Last updated on June 25th, 2012 at 12:25 pm
Valentine’s Day is less than a month away.
It’s a holiday we usually don’t associate with travel, which is why it just might be the perfect holiday to plan a dream getaway.
It certainly is less congested than traveling over Thanksgiving or Christmas.
It is the off-season for some places, so you can easily spot a hotel, resort, flight or cruise deal with enough searching.
It’s only a little over a month removed from New Year’s, so if you resolved to travel more or experience a significant change in your life–now’s your chance.
Lastly, Valentine’s Day, which falls in the middle of February comes at a time when most parts of the world are in the middle of–or already sick of enduring–a long, dreary winter. A little sun (aka “hope for brighter, spring days ahead”) is almost required to fight off the seasonal effectiveness disorder (SAD) that sets in from like of sun.
Photo from Gray Line New York
My question to you on this Monday is: why not travel somewhere or gift yourself, your girlfriends or your special someone with a chance to explore on this Valentine’s Day?
You can snag a last-minute travel deal (Try travelzoo.com) to somewhere warm and spend Valentine’s Day in the sunshine–with a sweetheart or solo by yourself. The sun will be all the companionship you need!
Single? You and your single girlfriends can spend Valentine’s Day night together having a trip-planning party to decide on a place to visit that everyone’s heart will desire.
Got a date? Travel in style for the date. The horse carriage rides throughout the cities are the first things that come to mind, but think outside the box–take bikes or a double-Decker bus to be a tourist in your own city.
Live in New York? Our friends at Gray Line New York just let us in on their great Valentine’s Day deal: The Night on the Town Tour.
Gray Line New York (the iconic red double-Decker buses in NYC) is offering a romantic date option for couples or anyone who wants to see the dazzling side of New York City with their Night on the Town tour.
This night tour includes:
- fully guided tour of lower Manhattan in the comfort of a heated motor-coach;
- romantic dinner at one of Little Italy’s oldest restaurants;
- cruise on board NY Watertaxi where you’ll stop for a champagne toast at close-up view of the Statue of Liberty;
- guided walking tour of the new Highline Park in the Meat packing district;
- And a ticket for a jaw dropping view of the city skyline from the Top of the Rock Observatory.
The tours depart at 6:00 p.m. from Gray Line New York ’s visitor center at 777 8th Avenue , and return at 10:30 p.m. This tour, at regular price, is available daily. For more information, please visit www.newyorksightseeing.com/
Do you have any favorite Valentine’s Day travel spots that you enjoy? (I think I might be hitting up the ever-romantic Las Vegas.) Let me know where you like to go!
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