While Valentine’s Day may still be months away, it is never too early to start planning. No matter how much someone tells you that this holiday for lovers doesn’t matter to them and they don’t need a special day, it is rarely true. Everybody loves, or secretly loves to be singled out on this day of romance. Why not step out of the typical box of chocolates and take them on a special getaway that involves all that is chocolate? William Bailey Travel reviews some top destinations for travel this Valentine’s Day.
If you are looking to plan an extravagant Valentine’s Day, book a flight to Switzerland and take a tour of their infamous chocolatier Maison Cailler. It is here that the scrumptious melt in your mouth decadence of milk chocolate originated. Maison Cailler is one of the oldest brands of chocolate in Switzerland and has been creating delightful confections to tempt even the slightest of a sweet tooth for years. You can take a tour arm and arm with your sweetheart and try some of their amazing creations as well as participate in a chocolate making class.
There is a great love for all that is artisan. Taking it back from major corporations and going for a more simplistic yet still amazing product. Take your love to NYC to celebrate cupid’s arrow that has pierced you both and visit Mast Brothers Chocolate. They are located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. You can take tours of their facilities on Saturdays and Sundays at 1PM. The tour takes you through their entire process of chocolate making from beginning to end, and at the conclusion of the tour you will enjoy an offering of five of their chocolate sweets.
One of the most romantic cities to visit on the west coast is San Francisco. With its delightfully hilly streets and stunning views, you are easily enraptured with this city. San Francisco is also home to one of the most unique chocolate making facilities. TCHO Chocolate factory was founded by a former NASA scientist. Walking into this establishment almost feels like walking into a mad scientist’s laboratory. Although tours of THCO are free, reservations are highly recommended. The tour takes you through the creation of the decadent sweets as well as the business side of chocolate making. Make your reservations for the guided tasting tour to see that what a scientist can do with a little bit of chocolate and a lot of inventiveness.
Why simply buy a packaged candy heart when you can express your love on a whole new level? These chocolatiers will spoil you and your love with the decadence of hand-crafted confections. Indulge the special person in your life with a unique Valentines experience.