Valentine’s Getaways That Won’t Break the Bank… or Your Heart!

Award-winning, experience and design-led group Generator has properties in some of the world’s most exciting cities, offering a variety of non-cliché travel destinations for those looking to escape this Valentine’s Day. From exploring the hip galleries in Paris, to checking out the innovative Scandinavian foodie scene in Copenhagen, Generator’s accommodations provide the perfect excuse for a mini break this Valentine’s Day, whether you are partnered up or not.

Explore Amsterdam this Valentine’s Day

In any weather, there is a never ending selection of things to do in Amsterdam. Every visitor to the destination is encouraged to hop on a bike and explore the city, cycling along the canals and past the famous sights including the National Monument and Dam Square. Visitors keen to explore the Rijksmuseum will admire over 400 masterpieces by some of the world’s greatest artists. However, Amsterdam isn’t just home to classical art so for something cool and contemporary, travellers should visit The Electric Ladyland, a Fluorescent Art Museum in the centre of the city. Generator Amsterdam is located in the hip, up and coming eastern side of the city overlooking Oosterpark and provides guests with a beautiful café, two lively bars and a chill-out area which often hosts local music and social events for guests and locals alike.

 

Culture, cocktails and relaxation in Barcelona 

Known as a fantastic destination for culture, nightlife and beach relaxation, guests visiting Generator Barcelona will be ideally located in the centre of the city. Head just around the corner from Generator Barcelona and take a look at Gaudi’s iconic Casa Batllo apartments before going to check out the spectacular Sagrada Familia. Travellers can enjoy a cocktail on the beach before feasting on local delicacies at Generator Barcelona’s bar and mezzanine chill-out lounge. Those looking to enhance their Generator experience with a little more luxury for this special occasion can book a terrace room or a penthouse apartment and enjoy panoramic views of the whole city.

 

Beautiful waterfront accommodation in Venice 

Away from the obvious sights and monuments, Venice is home to a countless number of cobbled streets, secret squares and backstreets where travellers will find independent stores to browse and even more gelato to try. Known as the ‘floating city’ and celebrated for its architecture, guests to Venice should take a trip to St. Mark’s Basilica or the Grand Canal – both iconic landmarks of the city. No trip to Italy would be complete without sampling a selection of delicious Italian foods and Venice has so many vibrant food markets full of fantastic Italian cuisine for every pallet. Lined with mosaic floors, a glass chandelier and intimate chill-out areas, every room has a stunning view of the gardens, Lido, Grande Canal or the iconic San Marco.

 

Hang out in Hamburg this Valentine’s Day

Once the recording studio for The Beatles before they hit it big time, Generator Hamburg is located in the heart of the city. The space is now a favourite neighbourhood hangout and guests can take advantage of the bar and cool lounge areas which house work from local artists, exposed brick walls and floor-to-ceiling windows. As Germany’s second city, Hamburg is best known for its selection of great bars, live music, culture and world-famous port and waterfront. Guests can take a stroll along Nikolaifleet, Hamburg’s prettiest canal and explore St Pauli, well-known for its street art, artsy stores and quirky cafes. For the best views of the city, the observation deck at St. Michaels Church is not to be missed.

 

Head to Generator Copenhagen for the coolest Valentine’s Day break

Generator Copenhagen is a haven in the heart of the city. With Tim Bjorn illustrations, a large outdoor terrace restaurant serving authentic Scandinavian food and comfortable chill-out areas to relax after a long day of exploring, the space is located in the centre of the city, just off the Kongens Nytorv Square. Visitors are just a stones-throw away from a number of beautiful parks and travellers can take a day trip to the castles just outside the city, or if winter activities are of interest, enjoy ice skating at the rink by Fredriksberg Runddel. Of course, a trip to Copenhagen isn’t complete without visiting the iconic Little Mermaid statue on the banks of the Langelinie promenade. With everything from live jazz to punk, Michelin-star restaurants to cool street food options, there is something for couples, singles and groups of friends in Copenhagen this Valentine’s Day.

Caoilfhionn Rose

Caoilfhionn is a freelance travel writer who enjoys slow travel and avoiding landmarks in favour of diving into a destination's culture. Instagram: @CaoilfhionnRose

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