With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, you may be dreaming of a short romantic getaway. What a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day! There are many great destinations right around us that can offer the perfect romantic weekend. Some are major metropolitan areas with world class resorts, spas, and numerous attractions.Others are smaller, secluded towns with great Bed & Breakfasts, cabin rentals, and quiet seclusion. While I can’t list all of the possibilities here, I have a few suggestions for some of the best.
Myrtle Beach is a clear choice for couples of all ages. You can find endless activities here during each season. Although you won’t be swimming in February, it would still be fun to walk along the beautiful beaches. The Grand Strand is home to several oceanfront state parks that offer nature walks and scenic trails. There are hundreds of restaurants, so it will be easy to have that romantic dinner for two. You can even take a scenic dinner cruise or go to one of the live dinner shows. After dinner there are endless entertainment options. You will find live shows, nightclubs featuring all kinds of music, and of course, local DJs who are playing music for the state dance, The Shag. During the day, play golf at one of the many championship golf courses or spend the day shopping at all the outlet stores and specialty shops.
If you enjoy mountains, Brasstown Valley Resort and Spa has something for everyone. It is located in the North Georgia Mountains, about two hours from Atlanta. Their 18-hole championship golf course was named among Golf Digest’s top places to play. This resort provides guests with luxurious bedding, massive stone fireplaces, and oak-vaulted ceilings. Placed in a secluded woods setting, the mountain views are fantastic. At the Stables, horseback riding is offered for all skill levels and the 7,500 square foot Equani Spa offers a wide range of treatments. The resort’s dining room serves outstanding food and is known for its picturesque mountain views.
Historic Savannah is Georgia’s oldest city and is known for its architecture and Southern Hospitality. Savannah has long been a favorite location for movie filming, so while you’re there, take one of the Savannah Movie Tours and see more than 60 movie locations. You can find culinary, history, and ghost tours as well. Savannah’s historic district is where you want to stay. There are dozens of hotel choices such as, The Mansion on Forsyth Park and the Azalea Inn & Gardens. While there, make sure to spend a day exploring the historic homes, the First African Baptist Church (believed to be the oldest African American church in North America), museums, Forsyth Park, and the Confederate Memorial Statue.
If you have never been to Asheville, NC, spending the day at the Biltmore House is a must. This is the largest private home in America and was built at the turn of the 20th century for George Vanderbilt. You will get a peek at how the wealthy lived during that time period and it is fascinating! Of course, there are many other things to do while in Asheville. It is continuously ranked as one of the 10 Best Getaways by Vacation Magazine. There is stunning mountain scenery, elegant lodges, and fine dining. You can entertain yourself by visiting one of the many historic museums, take a trolley tour, go biking or hiking on a mountain trail, go antique shopping, or visit one of the many unusual retail shops. Asheville also offers a very lively nightlife scene, where you will find live music, street musicians, comedy clubs, and more.
There are so many more choices, such as The Grove Park Inn, Barnsley Gardens in Adairsville, GA, Helen, GA Columbia, SC and many others. Tell your partner how much you love them this Valentine’s Day by spending some romantic time in one of these fantastic places. You are sure to make some unforgettable memories