5 Cool & Quirky Valentine's Day Destinations
With the most romantic day of the year almost here, people across the globe will be searching for that extra-special something to celebrate their friendship and love...
We have found some of the coolest & quirkiest destinations, helping you stand out and make your Valentine’s Day one to remember. Enjoy!
1.Stay in your own igloo-for-two. Finland
Choose from either glorious glass igloos or luxury log cabins, guests will be captivated by the stunning scenery awaiting them in this arctic paradise.
Hotel Kakslauttanen’s fun activities include husky safaris, ice fishing (or even ice swimming for the brave) and skiing during the day; whilst after dinner you’ll want to sit back, relax and watch the northern lights dancing in the night sky…all from the warmth and comfort of your very own glass-domed room.
This is romantic star-gazing at its best!
2. Foodie tour of Marrakesh. Morocco
Marvel at the sights and sounds of Jemaa el-Fnaa, the largest market in Marrakesh, famous throughout the world for its huge array of spices, sweets and savory foods on offer.
Take a camel ride across the sand dunes, drink tea in a traditional Berber village, visit one of the many museums or simply relax and soak up the sun from the comfort of your hotel lounger.
At night this city truly comes alive with people buying and selling goods amidst the waft of food, music and energetic street entertainers in the market square. Remember to haggle for your goods!
A great social scene and a must for food-lovers!
3. Visit a picture-perfect castle. Bavaria
Impress your Valentine with a day trip to one of the most photographed castles in the world. Set against an impressive landscape (we think even more captivating this time of year covered in snow), Neuschwanstein Castle has received a whopping 55 million visitors to date. This castle is so stunning that Sleeping Beauty’s Castle in Disneyland, Florida was modeled upon it!
Easy to see why this is one of our top cool and quirky Valentine’s Day destinations – and sure way to charm your date (and we think a great way to propose too)!
4. Be part of a famous Carnival. Venice
Be amongst the thousands who descend upon Venice Carnival each February and take part in its fun-filled festivities. A two-week long celebration where everyone (yes, we mean everyone) dresses up in traditional clothing and masks – the more elaborate the better!
Walk around the beautiful St Mark’s Square admiring costumes, go shopping after lunch, attend a grand ball or watch the incredible firework display light up the night sky.
This city knows how to party, what a great way to spend Valentine’s break away and a most memorable one too!
5. Stay in a tree house. United Kingdom
Fancy spending Valentine’s Day in your very own private hideaway suspended 35 feet above the ground? Us too! This uber-cool and quirky tree house at Chewton Glen is set amongst the majestic New Forest, a sprawling woodland home to wild ponies, scenic landscapes and postcard-worthy villages.
Fully covered against the elements the tree house includes: an outdoor hot tub, king sized bed, kitchenette, bathroom with his and hers basins, mood lighting (we love this already) and a woodburning stove for the chiller months – plus the added bonus of food hampers delivered directly to your door – so you literally won’t have to move from your room!
An awesome place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and spend some quality time with your someone special. A tranquil heaven for romantics and nature-lovers!