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Need a last-minute getaway to wow your love? No worries, we've got you covered

Volunteer Rich Alexander poses for a smile before checking the train for the A-OK. Check out NCRY's Valentine romantic getaway specials on Sunday, February 12.
Volunteer Rich Alexander poses for a smile before checking the train for the A-OK. Check out NCRY's Valentine romantic getaway specials on Sunday, February 12.
by P.K. Costa

The final countdown to Valentine’s Day is approaching and sometimes to no fault of your own, time just seems to run out. Your sweetheart is important – and Valentine’s Day is the one day of the year they expect you to come through – in a big way – and a box of chocolates or a rose just won't do.

During romantic Valentine getaway to Disneyland Resort Anaheim, don't forget your romantic true love kiss, and if open, a free tour of the Sleeping Beauty Castle.
Photo by P.K. Costa

What kind of getaway can you find, local or afar – in a matter of minutes – that will make a lasting impression with the one you love? Take a breather because we’ve got you covered with a few of the top getaways to wow your love so you can score big.

Niles Canyon Railway "Romance on the Rails" getaway for Sunday, February 12, 2012

Romance on the Rails Valentine's Day Special

Those looking to romance their Valentine sweethearts the old-fashioned way can do so with a "Romance on the Rails" train ride through Niles Canyon. This one-day only special is this weekend only on Sunday, February 12, 2012. The train departs from Sunol two special times, 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. for an elegant two-hour trip aboard a vintage Art Deco lounge car, where guests will be served local wines and hors d oeuvres.

NCRY invites folks to dress in 1940s attire but not required. Folks can experience the magic of the vintage Art Deco Lounge as they wind through the Niles Canyon, take pictures, enjoy each other's company and be romanced by the beautiful countryside in Niles Canyon. Let someone else do the driving and sit back and enjoy time with your sweetheart the way Valentine's Day was meant to be spent: On a "Romance on the Rails" two-hour train ride experience of a lifetime. For more event info, visit the event website, including parking and boarding locations. Event: $75 per person for an unforgettable, romantic wine and "more" train ride through Niles Canyon.

Disneyland Resort Anaheim Valentine’s Day Special for Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Instead of the usual Valentine roses and chocolates, why not Dazzle your Valentine for a Southern California getaway at Downtown Disney District or at the Disneyland Resort Anaheim.

After all, doesn't your Valentine deserve to be in one of the happiest places on earth with the one person that makes them the happiest?

For those that enjoy the Disney ride traditions just don't forget to sneak a romantic "Pirates of the Caribbean" ride where Johnny Depp's spirit resides in the steamy waters of the underground caves. It was fun to watch all the females pine over just the painting of him on the wall near the entrance (not to mention listening to them try to count how many times figures of him appear in scenes throughout the ride). It's no wonder with as many females that are attracted to that man that he can ever stay single for long.

Disneyland has plenty of special offers to take advantage of on their site so be sure to check them before making reservations. For those into the whole "Dreams can come true" belief, remember that Disneyland can help with their "Dream Makers," where your dream can be made to come true. Price: Varies by package.

May you all have the sweetest Valentine's Day ever and for those hoping to get struck by Cupid's arrow, may you be hit softly and sweetly.

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