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February 18, 2020

By AARP Travel Center

Listen up, ladies. According to a recent study, 80% of women make all travel decisions. And with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, now’s a prime time to make good on that statistic.

Whether you want to plan a romantic vacation for two or would prefer a girls’ weekend with your favorite female friends, we have you covered. We’ve gathered the 12 top destinations and decided which occasion they best suit, either a Valentine’s Day trip, Galentine’s Day girlfriend getaway (the female friend equivalent), or both. And because research says 87% of women prefer to vacation somewhere beautiful, you can count on these destinations being picture perfect.

So, round up your partner or your closest girlfriends and plan a February vacation to one these amazing destinations.

Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin

Perfect for: Both

Whether your idea of the perfect vacation involves getting sporty or simply relaxing, Elkhart Lake promises the best of both worlds. Though Elkhart Lake is wonderful year-round, the winter is an especially magical time to visit. Take your honey for a spin as you ice skate on Osthoff Resort’s Reflection Pond or invite your girlfriends on a snowshoe adventure at Quit Qui Oc. Regardless of who you’re traveling with, no one can resist the divine treatments at Aspira Spa. Book the Sacred Water Massage or go for the Elderberry Facial. Before heading home, check out the local boutiques, as there’s something to strike everyone’s fancy.

Get ready for your Elkhart Lake romantic trip.

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