This Valentine’s Day, instead of the usual dinner for two at your neighborhood restaurant you and your love go to throughout the year, why not step it up and take a nice road trip to a new place that you have yet to travel to or don’t get to see often? Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to go to your favorite restaurant where everyone knows your name and you know you’re going to enjoy the same, delicious meal you always get, but it’s even better when you and your significant other take a nice getaway to spend some quality time together. To get you started with your bae-cation planning, here are five romantic cities that are sure to set the mood between you and your bae this Valentine’s Day.

New Orleans
One of my favorite cities to visit no matter the occasion, is New Orleans. Home to some of the best dining and typically great weather, New Orleans provides couples with romantic restaurants, beautiful scenery and affordable options to enjoy your trip. To set a romantic ambiance, grab dinner at the cozy Cafe Amelie and sit in the courtyard as the sun sets; afterwards, try a moonlight ride aboard the paddlewheel steamboats.

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