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Dinner and a movie have its place. So does Netflix and chill. But this Valentine’s Day, why not try busting out of your normal routine? And by “out” we literally mean “outside,” as in the Great Outdoors.
Sure, for some people, romance involves five-star hotels, Michelin-star restaurants, and all-night dancing.
But for the couple looking to rest, recharge and reconnect … an outdoor adventure could be just the solution!
Just follow these three tips for planning a romantic outdoor Valentine’s Day getaway, and then sit back and enjoy the “love in the air.”
1. Cuddle up in a camper … or get cozy in a cabin.
Tent camping isn’t for everyone. If you’ve never roughed it before, don’t make Valentine’s Day your first time.
Instead, consider renting a recreational vehicle or reserving a cabin, each of which offers many of the luxuries of home (like a nice soft bed) to keep your comfort level, well, comfortable.
Upscale campgrounds and some state parks have cabins on-site. For example, CreekFire Motor Ranch, near Savannah, Ga., offers rustic (but still modern) cabins in its amenity-packed campground resort. The full kitchen is the perfect spot to cook a meal together before settling onto the porch to stargaze.
2. Bond, baby, bond.
Don’t limit yourself: Outdoor fun comes in many forms.
Of course, there are the tried-and-true activities such as hiking and biking, but why not branch out a little? Rent a small boat, and spend the day fishing at a lake, or search for hidden treasures while geocaching.
If you’re not into hiking, try strolling through a local zoo or exploring a new town on foot. Horseback riding may not be your thing, but who can say “no” to the ultimate romantic move: a horse-drawn carriage ride. You can book one in most cities, including one of our favorite spots, Savannah.
And there’s always one of the most classic romantic outings: A picnic. Keep it simple with grab-and-go bites from your favorite local market.
3. Set the tone with a tune.
No matter where you go or what you do, turn up the romance!
Music is a great start. Download a series of playlists to your phone: classic-rock singalongs for the road; ethereal ambient music for a plane ride; romantic ballads for your alone time at camp. Pack a Bluetooth speaker, and turn off all phone notifications while you settle in for the night.
Bonus: These songs will become a reminder of a special memory with your loved one.
Most of all, remember to focus on what’s around you, especially your partner. And that should be easy when you’re surrounded by the beauty of nature instead of the distractions of everyday life.
What about you? Do you have an outdoorsy Valentine’s Day Getaway that you’ve taken? Even if you have kids, there are still ways to get couple time while traveling, be sure to check out this article here.
CreekFire Motor Ranch is a 105-acre RV destination located in Savannah, Ga. Open since October 2017, the campground offers tent and RV sites, as well as private cabins. Park amenities include pools, a hot tub, tennis, pickle ball and basketball courts, a 1962 airstream trailer outfitted as a food truck, and more. Located less than 30 minutes from Historic Savannah, Creekfire offers daily shuttle service between the campground and downtown Savannah. CreekFire’s mission is to allow RVers and campers to connect with nature and build camaraderie in friendly surroundings, all while experiencing the area’s historical spirit, Southern hospitality and relaxed pace. For more information, visit CreekFire on Instagram (@creekfirerv), Facebook and Twitter (@creekfirerv).