Single & Looking
The hottest spot for singles to hang, mix and mingle
Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
State Rd. 200, km 3.2, Vieques, PR 00765. +1 787-741-4100; wvieques.com
Quick trips for couples getting serious
Finger Lakes, New York
The Inns of Aurora in upstate New York is a romantic destination and an easy escape from the NYC metro area. Enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, take a couples yoga class, snowshoe in the woods and indulge in a nightly wine-and-cheese hour prepared by the innkeeper at sunset.
391 Main St., Aurora, NY 13026. +1 315-364-8888; innsofaurora.com
An underrated Southern gem, Lexington is a low-key but romantic city if you’re just starting to get serious. You’ll create memories and bond over new experiences like strolling through paddocks, eating your way down the doughnut trail, (responsibly) drinking your way down the “Brewgrass Trail” of craft breweries, and trying the Mural Challenge to explore the city’s 26 colorful public art installations.
Celebrate the milestone with a special adventure
New Orleans, Louisiana
Head to the Crescent City, filled with hidden gems and historical traditions, and stay at the crown jewel, Windsor Court Hotel. Sip Prohibition-inspired cocktails and chill out to live jazz in the Polo Club Lounge, revel in the English and Southern tradition of afternoon tea in Le Salon, and sample regional cuisine at The Grill Room.
300 Gravier St., New Orleans, LA 70130. +1 504-523-6000; windsorcourthotel.com
Keep the romance alive
Make things sizzle with Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo’s extravagant Goldeneye Experience, reserved for guests staying in the Suite Carré d’Or penthouse. Couples will enjoy the ultimate James Bond experience, including an Aston Martin driving tour of the French Riviera, a helicopter trip, an in-room massage and an intimate dinner on the penthouse’s terrace (with views of Monte Carlo and the Mediterranean). Consider your significant other wowed.
4 Av. de la Madone, Monte Carlo 98000. +377 93 15 15 15; metropole.com
Where to pop the question (or celebrate a big moment)
Spend a week on safari with your nature-loving other half, keeping an eye out for the Big Five (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard and rhinoceros) and drinking sundowners while gazing out at the savanna. If you arrange your trip through Abercrombie & Kent, the company's pros will custom-build an experience to include a sunrise balloon ride over the Maasai Mara, ideal for a fairy-tale "Will you marry me?" Or it can simply be a one-of-a-kind experience the two of you will always remember.
When you just can’t get enough of each other
Is a big anniversary on the horizon? Celebrate at Casa de Uco, a 790-acre estate and vineyard in Argentina’s Uco Valley. The boutique resort gives you the opportunity to purchase a parcel to make your own wine, from the beginning stages of planting grapes and working alongside expert enologists to designing your own wine labels and brand via the Wine Barrel Program.
Route 94, km. 14.5, Tunuyán, Mendoza, 5565 Argentina. +54 9261 5397551; casadeuco.com
Napa Valley, California
If you'd prefer your wine already bottled, indulge in luxury at the brand-new Los Alcobas in Napa, where you can treat yourself and your love to swanky accommodations, pampering at Atrio Spa and dinner at Acacia House. Located near the Beringer and St. Helena wineries, it’s the ultimate getaway for wine lovers on Valentine’s.
1915 Main St., St. Helena, CA 94574. +1 707-963-7000; lasalcobasnapavalley.com
Partnered Up with No Kids
Luxurious places to embrace the childfree lifestyle
Hercegprímás utca 5, Budapest H-1051, Hungary. +36 1 445 4055; ariahotelbudapest.com
1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202. +1 844-432-9374; thecrawfordhotel.com
Parents of Young Kids
Just minutes from attractions and theme parks, Hilton Orlando is in the midst of all the city has to offer. While Universal and Disney World keep your crew busy during the day, Hilton Orlando offers a relaxing respite for when theme park exhaustion sets in. A recreational haven all its own, the property includes a lazy river, a zero-entry pool, fire pits (complete with s’mores kits), waterslides, a quiet adult pool, a spa and several restaurants.
6001 Destination Pkwy., Orlando, FL 32819. +1 407-313-4300; thehiltonorlando.com
If theme parks aren't really your thing, opt for the luxurious villas at Altamer Resort in Anguilla, ideal for large groups and families of up to 10. Book a weeklong stay over Valentine’s Day week and get February 14 on the house. Parents receive a candlelit beachfront dinner for two while the kids have supervised playtime in another area of the resort, plus comped boat and air transfers from St. Maarten to Anguilla, a $500 resort credit and meals for kids under 12 included. It'll be a V-Day that everyone will enjoy.
West End, Shoal Bay, Anguilla. +1 786-223-8565; altamer.com
Reconnect with new adventures
Embrace your newfound freedom and travel far and wide for Valentine’s Day with assistance from a self-guided walking vacation by Country Walkers. On the Great Ocean Walk in Australia, couples will be immersed in the history and untouched wilderness of Victoria’s southwest coast. Along the remote walk, marvel at the Twelve Apostles limestone stacks and spot koalas in the canopy.