Kati and I believe that any place can be romantic. Home. Close. Far. All have the potential of having a romantic time. But would you like to take romance to the next level?
Have you ever imagined yourself relaxing on the beach with your significant other, a cocktail in one hand and your other arm wrapped around each other?
Every couple needs a romantic getaway once in a while, and you can get one too. There are lots of adventurous destinations that will bring you closer than ever to your partner.
Foodies can drink and eat their way through Tuscany, and nature lovers can wander through the Galapagos Islands.
Whatever your preference and travel style is, there is always something for you. So, what are the best countries for your next romantic getaway? Here are our top picks:
Barcelona in Spain is one of the most enchanting cities in Europe. This romantic city has affordable flights from the East Coast, where couples can get on and head to the land of adventure. When it comes to accommodation, you can find the best ones just off the Passeig de Gracia thoroughfare. Some hotels boast of a rooftop terrace, stylish rooms, and a sleek environment for less than a hundred dollars. Barcelona also has obvious artistic influences like the famed La Sagrada Familia church, Gaudi House Museum, and the Gaudi-designed Park Guell, which is about 42 acres. The food culture is something worth checking out as well and get ready to have your taste buds tickled as you explore Barcelona. For Mexican-inspired street food, you can check out La Taqueria.
Iceland is a majestic country with tons of natural beauty. This is a great place to hunt for the Northern Lights, the beautiful aurora that stretches across the night sky. If you’re up for it, you can go skinny dipping in the Blue Lagoon with your partner, a pleasant once-in-a-lifetime experience to indulge in. Less than an hour outside Reykjavik are hotels that offer affordable and elegant rooms with balcony views. You can also lodge in one that includes an outdoor thermal pool, tubs, sauna, and hot springs. With just a quick drive, you can head over to great locations for whale watching. Other places to check out in Iceland include the Strokkur geyser and Reynisfjara black sand beach.
Another location that qualifies as one of the most romantic cities in Europe is Prague. This city is not only cheap to visit but also gives lovers lots of cool spots to reconnect during a quick getaway. The Augustine Hotel provides affordable luxury, with access to many cool amenities for just a few hundred dollars. You can enjoy the natural environment with walks at the famed Charles Bridge and Petrin Park. Your romantic getaway to Prague is not complete without a cruise around the Vltava river or even a stroll through the medieval Old Town. Then, round up your visit with a padlock on Lovers’ Bridge, one of the most romantic things you can ever do in this beautiful city.
Head over to Bangkok in Thailand, which is a beautiful romantic getaway that is also surprisingly affordable. A lot of people believe that spending even just a weekend in Bangkok could cost quite a lot. However, this is wrong if you know your way around. Get a taste of adventure at the riverfront Praya Palazzo which is only accessible using a private barge. After you have spent a lovely time here with your partner, you can head over to the Temple of the Emerald Buddha, Wat Arun Temple of Dawn, which is an iconic riverside, and The Grand Palace.
Nicoya Peninsula, Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a favorite among millions of couples who troop there every year to enjoy the enchantment of its rainforests and beaches. There are lots of adventurous activities you can engage in at the Nicoya Peninsula in Costa Rica. It’s secluded enough to give you a lot of privacy. There is also a seaside bar, golf course, and spa for more relaxation. Ever heard of the Blue Zone? This is one of the five health spots worldwide, and the Nicoya Peninsula is located here. Therefore, the stunning beauty and natural active pace of this location isn’t a surprise. Head over here with your partner to watch exotic birds, take a hike, snorkel, or scuba dive in the waters and swim through waterfalls.
For those who love a little history, Scotland has tons of it to tickle your fancy. You can wander through the sheep pastures and green rolling hills in this beautiful country. A hike up to Arthur’s Seat is perfect for taking in views of the country from a vantage point. Edinburgh’s Old Town is famous for its fun museums and quaint architecture. If you’re interested in street performers, wander down the Royal Mile to watch a few of them. Round up your visit with a visit to the whisky distillery at Old Pulteney or Highland Park.
The British Virgin Islands
The beautiful British Virgin Islands are an excellent place for taking a vacation on the sunny beach. You can relax on the sand or play in the water as you wish. If you would love to have more privacy with fewer crowds, check out Smuggler’s Cove Beach or Cane Garden Bay Beach. However, most of the beaches on the British Virgin Islands offer you fun to last a lifetime. You can hike in Gorda Peak National Park, sail to Anegada Island, or go snorkeling gin Spring Bay. Then round up your trip by being pampered at the Scrub Island Resort, which has two private beaches, restaurants, a spa, and more than 50 guest accommodations.
Visit Playa Blanka or Playa La Ropa in Mexico for some snorkeling action with your lover while taking in the picturesque view of the beaches on the Pacific coast of Acapulco. This resort city also has a quaint town with restaurants and galleries lined across its windy roads. This city is the dream destination for those who love art. You can check out local art at the Artemayren Studio y Galeria, Suazo Art Gallery, or La Cucaracha Gallery. You can also enjoy a lovely meal with your significant other at Restaurantes Mexicanos, Restaurante Las Adelitas, and Rufos Grill. They all serve excellent local food. To ensure that your incredible experience doesn’t stop as soon as you get into your hotel room, you can stay at the La Casa Que Canta, which has terracotta villas and secluded suites.
End your search for the perfect first trip together with your partner by checking out the rustic mountain town of Idyllwild, California. This is a great place to go exploring with someone you love, and you can add to the experience by lodging in a small wooded cabin. During the day, you can explore the shops in town, which have tons of leather hats and homemade jams. If you’re up to it, take a hike with your partner along the Ernie Maxwell trail. This trail boasts of beautiful views while you can enjoy dinner on the patio at Idyology.
Palm Springs, California
Get away from home without going too far by checking out Palm Springs in California. This is another excellent place in California that is great for enjoying the warm desert air while golfing or taking a hike. This is the location of the world’s largest rotating tramcar, the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway. You can travel to the top of Chino Canyon, which is about 2.5 miles and explore this fantastic scenery. Then, relax with your partner at the Azure Spa Palm Springs, where you will be introduced to desert-inspired treatments.
La Paz, Mexico
This is an often-overlooked destination that we could consider underrated. La Paz sits on the Sea of Cortez, the world’s richest body of water. It’s even called the aquarium of the world thanks to Jacques Cousteau, a French explorer. Adventurous couples have tons of things to do in La Paz. You can go surfing, sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, or diving in the beautiful waters. Wrap this up with some romantic outdoor dining at Nim or Las Tres Virgenes.
Lake Tahoe is an outdoor area with the Reno side being one of the best places for enjoying intimate restaurants and outdoorsy activities. The spa at Silver Legacy is worth checking out. If you would rather enjoy the gift from nature, you can opt to take a dip in the different hot springs that litter the area. This is a great and secluded location for some fantastic romance all day. Then, go exploring the Midtown District and Riverwalk hand-in-hand with your partner. For some more privacy, you can stay at the Sunnyside Restaurant and Lodge, which has its own private beach. Alternatively, you can get a day of adventure on the mountain by visiting Ritz-Carlton Lake Tahoe.
Santorini is a magical island in Greece that is every inch as romantic as people think. With its turquoise waters and beautiful beaches, the beauty alone is enough to give you the needed ambiance for your next romantic getaway. Check out the whitewashed houses on the cliffs and spend your time at Grace Hotel Santorini, which is above the caldera. This hotel has all-white accommodations fitted with a private plunge pool, custom fragrance, and Greek marble. You can also take a hike with your partner on the Fira trail, which is famous for its beautiful views.
Need a beach vacation with spectacular activities? Then check out Maui with the one you love. This perfect destination for your next romantic getaway allows you to go snorkeling at Black Rock. You can take a helicopter tour to see some hidden parts of the island. Other activities available at Maui in Hawaii include touring the local farms such as Alii Lavender Farm or Ocean Organic Vodka.
Chassignolles is a village in the Livradois-Forez. This fantastic village in France’s largest national park is a great place to visit if you’re looking to get away from a lot of noise and spend some time with your partner. Here, there are several local farms where you can enjoy a moonlight walk across the country lanes. The only accommodation in town, Auberge de Chassignolles, is also classy with eight rooms and will give you all the comfort you need.
Barbados is filled with platinum white beaches, the perfect spot for your next romantic getaway. With its breathtaking sunsets and rugged cliffs, you can have enough fun to last you a lifetime. Go swimming at Carlisle Bay or take a tour of Mount Gay Rum Distillery to get a sense of the local scenery. Then, make your stay even more beautiful by lodging at The House, a romantic hotel in the Caribbean with ocean views, 24/7 service ambassadors, champagne breakfasts, and private gardens.
Love to add some culture to your romantic getaway? Then visit the vibrant city of Willemstad in Curacao, which is famous for its museums and colonial architecture. This bustling city has a calm ambiance that is welcoming to couples. You can shop along the cobblestone streets, enjoy a meal at an old governor’s mansion or admire Serena’s Art Factory. While at Willemstad, you can also enjoy a romantic walk across the Queen Emma Bridge.
Chiloe in Chile is a city that takes you back in time with its traditional architecture and ambiance. This island is not so famous, making it so great because you can enjoy many exciting activities without pushing through crowds of people. Here, you can go sea kayaking, clam digging on the beach, or horseback riding. If you would rather take a hike with your loved one, there are lots of trails that will give you the experience you desire.
So, ready to check out any of these best places for your next romantic getaway? Be sure to pack all the essentials, and you will have a blast with your partner.
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