Five romantic cities for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means now is the time to plan your perfect date. One excellent way to show your affection is by planning a romantic getaway for you and your significant other.
Here are five romantic cities you and your significant other are sure to love:
New York City
There’s no shortage of romantic activities to pursue in The City That Never Sleeps. Cuddle up in a carriage ride around Central Park, or venture to the top of the Empire State Building together. Travel + Leisure pointed out that many restaurants have special menus for the occasion, and a themed show isn’t hard to come by.
One show that’s sure to please is “Your Love, Our Musical” at The Bell House Feb. 12, 2017. Rebecca Vigil and Evan Kaufman choose a couple in the audience, interview them about how they met and improvise a musical based on the story.
Audrey Hepburn famously said “Paris is always a good idea.” On Valentine’s Day, this is especially true. Take the trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower to peer out over the City of Lights. Be sure you spring for the skip-the-line tour so your partner can feel extra VIP, Paris Insider’s Guide recommended.
A cross-Atlantic flight isn’t always the most romantic, but Travel + Leisure noted that a special Valentine’s Day package is available through La Compagnie. The airline specializes in business-class flights and is offering a two-for-one special for flights to Paris. The total comes to $3,000 for two round-trip tickets, and the flight features a special menu from Chef Christophe Langrée, famous for his Michelin-star hotel restaurant Matignon in Paris.
Portland doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day with quite the same classic romantic spirit as Paris. Instead, the quirky city puts a new spin on it, highlighting some of Portland’s unique characteristics. Forbes suggested checking out The Nines hotel, which offers a special “Roses and Thorns” package, complete with locally made chocolates, red wine and roses.
The Portland Spirit, a riverboat, will be giving romantic Valentine’s Day cruises, and advice columnist Dan Savage will be recording his Savage Lovecast live from Revolution Hall, Travel + Leisure pointed out.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Taking a romantic getaway to a warm place might be one of the best ways to spend Valentine’s Day, especially if you normally live in a colder climate. San Juan is the ideal place to visit, without the need for a passport if you’re a U.S. resident and relatively inexpensive direct flights, The Travel Channel pointed out.
For a fun date, go out dancing. Peter Greenberg, the CBS News travel editor, suggested heading to Nuyorican Cafe, where locals play music and dance salsa.
Though the historic city is perfect for long walks and sightseeing, one of its best views comes at night at Bioluminescent Bay in Fajardo, which is filled with glowing microscopic plankton.
Some Southern charm is sure to impress your significant other this year. Take a walk along the cypress tree-lined creeks and rivers, or stroll through the historic cobblestone streets. If you like old-timey locales, be sure to stop by Leopold’s Ice Cream, which has been serving up sundaes since 1919. For Valentine’s Day, it offers two seasonal flavors: Rose Petal Cream and Chocolate Cherry Cordial, according to the Travel Channel.
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to get out of town. Your special someone is sure to be impressed with any of these romantic V-Day getaways.