Best Cities to Plan a Lovers’ Getaway This Valentine’s Day

February 14 is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about and setting Valentine’s Day plans. What cities are the best for a romantic getaway and what should you do there? Keep reading for our best Valentine’s Day recommendations in San Antonio, Scottsdale, Louisville, and St. Petersburg.


The Lone Star State is full of romance and San Antonio is the pinnacle: an adventurous city home to some of Texas’s most famous historic sites and fine cuisines. What better place to spend Valentine’s Day? 

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Relax on the San Antonio Riverwalk

Make a day out of the San Antonio Riverwalk. Write you and your beau’s initials or a cute message on a lock and leave it on the famous Love Lock Bridge – a romantic tradition that started in Paris before spreading worldwide. Spend an afternoon of pampering at the Mokara Spa. Take a Riverwalk Barge Tour to take in breathtaking sights and attractions by boat. In fact, there is so much to do on the Riverwalk that we have a devoted an entire article to it

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Propose on Marriage Island

If you’re planning to pop the question this Valentine’s Day, there is no better spot. This tiny bit of land in the San Antonio River is famed for proposals and wedding ceremonies. Local legend says that this romantic spot will also bring good luck to your union.

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Dinner at Biga on the Banks

Closeout the night with a classic romantic dinner at Biga on the Banks, a chic, fine-dining eatery on the Riverwalk. The menu is continually changing, but you can always count on a delicious meal. Classic menu items include seared foîe gras, beef ribeye, and Mexican chocolate mousse.

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Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale, Arizona is the perfect getaway for couples looking for some relaxation this Valentine’s Day. Known for its desert scenery, spa, and fine dining, Scottsdale has plenty of couple-friendly things to enjoy.

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