Who would have thought that February, which many do not consider the ideal month to travel in to also be one of the most popular months of the year for tourism.
Certainly you have to list the sunny shores of Florida and the Daytona 500, which happens to be February 26th this year, as one of the key reasons to travel south, especially if you live in the frigid northern climes. Just being able to shed all those extra layers of clothing and drink in the sea air is enough reason to trek down I-75 or I-95.
If Florida is not on your mind, then head to New York? Sure, the weather may not be ideal, but if a little romance is on your agenda, then Niagara Falls, the honeymoon capital of the world (or at least in the U.S. of A) or New York City with its bright lights, Broadway shows and mega shopping opportunities would be a perfect alternative.
Why not Pennsylvania, you ask? Well, why not? Even where the grass has been greener can be serene, when heading to the Amish countryside as you travel along the back roads and by-ways.
A little further south, there is always Virginia, the state which touts “Virginia is for Lovers” . . . where you can watch the sun rise over the ocean near the seaside and heading further east see the shadows fall over the lush (verdant green in the spring, summer and fall months) rolling hills of the Shenandoah Valley as the sun goes down. Now if that isn’t romantic, I’m just not sure what is.
Romance it seems has no season, just a reason for traveling to that special place. And if you’re unsure where to stop for a good night’s sleep, click here for some suggestions.
By the way, we haven’t forgotten New Orleans; after all, one of the most popular tourism events of the year happens in the big easy . . . Mardi Gras will kick off before Lent, which occurs on the 22nd of February this year, so if watching colorful parades and being involved in all the gala is something you enjoy, then head to Louisiana!