Did you know that Valentine’s Day is one of the busiest travel weekends of the year? Romantic getaways are at the top of the list for trips that weekend and there are several places that are extremely busy hosting lovebirds each year.
If you’re looking to take your partner somewhere for the weekend, you may want to make your reservations now, especially if you want to get the best rates on your hotel and airfare. But where to go?
At the top of the list each year is New York City, Las Vegas and San Francisco. Each city offers a top tier set of accommodations that can include private spas, balconies and fireplaces for the perfect romantic setting. By planning ahead, you can arrange with the hotel for that extra special request, like chocolates, champagne or balloons to be in your room when you arrive even.
If you’re looking for something a little different and less crowded, here are a few suggestions of out of the way places that make it worth the road trip.
Palm Springs, California, has a gorgeous tram ride where you ascend 2.5 miles up to an elevation of 8,516 feet and arrive at Mountain Station where you can eat a couples’ meal at a beautiful restaurant. (And in February, there is usually snow, so dress warm!) Reservations are required.
Northern California’s wine country is home to so many wineries and B&B’s that you’ll have an array of choices. Many offer up their own unique cafes and brunches and some offer special limousine packages so you don’t have to worry about driving from winery to winery yourself. A good resource is the Insider’s Guide, available here.
Is driving through a desert setting with spectacular sunsets more your style? Sedona, Arizona is a unique place with amazing food, gorgeous hotel compounds and shopping galore. If you’re looking for a perfect gift of jewelry for someone special, Sedona is full of boutiques where you can easily find a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day gift.
Fox Rent A Car has many locations available where you can book your rental car and most of those locations offer sports cars and convertibles for discount rates. Wherever you decide to go, hide a picnic basket in the trunk, complete with blanket. You never know where you might see a beautiful place to pull off the beaten path and enjoy the view. Valentine’s Day is all about romance and surprise, so travel safe and enjoy the ride!