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Valentine's Day is just around the corner and as it falls on a Saturday, a romantic getaway might be just the ticket.

Even for haters of Cupid's favourite holiday, a weekend away is the ideal way to take a breather from a dreary February – and it doesn't have to break the bank either, even when booking last minute.

For your convenience, we have hand-picked the best – and most affordable – Valentine's Day escapes.

Amsterdam

Flights from London to the Netherlands capital only take an hour and a half and if you're looking for a chilled-out city break, Amsterdam is the place to go. You can browse the canal-side shops and hide away in cosy cafes, as well as enjoy a lively bar and club scene for those looking for nightlife. Lastminute.com is offering flights and a two-night stay at a hotel from £189 per person, departing on Friday 13 February.

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Venice

It might seem like the obvious choice for Valentine's Day, but you can't argue that Venice isn't an ideal weekend getaway destination. You can take a trip down the Grand Canal and explore the quieter, less touristy corners of the city and all the cultural gems it has to offer – as well as sampling traditional Italian cuisine at one of the hundreds of restaurants. Lastminute.com is offering flights and a three-night hotel stay for £389 per person, departing on Thursday 12 February.

Paris

A Valentine's Day in the City of Love is foolproof – and affordable. You can snap up flights and a two-night hotel stay for £259 per person at Lastminute.com, departing on Friday 13 February. You know the drill: book a restaurant, visit the Eiffel Tower, take a romantic stroll along the Seine...

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New York

The Big Apple is the ultimate blow-out trip for Valentine's Day, but it doesn't have to cost the earth. Flights from London to JFK and a three-night hotel stay can be found for £739 per person on Lastminute.com. From award-winning restaurants to museums, clubs and bars, New York is an unforgettable Valentine's destination.

Prague

Prague might not be the first city that springs to mind as a romantic spot, but the historic Czech capital offer a fairytale feel that is unmatched elsewhere in the world. Stroll through the cobbled streets of the old town, visit Prague Castle, relax in Letna Park or sample delicious Czech cuisine – all for a fraction of the price of other European capitals. Low Cost Holidays is offering a two-night break in Prague from £300 per person, including flights from around the UK.