If chocolate and love isn’t enough for the special someone in your life, then add a serious dose of romance to your Valentine’s Day plans with a spontaneous and sexy trip! Valentine’s Day, despite being a commercially overloaded holiday, is a special day that comes each year on the tip of Cupid’s arrow that allows for passion, love, and affection to be freely expressed.  In order to ensure the perfect holiday and even weekend (if you’re lucky), one must combine a gift that is both fun and thoughtful, and while most of these ideas mean big budget items, we have 5 romantic Valentine’s Day trips for couples that will keep both your significant other and your wallet happy!

For the Foodie Couple

Perched on a hill overlooking the Serchio Valley, one of the most undiscovered areas of Italy, and about an hour outside of Florence and Pisa, couples can indulge their tastebuds with the Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa’s Tuscan Wine & Culinary Experience Package. This exclusive experience offers guests the opportunity to cook side by side with one of the resorts’ chefs for an authentic taste of Italy. Couples will begin their culinary experience with a trip to a local food market and hand pick their favorite ingredients. Then it’s time to get your hands dirty so grab your apron, which is provided in your package, and head to the kitchen for an unforgettable cooking experience, complete with local wine. Finally once the hard work is done, couples will enjoy their three-course meal outdoors on a private veranda overlooking the mountainous region. Buon appetito!

East Wind Inn, Long Island

Now while AC certainly brings the late night fun factor, the East Wind Inn on Long Island brings the peace and tranquility.  The East Wind Inn & Spa located in Wading River is perfect for a couple who is looking to enjoy a quiet weekend away from stresses, not only is the Inn a beautiful place to spend the weekend, but the resident restaurant Desmond’s brings gourmet dining a quick walk away. Before dinner couples can enjoy a soothing afternoon at the Spa & Studio or take a long walk around the expansive grounds. If the winter weather drives you inside, you and special someone can spend the afternoon at the East Wind’s beautiful indoor pool, before visiting The Jewelry Box gift shoppe for the perfect Valentine’s Day piece!

Gurney’s Inn, Montauk

While it’s certainly not the prime time to visit Montauk, the East End of Long Island is beautiful no matter what time of year! And the best part of visiting Gurney’s Inn during the off season, the accommodations are discounted and the town is very quiet. Which if you are looking for the Montauk summer fun is a bad thing, but if you want to have a secluded and sweet weekend with your partner, then you are in luck. Not only does the picturesque town of Montauk have amazing dining but Gurney’s itself is delicious. In addition to being able to walk the snowy beach, and take in the beautiful winter landscape of this sleepy boating town, couples can treat themselves at the Sea Water Spa, compete with an indoor pool, sauna, and steam room, an afternoon at the spa is sure to chase away the winter chill.

For the Adventurous Couple

Located in the Southern Caribbean, the Dutch-Caribbean island of Curaçao is home to over 35 cove-like beaches, stunning European architecture and year-round sunshine, making it the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day.  While the island offers more than its share of romantic offerings that range from picturesque beaches and brightly colored buildings for photo-ops to cocktails along stunning waterfronts and private catamaran cruises, Curaçao is also a haven for off-the beaten track romance. For instance, adventurous couples can enjoy non-traditional romantic actives like riding ATVs across the island's rugged East Side, enjoying trademark cove beaches like Shete Boka, hiking Mt. Christoffel (Curaçao's highest point), or even venturing to the uninhabited island of Klein Curaçao for a day. 

Atlantic City, New Jersey

If your coming from NYC then romantic getaways are all around you, you just have to actually plan them! Our first idea is something that combines, both relaxation with super fun nightlife, and its close enough to do an overnight trip. If you are only going for the weekend, check out the Borgata casino, which despite being the more expensive hotels in Atlantic City, is definitely worth the extra bucks, the rooms, restaurants and of course casino floors are truly stunning. But the best part of this hotels, has to be it's spa. Atlantic City knows how to party, but they also know how to relax. Check out the spa for an afternoon massage, and then enjoy a romantic dinner before gambling away some cash. Atlantic City is the perfect destination for the weekend adventure, especially if you are young and in love.

Stratton Mountain, Vermont

If you and your sweetheart are more active types then Stratton Mountain is the weekend getaway for you. With a wide selection of lodging and an immeasurable number of trails, both the accommodations and skiing is top notch. And after a long down on the slopes, guest can enjoy the Village at Stratton Mountain where you can shop, dine, and of course drink. The best part about Stratton is that it is a fully functioning resort, complete with the Day Spa at Stratton Village which is a full service spa that knows just what you need after a long day of rigorous skiing! Even the ride up to Vermont can be a fun and romantic experience, everybody loves a road trip.

For The Beach Bums

Looking for an adventurous getaway but don’t want to give up the romance and relaxation of the beach? This Valentine’s Day, Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino invites you to ride the waves of love with your significant other on the One Happy Island. Through Vela Aruba, the resort can arrange for couples to try a new thrilling water sport, like kitesurfing and windsurfing, in a beautiful destination below the hurricane belt with incredible trade winds. Couples can also find adventure through another resort partner company, De Palm Tours, on off-roading jeep safaris on the rugged side of the island. For the ultimate romantic experience, book a stay in the resort’s luxurious, adults-only Tradewinds Club (complete with a private floor, lounge, and adults-only pool and bar) and treat yourself to a romantic toes-in-the-sand dinner at Atardi after a day of adventure.

Hyatt Centric South Beach, centrally located in Miami Beach, is having a unique promotion​. The hotel is offering a package called "In the Mood," which consists of welcome bubbles, an intimacy kit, breakfast in bed and a deluxe room upgrade. Additionally, beginning February 13th, local craft donut shop Salty Donut will be hosting a pop-up shop in the hotel’s lobby.

​ For the Exotic Lovers

Jamaica’s famous clothing-optional resort, Hedonism II, is not your average Valentine’s Day escape. This adults-only, all-inclusive beachfront resort acts as judgment free haven where guests can feel comfortable letting go and pursuing pleasure. For couples looking to enhance their intimacy this Valentine's Day, Tantric Hearts instructors Kim and Bradley Walker will be on property conducting $2,000 worth of free classes for guests to help couples connect sensually and erotically in new and fun ways. Guests will delve into each other through lessons such as Goddess worship, dance tease, erotic massage, awakening female erotic energy, body painting and Kama Sutra sexual positions. With February being “Lifestyle Month” at the resort, like-minded individuals will experience memorable days (or nights) in a playful environment with activities and events that allow them to explore their sensuality with their lover or new couple friend.