Runaway this Valentine's Day

It’s that time of year again. Everyone’s all coupled up and making plans to celebrate their romance for Valentine’s Day. This can be a very stressful time for some people. Between work, school, and maintaining a relationship it can be hard to plan the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. But fear not! We’ve got you covered. We’ve compiled a list of some of the best V-Day destinations and hotels that are sure to impress your sweetheart.

St. Petersburg, Florida

If you’re looking to escape the cold this Valentine’s Day then you’ll want to check out St. Petersburg, Florida for a little taste of Florida sunshine. Located right on the Gulf of Mexico, St. Pete is known for having gorgeous white sand beaches and clear blue waters – perfect for a romantic getaway. They have held the title for #1 beach in Florida for many years running. They are also known for their heavy art influenced culture. There are over 10 different museums in downtown St. Pete alone (including the Dali Museum) and tons of shops and farmers’ markets that highlight the city’s passion for the arts.

Some hotels to check out: 

  • Postcard Inn on the Beach
  • Mansion Inn
  • The Vinoy

Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville may be a small town, but they have tons to offer – especially if you’re a food lover! Referred to as Foodtopia, Asheville’s food scene is one of the most creative and unique culinary communities in the country! If you’re looking for fresh farm-to-table cuisine, Asheville is your city. They are also located right in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains making it a great destination for experiencing the great outdoors.

Some hotels to check out:

  • Aloft Asheville Downtown
  • Bunn House 
  • Grand Bohemian

 

Napa Valley, California 

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Napa Valley is largely known as Wine Country. Attend a wine tasting or go on a horseback vineyard adventure at one of the hundreds of vineyards and wineries available for visitors to check out. If you’re looking for a culinary experience, there are tons of options from high end restaurants to family-owned café’s that are sure to satisfy your craving for something unique.

Some hotels to check out: 

  • Beazley House Bed & Breakfast
  • Napa River Inn
  • Bardesonno

 

Colorado Springs, Colorado

Colorado Springs is located right next to the Rocky Mountains making it an ideal destination for outdoor adventures and ski trips, if the weather permits. They have countless restaurants with a variety of different cuisines that are perfect for a romantic date night with your loved one. With over 15 different casinos, 20+ museums, golf courses, water parks, and spas, there really is something for everyone in this bustling city.

Some hotels to check out:

  • The St. Mary’s Inn
  • Crescent Lily Inn Bed & Breakfast
  • Garden of the Gods Club & Resort

 

Portland, Oregon

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Portland is practically bursting at the seams with different things to do and places to see. If you’re looking for something a little out of the ordinary, this is your place. Portland is home to a wide selection of themed bars, ghost tours, bizarre museums (a vintage vacuum museum), and tons of unusual art walks and events. There are plenty of dining options, especially for you vegans out there. If nature is more your thing, you can take a romantic stroll through any of their lush gardens or hike through their beautiful state parks.

Some hotels to check out:

  • Kimpton Riverplace Hotel
  • River’s Edge Hotel
  • Hotel Modera

 

Runaway lovers, bon voyage! Book any of the hotels listed below and enjoy your romantic travels. 

Love,

The Runaway Suitcase


Written by: Allie Toro    

Edited by: Karen Hidalgo