Looking to make Valentine’s Weekend special? Whether you are setting off for a romantic interlude as a couple, ditching romance for a girlfriends’ getaway, celebrating your family, traveling solo or spreading the love to your four-legged friend, you don’t have to look too far for a mid-February escape. Here are 14 ways to share the love this month.
Ignite a Spark
Celebrate a new romance or rekindle long-burning sparks at one of Hilton’s portfolio of hotels, including:
1. Beachy Interludes
Combine getting sun-kissed on a beach with the Florida Keys’ watercolor sunsets and you have the perfect backdrop for romance. At Baker’s Cay Resort Key Largo, Curio Collection by Hilton, you bring the love and the resort will do the rest with its Keys to My Heart package, where the ultimate Valentine’s Day voyage begins. With a two- to three-night stay, guests have the choice of a Coconut Wing Waterfront Room or Premium Suite and receive a private waterfront “bubbles + love” dinner for two, Cupid’s custom turndown amenities of bubbly and sweets, breakfast in bed upon departure and an optional add-on of seaplane arrival or keys flyover tour.
2. Mountain Views
February is a perfect time to head to the mountains of Colorado, where you can cozy up together at Highline Vail – a DoubleTree by Hilton mountain resort. Ski or snowboard Vail or Beaver Creek during the day, then sit by a toasty fire at Pivot 62 for après ski before retreating to your warm, welcoming residential-style room with classic ski home touches.
3. A Historic Romance
The iconic Chicago hotel, Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, is built on a love story. Potter Palmer, who helped develop Chicago’s iconic State Street, was introduced by his former business partner, Marshall Field, to Bertha Honoré Palmer, a young socialite. The two began an incredible courtship and to show his love, he gifted her with one of the most extravagant wedding gifts ever – the Palmer House hotel. This Valentine’s Day, Call Dibs on the Winks & Kisses Package, which includes brownies and rosé to-go from Lockwood Express and a charcuterie board and two cocktails at Lockwood Lobby Bar.
4. Starry Skies
February nights are long and ideal for catching the northern lights dancing in the sky. Why not turn your weekend into a romantic jaunt of snow-covered Iceland? The capital city Reykjavik is mere minutes from out-of-this-world landscape. Try swimming in the Blue Lagoon and find yourself mesmerized by geysers, waterfalls and the Aurora Borealis in Þingvellir National Park before returning to the city and its plethora of restaurants with unique delicacies. You’ll find Canopy by Hilton Reykjavik City Centre in the heart of it all.
You don’t have to be coupled up to celebrate a love fest. Here are three ways you can celebrate with friends:
5. Amo a Mis Amigas
Head to the Riviera Maya for an indulgent weekend with pool bars, live entertainment, sandy beaches and over a dozen diverse dining experiences all included with your oceanfront stay at the new Hilton Cancun, An All-Inclusive Resort. Spend your days lounging by one of two pools or at the splash pool, paddleboard in the Caribbean’s turquoise waters, get crafty with a Mayan jewelry-making class, and then watch the sunset accompanied by nightly tunes and exotic cocktails.
6. Wine Tasting Escapes
Stay in the heart of Napa and make the budget-friendly Hilton Garden Inn Napa your base for winery hopping – there are more than 375 wineries and another 90 tasting rooms to choose from in the area. Should you choose a girls’ night in, the hotel also has a wine bar that offers frequent wine tastings.
7. Vegas, Baby!
Nothing says “girlfriends’ getaway” quite like a weekend in Vegas. The shows. The pool parties. The nightclubs. The fine dining. It has everything you could want, and then some. You’ll find glitz and glamour in spades at Resorts World Las Vegas, the first integrated resort built on the infamous Vegas Strip in more than a decade. The resort features nine restaurants with around-the-world flavors, a state-of-the-art venue (complete with A-list artists-in-residence), a nightclub and a day club, casino, spa and shopping galore.
For the Love of Family
Make Valentine’s Weekend a family affair and spend quality time together this February. Here are some ideas:
8. Find the Magic in Orlando
Use the holiday weekend to escape to the amusement park capital of America with a stay at Signia by Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek. Families can enjoy world-class amenities, including a lagoon-style pool with a thrilling water slide and three-acre lazy river, and experience a variety of daily activities packed with family fun from scavenger hunts and mini-golf to poolside s’mores and a kid-friendly scuba academy. As an Official Walt Disney World hotel, families enjoy 30-minute early theme park entry and complimentary transportation to Walt Disney World theme parks and Disney Springs.
9. Moonstruck in Manhattan
Your family will fall in love with the city and all of its charms while you make your weekend feel like home with a stay at Embassy Suites by Hilton New York Manhattan Times Square, equipped with kitchenettes, living areas and a separate bedroom. Plus, families staying at Embassy Suites can start their day with a free made-to-order breakfast.
10. Celebrate in the Caribbean
Squeeze in romance and celebrate the holiday with the kids at the Hilton La Romana, An All-Inclusive Family Resort in the Dominican Republic. Have fun as a family on the beach and at the pool, dine in one of seven restaurants, and when you are ready for some one-on-one time as a couple, let the kids play with new friends in the kids’ club while you enjoy a romantic dinner.
Furry Friends Forever
The love your pet has for you is unconditional. Make your way to these Hilton properties offering ways for devoted paw-tners to spend quality time together:
11. Hound Hikes
The red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, provide a picture-perfect backdrop to hikes with your pup. Not only is Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock surrounded by the most stunning scenery, but it also welcomes you and your pets with roomy accommodations with fireplaces and cozy outdoor lounge areas with large firepits so indoors or out, you’ll stay warm during cool desert nights. The property has an outdoor pool, spa, onsite dining – everything you need for a weekend away. Plus, pet parents can book the hotel’s Pet Pals package, perfect for furry friends.
12. Dog City USA
In the Blue Ridge mountains, ripe with hiking trails, you can visit the dog-friendly mountain town of Asheville with a stay at the pet-friendly Home2 Suites by Hilton Asheville Biltmore Village. Located on the edge of the sprawling Biltmore Estate and Gardens, this charming village also welcomes your pet at its restaurants, including the TreeRock Social and the Cantina. And Home2 Suites hasn’t just gone to the dogs: Cats are welcome, too!
13. Presidential Pups
Washington, D.C. is filled with parks to enjoy with your dog, including the 146-acre National Mall, home to the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and Thomas Jefferson Memorial. Stay at Hilton Washington D.C. Capitol Hill where all “Presidential Pups" are treated with a First Dog Secret Service Kit filled with bottled water, a water bowl, discreet doggie bags and a bag of gourmet dog treats marked with the Presidential Pup Seal of Approval.
14. Barking in the Sun
You can sunbathe together if you head further south to West Palm Beach, where average February temps reach 78 degrees. You and your pet can relax in the suite life in the all-suite Homewood Suites by Hilton West Palm Beach, which provides daily hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi and comfy living spaces for travelers with pets in need of a home away from home.
Hilton Honors members have extra Valentine’s Weekend benefits. With Hilton’s extended Food & Beverage Credit, ranging from $10 to $25 based on hotel brand and property location, Gold and Diamond members can score free menu items daily. This weekend is also the perfect time to redeem Hilton Honors Points for a free night – members can start redeeming at just 5,000 Points. Plus, use or redeem Points for romantic Hilton Honors Experiences or to purchase tickets to a date-night concert or show through Ticketmaster with Tickets With Points. And with Hilton Honors' current “Points Unlimited” promotion running through May 1, members will earn an additional 2,500 Bonus Points per stay.