Great romantic getaways

January 17, 2008 5:21:06 PM PST
Take your sweetheart on a romantic Valentine's Day adventure.

Go on a great romantic getaway with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day. Here to share some great ideas and deals is Travel Zoo's Senior Editor, Gabe Saglie.

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  1. Picnic Inspired:
    Sea Otter Inn, Carmel
    Charming inn on famous Moonstone Beach. Near Hearst Castle, southern tip of Big Sur and dozens of vineyards/wineries, breakfast included.
    • $69/night
    • Upgrade to Ocean View Room: $139/night
    Travel through March 14 (including Valentine's Day); rates on 2/15 and 2/16 are higher. Book by January 25.

    Silverado Resort, Napa
    AAA 4-Diamond resort on the Silverado Trail, resort set on 1200 acres with tennis, spa and restaurants onsite. Lunch at V. Sattui Winery included, tastings at 4 Napa wineries included.

    • $139/night
    • Upgrade to Junior Suite: $179/night
    Travel through February 29 (including Valentine's Day and weekend). Book by January 20.

  2. Top of the World
    Paris, Home to the Eiffel Tower
    Roundtrip airfare from SFO to Paris: 5 days, 4 nights in a downtown Paris hotel, breakfast daily. Hotel taxes and airlines fuel surcharges included.
    • $909/pp
    Travel through February 22 (including Valentine's week). Several hotel upgrades available, book by January 24.

    New Zealand, Home to world-class bungee jumping
    Roundtrip airfare from SFO to Auckland, New Zealand

    • $900/pp
      Add 3 additional inter-island flights within New Zealand
    • $120/pp extra
    Travel April 1-May 31 (potential Valentine's Day gift). Book by January 31.

  3. Romance on the Snow
    Tenaya Lodge, Yosemite
    AAA 4-Diamond lodge on 35 acres bordering Sierra National Forest, 45 minutes from Badger Pass (skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, etc.). 20% dining discount and free ice-skate rentals included.
    • $109/night
    Travel through March 31 (including Valentine's week through 2/15; rates for Friday and Saturday of Valentine's weekend +$70/night). Book by January 28.

  4. Love, Tropical Style
    Roundtrip airfare from SFO to Waikiki on American Airlines. 5 days, 4 nights at the 4-Star Wyland Waikiki Hotel.
    • $740/pp
    Travel through April 15; this pricing for travel 2/11/08-2/15/08. Several hotel upgrades and other Hawaiian destinations available, book by January 31.

  5. Sun-Soaked Romance
    Puerto Vallarta
    Named by as one of the best Valentine's Day getaways for gays and lesbians.

    Roundtrip airfare from SFO to Puerto Vallarta, 8 days, 7 nights at the 4-Star Allegro Nuevo Vallarta Beach Resort. All-inclusive: all meals, cocktails/drinks, activities and tipping included Airport transfers included.

    • $740/pp
    Travel through February 26; this pricing for travel 2/11/08-2/18/08 (inc. Valentine's Day) Several hotel options available and 3-night and 4-night packages available. Book by January 18 (or after, depending on availability).