In case you couldn't tell by the incessant love-related online articles, endless pictures of flowers and candy and gushy Facebook posts, today is Valentine's Day. Forget to get something special for your special someone? Before you slap yourself in the face, consider one of these last-minute Valentine's Day deals that's guaranteed to make it look like you prepared weeks in advance. It will be our little secret (wink, wink).
Plan a Getaway
Get away from it all without going away, too far at least. The newly-reinvented Melrose Hotel in Georgetown is offering a fantastic deal for Valentine's Day. Not only will you stay in a fabulous boutique hotel that features generously oversized rooms, stately furnishing and luxurious amenities, you and your valentine will also receive a chilled bottle of champagne and chocolate dipped strawberries upon your arrival. The Valentine's Day package also includes a five-course farm fresh dinner complete with a romantic violin serenade. The Melrose Hotel is a stylish Washington, D.C. boutique hotel located near the Foggy Bottom Metro Station and within walking distance of countless national landmarks and attractions. Make this Valentine's Day one your love will never forget.
Primp and Pampered
Nothing says "I love you" like a day at the spa. At Aura Spa, you and your sweetheart will be treated like uber-royalty, thanks to its awesome Valentine's Day inspired spa packages. Learn how to give each other sensuous massages (and receive a romantic swag bag) at the Valentine's Couple Massage Workshop. This hour-long special event will also include a tasty champagne toast. Or, indulge in a decadent Hot Cocoa Massage, where you and your sweetheart will enjoy a Swedish massage infused with warm chocolate massage oil, complimentary champagne and chocolate truffles plus a complimentary bottle of chocolate massage oil to continue the magic at home. Aura Spa is a unique yet tranquil spa experience for men and women. Additional available services include body wraps and scrubs, facials and aromatherapy.
Take a Little Ride
For a truly unique Valentine's Day experience, book a reservation with the Odyssey, the premier cruise boat in the DC area. Enjoy a delicious plated dinner, luxurious accommodations, climate-controlled dining rooms and live entertainment. Each couple receives a single rose upon boarding the ship plus a complimentary champagne toast. Upgrade your experience to the Platinum Package and enjoy a guaranteed table by a window plus a bottle of champagne and half-dozen roses. Dance cheek-to-cheek with your sweetie aboard the dance floor or head to the observation deck and see DC's most popular sites like you never have before. The Odyssey also offers exciting cruise packages throughout the year including the Cherry Blossom Cruise package, the 4th of July Fireworks Cruise package and the Moonlight Cruise package.