Packages available at Sanderling: Romance doesn't end when Valentine's Day - Monday - draws to a close. The famed Sanderling Resort & Spa, on the Outer Banks, is offering these packages:
Through Feb. 22, the "Ultimate Romance Package" includes guest rooms, breakfast for two, a dinner in either of its restaurants (The Lifesaving Station or Left Bank) and a 50-minute spa treatment per guest. Price: $450 per night (two-night minimum). With "February is for Lovers" (available this Thursday-Saturday), you get accommodations and dinner at the Left Bank. Price: $425 per night; no minimum length of stay. Details/reservations: 877-650-4812; www.the sanderling.com .
Half-off at Biltmore through March 31: Winter means romance at the Biltmore House - as well as savings and orchids. Through March 31, regular admission is half off - $29 per adult, instead of $59 (16 and younger still admitted free). Tour the mansion and the conservatory, where more than 70 orchids are in peak bloom. Eight other rooms in the conservatory display colorful blooms and tropical foliage. Details: 800-411-3812; www .biltmore.com.