Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, but rather than bankrupt yourself on those over-priced red roses and an exorbitant dinner out (where chefs serve sub-standard food because they know no one will complain and ruin the evening), why not leave the country and explore somewhere new?
New York, USA
Head to this iconic city for some serious sightseeing and shopping, but also throw in a romantic angle to keep the other half happy. Just outside the Plaza Hotel and Central Park in Manhattan, you can pick up a horse-drawn carriage or “Hansom Cab” which can then take you and your loved one on an unforgettable ride through Central Park.
If you live in Europe, then Sydney is a bit of a trek for Valentine’s Day, but should you be in that neck of the woods, then why not hire your own skippered yacht for a two hour sunset sail round the harbour, before being moored up for the night in a safe bay and left alone to enjoy the rest of the night.
Why not splash out £330 and get a capsule on the London Eye all to yourself – or with your partner. You get priority boarding, a bottle of champagne, and pink champagne truffles to enjoy as you admire the London skyline from a unique perspective. Unique that is if you don’t work in Canary Wharf, and get to see pretty much the same thing everyday for free.
You’d have to be a bit of a Valentine’s grouch not to include anything about one of the romantic cities in the world…
Visit the natural grotto at the Akamas Peninsula near Polis where legend has it that Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of love used to bathe. It was here too that she met the hunter, Adonis, and thus the world was given tales of one of the most enduring love affairs in our culture.