The Most Romantic Travel Experiences in the United States

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, which means you need to start thinking about a gift for that special someone. And while classic chocolate and florals are always a hit, why not take it up a notch this year? In fact, why not skip a giveaway altogether? Yes, this year, instead of a physical gift, you can book an incredibly romantic experience at hotels across the country (think private jets and heart-shaped pizzas). Here are 10 incredible options that are sure to delight your partner.

Dine in an igloo in Michigan

Why go to a restaurant this Valentine’s Day when you can dine in your own private beach-side igloo on the shores of Lake Huron? The Huron House Bed and Breakfast in Oscoda, Michigan, offers couples the chance to experience a romantic evening under a blanket of stars in a temperature-controlled igloo. The package includes a two-hour igloo reservation and a romantic igloo staging. You can add chocolate covered strawberries and prosecco or a thermos of homemade hot chocolate to really up the ante.

Book a professional photo session in New York

The Baccarat Hotel New York aims to go above and beyond. So it only makes sense that they offer a swoon-worthy romance package. From $10,000 per night, couples enjoy a pro-style couple photoshoot in a sparkling setting, a five-course dinner with champagne and wine in the Grand Salon, a spa treatment for couples, Baccarat Mille Nuits Flutes and a daily breakfast in bed.

Enjoy a private wine tasting in Napa Valley

Experience a one-on-one private tasting with Chef Vintner Matt Crafton at the center of the Montelena Estate vineyard. Surrounded by miles of lush vineyards, lemon groves and the panoramic view of Mount St. Helena, this luxurious and romantic tasting includes selected vintages of Riesling, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Sauvignon Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition, you can taste the cellar estate’s Cabernet from three different decades and the Library’s Chardonnay poured from Magnum. Gourmet bites paired with wine selections include a custom salumi charcuterie platter produced with Journeyman Meat. This tasting experience is complemented by a guided tour of the vineyard and a behind-the-scenes look at the estate’s winemaking process.

Stay in a castle on Long Island

For the most romantic stay, try OHEKA Castle. This mansion is filled with the vibrant history of the last century since its construction in the Gilded Age by financier and philanthropist Otto Hermann Kahn. And for $15,000 you can enjoy a classic romantic evening. The ultimate romantic evening package for two includes a one-night stay in a luxury suite, round-trip limousine service, exclusive use of the ballroom, a personalized seven-course gourmet dinner, a butler and a ballroom dancing lesson with butler, a string quartet, two hour-long photoshoot, couples massage, and more. It’s the ultimate way to make your loved one feel like a prince or princess.

Take a Private Jet to a Treehouse in Hawaii

The Wailea Hotel in Maui has created the “Return to Paradise” experience which begins with a private jet transfer by evoJet. Once you arrive, you’ll be driven to the hotel by a Tesla Model X, followed by a seven-course tasting menu with wine pairings in a tree house. A drone photo shoot captures the memorable moment. The remaining six nights include private rare Japanese whiskey tastings, a luxury yacht excursion, two-hour private in-suite massages, a private aerial silk yoga class, and an afternoon with the hotel’s “Bubble Bus.” hotel, distributing Laurent Perrier champagne and caviar, charcuterie and fine cheeses on request. Prices start at $118,000 per couple.

Discover Astrotourism in California

Want to offer the stars to your loved one? Well, now you can. Montage Healdsburg’s $95,000 The Sky’s the Limit package includes round-trip private flights and airport transfers via Jet Edge, two nights in the three-bedroom guesthouse, and dinner with signature wines. Then you get a private tour of the Robert Ferguson Observatory, use of telescopes, and a two-hour photography session with famed astrophotographer Rachid Dahnoun (whose work has appeared on the cover of National Geographic’s Night Sky of North America). It will create a stunning night sky image starring you.

Eat heart-shaped pizza in Boston

The Fairmont Copley Plaza offers you its Pizza My Heart package if chocolate is not your thing. Check in for the night and receive a heart-shaped crab pizza (with mozzarella, grilled peppers, chilli) to serve with a special Valentine’s Day “Love Potion” cocktail. It’s a low-key but totally Instagramable Valentine’s Day experience.

Have a gourmet picnic among the redwoods of San Francisco

Four Seasons’ Reconnect & Rediscover programming is for couples in major destinations in the Americas and is packed with luxurious travel experiences. The one that stands out is that of the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. They’ve created the Majesty of Muir Woods, a two-night experience where guests will take a classic car to the beautiful Muir Woods for a picnic lunch created by the hotel’s culinary team.

Get Cartier Cover Service in Beverly Hills

Have an extra $100,000 to spend on Valentine’s Day? Use for Peninsula Beverly Hills Ultimate Valentine’s Day Sleepcation Package. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by a personal butler and escorted directly to The Peninsula Villa (aka The Largest Room). Then, head to the rooftop pool to enjoy a private poolside cabana for the day with lunch for two, followed by a 90-minute couples massage in the suite. Then, get driven via Rolls Royce to the Flagship Sleep Spa at Hästens Mattress for a private sleep consultation to determine which mattress you’d like to sleep on that night. The evening is capped off with a personalized in-villa dinner by the hotel’s Michelin-starred chef, followed by a delicious chocolate fondue dessert on a private candlelit patio. Additionally, couples will receive two Cartier Love bracelets while preparing for the night to commemorate the special occasion. The next morning, couples will enjoy a decadent caviar and champagne breakfast in bed. The best part? The new Hästens 2000T mattress and Peninsula Frette monogram sheet set will be delivered to your home.

Hover over a heart-shaped pond in Wisconsin

Love is in the air…literally. The Grand Geneva Resort & Spa on Lake Geneva offers its guests the opportunity to take a private helicopter ride over a heart-shaped frozen pond. This is followed by a stay in the hotel’s largest suite, a private chef-prepared brunch for two in one of the resort’s igloos, and a $200 spa credit. For golf power couples or duos looking to learn a new skill or improve their golf skills this year, the resort has also launched a new “Tee for Two.”

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