Romantic nights in New York City
We know. It’s obvious. New York is tops when it comes to romance. Think of a snuggle on a carriage ride around Central Park, a kiss atop the Empire State Building, or a slightly passive-aggressive sigh in front of the engagement rings at Tiffany. You can feel like you’re in your very own Nora Ephron movie as you stroll the famous streets with your sweetheart. With multitudes of museums, Broadway shows, and world-class dining options, you’ll never run out of activities. And you can always ditch the crowds for a picnic for two or a quiet night in.
Southern charms in Charleston
It’s hard to beat Rhett Butler’s hometown in the romance department. Like the dashing, mustachioed hero of Gone With the Wind, Charleston will sweep you off your feet with its pastel old-world charms. You and your honey can tour antebellum homes, stroll the serene beaches of Sullivan’s Island, or—if you’re feeling energetic—book a sunset kayaking adventure. Or you can power down with a spa day (ask for a warm seashell massage) or an elegant, unhurried dinner at one of the city’s famous eateries. You’ll soak up the hospitality and never be hungry again.
Vineyard delights in Napa Valley
First things first: There will be wine. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, here’s what else you’ll find in this gorgeous vacation paradise: helicopter tours, hot-air-balloon rides, bicycling, high-end shopping, five-star restaurants, luxurious spas (mud baths, anyone?), and stunning views galore. But back to the wine: Whether you’re a serious collector or an occasional sipper, the tours and tastings in the Valley’s famous wineries will ignite your senses and quite possibly kindle the flames. Hey, let’s face it, a little cabernet never hurts on Valentine’s Day!
Cuddle up in Cape Cod
Here is where you get away from it all, to windswept beaches, picture-postcard views of lighthouses, and seafood feasts of the day’s catch. From Woods Hole to Provincetown, Cape Cod boasts charming villages and miles of pristine coastline. In addition to its outdoor attractions, the Cape is home to art galleries, the Cape Symphony, and the Academy of Performing Arts. For luxury, you can pamper yourself at a spa or rub elbows with a celebrity at an upscale eatery. Of course, in this romantic playground, your date may have all the star power you need.
Love songs in Nashville
We’ve all heard the sad country songs about a two-timing gal or a love-’em-and-leave-’em cowboy. Why not flip the script by plopping down in this fabled city with your main squeeze? You’ll make your own music by taking in the arts or a comedy show, shopping and dining in Franklin, boot-scootin’ at a honky tonk, or making a pilgrimage to the Grand Ole Opry. If it’s one-on-one time you crave, you can picnic at Centennial Park, hike at Percy Warner Park, or take in the Nashville skyline at the scenic overlook (and prime make-out spot), Love Circle.