Looking for a great place to travel to on February 14? Try these romantic destinations.
There's nothing wrong with a nice dinner, some chocolates and a card from the one you love on Valentine's Day. (There's also nothing wrong with not celebrating at all.) But if you have the resources to spare, why not indulge in a trip for two? Particularly if you live somewhere cold, a mid-February romantic getaway can turn a dreary winter into something special.
To help you plan a trip to remember, we've rounded up some of the best Valentine's Day getaways in the U.S. this year. If you're desperate to escape the cold, sunny spots in Florida, South Carolina and California will brighten your days. If you're both up for outdoor adventures, you can plan a getaway in close proximity to major national parks with great hiking and snowboarding. There's also exciting city break options for weekend trips filled with good food and exciting nightlife. If you're really committed to romance, you can even head to Alaska to see the Northern Lights, or escape out to Hawaii.
Like last year, you'll of course want to make sure you're following safe travel guidelines — and luckily, plenty of these destinations offer great outdoor activities. So whether you're looking for palm trees and sunny shores or want to snuggle up in a snowy cabin, make sure to check out these romantic spots for the best Valentine's Day getaway in 2022. (You can shop the best Valentine's Day gifts before you leave.)
1. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Looking to escape the cold with an active getaway? On Hilton Head Island, you can take a swing at golfing as a couple on some of the most famous golf courses in the country, or enjoy biking, kayaking, fishing and more seaside activities. It's the perfect spot for the couple who loves to do everything together.
2. Florida Keys, Florida
If you're more a "sit back and relax" couple, head to the Florida Keys and catch some rays in the Sunshine State. That's not to say you'll be bored — you can go diving in Key Largo, paddle board and swim with manatees off Islamorada or enjoy the culture and nightlife of Key West.
3. Stowe, Vermont
If you're looking for a ski vacation on the East Coast, you'll find great February ski conditions in Stowe, Vermont. Enjoy mountain views, hit the slopes together and then celebrate the holiday with a romantic hot tub or spa date at your resort of choice.
4. New Orleans, Louisiana
Full of delicious dining, vibrant nightlife, historical sights and a rich music culture, New Orleans makes for the perfect couple's trip. If you want to celebrate Valentine's Day a little late, you can also head there for Mardi Gras at the beginning of March.
5. Joshua Tree, California
Go off the grid and reconnect with nature (and each other) in Joshua Tree. There are a ton of romantic stays to choose from that will bring you gorgeous desert vistas and easy access to Joshua Tree National Park.
6. Blue Ridge, Georgia
Looking to explore the great outdoors down South? Stay in Blue Ridge, Georgia and discover the stunning vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains on a hike together. (You can also go shopping, visit craft breweries and enjoy a romantic meal on Main Street.)
7. Bar Harbor, Maine
If you can't decide between a cozy New England getaway and an outdoor adventure, Bar Harbor, Maine combines the best of both worlds. You'll have easy access to both Acadia National Park and all the Bar Harbor eateries and lighthouses you could imagine. (Just remember that February in Maine is pretty chilly.)
8. Telluride, Colorado
Hit the slopes and enjoy magical views in the ski village of Telluride, Colorado. This intimate getaway is ideal for the skiing and snowboarding couple, but the town also has great food and wine. (Head back in September for the acclaimed film festival).
9. New York, New York
New York, New York might just be the most romantic city in America. See the sights, go ice skating in Rockefeller Center and enjoy world class dining for a Valentine's Day you'll both love.
10. Fairbanks, Alaska
If you really want to create a memory together you'll never forget, head way up north to Fairbanks, Alaska to witness the Northern Lights, which are still prime for viewing in February. We can't think of anything more romantic.
11. Las Vegas, Nevada
Why not have fun and let loose in Vegas? Each resort offers their own special take on Valentine's Day on top of the already-amazing dining, shopping and live shows. (We recommend The Beatles Love at The Mirage.) If you're in the mood to elope, the Little White Chapel is right there.
12. Palm Beach, Florida
If you're committed to both sunny shores and luxury, escape to Palm Beach together. You can sip cocktails on the beach, order a couples massage or enjoy Valentine's Day breakfast poolside at one of the city's many resorts.
13. Aspen, Colorado
Or enjoy a snowy take on luxury in Aspen. This bustling ski town has some of the very best spas and resorts in the country, so you can unwind together after a day on the slopes. (Or skip the slopes all together and go shopping.)
14. San Francisco, California
Go for a weekend getaway in San Francisco and explore all that the historic city has to offer. Head to a concert, take a cruise around the Bay and check out some of the best restaurants and bars — or partake in the San Francisco Pillow Fight that happens on February 14 every year.
15. Maui, Hawaii
Whether you're celebrating your honeymoon or just splurging on a special trip, you'll have a Valentine's Day to remember in Hawaii. Maui has all the gorgeous weather, great food and beautiful views you need for a romantic getaway.
Copyright 2022 Hearst Magazine Media, Inc. All rights reserved. From https://www.goodhousekeeping.com. By Cassidy Olsen.