Haven’t thought about Valentine’s Day yet? February 14th may seem like its ages away, but this heart-filled holiday is truly just around the corner. Don’t stress about finding the perfect last-minute gift for your sweetie this year; instead, check out our ideas for a romantic weekend getaway that the two of you will reminiscence about for years to come!
SE Alaska – Laid-back Luxury
Surprise your significant other with a flight into Juneau, AK and stay at the Pearson’s Pond Luxury Inn and Spa for a night. Bundle up and get a photo in front of Mendenhall Glacier after breakfast or lunch at B’s Bakery, where they’ve been known to produce delicious creations like stuffed Challah french toast and The Frenchy, a panini made with brie, green apple, chicken and spinach. Take a little dessert back with you and wrap up the day with a relaxing dip in one of Pearson’s Pond’s outdoor hot tubs and a seafood dinner at one of Juneau’s fabulous restaurants.
Portland, OR – Modern Spice
Your special someone will be pleasantly shocked when you whisk them off to a flavorful weekend in Portland. Spice things up with and early dinner or tapas at Andina in the Pearl District, Then head down to SE Portland for dancing at one of Portland’s many dance locations, like the Viscount. After you work up a sweat shaking what your mother gave you, walk to the nearby Rum Club or Beaker and Flask for an old-fashioned adult beverage; if a speakeasy isn’t your thing, end the evening with a trip to a Moonstruck Chocolates cafe. Don’t forget to book a stay at a hip Portland hotel like the Hotel Modera or the Nines in the heart of Portland, where you cozy up for the night with that bottle of wine or champagne bought just for this romantic occasion.
Kansas City, MO – Retro Romance
Take your honey to the Kansas City Power and Light District for a relaxing, retro weekend. After checking in at the Hilton President Kansas City, built in 1926, head off to catch a film at the gorgeous Alamo Drafthouse Mainstreet Theater. Eat dinner at the theater’s restaurant, The Chesterfield, where you two can really enjoy the jazz-age atmosphere. After dinner, take a leisurely stroll around the district’s 50 shops, restaurant and other attractions, and pick up dessert (or the next day’s breakfast!) at Mema’s Old-Fashioned Bakery before heading back to the Hilton.
Whatever you decide to do, places fill up fast on this highly-anticipated day of love, so don’t forget to make your flight, hotel, and dinner reservations soon.