We put an awful lot of time and effort into Valentine’s Day, but what about Singles Awareness Day?
Not only is it far cheaper than its commercialized counterpart, but there’s far less expectation involved. After all, it’s just you: you already know what you’re getting.
But this year, instead of making it a dull affair, turn Singles Awareness Day into a celebration of independence and head out on a solo trip. There’s nothing quite like it.
To help, we’ve curated a list of some of the best hotels to make your Singles Awareness Day extra special.
The best budget stays for Singles Awareness Day
Location: Edinburgh, Scotland
Vibe: Alone time in the old town
The rundown: Go big for Singles Awareness Day. Get out of the country and fly free in Scotland. Edinburgh’s having its moment in the spotlight, and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t bask in the glow. Impossibly romantic with its mysterious wynds and closes and boasting an increasingly spectacular culinary scene, there’s nowhere better for some alone time. And if you feel like getting some socializing done, the Scots are the most welcoming bunch.
Motel One is a safe bet for high-value accommodation. Don’t be put off by the “motel” aspect; this budget franchise is anything but. With a strong emphasis on doing a lot with a little, you’ll be comfortable, happy, and a stone’s throw from the action. Best of all? It’s running a Singles Awareness Day discount.
Location: Nashville, TN
Price: Free with World of Hyatt points
Vibe: Nashville epicenter elegance
The rundown: Sometimes, being alone needs to be celebrated with others, and there’s nowhere better to do that than in Nashville. A city full of transplants, all looking for a good time, there’s barely a bar you can walk into without walking out with a new friend.
The best part is, you could stay there for free. Check out Holston House, a classy Hyatt property in the heart of the city. With just 17,000 World of Hyatt points, you can grab a free night. The best way to earn those points is to open a Hyatt card or a general travel card that transfers to Hyatt, like the Chase Sapphire Preferred® Card.
The best mid-range stays for Singles Awareness Day
Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort
Location: Tulum, Mexico
Vibe: All-inclusive, all by yourself
The rundown: Let’s face it, the tongue-in-cheekness of Singles Awareness Day stems from the disdain at seeing all these annoyingly happy couples fawning over one another. Combine that with February gloom, and it’s basically a necessity for you to disappear to the Caribbean for a while.
And you shouldn’t do a thing while you’re there. Check in to the Hilton Tulum Riviera Maya All-Inclusive Resort and revel in lazy, fully-catered bliss for a few days. If you have a store of Hilton points, you might even be able to snag a free stay—or at least a partially covered one.
Location: New York City, NY
Vibe: For the “Galentines”
The rundown: Sometimes, it’s less about being single and more about embracing the friends around you. So celebrate Single Awareness Day by its other name–Galentine’s Day. Luckily, a ton of hotels are embracing the celebration and lining up events for groups of pals to enjoy.
The Refinery Hotel in NYC is one of those, and what better place to celebrate than the Big Apple? The hotel will be hosting some girly events like bracelet making, popcorn, tarot readers, and rom-com marathons, so grab a few mates and book a room for a weekend in the city.
The best big-budget stays for Singles Awareness Day
Location: Walland, TN
Vibe: Secluded and spectacular
The rundown: If money’s no barrier, you’ll struggle to find a more serene escape than the wonders of Blackberry Mountain. The adorably named resort houses a selection of luxury cabins looking out over the Smoky Mountains.
Make no mistake, it’s not cheap. But the brains behind the place have been doing this for years, and already have one renowned property nearby. Everyone knows the mountains are the best place for solitude, so own it, and enjoy Singles Awareness Day in blissful nature-fueled peace.
Location: Big Water, UT
Vibe: Ultra-luxury escape
The rundown: Aman isn’t known for pulling punches when it comes to luxury. That reputation commands an insanely high price, but understand there are few places, if any, that can offer the experience Amangiri can.
Nestled in the red rocks of Utah, Amangiri’s striking architecture and tremendous amenities make it the perfect solo getaway to recharge and forget the world. The resort is about feeling part of your surroundings. What better way to escape?