Food Travel > Cool Places > Unusual Valentine’s Day getaways Date posted: January 25, 2013

Unusual Valentine’s Day getaways

It’s that time of the year again, and you don’t know where to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Swide’s tips on unconventional destinations…

Hoi An, Vietnam

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In the central Coast of Vietnam, H?i An is located in the Quang Nam Province. It is not a chance we are suggesting this place: its meaning is “peaceful meeting place”. The city has various small museums that recounts the history of the region, which in the 18thcentury was the considered by Chinese and Japanese merchants to be the best destination for trading in Southeast Asia. If you are a foodie-couple, then head to the Thuan Tinh Island that has gained fame recently for its cooking tours.

Taj Mahal, Agra, India

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This stunning mausoleum can be found in Northern India, and it was built following the order of Emperor Shah Jahan to commemorate his third wife Arjumand Banu Begum. Regarded as the best example of Mughal architecture (a style that combines Islamic, Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Indian architectures). Imagine yourself watching the sunset behind the monument with your loved one…

Iso-Syöte resort, Finland, Lapland


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Eagles View suite at the Iso-Syöte resort in Finnish Lapland opened in January 2013 and offers couples a level of luxury that’s out of this world. The spectacular suite boasts floor-to-ceiling windows and a glass roof affording unparalleled views of the snow-covered forests and valleys of the Syöte National Park. The Mighty Fine Company tour operator has launched a romantic, winter short break that includes a visit to a reindeer farm and a romantic reindeer-drawn sleigh. 

Tokyo, Japan


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Valentine’s day is for sure going to be quite different here: February 14th in Tokyo is more of a men’s day, where women shower the men with gifts and chocolates. No worries, though, as Tokyo has a counter-holiday, it’s called “White Day”, where men give gifts to women. No matter when you go, stay at the Mandarin Oriental.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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It is definitely a romantic city the one where tango was born, but it’s also thriving in culture and nightlife, so you and your loved one can enjoy a grand city together without being constantly reminded of forced romance. The perfect place to celebrate Valentine’s Day and to eat superbly in a sexy location? Te Matarè Ramirez, in the Recoleta district, one of the most cool neighborhood of the city. With Burlesque and pretty edgy shows, the restaurant’s website describes the place as an “Afrodisiac restaurant”…



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