Valentine’s Day Ideas for Couples Who Travel
If you and your partner love to travel, why not consider heading out on the road to celebrate Valentine’s Day? The most romantic day of the year is only made more romantic when you take a trip together in your Bowlus.
Instead of revisiting the same places or doing the same things you always do, here are some ideas to celebrate differently this year. Relight your spark and remember what makes you such a great team by enjoying some alone time together in all of the beauty that Mother Nature has to offer.
Acadia National Park
There is a reason that Acadia National Park, located in Maine, is considered one of the most beautiful parks in the country. Known as the “Crown Jewel” of the North Atlantic Coast, the park is one of the top ten most visited in the United States. However, there are still plenty of opportunities to make it into a private, romantic getaway this Valentine’s Day.
Of the three campgrounds available inside Acadia National Park, Blackwoods Campground provides the most potential for privacy. There are 281 campsites in the campground, with 60 reserved specifically for RVs. It is on the east side of Mount Desert Island, and reservations are allowed. Sitting in the midst of old, tall trees, each campsite is private so that you can spend that precious alone time with your partner.
Once you’re parked and settled, cook a delicious, romantic meal in the comfort of the kitchen of your Bowlus. From making a filet mignon on the Italian-style stovetop to enjoying a glass of white wine fresh out of the refrigerator, traveling in a luxury travel trailer means you get a hotel-style experience while still being able to camp the way you want. It’s the perfect way to celebrate Valentine’s Day.
At night, one of the most romantic things that you and your partner can do is head out to do some stargazing. Once the residual light has dissipated, which happens about an hour or so after sunset, head out to one of the many stargazing places in the part, like Sand Beach, Ocean Path, or Cadillac Mountain. The park is known for having some of the clearest, brightest night skies out there, so cuddle up with your sweetie and enjoy it together. Better yet, you can stay cuddled up in the temperature-controlled interior of your Bowlus and stargaze through the aesthetically designed skylights overhead.
If you’re early risers, you won’t want to miss the opportunity to be one of the first people to see the sunrise in the country. Because Cadillac Mountain is the tallest mountain on the East Coast, you’ll be able to see it before anyone else if you plan it right. Take either the Cadillac Mountain North Ridge Trail or the Cadillac Mountain South Ridge Trail to head to the top and enjoy the romantic sunrise with the person you love the most.
Rocky Mountain National Park
Another perfect Valentine’s Day adventure, Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado is an absolute classic. If you’re heading there to enjoy some quiet time with your partner, strongly consider heading into the park through its west entrance, as the vast majority of visitors stay on the east side.
The park is full of hiking possibilities for the active couple who wants to get out and explore. One of the most romantic hikes in the park is the Sprague Lake Loop. Although it is less than a mile total, there are plenty of spots to stop and enjoy how beautiful the lake is. The scenery in the background is just as amazing, with stunning views of the Continental Divide. It almost looks like something off of a postcard, and you’ll be able to see it with the person who means the most to you.
Spontaneity is an important part of romance so if you decide to make the trip to Rocky Mountain National Park without a solid plan on where to stay, check out the Timber Creek Campground. The views must be seen to be believed, and there are plenty of campsites so that you can have your privacy even in a public place. Once you park your luxury travel trailer, you can either stay in or head out into the park to explore.
If long, romantic drives are your thing, check out the Trail Ridge Road. Known as a “highway to the sky” and a “scenic wonder road of the world,” the Trail Ridge Road covers the 48 miles between Estes Park on the east side of Rocky Mountain National Park and Grand Lake on the west side. The drive showcases all of the beauty and majesty that the park offers with plenty of pullovers so you can get out and see it even closer.
Yosemite National Park
The final national park on our romantic getaways list is Yosemite National Park in California.
The park is perhaps most famous for its waterfalls, but that’s not all that it has to offer. With more than 1200 miles, there are also plenty of deep valleys, ancient grand sequoias, grand meadows, and vast wilderness to explore. It’s also the perfect place to enjoy a romantic picnic after taking a hike together on one of the park’s many different trails. You can even prepare your own picnic foods in the kitchen of your luxury travel trailer before you head out.
However, you and your partner shouldn’t leave the park without seeing at least one of Yosemite’s countless waterfalls. Yosemite Valley, specifically, has the largest number of falls as well as some of the most famous. Yosemite Falls is definitely the most well-known, although it is actually made up of three different separate falls. If you enjoy a long strenuous hiking adventure with your partner, it’s possible to spend the day hiking all the way up to the top of Yosemite Falls.
When you’re ready to head back to your luxury travel trailer for the night, Tuolumne Meadows is one of the most romantic. You can reserve ahead of time if you’d like, but they also offer first-come, first-served sites as well. There are no hookups, but you won’t need them to enjoy your time at Yosemite. After a long day of hiking, you can still use your lights and appliances, thanks to the lithium iron phosphate batteries that keep your Bowlus running. Then you can head to bed early on your king-sized bed and enjoy each other’s company while spending time at one of the most stunning national parks in the country.
Stay Closer To Home
Although it is always an adventure to head out on the open road with your partner, especially for Valentine’s Day, there’s something to be said for staying closer to home. One of the best parts of your Bowlus is its versatility, which means you can take it all the way across the country or enjoy it in your own backyard.
You can always look into local campsites and boondocking opportunities. Staycations are just as fun and exciting as a full road trip if you do them right with the person you love. You may be surprised by all of the local places that you miss when you get stuck in the same routine, day after day. Grab everything you need to make a meal together, find a quiet place, and spend time without the distractions of all of the day to day things. When you end your night on the memory foam king-size mattress, fit with luxury eco-linens, you’ll likely have the best night’s sleep you’ve had in a while (if you sleep at all).
Valentine’s Day can get cliche and routine, especially after being together for years. If you’re looking to mix it up this year, and you and your partner love to travel together, consider taking a trip to some of the more romantic national parks in the country, or just head out to a local gem!
A Bowlus can make any trip the most romantic one possible, as it gives you the time, space, and privacy.