Upgrade from the standard box of chocolates or long-stem roses with a romantic getaway to sweep your Valentine off his or her feet. From romantic city escapades to relaxing beach vacations, here are our picks for the sweetest and sexiest Valentine’s Day adventures.
New York, New York
Love is all around in the Big Apple, from horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park to Eskimo kisses on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. This Valentine’s Day, add some edge to your romance with a downtown Manhattan adventure. Spice up window-shopping with a trip to SoHo’s sophisticated and saucy Agent Provocateur for some sexy skivvies. Next head to the Meatpacking District for a romantic stroll along the neighborhood’s unique elevated park, the High Line. The Valentine’s Day package at the Hotel Gansevoort is equal parts sweet and sexy featuring roses, chocolate-covered strawberries, champagne and the classic game of Twister. Take advantage of the late check-out time and sleep in or spend the morning lounging at the heated outdoor rooftop pool.
San Francisco, California
Woo your Valentine with chocolate, champagne and some canoodling penguins in flirty San Francisco. Gourmet Walks celebrates the holiday with a sweet stroll around town. The Champagne and Chocolate tour kicks off with a bit of bubbly at a wine bar followed by 7 stops for gourmet chocolate tastings. Next get some sex tips from the birds and the bees at the San Francisco Zoo’s “Woo at the Zoo.” This quirky, adults-only event spills the beans on secret sex lives and mating rituals of some of the zoo’s favorite residents. When it’s time to turn in, the “Lose Your Heart” package at Campton Place Hotel in Union Square promises more romance with dinner and a wine-tasting at the restaurant.