What will you be giving your loved one this Valentine's Day? A shirt? A watch? Tangible gifts are nice, but what he really wants is you -- just the two of you spending quality time in each other's company, without the kids or reminders of work.
A two-week exotic vacation would be great, but what if you can't take a long leave? You can have a romantic getaway without leaving town. Many local fine hotels create special packages for an overnight or weekend stay to enjoy romance on and around Valentine's Day. In a way, it's just like a mini-vacation, but with all the frills and pampering treats.
And it's a growing trend, especially among today's busy couples. Many see it as the perfect escape for relaxing, reconnecting and rekindling the fire in their relationship.
These days, many hotels and resorts offer special valentine packages to literally spoil you silly and go out of their way to create a romantic ambiance for their guests. Whether you prefer a luxurious five-star chain, a cozy boutique hotel or a pampering spa resort, the packages typically include a complimentary bottle of champagne, romantic dinner for two, and a couple spa or massage.
Anything else you should look out for? It all depends on your preference. For example, if you relish a romantic bubble bath, then you might want a suite that has a panoramic view in the bathroom. If you love the idea of a sunset stroll by the beach, book a resort that's right beside one. Check out the websites of the hotels in your city for their package offerings or simply call in to enquire.