Valentine’s Day Escapes

Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Photo: Nina Christina Ruesing/Getty Images

SUN & SAND Bermuda Pink beaches and heady rums are the perfect recipe for a romantic retreat. Cartagena, Columbia Shake your hips and indulge in a little late-night rumba with your sweetheart. San Juan, Puerto Rico The popular favorite for the quickie beach rendezvous is also flexing its foodie bona fides. Miami Add some culture to your coconut oil with a new performing-arts mecca and a menu for every palate. WINTER WONDERLANDS Sun Valley, Idaho Spend the day cruising the slopes and then cozy up by the fireplace once the sun goes down. Le Massif, Quebec Get some quality time at this resort where the skiers-to-snow ratio leans toward the white stuff. Park City, Utah Take advantage of the cinema-worthy setting, post-Sundance crowds. Stowe, Vermont With spas and renovated hotels, this Nordic skiing town has plenty of indoor activity, as well. BLISSFUL BREAKS Santa Barbara, California Never get the same massage twice on a wellness weekend by the sea. Indulge Your Senses in Scottsdale The spa-centric city has enough chic restaurants to fill up a weekend’s liaison. Banish the Big City in Big Sur Think tree-house hotels and coed, naked hot springs. COZY & CLOSE Connecticut Renovations to hotels and old-fashioned main streets have given these towns a dose of modernity. Lambertville, New Jersey Troll for treasures in this sleepy Delaware River town. Lake Placid Skate Olympic rinks by day and thaw in private lodges by night. EUROPEAN RENDEZVOUS Paris The capital city of amour is the perfect spot to enjoy Champagne–fueled kisses. Prague Not just for the beer-loving beau, you can also hunt for obscure wines in this vinny-crazy city. Copenhagen This Scandinavian city is the perfect place for couples to let their hair down. Venice Stroll along the Cannaregio embankment and make it your very own Lovers’ Lane. BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITIES Philadelphia An innovative restaurant scene and elite hotels strike a balance with the city’s rich history. Chicago The Second City fancies itself a purer theater town, so go ahead, cheat on Broadway. Houston The oil metropolis has emerged as an international art destination with romance-friendly bistros at night. Los Angeles An abundance of bookstores and writerly watering holes make L.A. a literary couples’ paradise. SEE ALSO More Winter Getaways for Couples

Valentine’s Day Escapes