Valentine’s Day Roundup: For Singles Who Love to Have Fun Too
Couples shouldn’t get to have all the fun on Valentine’s Day. The day to celebrate love includes love of all kinds, and several destinations have created celebrations for those who might not have one special someone but several in the form of family and friends. Who needs extravagance and romance when you can relax and rejuvenate at a spa overlooking Hong Kong or party the night away in downtown Nashville? Jetset Extra has the details about all that and more.
This Valentine’s Day, singles ready to mingle can head to Aqualina Resort & Spa On the Beach in Sunny Isles Beach, Florida. The resort’s Piazzetta Marketplace & Restaurant invites those who are unattached to party it up with Dj De Laet from 6 to 9 p.m. While the DJ spins live mixes, revelers can enjoy a selection of drink specials, such as the Kiss On the Neck and the Passion Fruit Caipirinha. Piazzetta will also serve house specials for the night, including Carpaccio of salmon with vegetables, tagliatelle with rose petals and Champagne, rice and peas with lobster Danish, salmon trout with oranges, and seared chicken with pomegranates.
Grab your best girlfriends for a night at the hip Hotel Preston in Nashville, Tennessee. The boutique hotel’s “No Valentine? No Problem!” package is pure Music City: a little indulgent and a whole lot of fun. Guests receive overnight accommodations in a spacious suite, a bottle of sparkling wine to help get the party started, and round trip transportation to and from, Broadway and Second Avenue, downtown Nashville’s hottest nightlife neighborhood. Back at the hotel, partygoers will be treated to a late night snack of a selection of Nashville’s own Christie’s Cookies and a gift certificate for breakfast at the famed Loveless Café. Prices start at $269 a night, plus tax; packages must be booked at least 48 hours in advance.
Rebalance yourself at Chuan Spa at Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong, with the “Valentine’s Get Together” package. Available throughout February, the hour-long treatment takes place in the Element Room and includes a choice of two out of an express manicure, an express facial, a mini feet retreat, or a back, neck, and shoulder massage. Following the experience, spa-goers are led to a private relaxation lounge to enjoy Champagne and canapés. The group treatment room—perfect for parties and a girls’ or guys’ night in—includes four treatment beds, a private changing room, and the interconnected relaxation lounge overlooking Hong Kong and Kowloon. The package is priced at $615 for four people.
Valentine’s Day might not be the happiest of days for those who are currently nursing broken hearts. The Museum of Broken Relationships in Zagreb, Croatia, offers a creative solution to help wounded souls overcome an emotional hardship. The museum’s exhibits are made up of donations from those who have experienced failed loves. Visitors can find everything from wedding dresses to a garden gnome, a formal recognition of the demise of a relationship and a unique outlet to help individuals let go and move on.
The Omni Bedford Springs Resort in Bedford, Pennsylvania, invites single ladies to celebrate February 14 with a private group cooking and mixology class at chef’s table, a dip in the Springs Eternal Spa’s Bedford Baths, and cigars and s’mores at the outdoor fire pit. Female friends will also receive a spa amenity to commemorate the special girls’ night out. Event reservations are $150 per person; accommodations with purchase of the event are $149 per night, based on double occupancy.
For women whose New Year’s resolutions resemble those of Bridget Jones (“obviously lose 20 pounds,” “find a nice, sensible boyfriend,” etc), New You Boot Camp has the ultimate solution. From February 13 to 17, join the program at its Suffolk, England, location for a Valentine’s Boutique Boot Camp. Participants will venture off site for scenic hikes and experience the company’s famous military-inspired fitness program as well as find their inner domestic goddess with cooking demonstrations of delicious, healthy recipes. Prices begin at £385 per person, including accommodations, fitness activities, cooking demos, and all food and drinks.
Visit JetsetExtra.com again tomorrow for a roundup of Valentine’s Day specials for foodies!