Valentine’s Day Ideas for Travelers

Posted on February 11, 2013 by

The most famous day of love is coming up again quickly, and whether you’re spending the first or the tenth Valentine’s Day with your companion, you might be seeking something beyond a candlelit dinner. For travelers, you might be seeking the thrill of discovering a magical place together or simply taking a short jaunt to get away from it all. But where? If you’re at a loss of ideas, here are some unique travel destinations to help you celebrate the most romantic day of the year.

Valentine’s Day Ideas for Travelers

Stay in the Ice Hotel – Jukkasjärvi, Sweden

Want to do something unique and completely unconventional? Take a trip to the Swedish Lapland and check in to the ICEHOTEL — the world’s first hotel made out completely out of ice and snow. Even from photos, it’s easy for anyone to see the amazing artistry that goes into designing the rooms and the structure itself. February is still one of the colder months, so it would be a perfect time to book a room with the ICEHOTEL (before the ice melts away and must be rebuilt anew after the summer). *Read about our visit.

Hot Air Ballooning Amongst Fairy Chimneys – Cappadocia, Turkey

For a taste of adventure with a spectacular view, you might want to try hot air ballooning in Cappadocia, Turkey.  One of the most popular destinations for hot air ballooning, Cappadocia has breathtaking views from above as well as lovely weather conditions. As other balloons rise into the air in the early dawn hours, you may not be the only one celebrating a one-of-a-kind Valentine’s day but it’ll definitely be a day to remember. If love makes you feel like you’re on a cloud, let’s just say this experience will help you achieve the feeling of floating.

Kick Back in Loreto – Baja California, Mexico

If you’re looking for a little bit of a warmer destination, try the quiet beaches of Loreto, Mexico. Unlike many popular cities in Mexico, Loreto veers away from any kind of mass tourism; you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of Loreto while relaxing, and slipping away into empty remote corners. Because it’s so secluded, you’ll be able to enjoy quality time with your partner while admiring anything from the sunrise, to the sunset, to the stars.

VDP Loreto 2012: La PlayaFlickr photo by writer elicasue

See the Northern Lights – Abisko, Sweden

Those with a soft spot for natural beauty will probably dream of seeing the Northern Lights in Abisko, Sweden. Though the name is often heard of and the image that comes into someone’s mind is universal, how many people can actually say they’ve seen the Northern Lights? The unparalleled beauty of the lights (though maybe paralleled by your loved one) would make it a special day to remember for years to come, but it would be even more special if you had a special someone by your side.

Fall for Taj Mahal – Agra, India

To marvel at majestic architecture, the place to visit for Valentine’s Day might be Agra, India to see the Taj Mahal. It’s long been known as a symbol of love since the emperor constructed it to express his love for his wife who passed away. The Taj Mahal incorporates a various array of styles of architecture and is a gorgeous masterpiece. This, too, is one of the many examples that love is eternal.

Where do you plan on spending Valentine’s Day? Anywhere unique you’d like to share?

About Elica Sue

Elica is WildJunket's web editor. She grew up with an exposure to a menagerie of culture, language, and art. She is a student who is enamored with learning and pursuing what she is most passionate about: writing, photography, and traveling. She blogs at Travelengua.

8 Responses to “Valentine’s Day Ideas for Travelers”

  1. Jeremy Branham February 12, 2013 10:11 am #

    Like the idea of the hot air ballon in Cappadocia.

  2. Suitcase Stories February 12, 2013 11:54 am #

    While we will be in sunny Florida for Val Day this year, I have added all these amazing places to our list! Thanks for the inspiration :)

  3. Migration Expert February 13, 2013 2:13 am #

    I and my boyfriend loves to go the beach to unwind and to relaxed. Looks like Loreto in Baja California, Mexico is a good place to go. Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas for the hearts day.

    • elicasue February 13, 2013 6:43 pm #

      I think Loreto would be perfect for you, I have personally been there myself and it's lovely just to get away whether by yourself, with a loved one, or with family. There's tons of stuff to do and you'll never be bored :-) Have a great Valentine's day!

  4. Jenna February 13, 2013 5:28 pm #

    Cappadocia- very very good call! I went with my parents one time, then with my boyfriend the next… It is wonderful as a family destination or as a romantic getaway. And yet, hot air balloon rides are very expensive. I'd suggest renting a car for the day (100$ total from our hotel) and then finding all of the hiking trails that are just as romantic because you can easily find nooks to neck in. :) Also, I suggested some stateside V-day architectural hideaways in Chicago if you're interested!

    • Nellie February 18, 2013 4:55 pm #

      Thanks Jenna! Hot air ballooning can be pricy. I love your idea of hiking around the area. I went to Cappadocia on my own and Alberto didn\’t get to come. We hope to go back soon!

  5. Web design February 22, 2013 8:11 am #

    Wow!! really amazing green road!! All of these green trees looks too gorgeous that's mind-blowing. Actually it has attract me so much. I knowing you big thanks for your awesome as well as superlative sharing. You can just carry on……..

  6. El Plato Picante March 1, 2013 2:50 am #

    i'd like to travel straight into your arms, baby gurl. ;)

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