After a festive November and December, it’s natural for you and your significant other to experience a post-holiday slump -- especially when winter rears its ugly head and leaves a trail of bad weather in its path.
With spring still a long ways away, a quick, romantic winter getaway may be just what you and your mate need to beat the cold weather blues. Here are three warm-weather weekend getaways for couples guaranteed to put a “spring” in your step, even in the frigid late winter months.
For the Couple that Loves the Beach and City Life: Los Angeles
Looking for endless sand, sun, surf … and city? There’s no better place than Los Angeles. The City of Angels’ enviable climate makes long, romantic walks on the beach enjoyable, even in February or March, and the stretch of shore by Santa Monica Pier is the perfect place to cuddle on a blanket and watch the waves roll in. Los Angeles is also a bustling metropolis, which means there’s always something cool or interesting to do as a couple. Couples who love art will find their happiness at the Getty Museum or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and nights out in Hollywood or Beverly Hills are sure to yield a celebrity sighting or two. Here’s a pro tip: while traffic can be a pain, we recommend getting up early, packing up your rental car from Los Angeles Airport (LAX), and taking a drive along the Pacific Coast Highway, which is said to be one of the most scenic drives in the world.