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It’s not too late Birmingham – head out of town for Valentine’s Day!

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This year Cupid’s holiday falls on a Friday and the following Monday is President’s Day, so a weekend trip is entirely possible to celebrate Valentine's Day! Check out the cool venues highlighted below that are not too far away, offer a fun time and will not totally break the bank!

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Beau Rivage Resort & Casino is Perfect for Couples Retreat
A wholly owned subsidiary of MGM Resorts International(TM), the Beau (as it is affectionately referred to) is the largest resort in the Southeast to receive the AAA Four Diamond award. The Beau features an elegant lobby and atrium, not some stuffy, ordinary hotel entrance…and guest rooms (or suites) offer contemporary design along with the most modern of amenities!

Speaking of hotel rooms, they have more than 1700 rooms and suites to choose from on some 32 stories. Conde Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure both recognized Beau Rivage as one of the country’s top resorts! They have the most table games, guest rooms and meeting space on the Gulf Coast!

Ok, so why choose Beau Rivage for Valentine’s Day? A beautiful spa and salon, an award-winning Tom Fazio-designed championship golf course Fallen Oak and amazing culinary pleasures! In addition to the spectacular BR Prime restaurant, the Beau offers some of the best Italian food on the coast with Stalla Italian Kitchen!

The Beau is an easy drive from Birmingham or New Orleans and is conveniently located on the Gulf Coast in Biloxi. Surprise your sweetie with a last minute trip to Beau Rivage! For more information, visit www.beaurivage.com or call 888-567-6667 for reservations.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with Fire and Ice in Blue Ridge, Georgia
Looking for romance with your Valentine? How about a cozy cabin, ice sculptures, live entertainment and a chili cook-off? Original and romantic – now that’s a Valentine combo!

Blue Ridge, Georgia is situated about 90 minutes north of Atlanta off Interstate 575 and is home to a unique experience, the Fire and Ice Festival and Chili Cook-Off on February 15. Plan a three-day getaway for Valentine’s Day and spend some extra time with your love exploring the North Georgia Mountains. Hot chili and ice sculptures – fire and ice!

The event takes place in scenic downtown Blue Ridge from noon to 6 p.m. with chili tastings up until 4:30 p.m. The free festival features live entertainment and the opportunity to watch ice sculptors at work. End your day with a skate around the ice rink…now there’s a day full!

Blue Ridge is bursting at the seams with much to do from shopping at one-of-a-kind boutiques to exploring culinary delights…and just about everything in between! Book a cabin today (be sure and get one with a hot tub) and take off! For more information, please visit www.BlueRidgeMountains.com or call 1-800-899-MTNS.

Rev Up the Romance at Aloft Birmingham Soho Square
Set in upscale Homewood (a Birmingham suburb), Aloft Soho Square is a trendy hotel just a couple of miles outside downtown Birmingham, steps from Soho Square’s stylish shops and eateries.

Enjoy a signature cocktail with friends or just the company of your sweetie at the W XYZ(SM) bar where the mood is set with energizing music and tasty treats from the snack attack menu. Rooms are equipped with super comfy bedding, oversized showerheads, custom amenities by Bliss® Spa and 42” LCD TVs.

This Valentine’s Day, treat your love to a night to remember with chocolate covered strawberries and champagne – the Romance Package! For more information, visit www.aloftbirminghamsohosquare.com. Book online or call 205-874-8055 and mention the code ROMANCE.

If you go…
Aloft Birmingham Soho Square
1903 29th Avenue South
Homewood, Alabama 35209

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
875 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, Mississippi 39530

Fannin Chamber & Welcome Center (Blue Ridge)
152 Orvin Lance Drive
Blue Ridge, GA. 30513

Photos courtesy of Beau Rivage, Blue Ridge/Fannin County Chamber and Aloft Birmingham.

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