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Five romantic destinations for Valentine’s Day 2017

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, meaning it is ideally suited for a long weekend escape with your loved one. With low-season rates and fewer crowds, February can actually be the ideal time to sneak in that first great getaway of the year.

No matter how romantic you are, when it comes to travel and a holiday, there really is something out there for everyone.

New York

It may seem obvious but come 14 February there really is something for every kind of romantic in New York. Local museums offer a range of events, including star-gazing at the Hayden Planetarium, or you can sample the city’s best restaurants and bars instead.

For something a little more extravagant, you could visit the Bronx estate, overlooking the Hudson, where Wave Hill is hosting a classic chocolate and wine tasting event on Valentine’s Day.


The City of Love is the perfect destination for a romantic long weekend. You can take part in the five-mile Love Run, where partners are tied together at the wrist and have to face challenges along the way.

If you would rather keep things civilised then take in the scenery of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities before enjoying one of the city’s many hotels.


With its canals and bridges, Amsterdam can give Venice a run for its money when it comes to the ideal Valentine’s Day location. Private Boat Tours can offer you the chance to take in the unique architecture while local favourites Puccini Bomboni or Huize van Wely offer you the chance to pick up some speciality chocolates too.


Norway is home to one of Europe’s cosiest winter retreats, Lyngen Lodge, where you can snuggle up by the fireplace and enjoy delicious local cuisine. Or, if you would prefer something more adventurous you could always take to the slopes.


Rome is the home of beauty and art, so where better to spend your Valentine’s Day weekend? You can enjoy a visit to the Ponte Milvio Bridge and take part in the ritual which involves a couple locking a padlock – their token of love – to a lamppost set on the bridge, before throwing the key into the River Tiber.

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Date Created: 16/01/2017

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