How to Save on Valentine’s Getaways, IMG : Will McDowell

Midnight in Paris this Valentine’s

Fly away with your valentine this year with a surprise getaways without the sky-high prices. Here are five ways of saving big when planning a spontaneous romantic city break.

Last minute flights: If you haven’t booked in advance, make use of great last minute flight deals from CheapOair. You’ll find top discounts to featured Valentine’s Day destinations across the globe. If you’ve only got a weekend, why not catch flights to NYC or Miami for lost-cost luxury in two culture-rich cities. If you’ve got a week, why not fly to Europe and explore the Austrian capital, Vienna, on a €2-a-day city bike.

Bargain hotels: At this time of year, many hotels offer Valentine’s packages or winter discounts. Read customer reviews online to get what you pay for. If you’re staying in New York, save on flights and splash out on a night at The Standard Hotel in the city’s Meatpacking district. If you’re looking for something low-key, stay in a New Yorker’s apartment for bargain prices with trust-worthy listing on

Eating out: It’s all about research when you’re planning an action packed city break so plan ahead for the perfect Valentine’s meal. If you want to be spontaneous in Paris this Valentine’s Day, check the a la carte menus outside most Paris restaurants for three course meals without the hefty cost. In Berlin, make the most of German street food or Turkish treats in the city’s Kreuzberg region.

Being cultural without the costs: Cities are a great place to soak up culture while remaining romantic. In London you’ll save those pounds by visiting the city’s famous museums and galleries such as the Tate Modern. Most of the city’s museums are free to enter so you’ll have more to spend on shopping, eating out and of course, a night time ride on the London Eye.

Airport transfer: When it’s time to set off on your trip or even when returning home, search online for the cheapest ways to get into the city from the airport. If you’re arriving on flights to New York for example, take the AirTrain to a subway station and reach Manhattan like a local for under $10. Once you land at London Heathrow, make the most of the Piccadilly Line on the Tube and arrive in the city centre within half an hour.

Even if you’re single this Valentine’s Day, don’t let that stop you, follow these five great ways to save some bucks on a last minute getaway. If you’re looking for love this winter, follows these travel tips for the lonely traveler in NYC.

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