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Tourists fight against a gust of wind as they stand near the Eiffel Tower. What could be more romantic than a real 'French Kiss' on Valentine's Day in Paris?
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updated 1/26/2007 12:01:49 PM ET 2007-01-26T17:01:49

Ahh, Valentine's Day. Whether it makes you think of chocolates and romance or trite greeting cards and overpriced bouquets, at least it's a great excuse to take a trip! Haven't yet made plans for the big day? You're in luck -- we've gathered five tempting Valentine's Day packages that are both romantic and reasonably priced. Hide away in the snow-capped Canadian Rockies, take a moonlit walk down a beach in Georgia or canoodle over crepes in Paris. Here's hoping that even as you discover a new place, you'll rediscover what you love about each other too.

Air and Three Nights in Paris from $649
What could be more romantic than a whirlwind getaway to the City of Lights, complete with a hand-in-hand stroll along the Champs-Elysee, croissants for two at an intimate neighborhood cafe and, of course, a "French" kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower? Air France Holidays is offering roundtrip airfare to Paris and three nights' accommodations from just $649 per person, good for travel throughout February. The rate also includes daily continental breakfast, hotel taxes and service charges, and a Paris Panorama Tour. This deal must be booked by January 30.

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Philly Valentine's Pkg. from $149/Night
Couples will find much more than brotherly love in Philadelphia -- think horse-drawn carriage rides through historic Society Hill, candlelit dinners at the famous Le Bec Fin restaurant and musical evenings at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. (For more ideas, check out Love Is in the Air: Three Days in Philadelphia.) The Philadelphia Marriott West is offering a Valentine's Day package that includes overnight accommodations, buffet breakfast for two, Champagne, strawberries and complimentary parking -- all starting at just $149 a night. Book by February 7 for travel February 8 - 10 or February 15 - 17.

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2-Nt. Valentine's Day Luxury Escape in Canada from $545
Hide away in the Canadian Rockies at the luxurious Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. You can hike, ski or snowshoe during the day, then return to the lodge for a cozy evening at the spa or in front of the fire. Book the St. Valentine's Day package and enjoy two nights' accommodations, a fondue dinner and a full breakfast for two, and all gratuities. Top it off with a complimentary "Fireside Romance Delivery": a skate rental voucher and edible goodies. The deal costs $545 for two people traveling February 9 - 11.

Trip Report: Alberta Canada by Judy P.
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Sparkling Encounters Valentine's Pkgs. from $154/Nt.
Does your sweetheart have Champagne tastes? Indulge him or her with the Sparkling Encounters package from Omni Hotels, starting at just $154 a night. In addition to opulent accommodations, the package also includes a box of Teuscher Champagne ruffles, and an array of Champagne-scented bath and beauty products. It's good for travel to participating properties in San Francisco, Boston and other destinations across the U.S. between February 1 and February 25. Book by February 14.

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Historic Jekyll Island Valentine's Day Pkg. from $249/Nt.
Escape the winter doldrums with a trip to historic Jekyll Island, just off the coast of Georgia, where the beaches stretch for miles and outdoor adventure is available year-round. The venerable Jekyll Island Club, once described as "the richest, the most exclusive, the most inaccessible club in the world," is now opening its doors to lovers of all stripes with a Valentine's Day package from just $249 a night. The price includes ultra-luxe accommodations and a decadent dinner for two in the Grand Dining Room or at the Courtyard at Crane Spend. Book by February 9 and travel February 11 - 15.

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