Valentine’s Day—It comes around every year, and every year we’re left puzzling over how to make it amazing. Of course, the typical tangible gifts are always nice, but if you’re looking for something that’s not only romantic and memorable, but helps to make your relationship stronger as well, you might want to consider something a little different: a romantic getaway.

What to Get for Valentine’s Day, Solved!

In a recent survey, vacation and travel company Travelocity discovered some interesting things about the typical couple’s routine. The one most shocking for me was probably that an incredibly short seven minutes is the average amount of “romantic time” a couple gets each day… seven! Considering that and everything else they found in their study, taking a trip for Valentine’s Day totally makes sense.

Other results from Travelocity’s survey:

  • 59% of people spend fewer than 10 hours/week with their significant other
  • 31% of couples have never been on a couples-only getaway
  • 56% of participants (currently in a relationship) think romantic getaways are important to keeping a “spark” in a relationship

Think about it. The whole point of the day is to celebrate your relationship. Unfortunately, between making sure to get a gift that says it all, and that the day itself is magical, the stress of trying to get everything perfect can easily end up ruining it altogether. But with a trip, both this pressure AND the distractions of everyday life are totally gone, so you can focus on one another completely. Something couples get to do probably even less than they realize.

Now there’s just one question left: where do you go?

Lucky for us, the experts at Travelocity thought about this too. They took the time to go through their data to find the cities in the United States with the largest number of places to stay that were described as being “romantic”. To be honest, I personally found the list to be an interesting combination of the expected and the surprising.

Travelocity’s most romantic cities:

  1. New York City
  2. Miami
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Chicago
  5. New Orleans
  6. Boston
  7. Napa Valley
  8. San Francisco
  9. San Diego
  10. Florida Keys

So, if shaking things up and taking a trip with your honey this Valentine’s Day sounds good to you, you should definitely give it a try! And if it’s one of those romantic cities that you’re thinking about visiting, be sure to check out Travelocity for more information, and exclusive coupons on romantic adventures.

Editor’s Note: If you need more travel inspiration, I recommend you pay a visit to Travelocity’s Gnational Gnomads. You may see a familiar face! *cough* JoesDaily!