10 Romantic Valentine’s Day Staycation Spots

From private cottages to urban oases, here are the best NYC staycation spots this Valentine’s Day.

Nothing screams “Happy Valentine’s Day” like the perfect romantic getaway, but this year, that may be a little complicated. Just because vacationing is off-limits, however, doesn’t mean staycationing is.

If you want the ultimate, cozy, romantic spot to spend V-day with your SO in or near NYC, look no further. From the chicest metropolitan hotels to romantic hideaway spots, here are 10 sublime places to staycation this Valentine’s Day.

The Gramercy Park Hotel, NYC

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A home away from home, the Gramercy Park Hotel facilitates a lovely, romantic atmosphere for you and your SO among some of the finest and most luxurious surroundings in the city. If you and your boo are particularly artsy or cultural connoisseurs, you can’t go wrong with Gramercy Park—at any given moment, the hotel has over $50 million worth of art rotating through the premises, plus you have access to a private, groomed park and the Rose Bar. When you can convince yourself to get out of those plush covers and take a stroll inside, it’ll be like your own personal luxury gallery.

The Standard, NYC

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Right on the High Line (with a secondary, chic and urban location in the East Village), The Standard is for the adventurous couples who want a change of pace and scenery during Valentine’s Day. The High Line location towers above the elevated park of downtown Manhattan, giving access to one of the most romantic walking spots in the city. Plus, with modern bedrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows in every room, a staycation at The Standard is the best way to treat yourself and your partner—you deserve it.

The Mark Hotel, NYC

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The Mark is the gem of the Upper East Side, where you and your boo can live out all your richly decorated Gossip Girl fantasies. Right on Central Park, the luxurious hotel provides a true escape from the city, an oasis of comfort and lavishness in the middle of NYC. It also has a #1 ranking for hotel wifi, meaning Netflix (and chill?) has never been easier—especially with in-room gourmet dining by Jean-Georges.

The Chanler At Cliff Walk, RI

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For a staycation away from NYC altogether, consider a short journey up to Rhode Island to stay at the Chanler At Cliff Walk. A 20-room B&B in Newport, the location provides a cozy, quaint (yet still luxurious and refined) experience amongst the natural beauty of Rhode Island, sitting on the Atlantic Ocean amongst the Newport Mansions. Start the day with a rose petal bath in your suite, and end it with a bonfire for two at the beach and drinks on the ocean-facing lawn.

The Ritz-Carlton, NYC

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To truly treat yourself to the epitome of a lush Valentine’s Day staycation, the Ritz in NYC is the place to go. Right on Central Park, the hotel emulates luxury living, offering townhouse vibes with exquisite views of the city alongside the La Prairie Spa, impeccable service and comfy rooms.

The Asbury Park Hotel, NJ

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The Asbury Park Hotel is a one of a kind experience, allowing you to stay safe and sociable during this COVID-era Valentine’s. With Victorian-era history and rock-n-roll tributes, the Salvation rooftop lounge allows for social distancing to recreate a perfect date night for you and your significant other, while the Soundbooth bar in the lobby creates a live music experience.

Mohonk Mountain House, NY

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Get the New York experience, minus the city. Located in New Paltz, NY, the Mohonk Mountain House is a mountaintop haven, where you and your significant other can relax, destress and focus on each other. When you’re not exploring the surrounding nature of the mountain, stay in to dine at the hotel’s restaurant, visit the holistic wellness center, or even take a paint and sip class.

The Baker House 1650, NY

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The diamond of East Hampton, The Baker House 1650 will feel like the home you never want to leave, an essential aspect of staycationing. Complete with the finest of accommodations, the dainty bed and breakfast brings countryside vibes with the private pool, Baker Spa and elegant English-inspired landscape with gardens and a library.

Four Seasons Philadelphia, PA

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South of NYC, The Four Seasons Hotel in Philadelphia is a luxury escape from one city into another. With a plethora of restaurants around the vicinity and a sky lobby on the 59th floor, excitement and adventure awaits you and your partner as you head to a new city—sometimes, just a change of scenery is all you need.

Twin Farms, VT

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For a longer trip outside of the city, take a 5 hour road trip and retreat to the Twin Farms, an adult-only property in beautiful Vermont. Rest and relaxation are key, here; indulge in your partner and revive your souls as you reconnect on 300 acres of land, staying in your luxury cottage that will make you never want to leave your serene staycation.

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