5 getaways to take your romance to the next level for Valentine’s Day

We’ve selected a few destinations where love is in the air and there is plenty of time for romance.

Whether it’s a long-time love or if you’re celebrating your first Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, a little R&R and being away can be the way to raise the stakes on your love this February 14. We’ve selected a few destinations where love is in the air and there is plenty of time for romance.

Santa Monica, California

This West Coast destination has a beach, views and a cool vibe. Santa Monica has everything a couple wants and deserves this Valentine season. The beachside city offers more than its waves and year-round warm weather. It serves as a convenient hub for travelers aiming to discover the rest of Los Angeles and the greater Southern California region. Only 8 miles north of LAX, this laid-back beach town combined with big city sophistication offers diverse shopping, dining, entertainment, and outdoor recreation all within 8.3 walkable square miles.

The Fairmont Miramar, in the heart of Santa Monica, is situated on five acres atop the bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From beautiful grounds to the calm elegance of guestrooms, suites, and exclusive bungalows, this ‘urban resort’ delivers an experience that won’t soon be forgotten. Their current Lovers Getaway package includes Couples Fusion massage at exhale (excluding gratuity); two services at Lloyd’s or Glam + Go: (Up to $100 value excluding gratuity); Breakfast in Bed ($60 daily credit); Dinner in FIG for 2: (Up to $250 one-time credit); and Complimentary Daily Valet Parking ($55 value daily). Package from $899.

Reno and Lake Tahoe, Nevada

Ski, sip, and spa: Valentine’s Day Weekend in Reno and Lake Tahoe. Book a Valentine’s Day vacation to Reno Tahoe and hit some of the country’s best slopes with your significant other at mountains like Diamond Peak and Northstar in North Lake Tahoe, only a short drive away from the adventure and art-packed city of Reno. Indulge in a romantic après ski at the Hyatt Lake Tahoe in Incline Village, roasting marshmallows by the lake-side fire pits and sipping spiked hot chocolate on Pier 111 Bar floating out on the lake.

Spend Valentine’s Day itself in pure romantic relaxation with your loved one at the resort’s Stillwater Spa & Salon with the Fireside Romance package, where couples are treated side-by-side in the luxurious Fireplace Suite to a set of wellness therapies including footbaths, calm mind treatments, herbal body relief wraps, tension relief scalp massages and full-body extended massages. For Valentine’s Day weekend Hyatt Lake Tahoe room rates start at $247 per night.

Lincoln, New Hampshire

A New England gem tucked in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, Lincoln experiences magic this time of year is an ideal place for couples to bundle up and get away from it all and reconnect. Easy to get to right off of the highway and for anyone flying in there is Manchester airport which is a wonderful boutique airport. RiverWalk Resort a great pick to stay in the area, a luxury resort with some amazingly romantic features including an on-site winery for a wine tasting and tour; outdoor rink on-site with a fire cauldron in the center, also overlooking the mountain; an on-site spa for a couples massage or treatment; and snowshoeing with trail access

There’s also lots to do in the area including a visit to Ice Castles – an artistic ice attraction, great restaurants in the area like the Gypsy Cafe and Black Mountain Burger Company, sleigh rides, skiing at Loon Mountain, Lincoln, NH is a romantic destination this time of year.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

The weather is perfect this time of year in San Juan, and this Caribbean destination is amazing as no passport is needed! The newly reopened El San Juan Hotel, one of Puerto Rico’s most iconic jewels, is inviting both locals and visitors to venture inside for a one-of-a-kind, inspired mix of traditions old and new this Valentine’s Day.

The landmark 388-room property has undergone an extensive restoration – completing a $65 million dollar renovation – across its distinctive spaces and has debuted with incredible new offerings, a seamless blend of authentic Puerto Rican tradition and contemporary style.

The Rediscover Romance at El San Juan, available through March 3, gives couples the chance to experience an authentic Puerto Rican experience coupled with local cultural moments. This two-night stay includes an ocean villa room boasting breathtaking views and direct access to the award-winning Isla Verde Beach, dinner for two at the resort’s Caña by Juliana Gonzáles; full breakfast for two daily; a rum tasting class with Jaiker Soto at 1958 rum bar and a bottle of champagne.

The Palm Beaches, Florida

Revel in romance with a trip to The Palm Beaches, with beachfront destinations. With more than 47 miles of captivating Atlantic coastline and memorable sunsets, The Palm Beaches offer unique Valentine’s Day deals and activities for couples looking to think outside of the (chocolate) box, in addition to special hotel and dinner packages and devout romantic gestures. Long walks on Florida beaches are perfect for just about everyone.

Stay in one of the most romantic, seaside escapes at Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa which offers lovebirds the chance to ‘Escape this Valentine’s Day’ with overnight accommodations in a beautifully appointed guest room, complete with a bottle of champagne, macaroons, couples massage and breakfast for two. Or, spice things up with your sweetheart with ‘love lessons’ at The Brazilian Court Hotel. Offering a hands-on experience, swapping out the typical champagne and roses for aphrodisiac cuisines and private sailing lessons — this romantic gem offers unique Valentine’s Day package.

Erica Lamberg|is a business, health, and travel writer whose work appears in Gannett, US News & World Report, Bankrate, MSN, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Reader’s Digest and NBC News