Top 6 Valentine’s Day getaway destinations
Whether you are surprising that special someone or just want to get out of town for a couple days, Valentine’s Day offers a perfect excuse to escape the daily routine and go explore a new place. Here’s our top February travel destinations for any reason you may have.
1. Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt
Don’t let the Winter get you down! Egypt is great for anyone looking for a little fun in the sun. Na’ama Bay near the tip of the Sinai Peninsula is packed with beautiful beaches and fun activities. Most often, you can find affordable airfares to Sharm el-Sheikh Airport from many places around Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Summer can be particularly hot in Egypt, so February is a perfect time to travel.
But if you just want to relax and enjoy the desert sun by the pool at Park Inn by Radisson Sharm El Sheikh Resort, where you can enjoy the on-site water park and leave the rest up to us. There, you can choose from numerous activities in and around the resort, including nightly entertainment at our Bedouin Tent. The front desk is also more than happy to help arrange any day trips you may want to enjoy. For true adventure seekers, we recommend Ras Mohamed National Park where you can find world-class snorkelling and diving in crystal clear waters.
2. Vienna, Austria
Austria’s Capital offers a particular allure for travellers craving a fun while sophisticated getaway. Visitors can explore cultural attractions including historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace. Enjoy an afternoon at the Vienna Zoo or attend a performance at the State Opera House. Indulge in local cuisine and fresh produce at the Nachmarkt or purchase handcrafted souvenirs for friends and family back home.
In a cosmopolitan city like Vienna, there’s always something interesting going on for travellers. Whatever you may choose to do, you should not miss out on experiencing the Viennese Coffeehouse culture. Did you know there are over 2500 coffeehouses in Vienna? Since 2011, it’s even registered by UNESCO as a piece of intangible world heritage. These coffee houses offer intimate spaces to share cozy moments or let your creativity go wild.
When you stay at Park Inn by Radisson Vienna, all the sights and experiences of the city are never far away.
3. Prague, Czech Republic
The Czech Capital of Prague offers something for anyone’s taste. The cozy streets, cafes and shops seem more like something out of a fairy tale. One of the more romantic ways to see the city is by taking a tour in a vintage car. The old streets couldn’t be a better setting to be driven around in a classic vehicle from the early 1900s. You can even arrange for the car to pick you up at the Park Inn by Radisson Prague!
4. Dubai, UAE
Dubai is one of the most glamorous, spectacular destinations with its stunning architectural landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, the beautiful Burj al Arab and the vast Palm Jumeirah island. This bustling metropolis offers all kinds of activities including sightseeing, shopping in world-famous malls, beautiful beaches and the most romantic restaurants.
For those couples who are seeking a bit of adventure, Dubai is the perfect place! You could go discover the endless desert by camel-back, go skydiving or take a romantic boat trip around Dubai, all of which are great activities for a romantic date.
Book the upmarket Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Apartments located in Al Barsha district in the heart of Dubai, next to Mall of the Emirates and Ski Dubai.
5. Belfast, Northern Ireland
Belfast is a perfect place for couples who are ready for an adventure, but at the same time enjoy relaxing and discovering a bustling city. Belfast is known for the coolest nightclubs, bars, shopping, exhibitions and several excellent restaurants that satisfy every taste. For the music lovers, the city offers wide variety of local and international artists and bands that stop by to perform at astonishing venues like Belfast Waterfront and the world class Odyssey Arena.
After visiting the city, take a day trip to the Slemish Mountains, which are located a short drive from Belfast. There you can enjoy the beautiful landscape and the breathtaking views of Northern Ireland.
The Park Inn by Radisson Belfast is perfectly located in the heart of Belfast and makes a perfect home base for exploring the entire area.
6. Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver in Canada’s British Colombia is famous for beautiful nature and friendly people. That’s what makes it one of our favorites for a Valentine’s getaway. Don’t miss the unique experience of a seaplane tour to really take in the sweeping alpine views and mountains scenery. With so many different tour companies, you are sure to get a good price.
Once back in the city, one of our favorite neighborhoods that has it all is Gastown. Full of unique shops and cozy pubs, it’s perfect for a couples retreat. Gastown is also full of historical landmarks so you can also learn a bit more about Vancouver’s rich past.
The front desk staff at Park Inn by Radisson Vancouver are always happy to help with tips about exciting day trips in the area.
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