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29 Jan

10 Unique & Affordable Valentine's Day Celebrations

The pressure is always on to imagine new and exciting ways to celebrate your love on Valentine’s Day.  Take heart… we’re here to help with an array of unique and affordable ways to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart.

St. Johns USVIRe-Marry Your Mate in St. Johns USVI on Valentine’s Day.  Each and every Valentine’s Day the island of St. John in the US Virgin Island invites couples to Re-Marry Your Mate by renewing their vows in a beachfront ceremony at picturesque Trunk Bay.  The ceremony is always free and everyone is invited.  The past few years have seen about 100 couples gather on the beach at sunset to re-new their marriage vows with Anne Marie Porter officiating.  What a wonderful way to keep love alive than to re-commit to each other on a gorgeous beach in the Caribbean!

Sonesta Maho Bay St. MaartenSome Like It Hot  – St Maarten Romance Package
Sonesta’s Maho Beach Resort
invites you to wine, dine and unwind for St. Valentine’s Day with a 3 night romance package.  But what’s even better is that they are offering the Some Like It Hot Romance Package from now until December 30, 2011.  The package includes 3 nights in a premier room, a 3 course dinner for two in the gazebo, and a 55 minute couples message.  All this with prices starting at $249 per night including the tax!

Jupiter Florida LighthouseShare A Kiss A-Top the Jupiter Light House. The luxury Jupiter Beach Resort invites lovers to Toast at the Top of Jupiter on Valentines Day.  Jupiter Beach Resort is set in an acclaimed natural area that is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places.  The service and amenities at the resort are acclaimed as well.  With their Toast At The Top package you’ll receive a luxury room, breakfast for two, champagne and chocolate covered strawberries, valet parking (waived resort fee), and a private champagne toast atop the Jupiter lighthouse.  Packages are priced from $299.

Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach FloridaThe Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach invites you to have a love affair with food and stage a romantic evening at home with The Ritz-Carlton doing all the food preparation.  The Ritz-Carlton Valentines-To-Go promotion features a gourmet dinner for two prepared by talented Ritz Chefs.  Dazzle your partner with selections of chilled lobster,  shrimp, oysters, stone crab and other tempting delicacies.  The luscious Valentines-To-Go meal is priced at $200 for two, tax and gratuity extra.

Amelia Island PlantationNew Englanders who have been braving the ice and snow for two months now definitely need a Valentine’s getaway more than most.  You might consider one of  Omni Hotel’s Sweet Rendezvous Packages that feature an overnight stay for two, a welcome bottle of sparkling wine, gourmet chocolate truffles, breakfast for two, a complimentary “Valentini”, late check-out, and a on-staff romance concierge to help you make your getaway even more special, all for $199 per night.  The special is valid at Omni Hotels across America including the Amelia Island Plantation, historic Mt. Washington Hotel, Omni Parkerhouse in Boston, and many more.

Ca'Arco Antico GuesthouseAnd what could kindle the flames of romance more than a trip to Venice Italy.  Take advantage of off-season airfares and snuggle in for a wallet friendly stay at the Ca’ Arco Antico Guesthouse.  Off season is really the perfect time to discover the enchantments of Venice.  Stroll under the centuries old stone arch, through an inviting courtyard to the historic guest house that features beamed ceilings and leaded windows created famed Murano Glassworks.  The Grand Canal and Rialto Bridge is pleasant 5 minute walk away.  The Ca’ Arco Guest House is a favorite of with Spring prices at 25 Euros per person per night.

Elway's Ritz-Carlton DenverIf football is still on your lover’s mind following the Superbowl, feed the need with a visit to The Ritz-Carlton Denver where Elway’s invites you for a Escape and Spa Package.  This romantic getaway includes a deluxe overnight room with up-grade (based on availability), $100 dinner credit at Elway’s Downtown, 50 minute message and overnight valet parking, for $349 per night.  Even more amazing…. this great getaway package is offered through the entire year until December 30, 2011.

Renaissance Charleston Historic DistrictThe Renaissance Charleston Historic District wants to help guys  plan a sensational romantic dinner for their special someone. Chef Murray is offering a complimentary cooking class just for men on February 10th where guys will learn to prepare an impressive 4 course Valentine’s Day dinner – a perfect setting for popping the big question.  If the thought of cooking a romantic meal is just too daunting, the hotel also offers special Valentine’s Day menus for $130 per couple, or $180 per couple with wine pairings.  Stay the night for a special rate of $209.

Sycamore Mineral SpringsBring on the smiles by visiting one of the “Happiest Places in the World”. San Luis Obispo, located mid-coast between San Francisco and LA) was featured on Oprah last week as being one of the happiest places in the world to live, and they have lots of romantic ideas for visiting soul-mates to Re-Kindle the Magic.  Take a hot air balloon ride at sunrise, take a run through the wildflowers, sit by an evening bonfire, graze through a farmers market, or soak in local hot springs.  The choices seem endless – no wonder everyone is so happy!!

Madera Wine TrailThe wineries in Madera California invite you to spend a Wine & Chocolate Weekend along the Madera Wine Trail on February 12 & 13, from 10am to 5pm. The eight vineyards that make up the Madera Wine Trail will be offering tastings of wine, chocolates, truffles, and area foods, all accompanied by local art and music.  Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the Valentines Day weekend.