Best Romantic Getaways for February

February may be the shortest month of the year, but it's not short on opportunities for romance. Whether you're treating your special someone to a Valentine's Day excursion or simply looking to get away to somewhere warm, there are plenty of options for a vacation in this cold winter month. Try some of these top enchanting getaways in February:

San Jose, Costa Rica

San Jose, Costa Rica

February is a splendid time to visit Costa Rica—it's in the midst of the dry season, which means you can enjoy warm weather with little rain. San Jose is located in the heart of the country, and while many people simply pass through on their way to the destination's stunning beaches, the city offers a lot for couples seeking romance and intrigue. In fact, it's the cultural hub of the region, offering an array of museums, galleries, and nightlife options, not to mention an array of exquisite San Jose inns.

Avoid the commercial block of the city and opt instead to discover the locale through its downtown. The Culture Plaza, for instance, is host to an array of urban attractions and public shows, and it's the place where locals and visitors gather to mingle. Surrounding the plaza are the Pre-Columbian Gold Museum and National Theater While you're in town, be sure to explore the interesting history of San Jose. The city had a late start in its development into a world-class city, which means you won't find antique architecture and monuments—rather, you'll come across buildings from the World War II era.

San Francisco, California

 San Francisco, Calif.

If you're looking to save some money on your couple's getaway to San Francisco, February is the ideal month to visit: The off-peak season tends to offer lower prices on accommodations, such as rooms in San Francisco bed and breakfasts. Along with a breathtaking skyline and temperate conditions, the city has plenty of opportunities for picnicking on the beach as the sun sets over the horizon. Another hotspot in the City by the Bay is Crissy Field, which is part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. Enjoy a picnic, bike the winding trails, fly a kite, or just take a tranquil stroll along the coast.

For some nightlife excitement, start your evening on out in one of the many fine dining establishments in San Francisco. Michael Mina, for instance, serves up contemporary American culinary delights, like pan-seared rainbow trout and artichoke gratin.


Cape Cod, Massachusetts

 Cape Cod, Mass.

If you want to embrace the winter conditions this February, make it a New England vacation in Cape Cod. You and your guest can settle into a warm Cape Cod inn before heading out to take advantage of all the romantic things the headland has to offers. For instance, the cape is home to the oldest artists colony in the U.S.: Provincetown. Here, you can find an array of galleries, private studios, and museums displaying works by local artists.

When you're hungry, head to Twenty-Eight Atlantic, which is widely considered to be the most romantic restaurant on the cape. It focuses on gourmet New American cuisine and offers an elegant setting complete with Shaker-style decor, glass chandeliers, and massive windows that let you dine alongside a gorgeous waterfront view of Pleasant Bay. Cinema fans especially will enjoy this destination in February, when it is host to the Friends of Cape Cod National Seashore's Annual Winter Film Festival. This series of film showings is free and runs every Sunday throughout the month.


Savannah, Georgia

 Savannah, Ga.

As one of the top Southern locations for couples, Savannah is bursting with charming bed and breakfasts and lovely eateries. You and your special someone can find plenty to do in the historic district—walk the tree-lined streets to explore gorgeous Victorian and Gothic Revival architecture that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of the highlight attractions include the Owens-Thomas House, Spencer Woodbridge House, Edmund Molyneux Mansion, and Green-Meldrim House

Paint the town red with an evening in the heart of the city where you'll find world-class restaurants, such as Foxy Loxy and Papillote, as well as music venues and theaters. Afterward, slow things down with a soothing ride in a horse-drawn carriage, or keep the party going with a few drinks at one of the variety of clubs, lounges and bars.