Valentine’s Day may not be your favorite holiday of all time, especially if you are single, but it is undoubtedly a very popular time to travel. Weekend retreats become the thing to do during the month of February, even for students! Sometimes planning a Valentine’s Day retreat with a group of students can be difficult, trying to find the right mix of romantic fun and PG13 excitement. That’s why we have put together this list of our top 8 ideas for student friendly Valentine’s Day trips, ensuring that you and your group still have plenty of fun on this lover’s holiday!
- Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur, CA
Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur will be a romantic retreat for any age, a scenic spot full of spas and sand. Here you won’t need a significant other, as you enjoy the views from your Tree House suite or spend the day being massaged seaside! This is the perfect place to take yourself on a date (you deserve it)!
- Ice Skating - Chicago/New York
Sometimes the most simple thing to do on such a complicated holiday is to head outdoors and get physical! Both Chicago and New York provide iconic ice skating rinks, and February is the perfect time of year to bundle up with your friends and make some new memories in a new city.
- Kissing Bridges - Vermont
Vermont is well known for their many covered bridges throughout the quaint state, the over 100 rustic beauties oftentimes called ‘kissing bridges’. This stop will take you back to the time of horse-and-buggy courting and leave you wanting more Vermont views!
- Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is an Arizona city full of absolutely breathtaking red rock landscape and truly romantic camping opportunities. Here your group can take part in horseback riding, sunset rock hikes, or even wine country farm tours!
- Chocolate and Art Walk - Monroe, GA
Head to Georgia on February 11th for this annual Chocolate and Art Walk. What is more romantic than chocolate and fine art? Between 5 and 8 pm you can stroll around and admire local artists works and local business’ sweets, providing a unique yet lovingly simple Valentine’s Day trip. Be sure to check locally for any chocolate festivals near you around this holiday!
- Savannah, Georgia
We just can’t get enough of Georgia when it comes to Valentine’s Day retreats, which is why Savannah made our top 8 list. This city will provide your group soulful jazz music, fresh and diverse local culinary treats, and plenty of natural beauty to boot!
- Studio 22 - Dallas, TX
Studio 22 is a ballroom and social dance club in Dallas that provides the very best valentine’s day lesson packages, ranging from two person Be Mine and Lovebirds Packages to group wide nightly Latin or ballroom classes! Many major cities provide the same thing as well, so do some research and get to dancing!
- Outer Banks - North Carolina
This last stop in North Carolina is a great retreat for this time of the year simply because it is extremely cheap now and extremely in high demand during the summer. You will find the most gorgeous coastal views, most cozy local eateries, and most relaxing seaside evenings here!