5 Last-Minute Valentine's Day Getaways - United Hub

5 last-minute Valentine's Day getaways

By The Hub team

Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that creeps up on you sneakily, and before you know it, you have no gift, no dinner reservation and no chance of doing anything remotely romantic for your sweetie. Luckily, we rounded up five last-minute trips you can totally still book now for a lovely getaway come the 14th.

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Nantucket, Massachusetts

Most people don't think about visiting Nantucket in the off-season, but this little island off the coast of Massachusetts stays ridiciously beautiful beyond beach season. Rent a quaint room on Airbnb, grab coffee and pastries at Petticoat Row Bakery and spend your days walking along the empty beaches and curling up by the fire. Hit up the beloved American Seasons for a date night meal.

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Paso Robles, California

Booking a vacation in Napa or Sonoma takes some advance planning, but the under-the-radar wine region of Paso Robles, located north of San Luis Obispo on the Pacific Coast Highway, is perfect for a spur-of-the-moment getaway. The town itself is small and friendly, full of cute coffee shops, tasting rooms and restaurants serving California, local cuisine. Book a room at the Summerwood Inn and then hit the vineyards. As in Napa, Cabernet Sauvignon is the most prominent grape, but you'll also find great Zinfandels and Merlots at vineyards like Adelaida, all at fairly reasonable prices.

RELATED: 9 Vacations Every Wine Lover Should Add to Her Bucket List

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Amelia Island, Florida

So you didn't get your act together soon enough for that tropical Caribbean getaway. Book at room at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island for an equally wonderful slice of paradise. Only 13 miles long, Amelia Island is home to powder-white sand, serene beaches and the colonial-style town of Fernandina Beach. Horseback riding on the shores, biking along the quiet streets and sailing on the Atlantic are just a few activities to try when you're sick of sunbathing.

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Aspen, Colorado

Whether you and your hubby are avid skiers or just like the après-ski cocktail scene, Aspen is for lovers. Book a stay at The St. Regis, hit up the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies for half-day snowshoeing excursions and a lunch at Pine Creek Cookhouse. And don't forget to make a Valentine's dinner reservation at Element 47 at the Little Nell (hello, 20,000 bottle wine cellar).

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The Catskills, New York

The Catskills are home to cozy mountain towns with plenty of rustic charm. Stay at the newly opened Scribner's Lodge in Hunter, where Alpine-style cabins give way to a modern, chic vibe. If you're up for a half-day trip, the artsy town of Woodstock is worth your while, where you'll find antique shops, independent bookstores, photography exhibits and galleries. And no visit to the Catskills is complete without a meal at Phoenicia Diner, a beloved farm-to-table establishment with a Brooklyn-hipster feel and to-die-for Bloody Marys.

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United Cargo operates more than 11,000 cargo-only flights in one year

By The Hub team, March 19, 2021

On March 19, 2020, United operated its first flight carrying cargo without passengers on board. While the passenger cabin was empty, its cargo hold was completely full, carrying more than 29,000 pounds of commodities from Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD) to Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

A year later, United Cargo has operated more than 11,000 cargo-only flights carrying more than 570 million pounds of freight. To support the COVID-19 pandemic recovery efforts, United Cargo has also transported more than 113 million pounds of medical and pharmaceutical products on both cargo-only and passenger flights as well as approximately 10 million COVID-19 vaccines, providing global communities access to the items they have needed most.

10 tips for spring travel

By The Hub team, February 24, 2021

Whether you haven't flown with us for a while or just need a quick refresher before your spring trip, read this list of tips to know before your flight and arrive at the airport travel-ready:

1. Download the United app for contactless bag check, travel assistance and more

Before your flight, download the United app to view your flight status, check in, sign up for flight notifications, locate departure gates, access our free personal device entertainment when available and more. We've also updated our app with new features that can make your trip a little safer, including contactless bag check.

Don't forget to use Agent on Demand for help with any and all questions you may have before your flight. This new capability is available at all our U.S. hub airports and allows you to use your own mobile device to contact a customer service agent via phone, video or chat to help with day-of-travel questions while you're at the airport. Learn more about Agent on Demand here.

United joins UNICEF COVAX initiative

By The Hub team, February 19, 2021

This week, we were honored to become the first U.S. airline to join the UNICEF Humanitarian Airfreight Initiative to combat the COVID-19 pandemic by transporting the vaccine and other critically needed supplies to underserved areas of the globe.

"We are committed to helping the global community in any way we can, and we all must work together to do our part to bring this health and humanitarian crisis to an end," said Director of Cargo Specialty Products Manu Jacobs.

We will leverage our expertise to transport these critical pharmaceutical and healthcare shipments around the world safely, efficiently and expediently. We are proud to partner with the United Nations to support this global effort and provide equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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