So we're coming up on that romantic holiday known as Valentine's Day. Where are you going to take that special someone in your life for a romantic adventure? I have an idea or two for those of you who want to spend this Valentine's Day somewhere special.
One of my favorite spots to go for a romantic getaway was at Capital Reef National Park. Capital Reef is in red rock country and has a vast area for exploring, not that I expect you will see too much outside of your hotel room! For me, this was a trip within the region in which I lived. I was able to be there within a three hour drive and it was a good, quick trip.
So you might be saying to yourself, "But I don't live within three hours of Capital Reef National Park." Well, that's not really the point. Most people don't have time to take off a whole week for Valentine's Day, especially since it's on a Wednesday this year. What I'm getting at is take a couple of days off and go to somewhere regionally close to you and do something similar to what I did. Now I hear you saying, "But you never told me what you did." I thought you would never ask!
Here's what I did. I booked a nice, but expensive bed and breakfast with a great view and a hot tub in the room. Remember, sounds expensive but you're only staying a couple of nights and it's relatively close to home so your travel budget should be able to handle it. We had a great place to stay and a great place to see while we were out of the room. We stayed in a small town right at the boundary of the national park, which also had some outstanding places to eat.
So, here's the recipe in short: a regionally close to you destination, a nice bed and breakfast, some sights to see when you are in a sightseeing mood, and a really nice restaurant to eat at. Find your own nearby and have a great Valentine's Day! Incidentally, if you want to copy mine, stay in Torrey, UT and go to Capital Reef National Park.