Now that we're well into 2012, it's time to start thinking about the next big travel Holiday--Valentine's Day. Nothing says romance like a getaway for the most romantic day of the year. And even though Feb. 14 falls on a Tuesday this year, the special person in your life will certainly appreciate a quiet, just-the-two-of-you stay at a vacation rental in one of these romantic locations.
The City of Light and romance--the two go together better than just about anything else. The evening you arrive, take a stroll in some of the city's most romantic areas. Meander around the Louvre and Tulleries Garden. The narrow streets of the Marais neighborhood are wonderful for a quaint stroll. And, of course, the banks of the Seine and the Latin Quarter are can't miss destinations for romance. Then, take in one of the many cabarets, enjoy the best dining in the world, and relax in your beautiful Paris vacation rental.
The weather in San Diego is near perfect year-round, so moonlit walks on the beach should be on your list of romantic things to do. The daytime can be filled with whale watching, a dolphin adventure for two at Sea World, and a trip to the San Diego Zoo. For romantic spots to visit, try La Jolla Cove (try a little kayaking and then have a romantic dinner while you enjoy a spectacular sunset), Mount Soledad for spectacular 360-degree views, and Coronado for a romantic, traditional Venetian gondola ride. Then, finish the day in a romantic San Diego vacation rental, big enough for just two.
Groves of spruce trees, cobble-stoned streets and pretty lights set the mood for a winter-wonderland Valentine's Day. Spend the day skiing or snowboarding on the mountains, get rejuvenated together at a luxurious spa, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of Aspen's many fantastic restaurants and then end the day together in front of a cozy fire in your Aspen vacation rental. For couples that want more adventure in their romance, try a hike up Highland Bowl for some backcountry skiing.