Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a box of chocolates, a bouquet of roses and a teddy bear. But let’s be honest, if you’ve been together for a while, you’re probably ready to switch things up. If dinner and a movie just won’t cut it, why not go big? Clear your schedule and get ready to pack your bags. Here are three romantic locations for a Valentine trip.
- Tulum, Mexico
Tulum’s popularity has grown exponentially in recent years thanks to its picturesque beaches, trendy restaurants and close proximity to Cancun. But in addition to its modern attractions, it’s also the home of ancient Mayan ruins and plenty of rich culture worthy of exploration. In February, Tulum’s weather is nearly perfect, averaging in the 70s and 80s. The warm days make it easy to take a stroll on Playa Paraiso Beach, go snorkeling in the Gran Cenote, or visit the Coba Ruins. However, if you want to turn the romance up a notch in honor of Valentine’s Day, Tulum has plenty to offer. With no shortage of luxury spas, fancy local restaurants and outdoor adventures to uncover, you and your sweetheart are bound to fall in love with this beautiful city.
- Santorini, Greece
The Santorini islands are known for romance. Honeymooners from all over the world travel here year after year just to ensure that this beautiful locale is forever cemented in their newlywed memories. But this Greek paradise is perfect for Valentine getaways too! Fira, the island’s capital, boasts amazing views of the deep blue waters that surround the stark white architecture that Santorini is famous for. Couples can lounge on their balconies, explore the culinary offerings in the villages, hike along the caldera, or take a catamaran cruise at sunset. With Santorini as your backdrop, almost anything you do will have a hint of romance so hold your valentine close and enjoy the view.
- Hawai’i Island, Hawaii
Hawai’i Island, better known as “The Big Island”, is the largest island in the United States. If you and your love are nature fans, this might be the perfect trip for you. This tropical paradise has white, black and green sand beaches, Kilauea (one of the most active volcanoes in the world), waterfalls, intense sunsets, and stargazing like you’ve never seen before. Top to it off, the island offers countless water activities that are bound to get your adrenaline pumping. Night dives, surf lessons, whale watching and snorkeling are just a few of the many. Although there are hundreds of things to do and see, the island is so beautiful and serene that many people choose to simply find a spot on the beach to take it all in. What could be more romantic than that?
Regardless of which destination you choose, the most important part is being in the company of the person you love most. Make the occasion special by choosing one of these three locations for a romantic getaway, and enjoy some much needed rest and relaxation with your Valentine.