Most Romantic and Affordable Cities for Valentine's Day 2022

1. San Francisco

San Francisco took the top spot for the most romantic city to celebrate Valentine's Day.  San Francisco came in fourth for the most jewelry stores per capita and tied for first for the most chocolate stores per capita, making it easy for someone to pick up a gift for their loved one.

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2. New York City

New York City gave San Francisco a run for its money in findings a little.  It tied for first for the most jewelry stores, florists, and chocolate stores per capita. It also rated it number one in having the most activities for couples to do. 

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3. Las Vegas

Las Vegas ranked fifth for most florists per capita. Couples visiting Las Vegas for Valentine's Day have plenty of date options, from seeing a sensual show called Zumanity to booking a suite and a spa experience at one of the top-rated properties like MGM Resorts.

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4. San Diego

San Diego will provide couples with plenty to do to make some fabulous Valentine's Day memories.  Perhaps, even take a gondola ride after walking around Coronado. Don't forget to capture a romantic sunset with your love in San Diego!

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5. Honolulu

You won't be at a loss for a Valentine's Day gift in Honolulu.  They have a high gift accessibility ranking, and even tied for the most chocolate shops per capita and came in fifth for the most jewelry stores per capita.

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6. Seattle

If you can overlook the cloudy cold weather, you and your love will find why Seattle has a high ranking for gift accessibility and romantic activities like shopping at Pike Place, riding the Great Wheel, or visiting the Golden Gardens.

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7. Scottsdale

Scottsdale will be attractive to many on Valentine's Day, and not just because it's the most affordable city to celebrate the holiday. It also came in fourth for the most affordable three-course meal for two! Experience some of the 150 galleries in the city and check out their Ale and Wine Trails.

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8. Portland

Foodies will have a blast filling their bellies and hearts in Portland on Valentine's Day, as it's well-known for its restaurant scene.  Portland is also home to stylish boutique properties like Hotel Monaco and plenty of hiking trails for adventurous couples.

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9. Orlando

We're not surprised Orlando made it in the top ten affordable cities for Valentine's Day list. With activities like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, Magic Kingdom, and SeaWorld, couples have so many options for big, memorable Valentine's Day dates.

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10. Los Angeles

Los Angeles tied for first for the most jewelry stores and florists per capita, and with all the glitz and glam.  Then check out some of the city's best sites like the Getty Museum or Rodeo Drive and watch as you bond with your loved one in the city of angels.

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11. Washington D.C.

With the government shutdown lifted, you'll have the opportunity to explore some of the United States' most famous sites (plus many of them are free) this Valentine's Day, before grabbing a drink and seafood dinner at one of the trendy restaurants throughout town.

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12. Denver

Denver is one of the hottest cities in U.S. right now.  If you want to impress your Valentine, book a stay at the fun and design-savvy Maven Hotel and explore the Dairy Block, a cool area where you can drink, shop, and eat during the day.

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13. Atlanta

If you're looking for something fun to do, check out the World of Coca-Cola, and for a more romantic experience, book a stay at the Glenn Hotel and take advantage of the hotel's intimate rooftop lounge and its beautiful views.

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14. Chicago

You'll find plenty to do on Valentine's Day in Chicago.  Get into the sensual mindset at Moxy Chicago where their "Inner Circle" rooms face each other and offer a voyeuristic element. 

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15. Austin

If you're dating someone who likes weird and quirky, Austin might be the place for you on Valentine's Day.   The city is full of diverse adventures from kayaking on the Colorado River to live music on Sixth Street, a dining scene full of tacos, barbecue and breweries.

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16. San Jose

San Jose, California, is an affordable destination for budget-minded Valentine's Day-goers.  There are numerous activities available in the city that could be made into a V-day date like shopping at the San Jose Flea Market or dining in San Pedro's Square.

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17. Virginia Beach

It doesn't take much money to enjoy the city's beaches, stroll along the boardwalk or hike through the Bay National Wildlife Refuge.  You can also get an affordable seafood dinner with your date or enjoy activities like golfing, spas or live performances on Valentine's Day.

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18. Sacramento

Sacramento is set to have favorable weather on Valentine's Day, but that's not the only reason to check out this city on the holiday.  The city's Old Town area makes for a fun destination for a V-day date, as does Bogle Vineyards for wine-loving couples.

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19. Houston

As the fourth-largest city in U.S., Houston can offer all the basic Valentine's Day experiences that any other city can. That may mean visiting NASA, strolling along the beach, exploring one of the museums in the Houston Museum District or shopping at the Galleria.

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20. Boston

This Valentine's Day explore Boston with your partner by doing some of the city's best activities like the Freedom Trail, enjoying an artistic dinner at Mention or viewing a great collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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