By Joshua Rivero
Valentine’s Day presents the perfect opportunity for you and your partner to make beautiful memories by traveling somewhere new. Luckily, there are plenty of places around the world ideal for traveling couples.
Looking for some ideas for the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway? Here are 14 of the best spots in North America for the perfect Valentine’s retreat!
We’ll start off this list with a city that’s extremely rich in culture and history: Kingston, Jamaica. During your trip to Kingston, you can take a tour throughout the city in which you’ll learn about the city’s interesting culture and experience where reggae was born. The Bob Marley museum should also be on your list, as well as taking a romantic raft through Martha Brae River.
A few nights in the snowy wonderland of Denver, Colorado will be all you need if you’re looking to bond closer with your significant other. There’s plenty to do in Colorado, though the most popular would be skiing – and good news, Colorado has plenty of places that make for the perfect ski trip! You can check out the popular Winter Park ski resort, or Keystone for some night skiing.
New York City, New York
If you’ve ever wanted to experience what life is like in a romantic Hallmark movie, now is the time! New York is known as the city of dreams, and for good reasons. It’s the perfect spot for couples to see Broadway shows, hold each other under the city lights, and share a lovely moment at the Statue of Liberty.
Nothing will award you with a more intense other-worldly experience than a visit to Yukon, Canada. This is one of the few places in North America where you can clearly see the mystical Northern Lights that paint the night sky in different shades of colors. All the while, you can enjoy the warmth of your partner next to you in the cold temperatures of Northern Canada.
San Francisco, California
San Francisco is a city that’s all about sightseeing. There’s the Golden Gate Bridge, the Walt Disney Family Museum, PIER 39, and much more. With all there is to do in San Francisco, you and your partner will never get bored venturing throughout this cultural melting pot.
Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is an extremely popular destination in the U.S. due to the unique experience offered by the Strip that you can’t get anywhere else. Dozens of clubs, casinos, and bars line the strip, with thousands of people enjoying themselves under the night scenery. Couples can even take a personal helicopter flight over the city!
The Bahamas is an excellent destination to get away from the troubles of everyday life, all while snorkeling and diving under bright blue waters. You can enjoy boat tours, beach activities, and romantic nights watching the sunset.
Want to experience the city of love, Paris, without having to leave North America? Then take a visit to Montreal, one of Canada’s most culturally rich cities. In Montreal, visitors can witness the extraordinary impact that European culture had on Canada. You’ll see cobblestone flooring, Victorian architecture, and feast on incredible cuisine. Be sure to visit Old Montreal, home of the Notre-Dame Basilica and Champ de Mars.
Maybe you and yours prefer to learn something rather than spend time at a bar or beach. That’s perfectly fine! There are numerous options around North America for you two to get closer while learning about the history of the world. Chihuahua, Mexico is one of those places. Chihuahua has one of the most historically rich museums in all of Mexico, Quinta Luz, where you can learn about the Mexican revolution.
New Orleans, Louisiana
Similar to Las Vegas, but with a southern twist. If your idea of a romantic time is a bright night out with plenty of great food, music, and drinks, then New Orleans is the place for you. New Orleans is also home to the famous French Quarter, bayou tours, one of the most famous World War II museums in the country.
There’s so much for couples to do in Canada, but one of the best is taking a trip to Niagara Falls. This expansive waterfall is one of the most magnificent ones in the world. Visitors from far and wide come to take a look at this beauty all year-round. Though it can be seen from New York, the most beautiful parts (according to most visitors) are seen from Toronto.
Cancun is one destination that almost everyone has on their bucket list. The beaches here are absolutely gorgeous, so much so that many people claim they never want to leave. You can even take a tour through the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza, which is one of Mexico’s UNESCO world heritage sites!
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico
Sure, the beaches in Puerto Rico are spectacular, but the National Parks are even better. Puerto Rico has plenty of them scattered all over the island thanks to its natural tropical climate. On that note, you should definitely visit Rio Grande as it’s home to the only tropical rainforest in Puerto Rico: El Yunque National Forest. Take an exciting adventure with your special someone through this forest and see the extreme diversity of plants and animals!
Another destination for the beach lover, Miami doesn’t shy away from offering plenty of diverse beaches for hours of fun in the sun. One of the best is Lummus Park, which is where you can see models lined up against tall palm trees posing for pictures, and celebrities can be found rollerblading across the sidewalks. Miami isn’t far from Orlando either, which gives the perfect opportunity to visit Universal Studios.