A weekend away together is the ideal Valentine's Day treat, according to a poll in the February issue of Ladies' Home Journal.

Thirty-nine percent of the women surveyed thought such a getaway would be the most romantic Valentine's gesture. The second choice, 25 percent, was to be taken out for dinner and a night on the town.If you're strapped for money, forget the roses and send a love letter instead. Only 19 percent opted for roses, slightly above the 15 percent who would like a love letter.

A gift of candy wasn't among the top five responses in the Roper Poll of American women.