If you could count on fate to bring you the best Valentine’s ever, what would you do? Wait at home for fate to knock at your door, or take a more proactive approach and search for opportunities yourself? If you are a proactive traveler, we’ve hand-picked a few special promotions just for you.
Most Valentine’s Day travelers plan to spend the special day, or following weekend, far from the madding crowds, in a romantic location, candlelit dinner, soft music, and end the evening with sweets and champagne. Every year, hospitality businesses around the world plan special packages for lovers this season, with appealing offers. However, most offers are for discounts, and not so many give away free stuff. Argophilia Travel News found a bit of everything.
Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel group, representing nearly 2,000 UK and North American hotels, is giving away free stays in Port Allen, South Bend, Baton Rouge and Midvale. To win, travelers are invited to find Magnuson Hotels on Facebook, enter the Magnuson Hotels Valentine’s Day giveaways on Facebook, describe how they imagine the perfect Valentine’s Day. There are four separate giveaways, one for each city:
- Valentine’s at Magnuson Hotel Salt Lake – in Midvale, not far from Salt Lake City, the hotel is located near Alta Ski Area, Snowbird Ski Area, Solitude Ski Area, and Brighton Ski Area.
- Magnuson Hotel Room Giveaway Baton Rouge – the hotel is located near Port Allen, the Louisiana State Capitol Welcome Center, Louisiana State University, LSU Tiger Stadium, River Center Baton Rouge, Maravich Assembly Center, Port of Greater Baton Rouge and the Mississippi River.
- Valentine’s at Magnuson Hotel Port Allen – the hotel is located near Baton Rouge, Mississippi River, Baton Rouge River Event Center, Belle Baton Rouge Casino, Magnolia Mound Plantation House, Mall of Louisiana and Blue Bayou Waterpark.
- Free Hotel Room for Valentine’s at Magnuson Grand Hotel South Bend in the heart of South Bend and walking distance to South Bend Symphony, College Football Hall of Fame, South Bend Chocolate Company, and South Bend Mishawaka Company.
“Beyond All-Inclusive, Beyond All CompareTM,” Velas Resorts is launching a Facebook contest on Valentine’s Day to win a luxury all-inclusive vow renewal vacation for up to 10 guests at Casa Velas, an adults-only boutique hotel and ocean club in Puerto Vallarta. Beginning Valentine’s Day (February 14th) through March 14th, couples from the USA, Canada and Mexico are welcome to enter by submitting five photos of themselves on the Casa Velas Facebook Page. Photos with captions should best represent their marriage and key events in their life together. 10 finalists will be chosen by The Velas Resorts Communications Committee in a drawing on March 15th. The following day, the 10 finalists will be notified and public voting will take place through March 31st on the Casa Velas Facebook Page.
Special Deals, Offers
Lincolnshire Marriott is offering three special vacation packages: Escape Romance Package: ($179 – February rate); One-Night Dinner & Theatre Escape Package: ($329); and Escape Theatre Package: ($189). All packages include deluxe guest rooms. Theater packages include tickets to see Legally Blonde: The Musical at the Lincolnshire Theatre. Situated on 175 wooded acres on the North Shore, minutes from downtown Chicago and O’Hare Airport, the Lincolnshire Marriott Resort is a truly unique destination, with something for everyone.
The Lodge at Chaa Creek is offering a twenty per cent enticement for lovers to enjoy a romantic getaway in the Belizean rainforest, part of Chaa Creek’s annual” Belize Month of Love” celebrations. This is 20% off your room for the entire month of February. Discounts do not apply to existing reservations, Packages or River Camp. Use code FEB29 to receive the discount.
More than one business in the Yosemite area are offering discounts this Valentine’s. Vulture’s View Bed and Breakfast offers a free picnic to guests who book for Valentine’s. Rooms, including the picnic, start at $150 a night.
At The Pines Resort, vacationers can save as much as 35% for a one-night visit. Stay a night in a Chalet February 10 or 11 for only $109; book the two nights together for only $178. Rates are even more affordable February 12 through 14. Plus, to add a special romantic touch, guests can add romantic items including champagne, roses, chocolates, cheese and wine basket and more.
Of course a romantic dinner is a must, and the five-diamond Erna’s Elderberry House in Oakhurst provides the perfect atmosphere. The world famous restaurant announced their Valentine’s Epicurean Dinner on February 12, featuring dishes such as Braised California Sturgeon and Maine Lobster Consommé for $115 per person.
Argophilia Travel News will continue to update you with special offers till Valentine’s.