It’s time for a quickie! Run away for Valentine’s Day to an island close to home. Our top five picks are easy to reach US islands, all offering a wide range of hotels with choices for every budget. Getting there won’t break the bank either, so pick up and go!
Coronado Island, California. The closest airport is San Diego, cross the bridge to Coronado Island and step back in time. Many will recognize the famous Del Coronado Hotel, most of Some Like It Hot was shot here with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis in the fifties.
Marco Island, Florida. Fort Myers is the closest major airport. Offering wide, sandy white beaches and with the Everglades nearby, this island is perfect for a getaway where visitors can do a lot or very little.
San Juan Islands, Washington. Closest airport is SEATAC, think misty fog, throwing a log onto a roaring fire and bundling up with your loved one. With spectacular, natural scenery, the San Juans are wild, yet very accessible.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Closest airport is the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport or the smaller Hilton Head airport. Known for some of the best fairways in the US, work on your golf game, visit the famous lighthouse or walk the boardwalk. Hilton Head is a sporty choice for a Valentine’s island getaway close to home.
Kauai, Hawaii. Best airport, Kauai or connect through Honolulu. One of the least developed and populated Hawaiian islands, Kauai is dense, lush, green and very tropical. With more than 60 pristine beaches, waterfalls, mountain hikes, snorkeling, diving, fishing and tide pools to comb, this US island getaway is perfect for a romantic trip for two without crowds.