02/02/2013 08:51 am ET Updated Apr 04, 2013

How To Take President's Day For Valentine's Day Getaways (PHOTOS)

Has your Valentine's Day plan been reduced to grabbing a box of chocolates and a cello-wrapped bouquet of flowers at the grocery checkout line? You're far from alone. In America, romance almost always takes a backseat to our busy lives.

This year, Valentine's Day falls on a Thursday and coincides with President's Day Weekend, presenting would-be romantics an ideal opportunity to indulge in an extended Valentine's Day celebration. Here are a dozen fun and imaginative ways to spark romance and show your loved one how much you appreciate them on Valentine's Day.

Come to think of it, these wouldn't make solo getaways either.

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