Thursday, January 10, 2013

Valentine's Day & Vacation Rentals -- 5 Romantic Getaways You'll Love


This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday, and what better surprise than to whisk your sweetie off on February 14 to some romantic location for a long weekend. Here are five destinations perfect for quiet romance you'll both enjoy.

Paris. The City of Love -- while this would be considered a major trip, just imagine the impression you'd make when you show your Valentine two tickets to Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world. The good news is February is considered the off season in Paris, so you should be able to find some bargains (just be sure to use the money you save on a Paris vacation rental overlooking the Seine or Eiffel Tower).

Montreal. If Paris is out of reach this year, then try the next closest alternative. Montreal is the most European city in North America, with an abundance of history and charm. You'll find romantic cafes and bistros on nearly every corner. Even though it's February, the French Canadians know how to have fun in the winter--you'll find a lot of things to do, from ice skating to horse drawn carriages to skiing on Mont Royal to the Cirque de Soleil. Of course, there's a wide variety of Montreal vacation rentals to choose from.

Marco Island, Florida. Looking for something a bit warmer? Try Marco Island rentals, where you'll find the average daily temperature in February is a balmy 78 degrees. You can enjoy a fire on the beach for two, romantic strolls by the ocean, or enjoy a sunset cruise. There are also plenty of restaurants for fine dining, but be sure to do some research before you go and make reservations.

Savannah. If you're looking for old-world romance, Savannah offers plenty of vacation rentals and lots of opportunities for quiet candlelit dinners, sunset watching on Tybee Island, a riverboat cruise and some hand-holding on a haunted mansion tour.

Lake Tahoe. If you're both outdoorsy, consider a Lake Tahoe vacation rental for just the two of you. Tahoe offers a wealth of outdoor activities and is well-known for being one of the best ski areas in the world. Once you've had your fill of the slopes, there'll be plenty of shopping and dining opportunities, as well as wine and beer tasting, art galleries, gondola rides and even casinos nearby in Nevada.

If traveling to one of these destinations isn't in your budget, think about what's close to you, then check out to find the perfectly romantic Valentine's Day vacation rental for you and your loved one.