3 Romantic Getaways That Fit Your Budget

Looking to reconnect with your partner this winter? Look no further...we've got 3 simple and budget-mindful options for a weekend getaway for two

We know that it’s easy for the romance to quickly give way to work, play dates and rushed meals. To that end, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite three romantic weekend getaways. Sure, anyone can recapture love at the top of the Eiffel Tower at night or standing beside the running waters of the Trevi Fountain, but it takes a real romantic to find it in a place that fits your budget and is near by.

Don’t give winter the cold shoulder, warm up with the one you love on a romantic weekend getaway!

Your Own City

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Yep. You read that right.

Wherever you may live, there are romantic spots, we assure you. Whether it’s a lavish weekend at a spa/hotel or a weekend at home while the kids are at grandma’s house, you can easily rekindle that spark in your own home town. Go to a (grown-up!) movie, have dinner, visit a comedy club, buy chestnuts and roast them at home, go skating, go for a ski weekend, take a cooking/skating/painting/dance/computer/snowboarding/dodgeball class…TOGETHER and let the smiles, adrenaline and flushed faces reconnect you.

Quebec City – The Auberge Saint-Antoine

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Nestled in the heart of Québec City’s Old Port, the rustic-luxe Auberge Saint-Antoine is the perfect place for a romantic winter escape. With many comfy, cozy nooks and crackling fireplaces strewn throughout the hotel, Auberge Saint-Antoine is a private sanctuary for couples looking to turn up the heat.
With a variety of packages available, couples can treat themselves to a simple, quiet weekend away from the kids  with a Bed & Breakfast package, starting from $253; or, for those looking to splurge on their loved ones, the two-night Romantic Package comes complete with champagne service, massages and an indulgent gourmet dinner at the hotel’s Four-Diamond restaurant, Panache, starting from $729 per night.
For the adventurous couple searching for a truly unique getaway, the Winter Escape in Québec City package at Auberge Saint-Antoine turns up the heat as guests discover the most romantic elements of a Québec City winter together. Couples can embark on exciting dog sledding and snowmobiling adventures, take a decadent culinary journey with dinners at multiple Four- and Five-Diamond restaurants, and snuggle together with signature cocktails at Canada’s unique Hôtel de Glace. This package available until March 28, 2016, depending on whether conditions.

Niagara-on-the-Lake – Prince of Wales Hotel

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Named in honour of a visit by the Duke and Duchess of York, the Prince of Wales Hotel is perched at the main corner of the picturesque Old Town. With an enviable location at the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario’s most exciting theatres, shops, and restaurants are at your door. Though once you experience the serene atmosphere of the Secret Garden Spa, the decadence of Escabèche restaurant, and absolutely beautiful period décor, you may not want to leave your hotel sanctuary.

Spacious premium guest rooms are individually decorated with Victorian-age accents like dark-wood furniture, patterned wallpaper and rich floral fabrics; most feature a gas fireplace or jetted tub. If you book your stay through Travelzoo, you can get an excellent couples get-away deal that includes a welcome bottle of Niagara wine, full breakfast for two in the Escabèche Restaurant, tasting Passes for CDC and Oast Brewery, as well as a tour and samples at Chocolate F/X. What’s better to get romantic than wine and chocolate in a beautiful setting?

You might also want to splurge and indulge in a relaxing salt-water soak at the on-site Secret Garden Spa or reconnect with your love over afternoon tea in the drawing room.


Let us know what you think or, better yet, throw us some suggestions on the places you find most romantic. Oh l’amour!

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