Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year when you know you have to bring your A-game in the romance department. What better way to show that special someone how much you care than by whisking them away on a weekend getaway, right?
However, with the big day right around the corner, choosing the perfect last-minute destination can be difficult, and pricey, especially if you’re trying to go overseas. Fortunately, the United States is full of domestic escapes just right for setting that special Valentine’s Day mood. From cozy wine tastings in Napa Valley, to sexy nights out on the town in Miami, these romantic rendezvous prove you don’t have to go far to get in the mood for love.
Just outside of Washington, D.C. is a getaway destination that just screams romance. Owned by Black Entertainment Television co-founder Sheila C. Johnson, Salamander Resort's 68 guest rooms (including 17 suites), scenic trails, wineries, spa and variety of activities make it the perfect Valentine's Day escape. Spend your days enjoying each other surrounded by nature, and your nights enjoying scrumptious candlelight dinners for two prepared by a top chef.
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Warm weather, wine and bae - three things that consistently make a trip to Napa Valley a favorite of lovebirds everywhere. Make the picturesque Las Alcobas Napa Valley your home base and enjoy romantic interludes filled with wine tastings, hot air balloon rides, couples spa treatments, and late night cuddles by the fire.
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New York City
Some of the greatest love stories have begun under the bright lights of New York City. If you’re trying to add your personal love story to the history books, then The Mark is where you need to be for Valentine’s Day. To help you out on your mission, the famed hotel is offering guests a special menu of love potion cocktails paired with natural aphrodisiac bites prepared by a Michelin-star chef. As if that wasn't enough, there's also the option to add on sensual treats like a sexual satisfaction grade card or a pair of Agent Provocateur panties.
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Miami is hands down one of sexiest cities in the U.S., with amazing beaches, delicious cuisine and an enviable nightlife scene. If you're the type of couple looking to mix in a little fun with your relaxation, then the city's St. Regis Bal Harbour Resort is exactly what you need. When you're done painting the town red, get your sexy on with a couple's massage at the Remède Spa or a private four-course dinner served on your private balcony.