Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, leaving many couples wondering what they can do to celebrate their romance. Below you will find a few travel destinations, all just a short drive from the city of Boston. Whether you’re looking to unplug for a few days or you want to enjoy a weekend full of excitement with your significant other, every couple is sure to find an option that suits their needs best.
The Langham Hotel
250 Franklin St.
Boston, MA 02110
If you want to do something special for Valentine’s Day, but you don’t want to travel out of state, why not stay somewhere in the city? The Langham Hotel in Boston is elegant, sophisticated and has a lot of things to offer. Aside from its lovely design, the hotel is close to almost everything you would want to do in the city. The one thing you can’t miss out on is the Langham’s Chocolate Bar. Located at Café Fleuri, the Chocolate Bar is open every Saturday (from September through June) and truly is exceptional.
Breakwater Inn And Spa
127 Ocean Ave.
Kennebunkport, ME 04046
During the month of February, the Breakwater Inn and Spa offers packages for couples to enjoy each other — and themselves. About 90 minutes north of the city of Boston, this location is serene and quite beautiful. The resort is situated along the Kennebunkport River and is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. Whether you want to indulge in a spa treatment or a romantic dinner the delicious Stripers Waterside Restaurant located on property, you will not be disappointed.
The Glynn House Inn
59 Highland St.
Ashland, NH 03217
If you are looking for a place that specializes in romance, you will want to check out The Glynn House Inn. The Inn offers a few different packages that are sure to make your stay unforgettable. As members of the Diamond Collection and the Karen Brown Guide, you can pretty much guarantee that this getaway is going to be just what you have been looking for.
Foxwoods Resort And Casino
350 Trolley Line Blvd.
Mashantucket, CT 06338
1 (800) 369-9663
Foxwoods is a great place to spend time over Valentine’s Day weekend, as the resort offers pretty much everything you could ask for on one property. If you don’t want to hit the slots with your honey, there are several other fun things to do at Foxwoods. Take your girl shopping at the newly opened Tanger Outlets, head to Shrine for some late night dancing, or enjoy a romantic dinner at David Burke’s Prime Steakhouse (one of the many great restaurants at Foxwoods) — or do all of the above! If you prefer to relax, the Norwich Spa is another option that can fulfill your needs. There is also a bowling alley with pool tables, various bars and a comedy club.
Castle Hill Inn
590 Ocean Drive
Newport, RI 02840
This Victorian inn in beautiful Newport overlooks the blue waters of Narragansett Bay. Newport is romantic in its own right and has a lot to offer. Whether you want to enjoy some downtime reading a book or you want to explore the nearby mansions, there is quite a bit to do here. Castle Hill Inn is situated on 40 acres and offers lovely views, no matter the season.
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Boston-based writer Effie Orfanides keeps up with all of the latest happenings in her city. She loves eating at Boston’s hotspots, having drinks at the trendiest bars, and enjoying all that Boston has to offer. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.