It’s time to start thinking about your plans for Valentine’s Day, and maybe trade in the chocolate and flowers this year for a romantic getaway with your partner. Whether you’re into beautiful architecture, culinary delights, beachside views, or mountain landscapes, there’s something for you and your partner to enjoy on this list.
You may be surprised to discover how romantic the city of Prague can be. You’ll find a bit of romance in the mosh-posh of Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture along the Vltava River and from overlooks on the city’s outskirts. Even though it may be cold here in February, odds are you can duck into a warm little pub for a drink after some time exploring the streets.
It’s no secret that Florence is a romantic city, and it’s the perfect size for a quick getaway with your lover. A smallish walkable city with amazing food, incredible views, and art to make you swoon, a sensuous Valentine’s getaway can be spent in the Renaissance city.
If you’re from cooler climes, by the time Valentine’s Day rolls around you’re probably ready for some serious vitamin sea! The Florida Keys and Key West have just the right tropical vibes for you and your partner. Enjoy beachfront cafes and bars, sunny weather, and refreshing waters to take a dip in. There are always amazingly fun events happening in the Keys, including drag shows in Key West, brunches, live music performances and parties. A laid back day on the beach and a wild evening out can complete any couples’ itinerary.
You will find romantic adventures in abundance along the southern coast of France, where smaller cities feel more intimate and warm. Beautiful architecture can be found on strolls through Avignon, Nice, Cannes, or Eze, which provide beautiful views of the surrounding countryside and azure blue seas. These little communities are the perfect place to stroll around, window shop, and enjoy a quality meal and bottle of wine with your sweetheart.
If you’re more into mountains than the beach, head to the slopes in Colorado for an active getaway capped off with cozy cabin apres ski festivities in a big lodge somewhere. Heat up your trip with a bit of healthy competition on the slopes with your partner and relax with some hot cocoa as day turns to night. Famous getaways with the best ski and snowboarding conditions include Breckenridge, Vail, and Aspen.