February 14th is Valentine’s Day, and that means it’s the perfect time to fuel up on romance and put some extra spark in your love life. There’s no better way to rekindle the old flame than by firing up your ride and setting a course for the nation’s most beautiful destinations. So, grab your shotgun rider, buckle in and get ready for a heartwarming, engine-purring trip across the country.
NANTUCKET ISLAND, MA
Our first swoon-worthy destination is located off the shores of New England on the small island of Nantucket. About 30 miles south of Cape Cod, this petite paradise is just a one-hour ferry ride away. From sandy beaches to charming lighthouses, Nantucket combines a small-town island feel with the aura of historic Massachusetts. Enjoy Atlantic Lobster at the Le Languedoc Inn & Bistro, followed by freshly baked waffle cones and homemade ice cream at the Juice Bar. Walk hand-in-hand along the snow-dusted shores, or ride bikes on the cobblestone streets. However you choose to spend your island getaway, the awe-inspiring ocean views will be sure to float your love boat this Valentine’s.
Our next stop takes us down south to where the eclectic architecture is almost as charming as the roads themselves: Charleston, SC. Rooftop seating, quaint diners and generations of culture offer up all the appeal you’d expect out of a historic southern city. Check out this trunkful of getaway packages and discover a dream weekend for you and your significant other. From massages and breakfast in bed, to beach days and historical tours, you can find it all on the streets of this picturesque destination.
We’ve cleared the coasts, now let’s elevate the romance and navigate west to the Smoky Mountains. For couples seeking active adventures and cozy cabins, Gatlinburg, TN is the place to be. Hike with your honey along miles of mountainous trails and stop for a romantic picnic along one of the area’s many breathtaking waterfalls. Luxurious log cabins make these peaks the perfect place to escape from reality, enjoy the crisp air and refuel your love for one another and the great outdoors.
If your idea of a cozy Valentine’s retreat involves cuddling by the fire, sipping hot cocoa, or accelerating down a powdered mountain, steer on out west to the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Speaking of mountains, there’s quite a range of famous ski resorts as well, meaning you’re never more than a gondola away from the adventure. Take in the magnificent mountain views, crisp air and pine scents as you explore all Aspen has to offer. Looking for a challenge? Hidden in the tall trees of the surrounding mountains are secret shrines that make the exploration well worth it.
NAPA VALLEY, CA
Nothing says “romantic rendezvous” quite like sunset-lit vineyards, cozy bed and breakfasts and the host of America’s finest chefs found in Napa Valley, CA. Just an hour west of Sacramento, there are endless possibilities—and views—that will make your heart race. With access to over 400 wineries and tasting rooms, you’ll be hard-pressed to squeeze them all in. In addition to lessons in pairing and processes, you'll also be able to experience the jaw-dropping, spirit-lifting view from above in a hot air balloon ride. Clear your pallet, fill your tank and get ready for a getaway unlike anything you’ve seen before.
As you can see, Valentine’s Day isn’t just about chocolate and flowers—it’s the perfect opportunity to pack your bags and venture to a new romantic escape. Wherever you choose to go, you can go safely knowing our experts at Caliber will happily be your one and only every step of the way. Because, if there’s one thing we love, it’s to Restore the Rhythm of Your Life.®