If you're still looking for a place to snuggle with your snookums on Valentine's Day, look no further than America's preeminent gay resort town, Provincetown, Mass. —it's not just for summer anymore. Sure, February on the tip of Cape Cod ain't a day at the beach (unless you have a parka), but cheap rates, free parking in municipal lots, relaxing off-season solitude and a quaintness amplified by winter's kiss provide the perfect backdrop for kindling romance over the long weekend.
Consistently rated one of the best luxury B&Bs in town, The Brass Key Guesthouse is offering 50% off your third night's stay when you reserve two nights (Feb 12-14) with its “Valentine's Weekend Lovers Value Package”. (Be sure to ask for a room with en suite jacuzzi tub or in-room fireplace.) As a member of the World's Foremost Gay & Lesbian Hotels, expect sublime personal service and immaculate care all over its New England Victorian grounds, plus breakfast and wine and cheese daily. The on-property Shipwreck Lounge will be open special for the weekend, providing an intimate, convivial atmosphere to warm up over cocktails with P-town residents and adventurers, somewhat reminiscent of summer months.
Farther down Commercial Street, a.k.a. Gay Main Street U.S.A., the historic Land's End Inn is offering a “Valentine's Getaway” package ($185/couple) with complimentary breakfast, red roses, chocolates, and bottle of champagne to compliment its famous, sweeping ocean views and exquisitely eclectic decor. Starting at $425 for two, their on-going “Romance & Rejuvenation” package includes two nights accommodations, in-room goodies, plus a massage at a local spa. Either way, daily wine and cheese in front of the Great Room's grand stone fireplace will heat up the heartstrings.
Should you want more bump with your grind, summer party heavyweights The Crown & Anchor and A House both have specially themed V-Day discos on tap for Saturday night.
Visit the Provincetown Business Guild or official Tourism Office for travel info as well as announcements of additional deals and events closer to the weekend.