Enter your weapon of seduction: a new construction vacation condo just in the heart of downtown Seattle.
The modern unit–available for $215 to $235 a night through Feb. 28, 2011 in the Belltown neighborhood–is tailored for city canoodling with its rooftop balcony and fire pit, plus indoor luxuries like 600 thread-count linens, stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops and hardwood floors.
You and your sweetheart will be close the Space Needle, the Seattle Art Museum and Olympic Sculpture Park. And before you board the plane home, you’ll have to hit two Seattle favorites: The Daily Dozen, known for its delectable doughnuts, and Pike Place, where you’ll see salmon hurled from fishmonger to fishmonger. (Just make sure to visit after Feb. 3, when construction at the market ends.)
If you can squeeze in more vacation, arrange to go on a hot air balloon ride.
Or better yet, save that for next year’s Christmas present to one up yourself again.
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.