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
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
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
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
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
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.
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!
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!
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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?
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
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.
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