Article by: The Culture Trip
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, even your best ideas for dinner and a show might be starting to seem a little lackluster. If so, consider one of these quick romantic getaways, which are sure to beat even the finest night out on your town when it comes to stoking amour.
A weekend wine tasting in Napa Valley
One of the most relaxing options for a getaway is a wine-centric one in the heart of Napa Valley. Calistoga Ranch is an excellent base for your stay, thanks to its location tucked in 157 acres in a private canyon in Upper Napa Valley and a writop-notch spa and restaurant on the property. From there, take day trips to the area’s many wineries.
Calistoga Ranch, 580 Lommel Road, Calistoga, CA, USA, +1 888 947 6442
A relaxing beach break in Kauai
If you need some serious downtime on the beach with nothing but a good book and a glass of rosé to distract you, consider the beautiful Hawaiian island of Kauai. Stay at the St. Regis Princeville Resort, which has a 5,000-square-foot infinity pool overlooking the ocean and incredible snorkeling within the resort’s own waters. The hotel can arrange everything from ziplining to a couple’s massage.
St. Regis Princeville Resort 5520 Ka Haku Road, Princeville, HI, USA, +1 808 826 9644
A small town escape in Savannah
One of the most charming places in America, Savannah is a small town with a dash of big city sophistication. Stay at the Ballastone Inn—a bed and breakfast in a quaint 1838 townhouse. Pick up pastries and coffee at The Collins Quarter café, and take an antebellum architecture tour. Then, stroll through the famously beautiful Bonaventure Cemetery.
Ballastone Inn, 14 East Oglethorpe Street, Savannah, GA, USA, +1 912 236 1484
A foodie break in Chicago
With a food scene that has grown sophisticated enough to compete with New York, San Francisco, and L.A., foodies should book a trip to Chicago to brush up on the Midwestern city’s culinary offerings. Stay at the trendy Soho House (the food there is always inventive, local, and flavorful), and make sure to check out the buzzy new Mexican restaurant Lonesome Rose and the new restaurant at the Museum of Contemporary Art—Marisol.
Soho House, 113 North Green Street, Chicago, IL, USA, +1 312 521 8000
A spiritual recharge in Santa Fe
Santa Fe is a deeply calming and spiritual place to head to with your significant other. Stay at the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi on the 16th-century town square, which is made out of adobe clay and trimmed in turquoise. Block out a day for a trip to the legendary Ten Thousand Waves spa. After a few hours up in the mountains at the spa, your spirit is bound to feel brand new.
Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi, 113 Washington Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, USA, +1 505 988 3030
A trip through history in Boston
Boston is one of the most historic cities in America but is small enough that a weekend can afford the time to see many of the city’s most important attractions. Stay at the Liberty Hotel—a former jail in the charming Beacon Hill neighborhood—and set out from there to walk the Freedom Trail and visit Faneuil Hall. Have a nightcap at the hotel bar—the aptly named Clink.
Liberty Hotel, 215 Charles Street, Boston, MA, USA, +1 617 224 4000
An arty escape in Los Angeles
Famous for being home to the entertainment industry, Los Angeles is also arguably the most exciting city in America right now for contemporary art. Make the iconic and tucked away Hotel Bel-Air your base, and then head downtown to The Broad museum and the Museum of Contemporary Art, before zipping over to the Hauser & Wirth gallery, which has a stellar restaurant in the courtyard.
Hotel Bel-Air, 701 Stone Canyon Road, Los Angeles, CA, USA, +1 310 472 1211