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10 Last-Minute Ideas for Valentine’s Day Weekend
by Jessica Montevago / February 04, 2016
Even last-minute Romeos can find a way to give their girls the best gift of all—the gift of travel. Here are 10 Valentine’s Day trips designed to win her heart forever.
City Wonders is holding a Valentine’s Day sale for one of the world’s most romantic destinations, Paris. Five tours are 25% off if you book and travel before Feb. 29: Eiffel Tower Tour and Seine River Cruise, Guided Eiffel Tower Tour, VIP Evening Eiffel Tower Tour and Seine Champagne Cruise, Highlights of Musée d’Orsay Tour, or Half-Day Versailles Kings Private Apartments.
The St. Valentine's Package at Rome’s iconic Hotel Hassler starts at €1.335 (about $1,455) for a deluxe double room for arrivals on Feb. 13, 14, or 15. It includes a two-night stay, dinner at the Michelin-starred restaurant Imàgo, daily breakfast, roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, and champagne in-room upon arrival.
3. Saint Lucia
Couples looking for a more tropical getaway can enjoy a three-night stay at the Capella Marigot Bay Resort and Marina in Saint Lucia. The Valentine’s Day package includes daily breakfast, flexible check-in and –out, champagne, dinner at the resort’s upscale restaurant, and a luxury sail around the UNESCO World Heritage Pitons. Couples can supplement their package with rum-infusing classes or a couple’s massage. Packages start at $2,405.
The St. Valentine’s Romance Package at the Grand Fiesta Americana Coral Beach Cancun, available through the month of February, comes with treatments at the award-winning Coral Gem Spa and a candlelit dinner for two at Le Basilic. Couples also receive a personal butler, 10-step hydrotherapy circuit for two, and aromatic couples massage. Priced at $380, the package can be added to any stay; nightly rates begin at the hotel begin at $319 plus tax.
5. Palm Beach, FL.
The Chesterfield Palm Beach, part of the Red Carnation Hotel Collection, has a special for the entire month of February. The deal includes a one-night stay, breakfast for two, dinner at the Leopard Lounge and Restaurant, champagne and strawberries, and a copy of the “12 Most Romantic Places to Kiss in Palm Beach." Prices start at $470 per night based on double occupancy.
6. New York, NY
The Sweeter than Sugar Valentine’s Dessert Tour, from Sugartooth Tours, takes you and your honey around the Big Apple. The 1.5-mile tour will start in Chelsea, travel the High Line, and end in the West Village, with tasty treats along the way. Tours are scheduled for Feb. 13 and 14; tickets are $50 per person.
7. Chicago, IL.
Guests at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park, can have cocktails at THE BAR, followed by an in-room chocolate bar, with strawberry tuxedos, dark chocolate, and pistachio and mascarpone cannolis. Rates for the Romantic Escape Package start at $189 per guestroom (or $100 more to add a dozen roses).
8. Minneapolis, MN.
What’s more romantic than a day at the mall?
To top off a day of shopping, the JW Marriott Minneapolis Mall of America offers up a romantic room package and chef’s tasting menu. With the Romance Package, couples can enjoy a movie with in-room Netflix, champagne and strawberries, breakfast, and late check-out. A special tasting menu, featuring Bone-in Filet & Olive Oil Poached Lobster and Crème Fraîche Cake, is available at Cedar + Stone, Urban Table for $136 for two. The restaurant is also offering a “half-price bubbles for your Valentine” promotion, featuring champagnes and sparkling wines.
9. Dove Mountain, AZ.
The Ritz-Carlton Dove Mountain offers three new packages for lovebirds in the month of February.
The All You Need Is Love Package, at $479 per night, includes a bottle of champagne and a dozen roses. The Together Forever Package, starting at $719 per night, includes in-room dinner, champagne, rose petal turndown service, and breakfast in bed for two. Both are available Feb. 1-29.
The Love is Sweet Package, starting at $469 a night, includes a bottle of champagne and strawberries, rose petal turndown service, and access for two to the Red Velvet Chocolate Lounge. It’s valid from Feb. 12-15, and a two-night stay is required.
10. Sonoma County, CA.
California’s romantic wine region offers deals ranging from cozy B&Bs to restaurants and wineries. At the Farmhouse Inn, the Romance Package is half off the entire month of February, as well as a free night now through March 31. The package includes a spa treatment, flowers, and champagne. Room rates start at $247.50.
For $40 per person, couples can enjoy a special brunch with a flight of wine at The Keller Estate Winery. At the Dutton Goldfield Winery, couples can enjoy a cheese making and wine pairing class for $200 per couple on Feb. 13.
Lean out from the La Entrega viewpoint. From here, you can see the synergy of this natural paradise and the diversity of its flora and fauna and, in the distance, you will be able to see the international dock of Bahía Santa Cruz.
WHERE TO STAY (Nigel's Recommendation)
Located in Huatulco, Barceló Huatulco - All Inclusive is connected to the convention center, minutes from Huatulco Beach, and close to Zaachila Beach. This 4-star resort is within close proximity of Las Parotas Golf Club and Arena Beach.
Make yourself at home in one of the 351 air-conditioned rooms featuring free minibar items and plasma televisions. Rooms have private balconies. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with showers feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You can take advantage of recreational amenities such as a nightclub, a complimentary water park, and outdoor tennis courts. Additional amenities at this resort include wireless Internet access (surcharge), babysitting/childcare (surcharge), and an arcade/game room. Guests can get around on the shuttle (surcharge), which operates within 50 meters.
This resort is all inclusive. Rates include meals and beverages at onsite dining establishments. Charges may be applied for dining at some restaurants, special dinners and dishes, some beverages, and other amenities.
Satisfy your appetite at one of the resort's 6 restaurants. Thirsty? Quench your thirst at a bar/lounge, a beach bar, or a poolside bar. Buffet breakfasts are available daily from 7 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.
View of the beach from the restaurant balcony.
View of The Barcelo from the beach.
There are not many hotel's where you enjoy a view like this at meal times from the Barcelo's buffet restaurant.
The rooms are simple but perfeclty appointed. The usual, coffeee maker and refrigerator with complimentry beer, soft drinks and snacks.
The hotel has been thoughtfully designed with the authentic rustic Mexican architecture.
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