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February is around the corner, meaning it’s time to make Valentine’s Day special for your loved one. However, if you can’t afford a fancy hotel or an extravagant dinner reservation, you can still have a nice weekend together. With this year’s Valentine’s Day being on a Monday, you can always take the day off and plan a long romantic weekend.
There are many underrated getaways that are perfect for the occasion and budget, so here’s a list of 3 such destinations.
1. Boulder City, Nevada
Boulder City is one of the best places to visit in the Las Vegas area, as it is also a very budget-friendly town. The town has a unique historic district filled with gorgeous bungalow homes, and the entire city is known for its laid-back atmosphere and picturesque views of the famous Lake Mead. But where is Lake Mead and what’s so special about it? Located right on the border between Nevada and Arizona, it is one of the most popular man-made bodies of water along with the spectacular Hoover Dam. If you’re into boating, fishing, or just like to be out on the open water, then Lake Mead is perfect for an afternoon trip or hike.
Sonoma is a quiet, picturesque town located north of San Francisco. It’s the perfect place to visit if you want a romantic getaway but don’t have a lot of money to spend on your trip. There are many bed and breakfasts in Sonoma that range from small, quaint homes with only a few rooms to large Victorian homes with vineyards. It’s also a wine lover’s dream since the town is surrounded by vineyards, so you can easily have a weekend full of relaxing walks through beautiful wineries. To avoid the last-minute rush, you can always book your hotel or B&B reservation weeks in advance. Remember to carry a camera and capture those beautiful views and memories.
3. Nantucket, MA
If you’re looking for a romantic getaway near the ocean, then Nantucket is the place to go. Located off the coast of Massachusetts, this island is perfect for a quick weekend trip away from your busy city life. There are many amazing places on the island where you can have dinner or even spend the night. There are many events that happen in Nantucket during February. It’s the peak of the whale-watching season, so if you’re looking for an activity to do together, then this is it. The Nantucket Wine Festival is also another great event that happens during February. You can learn about different wines and even join wine tastings throughout the weekend. Don’t forget to visit the Edgar A. Poe House, a historic landmark, and stop by The Center at Castle Hill for some fun activities.
No matter which one of these destinations you decide to go to, they’re all perfect for a weekend away with your loved one. You can even try visiting more than one if you want an extended trip, or you just don’t feel like the other two fit your fancy.
What do you have planned for Valentine’s Day? I would love to know!