Valentineâ€™s Day may be long gone, but itâ€™s not too late to make it a long weekend with your significant other. From big city escapades to beach vacations,Â we’ve handpicked the sweetest and sexiest weekend escapes.Â So if you’re planning a getaway and need a place to start, you’ve come to the right place forÂ last minute romantic getaways to sweep your loved one off his or her feet!
New York, New York
New York City is the perfect backdrop for any love story. Take a walk through Central Park, watch a love story unfold on street or view the breathtaking skyline from the Empire State Building Observatoryâ€”there are limitless opportunities to have an intimate and romantic New YorkÂ City experience this month.
Where To Stay: For those looking to travel to Manhattan (or enjoy a weekend staycation),Â The PlazaÂ is offering three fantastic options.Â Their â€œRomance at The Plazaâ€ package, offered all year long, is perfect for couples, including all of the details that will ensure a romantic experience in one of the worldâ€™s most notorious destinations.Â Â The Plaza is also offering a â€œDelectable Devotionâ€ package crafted for foodies as well as a â€œCupid for the Kidsâ€ package that has been curated expertly for families.Â
St. Croix, USVI
If youâ€™re dreaming of an island escape, why not consider the Virgin Islands? Couples can spend days strolling the beach, snorkeling with sea turtles and exploring colorful coral reefs. And the best part? No passport is required for this romantic weekend getaway!
As an added bonus, the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Tourism launched the â€œFind Your Blissâ€ travel promotion, offering savings of $500 off winter vacation packages to St. Croix. For travel betweenÂ through May 15, 2014, travelers who book five or more consecutive nights will be eligible for a $250 resort credit and receive $250 in gift certificates valid for various experiences such as restaurants, shopping, deep sea diving and island activities.Â Couples experience Cane Bay Beach by horseback, renew their vows on Davis Bay Beach, or dine at some of St. Croixâ€™s most romantic restaurants including The Galleon, Savant Restaurant and Tutto Bene.
Where To Stay: Couples looking to experience the same privacy and romance from ABCâ€™s The Bachelor filmed atÂ The BuccaneerÂ can take advantage of the romance package including welcome champagne and chocolates, â€œhis and herâ€ bathrobes, lunch at the beachfront Mermaid Restaurant, 50-minute couple massages, picnic lunches, a half-day snorkel trip to Buck Island, Sunset Sail, and a romantic dinner at The Sugar Mill.
Paris â€“ the capital of love. If youâ€™re not strapped for cash, why not take a last minute trip over the pond to Paris to celebrate with your sweetie? TheÂ ParisiansÂ are expressive and enthusiastic about falling in love. From breathtaking city views of the Eiffel Tower, to a romantic walk around the Luxembourg Gardens, and watching the sunset from the Pont des Arts, the opportunities are endless.
Where To Stay: Discover Paris, the capital of love, music and romance,Â staying in the exclusivity of the HotelÂ du Triangle dâ€™Or which will introduce you to a magical world where everything is comfortable, beautiful, luxurious and calm. Lovers can begin their Parisian retreat with a relaxing massage Hamman and continue sipping vintage champagne bubbles. Amore!