9 Ways to Treat Yourself on Your Birthday
Birthdays offer a great excuse to get away for a mini vacation. Escape to a romantic inn or surprise your partner with the ultimate resort vacation.
Celebrate in California
Guest rooms and suites at Mandarin Oriental San Francisco are all located on high floors, offering spectacular city views.
Have a romantic dinner at Casa Del Mar in Santa Monica on your birthday. This landmark hotel has rooms with ocean views, a full-service spa and an oceanfront restaurant.
Birthday on the Beach in Jamaica
Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica offers beautiful suites with ocean views and butler service. There are seven categories of suites to choose from. Each suite features Italian bed linens, custom-crafted mahogany furniture, king-size beds, individually controlled air conditioning, ceiling fans, in-room bars, sitting and dining area, data ports, private marble bath and shower, safes and satellite TV, CD player and I-Home docking station. Enjoy relaxing couples treatments at the spa and explore Jamaica's beaches.
The hotel is all-inclusive which means that you won't have to worry about individual fees for activities that you want to try (although some services like spa treatments are extra). If you have a scuba diving license, there is free diving on several coral reef sites ranging from 20ft-130ft in depth. Guests can also play free golf on the scenic Sandals Golf & Country Club. All-inclusive rates in a suite start from about US$1,310 per night.
Romantic Birthday in Venice
Picture a romantic gondola ride, Venetian-syle suite and scenic views that form the perfect backdrop for your birthday trip. The atmosphere is Venice is quite unique and the only way to get around is by boat or on foot. The are many beautiful hotels, cafes with a view and romantic restaurants.
If you are interested in art, Venice is home to several great museums. Or visit a glass blowing factory, go shopping and feed the pigeons in St. Mark's Square. If you decide to stay in the luxurious Hotel Cipriani, you can even lounge by the pool.
The Hotel Concordia is located in the corner of St. Mark's Square in Venice. A few of the rooms have views of the square, the bell tower, and the basilica. The hotel staff is very friendly, the breakfast includes fresh pastry, and many of the rooms have chandeliers and light fixtures made from Venetian glass.
If your going for romance at the Concordia, you have to get a room with a view of Piazza San Marco. When you wake up you will have a great view of the square. If you get up early enough you can see the morning sun hit the bell tower in St. Marks Square. Waking up early won't be a problem since you are next to the bell tower which rings each morning and throughout the day. However, this is all part of the vacation experience.
While the Concordia Hotel has friendly staff and a great view, it is located next to the number one tourist attraction in Venice. So for a more romantic dinner take a walk to Campo San Stefano and have dinner outside at an outdoor restaurant. The room rates vary a lot throughout the year. The peak season is August during the Venice Film Festival and February during the Carnival. Doubles start at 190 Euros in thee low season and 395 Euros in the high season.
More Birthday Vacation Ideas
Guest rooms at Saratoga Inn on Whidbey Island have ocean views and fireplaces. Have a romantic dinner and go for walks, enjoying beatiful mountain and ocean surroundings.
Winvian in the Litchfield Hills of Connecticut features 15 beautiful individually-designed cottages and a relaxing spa.
Esperanza Resort in Cabo San Lucas is a luxury getaway with 50 suites and 6 private villas. All accommodations feature scenic views of the Sea of Cortez and are decorated with original pieces of art.