February is for lovers. In celebration of the official month of romance and Valentine’s Day, turn your attention to loved-up couple escapes. To inspire your wanderlust adventures for two here are some romantic travel ideas from cozy weekend stays to heart-starting adventures and the thrill of an art and culture buzz, they all promise to bring the sexy back.
Romantic Cozy Escapes
To reignite that flame, plan a romantic escape with your Valentine. If you’re staying local we’ve curated a list of dreamy weekend escapes in the US, cozy getaways on the east coast, romantic midwestern adventures (hello South Dakota Badlands and Lake Michigan) so you can take your pick of quaint seaside towns, rustic farmhouses, scenic mountain lodges, sun-soaked private islands, and the tranquility of a stunning lake. If you’re jetting off further afield, there are plenty of unforgettable things to do in London for couples and spectacular romantic cabins on Airbnb around the world. And if you just need some intel on how to plan the perfect date night in New York City — one of the most exciting and romantic destinations on earth, but we’re biased — that’s all here too.
Adventure Travel A Deux
If your idea of romance comes with a healthy lust for adventure, combine the luxury of a loved-up hotel stay with unforgettable immersive experiences at one of these incredible hotels (we’re talking bedding down in a cliffside pod in Peru or by a sparkling blue lagoon in Iceland). Or live your Out of Africa dreams with one of these adrenaline-pumping experiences (ride horseback through the otherworldly Kalahari Desert, take a 5 hour private Gulfstream flight over Antarctica, or bungee jump off the highest bridge in South Africa). And what could be more romantic than a hot air balloon experience with your SO, here’s our pick of the best on the planet (don’t forget the champagne). Magical Morocco has long had our heart and we know it will have yours, so add this mystical land to your couple’s bucket list and while you’re there follow in our footsteps and embark on an epic camel ride through the Sahara, an experience you’ll treasure forever.
Art & Culture Lovers
The best way to truly see and experience the world is through the lens of art and culture and it’s even better with your favorite person by your side. The US is filled with artist-inspired destinations (think Georgia O’Keefe’s New Mexico, Ernest Hemingway’s Key West, and Jackson Pollock’s East Hamptons). If you’re more of a history buff, take a stroll through America’s rich past by exploring beautiful fascinating gems like Charleston, SC, Boston, MA, St Augustine, FL, and Williamsburg, VA. Austin, Texas is another city with a thriving art and culture scene that is having a major moment, ditto Mexico City where you can lose yourself in incredible architecture, intriguing neighborhoods, and vibrant vibe of its trendy art, music, design, and culinary delights. If Europe is calling, immersing yourself in the romance, history, art, and culture of the Tuscan capital of Florence is a life and love-affirming trip, always worth traveling for.