With Valentine’s Day coming up so quickly, it’s high time to make plans for Cupid’s big day. For those who are still looking for a few top-notch suggestions on how to spend your romantic weekend, fear not, we’ve got you covered. Here are six can’t-miss packages that are sure to make your loved one swoon.
Turn fairy tale into reality this year at Barnsley Resort, a Forbes Travel Guide Recommended property just outside of Atlanta. The sprawling estate, built by Godfrey Barnsley for the love of his life, encourages romance this Valentine’s Day weekend with a two-night package filled with chocolate truffles, a horse-drawn carriage ride, a four-course dinner and a $100 resort credit that can be used toward the spa.
To ensure everything goes without a hitch, the resort’s Fairy Godmother (yes, that’s her official title) is on call to further help create experiences — her Cuddle Kit comes with massage oil, candles and wine while the Love Shack Love Spell fills your room with glitter, candles, chocolate-dipped strawberries and more — that will live on for a lifetime.
Southernmost Beach Resort
A tropical retreat is always a winner for Valentine’s Day, especially if there’s key lime pie, palm trees and beaches involved. Head down to the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Southernmost Beach Resort in Key West, Florida, where the Romantic Travelers’ Choice package will score you some major points with chocolate-covered strawberries and a bottle of Korbel sparkling wine to toast the occasion.
The simple yet sophisticated resort in historic Old Town Key West boasts views of the Atlantic Ocean and beachside massage treatments. What more could you ask for?
The Towers at Lotte New York Palace
Over in the Big Apple, opt in for the royal treatment at The Towers at Lotte New York Palace, a luxury legend in the heart of Manhattan. The property’s Royal Romance Getaway package offers one night in one of the Towers’ newly renovated rooms, chocolate-covered strawberries, a bottle of Louis Roederer champagne and breakfast for two. Oh, and did we mention that your eggs and sausage came with breathtaking views of the New York City skyline?
The Townsend Hotel
For an escape from the city, this Four-Star hotel in Birmingham, Michigan (only 40 miles north of Detroit), with its traditional English décor, marble fireplaces, custom murals and afternoon tea service, is sure to set the stage for an elegant weekend. The Romantic Encounter starts with a room fit for royalty (Egyptian cotton sheets, Italian-made duvets and deep-soaking tubs) and only continues with king-worthy extras like champagne, chocolate-covered “tuxedo” strawberries, a full breakfast for two and valet parking. Step up the occasion even more with the Valentine’s Day package, which adds a dozen red roses on top of all the previously mentioned treats.
L’Hôtel du Collectionneur
There are few places in the world that inspire romance like Paris. If you’re heading toward the City of Light for Valentine’s Day, brighten up your loved one’s holiday with L’Hotel du Collectionneur’s Romantic Getaway package. The hotel’s elegant rooms and stylish Art Deco design will get you in the mood for a night complete with bubbly, rose petals and views of the Eiffel Tower from the balcony.
In between amorous looks at your significant other (and staring at city landmarks), partake in amenities like the sexy Purple Bar or the courtyard garden’s flower-filled Bubble, a beautiful dome-covered patio that’s one of our favorite winter traditions. The next morning, enjoy continental breakfast and late checkout.
Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta
It’s hard to go wrong with this Atlanta property’s February special for couples. Sparks will certainly fly with the Decadent Romance package, whose highlight is two tickets to the Atlanta Ballet’s sizzling Moulin Rouge. Any traffic headaches formed during the ride from Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre back to the Four-Star hotel will be eased at the sight of rose petals on the bed at turndown, a bottle of champagne and a Sweet and Spicy Box of Love from go-to local spot Cacao Atlanta Chocolate.