Valentine’s Day is around the corner, which means it’s time to start racking your brain for ideas on how to celebrate the Hallmark holiday. If you have some vacation days to spare, we suggest jumping in the car or booking a quick flight to make it extra special for you and your sweetheart. We’ve found the best hotel booze packages in five American destinations where you only need a couple days to enjoy the surroundings.
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The Windy City is a quick drive or plane ride for lots of folks in the Great Lakes or Midwest regions, so it’s a fun, easy escape for a midweek V-Day getaway. At the brand new Cambria Chicago Loop, guests can enjoy the hotel’s exclusive Hamilton package, which includes a room, dinner for two at Intermission, and two tickets to see Hamilton with drink vouchers to use at the show. If you’re looking for boutique-style accommodations, Hotel EMC2 is offering the Be Mine Package. The food and drink adventure includes a $100 dinner credit to seasonal restaurant Albert, continental breakfast, two glasses of prosecco, daily valet parking and rose petal guest room decor.
New York, NY
The Big Apple is a perfectly romantic place to spend Valentine’s Day, especially for the couple who loves to party. At The Knickerbocker Hotel in Midtown, the Raise A Glass package includes a free cocktail per guest per night at the property’s gorgeous St. Cloud indoor/outdoor rooftop bar. Additionally, if you spring for a Tribute Suite, you’ll enjoy an in-room mix-your-own Martini bar. If Brooklyn is more your scene, hop across the East River to Williamsburg’s The William Vale. Grab the Drinks & Views package to enjoy a $40 credit to the 22nd-floor rooftop bar Westlight, where you’ll find sweeping views of Manhattan and a pretty excellent opportunity to pop the question, if that’s in the cards.
Lake Tahoe, CA and NV
Whether you choose the California side or Nevada side, Lake Tahoe is a great quick trip for adventurers out west. The Edgewood Tahoe is offering their Valentine’s Romance Lodging Package, which includes a bottle of champagne and a $160 dining credit at Edgewood Restaurant or Bistro. Over on the Cali side, check out The Landing Resort & Spa for their VIP Night Out special. Not only does it include a bottle of Champagne, a $150 dinner credit and a $40 breakfast credit, but it also comes complete with a couples massage or two spa treatments of your choice, and a late 1 p.m. checkout the next day.
Boston is a quick hop, skip and a jump for residents of the Northeast and an easy city to explore if you only have a day or two. Food and drink fanatics will get the most out of their stay at The Envoy Hotel if they book the Exactly Like Nothing Else Package. Guests will be greeted with prosecco upon arrival along with brunch for two. But the main event is a personal shopping trip to the Boston Public Market with Chef Tatiana Rosana to select ingredients for a chef’s table four-course dinner for two with wine pairings. At Hotel Commonwealth, the City Escape Package will help you relax and luxuriate with sparkling wine upon arrival and a $100 gift certificate to either Eastern Standard or Island Creek Oyster Bar.
A mere 30 minutes from Phoenix, Scottsdale is one of the most underrated resort towns in the United States. Its gorgeous desert scenery is only matched by the glistening hotel pools and nightlife scene that’s on the rise. Take the W Scottsdale, which knows how to have a good time. Their Party Like a Rockstar package gets you overnight accommodations, a bottle of bubbly, two cocktails, two Red Bulls, and exclusive access to the W’s own WET Deck and Shade Lounge along with nearby clubs Dakota and Maya. Over at Aloft Scottsdale, the Sip in Style package comes with two complimentary cocktails each night of your stay at on-property W XYZ Bar.