ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - (January 28, 2015) -With spectacular sunsets, endless romantic activities and fantastic hotels and restaurants, Albuquerque is an incredibly romantic city. It's no wonder recently ranked Albuquerque as one of its 10 Unexpected Cities for the Perfect Date. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors and its partners have done the legwork for you and pulled together the best ways to surprise your sweetie on Valentine's Day.

Here are some ideas for all types of couples:

Smart Sweethearts - The "I Love Science Valentine's Day Getaway" package, offered by Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, features accommodations at the hotel, a mixology class at the sophisticated Q Bar and entrance to Explora, which just happens to be featuring an exhibit called "XOXO: An Exhibit about Love & Forgiveness." And, the ABQ BioPark Aquarium is featuring an event called "That's A Moray!" where couples will learn about the mating rituals of underwater creatures.

Playful Paramours: Work up a sweat with Routes Bicycle Rentals & Tours, which is offering its "Velo-Tines" bike tour. Aside from the spectacular scenery along the Bosque Trail, couples will experience a wine tasting and tour at Casa Rondena Winery, a ride through the grounds and lavender fields of Los Poblanos Historic Inn & Organic Farm and a package featuring locally-made cookies, tea and Los Poblanos' famous lavender products. Then, head to Isleta Resort & Casino for their Romance the Night Away package, which features upgraded accommodations, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries and a dining credit.

Doting Duo: The cozy Downtown Historic Bed and Breakfast is offering a romantic package that includes a one-night stay, massage for each of you, roses, champagne and strawberries, dinner for two at the nearby Artichoke Café and gourmet breakfast the following morning. Wake up early to see the sky filled with color at the Friends & Lovers Balloon Rally at Balloon Fiesta Park. Grab a coffee or a hot chocolate and watch more than 100 balloons hit the sky to celebrate love.

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