Couples are giving up the notion of flowers and chocolate in order to gain experiences through romantic getaways. Recent polls suggest that couples are spending less money on gifts for each other and more on investing in time together. In a world where life never stops, consider your next romantic getaway as a way to connect as a couple. Skip the expensive flowers, chocolate and over priced Valentine’s dinner and head out for a memorable romantic getaway. Here are three ideas for a long weekend in February to reconnect as a couple.
Savannah is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway in February. The winter months in this quintessential Southern town are delightful and relaxed. You can spend your day walking the tree lined squares soaking in history. Make a stop at Forsyth park to see the 19th century fountain in all its glory before taking a tour of the Mercer Williams home. Definitely take the popular First Squares Food Tour and do some antique shopping after as you walk off those calories! You will find couples taking horse drawn carriage rides and doing ghost tours into the night hours after dinner. During the day the walkways along the river are a great way to see another side of the city. A side trip to Tybee Island is a nice way to get into nature even if it’s not beach weather.
You will want to stay in this historic district if possible to be within walking distance of the most visited sites giving you the full romantic getaway experience. Savannah is rich in interesting history, unique shopping, and a thriving food scene. You will come away as a couple more connected and ready to face the rest of winter!
Carmel is known for its charming shops, galleries and restaurants found along cobble-stone streets. And what’s more lovely is that it’s just a short walk from the Pacific Ocean. There are numerous boutique hotels and inns to choose from and many offer romantic getaway packages. If you are outdoor enthusiasts there are so many activities to keep you outside enjoying the incredible coastal area. You can rent electric bikes to pedal the scenic 17-mile road at Pebble Beach. One morning pack a picnic lunch and take a coastal hike along the trails at Point Lobos for incredible ocean vistas and fresh air. Do not skip the epic drive through Big Sur! With iconic pull offs and plenty of places to get out and enjoy nature this is a great day trip from Carmel.
If you are like us, you feel most at home outside. Carmel is a combination of a quaint town perfect for strolling and awesome outdoor spaces for connecting as a couple. Your time at this romantic getaway destination will fill you up and leave you more bonded together.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
If you are looking for a romantic getaway steeped in sunshine then Puerto Rico is the place for you. Bonus on this one is that you can have the Caribbean escape without needing a passport! This vibrant island offers all-inclusive resorts, historic boutique hotels as well as budget accommodations. You can spend your day soaking up sun on Condado beach relaxing or catching that beach vibe. Take time to walk the streets of Old San Juan and visit El Morro Fort. Enjoy the history with incredible views while keeping active. Seeking a bit of adventure? Take a day trip to El Yunque National Forest boasting a tropical rainforest with swimmable waterfalls and hiking trails.