Most Romantic Getaway

With winter upon us in a big way here in the upper Midwest, travelers thoughts of travel this time of year, I predict, center on a particular theme: the getaway. And with Valentine’s Day less than a month away, planning the perfect romantic getaway might just be in order. St. Paul wants to know if the cold weather brings out your romantic side.

St. Paul was recently selected as one of the 20 finalists for 10Best and USA Today’s “Best Romantic North American Getaways.” Readers have until January 27 to vote for their favorite locations. Currently, St. Paul remains in first place, ahead of top travel destinations such as San Francisco, Honolulu, and one of my favorite getaways, Mendocino, California, where I will admit I just escaped to this past November.

In its nomination, St. Paul was described as elegant, historic, and the quieter of the Twin Cities, with romantic offerings such as leisurely paddle-wheeler rides along the Mississippi, ice-skating, and parks. Place your vote for St. Paul today.

January is a time to make those yearly travel plans. As such, like the most romantic list, many other publications and travel sites compile their “top” lists for the year, either summarizing a year of travel or looking ahead. Here are just a few: