Valentine’s Day Getaway!

Where would you go on an ideal Valentine’s Day getaway and who would you bring with you?  Would you go skiing out west or travel somewhere exotic to bask in the sun?  We want to help you get there!  Tell us where you would go and who you would take with you and you could be entered to win a $250 Marriot gift card AND a $250 Southwest gift card; thats $500 towards a dream vacation!  Post your story below as well as on the corresponding Facebook post by February 13th to be entered.  One lucky winner will be chosen at random to win! Read official contest rules here. Whether you’re looking for adventure or relaxation, you should be able to find a destination that is perfect for your dream vacation.  If you’re looking for some traveling ideas, check out the top 10 vacation spots as listed by US News Travel below! 10. Yosemite National Park, California 9. Honolulu-Oahu, Hawaii 8. Chicago, Illinois 7. U.S. Virgin Islands 6. Maui, Hawaii 5. Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming 4. New York City, New York 3. San Diego, California 2. Washington D.C. 1. San Francisco, California

86 responses to “Valentine’s Day Getaway!”

  1. Michaeline Ann Pashley says:

    I would spend the weekend with my husband and our 2 year old daughter in Walt Disney World! They are BOTH my Valentine’s!!! 

  2. Bonnie Lehmuth says:

    None of the above ..I would go to Florida , to see my Sister in Law , I have not seen her since my Brother passed away……I would bring my Best Friend Jane with me.

  3. Andrew King says:

    I would take my wife to either Northern Italy (where I have been twice, but she never has) or the South of Ireland (which smacks of her Newfoundland roots, and that way she wouldn’t have to depend on my poor Italian speaking skills…).

  4. Kate Stinnett says:

    I would ♥ to be in BEAUTIFUL Alaska for Valentine’s Day where my feet and hands would be cold but my ♥ would be warm! I would bring my husband. Thanks for the opportunity!

  5. Larissa Pyer says:

    I would take my husband to LA to visit some friends and see the West Coast since he has never been! In fact, he’s never been further west than Chicago, so time for him to see the Golden Coast. Venice Beach, Hollywood, Walk of Fame, Rodeo Drive, oh yeah, we would do the whole tourist thing!

  6. Kymberlee Zimmer says:

    I would take hubby & our two young boys (ages 1 and 7) to the beach! Probably Myrtle Beach because we have family near there. My youngest son has never been to the beach and I would love to watch the joy on his face as he experiences it for the first time!

  7. Maryanne Gavenda Haynes says:

    I would go to San Diego, I would bring my Husband. The reason I would pick there is becasue my Husband’s cousin is stationed there is the NAVY, she is deployed at the moment, I would use the gift certificates to go there when she got back. She has no one there to celebrate her home coming. She lost her mom 2 years ago.. I know she is really lonly, and it would make her life to see us when she got off that ship after months of being in the middle of the ocean…

  8. Dawn Foster says:

    Florida Keys, and I would take my husband….we have not been away by ourselves since our honeymoon 24 years ago!!

  9. Marilyn Fuller says:

    I would love to go back to San Francisco. My husband and I were there several years (20) ago, but only for a weekend. I would love to go back and spend more time there.

  10. Edward smith says:

    I would take my wife to Las Vegas so we could see Cher and Bette Midler. So she could see the bellagio fountains and take her on a gondola ride at the Venetian

  11. My ideal getaway would be a trip to Disney with my husband and children. What better way to celebrate Valentines Day (Our anniversary)!

  12. Cyn Rielley says:

    I would love to take my wonderful hardworking husband to Maine . He deserves a break and Maine is one of our favorite places. We honeymooned there and it has become a special place for us. But truthfully anywhere we could escape from the family we love and adore for just a bit, we could return refreshed, reenergized and ready to parent again!

  13. I would love to take my seven year old granddaughter to Disneyworld. She has had a very traumatic life and I want her to have the time of her life!

  14. Debbie Black says:

    My dream Valentine’s Day getaway would be to Florida or the Bahamas with my husband! He works very hard, 6 days a week, and it would be wonderful to get him away from it all to a tropical paradise where he could relax!!!!

  15. I would either go to Florida to Walt Disney World or Hawaii and I would take my entire family that includes my 5 kids Husaband and I. We have never really had a real vacation because who can afford it with 5 kids?? The farthest we went together was drove to Niagra Falls for 2 nights when I was pregnant for my 4th child. Other than that we go to hotels in our town for 1 or 2 night for vacation to enjoy the pool. Not much of a vacation but that is all I can give them. I don’t work and my husband works seasonally when needed.

  16. margie eget says:

    I would love to go on vacation to florida with the whole family one for family vacation before my son leaves for the nation gaurd in june. he really wants to go to the harry potter ride in universal

  17. cindy glokler says:

    I would love to go to the Florida Keys with my husband!

  18. Lorene Denton says:

    I would love to go anyplace warm with a beach and my husband. He will be the big 50 this year and needs a wonderful vacation. We work very hard and have two children in college. A few days away together is just what we need.

  19. jerry buchanan says:

    I would go anywhere where. Just somewhere to relax with my wife. I work so much since the baby and just haven’t had much time for each other

  20. I would go visit my brother, who I reunited with this past year after over 30 years. I have only seen him once and so look forward to visiting with him for a few days.

  21. Darcy London says:

    It doesn’t matter where I am as long as my husband is with me 🙂

  22. Meaghan Cole says:

    I would love to go on a honeymoon with my husband. We got married in July two days later I was at the hospital for emergency surgery. We spent all our wedding money on bills since I was not able to work. I would love to go to LA or even Hawaii with my husband. We both work hard and it would be so rewarding to just get away and relax..

  23. I would LOVE to go to Montego Bay . My husband and I got married there 4 years ago and since then we havent had a single get away together. He is so busy working 2 jobs and between being home with our 3 babies work and school we have no time together. I would LOVE to have just alone time with my husband away from all the stress of work and the kids and just enjoy each other and relax together!

  24. Katie shoff says:

    I would love to spend this time with my 15 year old daughter. I just got out of an 11 year relationship (my choice) and the stress has just been overwhelming!!! Therefor I would love to go some where with my daughter, just the two of us whether it be Florida to spend some time in the sun or NYC. My relationship with my daughter is so important to me and especially at this time in our lives meaning her AGE and my current relationship status. She means the world to me and being she just made Principals Honors I think she is well deserving of this!!!

  25. Heather says:

    I would love to getaway with my boyfriend, valentine and love of my life. Between student loans consuming half of each paycheck and working multiple jobs, we do not get to spend alot of time together, let alone save money to get away Each hardworking check of his goes straight to bills and rent. He’s a ref, direct service employee that works with and supports 4 clients and a security guard on the side. He’s amazing. Growing up with a single mom, they did not have opportunity to travel, so i would love to be able to surprise him with a trip to somewhere warm. I would love to travel to Hawaii with him and enjoy hula dancing and some time to enjoy ourselves and the beach <3 🙂

  26. Karen Ogden says:

    Sanibel island Florida. With my husband Rick. A Peaceful relaxing place to be. Perfect for valentines day!!

  27. Jeff O says:

    I would take the wife to San Fran for Chinese food.

  28. Jeff Oggie says:

    I would take the wife to San Fran for Chinese food.

  29. Erika says:

    I would love to take my fiance, and two children 2 & 9 to Hershey Park! What a great place to celebrate and spend Valentines with the ones you love surrounded by chocolate, plus the little ones have never been there!

  30. Keeley Cordova says:

    I would take my hubby to Hawaii! We have only been on one vacation together and that was our honeymoon 3 years ago. We have an 18 month old daughter do we don’t get any vacations or very many date nights. 🙂

  31. Kourtney says:

    I would take my husband to las Vegas for our 8 year anniversary (2/14). We would visit my aunt, uncle, and cousins Who we haven’t seen in years, and maybe get remarried by Elvis!

  32. Catherine Campbell says:

    I would go to Hawaii to see the Islands and would love to cruise around those islands. My husband of 43 years would go with me!

  33. Laurie Touchette says:

    Laurie Touchette I would take my mother on a trip to NYC.. just us two girls. Down to the city and to see a show and do some shopping (our two favorite things to do together). After 31 years of employment with her company she just found out this week that her job is being abolished. She is a trooper and will carry on and probably start enjoying life to it’s fullest now. Even though Valentine’s Day is meant for “lovers”.. I would defenitly spend this one with my MOM letteing her know exactly how much I LOVE HER!

  34. My husband and I are American parents to an exchange student son who we hosted and lived with us in 1990 during the school year. He was truly a delightful addition to our family. He returned to the USA in 1999 for our son’s wedding and had the opportunity to stay in the USA and become a “resident,”. He took on the challenge but along the way has had many major roadblocks. Finally in 2006, he became a “resident” and this year we will be celebrating his citizenship in the USA! He has had many trials and tribulations during this long road so it will be truly an accomplishment when he becomes a “citizen” of the country he loves so dearly. I am so excited about being with him on that defining day in Washington, DC!

    I would cherish taking a cruise with our USA son and my husband to Italy and Greece since architure is of great interest to him. I feel it would be an amazing way to begin his journey as a citizen of the United States of America and a way to show our love to him and celebrate this special occasion since now we have know him more than half of his life.

  35. Amy Koch says:

    I would go to New Orleans with my husband. We have had 3 friends vacation there recently and the stories and photos are irresistible! We have both dreamt about wandering the historic streets and trying all of the delicious food. (And of course we would be inspired to come home and shop at Price Chopper for ingredients to replicate the new foods we are sure to fall in love with!)

  36. Kristen Rajewski says:

    I would go to a beach – in Florida because I’m due with my first child in June and I want a babymoon!!! That rhymes 🙂 With my husband of course because we both need to relax before our little guy comes!

  37. lovingandlaughing says:

    I would go to Arizona. My husband and I lived in various parts of AZ for 8 years after we were first married. We have so many fond memories there. We have now been married for 18 years and we haven’t been back to AZ since 2001. I’d love to take a romantic trip with my dear husband driving around AZ seeing the beauty of the state and enjoying places that hold special meaning and memories for us when we were newlyweds. The warm weather would feel pretty nice about now too! Sign me up, I am so ready! =)

  38. if i had the chance to go anywhere, i would go to daytona beach florida. I would go there because my aunt whom i am very close to moved there and i havent seen her in quite some time. i would take my two children and husband with me because my kids and husband mean everything to me and everything we do we do as a family. my children are 2 and 8m and we have never been on a family vacation. we were planning on going this year but due to some unforseen financial occurences we are not able to go. it has been an extremely roguh year for us as far as a high risk pregnancy, then having my “miracle” baby, and still fighting for his special needs now. between scarry doctors appointments, therapy, hospital visits, putting all that aside to go see aunt debbie would mean the world to me and my family not to mention to my aunt who hasnt seen my son since he was born.

  39. Jessica says:

    My ideal vacation would be me and my sisters (no spouses, no kids) on a beach in Costa Rica for a week. We could lounge beach-side for a couple days, spend some time at the spa, check out the rainforest, and sleep in!!

  40. Chundra Patterson says:

    I would go to a near by relaxing place by the water with someone special

  41. Ellen says:

    I’d go to San Francisco and the Napa/Sonoma valley with my husband!

  42. Mandy says:

    I would love a weekend in a cabin in the Adirondack Mountains with my husband. How wonderful to be able to hole up in a warm cabin, all snug with nowhere to go and no commitments!

  43. I would love to take my family to Orlando for Valentine’s Day. I know it’s traditionally a holiday for couples, but my true love isn’t just my husband but my kids too! And taking them somewhere where we all could enjoy it would be the best Valentine’s Day gift ever!!

  44. Kellie says:

    I would go to Myrtle Beach SC with my wonderful boyfriend. We would leave the kids at home with Nana & Papa just because since my ex-husband (father of my children) passed away a year & a half ago my boyfriend has taken on a full-time daddy roll and has been wonderful about it and never complains. He deserves to have a vacation for just the 2 of us. He is truly amazing!!

  45. Andréa Dassie says:

    my parents have been married for almost 28 years…. they have 3 kids including me and 1 who is an adopted mentally challenged boy who isnt the easiest to handle. Theyve worked all their lives and never seem to get a break. I dont have a valentine but they have each other so i would love if they could get the vacation they deserve!

  46. nikita santor-lenahan says:

    Since I will be having surgery shortly after valentines day I would either go snowmobiling or some where warm and new with my amazing man and three wonderful children.

  47. April White says:

    I would take my husband & children to Disney World 1st since none of them have ever been & experienced it and then i would go with my husband when my children are grown on my dream vacation to Las Vegas but would want my kids to enjoy Disney World 1st when they are old enough to remember it in case they dont get another chance at it in life ♥

  48. diana says:

    I would go to the happiest place on earth disney world! Where you can’t help but have a smile on your face….it dosent matter if your old or young. Disabled or healthy……and of course id take my fantastic family! <3

  49. Melinda Green says:

    My ideal valentines day getaway would be to a Florida Beach with my husband………we have been married over 42 years and would LOVE to escape the grown kids and grandkids for a week on our own – I think we deserve it!!

  50. Karin Mann says:

    My husband and I would definitely go to the Caribbean somewhere to relax on the beach. Life has gotten hectic since our third child entered the world about a week ago and we could use all the relaxation and romance we can get! 🙂

  51. Megan Bernier says:

    My ideal vacation for valentines day would be Alaska! I would bring my fiance and son with me. It would be such an amazing experience to see the wildlife and to learn the different ways of living. Just the chance to be in a remote area off the beaten path with my family would be perfect.

  52. Barb Klinge says:

    I would love to go to Australia and New Zealand in the winter – a warm break from our cold northern winters! I’d take my husband to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.

  53. christy netzband says:

    If I won this contest, I would take my parents to Yellowstone national park. After all they did for me to raise me, I think that it is nice to treat my parents to see one of the most breathtaking, memorable vacation spot in the country. They have always wanted to go but these troubled times with the economy it is hard to do.

  54. Emma Gonsalves says:

    My dream vacation would be a trip to Italy….but my realistic vacation – I would love to take my husband to San Diego so that we can enjoy the sand, surf, children & grandchildren!

  55. My Husband & I would like to go to Vegas. We have never been before. Maybe gamble alitlle, maybe renew our vows.

  56. Gina Casey says:

    I would go just about anywhere in the Caribbean. I went to St. Lucia for my honeymoon (Sandals), in the summer when it was hot, hot every day. Given it is cool now, if i could go back to the Caribbean for Valentines Day with my husband, i would.

  57. Jeanette Schmidt says:

    I would like to take my husband of 44 years to a stay at the Marriot. My husband and I are not fliers so we would like to stay close to home, enjoying a nice quiet relaxing time, enjoying each other without the stress of everyday life.

  58. Danielle raymond says:

    I would love to say in Hawaii with my husband to celebrate our 10 ! But with 2 kids those are gone probably Disney with the kids , i would even treasure a night away ,could even be the next town over !! Lol

  59. I would go to Florida with my husband to see my parents who are in their 70’s and take them to the beach and spend some time just relaxing, talking and enjoying each others company.

  60. Melissa Billetts says:

    My husband and I would fly to North Carolina to see our son before he deploys to Afganistan in a few weeks.

  61. jennifer says:

    I would take my husband on a surprise vacation to the Bahama’s. We had plans to go last summer but a series of event kept us from doing so. In May our middle child moved home with his daughter after a nasty breakup. In August our oldest had her home destroyed by a flood. So she, her husband and 2 kids move in with us. And then in September our youngest decided that college wasnt for him, so he moved home. So we have spent our freetime and vacation money on building an apartment and supporting our entire family. Our small quiet home is over flowing…We love having them all here…but we really could use a few days to ourselves…

  62. Debi B says:

    I would take my soon to be husband and our two year old on a beach vacation to Florida! My daughter has not seen the Ocean yet so we would go to the Ocean and then drive to Disney for a few days. It would be the perfect Valentine’s surprise for our little family!

  63. Judith Bayer says:

    My ideal Valentine location would be Key West. I’ve never been but I’d look to go with my husband.

  64. My husband and I just adopted our daughter whom we have had since she was four days old through foster care . We adopted her 2 weeks ago Jan. 27th, the day before her 2nd birthday . So I would want to take our first OFFICIAL FAMILY vacation together and celebrate our ” FOREVER FAMILY ” and LOVE TOGETHER somewhere warm and tropical away from the Upstate New York winter !!!

  65. Matt Craft says:

    I would love to take my wife out to California. We would hire a limo and go thru Napa Valley to visit as many wineries as we can in a day. At the end of the day we would have a candle dinner over looking the ocean

  66. I would love to go to British Columbia for a ski vacation with my husband and son.

  67. Laurie says:

    I would love to go to the Black Hills of South Dakota with my husband and stay at the Marriot and take the bike out for some wonderful scenic rides.

  68. jeannie Johnson says:

    I would love to go to Hawaii with my husband to celebrate our 38th year wedding anniversary!

  69. nicole says:

    My Husband and I have a very long bucket list of places we woudl like to go. Top of our list in the next few years is Hawaii. We love to travel and experience new things in life. Travel is the best gift you can give yourself. YOu learn so much about yourself when you get lost in a new place.

  70. Kimberly Taylor says:

    I would love to take my husband to Myrtle Beach — South Carolina. That would be the perfect Valentine’s gift. It is a place which holds special memories for him as he used to visit there with his father who passed away without warning — of cancer — at only age 50 –just months before our wedding. Seventeen years later, a trip to Myrtle Beach would allow my husband to reminese. That is what true loves is about …”memories” — old and new. My Valentine (husband) has fond memories of Myrtle Beach, and it would be terrific if we could go there relive the past and make some new memories as well.

  71. Megan LeClair says:

    I would love to go some place warmer such as Florida with my Valentines’, my husband and son! We are new parents (only 8 weeks so far!) A vacation would be something great to look forward too! I would love to relax on the beach and enjoy being with both of them.

  72. Karen says:

    For Valentine’s Day, I want to be ANYWHERE with my man. My husband has always wanted to see the Grand Canyon, so that is where I would choose to go. I love to see him happy:)

  73. I would take my best friend (my husband of 14 years) our anniversary is on March 26 and our two daughters to Assateague Island National Seashore and Assateague State Park in Maryland, and the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge. Our daughter loves horses she takes horseback riding lessons.I would love to have a nice get away with my family,and just relax and spend quailty time with them♥ Money is kinda tight and this would me the world to my family.Thanks for the chance Price Chopper

  74. Lisa Heintz says:

    I’d go to Puerto Rico to spend some romantic alone time with my sweetie, some family time with our little man and spend time with our family who lives there.

  75. Joanie Waterman I’d go to Niagara Falls and I’d bring my husband. We love it there and don’t get away together as often as we should.

  76. If I won I would take my husband and three kids on an awesome getaway to Florida to visit my grandparents and do some site seeing. We have been wanting to get away so badly we need this!

  77. A little more than 3 years ago my husband and I were married. We didn’t have money or the support of most people so on my break during the day between bus runs we went down to the town judge and got married. I went back to work later that afternoon. I would love to go to florida with him. A chance for us to walk on the beach and really be together. We never had a honeymoon and we have had a rough couple of years and I would love to have a fresh start.

  78. I did a semester of college in Hilo and Spring break in Maui. I would love to go to Maui and take my valentine on the road to hanna…beautiful!

  79. elizabeth p says:

    I would take my husband to Boston, we fell in love with the city over the summer. He is a disabled Veteran who attends college full time while working full time…it doesn’t leave a lot of room for romance. We have three beautiful kids, great friends, jobs we love but we both need some time to romance and reconnect.

  80. Kathy Wheeler says:

    Seriously…I have not been away since my children were small. And my oldest is now 23! I could finally go away and enjoy myself without worrying about who would watch them, would they be ok, and would someone feed them! heehee I would love to go on a nice relaxing vacation that would include a massage and peace & quiet. Having noone knocking on the bathroom door would be great too!!!! Cruise me baby anywhere!

  81. Bonnie Squiers says:

    would go see twin grandsons in Georgia-haven’t seen in two years-would take husband-been married 45 years in March-was in sickness and health

  82. I would take my sweetie husband somewhere along the Appalachian Trail to spend a quiet vacation away from our kids and far from tourists. He’s always talked about how beautiful it is there, but I have never been.

  83. Patty M says:

    I would take my husband to maine or NH. We would then go find a quiet trail hike for a bit. After that go to a spa and then relax infront of a nice roaring fire.

  84. Kimberly McPhail says:

    A vacation to San Fransisco with my hubby would be amazing. We’ve been married 10 years and our honeymoon was our last vacation that was just us.

  85. nancy hathaway says:

    Would love to go back to Hawaii for a 2nd honeymoon with hubby. We’ve been married for almost 20 years and haven’t had a nice vacation since our honeymoon. We’re due…:)

  86. nancy hathaway says:

    why is it saying it’s 12:40 on 2/14 when it’s 11:40pm on 2/13?

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