New York
New York is the ultimate Valentine's weekend break (Getty)

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.

Amsterdam
Bikes are chained to a fence along a canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands (Getty)

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...

Venice
One of the main waterways in Venice (Getty)

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.