February is a great month to travel. Especially for couples in northern climates, it's a chance to get away from winter and find a nice beach where the weather is hot! Here's ERV's choices for February 2018 romantic destinations, including Valentines Day getaways, and a video of trips you can take in February along with related travel information like high temps, hours of sunshine, and so forth.
Plus: we just had to list a destination that, while certainly not warm, is one of the best places in February to really experience winter at it's most romantic.
The Caribbean in February
Sick and tired of winter? One of the best hot vacation spots in February is the Caribbean. Hurricane season is over, it's convenient (just a few hours away by air from most points in the USA), and reliably warm.
Despite being high-season, many romantic destinations in the Caribbean can be affordable, and there are plenty of all inclusive February vacation deals being offered.
Caribbean Destination with the Lowest Humidity in February: St. Maarten, at a comfortable 76%.
Warmest Weather in the Caribbean in February? There are lots of islands with very nice weather this month, but Aruba is right near the top, with an average daytime high temperature of 85 F. If you're ready to pack up & go, check out the 55% Off All-Inclusive Caribbean Vacation Saleat a website that only does island vacations, CheapCaribbean.com.
3 Warm & Romantic Caribbean Resorts in February:
Kamalame Cay, Bahamas - What Other Couples Said: "Paradise Found"..."A Tranquil Escape with Amazing People"..."Romantic, Secluded, Beautiful with Amazing Food". 2017 Rating* for Romantic Bahamas Resorts:92% - Excellent. (Staniard Creek, Andros, Bahamas)
Catcha Falling Star, Jamaica - What Other Couples Said: "Amazing Views and Snorkeling"..."Perfect Honeymoon"..."Beautiful Place, Stunning View, Lots to Do". 2017 Rating* for Romantic Bahamas Resorts:96% - Excellent. (Negril, Jamaica)
Boardwalk Hotel Aruba - What Other Couples Said: "Best in Aruba"..."Wonderful, Quiet Sanctuary"..."Perfect Caribbean Anniversary". 2017 Rating* for Romantic Bahamas Resorts:98% - Excellent. (Eagle Beach, Aruba)
Quebec City Romantic Inns and Small Hotels - there's lots to see and do for couples who travel to Quebec City in February, and especially this month as that's when the city celebrates it's Winter Carnival. Book early, because most fill quickly for the mid-winter festivities. Quebec City in the winter is gorgeous. The weather is cold, but there's more opportunity to cuddle up and really enjoy this historic, intimate and very European small city. It's one of the most romantic February vacations we can recommend!
February Warm Weather (and Not So Warm!)
Wondering where the weather is hot in February? (and where it's not?) Here's a quick look at what the weather is like in several destinations:
Las Vegas - spring is just around the corner, with average daytime high of about 63 F.
Orlando - usually clear, with high temperatures of about 73 F.
New Orleans - warm highs of 64 F for Mardi Gras month, some fog.
Hawaii - for a guaranteed warm destination in February, Hawaii's a good choice. Sunny with high temps of about 78 F.
Dallas TX - daytime highs are a pleasant 61 F, with a daily average of about 6 hrs of sunshine.
San Francisco - stable weather, cooler days with some clouds and highs of about 60 F.
Seattle - cool, average highs of 51 F with light rain on many days.
New York - chilly with highs of 40 F.
Video: Top 10 Best February Vacation Spots
Here's another in our series of travel videos: Warm Weather Vacation Spots in February. Whether it's a break from winter, planning a honeymoon or just want a romantic vacation on the beach in February 2018, have a look at these places to travel to in late winter:
Florida Keys in February
With less than 2 inches of precipitation on average during the month, Key West, FL is one of the best places to holiday in Florida (and the U.S.!) in February. Expect an average daytime high temp of 75 F, with the water temperature around 70 F. Occasionally, Northern cold fronts can creep down and bring overnight freezing temps to much of the state...except the Keys!
Poolside Sun in February at the Southernmost Hotel, Key West FL
Romantic Hotel for Your February Vacation in Key West:
The Southernmost Hotel - at the quiet end of Duval Street, this romantic inn is custom made for couples getaways in the Keys. They've got 2 pools (including a "quiet pool for adults" and a great pool bar with friendly staff and tasty pina coladas!), amenity-filled & updated rooms, and easy access to the beach. 2017 Rating* for Romantic Florida Keys Hotels:91% - Excellent.
Exotic & Romantic February Vacation in Dubai- it's in the Middle East, but don't worry, Dubai is perhaps the safest destination in that part of the world. It's a long flight from the U.S. or Canada, but it is a travel experience not to be missed. February is a great time to go to Dubai because temperatures are quite comfortable (daytime highs of around 25 C or 77 F) and humidity is low compared to other times of the year.
Valentines Day Cruise Deals- February is a good month for a warm winter cruise in the Caribbean or South Pacific. Cruisecompete.com has cruises just for lovebirds in February (and over 100 agencies bid to give you the lowest quote).
Aston at the Whaler on Kaanapali Beach, Maui - we know lots of couples who have had fantastic February vacations in Maui. Whale-watching season is at it's best, weather is dependably good (highs of 73 F), and it's just before the spring break season.
Valentines Day Getaways to Carmel, California - come to this part of the Central California Coast in mid-February 2018, and you'll find low season discounts, fewer tourists, and the rugged California coast that's just as beautiful year-round.
Bahamas Beach Vacations in February - The Bahamas has miles and miles of white and pink sand beaches! The February weather is hot, and so are the deals on a romantic all-inclusive resort vacation in February 2018.
South Padre Island - this attractive destination on the Texas Gulf Coast enjoys high temps of about 71 F during the month, and usually low amounts of rain. But the best reason to plan on this month? It's a romantic February vacation before the Spring Break crowds arrive in March!
*ERV Rating for Couples: our unique, non-scientific rating formula for romantic hotels which includes:
Romantic Amenities: such as an in-suite JACUZZI® tub or Whirlpool bath, scenic view, lounge, etc
Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
Clientele: demographic the hotel
attracts (couples, families with kids, business travelers, etc)
with Couples & Honeymooners: based on variety of social media & crowd-sourced reviews.
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