Virginia is for Lovers, so it makes perfect sense to enjoy a romantic getaway with your sweetie on or near Valentine’s Day in Virginia Beach.

You needn’t spend a fortune. Perhaps a simple walk along the beach or our famous boardwalk (do bundle up!) and enjoying the sound of the surf and the gulls will be enough. What’s more, you’ll enjoy the beauty of our Atlantic shore with far fewer crowds to compete for your spot on the beach. It, literally, could be just you and your love strolling along the shore. Talk about being able to whisper sweet nothings in each other’s ears without fear of being overheard!

Several Virginia Beach hotels and inns have romantic getaway packages in and around Valentine’s Day. The Cavalier Hotel, for example (which just exudes romance), offers great stay packages all year round.

Opened in 1927, many people consider the Cavalier to be the hotel that made Virginia Beach famous. Celebrities of all sorts have stayed here on its 18 acres that offer not one, but two, world-class hotels: the original Cavalier On the Hill and the more recent Cavalier On The Ocean.

Many restaurants in Virginia Beach offer wonderful Valentine’s Day dinners, complete with champagne, roses at the table and sumptuous desserts.

Romantic getaways aren’t complete without some exploring of all that Virginia Beach and the surrounding region offer.

For example, history lovers will want to take the approximately 60-mile trip to the northwest to explore Colonial Williamsburg. Or drive just 30 miles further from Williamsburg to see the first English settlement in the Americas, Jamestown, founded more than 400 years ago (1607).

Romance is incomplete without wine. Virginia boasts more than 80 wineries. Several are within a short drive of Virginia Beach (there are few spots throughout the entire state that aren’t but half an hour from at least one winery).

You’ll also want to be sure you check out the Cape Henry lighthouses. Cape Henry saw its first lighthouse built in 1792 and its second, “new” lighthouse, built in 1881. The second lighthouse is open to the public and the views from its top are not to be missed.

Since Virginia Beach is on the water, why not celebrate with your love by visiting the city’s Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center? Check out the aquarium’s loggerhead turtles, great horned owls, North American river otters, harbor seals, and more.

If you’d like to visit Virginia Beach for Valentine’s Day, be sure to book early, as the best packages and resorts fill up quickly. Yet don’t forget to visit our seaside city any day of the year when your heart is focused on romance. Book your hotel reservation today!