Finding the PERF place to celebrate Valentine’s Day can be tricky. But now is the best time to plan and book a romantic getaway for the holiday. Luckily, the US has a ton of unique and entertaining places to visit.
Here are the most popular and, in some cases, unexpected Valentine’s Day destinations in the USA:
15 Vibey Valentine’s Day Destinations in the USA
Napa Valley, California
Although probably best-known as a hot spot for wine lovers, Napa Valley is a destination for lovers of all kinds. It’s a popular vacation destination thanks to its stunning views from anywhere in the area, as well as the long list of ways you can pamper yourself during your stay. A number of resorts offer fine dining, golfing, spa treatments, and so much more.
Or, for a truly memorable V-Day you’re guaranteed to NEVER forget, consider taking a balloon ride over Napa Valley. Or go for a ride on the Napa Valley Wine Train and enjoy fine wine and dining with a breathtaking backdrop. Even in February, the weather is mild enough to enjoy either one. If you want to be totally spoiled, Napa Valley is a great place to go.
Check out one of these restaurants in Napa Valley for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal:
- PRESS (Directions HERE)
- The Restaurant at Meadowood (Directions HERE)
- Brasswood Bar + Kitchen (Directions HERE)
We recommend staying at one of these romantic Napa Valley hotels:
- Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley (Directions HERE)
- Solage Auberge Resorts Collection Napa Valley (Directions HERE)
- Indian Springs Calistoga (Directions HERE)
If art galleries and vineyards are two of your favorite places to spend your time, look no further than Sonoma, California for a romantic weekend getaway. You haven’t really been wine tasting until you’ve gone to a Sonoma vineyard. Seriously, there’s nothing like it.
And to burn off all those calories (do calories from wine even count, though?) take a walk through downtown Sonoma and stop by one or more of their remarkable art galleries. TBH, even just driving through the gardens and vineyards in Sonoma feels absolutely DREAMY.
For a romantic Valentine’s Day Meal, consider one of these Sonoma restaurants:
These are the top hotels in Sonoma for a romantic couple’s getaway:
- MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa (Directions HERE)
- Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa (Directions HERE)
- Cottage Inn & Spa (Directions HERE)
Rancho Santa Fe, California
Rancho Santa Fe is a more rural part of California just a short drive away from the faster-paced parts of the state. It’s famous for its rolling hills, bright citrus groves, and prized thoroughbred horses. But it’s also quickly becoming a go-to area for a romantic getaway or relaxing staycation. Treat yourself and your partner to a memorable spa day or go for a more adventurous experience on horseback.
Some of our favorite restaurants for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal include:
- The Pony Room (Directions HERE)
- Mille Fleurs (Directions HERE)
- MARKET Restaurant + Bar (Directions HERE)
For a romantic place to stay, consider one of these Ranch Santa Fe hotels:
- The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe (Directions HERE)
- Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa (Directions HERE)
- Fairmont Grand Del Mar (Directions HERE)
What’s not to love about Aspen? This Colorado city is the perfect destination for couples, besties, and even solo travelers looking for a memorable weekend getaway. Plus, Aspen is like THE place to be in the winter. It’s no wonder, given that this town looks ridiculously perfect thanks to the Colorado Rockies serving as a stunning backdrop.
Not too surprisingly, most people come here for winter sports. If you’re into skiing, snowboarding, or snowmobiling, there are FOUR top-notch areas to choose from. Even if you’re not all that interested in hitting the slopes, Aspen is a fabulous area for shopping, art galleries, museums, and festivals. Don’t be surprised when you see one of your fav celebs making their way around town; this is a hot spot for the rich and famous.
Our favorite romantic restaurants in Aspen, Colorado include:
For a place to stay in Aspen, consider one of these top hotels:
- The St. Regis Aspen Resort (Directions HERE)
- The Little Nell (Directions HERE)
- Hotel Jerome (Directions HERE)
If you live in San Diego, LA, or anywhere in Orange County, Santa Barbara is a fantastic, easy road trip destination. It’s also one of the best places to visit for a sweet and romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. It has stunning views of BOTH the beach AND the mountains. Talk about a gorgeous sunset!!
Santa Barbara is definitely the place to go if you’re a wine lover. There are literally DOZENS of tasting rooms scattered throughout the area. The Funk Zone is a neighborhood practically filled to the brim with tasting rooms. You can follow the Urban Wine Trail for a chance to check out many of them.
For a super romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, check out these restaurants:
As for where to stay, we can totally vouch for these luxe hotels:
- El Encanto, A Belmond Hotel (Directions HERE)
- Rosewood Miramar Beach (Directions HERE)
- Hotel Californian (Directions HERE)
Palm Springs, California
If you live in San Diego, Orange County, or LA, Palm Springs is an easy road trip as well. No wonder it’s one of the more popular Valentine’s Day getaways. Treat yourself and your special someone to a top-quality spa treatment at one of the many spas in the area. It’s one of the most popular ways for couples to spend a weekend in Palm Springs. Or, you and your hubby can go on a bit of an adventure to see Joshua Tree National Park or the Coachella Valley Preserve. The weather should definitely be mild, but you’ll still want to dress appropriately in case you end up going on a worthwhile hike.
Here are the best restaurants in Palm Springs for a Valentine’s Day meal:
Check out these hotels for a romantic place to stay in Palm Springs:
- Korakia Pensione (Directions HERE)
- Omni Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa (Directions HERE)
- Palm Springs Rendezvous (Directions HERE)
Lake Tahoe, California
No matter which part of Lake Tahoe you visit, you and your man are sure to find A TON of things to do. Seriously lovers, there’s enough here to keep you busy for an entire week, much less a weekend!
For a memorable, romantic getaway in Lake Tahoe, you should totally look into watching the sunset from Zephyr Cove or take a guided horseback riding tour there. Or you can go for a 2.4-mile ride on The Heavenly Gondola. The views from up there are remarkable! Of course, you could always just stay in and treat yourselves to a couples massage at Sierra Hot Springs too. YES PLEASE!
These are our favorite restaurants in Lake Tahoe for a romantic meal:
- Evan’s American Gourmet Cafe (Directions HERE)
- Cafe Fiore (Directions HERE)
- Chart House (Directions HERE)
Stay at one of these romantic Lake Tahoe hotels:
- Edgewood Tahoe (Directions HERE)
- Desolation Hotel (Directions HERE)
- Cedar Glen Lodge (Directions HERE)
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
If you’ve never thought of Wyoming as one of the top romantic destinations, think again! With Grand Teton National Park and thick national forest surrounding Jackson Hole, this area puts Wyoming on the map! Seriously!!!
You won’t find any over-the-top glamor here, but you will find a quiet getaway that has caught the eye of many celebs looking for a private escape. As for things to do, you can’t beat the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. It just might become your new FAV place to hit the slopes (or at least sip hot cocoa while your s/o does).
These Jackson Hole restaurants are perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal:
For a place to stay in Jackson Hole, check out these luxe hotels:
- Four Seasons Resort and Residences Jackson Hole (Directions HERE)
- Hotel Jackson (Directions HERE)
- Inn on the Creek (Directions HERE)
Big Sur California
Big Sur California is the perfect Valentine’s Day destination for a more adventurous, outdoorsy duo in need of more adventures. One thing you just CAN’T miss is the so-called “Crowned Jewel of the State Park System.” OK so it might sound lame at first, but hear us out. That “crowned jewel” as they call it, is Point Lobos Natural State Reserve and it is UNREAL how STUNNING the views are there. Just trust us!!!
There’s another thing you totally have to do while in Big Sur: check out Bixby Bridge. You won’t find a better place to snap a pic. It’s the second most photographed bridge after the Golden Gate Bridge!! From there, feel free to explore the rest of what Big Sur has to offer (Pfeiffer Falls anyone!?!).
Our favorite Big Sur restaurants to check out for a Valentine’s Day meal include:
Look into staying at one of these top-rated Big Sur hotels:
- Alila Ventana Big Sur (Directions HERE)
- Post Ranch Inn (Directions HERE)
- Big Sur River Inn (Directions HERE)
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
Hilton Head legit has something for everyone. It’s the perfect lowcountry Valentine’s Day getaway destination. Why not spoil yourselves with a totally cheesy, albeit disgustingly sweet and romantic dinner cruise? Or, if you’re into the music scene, The Jazz Corner is SUCH a vibe!! If nothing else, you legit can’t go wrong with relaxing at your hotel and treating yourselves to a couples massage. Ahhhh yessss!!!
These are our favorite restaurants in Hilton Head for a romantic meal:
- Skull Creek Boathouse (Directions HERE)
- Charlie’s L’etoile Verte (Directions HERE)
- Red Fish (Directions HERE)
Our favorite places to stay in Hilton Head Island include:
- Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island (Directions HERE)
- The Inn & Club At Harbour Town (Directions HERE)
- 425 Captain’s Walk (Directions HERE)
Sedona is THE perfect road trip destination if you live in Phoenix or Tucson. If you’re looking for a romantic Valentine’s Day destination that isn’t too far from home, GIRL you found it.
There are few, if any, places in the U.S. that offer nightly skies as stunning as Sedona. Seriously!! The starry sky alone is enough to recommend this place for a romantic couple’s getaway. You’ll especially love Sedona if you and your beau love hiking or biking.
The following restaurants are among the best in Sedona for a romantic Valentine’s Day meal:
- Mariposa Latin Inspired Grill (Directions HERE)
- Dahl & DiLuca (Directions HERE)
- The Hudson (Directions HERE)
These are some of the best places to stay in Sedona, Arizona:
- Enchantment Resort (Directions HERE)
- Casa Sedona Inn (Directions HERE)
- L’Auberge de Sedona (Directions HERE)
Savannah, Georgia is consistently named one of the best places in the US for a relaxing, laidback getaway. There are countless ways to enjoy the romantic holiday in this beautiful southern city. You can go on a Valentine’s Day dinner cruise, watch the sunrise or sunset on Tybee Island, or go on a walk through Savannah’s historic district. A simple walk might sound lame, until you consider the absolutely stunning setting, historic architecture, and natural flora and fauna of this quiet town.
For a romantic Valentine’s Day meal, check out these Savannah restaurants:
- The Olde Pink House (Directions HERE)
- Elizabeth On 37th (Directions HERE)
- Husk Savannah (Directions HERE)
These are our favorite places to stay in Savannah, Georgia:
- Perry Lane Hotel (Directions HERE)
- JW Marriott Savannah Plant Riverside District (Directions HERE)
- Mansion on Forsyth Park (Directions HERE)
Here’s a romantic destination just crawling with rich history, vibrant culture, and a surprising number of fun things to do. Even if the two of you aren’t history buffs, Williamsburg, Virginia is DEF a great Valentine’s Day getaway destination.
You should totally check out the Crim Dell Bridge at the William & Mary Campus! Supposedly, if you kiss your partner while crossing this iconic bridge, you’ll be lovers for life! LOCK ‘EM IN GIRL!!
The Williamsburg Inn (one of our hotel recommendations listed below) is the only hotel in the United States where Queen Elizabeth II stayed twice! If it’s good enough for the Queen, it’s good enough for us, babes!!
For a romantic Valentine’s Day meal in Williamsburg, consider one of these restaurants:
- Le Yaca (Directions HERE)
- Second Street American Bistro (Directions HERE)
- Fat Canary (Directions HERE)
These are some of the best romantic hotels in Williamsburg, Virginia:
- Williamsburg Inn (Directions HERE)
- Fife and Drum Inn (Directions HERE)
- A Williamsburg White House (Directions HERE)
Montauk, New York
Montauk isn’t exactly what most people think of when they think of New York. But once you escape the hustle and bustle of NYC, you’re free to discover parts of the state that are like the total opposite of the Big Apple. Just wait until you see this place for yourself.
Even in February, the white sand beaches are gorgeous. They’re the perfect place for a relaxing, romantic stroll after enjoying a few hours in one of the remarkable Montauk vineyards.
Some of our favorite romantic Montauk restaurants include:
- Harvest on Fort Pond (Directions HERE)
- The Montauket (Directions HERE)
- Muse @ The End (Directions HERE)
For a romantic place to stay, consider one of these Montauk hotels:
New Orleans, Louisiana
You’re probs pretty familiar with New Orleans as an ultimate party destination (Mardi Gras, anyone!?). But once you step away from Bourbon street, it’s a seriously FANTASTIC place to go for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway.
Considering it’s often called “the heart of New Orleans,” you HAVE to check out the French Quarter. The buildings… the art galleries… the people!! It’s a sight to behold, that’s for sure!
For a more romantic experience, look into visiting the Garden District. It’s just as gorgeous as it sounds. Or, if you’re into spooky stuff, visit the New Orleans Historic Voodoo Museum and LaLaurie Mansion.
These are our FAV romantic eateries in New Orleans:
Check out these luxe hotels for a place to stay in New Orleans:
- The Ritz-Carlton, New Orleans (Directions HERE)
- Parisian Courtyard Inn Bed & Breakfast (Directions HERE)
- The Roosevelt New Orleans (Directions HERE)
What are your Valentine’s Day plans?
So, where are you going this Valentine’s day? Will you choose one of these oh-so romantic hot spots, or will you choose a destination all of your own? Let us know all the deets below!!!
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Wishing our readers the best and hottest v-day yet.