5 Romantic Getaway Ideas to Keep the Valentines Spirit Alive

Can we all make a pact to keep the Valentine’s Day spirit all year long? No, I don’t mean that I want to see pictures of everyone’s roses cluttering my Facebook newsfeed every day. But I also don’t think that there should just be one day a year that we express our love and appreciation for our significant others, that we stand up and say we don’t need a man (or woman) to make us happy, and that we celebrate all of the love that constantly surrounds us in this world.

There may be less rose petals involved, but one way to celebrate love is to take a romantic getaway on a weekend other than mid-February. I say this in part because my hubby surprised me with a gift card to Select Registry this morning, but also because it’s true. This country is abundant with romantic locations to celebrate your love year-round.

1. San Francisco, CA

This city is the center of so many romantic comedies for a reason. There’s something in the air on that Golden Gate Bridge that makes it a perfect place for a couple’s getaway.

Where to stay: For a unique experience, check out Barkissimo, a yacht that lets you stay literally in the San Francisco Bay!

2. New Orleans, LA

NOLA gets a lot of attention for Mardi Gras, but the rest of the year it’s an eclectic and exciting destination perfect for a romantic adventure.

Where to stay: The Windsor Court Hotel‘s French-inspired decor and luxury spa make it perfect for lovers.

3. Cambridge, MA

For the intellectual couple, the home of Harvard and MIT offers historic walking tours, eclectic cafes, and beautiful New England scenery.

Where to Stay: The Colonel Taylor Inn offers homey history in a unique setting perfect for romance.

4. Savannah, GA

The historic elegance rampant in Savannah has a certain romantic glamour about it, and there’s nothing more fairy tale-like than a carriage ride through the historic downtown.

Where to stay: The Presidents’ Quarters Inn combines the best of historic decor and Southern hospitality, and has a prime downtown location.

5. New York City, NY

There’s something irresistibly romantic about finding love among millions in NYC. There’s something for everyone in this lively city, making it the perfect place for a customized getaway that suits you.

Where to stay:  The Franklin Hotel, located on a quaint tree-lined street, offers respite from the busy NYC lifestyle.