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February 02, 2010 11:25 ET Sweetens Valentine's Day With a Guide to Top Chocolate Destinations

Best Getaways, Near and Far, for Sugaring up Your Romance

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - February 2, 2010) - is indulging chocolate lovers this Valentine's Day by combining a love for sugar with a love for travel into a list of destinations that melt every heart's desire. Cheapflights followed its sweet tooth to highlight the best chocolate destinations. Our sister site, Cheapflights UK, details the top five international locales, while we at took a look at destinations a little closer to home. We'll let you decide whether to head to the big city, the rainforest or the mountains for your chocolate indulgence.

The top five Valentine's Day chocolate destinations chosen by Cheapflights UK are:

      1)  Belgium
      2)  Guatemala
      3)  Lebanon
      4)  New Zealand
      5)  Ghana

The top five chocolate destinations chosen by Cheapflights US for this Valentine's Day are:

      1) Hershey, PA
      2) San Francisco, CA
      3) Asheville, NC
      4) Las Vegas, NV
      5) Grenada, West Indies

Hershey, Pennsylvania, often called the sweetest place on earth, has declared that February is "Chocolate-Covered" with a month long celebration of all things chocolate. Come to Hershey in February to realize the many creative ways to appreciate chocolate and take advantage of specials ranging from chocolate spa discounts, hotel specials for families and romance packages for couples. Flights to Hershey start at $179 from the east coast.

San Francisco, California is well known as the home of Ghirardelli Chocolate. Ghirardelli Square is more than just delicious chocolate -- dine at some of the finest restaurants in San Francisco and stop at the original Ghirardelli store for a hot fudge sundae. While you are there you can view authentic chocolate making equipment that has manufactured Ghirardelli for more than 150 years. Flights to San Francisco departing from New York start at $194.

Asheville, North Carolina may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of a great chocolate destination. That probably means you haven't heard of "The Chocolate Fetish," home of America's best truffles. The store is independently and locally owned by Sue and Bill Foley who use only the finest ingredients for its chocolate making with no preservatives. Voted best chocolate in West North Carolina for 12 years, Chocolate Fetish is definitely worth a visit. Flights to North Carolina start at $199 from Chicago.

Las Vegas, Nevada has a little something for all types of indulgences, including chocolate. Visit M&M world located next to MGM Hotel and Casino. Here you will find 28,000 square feet dedicated to America's favorite chocolate candies -- M&M's. Pick up custom M&M's and view the free 3-D movie, "I lost my M in Vegas." This is one stop on the Strip where you can't lose. Flights from the west coast to Las Vegas start at $124.

Grenada, West Indies is home to award winning organic dark chocolate. The Grenada Chocolate Company farms its cocoa 100 percent organically on more than 150 acres of land and has total control of the cocoa it produces. The factory is located less than one mile from the cocoa farms and uses solar power as the energy source. In 2008 Greneda Chocolate Company was awarded the silver medal from the Academy of Chocolate for the Best Organic Chocolate Bar. Flights to Grenada departing from Miami start at $647.

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