Valentine's Day getaways are a great way for parents to reconnect. // (c) Wikipedia Creative Commons

Quick Valentine’s Day Getaways for Mom and Dad

Make Valentine’s Day extra special with a quick Valentine’s Day Getaway. Moms and dads who are lucky enough to have someone to watch the kids overnight can escape to for a romantic weekend in Santa Barbara.

Valentine's Day getaways are a great way for parents to reconnect. // (c) Wikipedia Creative Commons
Valentine’s Day getaways are a great way for parents to reconnect. // (c) Wikipedia Creative Commons

For romantic digs during a getaway, look no further than the Four Seasons Resort The Biltmore Santa Barbara. A Hollywood favorite since 1927, the oceanfront resort’s secluded 20-acre property features a blend of botanical gardens, coastal panoramas and world-class amenities.

The Biltmore offers a number of packages and experiences specially designed to fan the flames of romance.  Enjoy champagne and strawberries then linger over breakfast in bed with the Celebration Package, or spend an extra day exploring or escaping together with a third night free.

My favorite hotel in Santa Barbara is the Canary Hotel, a Kimpton Hotel. The hotel is the perfect place to pamper a significant other and the Room for Romance package offers dinner for two and an in-room bubble bath. Add a little wine to the romance with the Urban Wine Trail package, which includes a bottle of wine, a cheese plate, bike rental for two and a map with recommendations for the best wine trail destinations.

It might be a bit of a drag to fight Thrusday-night traffic from Los Angeles, but don’t rush. Romanticize the journey and take the coastal route. If you really want to splurge, you can even hire a driver.

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