SOURCE: A Day's Outing

A Day's Outing

February 03, 2010 08:17 ET

A Day's Outing Survey Reveals What Sweethearts Prefer for Valentine's Day

Consider a Low-Cost Romantic Day Trip to Sweep Your Valentine Off Their Feet

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA--(Marketwire - February 3, 2010) - A Day's Outing (, a free online search tool for finding day trips and weekend getaways, announced findings of an impromptu survey of women and men about their desires for Valentine's Day. A Day's Outing polled its Facebook fans and friends and had 100 responses weigh in on the topic of Valentine's Day. The survey results, while not extensive, highlight that Valentines can take heart in knowing that they need not spend a lot of money on expensive roses, flower bouquets or boxed chocolates. Instead, Valentines simply want to spend time together, whether it's on a blanket at the beach or in a local park enjoying a picnic to celebrate the occasion. The biggest mistake a Valentine can make? Well according to respondents the big "no-no" is to forget that it is Valentine's Day!

A Day's Outing published findings are available for viewing, reprint, and redistribution at: Following are a few highlights:

--  Should children come along for your Valentine outing? -- A resounding
    73% said "No way!"
--  The Valentine's gift that ranked the highest with respondents is
    "Breakfast in Bed."
--  52% said they would most like to be with their Valentine "on a beach
    blanket by the ocean."
--  44% said that their Valentines should spend nothing because their love
    and devotion is enough.
--  The biggest mistake a Valentine can make is to forget that it's
    Valentine's Day.

Knowing what your sweetheart prefers for Valentine's Day makes it easy to sweep them off their feet. If it comes to a romantic outing or day trip, with A Day's Outing, users can quickly search for a wide range of Valentine's Day events and enchanting destinations within a short drive of their home. The service uses each person's unique starting location, individual interests and preferred driving distance to create a personalized list of possible day trip ideas. From this list, it's easy to review descriptions of each outing, look at their location on a Google Map, choose your perfect day trip and print a copy of your outing to carry along with you. (For this occasion, be sure to bring along a comfy blanket, a chilled bottle of bubbly, and two glasses to kick your Valentine outing up a notch.)

About A Day's Outing

Based in Charlottesville, VA, A Day's Outing is an online search tool for short-distance day trips and weekend getaways. A Day's Outing is the first online search tool aimed at women to help them quickly find outings for themselves or their families. Users benefit from the service's simplicity, highly personalized outings and events, and timesaving functionality. For more information about A Day's Outing, please visit

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