Okay, cupid!  So, you are looking for ways to razzle dazzle that special globetrotter in your life, but you are unsure of exactly what to do and where to go?  If you discover yourself craving some travel inspiration, you’ve come to the right place!  From the sparkling shores of Hawaiian Islands to the dreamy streets of Boston, there is something in this lovely little listicle for everyone!

1. Boston

Think outside that stale ole box o’ chocolates with a romantic excursion to Boston this February!  If the never-ending series of fun-filled activities don’t bring you closer together, the New England chill will.  Bundle up and snuggle close to your partner as you embark on a sentimental stroll through Boston Common, or make memories with a skate around Frog Pond.  Looking for some ways to say “I love you” indoors?  No worries!  Venture off on an authentic Boston brewery tour, savor a romantic dinner for two at a local pub or 5-star restaurant, catch a show at one of the city’s countless theatres, or explore the wonders of its museums.

LGBT-friendly Hotels in Boston: XV Beacon, Boston Harbor Hotel at Rowes Wharf

2. Napa Valley

There’s nothing more romantic than a bottle of chilled grapes and a fire, right?  WRONG!  There’s nothing more romantic than a bottle of chilled grapes and a fire in Napa Valley!  Welcome to Wine Country, fellow love birds!  Home to a dreamscape of rolling vineyards and that famous California sunshine, in Napa Valley, there are so many ways to celebrate your love.  Whether you’re sampling world-class wines, indulging your senses with a series of sumptuous spa treatments, or taking a stab at the culinary arts with a gourmet cooking class, there is something here for every couple to enjoy!

LGBT-friendly Hotels in Napa Valley: Meadowood, Poetry Inn

3. Newport, RI

Perhaps the most unique destination on this list, Newport is bursting at the heartstrings with mushy, gushy romantic opportunity!  Renowned for its treasure trove of bygone mansions, cobblestone streets, antique shops, quaint—yet totally posh—eateries, beaches and more, Newport is the perfect place to rekindle your love this February.  A bounty of history, according to GayTravel.com’s exclusive interview with Newport Local Expert Peter, the general manager of Gilded, this city is “home to a famous kisser.”  Remember that famous photograph of George Mendonsa, “the sailor who swept a nurse off her feet with a V-J Day kiss in New York’s Times Square”?  He was “born in Newport, RI and now calls Middletown, RI his home.”  Truly, you can’t get any more romantic than that.

LGBT-friendly Hotels in Newport: Gilded, The Chanler at Cliff Walk

4. Kauai

If you’re looking to escape winter with your sweetheart, the time has come to set sail or spread your wings and get to Kauai!  This little slice of Hawaiian heaven boasts a host of romantic activities.  Take a tranquil walk on the miles ‘n miles of pristine beaches. Indulge in an invigorating bath beneath crystal waterfalls. Or explore bountiful gardens of lush flora and fauna.  Truly, there’s no better place to fall deeper in love with nature and the one you adore.Say aloha to paradise.

LGBT-friendly Hotels in Kauai: Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

5. Santa Fe

From botanical gardens and steaming hot springs to hot air balloon tours, gorgeous architecture, and so much more, Santa Fe is the perfect nest for love birds of all shapes, sizes, and colors of the rainbow.  Experience the rich culture and art of this fantastic southwestern destination with a romantic night at the Santa Fe Opera.  Stroll hand in hand down historic Canyon Road as you peruse the cornucopia of art galleries and embrace the natural and architectural beauty of the landscape. Named the second gayest city in America by The Advocate in 2011, this LGBT haven is the perfect place for your Valentine’s Day GAYaway, or any time of year, really.Discover all that awaits you in Santa Fe today.

LGBT-friendly Hotels in Santa Fe: Inn on the Alameda, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort & Spa

Did we leave anything off the list?  Be sure to take a moment and share your favorite romantic destinations in the comments below!

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