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Everyone's favourite holiday is about to make an appearance. That's right. Valentine's Day is around the corner - and whether you want to celebrate with your partner, un-valentine with your friends and family, or fly solo, we're here to help you out! Valentine's Day is synonymous with romanticism and traveling is one of the best ways to celebrate love.

But more and more couples leave a single pattern and love is understood in many different ways. February is the best month of the year to plan a trip to the world class snowy destinations before the spring sun reaches us and all the snow melts.

Winter is almost on its way out, so if you still want to bust out the skis and break into the comfy hug of warm coats and jackets, February is a good time to go for honeymoon in a romantic getaway, glamping sites in forests, cozy mountain lodges and more. February is also a month for festivals like the Chinese new year and mardi gras.

Huge carnivals can be enjoyed many places in Venice, Italy, in Rio de Janeiro or Manaus, Brazil, or if you’re looking for something cheaper, the Canary Islands. Some of the best places to visit in February for honeymoon are the Caribbean island, the big apple in the east coast or among UNESCO world heritage site and cobblestone streets in Europe or a national park near San Francisco.

If you're looking for some travel destination, then might I suggest you go somewhere a little bit...different. To me, it feels like most travelers all go to the same selection of places. I've lost count of how many people on my Instagram feed are in Australia, Thailand, Bali, Paris, etc. There's nothing wrong with these destinations - they must be excellent if everyone’s going there - but it's nice to have an experience that feels brand new.

So, why don't you consider a few of the lesser-known travel destinations - the hidden gems of the world! The earth is a massive place, which means you can uncover some underappreciated locations with ease.

Best Places to Travel in February for Valentine

Here in this travel blog are some best places to go for valentine's day staycation and plan a tour.

1. Shikoku, Japan

This is seldom on people’s recommendations. The ocean is beautiful, the mountains are beautiful, the valleys are beautiful, the temples are beautiful: so, yeah, that’s kind of the theme in Shikoku. If you want to stay at a traditional Japanese Ryokan, Shikoku is the place. The ones in Iya Valley also have hot springs.

In the winter time, you can sit in a hot spring a the top of a snow covered mountain and feel like you’re in a poem. In the summer, the valley’s have rivers and you can go cliff diving into deep, fresh, pools: amaze-balls. Kochi is a small city at the southern end of Shikoku, which is worth visiting by itself. The drive down through the gorge from Takamatsu is spectacular. Kochi is famous for its surfing and you can also go whale watching.

2. Osaka, Japan

Osaka has several rivers crisscrossing it, the most famous one of which would be the one cutting through the Dotonbori district. It’s also possible to go on boat sightseeing trips on these rivers. Check out shinsaibashi, ame-mura and the dotonbori at night: this is what a party looks like and you should see it at least once. Tokyo has places to party, Osaka IS a party.

Nara is beautiful and is by Osaka and Kyoto.

3. Haryana, India

Want a Valentine holiday but don't have too much time to head out of town? Or do you want to have a private un-valentine with your family or gal pals? Either way, this farmhouse in Sohna Hills is a great chance to escape the city without going too far. A mere 40 minutes drive from the NCR, it's a great spot to walk through fields, enjoy a smooth drink, and have a picnic party.

4. Meghalaya, India

If you're looking for a real adventure, then get onto an ATR and head to Shillong's valleys. This rainy state of India is a great place to go on treks, walks, and all kinds of nature fun. Check out the beautiful Umiam Lake for a picnic, or go on a daring adventure with your partner by exploring the Mawsmai caves - all while enjoying the rolling hills and landscapes.

5. Ushuaia, Argentina

Within close proximity to Patagonia, one of the most devastatingly beautiful places on this planet, Ushuaia welcomes visitors to the bottom of the world with its quirky buildings set against huge mountains.

6. Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Feel like heading somewhere with a little sun and silence? Phú Quốc is where the fun is at. Rent a private suite or villa on this Vietnamese island to take private dips in the pool, and enjoy lazy mornings with scrumptious breakfasts. Enjoy a siesta on the sand, or a romantic beach picnic to a glorious sunset.

7. Nile, Egypt

Go cruising on the Nile in Egypt. The temperatures should actually be quite pleasant this time of the year, and the sights along the river are timeless.

8. Ljubljana, Slovenia

A lot of you would have been mesmerized looking at a picture of Lake Bled sometime or the other! It’s a dreamy and picturesque landscape like no other, after all! Lake Bled is an hour or so by train or bus, and it is one of the typical excursions from Ljubljana. And Lake Bled is just a 46 minute drive from the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana!

In addition to that, Ljubljana offers so much more too! It has the best in architecture, some very interesting wine options, and brilliant weather during spring too! One of the typical products in Ljubljana are the Cevapcici, which are rolls of minced meat with many spices, and you will find them by many restaurants in the city. Do not fail to try Slovenia's wide range of craft beers, called Slovenian Pivo.

When the sun falls behind the hills surrounding Ljubljana and the lights of the streetlights dimly illuminate the city, you will cross the dragon bridge over the Ljubljanica River in search of the secret of the attractiveness of the old city, among its cobbled streets, under the castle that rises imposing over the city.

When you turn each corner it will seem that you have traveled in time to medieval times, and maybe you feel the magic that surrounds this wonderful city with the name of a woman, and that houses legends and mysteries in every corner. Located in the center of Slovenia, Ljubljana is one of the most beautiful small cities in Europe.

It is pure romanticism, and despite (or thanks to) being less well known, it has not yet been devoured by mass tourism and retains a wonderful essence. Stroll along the two banks of the river, crossing its historic bridges, from the mythical Dragon Bridge to the Zoisova Bridge. Its warm terraces are always full of people enjoying a beer while playing background music, either from an urban musician or from Some DJ from a bar.

Get lost in its streets, climb up to Tivoli Park, walk down the Castle Hill or sit in a square to watch life go by. Metelkova is a kind of Christiania in Copenhagen, but without having its charm or size. It was an old military barracks in the former Yugoslavia, now converted into an area where alternative artists create art in the form of graffiti, music or any other artistic expression.

The coast of the Adriatic Sea of ​​Slovenia is not well known, but if you have time you can not miss the chance to visit one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Europe: Piran, as well as its neighbors Koper, Izola or Portoroz.

The urban parts of the country also have a lot of green places. Therefore it is not a surprise that the country's capital received a title, the greenest capital of Europe. There are many places worth visiting in Slovenia. However in this article we will only cover the topic of outdoor sports in the west part of Slovenia, or canyoning Soca in Bovec area, to be more specific.

So yes, cross this city of your bucket list already!

9. Hiroshima, Japan

See the war memorial and see the “genbakku dome” at night. Miyajima is an island off of Hiroshima and it gorgeous. There’s a gondola you can take to the top of the mountain there and a really epic walk down back to the town. This is WAY better than Mt Fuji. You can also be adventurous and walk UP the mountain: it takes about 4-5 hours (bring water if you do this).

10. Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Chile

Adventurous couples should consider taking a trip to the Patagonian forest in Chile where they will have one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day. The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve offers various activities such as kayaking, rafting and mountain biking if that is something you are into but you can also go horse riding, fly fishing and sailing.

The great thing here is that there are many ways to experience this area, such as sleeping beneath a waterfall in the egg-shaped Hotel Montaña Magica where the rooms look like wooden cabins.

Then, you can also sleep in pods among the trees in the Canopy Village which will allow you to get closer to the birds and give you a unique view of the local wildlife. Moreover, the Nothofagus Hotel & Spa is something that will truly take your breath away and make you feel like you are inside a tree. For some romantic alone time, you can ride a cable car or take a dip in the hot springs.

While this is in no way an exhaustive list, but these are some of the best places to travel in February for those who love the cold winter breeze. February is here, so get packing and to explore your favorite winter destinations!
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  • Friday, February 08, 2019
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Stacie said...

India is such a beautiful place! I would love to visit all of these places one day.

dani said...

they all sound good. I have promised an Indian friend I met in Malaysia that I will visit her one day. She said she will show me around because she is worried because of my love for traveling alone. I hope that it will be this year if not for the Valentines.

Joanna said...

From your list I have only been to Agra and I really liked it. The Agra Fort is so beautiful and the entire city has so many love inspired stories, from the Taj Mahal to the Baby Taj.

Debra Schroeder said...

What an interesting list of places for Valentine’s Day. I’m definitely going to add Gulmarg to my bucket list. My husband would love skiing there.

Anonymous said...

I love India so much that I am planning to visit the country next year! I have a friend who lives in India so it will be a lot easier for me to travel! - Cez Dela Cruz

John Mulindi said...

It seems India has such great places to visit. I need to put this on my travel list. Thanks.

LaRena's Corner said...

Love all the information. One day I will get to travel the world and I will be able to see India. Thank you so much for sharing.

Sara Welch said...

India sounds amazing; I would love to spend a season there exploring all the flavors and riches it's cities have to offer. Thank you for sharing!

Marysa said...

It would be fun to travel for Valentine's Day. So nice to just get away and reconnect. I am not familiar with any of these places but they all sound like great options.

Rachael Phillips said...

i've never been to india but it sounds really interesting and I'd definitely like to travel there. thanks so much for your brilliant recommendations

Sara | mshealthesteem.com said...

I would love to visit India someday! Thanks for all of these wonderful travel suggestions ♡

kumamonjeng said...

I love India and been to Gulmarg in the winter, I didnt try out the skiing but did travel with the gondola and also the human sledge. Not sure if they still have the human sledge these day. Pretty amazing memory that I had.

Alexandra Cook said...

So many great spot to love in I.dia. I have never been there but I always wanted to visit.

luvyurselfgirl35 said...

Never realized how rich the history of India is until I started studying About it last year. It has definitely gotten a spot on my list of places to visit! This article really helps narrow places within the country down.

Jasmine said...

Never been to India. But they all sound like great places to visit on vacation

matthew said...

I had the opportunity to visit delhi few years back but never visited any of this awesome place. Thanks for sharing

Lisa said...

I've never been to India, so I appreciate this post. Goa sounds so pretty! would love to visit one day.

Chelle Dizon said...

I think these places is a very interesting place to visit. Thank you so much for these helpful suggestions!

redheadmomblog said...

These look like some awesome places to travel to this Valentine's Day! I would love to visit some of these.

Natalia A said...

oh, wow! so many amazing destinations and things to do and discover with your loved one!

Unknown said...

I love this list of travel places. Me and my husband love to travel and we always plan on going somewhere for Valentine's Day this list has given us some inspiration. Thanks for sharing.

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