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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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