It happens to the best of us: you totally meant to plan something big and extravagant for Valentine’s Day. You were going to pull out all the stops. But between one thing and another, you lost track of time. And now it’s come down to the wire, and you have nothing to offer your beloved on that most romantic of days. Don’t resort to panic just yet; you still have time to impress your significant other. We’ve created a list of some excellent last-minute romantic getaways sure to save Valentine’s Day and get your romance to the next level.

Tulum – Mexico

Water in motion, playing and laughing, cute couple in Tulum, Mexico

You’re just a short flight away from a killer romantic getaway. Hop on a plane and head to sunny Tulum, Mexico for an unforgettable trip. You’ll leave behind this damp and dark winter weather and soak up some sun on picturesque beaches. For the adventurous couple, there are jungles to explore (with the help of a guide, of course) and Mayan ruins to scale. If you’re looking for a more intimate trip, you can spend your days lounging by a pool at your exclusive hotel, and your nights dining on divine local cuisines.

Honolulu – Hawaii

Believe it or not, you don’t have to drop a ton of dough to take a trip to Hawaii. All you need is a little patience and some research to uncover some inexpensive gems. And the effort is well worth it; Honolulu has everything you need for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day getaway. There are of course the endless, jaw-dropping beaches to explore and relax on. But don’t forget to explore what else the island has to offer: Honolulu has a truly wonderful nightlife with tons of clubs and restaurants to explore. There’s always something to do, and this relaxing whirlwind is the perfect way to sweep that special someone off their feet.

New York City – New York

Looking for a love story straight out of your favorite movie? Then whisk your boo off to a long weekend in the city that never sleeps. New York City is a cornucopia of delights, and has something to satisfy everyone. Pamper your partner with a day at an upscale spa, followed by dinner at a critically-acclaimed restaurant. Or if you want something more low-key, take your special someone exploring through the hidden treasures the city has to offer. You can take them to a Broadway show or simply watch the sunset over the stunning skyline. Now that’s what we call romance.

Portland – Maine

Maybe you and your partner prefer something a little more quiet and intimate. In that case, might we suggest a trip to Portland, Maine? You can rent a small cabin or grab a hotel room in a cozy bed and breakfast. Spend your days exploring the sights of the town, from amazing local breweries to antique shops loaded with unexpected treasures. If it’s not too chilly, bundle up and explore the wharf. Hit up the museum, then it’s time for a peaceful dinner at a quiet local restaurant. If you and your partner are looking for understated romance, this is the way to go.

Seattle – Washington

For a laid-back city with tons to do, you can’t do much better than Seattle. It’s affordable, chill, and has tons to do for the urban couple. You can spend days just wandering the city, exploring killer coffee shops, fascinating museums, and exquisite dining options. At the heart of it is a city rich in culture and fun. For a real romantic slam dunk, plan a boat trip for the two of you, followed by a glass of wine overlooking the stunning skyline.

Napa Valley – California

If your loved one really loves his/her glass of wine, book a trip to Napa Valley — stat! Besides having some of the most beautiful scenery in all of California (no easy task), it’s a wine lover’s dream come true. The gorgeous vineyards have tastings, tours, and even full-fledged meals to go with extremely rare bottles of wine. You can arrange a tour through a variety of vineyards, or pick and choose your favorites. Afterwards, you can enjoy a show at the Napa Valley Opera House, ringing in a truly memorable Valentine’s Day getaway.

Quebec City – Canada

Young couple outside in winter with Quebec city Chateau frontenac

Bundle up with your favorite person for a fun and cozy last-minute trip sure to send the romance into overdrive. Quebec City is easily one of the most beautiful and romantic places in all of Canada. The mostly French-speaking province will let you think you’ve been whisked away to Europe — at just a fraction of the time and cost. Wander through Old Quebec admiring the historical architecture and adorable local shops. Explore the glorious Montmorency Falls, a stunning waterfall sure to spark some romance. Finish off with decadent dining at one of the many chic, luxury hotels. You can end the evening curled up in front of the fire with a good glass of wine and even better company. Now that’s how you do romance right!

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