Think beyond red velvet chocolate boxes and stuffed monkeys offering roses this Valentine’s Day. Give the gift of travel instead. There are the tried-and-true destinations that offer romance and indulgence, but there are also some hidden gems that give you a unique couple’s experience. I was on The Social recently sharing 5 under-the-radar romantic getaways. There’s Paris and then there’s Munich!
Watch the segment here.
And to give you even more inspiration for the ultimate couple’s retreat, we’ve rounded up some packages and deals so you can find your perfect match, in travel as you have in life.
Romancing Tokyo, Palace Hotel Tokyo
What a beautiful city for celebrating love and all things romance. This two-night package will give you indulgence – his and her treatments at evian SPA (one of only two evian SPAs outside France) – and award-winning dining experiences. The package includes an intimate prix-fixe dinner for two at the hotel’s Crown restaurant. This seven-course meal includes wine pairings and the experience is complemented by an amazing view of the Imperial Palace Gardens and skyline beyond. You and your sweetheart will receive fresh flowers in-room upon arrival and daily breakfast, afternoon tea and evening cocktails & canapés.
For more information, visit the Palace Hotel Tokyo website.
Romantic Getaway in Hungary, Aria Hotel Budapest
Choose a romantic package at this popular hotel in Budapest. The “Fly Me to the Moon” package includes a limousine transfer, champagne, chocolate covered strawberries, and a flower box, a couples massage, candlelight dinner, and a historical limo city tour. Or try the “Dreams of Love” package, which includes every third night free, chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of a limited edition wine.
Indulge at the The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Lake Tahoe
Escape to Lake Tahoe for Valentine’s Day and enjoy outdoor activities galore. Come inside and relax afterwards with one (or many) of the Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe’s new spa treatments. These new signature spa treatments include Après-Ski Recovery, Chai Spice Body Warmer and Winter Solstice Manicure & Pedicure. It’s the perfect marriage of action and relaxation!
New England’s Most Romantic Town
Kennebunkport, ME has been called New England’s Most Romantic Town making this retreat-like destination the perfect place to celebrate the month of love. The town transform into an oasis for couples with the month-long Paint the Town Red festivities. There is a calendar of special events, romance hotel packages, red plate dining specials and red tag sales from retailers, all waiting for couples from around the world. The month-long event has already begun. You can find a list of all of the events and lodging packages here: www.lovethekennebunks.com.
A Safari Fit for a Queen
Give your Queen the gift of travel this Valentine’s Day and look to this nine-night itinerary in Kenya as the perfect gift. The itinerary includes places visited by royalty and notable people in history; famous Norfolk Hotel in Nairobi, host to characters such as Theodore Roosevelt, will offer your queen a place to rest. This package also includes the chance to experience the wilderness of Tsavo from the luxury private camp inspired by honorable Denys Finch-Hatton of ‘Out of Africa’ fame. Enjoy a Heliflip to Lake Rutundu for a champagne breakfast where Prince William proposed to Kate Middleton.
This Kenyan safari is available until December 31 and costs start from $19,551 USD per person sharing. It is a 10 day, 9 night trip.
What adventure makes your heart beat a little faster? Tell us about your romantic plans.