Procrastinators need not worry this Valentine’s Day thanks to the plethora of gift ideas and travel deals for a romantic present. Planning that perfect romance getaway can take time, but if you’re looking for a go-to resource with little time to spare, there are plenty of options. Priceline Experiences is one such portal offering more than 80,000 activities in 100+ countries, many of which can be an intimate getaway.
Even if you can’t venture far, these travel deals mix a bit of whimsy with multiple price points to help save the day when it comes to that last-minute Valentine’s Day travel idea.
“Little White Chapel” of Love with Elvis in St. Louis
The Four Seasons Hotel St. Louis is bringing a little Vegas to Missouri with this Valentine’s Day package. Modeled after the chapel of the same name in Las Vegas, the hotel has created its own “Little White Chapel” for weddings, vow renewals of commitment ceremonies. An Elvis impersonator will serenade lovers with popular tunes like “Can’t Help Falling In Love,” before the happy couples enjoy a photo shoot in the fully decorated chapel. The experience is available on the evenings of Feb. 10, 11 and 14. Afterward, guests enjoy a three-course dinner from the hotel’s chef rounding it off with a spicy chocolate mousse for dessert. The ceremony with dinner is $500, but guests can add on a room night that also includes a welcome amenity for a price starting at $850.
Unlimited bubbly in Charleston, S.C.
For guests staying over Valentine’s Day at Charleston’s Hotel Bennett and booking the Be Mine at Bennett offer, they can take advantage of bottomless pours of Perrier-Jouët Champagne during their stay. Also included is early check-in, late checkout, a welcome amenity and overnight accommodations. It’s a great way to say I love you, even if you didn’t have time to shop for a present. Guests can also earn I Prefer Hotel Rewards points during their stay.
Live music and dinner at Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills
If the idea of going out has you on edge to find the perfect restaurant table, why not just stay in with a romantic evening at the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills? Guests can book a private dinner for two in their suite from a menu of their choosing. The culinary team, including private chefs, a personal mixologist and butler staff, prepares the romantic meal on the terrace, and guests can dine while being serenaded by a jazz duo or harpist. Back inside, the suite will be decorated with rose petals to set the mood for post-dinner relaxation. Best of all, guests will be earning Hilton Honors points in the process.
Luxury in-room picnic at Delaware’s Hotel DU PONT
In Wilmington, Delaware, Hotel DU PONT takes the stress out of finding a romantic venue by creating one right in the guest room. A special events coordinator creates a luxury picnic setup complete with vintage decor, pillows, candles, chocolate-covered strawberries and Champagne. Guests can choose between one of four themes for the picnic: “Gilded Age Glamour, Retro Seventies, Victorian Romance or Simply Luxe.” If the package is for a marriage proposal, designers can create a special table-top marquee with romantic message. The hotel is part of the Preferred Hotels & Resorts group where guests can earn and redeem I Prefer Hotel Rewards points during their stay.
Moët vending machine tokens and rooms at The Morrow
As part of its “Tokens for Two” package, guests of The Morrow in Washington, D.C. will enjoy a premium room plus the option for either free parking or a credit to use on the in-room wellness menu. Another perk for guests booking this package is the two complimentary Moët Vending Machine tokens for an entertaining way to order up some Bubbly on a whim. Guests can earn Hilton Honors points for this stay as the hotel is part of the Curio Collection by Hilton.
“Keys to my heart” package in the Florida Keys
Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton is offering a “Keys to My Heart” package between Feb. 10-17. The two to three-night stay includes a Champagne dinner for two, turndown amenities each evening, breakfast in bed on the departure day and unlimited Prosecco or Rosé for two people during their stay. Guests can choose between a waterfront room in the Coconut Wing or a premium suite. The option to add on a sea plane arrival or take an aerial tour of the Keys can be the perfect way to surprise your partner. The resort, part of Davidson Hospitality Group, participates in the Hilton Honors program giving guests the chance to earn or redeem loyalty points.
Pleasure packages from Moxy Hotels in New York
An easy package to book at the last minute, these Moxy hotels in the Big Apple (Moxy Times Square, Moxy East Village, and the new Moxy Lower East Side) have the perfect idea for staying in on Valentine’s Day. Each is offering its own “pleasure package” for romance-seeking guests. The packages include bedroom toys, pleasure oil, candy packs, two glasses of Prosecco and overnight accommodations. Available for stays Feb. 13-15, they also come with a 1pm checkout time.
These three properties plus the Moxy Chelsea are also giving guests complimentary Moxy x Mindset Wellness CBD LOVE Gummies for their stay when checking in on either Feb. 11 or 12. Moxy Chelsea has its own special deal, a “Tattoos & Veuve with Boo” package, offering a custom arrangement of flowers from the hotel florist, a bottle of Veuve Champagne and a private tattoo session. All four properties are part of the Marriott Bonvoy program giving guests the chance to earn or redeem points during their stay.
Girls’ Getaway at The Benjamin in New York City
Part of the Royal Sonesta brand, The Benjamin in New York is offering a Girls’ Getaway in time for Valentine’s Day. Not spending time with one special partner? Why not enjoy it with friends instead. The offer includes a two-night stay, Uber credit, two Nordstrom gift cards and four spa services at Nordstrom (two blowouts at DryBar and two manicures and pedicures). The package is actually available throughout the year for those that want some gal time, any time.
Give the gift of wellness, thalassotherapy and cryotherapy
If it truly is last minute and you’re still searching for a gift, this wellness vacation could do the trick for a springtime adventure later in the year. The Aquaforte Thalasso Spa at Forte Village Resort in southern Sardinia has a private spa that couples can reserve for exclusive use. Within a small garden and featuring three thalasso pools, the spa offers a special three or six-day program. On the wellness menu are a series of treatments and experiences like a thalassotherapy circuit, multiple cryotherapy sessions and detox body treatments like marine mud or drainage treatment. Also ideal for the person you “heart” the most is a cardiology exam, which is part of the overall wellness experience.
Bird watching for lovebirds in Idaho next year
For many, bird watching is a romantic and entertaining experience, and if you’re looking for a unique Valentine’s Day adventure, The Coeur d’Alene Golf & Spa Resort is the ideal place to watch eagles in the weeks leading up to Valentine’s Day. If you’re looking for an early-bird gift idea for next year, the hotel regularly offers special packages including rides on the resort’s own boats to see the North American Bald Eagle in its natural habitat.