries can still be pretty awesome! Beautiful scenery, and history of the vineyard is worth the drive in itself. Some wineries even have their own restaurants attached to them, which will be a good way to soak up a day of those fermented grapes!
Silver Oak Winery; Napa, California
3. Spend the weekend at the beach
Though it might not be 80 degrees and sunny — okay, maybe in Florida — but other parts of the country it certainly will not be. It will still be incredible to kick back and watch the sun rise or set on the beach with your cupid’s crush. In fact, some of those killer hotels that you’ve always wanted to visit will be at discount since it’s considered low to mid season. You’ll even find great deals booking hotels last minute through sites like Hotels Tonight (TIP: Use PONPOINT and receive $25 off your first night night stay!). Not feeling the hotel vibes? Check out Air BnB for beach condos and houses, some houses can even sleep up to 8-10 people!
Surf and Sand Resort Laguna Beach, California
4. Visit your nearest National Park
Visiting your nearest park may not seem very romantic, however, being alone and spending time together is really all you need. Parks are filled with amazing sites, great hiking, and perfect photo ops. If you don’t have access to national parks there are a lot of great alternatives such as; urban hiking, and local parks. Check out this link for an index of national parks by state.
Urban Park: Dallas, Texas
5. Have a staycation
Sometimes you don’t have to travel far to visit somewhere new. Travel can be right in your backyard or in the next city over. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to check out that new restaurant with that incredible wine menu, that show you’ve been wanting to catch, those spa passes you received for Christmas, or that new cocktail lounge. Make a weekend out of it by spending it with your Valentine at that nice hotel downtown. We bet sitting in those plush robes, while eating room service, will sure make you feel like you’re hundreds of miles away.
Inn at the Market in Downtown Seattle, Washington