It’s Valentine’s Day and we haven’t so most as picked out a card.
Your gift-giving options are limited. Pick adult roses and chocolates during one of those parking-lot tents pitched for procrastinators. Scour Open Table for a last-minute grill reservation. Hastily devise a nightfall transport followed by a candlelit cooking during home.
Or, we could mangle with tradition and start packing. This is a ideal year to warn your sweetie with a last-minute getaway since Valentine’s Day falls in a center of a prolonged weekend for many, interjection to Presidents Day on Monday. You’ll find Sunday night rates cheaper than Saturday night rates.
Can’t get divided this weekend? Stick an airline present label into a transport biography or lovable carry-on bag or tuck one inside a duplicate of “Frommer’s/AARP Places for Passion: The 75 Most Romantic Destinations in a World.”
Here are 5 last-minute ideas.
- Check into a internal review and strike a pool, sauna or golf course. Or never leave a room. Yes, it’s rise season, though rates don’t strike their top until March, when a spring-training and spring-break hordes arrive. Check your favorite resort’s website or download a giveaway HotelTonight app to check out last-minute Valentine’s deals. In further to a unchanging offerings, a app is charity Love More packages this weekend, that embody a bottle of bubbly and a late check-out. Online transport hulk Expedia, that says same-day bookings final Valentine’s Day surged 50 percent over normal levels final Valentine’s Day, is charity $50 off a hotel engagement of $200 or some-more when done around a mobile app. Or check Hotwire.com. Enter a city and date we wish and you’ll get a list of last-minute camp options. The usually catch: You don’t find out a name of a place until we book a non-refundable room. There are adequate descriptors to give we a clarity of either it’s your kind of place.
- Get your spiral on. Sedona is strikingly pleasing and a ideal mark to applaud adore — or get over a miss thereof, interjection to a annuity of devout recovering services. Two of a favorite affordable spots are Sky Ranch Lodge on Airport Mesa and Sedona Motel nearby Tlaquepaque. For a splurge, see if we can get a last-minute room during L’Auberge de Sedona, El Portal, Enchantment Resort or Briar Patch Inn. Want a giveaway booze accepting and overwhelming views from a pool? Check out Kimpton’s Amara Resort Spa. For a mellow though scenic hike, conduct for a West Fork Trail in Oak Creek Canyon.
- Put a beach chairs in a case and conduct for southern California. Gas is inexpensive and it doesn’t cost most to container a cruise and penetrate a chair into a sand. Pick your favorite beach mark along a coast: Coronado, San Diego, La Jolla, Carlsbad, Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach, Hermosa and Manhattan Beach, to name a few. For San Diego-area hotels, hunt for a list of 10 affordable hotels during travel.azcentral.com. My picks from that list for this weekend if we can seize a room: Coronado Inn or Inn during Sunset Cliffs.
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- Hop a craft to Las Vegas and toast your adore and a swoon-worthy views on a Strip’s High Roller regard wheel. (Go during night for full effect.) Last-minute airfares are pricey, though we can find deals if your transport skeleton are flexible. Allegiant Air, that offers uninterrupted flights between Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport and Las Vegas a few times a week, had round-trip tickets as low as $130 per chairman for a Sunday-Wednesday trip. Check a airline’s air-and-hotel packages for deals, too. Or only bound in a car. You’ll be there in 5 hours or less. Snap cinema during Hoover Dam on a way. Use a sites and apps mentioned above for hotel deals.
- Check out Travelzoo’s Valentine’s Gift Guide, a list of “experiences value giving,” from sauna days to transport getaways. Offers embody a massage and pool day during a Saguaro review in Scottsdale or a Renaissance Glendale, any for $69, a horseback float during MacDonald’s Ranch ($29) and a Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Tour with dishes ($199). Read a excellent imitation on any understanding for restrictions and accessible dates. Go to travelzoo.com/local-deals/gifts. A giveaway e-mail membership is compulsory to book deals.