Exploring the world is a fantastic thing! And traveling with the person you love is the best way to take a break from your everyday life, and rediscover your passion.
These romantic destinations are perfect for Valentine’s break, for the honeymoon of your dreams, or simply to spend some time with the love of your life.
No matter what the reason is, a romantic trip in one of these places will fill your days with love!
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
Fill the love with champagne, chocolate, and tons of canoodling in and around the flirty Golden Gate City. Given that it’s so close to tech hub Silicon Valley, San Francisco is all about innovation, especially when it comes to romance. The Bay area has numerous unique and unconventional things to do for lovers, such as picnicking on the grass to watch the Bay Lights Show, moseying on down to Cupid’s Span, a green space on the Embarcadero, dining in some superb Spanish or French restaurants offering old-time curb appeal along Claude Lane, or taking a Gourmet Walks tour complete with lots of bubbly and even more gourmet chocolate tastings.
Those who love a sky high view should head on over to the top of the Mark, a high-altitude bar in the InterContinental Mark Hopkins hotel that’s got unbeatable cocktails and views—there’s also the infamous Hotel G near San Francisco's Union Square, as well as at Campton Place Hotel close by, where you can sit down to an unforgettable candlelight dinner with your loved one. What’s more is that single ladies and gents need not worry, because there’s also the opportunity to join the crowds over at Justin Herman Plaza for the annual Valentine’s Day pillow fight just make sure to wear a cheesy Valentine’s Day-themed costume.
Bruges is a fairy-tale medieval town, and with its lovely squares, picturesque canals and cobbled streets, it really is one of the most romantic cities in old Europe! With its dreamy canals crossing the city center, Bruges has been called “Venice of the North”.
Getting lost in the city for a couple of days is one of the best things to do with your loved one.
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES
From horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park to the Valentine's Day package at the Hotel Gansevoort, or Eskimo kisses on the ice rink at Rockefeller Center, the New York is full of romantic getaways to take full advantage of.
Come February 14th, there's something for every kind of lover, including classic chocolate and wine tasting events at Wave Hill, a Bronx estate overlooking the Hudson, star-gazing shows at the Hayden Planetarium, as well as ultra-delicious menu options at some of NYC’s best restaurants and bars to spoil your significant other with. Why not enjoy a holistic spa treatment in the privacy of your own room courtesy of Naturopathica at Topping Rose House, or to go all out with Conrad’s “VIP Valentine’s Day” promotion—which involves accommodations in the hotel’s 1,500-square-foot Conrad Suite. Enjoy the private helicopter tours of the city, breakfasts in bed, and a private tasting menu dinner. Everything is here!
THE ISLE OF SKYE, SCOTLAND
The Isle of Skye offers dramatic mountain views and coastal scenery. This fantasy-like landscape will give you plenty of opportunities to enjoy some quality time together.
You can spend the day hiking the majestic Quiraing or tour the imposing Dunvegan Castle. As the sun drops, the evening sky will reveal some of the most spectacular sunset imaginable. A romantic stroll along the shore or just sitting together, watching the sun drop behind the hills is the most relaxing and romantic way to spend the end of the day.
It’s already well known as one of the most romantic spots on earth, so it’s easy to see why the north shore of Hawaii is a go to for V-Day adventures. Try out the Turtle Bay Resort, a spot that has always succeeded at celebrating love, as it continues to attract hundreds of thousands of honeymooners each year.
Romances often bloom on the Big Island’s most magnificent beaches, so come February, make your Valentine’s Day a date you will cherish forever by savoring four-course gourmet meals, by immersing yourself in the aloha spirit by attending a Fire and Ice Gala at the Kuilima ballroom, or by savoring a four-course gourmet meal at the Pa’akai or North Shore Kula Grille, or even a private dinner from your own Beach Cottage lanai. On top of all that fun, you can even go horseback riding, watch gorgeous sunsets while sipping on colorful cocktails, and have yourself a fine champagne picnic within one of the area’s secluded coves.
PADAR ISLAND, INDONESIA
If you are an adventurous couple that loves nature, Padar is the perfect destination!
This island dreamscape has incredible white, pink, and black sand beaches. And the breathtaking view you will see after the 30-minute hike to the top will leave you without words!
Padar is still quite remote, which makes it the perfect location if you are looking for a paradise island just for yourself. Labuan Bajo is the closest city, and there are tours departing daily for one, two, or three-day visits. The best time to explore the island is from April to June, and from September to November.
Kyoto is one of the most romantic destinations to explore with your special loved one. The Kyoto Botanical Gardens have some impressive landscapes and are full of amazing colors in every season: the perfect place to stroll around with your partner. If you manage to visit during the spring, you will be able to enjoy a romantic boat ride along the cherry blossom-lined Okazaki Canal.
The Maldives lie between southwest of India and Sri Lanka. They are known as one of the most romantic archipelagos in the world.
Here you will be able to enjoy white sand beaches, admire a rich and incredible marine life and a crystal clear blue sea, with a color so intense you won’t believe is real! You can enjoy snorkeling during the day and then relax on the beach while drinking a glass of champagne and admiring a wonderful sunset in the evening. The colors here will remind you of the most stunning paintings you have ever seen.
NORTHEN LIGHTS, ICELAND
Iceland is one of the best countries to experience the magic of the Northern lights. The best time to experience this incredible natural event is during the colder months, between November and January.
Make sure to dress warmly, as you won’t get to enjoy your northern lights experience as much if you’re freezing cold!
Talking about the most romantic destinations, this is probably the most obvious one! And for a very good reason. Paris is one of favorite romantic cities in the world. No one can deny that Paris is the city of love!
Strolling along the Seine, wandering along the streets and grabbing a quick bite at a cafe are just some of the most romantic things that you can do. Make sure to visit the picturesque Montmartre and climb the Eiffel Tower together!