Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday this year, creating just enough time to take your honey on a long-weekend getaway. It isn’t too late to plan the romantic trip, either. Whether you’re looking for secluded and private to city strolls and adventures, there are a few different ways to celebrate each other this Valentine’s Day. There is something for everyone on this flower-smelling and chocolate-eating holiday, and we have found a few places you may enjoy for a few close-to-home escapes this February.
This charming old town offers plenty of romantic options for a long getaway. Stay in the Garden Cottage with a private patio and fireplace at the Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast, which is minutes from the historical Granbury Square. You can also spend your days on the square with a variety of restaurants and bars, a unique art scene, live shows, museums, and shopping. The New Granbury Live at the opera house presents a Blue Brothers Tribute and a Valentine’s dinner on the 14th. Don’t forget the lake, as there are a few services that offer moonlight dinner cruises out on the water. A great way to end an enchanting weekend away together. With a list of B&Bs, restaurants, and tickets to the opera house, visit www.visitgranbury.com.
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BROKEN BOW, OKLAHOMA
If you are looking for a nature adventure, Broken Bow has it all. Take a quiet drive to a log cabin you booked on Airbnb, where you are surrounded by the soaring pine trees and secluded in your own romantic world. If you want to leave the cabin, there is still plenty to do. Spend a day at Beavers Bend Resort Park where you can hike a variety of trails, go fishing, and even zip-line through massive trees and over the water. Make your way to a wine or brewery tour, stroll through the wildlife museum, go horseback riding, or meet some furry new friends at the petting zoo. Last but not least, try your luck at the Choctaw Casino. For more ideas for your scenic getaway, visit www.travelok.com.
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Everyone talks about Fredericksburg, but have you ever experienced the Hill Country? Known for its wineries and peaches, you’ll also be drenched in its German history, natural beauty, and rustic charm. With hundreds of bed and breakfast options, you’ll be sure to find one that fits your tastes. Take a chauffeured tour on the 30-mile stretch of road that is home to over 40 wineries and tasting rooms. Beautiful Main Street offers unique shopping and Germaninspired foods. Take a historical walking tour, stroll through the Herb Farm, and explore Enchanted Rock. And, of course, only 14 miles away in Luckenbach, end your weekend in this two-building town listening to country music and dancing the night away. To see what else the Hill Country has to offer, visit www.visitfredericksburgtx.com.
You don’t have to travel far to wine and dine your love this Valentine’s Day!