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Looking for a little getaway to escape to with someone special this Valentine’s Day? We’ve scoured the globe looking for the perfect spots for a little winter romance and compiled a list of the best places to visit for a sexy getaway.

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Tulum, Mexico
One of our top picks for this Valentine’s Day is this little gem in Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Located only 2 hours south of tourist hotspot Cancun, this laid back beach town feels like it’s worlds away. White sands, turquoise waters, relaxed beach bars, and chic beach bungalows await. Frequent and affordable flights from most North American cities to Cancun make Tulum an easy long-weekend getaway.

Napa Valley, California, wine country

Napa Valley, California

Napa Valley, CA
For a quiet Valentine’s retreat, pack your bags for Napa Valley. Traditionally, Napa is more of a summer and fall destination, but the thinner crowds mean you’ll have more wine for yourselves. Fine dining and world class wineries are abundant in the valley as are rustic chic accommodations. Leave some room in your bags for a few bottles to remember your trip and bring a little romance back home.

Negril, Jamaica, sunset, Caribbean

Negril, Jamaica | Flickr CC: Theodore Garver

Negril, Jamaica
Why not warm up this Valentine’s day on the beaches of Negril? Located on Jamaica’s far western tip, Negril boasts stunning beaches and out-of-this-world sunsets. There are hotels for all styles, from high end all-inclusive resorts to intimate beach chalets. If you’re feeling even more adventurous, head to Hedonism Resort where clothing is optional, which makes packing a breeze. During the winter, flights into Montego Bay from most cities in the U.S. and eastern Canada are frequent and easy, making Negril perfect for a quick getaway.


Sedona, AZ

Sedona, AZ
If you want to warm up this Valentine’s but would rather spend your time at the spa than the beach, make your way to Sedona. This Southwest gem about 2 hours north of Phoenix is surrounded by natural beauty and is starting to fill up with some of the country’s best spa retreats. A little pampering is a great way to set a romantic mood.

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Snow covered mountains in Banff National Park | Photo by GettingStamped

Banff, Alberta Canada

You don’t have to go to the beach for it to be a sexy getaway. Trade white sand for the white powdery slopes of Banff, Canada this February. Tucked away into the pristine Canadian Rockies, the charming town of Banff is abuzz with skiers who flock to one of Canada’s biggest set of slopes. Banff Town is a great place to stay with many hotel and restaurant options, and the chilly weather will bring you closer together at night. However, if you want to stay right on the slopes, you might want to find yourself at the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

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Key West, FL

Florida Keys
The Florida Keys are an obvious choice for a quick winter getaway. This perennial hotspot is the perfect combination of rustic and Jimmy-Buffet-chic, and it’s sprinkled with natural beauty connected by 40 some bridges. After taking the mandatory drive down to the end of the road and eating the required key lime pie at Mrs. Mac’s in Key Largo, settle in for the night at the Southernmost Beach Resort. As the name suggests, it’s the most southern place you can lay your head in the continental U.S. Staying in Key West gives you great access to restaurants, shopping and nightlife, but if it’s more privacy you’re after, consider the exclusivity of Little Palm Island Resort & Spa.

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Quebec City, Canada
Valentine’s night in an ice hotel? Yes, please! Every year Quebec’s Hotel de Glace constructs igloo-like hotel rooms made completely of snow and ice. The icy walls and warm blankets ensure you stay nice and close. During the day, take in the beautiful cityscapes and nature in the area. If the cold gets to you, make your way to one of the city’s many museums, art galleries or fine dining options.


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Exuma Cays, Bahamas
Looking for a little dirty fun this Valentine’s? How about a swimming with PIGS in the crystal clear waters of the Bahamas? Maybe not the kind of dirty you were expecting, but perhaps even better. There’s nothing quite like cute animals and white sand beaches to spark a little romance. The best place to stay to spend your Valentine’s Day with the swimming pigs is Staniel Cay Island in the Exuma chain.

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Northern lights, Iceland

Reykjavik, Iceland
For a unique way to spend Valentine’s Day, head to Iceland to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights. A kiss under the green swirls of the aurora borealis is sure to spark some romance and create a Valentine’s Day to remember. The days in Iceland are short in February, making it the perfect excuse to spend a little more time in bed. The addition of a few low-cost carriers makes getting to Iceland more affordable, especially as a mid-winter getaway.

Saint Martin, Caribbean, tropical, beaches, romantic

Saint Martin | Flickr CC: m_rgé

Saint Martin
It doesn’t get too much more exotic sounding than spending a long Valentine’s weekend on the beaches of Saint Martin in the eastern Caribbean. Laze your days away on the pristine white sands, and your nights sipping rum and local guavaberry drinks at one of the many lively nightlife spots. If you are feeling a little adventurous or just don’t want the tan lines, make your way to one of the nude beaches scattered around the island. If you’re looking for a getaway with a wow factor, Saint Martin might just be your place.

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New York, New York
You can’t go wrong with a trip to the Big Apple on Valentine’s Day. There’s a reason that Sex and the City was such a hit—there’s just something magical about New York City, even in winter. A long weekend that includes a stroll along the Highline, Village dinners at romantic haunts like Buvette and the Spotted Pig, a visit to the Museum of Sex, and cozy overnights at sleek hotels like NoMad and EDITION might be just what the love doctor ordered.

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Hannah & Adam | Getting Stamped Bloggers
Hannah & Adam are travel writers & photographers who have called the road home since 2013. Their passion for adventurous travel has brought them to 60 countries and counting. They blog about their adventures on their travel blog

2 thoughts on “11 romantic (and sexy) places to go on Valentine’s Day”

  1. These are great suggestions for a get away. I love the beach, but for certain occasions I do prefer something like a small resort or bed and breakfast. Thanks for sharing!

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