Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to surprise your partner with a romantic getaway. You don’t have to jet your sweetheart off to Paris or London to make it special; there are dozens of destinations, right here at home, that will wow your partner this holiday. From the hustle and excitement of the big city, to the quaint idealism of the Amish, here are three to consider:
1. New York City
The Big Apple is romantic by nature; especially in winter. The whirlwind of activity lends a sense of excitement to the air and who can resist a trip to the top of the Empire State Building at night to look at the amazing lights of the city? Stay at a wonderful spa for a couple’s retreat or book a suite in a five-star hotel; you’ll not be sorry with either.
If you’re only staying for a weekend, there are still a great many things you can fit in. Take a ride aboard the Staten Island Ferry for wonderful views of the Statue of Liberty, walk through West Village’s quaint atmosphere for a bit of shopping and stop at Tiffany’s & Co. to peruse the sparkling cases full of jewelry and watches. Have a bit to eat at Gordon Ramsay at the London or stop by The Spotted Pig for a more relaxed meal.
2. Pennsylvania Dutch Country
Travel back in time to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and learn how people can live a simple life in a modern world. The country offers a perfect romantic getaway for couples with everything from buggy rides to winery tours. If you decide to take a weekend trip to PA, start with a stroll through the vineyards of Waltz Vineyards & Winery.
Book a room at The Inn & Spa at Intercourse Village, spend a day antiquing through the dozens of markets and shops and take in a show at the Fulton Theatre. Be sure to take a ride aboard an authentic Amish buggy and head over to Kitchen Kettle Village for fudge samples, handmade quilts and leather goods. You’ll be amazed at all there is to see and do in this idyllic setting.
3. Pocono Mountains
Fabulous adult’s only resorts add to the romantic atmosphere of the Poconos. You’ll quickly understand why this region is so popular among honeymooners. Saunas, massages, roaring fireplaces and even heart-shaped tubs await the traveling couple. You’ll feel like you’re in another world as you look out at the natural surroundings from your private room.
The Poconos offers an array of accommodations making it the ideal place for all personalities. Stay at a romantic inn, a cozy bed & breakfast or a modern spa; the choice is yours. Be sure to venture out of your room and head to historic downtown for a bit of shopping and sight-seeing. Whether you want to be alone or socialize with other couples, you can have exactly the getaway you desire in these beautiful mountains.
A romantic Valentine’s Day is just what the doctor ordered this holiday. The beautiful winter weather found in the Midwest and east coast will lend charm to your vacation and give you both a reason to cuddle up under a cozy quilt. Impress your partner with the perfect getaway for Valentine’s Day.
Author Tanya Peterson resides in NYC and is a travel writer as well as content contributor for watchrepairny.com, a Manhattan provider of fine services such as Rolex watch repair and engraving since 1978.