Valentine’s Day Lasts All Winter in Door County, WI

Special getaway packages offer couples a chance to reconnect on Wisconsin’s scenic peninsula

A couple enjoys a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods in Door County, Wisconsin during the annual Nature of Romance promotion. Photo courtesy Mike Roemer/DoorCounty.com.

A couple enjoys a romantic horse-drawn sleigh ride through the woods in Door County, Wisconsin during the annual Nature of Romance promotion. Photo courtesy Mike Roemer/DoorCounty.com.

In Door County, Wisconsin, the spirit of Valentine’s Day lasts all winter long. Door County is a bucolic peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan in Wisconsin’s northeast corner.  Named one of the Top 10 Vacation Destinations in North America byMoney magazine, Door County features 300 miles of shoreline, 11 lighthouses, 5 state parks and 19 county parks. It is known for its natural beauty, artistic offerings and outdoor recreation opportunities.
The sun rises over Lake Michigan at Whitefish Dunes State Park on a crisp winter morning in Door County, Wisconsin. Capture Door County photo courtesy Markos Berndt.

The sun rises over Lake Michigan at Whitefish Dunes State Park on a crisp winter morning in Door County, Wisconsin. Capture Door County photo courtesy Markos Berndt.

Now through the end of March, Door County offers couples a chance to escape into the pampering luxury and scenic beauty of Wisconsin’s peninsular jewel with more than twenty specially priced romantic getaway packages for two.
Each of these Door County Nature of Romance packages includes two nights’ lodging at one of Door County’s renowned resorts, inns or B&Bs. Choose from among accommodations that include in-room fireplaces, four-poster canopied beds, water views, whirlpool tubs and indoor swimming pools. Continue reading
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Valentine’s Day 2013: THE SERIOUS TEDDY BEAR COMPANY Sends Hugs, Happiness This VALENTINE’S DAY

Looking to surprise that special someone this year for Valentine’s Day? This Valentine’s Day, the easiest way you can show someone you care is to give them a hug. But for loved ones far away, how can you send a hug their way? The SERIOUS TEDDY BEAR COMPANY delivers Hugs with their Valentine’s Day gift baskets that include HUGS THE BEAR (the only teddy bear in the country specifically designed for grown-ups), candy, flowers, custom cards, and more – a unique alternative to the usual gift basket. 

'Happy Valentine's Day' Hug Package 2

‘Happy Valentine’s Day’ Hug Package 2

The Serious Teddy Bear was created to assist people in communicating their feelings and to be the vehicle for those wishing to hug someone, particularly if they are unable to do so in person,” ROBERT SCHNEIDER , THE SERIOUS TEDDY BEAR FOUNDER, said. “My firm belief is that people are begging for an alternative way to let someone know they really care…an alternative to the usual flower arrangements or a chocolate gift basket.” Continue reading

DISCOVER CLOUD NINE: HEAT UP YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH SPECIAL DINING MENUS, HEART PUMPING EXPERIENCES AND RELAXING SPA TREATMENTS WITH A ROMANTIC GETAWAY TO LAS VEGAS

THIS VALENTINE’S DAY, WHAT HAPPENS IN VEGAS, WILL REALLY STAYS IN VEGAS

WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS (Courtesy: The Las Vegas  Covention and Visitors Bereau, www.lvcva.com)

WELCOME TO LAS VEGAS (Courtesy: The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Bureau, http://www.lvcva.com)

Love fills the air in Las Vegas this Valentine’s Day weekend with experiences that’ll have your special someone soaring to cloud nine. Across the destination, world-class restaurants, spas and nightlife venues will set the mood for the ultimate romantic getaway.  Sweethearts from across the country will be able to book their air and hotel packages on www.LasVegas.com. Continue reading

TRAVEL AMERICA 2013: BALTIMORE OFFERS SPECIAL PACKAGES DURING 1ST ANNUAL BALTIMORE HOTEL WEEK FEBRUARY 8-18

MONEY-SAVING PACKAGES AVAILABLE FOR VALENTINE’S DAY AND PRESIDENTS DAY WEEKENDS 

BALTIMORE, home of the SUPER BOWL-bound BALTIMORE RAVENS, is gearing up for its first annual HOTEL WEEK. Sponsored by VISIT BALTIMORE, the event is patterned on the successful Restaurant Weeks events of years past. Many hotels around the city are discounting their rates during the week of February 8-18, including HOTEL MONACO, ADMIRAL FELL INN, HYATT REGENCY and the SHERATON INNER HARBOR HOTEL.

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Even better, it’s a chance for you and the missus to get to know each other again. Did you give your wife a toaster oven for Christmas? Can’t remember the last time you went out—anywhere—without the kids? Was your last vacation a trip to your in-laws? And you had a miserable time? If so, it is time to book a couples getaway to Baltimore with special packages starting at $99 a night during the inaugural BALTIMORE HOTEL WEEK FEBRUARY 8-18.

Baltimore’s renowned INNER HARBOR is home to many exciting restaurants, unique shopping, famous museums, live entertainment, local pubs and taverns. Explore the idea of staying in one of the many Inner Harbor Hotels where it’s easy to get in on the action, spirit, and fun of everything Baltimore has to offer.

Baltimore's Inner Harbor Skyline at night (www.baltimore.org)

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor Skyline at night (www.baltimore.org)

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HOTELS.COM REVEALS FIVE UNCONVENTIONAL HOTEL OUTINGS TO CELEBRATE VALENTINE’S DAY

“THE BRANGELINA” AND “CHEAP DATE” ARE AMONG A FEW NOTEWORTHY HOTEL DEALS ONLINE BOOKING EXPERT HOTELS.COM® FINDS ALLOWING COUPLES TO SNUGGLE UP THIS VALENTINE’S DAY

FIND YOUR SINGLES OR SWEETHEART GETAWAY WITH THE 2013 Hotels.com Valentine’s Day Sale.

Looking to spice up your romance life a bit this Valentine’s Day? Hotels.com® is encouraging lovers and travelers to take a gamble andhotels.com logo add a little more va-va-voom, out of the box excitement to this year’s Valentine’s Day plans with five unusual and distinct deals from properties across the United States.

Nowadays travelers and couples are seeking romantic experiences beyond flowers, champagne and a nice dinner,” says TAYLOR L. COLE, APR, TRAVEL EXPERT FOR HOTELS.COM. “We are finding that our customers want to incorporate more of their personality and passions into their getaways. Whether couples are gadget enthusiasts or love the luxury life, there’s a destination and a hotel that will fulfill that unique sweet spot.”

FOR THE “CHEAP DATE”

PERSONALITY HOTELS, located in MontereySan Francisco and Santa RosaCalifornia, is offering couples looking for a good laugh the “CHEAP DATE” VALENTINE’S DAY PACKAGE. The package includes a bottle of Champagne, a box of conversation hearts, a bear-shaped bottle of honey, Jack in the Box coupons (for the romantic fast-food dinner), a romance kit and two blank Valentine’s Day cards – so you don’t have to run out last minute to grab one! Continue reading

MIMI’S CAFE® CELEBRATES L’AMOUR WITH A SPECIAL PRIX FIXE VALENTINE’S MENU FOR TWO

ALSO IN FEBRUARY, MIMI’S WILL SUPPORT THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S® GO RED FOR WOMEN® MOVEMENT WITH ITS SECOND ANNUAL MIMI’S GOES RED CAMPAIGN

Mimi’s Cafe, a customer favorite French-inspired neighborhood bistro, is celebrating the season of love by offering a ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S MENU FOR TWO at $26.99. Available FEBRUARY 7 – 17 from 4 P.M. – 11 P.M., the VALENTINE’S MENU will offer guests a French-inspired three-course meal featuring a variety of delicious options. Also in February, Mimi’s will support the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION’S® GO RED FOR WOMEN® movement with its second annual MIMI’S GOES RED CAMPAIGN, which will include a month-long fundraiser and incentives for guests who donate.

Chicken Madeira offered on Mimi's Cafe's romantic three-course Valentine's Menu for two from February 7-17, 2013.  (PRNewsFoto/Mimi's Cafe)

Chicken Madeira offered on Mimi’s Cafe’s romantic three-course Valentine’s Menu for two from February 7-17, 2013. (PRNewsFoto/Mimi’s Cafe)

Mimi’s Cafe was founded on love. Arthur J. Simms named the restaurant after his first love, Mimi, whom he met in France while stationed there during World War II,” said MARK MEARS , PRESIDENT & CHIEF CONCEPT OFFICER. “To celebrate the season of love, our special Valentine’s Menu offers guests a delicious and affordable opportunity to create a ‘Mimi’s Moment’ and enjoy a romantic French-inspired dining experience.” Continue reading

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR TEMPTS DINERS—AND EXTENDS VALENTINE’S DAY– WITH AN EXCEPTIONAL VALENTINE’S CELEBRATION MENU

FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR will celebrate the romance of Valentine’s Day with four evenings of decadent specials and a unique Valentine gift for couples dining on THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY or SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14TH through the 17th.

Nationally acclaimed FLEMING’S PRIME STEAKHOUSE & WINE BAR offers the best in steakhouse dining – Prime meats andflemings1_jpg-magnum chops, fresh fish and poultry, generous salads and side orders — with a unique wine list known as the FLEMING’S 100®, which features over 100 wines served by the glass. Fleming’s was launched in Newport Beach, California, in 1998 by successful restaurant industry veterans PAUL FLEMING and BILL ALLEN. Today there are 65 restaurants nationwide, including the latest Fleming’s to debut in Beverly Hills. FLEMING‘s is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including Wine Enthusiast‘s annual AWARD OF DISTINCTION and Wine Spectator‘s annual AWARD OF EXCELLENCE.

To enrich the occasion, EXECUTIVE CHEF RUSSELL SKALL has created two enticing entrees, perfect for Valentine’s dinner that will be available in addition to Fleming’s popular a la carte menu.

Valentine’s Day is always such a special celebration for our guests,” remarked Chef Skall. “We created a unique menu to make the evening a truly memorable one. There is nothing more romantic then savoring the pleasures of a delicious dinner and wine with someone you love.Continue reading