Need a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift that’s not another stuffed animal, fast-wilting flower, or box of chocolates swooping in to ruin your New Year’s resolutions? At Boxed, we believe the best things in life aren’t things; they’re experiences and time with loved ones. Which is why this year, we think you should take all that money and time you saved shopping for bulk online and treat your people to a weekend getaway from it all. Whether you’re surprising a partner, single and treating yourself, or getting the girls together to show them how much you appreciate their love and support throughout the year, booking a Valentine’s Day getaway through Boxed Hotels has never been easier. Affordable hotel rooms in some of the most exciting destinations across the globe await. So take a tip from Travel & Leisure and plan your getaway with Boxed today. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Catch Up With Yourself in California
Treat yourself to room service and sunshine at the Cape Rey Carlsbad like Erin Aschow (@ErinAschow). The resort prides itself on being “150 steps to the surf” and offers balcony rooms with stunning views of the Pacific. If you do muster the willpower to leave your gorgeous hotel room, wineries, The San Diego Zoo, horseback riding and sailing opportunities await.
Valentine’s Day With Kids? New York!
You never knew how much love you could hold in your heart until your little ones came into the world. Show them they’ll always be your valentine with a kid-friendly getaway weekend in New York City. Joanna Goddard (@CupOfJo) made Le Parker Meridien with its commanding views of Central Park her home base. Jaunts to the nearby American Museum of Natural History, playing dress-up over dessert and tea at Alice’s Tea Cup, and playtime in the park will fill your days while the whole family can unwind by the indoor pool at night.
If Manhattan isn’t your cup of joe, head across the bridge to Brooklyn, where Destiney Green (@MomCrushMonday) brought her little one to The William Vale, a boutique hotel in Williamsburg boasting rooms with balconies that offer stunning views of the surrounding city and a quiet oasis from the rush that lies in wait across the river (you can get to lower Manhattan in minutes).
Sleepless Weekend For Two in Seattle
Kami Nelson of @HelloDrifter had the ultimate staycation in her hometown of Seattle, WA. This four-star hotel in downtown Seattle boasts sweeping city views (yes, that’s the Space Needle visible from the private tub!). It’s easy to get to nearby Pike Place Market for fresh seafood, soak up some arts and culture at Chihuly Garden and Glass, and then embark on a Seattle bar crawl for some of the best cocktails, wine, and beer Seattle has to offer.
Girls’ Getaway in London
London is calling, and the perfect Valentine’s Day girls’ getaway is at The Mondrian. Located on the banks of the historic River Thames, entering this luxury hotel feels like boarding a glamorous 1920s cruise ship. Take a seat at the green marble bar of Dandelyan, the “world’s best cocktail bar” that also happens to be located within the hotel, then book a spa treatment at Agua Bathhouse and Spa. Be sure to venture out for shopping at Portobello Road Market in Notting Hill (yes, that Notting Hill!), drink in history at historic Westminster Abbey — the location of Will and Kate’s royal wedding — and end the night at the theater in the West End, London’s Broadway.
Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, a significant other, or flying solo, be sure to book on Boxed Hotels to save up to 45% on dreamy destinations around the globe.