Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and people are already starting to plan out their week to celebrate with their significant others and loved ones. However, for those who are happily single but are still looking for something to do on Heart’s Day week, we got you, girl! We suggest a girls’ trip with your BFFs and celebrate the occasion at these nearby Asian destinations.
A Galentine’s trip with the BFFs
No significant other? No problem. You can still have a great time this Valentine’s — with your best friends and sisters, that is! Read on to see our top picks for a Galentine’s weekend vacation.
For a relaxing time: Hoi An, Vietnam
For all the ladies out there looking for a relaxing time on Valentine’s, we suggest taking a quick weekend trip to Hoi An, Vietnam. It’s a city on the central coast of the country popular for its peaceful backdrop. Hoi An is tucked away within rice paddies, beautiful beaches and photogenic resorts and canals.
What to do: Watch the breathtaking sunset on a cruise at the Thu Bon River. You’ll also be able to see the banks lit up with lanterns as the sun goes down.
For an adrenaline rush: La Union, Philippines
If an adrenaline rush is your thing, then you should visit La Union in the Philippines. It’s a popular destination for people who love the beach and those interested in surfing. The coastal town is home to several surfing spots that people from all over the Philippines, and even outside the country, flock to catch the waves.
What to do: Aside from surfing, there are also many gastronomic choices to choose from in the province. They serve good food and drinks that will make you want to come back for sure.
For a nostalgic feel: Disneyland, Lantau Island, Hong Kong
You can never go wrong with Disneyland. No matter what age you are, whether you’re single, married, have kids or still a student, Disney will always be a great choice. Have fun with your girl friends and take a trip down memory lane as you walk around the park.
What to do: Go Disney-bounding (dressing up as your favourite Disney character) and hop on the rides. Plus, the World of Frozen — the world’s first and largest immersive Frozen-themed display — just opened in November 2023, so it’s very new for park-goers!
For a cultural immersion: Kyoto, Japan
Immerse yourself in Japanese culture and walk around Kyoto, once Japan’s capital city, to see its historical temples, shrines and structures still around to this day. There are also many World Heritage Sites found in Kyoto, making it a perfect destination for history and culture enthusiasts.
What to do: Rent a kimono before walking around the city to fully appreciate the culture and feel the vibe. Take a picture at the most popular spots in Kyoto while in traditional clothing and achieve an authentic look in your photos.
What are your Valentine’s plans this year?
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