If you don’t fancy catching a plane, why not stay local and head to Bristol. The city has a variety of craft beer shops, excellent street food and many bars and restaurants. It is a friendly city, great to explore without huge Valentine’s crowds. Stroll in the Bristol Zoo Gardens, a conservation zoo home to Gorilla Island, penguins, seals, reptiles, lemurs and lions. Visit the Bristol Museum and Art Gallery with its archaeology, fine art and a Banksy painting.