Valentine's Day or your Anniversary is usually a special day for you and your spouse and if you have been together for a while it might be getting hard to figure out what to get or what to do for that special day of love. There are things though that you can do that are fun and that can be done if you are on a budget.
One of those things is to give your loved one is to give them a holidays to some place near by that you've never been to before. The trip does not have to be expensive and luxury filled for the two of you to have a great time together.
Try to plan for a place that might be out in the country outside of town and that doesn't get a lot of business during the month of February (or your anniversary month). If you happen to live near a city on the coast, this would be the perfect place to go since February isn't generally the most popular place to go in the winter.
In order to cut down on the cost for your special day, both of you should of course agree not to exchange any physical gifts since your trip should be the gift that you are giving each other. Consider just making a card with perhaps your own poem written inside.
To save on gas your trip probably shouldn't be any farther than 150 to 200 miles away from where you live. This will not only save on gas but it's also going to cut down on the wear and tear on your car. You would be amazed at how wonderful and even relaxing it will be just to go some place that's only a couple of hours away.
If you have children, make sure that you plan a head for this, get someone that you trust to come over and stay with them while you are gone or take them over to their grandparents if they are available and aren't doing their own thing on the day. Whichever, this trip is for you and not the entire family. If you have pets, the same thing, you will need to find someone to come and take care of them as well, you don't want to board them because after all, you are trying to stay on a budget here.
Try and find a room where you are going that has it's own kitchenette, this way you won't have to spend money on expensive meals while you are gone and you can just buy food from the local grocery store when you get there. This will also give the both of you the opportunity to have a wonderful breakfast in bed while you are there.
For a little entertainment, don't feel like you have to go out somewhere and spend a bunch of money on some evening entertainment, most rooms have VCRs or DVD players and you could just go out and rent your favorite kinds of movies and stay in with a bottle of wine and enjoy the privacy of watching the movies in your room.
If you want to get out and about while you are on your trip, you can take long walks in a near by park, if you are on the coast stroll down the beach together. This should be pretty romantic because you should probably pretty much have the entire beach to yourself during this time of year.
Most important thing is to be creative and have fun.