Planning a Romantic Getaway

Valentine’s Day is a great time to show your loved ones how much they mean to you. However, planning a romantic getaway, whether on Valentine's or not, can be a much-needed break to reconnect with your partner. Here are some tips to plan a romantic getaway that will be cherished long after the getaway is over.

It’s All About Your Mindset

Make an agreement beforehand that this trip will be special. Both parties need to agree that distractions (phones, outside situations, etc) will not be a factor during this trip. It’s about being with each other and focusing on each other! Agree that no matter what happens, the getaway is going to be great. Whether it’s your fifth trip together or your fiftieth, pretend and act like it’s your first. Remember the excitement you had when you both experienced things for the first time? It’s time to capture that excitement and joy once more.

And if you didn’t pick up on the hint above, let’s be very clear: put away the phone! From texting to phone calls, to surfing on the internet and the temptations of social media, nothing ruins romance more than the constant distractions a smartphone can bring. Unplug and focus on each other. The results will be amazing.

Plan Together

Planning for a getaway should be exciting, but sometimes we treat it like a chore and hastily make arrangements without fully consulting with our better half. Sit down and discuss the itinerary. Make sure there are things that both individuals will enjoy. Your partner will appreciate that you desire their input and it will make for a more satisfying trip for both of you.

Don’t Overplan

Activities on a getaway can be exciting and adventurous. If you are visiting Siesta Key, there are an endless amount of activities to consider. They can make for some incredible memories; however, it’s easy to get caught up in the planning stage and overdo it. Jumping from one activity to the next leaves very little time to actually enjoy each other’s company. Schedule plenty of time to relax and get to know each other all over again.

Surprise Your Partner With a Romantic Gesture

Surprise your partner with a romantic gesture that hasn’t been done before in your relationship. Things like rose petals on the bed, a candlelit dinner on the beach or a horseback ride can be the romantic touch the is very much appreciated and remembered for years to come. It doesn’t have to be something grand or expensive either. Small, meaningful gestures can have an enormous impact. Whatever you do, as long as you put your heart into it, it will be a surprise that will add a sense of wonder and delight to their romantic getaway.

If Budget is an Issue, Try a Suitcase Surprise

If you are on a budget, try hiding a small gift in your partner’s suitcase and watch their face when they discover it as they unpack. It doesn’t have to be expensive, just something that would be meaningful to them, like a new book, a favorite candy, a new garment, or a romantic stuffed animal. Just make sure it will pass the new TSA requirements if you are flying to your destination. A bottle of champagne or other liquids may be confiscated (or broken).

Bring Your Trip Home

Everything was a success, and you both had the romantic time of your lives! Now, keep the fire burning by bringing a part of your vacation back home. Collect little mementos that bring back instant memories of your trip so you both can relive your magical time together. Perhaps there was a scented soap that you used? Buy a couple of bars to take back home. Did you both enjoy a new cocktail? Get the recipe and buy the ingredients if they can’t be found at home. Maybe buy some secret souvenirs and surprise your partner with reminders of your romantic getaway months later. Setting the right mood will instantly transport both of you back to that special place and time.

Romantic getaways are perfect for any time of the year. When you’re ready to begin your romantic getaway, the Inn on Siesta Key is waiting to pamper you. We have the perfect accommodations to begin your magical stay on beautiful Siesta Key.

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