5 reasons to spend Valentine’s Day in Bournemouth

With miles and miles of golden sands, as well as enough attractions to fill a month, let alone a weekend, Bournemouth is the perfect getaway for Valentine’s Day. Once famous for its retirement homes and slow-paced atmosphere, Bournemouth is now best recognized as a modern yet laid-back haven with something for everyone.

From long leisurely walks along the beach to Boscombe or Sandbanks to vibrant wine and cocktail bars depending on your mood and time of day, you won’t be short of ideas on how to fill your time.

So when considering a Valentine’s Day getaway, don’t rule out a ‘vacation stay’. Bournemouth was recently voted number one for a staycation holiday. The decision was based on a number of factors including pristine beaches, cost of hotel accommodation, availability of tables in restaurants and tourist attractions. All the factors that will make the perfect romantic Valentine’s Day weekend.

With Bournemouth often experiencing the best of British weather, you’ll still see weather-resistant surfers come February, rain or shine. With local restaurants like Aruba and Urban Beach located in the new Boscombe Beach development, you can enjoy panoramic views in comfortable surroundings.

As well as this, Bournemouth has a variety of well-known high street shops and smaller boutique shops located around its central square from where you can walk directly onto the beach or through Bournemouth Gardens and stop for a sweet treat or ride in the hot air balloon which gives you views of Bournemouth.

With easy access from motorways and major rail lines, Bournemouth sees many visitors on one weekend all year round and February will be no different as people visit to enjoy the friendly and romantic atmosphere of this charming town.

In addition to the many activities already listed, you can also enjoy indoor ice skating at the Bournemouth International Centre, located in Bournemouth town centre. It will be in operation until February 21, 2010 and will provide the perfect indoor escape.

When looking for accommodation, there are a number of Bournemouth town center hotels that vary in price, standard and ease of location, but with a number of waterfront town center hotels available, you’ll find the perfect city hotel with sea views and within walking distance of all these wonderful activities, bars and restaurants.

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