Valentines Day Getaways
Valentines Day Getaways are the gift to give. It’s not too early to start thinking of ways to say “I love you!” The days of sweets and romance is just around the corner and planning for something extra special is easy with the Gift Of Travel ideas below. Each destination offers something unique and one of a kind. There’s enough to make life-long memories and many awww moments. Here are our top ten ideas:
1. Natural Habitat Adventures
Exploration to see wildlife in their natural habitat with a company all about conservation and sustainability. Travel today is focused on eco-tourism, at Nat Hab, the focus is on both communities and wildlife. Nat Hab has trips to Canada to see the Polar Bears, Africa to see the elephants and lions or Mexico to see the Monarch Butterflies. It’s a trip that may not have all the trimmings of romance but saving communities and protecting wildlife is all about the love of animals and people.
Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor – Washington, DC is a place unlike any other and it’s the seat of our Federal Government. What better place to explore with your favorite person, a city filled with history and the perfect spot to create history of your own. Take your sweetheart on a romantic paddle down the Potomac River or stroll through the galleries of a Smithsonian museum or check out the halls of government with a tour of The Library of Congress. Breakfast, lunch or dinner is served any your choice of restaurants offering international cuisines. Whatever you choose to do, it’s a trips filled with memory-makers that will say “I love you” for a life time.
Kontiki Wayra Expeditions
Go bare-footing on a cruise onboard a yacht built for just 18 passengers. Sail along the shores of Ecuador with stops along the way filled with cultures, adventures, wildlife, long traditions and tasting local cuisine. The Neo-luxury experience means you are experiencing the utmost in grandeur onboard in one of nine staterooms, cocktail bars, and lounge areas. Relax onboard – it’s all about above sea level or enjoy trying water sports with your love – kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling and more. Plan a special intimate spa treatment for an on-board wellness experience.
Star Clipper Cruises
Romance on the seas on a tall ship means nostalgia and sentimental times of days gone by. Come onboard ready to help raise the sails, stargaze under the masts and enjoy the smooth waters along the Caribbean coast or the Mediterranean seas. What makes this getaway extra romantic – a full moon and a sky filled with stars, and you along with your sweetheart looking out on a clear night. Romance can’t be describe any other way.
The Rocky Mountaineer
Take a journey along the Canadian Rockies on a train ride with two levels of service – Silver Leaf which offers passage in a single-level glass-dome with full dome windows, delicious breakfast and lunch served in the comfort of your seat. Along the way a outdoor viewing area puts you outside enjoying the breeze. Or Gold Leaf Service – Bi-level glass-dome coach with oversized glass-dome windows and a large exclusive outdoor viewing platform. With Gold Service you enjoy a gourmet breakfast and lunch in a downstairs dining room. Throughout the journey there are complimentary beverages and snacks in both service levels.
Hacienda Del Mar
Cabo – is calling your name for adventure and romance and located on the shores of the Sea of Cortez is a resort with seven pools, five restaurants, a spa and ocean view rooms. A gift of travel to your sweetheart will be the start of creating romance and adventure. With on site shopping, a Valentine’s gift is close by.
Known for romance and more romance. It is the Caribbean spot to celebrate the day for lovers. Explore the Pitons, on the west coast experience nature’s beauty while sailing on a catamaran. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. For a day of adventure, head over to trails in the interior rainforest which lead to beautiful waterfalls.
Memphis or Nashville, Tennessee
Sometimes it is hard to choose and Tennessee has two cities filled with your choice history, music, delicious food and fun things to do. And, there is no better person to explore one Tennessee than together with your special person – either Memphis or Nashville, you’ll create memories of your Valentines Day getaway.
Located on the island are the Sapelo Island Birdhouses, luxury cottages guaranteed to provide a comfy spot to take in all the island vibes. The Birdhouses have been called one of the most romantic places to visit. The Atlanta Journal Constitution and Georgia Public Broadcasting can’t be wrong. Hiking, long walks along the shore, birdwatching or relaxing together on an oversized porch with views of the Atlantic Ocean. Birdhouses are not just for birds, on Sapelo Island, they are for people.
It is on everyone’s list. History, cuisine, shopping and sightseeing makes it a top choice. Choose an area or city. From Rome, which is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. Other major cities include Florence, with Renaissance masterpieces such as Michelangelo’s “David” and Brunelleschi’s Duomo; Venice, the city of canals; and Milan, Italy’s fashion capital. It’s all there. Or choose Tuscany where the foodie will feel the love on Valentine’s Day.