Valentine's Day doesn't have to be a predictable affair or a source of angst. Whether you're looking for love or settled down, make the holiday worthwhile with a romantic getaway of some sort. These are the best February 14 destinations for every relationship status.

Single & Looking

The hottest spot for singles to hang, mix and mingle 

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Vieques Island, Puerto Rico

Just off the coast of Puerto Rico is an oasis that welcomes all. The W Retreat & Spa Vieques Island has a tradition of inviting both locals and guests to its chic fire pit for a free “Sunset Sip Happy Hour” every day. So if you’re looking for The One, rub shoulders at this beachy social and immerse yourself in the culture over tropical cocktails.

State Rd. 200, km 3.2, Vieques, PR 00765. +1 787-741-4100;


Six Months

Quick trips for couples getting serious

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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;


Lexington, Kentucky

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. 


One-Year Anniversary

Celebrate the milestone with a special adventure

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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;



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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;



Where to pop the question (or celebrate a big moment)

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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

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Mendoza, Argentina

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;


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;


Partnered Up with No Kids

Luxurious places to embrace the childfree lifestyle


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Budapest, Hungary

Your romantic and history-soaked getaway starts with limousine transfer and champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and more champagne upon arrival, plus a rose petal turn-down. Excursions by day include a visit to the Fisherman's Bastion and tickets for the Buda Castle Funicular. Finish the day with a 90-minute couple's massage and a four-course candlelit dinner spiced with culinary aphrodisiacs, all against a backdrop of St. Stephen’s Basilica from the rooftop of the High Note SkyBar.

Hercegprímás utca 5, Budapest H-1051, Hungary. +36 1 445 4055;


Denver, Colorado

Surprise your valentine with an extravagant vacation to the Mile High City and create memories to last a lifetime. At the Crawford Hotel, abscond to the romantic LoDo Suite with a bottle of bubbly, a candlelit executive chef dinner served in the middle of the concourse (closed to the public for this intimate affair) and a $3,000 shopping spree with a Tesla chauffeur. You'll be just about 30 miles from major skiing destinations for a getaway that combines romance with adventure.

1701 Wynkoop St., Denver, CO 80202. +1 844-432-9374;


Parents of Young Kids

Family-friendly vacations

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Orlando, Florida

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;



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;


Empty Nesters

Reconnect with new adventures

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Victoria, Australia

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.

By Angelina Zeppieri

Angelina is a ​lifestyle writer and explorer from New York City, focusing on travel, food and other important things. You can usually find her on a yoga mat, at a wine store or off on a new adventure. Follow her on Instagram and her blog.