Written By Michelle Franzen Martin.
Staycations are the ideal way to spend important time together.
Couples who are short on time, but longing for time away, don’t have to travel far to reconnect and enjoy a romantic getaway. A stay at a local hotel or resort is the ideal staycation, offering opportunities to relax and to renew the relationship.
Staycations at a local hotel or resort offer something for every couple. Options can include cooking demonstrations and wine tastings for foodies, gallery visits for art enthusiasts and, for some, the time to simply relax and unwind in the room or at the spa.
After revisiting favorite memories, it’s time to make some new ones. Local museums offer a range of new experiences. Take painting lessons at the museum, or draw or take photos together.
Couples who crave adventure might prefer a hiking excursion, while those who enjoy sporting events might prefer a night out at the ball game.
Often, these staycation experiences leave a lasting impact. They may even present additional experiences to enjoy in the future.
Romantic Staycation Ideas for Couples
For couples who live near Omni Hotels & Resorts, a memorable staycation is close to home.
Omni Parker House in Boston is steps away from the Freedom Trail and surrounded by American history. The hotel itself dates back to 1855, and its on-site eatery Parker’s Restaurant is where the Boston Cream Pie was invented. The hotel offers a 24-hour fitness center, and guests can get more exercise by following the 2.5-mile-long Freedom Trail. The route leads to 16 historic sites including the Paul Revere House, Bunker Hill Monument and USS Constitution.
A weekend in the Big Easy is a foodies’ paradise when staying at Omni Royal Orleans. The hotel’s Rib Room restaurant, which serves prime rib, beef specialties, fowl and seafood prepared on giant French rotisseries and mesquite grills, is a favorite among tourists and locals. Throughout the French Quarter are countless culinary offerings: cooking classes at places such as the New Orleans School of Cooking, fine dining at GW Fins and Restaurant Rebirth, and beignets at the renowned Café Du Monde.
Looking for other romantic foodie destinations?
At Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, you can roll up your sleeves, enjoy some cocktails and work side-by-side with your valentine during our interactive cooking class inspired by Italy. Learn more about about Tuscany for Two.
As romantic as its location on the Riverwalk, Omni La Mansión del Rio’s Ostra is hosting a special Valentine’s dinner. Dine on oysters, foie gras, truffle cod and more, all perfectly paired with wine. Learn more about Valentine’s Dinner at Ostra.
Sunny San Diego is the ideal place to relax and unwind by the water, and Omni San Diego Hotel, located in the historic Gaslamp Quarter, offers a gorgeous pool deck that is open year-round. Nearby Coronado Island’s beaches are a perfect couple’s getaway, and Mission Beach and Ocean Beach provide plenty of rest and relaxation. After a day of sun and swimming, couples can enjoy a massage at the hotel.
Need another moment of bliss?
At Omni La Costa Resort & Spa, experience how KYPRIS brings science and nature together at The Spa. This unique event includes an exclusive facial, gift with purchase and more. There will also be special Art of Aromatherapy classes focused on rose and all the benefits this scent offers. Learn more about this special Valentine’s offering here.
Revel in romance at Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate’s Mokara Spa with a relaxing spa package available from February 10 through February 17. Indulge in a couples massage of either 50 or 80 minutes, cabana at the Adult Pool for the entire day, chocolate covered strawberries, a bottle of Champagne and more! For reservations, please call (407) 390-6603.
If you’re looking for a more adventurous way to spend this romantic holiday, Bretton Woods is hosting a Couple’s Alpine Clinic on Wednesday, February 14th with resident powder couple Gus DeMaggio and three- time Olympian, Miki Fera. This clinic was designed for couples looking to spend Valentine’s Day playing in the powder and will be tailored to your experience and ability on the slopes. Learn more about the Alpine Clinic here.
Not for the faint of heart, Omni Chicago Hotel is offering a Valentine’s Day package that includes VIP passes to the 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck and TILT. 360 CHICAGO Observation Deck soars 1,000 feet above Lake Michigan and the city’s majestic skyline to offer visitors the most breathtaking views of downtown Chicago, the lakefront and four neighboring states. Experience TILT – Chicago’s highest moving attraction, leaning visitors 30 degrees out from the building for pulse-pounding, one-of-a-kind views of Chicago. Also included in the package is a romantic welcome amenity with champagne and valet parking.