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Valentine’s Day romantic escapade

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and we are reminded daily of this by all of the flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals and jewelry that currently flood store shelves, TV commercials and online ads.

While theses are all nice items to give to a significant other, how many years in a row have you received or given a bear or heart-shaped box filled with gourmet chocolates? Probably too many.

This year, upgrade from the standard fancy dinner or long-stem roses and sweep your loved one off their feet with a surprise romantic escapade that they soon won’t forget.

Leave the driving to us and let Greyhound get you to your romantic destination stress-free and with plenty of time for canoodling once you arrive.

 

New York

Love is definitely in the air around the Big Apple. Get in the mood with a horse-drawn carriage ride through Central Park or share sweet Eskimo kisses on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center. Strike out on a downtown Manhattan shopping adventure and spice up your SoHo window-shopping trip with a stop by Agent Provocateur. Don’t forget to check out the Meatpacking District and stroll down this neighborhood’s unique elevated park, the High Line. There are also plenty of hotels offering romantic Valentine’s Day packages featuring flowers, chocolate-covered strawberries and champagne.

San Francisco

San Francisco is a flirty city where you can woo your beloved with a variety of fun, romantic activities. Sightsee, bike and take selfies at the Golden Gate Bridge or spend time perusing the Fisherman’s Wharf hand in hand. For your sweetie with a sweet tooth, take them on a Gourmet Walks’ Gourmet Chocolate Tour and sample a variety of chocolates from artisan chocolatiers. In the evening, enjoy an intimate dinner in one of the 14 bay-view restaurants located in the festival marketplace, PIER 39. No time to head to the wine country? That’s okay; you and your honey can still enjoy a first-class wine tasting experience at one of the many urban wineries.

Savannah, GA

Moody Spanish moss and quaint cobble streets only add to Savannah’s southern charm, inspiring walks filled with hand-holding and stolen kisses. This city is filled with romantic inns and cozy bed and breakfasts so you can’t go wrong wherever you end up staying. If you’re in the mood for a day outdoors rent a canoe for two and spend time paddling and exploring the area’s coastal creeks. If that’s a little too adventurous, you can travel down the Savannah River on a brunch or dinner riverboat cruise. Don’t forget to stop by Leopold’s Ice Cream and share a scoop or two of the Rose Petal Cream or Chocolate Cherry Cordial.

New Orleans

The charming French Quarter, misty City Park and live jazz clubs make New Orleans a great romantic destination.  Make sure you visit one of the many French bakeries and confectionary shops because nothing says love like a locally made treat. The music scene is hot in New Orleans and there are a variety of music clubs and venues where you and your dearest can dance the night away. If you have two left feet, opt for a leisure wander through City Park or enjoy a moonlight ride aboard the paddlewheel steamboats Natchez or the Creole Queen.

 

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