Valentine's Day Get-a-ways
From NYC all the way to St. Lucia!


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With V-Day fast approaching, time is running out to decide on the perfect gift for your honey. Forget lame teddy bears and chocolates --and don't you dare purchase cheap flowers! This year go all out with a fun vacation (or staycation!). With plenty of options and special deals to choose from, there's no way your better half won't like it. As an added bonus, you may just get, er, a little lucky too.


Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Atlantic City, NJ is pulling out all the stops to pamper guests whether happily single or head over heels attached. Packages are based on availability and valid for reservations on February 14, 2012. Options include: Single and Fabulous (starting at $139) includes an overnight stay in Classic Room, breakfast for 2 at the Borgata Buffet, 2 drink coupons valid at Gypsy Bar or Long Bar, and a 15% off coupon for the shoppes at the Water Club. Sip, Savor & Smooch (starting at $179) includes an overnight stay in a classic room, champagne with chocolate strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast in bed, and a 15% off coupon for shoppes at the Water Club. Sweet Romance (starting at $789) includes an overnight stay in a Fiore Suite, champagne with chocolate covered strawberries, a $50 credit for breakfast in bed, an in-suite couples massage, and a 15% off coupon for the shoppes at the Water Club.

Gansevoort Meatpacking NYC and Gansevoort Park Avenue NYC want you to  embrace the holiday and take back the night!  Enjoy a “Single + Mingle” getaway package in celebration of the daunting holiday and is offered from February 1, 2012. The package (starting at $585) includes overnight accommodations and continental breakfast for 2 in Asellina or Tanuki Tavern, a Bond #9 discount card and sample gift scent (available only at Meatpacking location), 2 cocktail vouchers for the rooftop, VIP reserved seating at the rooftop, complimentary G-branded sunglasses per person for the dreaded morning after, a complimentary bloody mary for the next morning, as well as a recovery exhale deep tissue massage the morning after.


The Charles Hotel, Cambridge, MA- Calling all couples! Submit your “best engagement” story, whether romantic, crazy or funny to The Charles Hotel and if chosen, receive a complimentary “Sweetheart Escape” package this Valentine’s Day. Don’t worry; it’s bookable too – from Friday February 10 through Sunday February 19. Package is based on availability and double occupancy.  Submissions should be sent to rsvp@charleshotel.com by Feb. 6th. The Sweetheart Escape (starting at $319) includes an overnight stay in a deluxe guestroom, a bottle of sparkling wine with a V-Day themed dessert delivered to your room, breakfast in bed or breakfast for 2 at Henrietta's Table, complimentary skating passes with rental for 2 at the rink, and a complimentary late check out at 2pm.

JW Marriot Desert Springs, Palm Desert, CA- Enjoy “Cupid-approved” Valentine’s Day spa treatments – Sweetheart Sugar Scrub and Sweetheart Valentine Massage – at Spa Desert Springs, available February 1 – 29, 2012. Both of the treatments are scented with the sweet smell of Necco Candy Hearts––a whimsical take on this timeless Valentine’s Day candy. Both spa treatments are 60 minutes and $135. The Sweetheart Sugar Scrub starts with a scrub of fine sugar granules to exfoliate the skin, while Aloe Vera and Pro Vitamin B-5 promote hydration and moisture retention. The scrub is scented with Necco Candy hearts with notes of orange, vanilla, and blueberry. Following the scrub, the skin is smoothed with an application of antioxidant-packed massage lotion. The Sweetheart Valentine Massage uses candy-scented massage oil and long, rhythmic strokes will improve circulation and induce relaxation.

Rendezvous, St. Lucia- Try the "Seven Days in Heaven" package, perfect for celebrating each day in a new way. Bookable from February 10 for stays through the month of February, 2012. The promotional code “My Valentine” must be used when booking. The Seven Days in Heaven package (starting at $596) is the ultimate deal. Day 1: an exotic floral arrangement with homemade chocolates upon arrival. Day 2: a 50 minute warm brown sugar body scrub. Day 3: a sunset cruise. Day 4: a candlelit dinner for 2. Day 5: sunset rendezvous (watch the sunset while enjoying chilled champagne or wine, exotic fruits or assorted cheeses). Day 6: warm chocolate mint romance massage with a glass of champagne. Day 7: an in-room retreat, including soft music, flower petals, candlelight and exotic scents, chilled sparkling wine, and chocolate truffles. Who needs the 12 Days of Christmas when you can have the 7 Days of Valentines?