When one evening of romance is not nearly enough for you and your lover, turn a Tuesday Valentine’s celebration into a three- or four-day weekend splurge. Here are destinations that spark any relationship, whether you’ve been together for the long haul or you’re looking for your very first weekend away together.
The National Hotel in South Beach
Return to the Roaring 20s glory days when you step into the beautifully restored National Hotel. Art Deco is alive and in style here from the trendy Miami location to the hotel’s sophisticated room furnishings. View the ocean from your Historic Tower room, or hide away in the lush tropical gardens that surround the 36 cabanas and suites near the infinity pool.
Amenities include two swimming pools, fitness room direct beach access. Indulge in French cuisine at the Tamara Bistro, snacks at the poolside Aqua Bar & Grill, and cocktails at the Blues Bar and Martini Room.
The National Hotel, Miami, Florida
The Westin Verasa Napa
Wine country simply exudes romance, and love is in the air at this elegant hotel in the heart of downtown Napa. Fine dining to match fine wines is showcased at the hotel’s La Toque Restaurant, one of the city’s best eateries. Bask in a romantic breakfast from your private balcony. Overlook the nature preserve and the Napa River from the lobby BANK Café and Bar. Enjoy a dip in the heated saltwater pool. Explore the region’s wine tastings and balloon tours and finish your day with a poolside massage.
The Westin Verasa Napa, Napa, California
The Landing Resort & Spa
Snuggle up in front of resort fireplaces throughout the chill evening, and then enjoy winter sports the next day in South Lake Tahoe on the Nevada-California border. Try a romantic sleigh ride before you take to the slopes for skiing, tubing and snowboarding. Retreat to your lakefront suite where you can enjoy spectacular views of the lake from your bed and from the balcony. Indulge in couple’s pampering at the resort spa with treatments, pool, sauna, steam room and relaxation lounge.
The Landing Resort & Spa, Lake Tahoe, California
The ultimate in romantic privacy has to be your own private island, and that’s just what this historic hotel in the Adirondacks offers. Club-style ambiance and stunning art are the hallmarks of the historic section of the hotel, while the Lodge rooms offer casual style, romantic fireplaces and lake views. Indulge in a couple’s massage at the spa before heading out for cross country skiing and ice skating. The Sagamore is known as one of the foremost romantic weekend getaways in this country.
The Sagamore, Lake George, Bolton Landing, New York
When is a destination for art lovers also a lure for Valentine’s Day lovers? When the city is Indianapolis, and you are ready to explore nearby museums and attractions. The art doesn’t stop at the hotel door. The Alexander commissioned modern works that adorn the lobby, hallways, and 157 guest rooms and 52 suites. Indianapolis is also known for its sports venues and fine restaurants. Food lovers will enjoy the Market Table restaurant’s open kitchen and Plat 99 lounge, which serves hand-crafted cocktails, artisanal sandwiches and regional cheeses.
The Alexander, Indianapolis, Indiana
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