Certainly, a Valentine’s Day getaway is a nice tangible present like jewelry or a customized trinket for Valentine’s Day. A shared experience is a timeless present since it allows two people to create memories together. And a Valentine’s Day vacation is one of the most romantic gifts for two people to celebrate together.
These domestic Valentine’s Day vacations provide something for everyone, regardless of where they live in the United States (and your passport status). Our list covers a wide variety of wintertime climates, from snowy ski resorts like Vermont’s Stowe and Colorado’s Telluride to warm and sunny retreats like Florida’s Keys and California’s Catalina Island. We have cities with exciting nightlife (New Orleans and New York) as well as locations to get away from it all and enjoy the beauty of nature (Maui, Joshua Tree).
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Best Valentine’s Day Getaways For 2023
South Padre Island, Texas
More than 300 sunny days a year and 34 miles of coastline make South Padre Island one of the most romantic places in the world for a stroll along the shore. Visit the Port Isabel Lighthouse for breathtaking scenery and a chance to snap a romantic selfie.
Catalina Island, California
Catalina is reminiscent of a trip to the Mediterranean Riviera, but it’s really only a ferry journey across the Pacific Ocean from Los Angeles. Take the Catalina Express boat to the picturesque coastal town of Avalon, ideal for a day of wandering with your loved one. Stay calm and peaceful, or add some excitement with a Zip Line Eco Tour.
Chattanooga, nestled away in the southeast highlands of Tennessee along the Tennessee River, is a hidden gem for a couple’s vacation. The Read House Hotel, a 150-year-old landmark in the heart of downtown that has undergone a multimillion-dollar refurbishment, is perfect for a romantic weekend escape. The Northern Italian comfort cuisine at Boccaccio Ristrorante Italiano or the steaks at Bridgeman’s Chophouse are excellent Valentine’s Day dinner options.
Snowmass Village, Colorado
Couples can easily hit the slopes together at Snowmass, as 90% of the lodging is ski-in, ski-out, and it’s just nine miles from Aspen. Bask in love among icy rinks, fire pits, hot tubs, and panoramic mountain vistas (while holding hands, of course).
Charleston, South Carolina
Charleston’s walkable Historic District, world-class restaurants, and tucked-away gardens make it one of the most romantic cities in the United States, making it an ideal destination for a Valentine’s Day weekend. Set up a sunset sail on the Schooner Pride or a horse-drawn carriage excursion.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Want to get out of the cold and do something fun? Hilton Head Island is home to a wide variety of water sports, romantic golf courses, and other outdoor pursuits. If you’re a pair who does everything together, here is the place for you.
Florida Keys, Florida
Take a trip to the Florida Keys if you and your partner are more of a “lay back and relax” kind of pair. Even so, you won’t have much time for boredom if you take advantage of Key Largo’s scuba diving, Islamorada’s paddle boarding and swimming with manatees, or Key West’s cultural attractions and lively nightlife.
In February, the ski conditions in Stowe, Vermont, are ideal for an East Coast ski holiday. Treat yourself to a romantic hot tub or spa date at your resort of choice after a day of skiing or snowboarding and a day of celebrating the holiday in the mountains.
New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans is the ideal vacation spot for couples because to its abundance of romantic restaurants, exciting nightlife, interesting attractions, and long musical tradition. You may go there for Mardi Gras around the beginning of March if you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day a bit late.
Blue Ridge, Georgia
planning a trip to the southern wilderness? During your time in Blue Ridge, Georgia, I highly recommend going for a trek with a loved one to take in the breathtaking views that the Blue Ridge Mountains have to offer. (Main Street also has shops, breweries, and restaurants perfect for a date.)
Telluride, Colorado is a ski town with breathtaking scenery and plenty of opportunities to hit the slopes. This little village is wonderful for a romantic retreat, and it’s a haven for skiers and snowboarders. (Visit once again in September for the well regarded film festival).
Perhaps no other American city is as romantic as New York. Spend a romantic Valentine’s Day in New York City taking in the sights, ice skating at Rockefeller Center, and eating at some of the city’s finest restaurants.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sure, you might be serious about your work, but why not just go crazy in Vegas? In addition to the fantastic restaurants, shops, and concerts, each resort has its own unique twist on Valentine’s Day. Plus, if you’re in the mood to run away and be married, the Little White Chapel is conveniently located nearby.
Palm Beach, Florida
Get away to Palm Beach if you’re serious about basking in the sun and living it up. Many of the city’s hotels and resorts offer romantic activities such as cocktail hour on the beach, couples massages, and Valentine’s Day brunch by the pool.
Enjoy the height of snowy luxury in Aspen. After a day on the slopes, you may both relax at one of the many luxurious spas and resorts that call this busy ski town home. (Or you could just go shopping instead of hitting the slopes.)
You will experience a once-in-a-lifetime Valentine’s Day in Hawaii, whether you are there for a honeymoon or to celebrate the holiday with your significant other. Maui provides perfect weather, delicious cuisine, and breathtaking scenery for a honeymoon or any romantic vacation.
San Francisco, California
Spend a weekend in San Francisco learning about the city’s rich history. Plan on attending the annual San Francisco Pillow Fight on February 14 if you’re not going to a concert, Bay cruise, or one of the city’s many excellent restaurants or pubs.