We love traveling with our kids, but sometimes we opt for a vacation without the kids. Valentine’s Day is one of those special holidays when Moms want some romantic time out with their husband, partner or special someone. From an adventurous VIP ice fishing package in Minneapolis followed by wine pairing dinner to an Italian Tuscan Wine & Culinary Experience near Florence, these Valentines Day ideas will give you some sweet travel memories at a great price.
Valentine’s Day Ideas for Travel
Sweet Travel Packages on Valentine’s Day
Family vacations are memories worth making, but busy Moms also need time with their sweetheart. We’ve put together a handful of Sweet Travel Packages on Valentine’s Day (or whenever you can get away) to make your next romantic vacation a little more affordable.
Get “Hooked” on Love This Winter on Valentine’s Day
Le Méridien Chambers Minneapolis invites couples to get “Hooked On Winter” this Valentine’s Day weekend with a VIP package that begins with a full-day guided ice fishing excursion that includes locally brewed beer and lunch, followed by dinner at MARIN Restaurant & Bar, where Executive Chef Mike Rakun prepares the day’s catch (ice-house to table!) with a romantic wine-pairing dinner in the restaurant’s private cellar. To rev up the romance even further, warm up with a nightcap in your penthouse suite, which features original contemporary artwork and a 600 square foot wraparound balcony offering unobstructed views of Minneapolis‘ glittering urban skyline. To book, visit lemeridienchambers.com and select the Hooked on Winter package with promo code STEPKG1.
Fire, Ice and Valentine Packages at America’s Sweetheart City
Known as the nation’s Sweetheart City, Loveland, Colorado, is all about an action-packed romantic and fun Valentine’s Day weekend located just one hour north of Denver. This romantic Colorado getaway is THE destination to celebrate love when Fire and Ice collide at the nation’s largest Valentine’s Day festival, the Loveland Fire & Ice. Spoil your Sweetheart with an overnight stay in the Sweetheart City with these themed Valentine packages:
- My Big Date Valentine packages will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 13 and Sunday, Feb. 14. Hop on the NoCo Short Bus and leave the rest to them. From Brunch and Brew Packages to the Spirits Tour, your sweetheart will thank you.
- Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Sweetheart Yee Haw Package: western-style Valentine’s Day weekend getaway is the perfect way to get out of town with your sweetheart and experience a true Colorado dude ranch just 10 minutes west of Loveland.
P.S. America’s Sweetheart City is family friendly, as is their Fire & Ice festival!
A Couple Who Plays Together Stays Together
Turn up the heat with your beloved this Valentine’s weekend on the stunning beaches of Florida’s west coast at Longboat Key Club. The 410-acre playground boasts 45 holes of PGA-approved, championship golf and an award-winning Tennis Gardens complex, the resort is the perfect low-key getaway. Couples can engage in a little lover’s competition with the “Up Your Game” package offered on property that includes luxurious accommodations, unlimited afternoon golf at either Links on Longboat or Harbourside Courses, daily one-hour use of stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, or boogie boards per registered guest, and unlimited tennis play at Longboat Key Club’s renowned Tennis Gardens. Package starts at $359/night. Guests can book online or call 855.434.0484 with rate code: UPGAME.
Feel the Amore
Nestled on the hill of an expansive two-mile estate overlooking the mountainous Serchio Valley, about an hour outside of Florence and Pisa, the Renaissance Tuscany Resort and Spa provides ideal respite for couples in one of the most undiscovered and authentic areas in Italy. This Valentine’s Day, couples seeking a little R&R can enjoy the resort’s Beauty Spa Experience, which includes, accommodations, daily breakfast, a mini spa treatment for two, and a three-course candlelight dinner. But that’s not all, foodie couples can have their cake and eat it too with the resort’s Tuscan Wine & Culinary Experience, which includes accommodations, daily breakfast, wine tasting, and an exclusive culinary experience where couples will have a chance to cook one-on-one with one of the resort’s chefs and even hand-pick their preferred ingredients at the local market beforehand! To book, visit www.renaissancetuscany.com or call 1-800-228-9290.
Romance in the Rainforest
This Valentine’s Day weekend, couples can get head to Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa and make 900 acres of lush natural reserve their playground for the weekend. Steps away from Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano, couples can soak in 100% natural thermal springs and cascading waterfalls, relax with spa treatments performed in open-air bungalows tucked away among the trees, and enjoy a private chef’s dinner in the middle of the tropical rainforest. To rev up the romance even further, couples can get their adrenaline-pumping with daring outdoor activities such as zip-lining, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting. Travelers can book the resort’s Intimate Rainforest Experience package and receive 2 nights of accommodations, 1 in-room breakfast, 1 buffet breakfast, one 90-minute aromatherapy or hot stone couple’s massage, and one a la carte dinner at Los Tucanes restaurant. For more information: www.tabacon.com/ To book, call 1-855-TABACON.
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Sail Away This Valentine’s Day
Set on a pristine stretch of white sand beach within minutes from various activities, Aruba Marriott Resort and Spa offers a relaxing, romantic home base for couples to enjoy the One Happy Island. Whether they want to soak up the sun under palapas, explore, shop, or try out their adventurous sides through watersports, there’s something for every couple. The resort’s Seaside and Sundown package treats couples to accommodations in the exclusive, adults-only Tradewinds Club, along with welcome champagne, a reserved private cabana at the adults-only pool, and a romantic sunset sail for two courtesy of the resort’s beachfront restaurant, Atardi. The Seaside and Sundown Package begins at $531/night with booking code YQ9.
S’more to Love
A beloved beachfront destination, Longboat Key Club in Clearwater Beach, Florida offers couples’ a charming, romantic atmosphere for an intimate getaway. Watching unbeatable sunsets over the Gulf of Mexico, indulging in coastal-inspired waterfront meals, and roasting s’mores on the beach is sure to re-ignite any romance. The resort’s S’more Love package includes two nights’ accommodations in a luxury room or suite overlooking the beach, breakfast for two each morning, s’mores kits for two at the resort’s beach firepits and Snuggler chocolate peppermint drinks one night, as well as one couples’ massage or two 50-minute spa treatments. The S’more Love package begins at $437/night with booking code SMLOVE.
Champagne, Chocolate and Chicago Romantic Escape Package
Let Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park handle the little extras this Valentine’s Day. Explore in the heart of downtown Chicago with the Fairmont Chicago’s Romantic Escape Package. Guests get to enjoy cocktails at THE BAR followed by The Chocolate Bar, an in-room experience with treats of Strawberry Tuxedos, Dark Chocolate, Pistachio and Mascarpone Cannolis and more. Enrich the night with Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park room delivered additions including long stemmed roses, dipped strawberries and a Kama Sutra kit. Rates for the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park begin at $189 per guestroom; subject to availability.