Don’t fancy celebrating Valentine’s Day in Paris or Italy? Fair enough. Conventional destinations aren’t everyone’s cup of tea. These days, the trend is all about thinking out of the box, and being offbeat! So on Valentine’s Day skip the regular digs and have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day vacation at any of following offbeat venues.
What: Rent a gypsy campervan and drive away
Where: New Zealand, Canada, Wales, and Norway, amongst others
“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” This quote by Ernest Hemingway is the best possible way to describe traveling in a campervan. Rent out a campervan and travel wherever you want, with all your homely comforts, at your own pace. New Zealand, Canada, Wales and Norway are few of the most amazing destinations you can explore, studded with dramatic landscapes and plenty of camping grounds. If you thought going on long drives with your loved one was fun and romantic, wait till you hop onto a campervan!
What: Hike up to the foothills of the Himalayas
Where: India, Nepal and Bhutan
Is your valentine a mountain person or a hiking enthusiast? If yes, Namaste my friend, it’s time to head to the Himalayas! Seriously, nothing compares to spending some magical moments on Valentine’s Day, at some of the most breath-taking locations amidst the almighty Himalayas. Whether you travel to India, Nepal or Bhutan, the snow-clad Himalayas will leave you hypnotised.
What: Savour a date at the base of Angel Falls, the highest waterfall in the world
Where: Venezuela, South America
Measure the depth of your love, literally (!), by spending Valentine’s Day in Venezuela, on the top of Angel Falls, the highest uninterrupted waterfall in the world! Almost 15 times higher than the Niagara Falls, this waterfall cascades down from the edge of Auyantepui Mountain, and to get here, you would need to take a flight from Puerto Ordaz or Ciudad Bolivar, to Canaima camp, the point from where the base of the falls begins. Either celebrate at the base of the falls, or enjoy a chopper ride and tour the falls from the top!
What: Night bicycle ride on Netherlands’ Solar Bike Path
Where: Krommenie, Netherlands
As if Netherlands wasn’t awesome enough already, it’s now home to a state-of-the-art, one-of-a-kind, glow-in-the-dark, solar-powered bike path which illuminates beautifully with over 50,000 stones coated with phosphorous paint, along with solar LED lights. This designer bike path is inspired by Van Gogh’s masterpiece “Starry Night”, and was built in honour of the man himself. Imagine enjoying a captivating bike ride with your valentine along this glowing path under the twinkling night sky – simply out-of-the-world!
What: Enjoy a submarine ride to an underwater restaurant
Where: Al Mahara Restaurant, Dubai
How often do you get to travel to a restaurant in a submarine? Yes, believe it or not, if you’re dining at the Al Mahara restaurant in Dubai, you’ll need to hitch a submarine ride to get to your table! Housed alongside a huge aquarium, Al Mahara truly stands out with its jaw-dropping ambience and fine seafood. Eating at a good restaurant on Valentine’s Day is something that we all do, but if we’re talking out-of-the-box, Dubai’s Al Mahara is your best bet.