A Baker’s Dozen of Romantic Travel Ideas
Treat your sweetheart to a well-deserved travel gift for Valentine’s Day. Most packages don’t need to be used on Valentine’s Day, so you gift now and book later.
|Sandals Resorts over-the-water bungalows|
An Overwater Bungalow
Nothing says romance like staying in an over-the-water bungalow and for this Valentine’s Day, they’re closer than ever. In the Caribbean, Sandals Resorts have added the uber-romantic accommodations to three resorts: Sandals Royal Caribbean (Jamaica), Sandals Grande St. Lucian (St. Lucia) and Sandals South Coast (Jamaica). The bungalows are completely surrounded by water with a transparent glass floor. Take the see-through experience one step further by arranging a vow renewal ceremony in a glass-bottom chapel (offered in Sandals Grande St. Lucian and Sandals South Coast).
|The Nautilus Maldives movie night|
Romance on a Private Island
The Nautilus Maldives invites you to celebrate your love on a private island with their Moments of Togetherness program. There are only 26 villas on the island, and you’ll have a romantic escape that’s as secluded or as adrenaline-filled as you like. Your entire schedule is tailored to your desires with all meals and activities coordinated with a professional private butler. There are no clocks, no fixed schedules. You decide what you want to do and when. Fill your day on the water, with culinary master classes, spa treatments at The Nautilus’s Solasta Spa or in the air in a sea plane, followed by dinner on the beach with a screening of a movie under the night sky. You may never want to come back after this!
|The May Fair Hotel|
A Retreat with a Red Room
Take your love to London for a romance-filled, winter dream at the luxe May Fair Hotel , a contemporary and historic boutique hotel. The May Fair, A Radisson Collection Hotel sits in the fashionable Mayfair neighborhood within walking distance of Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace and Bond Street. Ask to book the hotel’s one-bedroom signature suite. Decked out with pops of red throughout, the suite is where you’ll want to spend the hotel’s special St. Valentine’s Week Retreat, a specially priced stay with breakfast, dinner, a rose from Maison de Fleurs, and a bottle of chilled Moët & Chandon Champagne with strawberries.
Design in the Mountains
A charming winter getaway awaits in Lenox, Massachusetts in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains. Originally three standalone buildings built between 1777 and 1888, the historic Cornell Inn is now the setting for 28 completely distinctive designer rooms, decorated by 23 BIPOC artists. It may be snowing outside, but you’ll enjoy cozying up indoors with a home-cooked breakfast and later with a bottle of Champagne by the fireplace in your room (most have fireplaces) or the reception area. After an invigorating hike outdoors or a “Gilded Age” tour of The Mount (home of Edith Wharton) or a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum, you can warm up with spirits in the inn’s historic and stunningly decorated tavern.
|Bridgeton House on the Delaware|
The Romance of the River
An easy drive from New York City and Philadelphia, charming Bucks County, Pennsylvania is an inviting choice for a romantic bed and breakfast Valentine’s Day getaway. Located on the banks of the Delaware River, the luxurious Bridgeton House on the Delaware combines French country charm with American simplicity. The B&B’s River Romance Package will indulge your sweetie with a luxurious microterry robe, a gift bag of artisan-crafted Thymes amenities, a seasonal flower bouquet in a take-home vase, all personalized with a love note signed by you.
|Biltmore Estate courtesy Explore Asheville|
Art and the Gilded Age
The magnificent Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina has a yearlong art exhibition series that will allow you to experience life as it was during the Gilded Age. The Legends of Art & Innovation program invites you to a beautiful, romantic getaway any time this year at the 1895 Vanderbilt mansion. Book a special package to coincide with your honey’s favorite artist, including Van Gogh (through March 5) with the immersive exhibit in Amherst at Deerpark™, Monet (from March 5 through July 10) and finishing with works by Leonard da Vinci (through January 8, 2023). These special exhibits complement the Biltmore’s permanent collection of treasures from George Vanderbilt.
|The Newbury Boston|
Romance along the Park
Newly renovated and restored, The Newbury Boston sits in a landmark 1927 building, originally the city’s beloved Ritz-Carlton. Fortunately for guests, the romance of the building has only been improved and is sweetly priced with a Winter Romance package that includes Champagne on arrival and a romantic breakfast-for-two from Personal Dining. If you love history, you’ll be charmed by the original cobalt blue chandeliers and other pre-war design elements which blend seamlessly with the hotel’s new floor plan and new contemporary art collection. This is a truly luxurious destination perfect for a couples’ getaway. You’re steps from the Public Garden, Boston Garden and shopping along Boston’s tony Newbury Street. Come in from the cold and cozy up at The Street Bar in front of the fireplace or in the hotel's private library lounge with a selection of books curated by the Boston Public Library. The restaurant’s new Contessa restaurant is a striking design-forward mix of contemporary with tradition.
|The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara|
Fitness and Spa
If the idea of a biking and tennis vacation sets the sparks flying, book a stay at Southern California’s oceanfront The Ritz-Carlton Bacara, Santa Barbara resort. Activities and relaxation are paramount here with elevated spa treatments at The Ritz-Carlton Spa Bacara, exquisite dining at Angel Oak, tennis, and the new BCycle program. The resort’s partnership with the all-electric bicycle subsidiary of Trek Bicycle offers guests a chance to zip along the scenic Pacific coast on a new Trek e-bikes. After, rekindle your romance at the spa with an indulgent and healing Love Rose Quartz Facial designed to balance the heart chakra, the center of love and compassion.
|Pebble Beach Resort|
Golf and Tennis, plus the Open Road
Here’s a travel gift for a golfing couple with one partner who doesn’t golf. While partner one plays a round on the world-famous golf links at Pebble Beach Resort, partner two can test out his or her own championship course driving a Lexus on iconic 17-Mile Drive. Both can reunite to shop and sightsee in charming Carmel-by-the-Sea, play tennis, and relax with a well-deserved treatment at the resort’s world-class Spa at Pebble Beach. The final touch: an al fresco seafood dinner overlooking the sunset at Stillwater Bar & Grill by the 18th hole at Pebble Beach.
|Playa Largo Resort & Spa|
At the top of the Florida Keys at the beginning of the dramatic Overseas Highway, the beachfront Playa Largo Resort & Spa in Key Largo will make you feel like you’re on an island escape miles away from any mainland. Playa Largo’s dining options complete the illusion with a new Water Table Dining experience at Sol by the Sea. Kick off your flip flops and dip your toes in the calm bay waters while you enjoy coastal favorites like lobster mac & cheese, island ribs and jerk chicken under the soft glow of string lights. Time your reservation for a front-row seat to one of the Keys’ breathtaking sunsets.
Ireland welcomes you for a three-night stay steeped in glamour and romance. Rivaling the likes of the fictitious Downton Abbey, Limerick’s five-star 19th-century manor entices you even further with the Adare Manor Celebration for a holiday of country pursuits at the 840-acre estate. After a formal welcome with a bottle of Champagne served Carson-style, you’ll enjoy elegant breakfasts in The Gallery followed by activities like falconry, archery, clay shooting and golf. Balance it indoors with pampering at the Spa at Adare Manor and four exceptional culinary destinations.
Fly Me to the Moon
You don’t have to book a space trip with Jeff Bezos or Sir Richard Branson to see the moon close up. If you book a night in the futuristic rooms of Miluna in remote Hormigos, Spain, you’ll have a panoramic view of the moon and the stars from the resort’s eight “bubbles.” A little over an hour from Madrid in the province of Toledo, Miluna asks you to keep your eyes fixed on the sky as dusk falls. You can experience the night sky in a hydro-massage bath outside the bubble, surrounded by aromatic plants. Or create your romantic evening indoors using the telescope to search out the mysteries of the universe. By day, the experience includes a spa session and breakfast made of local, organic ingredients.
|Atlanta Helicopter Tours|
Over-the-Top City Luxury
The new Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta is celebrating its first Valentine’s Day with a bucket-list package for those who prefer a city holiday. Included in the exclusive Valentine's Day Suite package are luxury car service to and from your deluxe hotel accommodations where you’ll be welcomed with chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne and a $100 dining credit at either of the hotel’s two restaurants, the steakhouse-inspired Mount Royal or the rooftop Spaceman. If that isn’t enough, you’ll fly high in a deluxe nighttime helicopter ride for two with Atlanta Helicopter Tours while a personalized airplane banner from FlySigns shares your message of love overhead. You have to look the part so you’ll select one item from Atlanta-based designer Cedric Brown and arrange a session with a personal shopper to use your $250 gift card at Lenox Square Mall. The package is so exclusive that you have a special email address to book: ATLCT-RFP@hyatt.com.
|Hyatt Centric Buckhead Atlanta|