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13 Tips to Survive a Romantic Weekend Getaway with Your Valentine

Written by Going Places

This blog post was updated on April 14, 2022.


A lot of couples decide to leave the routine of home and go away for Valentine’s Day weekend. Sounds like a solid plan, every time. But, although traveling with that special someone may seem like a great idea in order to boost your relationship, lovebirds can also walk a fine line when traveling together.

Travel can bring out the worst and best in people, and that’s a universal fact that doesn’t care about V-Day at all. Even if you’re the most compatible lovebirds in the world, you can be sure both of you will not handle issues that might arise during your trip with the same elegance. That’s why, in order to help you survive that romantic weekend getaway with your sweetheart, we give you a few tips for a romantic weekend getaway to keep the flame of love burning!

Keep Your Temper In Check

There are about a million things that can go wrong when traveling. A flight could be delayed six hours. The hotel doesn’t have a record of your reservation. The sky is falling! When the inevitable slip-up occurs, it’s important to not lash out at your partner. Just because you’re with someone doesn’t give you an excuse to treat them poorly when the GPS gets you lost!

Figure Out The Money Situation Ahead of Time

Travel involves putting down dough on plane tickets, taxis, hotels, and site visits. While married couples that share an income may not have to worry about who pays for what, couples traveling together should try to keep things casual when it comes to money. Nothing spoils the mood more than arguing over how much one or the other has spent on the vacation. Have a plan set in place so that no one ends up crying over pennies and dimes. It’s just not worth it.

Minimize Complaining

Nothing spells “romantic buzz kill” like somebody complaining all the time. The hotel room is dirty. Your feet hurt from too much walking. You know how it goes. Complaining should be kept to a minimum on a romantic weekend away, and that’s Love 101. If you make your partner feel guilty for missing the sunset cruise, the romance will definitely sail away.

Research Thoughtfully Beforehand

Perhaps it’s just a naive idea, but not having anything special planned in advance for the other person can kill the mood of the whole weekend. Think ahead of time of special things you two can do together… things your Valentine will enjoy!

Communicate Better

Travel presents a good number of possible things to see and do, restaurants to try, and people to meet. When traveling with your loved one, it’s important not to lose your personal travel goals. Make sure you communicate with your travel companion about what you want to do and what you’re interested in seeing. If you need some alone time or space, go do something you are interested in. Just because you’re traveling with another person doesn’t mean you can’t try things only you would enjoy!

Don’t Involve Third Parties

Mothers-in-law, ex-girlfriend meet-ups…a romantic weekend away is not the time to involve anyone else but the two of you! Even if you’re headed to a destination where you know someone, sometimes it’s best to keep it simple and not involve past relationships. That tends to be a sure recipe for disaster!

Go Somewhere Remote

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of everyday life because work, kids, pets, and so much more can fill your schedule to the brim. That is why going somewhere remote for a romantic weekend getaway is a great idea. Not only does it ensure that you’ll have little to no distractions, but it also gives you the chance to focus on each other and enjoy intimacy in a new way. A good first step is to find somewhere out of your routine, like the beach. If you’re used to going to the same place every weekend, change things up by taking a trip somewhere new.

Don’t Say You’re Going on a ‘Romantic Getaway’

Saying you’re going on a romantic getaway puts undue pressure on the trip and creates an environment where it will be more difficult for the two of you to have fun, relax, and enjoy each other’s company. So, instead of saying you’re going on a romantic getaway, it would be better to point out that you’re going on a weekend trip or a vacation.

Plan the Trip Together

Some of the most meaningful and memorable times we spend with our partners are romantic weekend getaways. But even if this is true for you, it can be tough to know where to start when planning the trip. If you’re trying to find the best places to go or what activities to do together, plan together. It allows both partners to participate in the decision-making process, which means they’ll be more invested in the trip getting off on the right foot. It also encourages more open communication between the two of you, which will make for a more relaxing and enjoyable getaway.

Have Laid Back, Flexible Schedules

When planning a romantic getaway, don’t stress about your schedule. Have a laid-back and flexible one, and it will be an easy process. You’ll be able to decide where to go last minute and enjoy the trip better. You don’t have to have every detail planned out. Just think of the major stops you want to make, like visiting a landmark or checking out a museum. Put them on your itinerary and be open to making new plans if something else comes up that sounds better during the trip.

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Start the Trip Off with Romance

This is always a good idea, but it can be difficult to make time for the little things that help keep a relationship strong with a busy schedule. Surprise your significant other with a romantic gesture before you even arrive at your destination. It could be watching a movie and ordering room service, or maybe it’s a few hours of some indoor rock-climbing followed by a nice candlelit dinner. This way, you can start your trip off right, and you’ll already have one less thing to worry about while you’re on vacation.

Disconnect from Your Tech

The best romantic weekend getaways are the ones where you can truly unplug and decompress. That’s why it’s important to leave your tech at home. The motion of the ocean waves is a great place to meditate, and if you don’t want to meditate, that’s okay. But try not to let your phone distract you. Technology is an amazing thing. But as much as we love it, we also know that, at times, it can be a huge distraction. While some people may not consider it a romantic activity, disconnecting from technology is essential for the modern-day date. You’ve got to keep your phone in the other room and set aside time for uninterrupted conversation.

Give Each Other Some Quality ‘Me’ Time

No matter how great your relationship is…taking time for yourself can help keep things fresh and exciting for both of you. However, it’s important to remember that relationships are about two people and not just about what you can do for your partner. While booking cheap Valentine’s Day flights, be sure that your well-deserved weekend getaway includes at least one activity that your partner can do on their own, without you. Giving each other some quality ‘me’ time can also help prevent serious issues in your relationship from blowing up out of proportion!

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