10 Fabulously Romantic Valentine’s Day Vacation Destinations

Soon the beloved holiday of romance will be here. Do you know what your plans are going to be? You might be feeling somewhat uninspired about what to do this year, so it is time to spice things up. No, not just at night, but with some travel. The following ten locations might not be the first choice you would make for a Valentine’s Day getaway, but they overflow with everything needed for a truly lovely holiday for two.

1 Fireside Resort, Jackson Hole, Wyoming

Not many people opt for a more rustic approach to Valentine’s Day. Cast aside the lavish rose petals and fitted silk sheets of a 5-starred hotel for a truly relaxing, unique setting – the mountains and trees of Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, USA. If you two simply want privacy and quiet, to get away from the kids and just be with each other, this is an ideal choice.

Fireside Resort offers elegant cabins with all modern amenities included (including leather sofas and flat-screened TVs). Go hiking, skiing, relax outside in the sun, and cook meals together. If that is not romance, I do not know what is.

2 Villingili Island, Maldives

Picture this: Waking up at a private villa, opening the windows as the morning light shines in, and seeing nothing but endless turquoise seas. Welcome to the Maldives, where resorts are made with romance in mind. Because this is a private island, the beaches are secluded to those who are staying at the villas.

That means you and your partner will not have to deal with crowds or stumbling upon other tourists in the area as you swimming, snorkeling, golfing, venture the jungle, enjoy couple spa treatments, couples fitness training, and dine of scrumptious entrees.

3 Melbourne, Australia

For the adventurous couple that love doing all kinds of extraordinary things together. Australia’s southern capital is known for its broad range of Valentine’s Day events. One definite recommendation is to take an evening hot air balloon ride over the city as the sun begins to set.

Afraid of heights? Rent a rowing skiff and go for a leisurely journey along the Yarra River. Additionally, you two can join in on the Cupid’s Undie Run, a local charity event; enjoy the fantastic dining options in historic downtown Melbourne; or try the Midnight Cinema in the Royal Botanic Gardens (or other free events).

4 Paris, France

Ooh la oui, Paris is a sensual city that is more than quaint cafes, delectable pastries, and boudoir. Around Valentine’s Day, the City of Light takes on a rose-colored glow. Take part in the five mile Love Run, where parents are tied together and partake in unique challenges while racing towards the finish line. For those who love cooking together, head to La Cuisine Paris to learn the art of chocolates and macaroons.

Certain hotels even have Valentine’s Day deals that provide all inclusive experiences, like massages, tours, and couple fitness training sessions. Want to get a little steamy? Try one of the many customized boudoir deals that happen around this special holiday. Neither of you will regret it.

5 Hong Kong, China

The international scene of Hong Kong, along with a plethora of nightlife, upscale hotels and restaurants, and a variety of experiences available throughout the city makes it intense, romantic, and enticing all at once. Visit one of the many temples, like Wong Tai Sin, together to gaze at the beautiful scenery, take pictures of each other.

Climb the 552 meter tall Victoria Peak for glittering nighttime views. Hong Kong also is known for its spas, like I-Spa, which have couple packages that are all about Feng Shui and togetherness.

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6 Gstaad, Switzerland

Feel like royalty in this majestic setting. I mean, who can say no to staying at a palace or luxury hotel with snow-capped mountains in the background and other beautiful sights? Gstaad Palace even as a romance package made just for couples like you two, who want the atmosphere, the champagne, and an incredible spa.

Other things to indulge in around Gstaad include venturing through the Swiss village, looking at the traditional architecture, drinking water from the central well, visiting St. Niklauskapelle church, hiking the hills, ride a cable car or train, and enjoying the views around the gorgeous lake known as Lauenensee.

7 Amsterdam, Netherlands

Looking for canals but do not feel like dealing with the crowds of tourists in Venice? Head to Amsterdam. The city has a different kind of atmosphere around Valentine’s Day that is toned down but still affectionate. Because there are excursions throughout the city, you two will never be bored here. Canal boat tours, for example, offers a new way to see Amsterdam.

Spend an evening visiting the highlighted historical attractions, check out a show at the Koninklijk Theater Carre, grab some cocktails at a classy bar, traverse the beautiful Amsterdamse Bos, the nearby forest, and play with the goats at Geitenboerderij De Ridammerhoeve, or rent a bike and have a picnic at Vondelpark. Also, a tip from locals is to pick up specialty chocolates from places like Puccini Bomboni or enjoy the “loge package” from Tuschinski theatre, which is made for couples.

8 Seville, Spain

Fairytales do come true. Seville has a surplus of stunning architecture and historical sites, like the Real Alcazar, Parque de Maria Luisa, Plaza de Espana, and Seville Cathedral. You two can walk side-by-side, investigating the must-see attractions and art museums. Or, why not learn how to do some sultry Spanish dances together? Salsa, tango, and flamenco classes are everywhere in Spain.

If dancing is not your thinking, you can always watch at venues like La Carboneria. Afterwards, get relaxed with the cruise along the Guadalquivir River. Maybe if you really want to ignite the passion, try out the local amusement park called Isla Magica. Laughing is said to heighten the romance, after all. Wink, wink.

9 Cannon Beach, Oregon, USA

Despite being known as a top spot for couples, who honestly thinks about heading to Oregon for Valentine’s Day? Here is why Cannon Beach can be compared to other beachside paradises throughout the world: the sunsets, silken sounds, and rock formations along the shore are simply captivating.

Tourists do not flock to these locations either, so you can assured quiet time just for the two of you. Cannon Beach also has art galleries, seaside resorts, hiking trails through places like Hug Point or Oswald West State Parks, boutiques, and world-class dining opportunities. Thrill seekers will love the chance for kitesurfing, windsurfing, and surfing too.

10 Castle Leslie, Monaghan, Ireland

Staying in a castle on Valentine’s Day is probably one of the best settings for a romantic getaway. Castle Leslie is sure to delight your inner Disney Princess. You will find Castle Leslie in a picturesque setting amidst 1,000 acres of greenery and lakes. Special packages are offered and include things like complimentary breakfasts, champagne, and handmade chocolates.

Throughout the castle, as well as the grounds, there is always something going on. You can take walks through the gardens, soak in an outdoor hot door, get spa treatments, go fishing, watch films at the private cinema, and feast on traditional Irish meals. Everything is made from scratch and with regional ingredients.

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Getting away for Valentine’s Day can be adventurous and exhilarating, not just cheesy-romantic. Instead of relying on the old standby of renting a room at the usual hotel, try something different. Travel together, experience new cultures, or commit to enjoying one another’s company far from civilization. As long as you are together, any of these locations will be paradise.