15 Valentine’s Day Southwest Weekend Getaway Ideas
Traditionally, Valentine’s Day is commemorated for one day on February 14, but there’s no reason why you shouldn’t spread the love this holiday and extend your romantic celebrations. These Valentine’s Day weekend getaways in the American Southwest are the perfect way to combine adventure with romance.
These are the top 15 Valentine’s Day weekend getaways you should consider this year:
Relax on a Houseboat on Lake Mohave
To enjoy a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway that’s truly unique, consider renting a houseboat for the weekend on Lake Mohave. Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina offers several different houseboat rentals, allowing couples to select a vessel that is right for them. When you spend the weekend on a houseboat, you can enjoy 360-degree waterfront views, private dining, and endless romantic conversations. Don’t forget to bring fresh flowers and delectable chocolates on board to make the experience extra memorable for you and your Valentine.
Try Your Luck in Las Vegas, Nevada
Las Vegas is the perfect getaway for lively couples who want to immerse themselves in the bright lights and ringing sounds of the city. Since there are endless hotels both on and off The Strip, it’s easy to find a great deal at the last minute. Don’t forget to take a day trip to see the Hoover Dam during your Valentine’s weekend celebration.
Explore the Red Rocks of Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is a particularly romantic destination. Not only does it offer plenty of opportunities for hiking and exploring, but it’s also become a hot spot for wine tasting and eclectic dining. It’s a favorite place among couples who prefer to combine culture with natural beauty.
Book a Camping Trip near Lake Mohave
The shores of Lake Mohave are perfect for camping. Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina features an RV park and campground that allows you to spend your nights under the stars and your days enjoying the water.
Delve into Western History in Kanab, Utah
Kanab is known as the Little Hollywood of the West. Dozens of western films were shot in Kanab, and the city continues to pay homage to its star-studded past. Couples will find that Parry Lodge is the ideal place to stay in Kanab, as this historic hotel offers charm and ambiance while also being conveniently located near all of the city’s top attractions.
Experience the Awe of the Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon National Park
Giant hoodoos appear to be rising out of the ground throughout Bryce Canyon National Park, and the wonder of these geologic formations have attracted visitors from across the world. Couples who love to hike the trails and discover something new together will love spending their Valentine’s Day weekend in this unique national park.
Spend Your Days on the Waters of Lake Mohave
Whether you decide to rent a houseboat or drive your RV to Lake Mohave, you can make your Valentine’s Day weekend getaway extra adventurous by renting watercraft. Jet ski rentals on Lake Mohave allow you and your favorite person to zip along the water and catch some waves. It’s a thrilling way to spend a warm, sunny afternoon. Or, you can rent a fishing boat to leisurely float on the water and catch the freshest possible dinner to enjoy later that evening.
Hike the Grand Canyon
Far too many people make the mistake out of taking a day trip to Grand Canyon National Park. While it’s easy to hit one or two of the best photo spots in the park in one day, the only way to experience the magnitude and breathtaking beauty of this natural wonder is to stay for several days. When you book a Valentine’s Day weekend getaway to the Grand Canyon, you can enjoy various hikes and experience the canyon in all its glory.
Admire the Natural Beauty of Arches National Park
Located in Utah, Arches National Park showcases some of the most unique natural formations in the world. There are more than 2,000 natural rock arches in this park, and couples who love to be outdoorsy together will love hiking the winding trails to find as many as possible. There are so many different shapes and formations to discover, it’s impossible to feel bored in this national park.
Take Your Love Below the Surface at Carlsbad Caverns National Park
Sometimes, you have to dig a little deeper to discover more about the person that you love. You can do this both literally and figuratively when you book a trip to Carlsbad Caverns National Park, which is located in New Mexico. While there, you can book a guided tour to discover many of the natural caves that are located in the park.
Soar to New Heights in Flagstaff, Arizona
Located almost 6,000 feet above the rest of the state, Flagstaff is a cooler place to visit in Arizona. During the winter, you may be able to ski in this destination. In addition, you can explore the historic Route 66 and the charming downtown during your Valentine’s Day weekend stay.
Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride in Albuquerque, New Mexico
Albuquerque is one of those places where it’s nearly always warm and sunny. Couples who travel here almost always book a hot air balloon ride, which is one of the most popular activities in the region.
Enjoy City Life in Phoenix, Arizona
If you and your special someone want to enjoy a fantastic weekend in a cosmopolitan city, then set your sights on Phoenix. This southwestern city is always teeming with life. While in Phoenix, you will be able to dine at flavorful restaurants, enjoy the hottest sporting events and discover endless entertainment.
Learn About Mining in Silverton, Colorado
Silverton earned its name during the mining boom, in which frontiersmen seeking fortune settled the town while mining silver. The downtown is preserved as a National Historic Site, and there’s a museum where visitors can discover Silverton’s mining past. In addition to hearing the story of mining in Silverton, couples will also find amazing skiing opportunities at nearby Kendall Mountain.
Step Into Another World at White Sands National Monument
Perhaps you cannot book a trip to space this Valentine’s Day, but you can feel like you stepped onto another planet when you visit White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. The pristine white sand dunes are perfect for anything ranging from adventurous expeditions on four-wheeled vehicles to leisurely climbs and memorable strolls with your loved one.
Skip the expensive jewelry and the over-priced bouquets this Valentine’s Day. Instead, treat your sweetheart to the gift of experience. Contact Cottonwood Cove Resort and Marina to book your Valentine’s Day weekend getaway.