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Valentine's Day 2021 Destinations Part 1

While we might not be able to take long luxurious vacations for Valentine's Day, a local get-away can still bring some romance and adventure to your relationship. If you are looking for a near-by destination with tons of fun and COVID-safe activities, look no further than this blog post! We have compiled romantic destinations in all 50 States! Today we are sharing the first half of the alphabet, Alabama through Missouri, so if you don't see your state make sure you check back next week!

Get booking, get packing, and get ready for a romantic Valentine's Day with your sweetheart. 

Lake Logan Martin

Birmingham, Alabama 

Whether you are looking for antique shopping, outdoor activities, or quiet moments on the lake, Birmingham Alabama has you covered. Lake Logan Martin offers aquatic activities, local delicacies, and gorgeous views for sunset walks. Start booking now for your romantic Valentine's Day event in Alabama. 

 

Chena Hot Springs

Fairbanks, Alaska

If you want to impress this Valentine's Day, head over to Chena Hot Springs for Northern Lights, spas, and indoor pools. A perfect, relaxing getaway for you and your sweetheart in the frosty winter. Warm up this Valentine's Day in Fairbanks!

Coconino National Forest

Flagstaff, Arizona

Looking for some sunshine and adventure this Valentine's Day? Head over to Coconino National Forest, where you can indulge in hiking, romantic picnics, and jeep rentals! This is the perfect romantic destination for the adventurous couple this Valentine's Day!

Oak Crest Cottages 

Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Go back to a time of wonder, romance, and adventure....in a tree house! That's right, you can rent spectacular and cozy tree houses in Eureka Springs Arkansas. This trip is a Valentine's Day that your special someone will surely never forget. 

Andrew Molera State Park

Big Sur, California

Whether you want to pitch a tent, take a day-trip, or rent a cozy cabin, Andrew Molera State Park has everything you need for a romantic get-away. With coastline views, towering Redwood forests, and gorgeous campgrounds, take your sweetie on a wilderness retreat this Valentine's Day!

Rocky Mountain National Park

Colorado

If you're ready to sweep them off their feet, look no further than Rocky Mountain National Park! With gorgeous views and trails for snowshoeing, hiking, and skiing, this destination has it all! Get ready for some adorable Rocky Mountain snapshots for your Valentine's Day get-away. 

Gillette Castle State Park

Chester, Connecticut 

Looking for a quiet retreat this Valentine's Day? Just two hours from both New York City and Boston you can find Gillette Castle State Park. With quaint cafes and stores, spas for relaxing, coastal boardwalks for sunset walks, and adorable BNBs, this is the ultimate romantic getaway for those looking to unwind and unplug. 

Georgetown Fountain

Georgetown, Delaware

Is there anything more romantic than walking around a historic town and stumbling across a fountain? Where history meets quintessential, Georgetown is there! With plenty of outdoor history, cozy BNBs, and beautiful architecture, Georgetown is a great option for Valentine's Day!

Sanibel Island

Florida

From sunset walks on the beach, gorgeous lighthouse views, and opportunities galore for shelling, what more could you ask for this Valentine's Day? Whether you want to get out on a boat, fish from the doc, or just relax on the beach, Sanibel Island has you covered!

Barnsley Resort

Adairsville, Georgia

Nothing says romantic like a private cottage with romantic gardens, kayaking, and horseback riding! Barnsley Resort is a quaint and stunning destination to escape from everyday life and reconnect with your sweetie. 

Haleakalā National Park

Maui, Hawaii

Alright, we know that EVERYWHERE in Hawaii is pretty romantic, but we still fawn over Haleakalā National Park. With vibrant Hawaiian culture, gorgeous natural scenery, and exquisite hiking trails, reconnect with nature and your sweetheart this Valentine's Day. 

Payette River

Boise, Idaho

Take a romantic kayaking trip or get your blood rushing with half-day rafting! Either way, Payette River is an excellent place for Valentine's Day in Idaho! Top off the day with some delicious food, quaint shopping, and beautiful sunset vistas. 

Galena

Illinois

Ditch the crowds and sneak away to Galena. This small town is quintessential small-town America. Featuring adorable shops, unique cafes, historic accommodations, and delicious food, Galena has everything you need for a relaxed and quiet Valentine's Day retreat. 

Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

La Port, Indiana

Designated a National Park only recently in 2019, Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore offers solitude and tons of sand! Plus, local accommodations in the area feature rustic cabins, cozy fireplaces, and romantic stargazing opportunities. 

Valle Drive In

Newton, Iowa

Yes, drive in theaters DO still exists! Grab some blankets, your favorite snacks, and a warm beverage for this romantic drive in movie experience! After the show, stick around and enjoy some stargazing with your special someone. 

Indoor Skydiving

Kansas City, Kansas

Remember that feeling from your first date, when you felt like your heart was going to jump right out of your chest? Relive that moment by taking your sweetheart to an Indoor Skydiving experience in Kansas City! Then, take a relaxing stroll through Sauer Castle and dream about your fairytale future together. 

Horse Drawn Carriage Ride

Louiseville, Kentucky

Just like a classic Hallmark movie, Louiseville offers romantic carriage rides around the city. When you are ready to stretch your legs, hold hands as you walk through Iroquois Park and stroll across the Ohio River on Big Four Bridge. 

Magnolia Plantation

Natchitoches, Louisiana

With cobblestone streets and boutique stores, this small town is the perfect escape for Valentine's Day. Infuse your romantic getaway with some important history by touring Magnolia Plantation. 

Acadia National Park

Bar Harbor, Maine

Go for a winter hike then return back to town for quaint shopping, unique cafes, and cozy fireplaces at historic BNBs. Acadia National Park is great for hikers, campers, explorers, or those who just want an adorable winter Valentine's Day photo this year. 

Wild Horse Beach

Assateague Island, Maryland

Did you know that Maryland is home to an island where wild horses roam free? Not only that, but visiting the island also gives you access to romantic beach walks and overnight camping under the stars! What could be more romantic than that?

Gloucester

Massachusetts

This coastal city in Cape Ann has a rich fishing history, making it a top destination for delicious fresh-caught seafood. In addition to delicious food, Gloucester has some of the most romantic destinations, including Hammond Castle and shoreline walks to light houses. 

Mackinac Island State Park

Mackinac Island, Michigan

Looking for an outdoor adventure to escape with your valentine? Check out Mackinac Island State Park! With gorgeous trails for outdoor adventures and incredible vistas for romantic picnics, this is the perfect getaway for your adventurous sweetheart this year. 

 

Lake Bemidji State Park

Bemidji, Minnesota

If you're looking for outdoor activities, check out Lake Bemidji State Park! From snowshoeing to ice fishing, Bemidji is home to all the outdoor fun you are looking for. Enjoy nature with your sweetheart, then warm up together with local dining, spas, and cozy cottages. 

 

Tishomingo State Park

Tishomingo County, Mississippi

In the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, Tishomingo State Park is home to the state's best rock climbing, fishing, and hiking! Spend the day connecting with nature, then cuddle up in a cozy cabin to celebrate Valentine's Day with your special someone. 

 

Moonlight Paddleboat Picnic

Forest Park, Missouri

Looking for a mix of nature and city? Forest Park is home to great shopping and restaurants, yet feature plenty of beautiful walk and scenery for a romantic stroll. You can even take a paddleboat picnic at night, the perfect way to end your Valentine's Day excursion. 

Check back in next week for Montana through Wyoming! 

Don't forget to grab a push pin travel map for your Valentine! Use push pin travel maps to plan your trip, remember your travels, and inspire future adventures together! Check out our collection of US Travel Maps and World Travel Maps, in multiple styles to match any home decor. 

Plus, you can pick one up for yourself! Right now, our U.S. Traveler Map bundle is on sale!

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