25 Romantic Getaways You’ll Want To Escape To

January 22, 2018 34 comments

Can you feel the love in the air? Sweep your ‘honey’ off their feet with an amazing romantic getaway.

Browse through this list to find destinations from all around the globe. With options ranging from big city paradise to mountainous retreat, you are sure to find the perfect getaway for you.


25 Romantic Getaways

Banff National Park, Canada

Mountain peaks covered in snow can be seen from everywhere you look. It is a true winter wonderland with the most amazing views. You can take a long hike, soak in the natural hot spring, and have a nice dinner on the main strip, then end the night watching the magnificent Northern Lights at this romantic getaway.

Banff, Canada Romantic Getaways

Paris, France

Nicknamed the city of love, you’re sure to find romance in Paris. There are so many historic attractions to fill your time. Take it slow and walk the Seine River hand-in-hand. Follow it up by taking an authentic French cooking class. End the night with a champagne picnic watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle. Find more ideas here.

Paris, France Romantic Getaways

Cairo, Egypt

The capital of Egypt, this romantic getaway is filled with ancient history and architecture. Take in the sunrise on the back of a camel, riding around the Giza Pyramids.  Hire a felucca to sail across the Nile at sunset. After dinner, cuddle on a carriage ride through the city.

Cairo, Egypt Romantic Getaways

St. Lucia, Caribbean

A Caribbean retreat, treat yourself to one of the many luxury resorts with some of the most fantastic views. In the south you’ll wake up to see the volcanic Pitons shooting out of the water. If you’re up for an adventure, hike into the rain forest to find a waterfall, or try your hand scuba diving.

St. Lucia Romantic Destinations

Hong Kong, China

Hong Kong is a fast paced city that everyone can enjoy.  Stroll through the Chinese style garden of Nan Lian admiring the greenery and flowers.  Ride the tram up to the Victoria Peak to see one of the most amazing city views you will ever see. At night, spend time in the Victoria Harbor to watch the stars light show light up the night.

 Hong Kong Romantic Getaways

Patagonia, Chile/Argentina

One of the most beautiful places on Earth, you must see it with your own eyes. Patagonia is a magical place soaring with mountains and striking blue waters. Visit Torres del Paine National Park for many different hiking options. Take a kayak for another fun adventure. Then cozy up with your loved one and admire the view.

Patagonia Romantic Getaways

Istanbul, Turkey

Mosques, colorful mosaics, ancient palaces and the call to prayer are just some of the things you will find in Istanbul. After a late breakfast, take in the immense architecture of the Blue Mosque. Head to Topkapi Palace and stroll through the rose gardens. Finish the evening marveling at the sunset from the Bosphorus Strait.

Istanbul, Turkey Romantic Getaways

Melbourne, Australia

This romantic getaway is full of dazzling scenery, Victorian architecture, many different activities to choose from. Watch (or join) the local Cupid’s Undie Run for an interesting morning. Head to the Rippon Lea House & Gardens for  an intimate picnic in a grand setting. Head to Albert Park Lake to see a sweeping view of the city at sunset.

Melbourne, Australia Romantic Getaways

Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Packed with shady palm trees, boutique hotels, and amazing sunsets, Santa Teresa is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. Relax in your hammock under the sun with the Pacific Ocean view. Then try a exciting adventure like a surf lesson or zip lining over the forest. Finish your day with a serene coastline horseback ride.

Costa Rica Romantic Destinations

Fez, Morocco

Get a look at the heart of Morocco on a visit to Fez. Ancient architecture and historical sites surround the walled city making you feel like you went back in time. Spend time getting lost in the streets of Medina. To see the most amazing mosaics, head to the House of Venus. Then, spend a romantic evening having a rooftop dinner.

Fez, Morroco Romantic Getaways

Lombok, Indonesia

Away from the tourist craziness of Bali, this undeveloped romantic destination will leave you wanting more. This island is full of picturesque villages and secluded beaches. Hire a motorbike and explore the city and all the beaches.  Take a hike and find one of the waterfalls. Snorkel in the clear water at Gili Nanggu.

Lombok, Indonesia Romantic Getaways

Big Sur, California, United States

Located on the famous Highway 1, this beautiful Pacific gem provides some of the best hiking and ocean views. Spend the whole day exploring, but don’t miss the Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park where you’ll find turquoise water and the McWay Falls waterfall. You can stay at Post Ranch Inn, one of the most romantic places in the world.

Big Sur, California Romantic Destinations

Aruba, Caribbean

Aruba provides the luxury of Caribbean beach resorts with natural beauty and historical context. When you tire of getting cozy on the beach, take a unique hike to Arikok National Park to see the stunning coastline. Then learn something new at the archaeology museum.

Aruba Romantic Destinations

Kyoto, Japan

If you’re looking for peace and tranquility on your romantic getaway, look no further. Kyoto is full of Zen temples, beautiful palaces and other historic attractions. Explore the Enryaku-Ji monastery and look out at the beautiful mountains. Then have a romantic stroll down the cobblestone Shirakawa Street alongside the canal

Kyoto, Japan Romantic Getaways

Wellington, New Zealand

You are completely surrounded by natural beauty in Wellington. It is a perfect place to walk the promenade by the water or take a long hike. It’s also central to a few nearby towns like Martinborough with a plethora of vineyards or Kapiti Island with an amazing view.

Wellington, New Zealand Romantic Getaways

Bruges, Belgium

A small, charming, medieval city, Bruges is a perfect romantic getaway. You can walk the winding historic streets for hours while sampling the delicious chocolate of the region. The town lights up at night for a really romantic feel. Don’t miss out on these Bruges experiences.

Bruges, Belgium Romantic Getaways

Ambergris Caye, Belize

The largest island in Belize, this romantic getaway is as perfect for a postcard. With stunning Caribbean beaches, you can try your hand at many water activities. The Barrier Reef is great for an afternoon of snorkeling to find sea life. In the evening, head to the colorful mini city of San Pedro for a sunset sail.

Ambergris Caye, Belize Romantic Getaways

Buenos Aires, Argentina

A European style city in South America, Buenos Aires is enchanting and full of passion. Spend the morning strolling San Telmo, a narrow cobblestone street known for romance.  Be sure to have a lunch sampling Argentinian steak and red wine. Then, experience the vibrant nightlife watching couples tango the night away.

El Nido, Phillipines

El Nido is known for white sand beaches and romantic hideaways. The water is crystal clear, and there are many lagoons to take a dip. Relax on the beach in the morning, and snorkel at the coral reefs in the afternoon. Later, rent a kayak and breeze through the water taking in the beautiful sights.

 El Nido, Philippines Romantic Getaways

Ljubljana, Slovenia

A charming and eloquent city known to Eastern Europeans, as the City of Love, Ljubljana literally means ‘the beloved’. Stroll aside the Ljubljanica River through the town looking at the architecture and crossing under several bridges. Take a day trip to Lake Bled for amazing views. Then, cozy up for dinner at an outdoor restaurant.

ljubljana, slovenia Romantic Destinations

Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania

A romantic getaway for a different kind of beach vacation. It boasts fantastic white sand beaches for you to relax on. When you’re ready, explore the tropical forest behind you and venture to find the waterfalls while keeping a lookout chimpanzees. Finish your day with a candlelight dinner on the beach.

Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania Romantic Destinations
Gombe Stream National Park, Lake Tanganyika, Tanzania By fabulousfabs [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Vail, Colorado, United States

Full of outdoor activities no matter the time of year, Vail is a city you can’t help but fall in love with. Hold hands as you tour through the main promenade discovering shops and restaurants. Depending on the season, spend the day at the slopes, or hiking through the mountains. Finish the day cuddling by the fire.

vail, colorado romantic destinations


Positano, Italy

Buildings covered in pastel colors at the edge of serene beaches and blue water make Positano an unforgettable romantic getaway. Peruse through the local markets to start the day, and then spend the rest of your time relaxing on the beach. In the evening enjoy a spectacular sunset that you could write home about.

positano, italy romantic destinations

Petra, Jordan

A city carved into the pink sandstone, Petra has the nickname “Rose City”.  A visit here will take you to one of the new seven wonders of the world. Hike to see Al Khazneh (the Treasury) and the Monastery to marvel at the facades, and take in the amazing view. Later have a romantic dinner for two.

Petra, Jordan Romantic Getaways

Munnar, Kerala, India

Munnar is the best place for a peaceful retreat in the hills. Tea plantations are plentiful and winding lanes are a delight. Learn about tea production at the Kolukkumalai Tea Estate. Then hike to one of the few waterfalls in the area to have a picnic with a view. Finish the day getting a Ayurvedic spa treatment.

Mannur, India Romantic Destinations

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34 Comments on “25 Romantic Getaways You’ll Want To Escape To

  1. A great list for romantic getaways. I’ve been to 3 places only though, and it wasn’t with my husband. Just a group of friends. But, I really want to go to Banff NP, Canada. Your picture added to the other ones I’ve seen, makes my feet really itchy to go there. 🙂

    1. That’s the best thing about travel! The same destination that is romantic for one person can also be a great friend trip or even a solo trip too! Good luck on finding your way to Banff!

  2. Love this list. I like the diversity of your list and the fact that you included some places that are not the typical “honeymoon destination”. I think adventurous trips can also be romantic, as well as simple places. It doesn’t always have to be somewhere far and exotic. Great photos by the way!

    1. Thanks! My goal was to make sure the list included something for every type of person in many different locations. I’m so glad that is show it was received. And, I’m with you on adventure being romantic!!

  3. This is an awesome list! I live in California and can attest Big Sur is a really romantic place (or at least a place to bond wit a loved one). Santa Barbara and Carmel are two other super romantic places. But, if I had to pick, I will chose a Caribbean island for a romantic gateway!

  4. Amaaazzzing post ! I so agree on Banff! Although not much rimsmcdvin my life right now, Banff is such a stunning place ! I was blessed to be born 3.5 hours east of it !

  5. What an inspiring list of some many diverse places. I’ve been to some places on the list and agree that Paris is a top city for romantic travels. Indonesian and Jordan don’t strike me as romantic places to visit but are countries that are on my list to visit soon.
    Amazing pictures!! Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. You’re perspective might change when you get a chance to go! Although I think that pretty much anywhere you go can be romantic.. It’s all about the person you’re with and what you like to do!

  6. Take me to all these places NOW. Wow there’s so much to explore in our beautiful world. Still so much I have to cover but excited to take it one city at a time. Thanks to this post, I am reminded of that.

    PS: Post is timely as Valentine’s day is approaching. You should share on Social Media to give people ideas for Val’s day getaway, if you haven’t already.

    1. There sure is. I get so sad when I think about the reality that I will never get to see every beautiful corner of the Earth… but I can sure try!
      -I have shared on social 🙂

  7. First of all, these photos are incredible!! I really like that you have chosen locations worldwide and very different ones as well. I’m pinning this for later, when I get the chance to travel 🙂

    1. Worldwide is important! I wanted the list to be good for every type of traveler. Glad you’ll be able to use it in the future.
      These photo’s are all stock images, but I love them too!

  8. Looking at the list only makes me realize that I haven’t traveled enough. I hope to visit a lot of the places you mentioned once I began my nomadic lifestyle. Happy travels!

  9. So glad to see something from India on this list! One of my favorite places, but it never makes these “most romantic” lists with Paris and all the other obvious choices. Love it.

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