Sprawled out on your fuzzy beach towel, rum-runner melting in your hand, you soak in the warm rays of the sun. Smooth rolling waves murmuring “this is heaven” in your ear. Sounds like an amazing way to spend your Valentine’s Day. Or maybe snowflakes buzzing around your head while you zip down a death-defying cliff. Only to meet the love of your life at the bottom, is more your Love Speed. This blog is dedicated to all you love birds on Valentine’s Day. Make your Valentine remember why they fell in love with you; with Temple’s Top 5 Valentine’s Day Getaway’s!
Loveland is known as the “Sweetheart City” and they take love seriously here! Driving downtown during the “most romantic” time of the year you can see peoples’ love notes and valentines (or order your own) decorating the lamp posts. They even host the Loveland Sweetheart Festival: Love Locks and Lights. This year Feb. 8 & 9, celebrating the enchanting history of the “Sweetheart City”. As well as featuring Colorado’s Largest Love Sign! Between dude ranches, 4- star hotels, or an intimate cabin for 2 this town offers an immense variety of lodging accommodations. They even go as far as to have an official Valentine’s coffee. The LoCo Artisan Coffee House, a local Loveland coffee company, produces a unique roast of Valentine’s Day coffee, also sold exclusively in Loveland. When Cupid is looking to retire, Loveland will be the spot.
Cook County, Minnesota
Minnesotans have taken a page out of their Scandinavian four fathers’ book and celebrate hygge. Hygge is a Scandinavian concept that embraces the coziness, comradery, and contentment that have long been tenets of winter in Minnesota. From long winter nights in front of a roaring fire cuddling your Valentine. To sharing a hot cup of coco after an invigorating afternoon hike in the mountains. People in Minnesota have more then one reason to get close to their loved one. The North Shore of Lake Superior, Grand Marais and the surrounding towns host Hygge Week (from Feb. 8th-14th) where there are a plethora of activities such as dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, and star gazing. You can enjoy delectable Scandinavian dishes or take in a cabin concert. Many of the local lodging facilities run specials this time of year. Looking for utter seclusion? Reserve a vacation rental home in Grand Marais. Or cozy up at The Bally House Bed and Breakfast with great amenities such as complimentary breakfast, a charming garden area, library, and a fabulous hometown feel that can’t be beat! Grab your comfy socks and your main squeeze for some “hygge-in” in Cook County, Minnesota this Valentine’s Day.
Reno is Nevada’s largest city and a definite destination for love. A place where couples can connect with nature and each other; in one of the country’s most picturesque landscapes. Hike the alpine and sub-alpine forests of Desolation Wilderness. Explore mountain peaks, valleys, and lakes that were formed by glaciers. Steal a kiss while flying over a crisp clean snowfall on one of the 19 ski lifts found at Northstar California, Lake Tahoe. This is a “must see” spot for winter sports enthusiasts as well as couples that enjoy an all-inclusive experience. Restaurants, lodging, ice skating, shopping, ski or snowboarding lessons and spa treatments are all available on location. Take a break from the cold and feed your intellectual side with a tour at the Sierra Arts Foundation. This non-profit local arts agency is the region’s premier arts organization with an emphasis on teaching, nurturing and supporting the local arts. And there is nothing more romantic then a night at the theater! Take in a Broadway show or delight your ears with the exuberant sounds of the Reno Philharmonic Orchestra. At the illustrious Pioneer Center for Performing Arts. Making Reno, Nevada one of our most exciting romantic getaways for a couple that is the always on the go! The perfect place to make memories that will last a lifetime.
South Padre Island, TX
When most people think of South Padre Island the first thing that comes to mind is that it is a huge party mecca for unruly Spring Breakers. But with some of the most peaceful beaches, great recreational fishing, infinite outdoor adventures, and fabulous culinary selections South Padre Island is a guaranteed home run this Valentine’s Day. Start the day out right by having the infamous Brunch at the Beachside Bar and Grill at Pearl South Padre. Located at the critically acclaimed Pearl South Padre Resort. Bottomless Mimosas, fresh seafood, endless breakfast options, and gourmet food stations will put a little pep in your step! Pamper your true love with warm coastal breezes and breathtaking ocean views. Spend the day at the glorious South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center. Known as the Rio Grande Valley’s premier destination for bird watching and butterfly observation. This wildlife sanctuary has over 3,300 feet of Boardwalk, 5 bird blinds, and a 5-story viewing tower. An ideal place to take awesome, adorable couple selfies. But don’t forget to end your day with a life changing sunset over Laguna Madre. Laguna Madre is the largest of the only 6 hyper-saline lagoons in the world! Also, home to some of the best recreational fishing in North America. From 4-star hotels like the Isla Grand Beach Resort. To camping ocean-side at Isla Blanca Park. South Padre Island can accommodate ANY star struck lovers on this romantic getaway. While there is plenty to see and do in South Padre, TX; it is sure to be the most relaxing Valentine’s getaway you’ve ever experienced.
Del Mar, CA
Whisk away your beloved significant other back in time! To the elegant 1950’s retro-activated beach town of Del Mar. Since Hollywood’s golden years, Del Mar has been a vacation destination for movie stars and people that want to vacation like one. Nothing upstages the historic charm and excitement of the Del Mar Racetrack. Ply your sweetheart with Mint Juleps and bets on the trifecta while you take in all the sights and sounds at the finish line. Rest your head at the L’Auberge Del Mar Hotel. Once the site of the iconic Stratford Inn, the L’Auberge Del Mar has sustained the luxurious elegance it was notorious for and then some. With great amenities like their beach and breakfast package where you can enjoy breakfast seaside. As well as spa services, special events, and exclusive golf course access for hotel guests. Ready for exploring? Rent a bike, enjoy the weather, and all the cute shops in historic Downtown Del Mar. Or is it time to cross one off something on your bucket list? How about a Champagne Evening Hot Air Balloon Ride with the great folks at Sky’s the Limit Ballooning Adventures? Nothing is better than a bird’s eye view of the statuesque coastline at sunset, unless you get to share it with the one you love! This romantic seaside Valentine’s getaway will make you and your companion feel like a million bucks.
Get ready, and jet-set to a once in a lifetime whimsical Valentine’s Day Getaway. No one will be more appreciative then you! Especially when you see how happy you have made your Valentine on this spectacular voyage. From all us at Temple Display have an amazingly passionate Valentine’s Day.
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