Whether you’re looking to cuddle up with your sweetheart in front of a fireplace in Vermont, or escape the winter temperatures and head to the warm beaches of Costa Rica, there are tons of experiences couples can have when looking to book a Valentine’s Day getaway. Here are 12 fabulous places to spark joy, rekindle romance, and create truly romantic memories.
Aruba – Private Island
Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino, known for its 40-acre private island exclusive to hotel guests, just introduced one of the most exclusive experiences in the Caribbean with the new Lover’s Island Overnight package. For the first time ever, couples can spend the night in total seclusion on the island’s white sand beaches. Discover what it is like to have an entire paradise to yourselves with bountiful luxuries and secluded beaches hidden out of view from the outside world. Package includes champagne upon arrival, private host and butler, four-course dinner with bottle of wine, and an exclusive overnight Cabana on Lover’s Island decked out with everything you need for a night in paradise.
The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, Florida
With a plethora of perfect date options, from a sunset cruise to DIY picnics on Captiva, The Beaches of Fort Myers and Sanibel give couples the space to revel in love. Named for its romantic folklore, Lovers Key State Park, was historically accessible only by boat, and it was said that only lovers traveled to the island to enjoy it’s remote beach. Now a two-mile long barrier island off the coast of Fort Myers, the park is perfect for romantics looking for a quintessential long walk on the beach. With over 100 barrier islands to choose between, couples looking for an intimate daytrip can set sail for Cabbage Key or Cayo Costa, two boat-access havens where visitors can stroll through forests of Spanish Moss or relax on solitary white-sand beaches. End the day with a sunset dinner at the award-winning Thistle Lodge Restaurant on Sanibel Island, a elegant retreat with stunning Gulf views. With a menu featuring fresh-caught fish and wines from around the world, the historic venue transports guests with its old-Florida ambiance. To celebrate the trip, give the gift of Norman Love Confections, handcrafted artisan truffles made with cocoa beans imported from the world’s finest growing regions. Begun in his flagship Fort Myers location, world-class chocolatier Norman Love’s accolades include being the first chef chocolatier to be inducted into Dessert Professional Magazine Hall of Fame, and a six-time recognition for producing the best ultra-premium chocolates in the nation.
Experience ‘Puro Amor’ in the land of ‘Pura Vida’ this Valentine’s Day. Ranked a top honeymoon destination by Brides and The Knot, Costa Rica is teeming with candlelit dining, luxury spas, and Jacuzzi-topped balconies overlooking rugged volcanoes and tropical rainforests with breathtaking views of the ocean. Whether a couple wishes to soak up the sun on a white-sand beach, indulge in endless high-end spa treatments, or fuel the adrenaline on a zipline canopy adventure in the rainforest with an epic view of the Arenal Volcano and sightings of monkeys, this Central American playground promises a romantic getaway that will be remembered forever. Nayara Springs, GAIA Hotel & Reserve, and Cala Luna are among the many intimate, eco-friendly hotels that Costa Rica has to offer. Imagery available here.
St. Pete, Florida
Want a sun-filled getaway just a quick flight away? Hit the beach, emerging food scene, 30 craft breweries, and more than 31 museums in St. Pete with your boo this Valentine’s Day weekend. Book the “Couples Getaway” package at The Vinoy and get a newly renovated Bay view room, complimentary valet parking, champagne upon arrival and breakfast for two. Situated in St. Pete’s vibrant downtown district, visitors can stroll along the water to The Dali Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts, and The James Museum of Western and Wildlife Art and spend a date-night at Ichicoro Ane or FarmTable Cucina by Michelin-star chef Michael Mina.
Get your heart racing at Sedona’s Enchantment Resort this Valentine’s Day with an adventurous couple’s wellness retreat. Couples can explore the canyon on a mountain biking trek for two, feel the serenity of Travel + Leisure World’s Best award winning Mii amo Spa, or take a romantic stargazing hike, all with a breathtaking red rock backdrop. In addition to their adventurous programming, Enchantment also offers a “Suite Romance” package, which includes a luxurious Casita junior suite featuring a private fireplace and patio, full breakfast each morning and nightly dinner for two at any restaurant or in-room dining.
At Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa enjoy special four-course menus starting at $49 from world-renowned chef restaurants Wolfgang Puck American Grille and Izakaya; romantic room packages; live music and comedy; complimentary champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries. With an overnight stay in a Classic Room at Borgata or the Club Room at The Water Club, guests can experience decadent chocolate massages and strawberry spa treatments starting at just $188. Following a romantic dinner and decadent spa evening, head to the casino floor to try your luck at slots, table games, and more.
San Francisco, California
From the moment guests step inside, they will be awe-struck by the decor and design by Kelly Wearstler at San Francisco Proper Hotel, paying homage to the colorful history and spirit of the city, also known as the ‘Paris of the West’. Those seeking an ultra-luxurious Valentine’s Day, can book the “From Proper, with Love”package ($3,000) which includes: Premier Suite for 2 nights; VIP Welcome Amenity to include bottle of Dom Perignon, Proper Robe, and Aesop Set to take home; One dinner for 2 at Villon; Preferred fire pit table reservation at Charmaine’s (one time during stay); Breakfast and Bubbles in bed (one time during stay); In Room 60 minutes Couples Massage; Late 4 P.M. check-out.
Located steps away from Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth takes its title as the official hotel of the Red Sox seriously. Couples can mimic a trip to the historic stadium by booking a room in the Fenway Park Suite, where amenities include a replica Green Monster scoreboard, a balcony overlooking the ballpark with original stadium seats, a coffee table signed by numerous Red Sox players and additional priceless memorabilia. Enjoy the perfect night in with the hotel’s “HibernATE – Warm up & Wine Down” package offered through March. In addition to cozy robes, slippers, locally made chocolates, sparkling wine and Netflix, guests will receive a $250 voucher to use on meals and cocktails at three of Boston’s top restaurants and bars – Island Creek Oyster Bar, Eastern Standard Kitchen, and The Hawthorne Bar topped off with a late checkout.
Brooklyn, New York
With a prime location across the East River from Manhattan and near the vibrant neighborhoods of Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO, New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge provides an unforgettable destination for a Valentine’s Day getaway. This year, the hotel is offering two exclusive packages for Valentine’s Day including the Romance Package: Deluxe View Room with view of Manhattan or Brooklyn; a gift box of Brooklyn’s Tumbador Chocolate; a bubble bath set with rose petals; and complimentary internet access. Rates start at $364 per night. For couples looking to explore Brooklyn and NYC’s other boroughs, the Best of NYC Couples Package includes two NYC Explorer passes, complimentary buffet breakfast for two at M Club Lounge, and wired high-speed Internet. The NYC Explorer pass gives visitors choice of 3 out of 59 different attractions, with a pocket-sized guidebook. Nightly rates start at $464.
St. Louis, Missouri
St Louis’ first boutique luxury hotel in Midtown, Angad Arts Hotel, is the perfect destination for both eclectic couples and trendsetting singles looking to shake it up this Valentine’s day. Recently opened in November 2018, Angad Arts Hotel is the only property in the world allowing guests to book rooms by emotion—and yes, there’s a red room for passion! For the most romantic night of the year, guests have their choice of the below to fit whatever type of love they’re looking for:
Hugs and Kisses Package – Tailored for the classically romantic couple who prefers to bask in the passion of a red themed room – expect Kama Sutra Massage Oil candles already lit and luxurious bubble baths in the claw tub. The package also includes an exclusive Valentine’s Day dinner at Grand Tavern, led by renowned chef David Burke. Pricing starts at $355 and valet parking is also included. Offered Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 17
“Playdate” in the Playroom – Valentine’s Day is all about celebrating love, so why limit that to just couples? Playdate in the Playroom encourages singles to mingle in style in Angad’s fun and frisky playroom. Complete with a DJ, musical instruments, jenga, cards against humanity, and a full bar, guests can expect the festivities to go well into the night. This event is offered Thursday, February 14 – Sunday, February 17.
Celebrity-favorite hangout spot The Curtain Hotel & Members Club, located in the artsy London neighborhood of Shoreditch, is offering options two different takes on Valentine’s Day. For the traditional romantic outing – Overlook the London skyline at LIDO, The Curtain’s rooftop restaurant, with a six-course tasting menu prepared by Executive Chef Luke Rayment and glass of bubbly for £90/person (vegan/vegetarian options available for £60/person). Meander down to the hotel’s exclusive Members’ Club after dinner for a screening of “True Romance” with cocktails in the private cinema. Or, for a wilder take on V-Day – follow up dinner at LIDO or Red Rooster Shoreditch, which is serving a special Valentine’s menu alongside live music, with a sing-along screening of “Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again” and special drag disco at LP, the hotel’s underground club. Can’t make it on Valentine’s Day? Book a table at LIDO to try Chef’s tasting menu on Feb. 15 & 16, as well. Dinner reservations can be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The Curtain will also be offering an overnight package including dinner for two, champagne, treats upon arrival and breakfast the next morning.
Located a short drive from NYC and Boston, the quaint city of Burlington has the cozy charm to turn any weekend into a lovers retreat. Get back to the butterflies with a stay at the modern, yet rustic Hotel Vermont in the quaint city of Burlington, VT – book the True Romance Package which includes a Top Floor King room with whirlpool bath and fireplace, local rosé cider from Citizen Cider, fair-trade, house-made chocolate truffles, Vermont farm fresh breakfast for two at Juniper and more – add-on such fresh local roses or bedtime menu items including Vermont flannel robes and hot toddies. Get lost on Church Street with boutique shops, diners and breweries all walking distance from the hotel.