Valentine’s? Who celebrates Valentine’s anyway? 2013 is all about Singles Appreciation Day. Forget the flowers and jewellery, February 15 is all about getting the girls together and enjoying some quality cocktail time. Whoever said mates before dates was definitely onto something, and seeing as though Singles Appreciation Day falls on a Friday this year, you might as well make a weekend of it.
February isn’t the best of times to get away, granted. Everyone is still feeling the pinch after the festive season, but that doesn’t have to mean missing out on one the nation’s most important dates in the calendar.
Rather than blowing your budget on luxury accommodation, look into hotels in Bristol from Travelodge. Located at the heart of the city, you are right on the doorstep of the shops, bars and restaurants and close to all transport links – what more could you want?
Hotels in Bristol from Travelodge also allow up to three adults per standard room. Depending on how many of you are intending to celebrate your single status, this can cut down on the price per person enormously. There’s really no excuse not to go away, it’s cheap as chips.
Once you’ve booked your hotel and arranged travel, it’s time to plan the fun stuff. When the votes are in, it may just be wise to take the weekend as it comes and do as you please. Sip cocktails, enjoy a spot of shopping, have a latte or two, the choice is yours.
As a side note, this is the weekend that all the romantics will try to claim and so if you do want to treat yourselves to a spa session or an evening meal, it is well worth booking yourselves in advance. Unfortunately, those who do celebrate the dreaded V date will be out in their masses, the good news for you, however, is that you can benefit from their discounted menu deals.
Depending on the type of cuisine you prefer, there is a range of restaurants across Bristol to suit all tastes. The contemporary Macro Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill is a funky option, while the Glassboat is a scenic, quirky choice for women who love seafood. Let’s be honest, Singles Appreciation Day is all about keeping things real, and so if you do want to downplay it, Nando’s should definitely be on the cards.
After a night on the tiles, and probably a few too many Apple Martinis, Cosmos, Bellinis… etc. you are all likely to benefit from a relaxing spa session. Why not, you deserve it. Treat yourself.
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Photo Credits: Joe Dunckley and FatMandy on Flickr