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25 Last Minute Vacation Ideas For Black Singles Who Are Over Valentine's Day
Being single on Valentine’s Day can sting. Instead of moping around, go on a last minute vacation. Broken-hearted, or are you just over love and into travel? Regardless of your relationship with love, there’s something for everyone with both cold and tropical vacation spots. Be lazy and order room service. Or, have a jam packed schedule while on your single’s vacation.
Seeing all the loving, Black couples can be tough. So, skip it and do your own thing on a last minute trip this Valentine’s Day.
Sadly, the holiday is banned in several countries. Wearing red or giving out roses is against the law in one country. Another country is even offering jail time for those who do celebrate with a date, or even a dance. Of course, none of those places are on this list.
If you want to skip ANY reminder of Valentine’s Day this February 14th, visit Moscow. The country of Russia doesn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day on February 14. Instead, they celebrate women. International Women’s Day is March 8. Instead, it is celebrated similarly to how it is celebrated in other countries.
Russian women gift each other flowers and chocolates, while men cook and clean for the women in their lives. It is a day to show love to women of all kinds, not just those in romantic relationships.
Celebrate self-love this Valentine’s Day. Hop a plane, or take a last minute road trip to destinations like Megéve, France or Savannah, Georgia. Take a sound bath in Sedona, or a hot bath in Santa Fe. Stay in ultra private places, or party with the public.
The options are flowing like your tears may be. Wipe them away for now and imagine these last minute vacation ideas from all over the world. Then, hurry up and book these 25 last minute vacation ideas for Black singles before Valentine’s Day is over!
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1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This city is well known for Black singles who are over Valentine’s Day (or any idea of romance). Flirt your way through your vacay in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Keep it classy and stay at the all-inclusive, Hideaway at Royalton Punta Cana. Dance lessons and a foam party are on the menu for the night of Valentine’s Day!
2. Portland, Maine
On the mend from a broken heart and need some alone time? Make a last minute booking at Inn by the Sea. Reserve one of the beach suites where, “Privacy and luxury [are] perfected.” Enjoy al fresco fire tables, cocktails and all day dining. Bring your furry friend too, they are pet friendly, even offering gourmet pet menus!
3. San Francisco, California
According to best places.net, San Francisco has the highest concentration of single people and has even been mentioned as a great city to start a serious relationship. So, if you’re ready to find Ms. or Mr. Right, San Fran may be the place to go for a last minute vacation.
The corner suite at The W Hotel with its wrap around windows and elongated window seat is perfect for quiet mornings of contemplation.
4. Denver, Colorado
Skip the rental car and take the A-train from the airport, straight to the Crawford Hotel at Union Station. Denver is a great last minute vacation idea for black singles who are just OVER Valentine’s Day.
The people of Denver are genuine and friendly, and the city is surprisingly diverse. The weather in early February is nice enough to stroll 16th Street Mall, a mile long outdoor mall with hotels restaurants, a movie theater, bowling alley, bars and shopping.
5. Negril, Jamaica
Are you ready to indulge in the single life on a last minute vacation? Visit Hedonism II, on 7 mile beach. This all-inclusive resort includes all the things other resorts in the area offer (snorkeling, sailing, meals and drinks).
Although, there’s one thing it includes that others don’t; the option of wearing clothes!
6. Zagreb, Croatia
Pour your heart out and tell the story of why it is you are just OVER Valentine’s Day. Visit the Museum of Broken Relationships, where you can find, “a unique emotional journey around the world through hundreds of breakups.” You can even score some organic comfort food in their Brokenships bistro.
7. Middleburg, Virginia
For true solidarity and serenity, get pampered in Middleburg. A quick last minute flight from Atlanta sweeps you away to the only Black owned 5-star resort in the U.S. Salamander Resort & Spa.
Don’t just sit in your room though, sign up for cooking classes, trail rides and a heart opening yoga workshop. Morning walks are a thing here too, maybe you’ll find a spark where you least expect it. (Learn about planning a girl’s trip to Salamander Resort & Spa.)
8. Girdwood, Alaska
Ski day and night to forget about being single on Valentine’s Day. Lifts are open from 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on holidays like Valentine’s Day. Alyeska Resort has ski in/ski out lodging with views to boot, and two restaurants you can get to by ski lift, you can really ski your heart out. Book now and the 3rd night is free.
9. Las Vegas, Nevada
Sin City is the perfect last minute vacation idea for black singles who are just OVER Valentine’s Day because there’s so much to do on your own. Clubs, gambling, shopping, partying and… clubs! You can stay here and forget about sleeping or wallowing in your sorrows. Grab a group of friends and reserve a suite at Palms Hotel to start your own party.
10. Boracay, Philippines
Boracay, Philippines is known for its friendly and welcoming people, so you can skip the sense of being alone while you’re away. The town offers a wide variety of lodging and nightly live entertainment.
11. Santorini, Greece
Don’t feel alone, just because you are. There are lots of solo travelers and singles that visit Santorini. It is less of a full on party place and more of a cultured experience, with plenty of opportunities to see jaw dropping views.
12. Los Angeles, California
Super Bowl 2022 is the day before Valentine’s Day this year. Grab your fellow Bengals (or Rams) fans and go to the parties and events, even if you can’t go to the big game at SoFi Stadium. Stay at the Fairmont Miramar, where they share their love of the sport with you.
13. Vail, Colorado
Feeling at home outside your city can make for one great last minute vacation. This mountain town is reminiscent of The Arabelle at Vail Square is a favorite, with their delicious waffles, luxurious rooms and their heated, rooftop, saltwater pool and hot tub that overlook the slopes. Feeling alone never felt so good!
14. New Orleans, Louisiana
Take a Galentine’s trip to Nola! Ear, drink and be merry with your closest friends in the Big Easy. Stay at the Black owned and LGBTQ-friendly, Nopsi Hotel. After a night on Bourbon Street, you’ll be happy to attend their Revival Jazz Brunch on Sunday.
15. Santa Fe, New Mexico
Let self-care Sunday roll into Made for Me Monday at 10,000 waves, just outside of Santa Fe, New Mexico. This unique bathhouse, spa, restaurant and boutique hotel is nestled low in the mountains of Santa Fe. Guests generally, “store their street clothes when they arrive, and never put them on again until they leave days later.”
16. Mexico and beyond!
Cruise your woes away for a week with Norwegian Cruise Line to Honduras, Belize and Mexico. Leave the day before Valentine’s Day and take a week away for yourself. With plenty of on shore excursions and tons of things to do on the ship, you’ll never feel lonely.
17. Chucach Mountains, Alaska
Visit glaciers, see the Northern lights and hop a helicopter for a day, or three, of skiing. Forget about whatever their name is, and have an epic adventure in the Chugach Mountains with Majestic HeliSki, an all-inclusive skiing adventure. Accommodations, meals and skiing via helicopter are all included in this unique and luxurious vacation.
18. Megéve, France
Another snowy getaway to keep your mind of your singleness on Valentine’s Day. Megéve caters to snowboarders and non-snowboarders alike. For the skiers and snowboarders, the slopes are magnificent. Non-skiiers can enjoy snowmobile tours, tons of shopping and the locals here offer sleigh rides!
19. Baltimore, Maryland
Spend a bit of solo time with a last minute trip to the only black owned accommodations in downtown Baltimore, the Ivy Hotel. The rooms at this Relais Châteaux property boast an air of understated elegance.
Rich and calming colors throughout, with beds that can keep you feeling warm and cozy forever. Good thing snacks and movies are on the house. Stop for a minute to run your fingers across the keys of the hotel’s grand piano, or practice your pool skills at the pool table. Take the Volvo out for a spin and visit the famous (and gorgeous) George Peabody library.
20. Cartagena, Columbia
Recently, direct flights to Cartagena, Columbia have started to multiply. The hostel for singles is its own island and is a never ending party. When you arrive, stay in a hammock or a bedroom at Casa en la Agua (house in the water). Snorkeling, SUPing, kayaking and subwinging are all available. Meals and non-alcoholic beverages are included.
21. Tanzania, Africa
Scratch something off of your travel bucket list and take a 7-day Safari with Adventure Life. Spend time looking for the Big 5 in the Serengeti this Valentine’s Day (instead of searching the next love of your life) while staying each night in a Safari camp.
22. Savannah, Georgia
Treat yourself and stay in the South, the home of true hospitality. The Cloister on Sea Island is a 5-star hotel on the private Sea Island, a short drive away from Savannah. Need to ponder why you despise Valentine’s Day so much? Take the hotel’s BMW out for a spin for a couple of hours to get your thoughts sorted.
23. Sedona, Arizona
Sedona is known as a place of healing. Take time to transform yourself, feel your feels and take in the memorizing sights. Stay at L’Auberge and enjoy classes on crystals, sound baths, Reiki or a creekside massage. Heal your heart in Sedona.
24. Stuart, Florida
Known as the sailfish capital of the world, this is the best jump off spot for fishing in the Gulf Stream, a fast flowing current just miles off the coast. Skip hooking up on Valentine’s Day and hook the freshest dinner you’ve ever had. Check out Off the Chain Fishing Charter for your last minute trip and stay at Hutchinson Island Beach Resort.
25. Rome, Italy
Stay at the Dharma Hotel and enjoy a Turkish bath and hot tub in your room. It’s just a 15-minute walk from all the major attractions, including Venice Square, Trevi Fountain and Spanish Steps. New love awaits!