Still have no plans for Valentine’s Day? We at VroomVroomVroom want you and your special someone to enjoy that most special day, and that’s why we’ve come up with a list of the most romantic getaways in the United States. Those who are single can also visit some of these destinations, because the scenery and environment will surely make you believe in love again. Who knows? You may even bump into the man or woman of your dreams. So check out our list below and get ready to relax, have fun … and to fall in love:
Key West (Florida)
Situated on the southernmost end of the Florida Keys, this island has attracted millions of tourists over the years because of its beautiful beaches and laid-back atmosphere. Key West is perfect for those who are searching for a memorable seaside adventure. There are many romantic things that couples can do in this area – from watching the sunset at Mallory Square to sailing off the shores of the Florida Straits. You can also enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean from the top of the Key West Lighthouse or witness a wedding at The Ernest Hemingway Home & Museum.
Maui (Hawaiian Islands)
Maui is a popular Valentine’s Day destination because this place is like paradise! With its luxurious resorts, pristine beaches and lush forests, the island is the second largest in the archipelago after the Big Island. There are many amazing places to explore on Maui — including a day trip to Hana — so make sure to get a reliable car rental because you will have to pass by more than 59 historic bridges to reach the village! Couples (and singles) can also go on a sunrise trip to the summit of Mt. Haleakala, where the views are simply amazing.
Napa Valley (California)
If you are in search of great food and wine matched with an intimate setting, then the best place to visit is Napa Valley. The picturesque wine country in California is known for its world-class wineries and gourmet food. For a unique wine and dine experience, visit the Napa Valley Wine Train where you get to enjoy multiple course meals inside a luxurious railcar. If that isn’t enough to make you feel like you’re in seventh heaven, then try the hot air balloon ride. Enjoy the stunning views of the county while taking a sip of your favorite wine or champagne.
New York City (New York)
Also known as the Big Apple, New York City is one of the world’s most romantic places. No wonder many people can be seen wearing the logo shirt “I Love New York” — there are countless reasons why you would fall in love with this place. The city is known for its iconic landmarks, award-winning restaurants and vibrant nightlife. There are also many activities that are suited for couples, such as a romantic carriage ride through Central Park, a sunset cruise along Manhattan, and ice skating at the Rockefeller Center.
Las Vegas (Nevada)
This list won’t be complete without Las Vegas, which is famous for its world-class casinos, hotel resorts, and clubs. This place is perfect for both couples and singles who are looking for the ultimate fun spot. You can experience the romantic ambiance coming from different parts of the world without leaving the Sin City – from the Venetian’s gondola ride to The Bellagio’s dancing fountains and Paris Las Vegas’ Eiffel Tower. The hotels also offer Valentine’s Day packages that will definitely make your date want to marry you that instant! Don’t worry if that happens, because there are many wedding chapels located all over the city. Or, you may even end up getting hitched when you get back home from your quick Vegas holiday.
Dubbed as “The Valentine State”, Arizona has become one of the most visited destinations during Valentine’s Day. It earned that nickname because it was proclaimed the country’s 48th state on February 14, 1912. Clarkdale is a great place to spend the special holiday, because this is where you will find the depot of the Verde Canyon Railroad and the railway museum. Make sure to join the Chocolate Lovers’ Festival which runs from February 4 to 5 for the Taste of Chocolate, the Chocolate Challenge, as well as the popular Kiwanis Chocolate Chip Pancake Breakfast. You and your special someone can indulge in scrumptious meals and have fun with the chocolate fountain while enjoying the scenic canyon views.
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