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6 places to celebrate love around D.C. in February

It’s February and love is in the air. Are you thinking about a night away with chilled champagne, luscious chocolate covered strawberries, and rose petals? Add a candlelit dinner, in-room breakfast, and a relaxing spa treatment. Sound romantic? Well, you can steal away for a night in the city, or venture a little further. Or perhaps your sweetie would love a big surprise – airline tickets and hotel reservation to a warm-weather destination.

Want to stay in D.C.?

Hyatt Place Washington, D.C. - National Mall

You don’t have to travel far to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The Hyatt Place Washington, D.C. – National Mall is offering a Valentine's’ Day Romance package that includes an in-room romantic dinner for two. Surf & Turf dinner, a bottle of bubbly and chocolate covered strawberries to end the night. Each stay also includes a hot breakfast at Kitchen Skillet™. And if you want to venture out, take in the memorials on the mall at night. It’s surprisingly romantic.

Fairmont Washington, D.C.

Georgetown jumps with restaurants and bars. And in the heart of it is the Fairmont Washington, D.C. Georgetown. The hotel is an urban oasis. Enjoy the Suite Moments package at the hotel’s newly renovated guest rooms, suites, lobby, and courtyard. Stay overnight at 10 percent off the daily rate, have breakfast for two and a Fairmont Classic Perfect Cocktail in the lobby lounge. The breakfast buffet is in the Juniper restaurant and includes hot and cold choices.

Mandarin Oriental

If you want to be in D.C. but away from the hubbub, the Mandarin Oriental fits the bill. As soon as you enter the hotel serenity washes over you. Its Monumental Romance offers a night’s stay in a newly refreshed guest room with views of the Jefferson memorial or the Washington Monument. With a $20 million room refresh, it’s elegantly beautiful. And with those monumental views from your room, you’ll not want to leave. The package also a Champagne and chocolate greeting upon arrival, a $100 spa credit, and breakfast for two in Muze or in-room dining. Don’t want to stay overnight? The hotel is offering a 3-course prix fixe menu at Muze on Valentine’s Day.

Want to take a mini vacay?

Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore

Just steps from the Inner Harbor, the hotel gives you easy access to all the fun. The hotel blends old and new and like each Sonesta it boasts of an extensive art collection of contemporary paintings, sculptures, original prints, and tapestries by both emerging and established artists. The Baltimore hotel showcases artwork in public spaces and the guest rooms. Book Hearts on the Harbor Romance Package and sip sparkling wine, savor chocolate strawberries, and in the morning enjoy breakfast. If you’re looking just for dinner on Valentine’s Day it’s a gourmet delight with seafood and beef.

Escape to Maryland’s Scenic Eastern Shore

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay golf Resort, Spa and Marina

Looking for a water view? The answer is the waterfront Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina. Book the resort’s Bed and Breakfast package – covering accommodations and breakfast for two. Think about adding on seasonal treatments. The indulgent Berries and Bubbly Pedicure immerses feet in a refreshing bubbly soak, followed by a vodka and raspberry extract sugar scrub, and concludes with a massage of melted shea, cocoa and mango butter. And there are plenty of activities and amenities – indoor pool, golf if warm enough, and roasting s’mores by the two-story fireplace.

Jet off to somewhere tropical

Marquis Los Cabos Resort & Spa

This all-inclusive, adults-only resort meets sea, desert, and sand. The outdoor check-in with knockout ocean view sets the stage. Outdoor restaurants and breathtaking sunsets create the perfect place for romance. Upgrade to a casita with your own rooftop pool and you add to the romance. From the pools see whales swimming in the ocean, enjoy the well-stocked mini-bar, and have morning coffee, and a sweet roll brought to your room. If you can pull yourself away from the resort, visit the arch of Cabo San Lucas, where the limestone rock formation is the gateway to the ocean. Its beach area is called Playa del Amor (Lover’s Beach) where you can stroll, snorkel, and swim. Fly direct on United from Dulles (IAD).