The Perfect Romantic Getaways for that Special Someone

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Can you believe how quickly Christmas and New Year’s flew by? Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and so is the panic of planning the perfect romantic gesture. Restaurant reservations are quickly filling up, and every gift you’ve looked at looks too cheesy. How are you supposed to celebrate with the one you love?! You could surprise them with one of these romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day weekend!

As an experience-oriented person, I always replace any obligation to purchase a present with an opportunity to take a trip. There is no better way to show your devotion to someone than by surprising them with a weekend of quality time and leisure.

Here are my picks for Valentine’s Day weekend romantic getaways suitable for all travelers in love!

Newport, Rhode Island:

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Check into The Vanderbilt Grace hotel for a weekend of luxury and romance. As one of the most beautiful cities in New England, New Port is home to beautiful and historical estates. However, the ambiance provided by The Vanderbilt Grace will make you reluctant to leave the hotel property. Enjoy two pools, a spa, and luxury dining in the company of your significant other. Book your stay soon– the 33 exclusive rooms at The Vanderbilt book up quickly.

Montego Bay, Jamaica:

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By February, even the biggest fans of winter weather are sick of the cold. Why not use this weekend away as an opportunity to escape for a long weekend in the Caribbean? Planning will be the least of your worries, as the area is extremely tourist friendly. There are dozens of all-inclusive resorts that can plan the entire weekend for you!

Whether you’re an adventurous couple, or are just looking for a spa getaway, you will find dozens of romantic getaways in Jamaica. Don’t worry about the cost of getting there, either. Southwest airlines offers affordable direct flights to Montego Bay from dozens of US cities. Throw on your suit and enjoy a weekend away on white sandy beaches.

Charlottesville, Virginia:

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You know the saying “Virginia is for lovers” has some truth to it when you see how beautiful the wine country of Charlottesville is. Book a weekend at one of the dozens of romantic hotels in the area. I recommend looking into The Oakhurst Inn or The Clifton Inn. Tour the beautiful and historical Monticello and book your tour of the local wineries. There is nothing quite like a romantic picnic as you sip and learn about local wine.

Asheville, North Carolina:

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If you’ve never been to Biltmore Estate, Valentine’s Day weekend is a great time to make the trip. The property is beautiful all times a year, but the hotel on the estate property is going above and beyond for the full month of February. The Valentine’s Day package includes complimentary breakfast served either in the dining room or in your room, 3 course dinners with wine, and admission to the estate for the duration of your stay. You’ll also be greeted with Biltmore wine, chocolates, and roses in your room upon check in.  Asheville is very accessible by car or direct flights into either Asheville or Charlotte, so there’s no excuse to skip out on Biltmore!

Santa Fe, New Mexico:

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Santa Fe is the perfect destination for the couple looking for a flexible climate. It is one of the few areas of the country where you can hit the slopes during the day and venture into the dessert later that evening. The Inn and Spa at Loretto will provide you that luxury feel and Valentine’s ambiance that you are looking for. The resort prides itself on being the most romantic spot in Santa Fe, with packages advertised for elopements, bed and breakfast for two, and packages for romantic weekend getaways. The resort captures the unique culture of Santa Fe, and has even earned it’s title as a Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Top 10 Hotels in the Southwest and West.

Savannah, Georgia:

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Savannah is always on the list of most romantic weekend getaways in the United States, but my appeal to Savannah is in the cozy lodging options available. The Planter’s Inn in Savannah offers historical and southern charm. Enjoy wine socials, free breakfast, and easy access to the city’s major tourist attractions. Did I mention their rooms have fireplaces?! Who needs to visit in the summer months when you have this much charm to come home to within the walls of your hotel room?

Ditch the cheesy and overcrowded restaurant reservation this year for a more intimate and memorable experience. Where will you be spending Valentine’s Day this year?Danielle Guy