With Valentine’s Day weekend quickly approaching, if you and your significant other are feeling perplexed about where to go and what to do, then perhaps a vacation is just what you need. To ignite the passion and love in your relationship, featured in today’s travel guide are 35 romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day weekend.
35 Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day Weekend
From snowy winter wonderlands with majestic mountain views to balmy beach resorts with unparalleled coastal vistas, these luxurious romantic getaways are guaranteed to sweep your beloved off his or her feet this Valentine’s Day weekend. Get ready to pack your bags and book your flight, because these award-winning, premiere hotels and resorts are so magnificent, they’ll surely inspire your sense of wanderlust and wonder.
Acqualina Resort: If you’ve been dreaming of lounging by a pool in a bikini, while sipping a Margarita, head to Sunny Isles Beach, Florida for a little sunshine and relaxation. The ultra-luxurious, oceanfront Acqualina Resort is offering truly romantic Valentine’s Day packages from couples, ranging from side-by-side treatments in the new Royal Spa Suite (designed by Fendi) to romantic dinners set on the beach.
Beau-Rivage Palace Hotel: For a memorable Valentine’s Day weekend spent at the foot of the Alps, Switzerland’s only palace hotel, Beau Rivage Palace, has curated a package that will last through the month of February. Situated atop an awe-inspiring 10 acres of parkland on the shores of Lake Geneva, the palace boasts some of the best views in the world with Lake Geneva and the awe-inspiring Swiss and French Alps on the horizon. Available February 14 and all weekends in February, the package includes one-night accommodation; a welcome of flowers, fruits and chocolate; an in-room candlelight dinner with one bottle of champagne; two Valentine’s cocktails at the BAR; breakfast in bed; and access to the world-renowned Cinq Mondes spa and fitness center.
Boca Raton Resort & Club: This Valentine’s Day weekend, the Boca Raton Resort & Club, a Waldorf Astoria Resort, invites guests to spoil their sweetie with an over-the-top spa experience with The Eternity Package at the world-class Waldorf Astoria Spa. The three-hour treatment includes a 50-minute Himalayan Salt Stone Massage, 50-minute Rose Quartz Ayurvedic Facial, and 50-minute Natura Bisse Diamond Rose Scrub. Couples are able to either experience the package during one consecutive three-hour block, or space out their three treatments for a full day of romance. For an all-encompassing day of relaxation, couples may opt to enjoy lunch between treatments at The Spa Café with outdoor pool and waterfall showers, followed by a romantic dinner at any of the resort’s fine dining outlets.
Canary Santa Barbara: Slip away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, and reconnect and unwind with your loved on at the coastal Canary Santa Barbara in Southern California. Ideal for those who like to be pampered, Canary’s ‘In Suite Spa’ package includes a 60-minute massage from Alchemy Wellness Spa in a king suite, with an option to upgrade to a couple’s massages. When you step outside, you’ll be able to enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and the Pacific on the hotel’s gorgeous pool deck, making it a truly relaxing and rejuvenating Valentine’s Day weekend getaway.
Marigot Bay Resort and Marina by Capella: Located alongside St. Lucia’s coveted Marigot Bay, this resort is a luxury getaway inviting jet-setters to experience the ultimate island immersion. This February, the resort is offering an uber-luxe Valentine’s Day Package, encouraging you to escape to paradise and enjoy personalized service, romantic activities and unforgettable dining experiences. The package includes 2-nights accommodations, dinner for 2 at The Grill including a glass of wine (per person), and full breakfast daily per couple.
Fairmont Grand Del Mar: Named (as of this week) the #1 luxury hotel in the U.S. on TripAdvisor and set in sunny San Diego, California, the Fairmont Grand Del Mar is home to a Forbes Five Star spa (one of only town dozen in the country) and the Forbes Five Star, AAA Five Diamond, Relais & Chateaux Addison Restaurant. If you want to tuck yourself away in an elegant and exclusive setting with your significant other, opt for their Do Not Disturb package. Sip on champagne and nibble on chocolate-covered strawberries as you indulge in a romantic Valentine’s Day weekend getaway. This limited time offer includes a one night stay from Saturday, February 10 – 11, 2017 with a $50 food and beverage credit, complimentary bottle of champagne and strawberries amenity and in-room movie.
Farmhouse Inn: If the idea of a cozy farmhouse with rustic charm sounds enchanting to you, then head to the Farmhouse Inn, a romantic enclave set among the rolling hills and vineyards of Sonoma’s wine country. Just 60 miles north of San Francisco, the 25 room luxury retreat offers visitors an escape from life’s everyday stresses. Ideal for couples looking for a romantic retreat, the Farmhouse Inn has everything you’d need for a weekend getaway – you don’t need to leave property. The on-site Michelin-starred farm-to-table restaurant, spa and extensive on-property wine programs mean the farthest you need to travel once you’re on property is a few yards. During the month of February, the Farmhouse Inn is offering half-off their romance package. Plus, there are current special deals from GiltCity on this property.
Four Seasons Resort Lanai: With new engaging and custom-made experiences for kindling fires, Four Seasons Resort Lanai marks the spot for romance. This February 14, Chef Kemar Durfield of ONE FORTY will source fresh, local and regional ingredients to create five delectable courses for a special Valentine’s Blind Tasting Menu where each course will be paired with a selection of exciting wines utilizing the Coravin System. For those seeking the ultimate privacy, couples can book a table for two under the stars at a secluded oceanfront location overlooking Hulopo’e Bay and enjoy a personalized five-course menu and wine pairing following a consultation with Chef the day prior. For a romantic experience that excites all the senses, discover the art of chocolate and wine pairing, or try an exclusive wine tasting for two and share a selection of coveted wines in one flight, courtesy of the Coravin system.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis: Let your love soar high above the clouds this Valentine’s Day weekend by touring the West Indies aboard a Helicopter ride from Nevis to Montserrat. This breathtaking experience can be had with the Peak Of Perfection Extraordinary Experience, offered by the Four Seasons Resort Nevis. Your and your loved on would fly over the neighboring island of Montserrat and get an aerial view of the island that was almost destroyed by the volcano that erupted in 1995. Once on the island, walk atop the cooled, hardened pyroclastic flow on a guided tour. Then visit the Olveston House, home of the late Sir George Martin (who was the long-time producer for The Beatles). At this local landmark, you’ll enjoy an enchanting three-course lunch on the veranda before touring the home’s collection of gold and platinum records. Finally, upon returning to the Resort, get a spa treatment inspired by the exciting excursion.
Gstaad Palace: Nestled in sweeping, snowy valleys and surrounded by the spectacular Swiss Alps, Gstaad Palace offers an exclusive Rent-a-Palace Package to give guests an unforgettable fairytale experience, perfect for an over-the-top Valentine’s Day weekend celebration. With the package, guests gain private use of the turreted, castle-like hotel, including all 97 bedrooms and access to five on-site restaurants, including fondue heaven La Fromagerie and first-rate rôtisserie, Le Grill. If you’ve ever dreamed of being Cinderella, this is the ultimate way to turn your dreams into a reality.
Hotel Carmel: If you’ve been an Inspirations & Celebrations’ reader for a while, you’d know that we’re based in the European-inspired village of Carmel-by-the-Sea, which is often called one of the most romantic places on Earth. Just around the corner from us is the utterly charming and recently renovated Hotel Carmel. This boutique coastal California hotel is offering an “All Signs Point to Love” package, which includes hotel accommodations, fine dining, outdoor activities, and sight-seeing during Valentine’s Day weekend. Enjoy a two-night stay; kayaking for two out of Lover’s Point; a chauffeured excursion in a Mercedes Benz on the storied 17-Mile Drive, a scenic road running through Pebble Beach; a romantic dinner at Porta Bella on Ocean Avenue; and an 80-minute in-room couples massage.
Le Richemond: Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend at the legendary Swiss hotel, Le Richemond, set on the banks of Lake Geneva in Switzerland. This beautiful, waterfront hotel is offering a special package that includes one night accommodation for two, a bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne, Swiss chocolates, breakfast and late checkout. Stay-in for a romantic dinner with a special Valentine’s Menu at Le Jardin, and then relax and unwind together with a Zen Harmony Massage in a double treatment room at Le Spa by Sisley.
Hotel Bel-Air: When it comes to chic and luxurious settings, it doesn’t get any more posh than the world-renowned Hotel Bel-Air. This Valentine’s Day weekend, enjoy luxury accommodations for two, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot champagne, Wolfgang Puck chocolates and chocolate-covered strawberries, and $110 daily breakfast credit per room. The warm and inviting setting of Wolfgang Puck at this classic Southern California hotel is the inspiration for chef Hugo Bolanos’ Valentine’s Day Dinner Menu, with four courses featuring truffles served onsite or with rose petals by candlelight in your room. Relax with the Love Will Keep Us Together Treatment at Spa by La Prairie, featuring a massage and La Prairie Signature Facial, manicure and pedicure, champagne and sweet treats for two; or the Cupid’s Caviar Retreat Treatment, featuring a 60 minute La Prairie Signature Caviar Massage, 90 minute Ultimate Caviar Lift Facial, champagne and sweets for two.
Malliouhana: Jet-off to celebrate love and romance on the pristine, white sand beaches of Anguilla with a stay of four or more nights in an Ocean View Premium room or Junior Suite at Malliouhana, an Auberge Resort. Arrive with a welcome amenity of chilled champagne and chocolate truffles in your suite, enjoy complimentary continental breakfast daily, relax with a 90-minute couples Coconut Dream Duet treatment at the Auberge Spa and dine under the stars with a three-course dinner experience on the beach inclusive of wine. Transportation is provided via private plane charter by Tradewind, the region;s premier charter operator, from San Juan, Puerto Rico, along with ground transfers in Anguilla.
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel: There’s no question why Zillow named Nashville one of 10 Best Cities for Love, making it an ideal place to visit during Valentine’s Day weekend. Nashville is the perfect romantic escape. Savor the flavors of the sizzling local dining scene, enjoy live music 365 days a year and explore countless museums, gardens and galleries. The warm and inviting rooms at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee will be the perfect romantic retreat and their concierge will help you plan your Nashville experience, no matter what your definition of romance may be. Their special package for Valentine’s Day weekend includes Champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, an Uber credit and more.
Nizuc Resort and Spa: Unwind this Valentine’s Day weekend on 29 acres of secluded beachfront paradise at the award-winning NIZUC Resort & Spa in Mexico. Nestled amongst the intimate enclave of Punta Nizuc in Cancun, NIZUC Resort & Spa is now offering their best deal for couples this winter season – Fourth Night’s the Charm. Guests who stay for three nights receive one complimentary night stay. Celebrate love by enjoying this extra night to soak in the resort’s magical atmosphere and luxurious amenities ranging from dolphin excursions to The Couple’s Spa Rituals.
Red Mountain Resort: Set in St. George, the Red Mountain Resort offers activity junkies and outdoor enthusiasts the ultimate escape beneath the breathtaking red rocks of southern Utah. A one-of-a-kind active destination retreat, it offers a variety of adventure, spiritual and rejuvenating activities for couples to strengthen their commitment to each other in a relaxing and intimate setting. From hiking and horseback riding to fitness and wellness workshops, enjoy revitalizing activities with your significant other this Valentine’s Day weekend.
Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay: Perched high upon a bluff, overlooking the crashing waves below, the luxurious Ritz-Carlton in Half Moon Bay, California is a place for lovers to retreat and relax in style. Add a little candlelit dining to your romantic getaway by enjoying a Valentine weekend Culinary Escape package, which includes dinner for two at the hotel’s signature Navio restaurant; a Fire and Wine package ups the flirtation level with wine, a terrace fire pit room, s’mores and rose petal turn-down service. This secluded, luxury hotel in Northern California (just 20 miles from San Francisco), celebrates its surroundings with an experience rooted in embracing elements of the coast.
Honua Kai Resort & Spa: Perfectly nestled between the deep blue waters of the Pacific Ocean and the majestic West Maui Mountains, the Honua Kai Resort & Spa is a luxurious beachfront, all-suite property on Maui’s famed Ka’anapali Beach. For Valentine’s Day, the hotel is offering an idyllic island getaway for couples with the Suite Retreat package, including: 5 nights in studio suite, a romantic sunset cocktail cruise for two, a couple’s photo shoot with complimentary 8×10 print, and a welcome gift and complimentary rental car.
Rosewood CordeValle: For the ultimate pet-lovers, pack up your pooch and head to the Santa Cruz mountains this Valentine’s Day weekend. This idyllic 4-star retreat is set in San Martin, just 90 miles south of the Bay Area, and is a great place to visit for not only for you and your beau, but also your favorite canine companion, thanks to Rosewood CordeValle’s Puppy Love Package. The package includes a luxurious couple’s massage at Sense(r) Spa and wine tastings at the property’s onsite winery, Clos La Chance, while pets are pampered with complimentary walks with a professional dog-walker and indulge in gourmet treats prepared by the resort’s culinary team.
The Sherry-Netherland: The iconic Sherry-Netherland hotel in NYC, with a little help from cupid is here to help you say Be Mine with a special Valentine’s Day offer. Your love will be whisked away with your charm when you invite them to an intimate picnic in your hotel suite at The Sherry. Whether you’re an NYC native, or traveling to town for the special day, the Sherry offers a unique escape with an old school New York feel. Enter the gorgeous lobby, take a ride up to your suite with the help of the white gloved elevator attendants and enter your Valentine’s Day experience complete with roses, chocolate covered strawberries and absolutely no need to leave the room.
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain: At Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain in Scottsdale, Arizona, couples can reserve the Romance in Paradise package, then take it up a notch by choosing Spa Suite accommodations to gain access to a private outdoor soaking tub for two. For the ultimate add-on to this dreamy desert vacation, book a Massage 101 session at Sanctuary Spa – a creative, interactive, partner-building experience that teaches couples professional massage techniques which you can practice on each other long after returning home.
The House Barbados: In addition to enjoying The House’s stunning west coast views, champagne breakfast and jet-lag revival massage, you can live like a celebrity by exploring Barbados as a VIP guest. This Valentine’s Day, the LX by The House package is perfect for couples seeking an incredible once-in-a-lifetime experience like private polo lessons at the championship Apes Hill Golf & Polo Club and a Mount Gay Rum tasting and tour. Let us not forget the VIP shopping experience (complete with a personal shopper, of course), luxury airport transfers, a private three-hour sunset catamaran sail and the option to island hop! Fly to the neighboring islands of Mustique or the Grenadines and jet back in time for dinner.
Scrub Island Resort: This luxury private island resort is the first resort development to be built in the British Virgin Islands in more than 15 years. It features 52 guest accommodations as well as a collection of two-, three- and four-bedroom villas, Ixora Spa, world-class restaurants, three private beaches and a 55-slip marina. Scrub Island Resort is quickly becoming a top couples destination in the BVI. The private island resort experience presents the ultimate Caribbean getaway for Valentine’s Day weekend. From retreating to a secluded alcove on North Beach and an intimate in-villa couples massage, to snorkeling reefs, sunset sailing and shopping, there is something for all interests.
The Dorchester: Enjoy a lovely stay in the heart of Mayfair in London at Dorchester Collection’s iconic British hotel, The Dorchester. Begin with Valentine’s Afternoon Tea with pastries and champagne at The Promenade, followed by Valentine’s Dinner at three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse or at The Grill, both with champagne. Escape to The Dorchester Spa for a Time for Two Treatment including Valmont Facial and massage. The hotel’s Valentine’s Package includes one night accommodation for two with a complimentary upgrade subject to availability, a welcome bottle of Laurent-Perrier champagne and English breakfast for two.
The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour: Set along pristine, white-sand beaches and overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and Intracoastal, this luxurious Miami Beach hotel exudes a warm, inviting atmosphere while offering elevated services and amenities. Treat yourself to a day of relaxation with curated spa packages “for her” and “for him” at exhale Bal Harbour at The Ritz-Carlton Bal Harbour, Miami. Ladies can enjoy a Glow Body Scrub and Cool Beam Facial topped off with a Luxe Manicure & Pedicure while the gentlemen indulge in a Deep Tissue Massage and Men’s Facial followed by a Sports Pedicure.
The Mansion at Casa Madrona: Perched hillside in Northern California’s beautiful Sausalito, The Mansion
at Casa Madrona is the ideal spot for couples and lovers of all types this Valentine’s Day. Fresh sea breezes and a casual but cosmopolitan style often lead to Sausalito being compared to the Mediterranean Riviera. Those looking for an over-the-top getaway with their sweetheart can book the 5,000-square-foot Alexandrite Suite and enjoy a master bedroom, a guest suite, 2.5 bathrooms, and a private office. Floor to ceiling patio doors include sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay to create a seamless connection between inside and out, leading out to the two-tiered 1,500-square-foot deck. Plus, when you book the Swept Away in Sausalito package, you’ll enjoy VIP services, such as a private chef, yacht access, seaplane jaunts to Wine Country, sailing excursions, tailored yoga sessions and more.
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel: Located close to downtown Banff in Alberta, Canada, and with easy access to the National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), is a “world-renowned symbol of Canadian hospitality,” according to Ski.com. Perched on the mountainside and often referred to as a “Castle in the Rockies,” the hotel is blend of luxury with over one hundred years of history, while offering dramatic valley vistas. Retreat to the award-winning Willow Stream Spa, reminiscent of the historic hot springs of the past, to rejuvenate tired ski legs and pamper your loved one.
The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead: Fall in love this Valentines Day at The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead with the specially crafted sweet and bubbly Valentine’s Weekend Package. Celebrate the special occasion early through Valentine’s Day weekend with overnight deluxe accommodations for two complete with delicious chocolate covered strawberries accompanied by a bottle of sparkling wine for a romantic in-room experience. Each morning, relax in each other’s company without having to leave The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead’s luxury guest rooms, by enjoying in-room breakfast from the comfort of bed. Located on Peachtree Street, this premiere destination is considered one of the best luxury hotels in Atlanta, providing effortless access to upscale dining and shopping in Buckhead.
The Ranch at Rock Creek: Saddle up with your sweetheart and delight in the snowy splendor of Big Sky Country at the world’s only Forbes Travel Guide 5-star guest ranch. The Ranch at Rock Creek invites you and your significiant other to enjoy a true American West love story over Valentine’s Day weekend with group yoga and Snowga, gourmet tasting menus, a barn dance, a wood fire barbeque and a special Valentine’s Day dinner. Spend your days skiing, skating, snowshoeing and snowmobiling together, while relaxing by the firelight or enjoying the Silver Dollar Saloon at night.
The Ritz-Carlton Rancho Mirage: With views of romantic pink sunsets cast over dramatic desert skylines, there’s no place like The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage to celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend. This February, the lavish desert oasis provides an unforgettable escape with the Soul Mates Massage at The Ritz-Carlton, Rancho Mirage Spa. The Soul Mates Valentines Day treatment celebrates love with a side-by-side, 80-minute couples massage. Warm chocolate massage oils relax the muscles while couples are pampered with complimentary chocolate truffles and a glass of champagne.
Viceroy L’Ermitage Beverly Hills: Standing among the finest of Beverly Hills California luxury hotels, this stately property embodying the spirit of a sophisticated private club and a gracious urban residence. Peacefully situated on a tree-lined residential street, yet a short stroll from the bustle of Rodeo Drive, this boutique Beverly Hills hotel is renowned for its legendary elegance and unquestioned privacy – drawing discriminating clients from the world over. To help you fall in love all over again, this Valentine’s Day weekend, escape while relaxing poolside, unwind with a visit to the spa and indulge with dinner in Avec Nous at this Forbes 5 Star and AAA Five Diamond award-winning hotel.
The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel: Couples can get away and celebrate Valentine’s Day with cascading views of the sparkling Pacific Ocean just outside their room, while staying at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel in Southern California. The Sunset Romance package entitles you to overnight accommodations, Champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries, breakfast for two, and more. This oceanfront hotel is located halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, in beautiful Dana Point, and includes 396 tastefully appointed guestrooms, a 12-room spa, an eco-adventure center, and more.
Waldorf Astoria New York: Discover luxury, grandeur and unrivaled service at the internationally-renowned Waldorf Astoria New York, located on Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan. This Valentine’s Day, the celebrated hotel will continue with their specialty-themed brunch buffet menus at Peacock Alley. In addition to its extravagant buffet stations – such as the seafood raw bar, caviar, chocolate fountain and more – the Peacock Alley Brunch Buffet will tailor unique dishes and innovative cocktails for this romantic day of culinary brilliance. On February 12, lovers will indulge in a special menu with items including pan seared halibut with lobster sauce, truffled cheese tortellini, and the classic Beef Wellington, topped off with the Waldorf Astoria Bar Book’s #1 Valentine’s Day Cocktail.
The Vanderbilt Grace: Couples who choose to spend a cozy Valentine’s Day weekend in Newport, Rhode Island, at the glamorously vintage Vanderbilt Grace will celebrate a weekend of pampering and DIY romance with a two-night stay. When you visit this gorgeous property, you will have the chance to prepare your own box of chocolates with the property’s chef as well as make their own Vintage Valentine’s with a special DIY kit. Guests will also receive a bottle of Prosecco and chocolates to indulge and can enjoy a delicious breakfast in bed on Valentine’s Day. Could it get more romantic than that?!
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