Valentine’s Day is almost here, my friend. If you’re looking to stay in your sweetheart’s good graces for the rest of the year, you’ll want to get started on plans for the amorous holiday. To make things easy, we’ve rounded up seven of our favorite romance-inspired deals to take advantage of around February 14.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach
It’s hard to imagine a sexier spot than Miami come Valentine’s Day weekend, and this revered Collins Avenue hotel plans to celebrate accordingly. Vocal artists Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo will host a concert belting out the hits from their 35 years together (“Hit Me with Your Best Shot” should satisfy your craving for 1980s lovelorn songs).
There are several deals on offer at the Forbes Travel Guide Recommended hotel, but the Ultimate Valentine’s Day Package is the primo choice — it includes a pre-show dinner and champagne, a meet-and-greet with the singing duo, two front-row seats with open bar and validated parking, too.
Four Seasons Resort Nevis
If you’re really looking to wow your mate come Cupid’s favorite day, you can’t go wrong with an ultra-luxe Caribbean getaway, which is exactly what this waterfront resort in Nevis offers with its four-night Romance Me package. Couples will dine by candlelight on the beach, have private use of a beach house for one day, and indulge in an evening spa treatment under the stars.
Topping Rose House, Bridgehampton, New York
Head to the Hamptons this February to snuggle up and stay warm at the quaint but chic Four-Star hotel. The Valentine’s Day package includes a two-night stay, a prix fixe dinner of contemporary American cuisine at the onsite Forbes Travel Guide Recommended restaurant and breakfast in bed (available February 12 to 15). Up the romance factor with a thoughtful extra like a bouquet of flowers or an in-room massage.
Hamilton-Turner Inn, Savannah
It doesn’t get more intimate than this 17-room inn in Savannah’s Lafayette Square and the property’s Romance package is an idyllic way to capture the city’s unique charm. The bundles comes with two nights at the inn with chilled champagne and roses waiting in your room upon arrival, plus an $80 dinner credit at a downtown restaurant and a lovely horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobblestoned streets of Savannah.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island
Another plush beachside Four-Star hotel, another amazing Valentine’s Day package. This Amelia Island, Florida, treasure features champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, rose petal turndown service, daily breakfast and valet parking. There’s a little more flexibility with this promotion — you can book through February 29. When you do, be sure to reserve a one-of-kind dinner experience at Salt, an impossibly elegant restaurant (especially considering its relaxed beach vibe) that has views out to the beach and beyond.
Sea Island, St. Simons, Georgia
Being smart is sexy — at least that’s something the folks at Sea Island seem to think. This year marks the third annual Creativity Conference (February 12 and 13), a place where artists and thinkers come together and where you can participate in talks, Q&As, activities and (of course) gourmet dining. Participants will have a chance to interact with people at the top of their game, including a poet laureate, a professor of psychology, actress Isabella Rossellini and writer Gary Shteyngart. Book a room at the splendid Five-Star The Cloister for luxurious comforts during your down time.
The Davenport Hotel and Tower, Spokane, Washington
Seeking an opulent, Old World feel that practically radiates romance? Head to this Four-Star gem in Spokane and score the Romance package for your favorite person. Sure, it includes a stay in the Four-Star hotel, a bottle of sparkling wine and a floral arrangement, but it will also prove headache-free — the overnight valet parking and transportation service to anywhere within two miles of the hotel make this a smart, breezy place to stay. The deal also consists of a $100 food credit.