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1 Feb 2023
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With Valentine's Day coming up soon, it's never too early, or too late, to start thinking about what sort of gift you want to get for that special someone in your life. There are lots of options, from jewelry to flowers to chocolate, but why not make this year extra special? Consider gifting a trip to the Outer Banks for Valentine's Day this year! Here at Seaside Vacations we are dedicated to making your next Outer Banks travel adventure a memorable and exciting one. So keep reading for the Top 10 Reasons a Trip to the Outer Banks is the Best Valentine's Day Gift. Book your romantic Outer Banks vacation getaway today and give your loved one a gift that they'll remember for a lifetime.

1. It’s Easy to Put in an Envelope (or Card or Text Message)

People have different expectations for Valentine's Day and that's great, as long as these expectations are effectively communicated. Some people like extravagent displays of affection on Valentine's Day while others like to keep things a little more low-key. Regardless of the way your special someone prefers to be celebrated, a convenient gift certificate for an upcoming Outer Banks beach vacation is sure to please either way! Simply slip a note or a card (like the one we've provided below) into a Valentine's Day card or a bouquet of flowers, and you're set to go! There's nothing quite like finding a surprise inside a card and with this surprise inside, we know your Valentine is going to be thrilled for the chance to get away to the Outer Banks.

2. It’s Perfect for Last-Minute Gifting

Life is hectic, we get it. But now, if you're scrambling to find something for your Valentine, booking an Outer Banks beach vacation is an amazing option. This is something you can do online or over the phone in a matter of minutes while a cute gift certifcate (like the one featured below) is easy to print out and gift! Your loved one will appreciate the gesture and you'll have the perfect last-minute gift that's sure to make memories that will last a lifetime. Showing that you care doesn't have to be a timely ordeal. Our highly-trained Guest Services Specialist and our easy-to-use website makes booking that perfect Outer Banks vacation gift a quick and easy, while still meainingful, gift idea.

3. Keep the Romance Going

Who says that Valentine's Day has to the only romantic day of the year? In fact, it's usually a good idea to continue to love and support your partner throughout the year, so what easier way to do that than with a romantic getaway to the Outer Banks? When you gift an Outer Banks vacation with Seaside Vacations for Valentine's Day, you create the perfect opportunity to get away with the person you love later in the year to keep the romance going all year round.

4. It Lasts Longer Than Chocolate or Flowers

Chocolate is great and flowers are beautiful, but it's usually not long after Valentine's Day when the flowers start wilting and the chocolate starts to go bad (or gets eaten and forgotten). A trip to the Outer Banks is the gift that never stops giving! Enjoy the excitement and anticipation in the weeks prior to your vacation, have fun while you're here, and carry the memories you make with you for the rest of your life. You and your Valentine will be able to enjoy the benefits of an Outer Banks vacation throughout the whole year and beyond, making this not only a fantastic gift for Valentine's Day, but a smart one, too.

5. Diamonds Are So Last Century

If you hadn't heard, buying your partner a diamond to show how much you love them has fallen out of popularity over the last few years for a variety of reasons. Among these is the fact that diamond rings are costly which a steep depreciation rate that doesn't exactly scream "return investment." Instead, consider spending that money on a weeklong stay at the Outer Banks where you and your partner can enjoy brilliant Outer Banks sunshine, the sound of waves crashing on the shore, and plenty of exciting adventure to keep you busy while you're here. Check out our layaway plan for ways to make paying for your vacation even easier and why not check out some our local artists for that special ring or necklace? It's old news that diamonds aren't actually rare, but a specialty crafted piece by an Outer Banks artisan definitely is.

6. People Are Beginning to Prioritize Experiences Over Things

There are quite a few reasons that people are starting to prioritize gifting experiences over things. Experiences create unforgettable memories, give you the chance to try many different things, and let you spend time with the people you care about, all while enjoying your gift. And while souvenirs are great, spending a week (or two!) at the Outer Banks is sure to be a meaningful gift that your loved one will be talking about for years to come. Who doesn't love a stuffed animal or a giant teddy bear? But your Valentine is sure to prefer waking up to an Outer Banks sunrise over a five-foot tall teddy bear that's going to end up collecting dust.

7. It’s Something You Can Do Together

In addition to an Outer Banks vacation offering an unforgettable experience, it also gives you the chance to do something special together. Chocolates can (sometimes) be shared, but a lot of times, Valentine's Day gifts can actually be kind of isolating. An Outer Banks vacation eliminates that problem by giving you something that you and your special someone can enjoy together! It's really a two-for-one gift that is sure to make memories that you and your partner can reminisce and laugh about going forward.

8. You Can Make It Work Around Your Schedule

While most people think about coming to the Outer Banks during the summer, there is legitimately no wrong time to visit the Outer Banks. Whether you want to come in the spring and enjoy the warmer temperatures, the summer for a week in the ocean, or the fall and winter, there are plenty of amazing things to do year-round on the Outer Banks. This means that you can enjoy your Outer Banks vacation during a time that works for both you and your partner. No more having to change your schedule to accommodate using your Valentine's Day gift. With our convenient scheduling options and year-round availability, you can book your next Outer Banks vacation for the time of year that fits your lifestyle!

9. Enjoy the Temperate Climate

The weather over the past few years has been kind of all over the place, and with snow storms and ice storms all across the country, this winter has already been one of the colder ones. So why not try to get away from the chill and enjoy the warm sun of the Outer Banks? Even during the winter months, the Outer Banks is a fantastic place to be, with winter temperatures usually hovering around the 40s and 50s, a drastic change to sub-zero temps up north. Your Valentine will be thrilled for the chance to get away from the bitter cold and enjoy a blossoming romance with their toes in the sand.

10. Try Something New

One of the exciting things about taking a vacation or traveling to a new place is the chance to try something new. Whether you're looking to expand your palate or pick up a new hobby, an Outer Banks vacation offers lots of different things you can do to make your life a little more exciting. Take hang gliding lessons on Jockey's Ridge or even go kayaking at sunset. There are also plenty of great places to try locally-distilled whiskey, take a step back in time, or simply relax while enjoying the wildlife and the sounds of the ocean. Who knows, maybe your next hobby or favorite thing to do is just waiting for you here on the Outer Banks?

Book Your Unforgettable Valentine's Day Gift Today!

There's literally no better time to book your Outer Banks vacation than right now. Keep an eye on our specials and deals and book now before your dream Outer Banks beach house fills up for the summer. Give our wonderful Guest Services Team a call today at (866) 884-0267 or take a look at our available rentals to get started planning your next epic Outer Banks getaway. Be sure to check out our layaway plan to make booking your dream vacation easier than ever and feel free to print out our Valentine's Day Gift Certificate below as a token of your Valentine's upcoming Outer Banks vacation!

About the Author: Lauren is a mom, author, and travel enthusiast. She grew up on the Outer Banks and only left for a few years to get her degree at UNC-Chapel Hill and complete a tour in the Coast Guard before making her way back to the beach in 2017. When she isn’t writing for the Seaside Vacations Travel Blog, Lauren can usually be found with a book and cup of tea in hand, planning her next travel adventure.