Everyone wants a romantic vacation. Some place where they can fall in love again, feel good, and relax. When you’re in love, there’s a desire to share it with the world, and it’s a big world out there. Whether you want to shout your love from the top of a mountain or while snorkeling with underwater creatures, there are plenty of places around the globe to honor your soul mate. If your stuck on a place to go, try one of these most romantic places worldwide.
Enjoy our selection of the most romantic destinations on the planet where the two of you can create enough memories to last a lifetime.
1. PARIS, FRANCE: THE CITY OF LOVE
You can’t have a list of the top places for a romantic getaway without including the city of love, Paris. Is there really a better couples spot than Paris? Perhaps not.
It’s not just the sparkling Eiffel Tower that makes Paris a classic romantic destination. It is so much more than that. It is the history, the culture, the food, the ambiance, the winding streets of Montmartre, the French language, the luxurious hotels, the amazing museums, and much, much more.
The Maldives is synonymous with romance! An impeccable beach destination, Maldives is the first destination that comes to mind when you think of a tropical romantic destination. This picture-perfect spot is flooded with some incredible luxurious hotels and resorts offering the best views of the Indian Ocean. No wonder Maldives has been rated one of the most beautiful islands on earth!
3. TAJ MAHAL
The symbole of Love, Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. The Taj Mahal speaks for itself. It is truly a wonder and the greatest monuments ever constructed. The colors and construction is absolutely gorgeous. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as “the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”. There is no doubt it’s one of the most romantic places in the world.
4. QUEBEC CITY, CANADA
Quebec City is North America’s most European city and if you want an old-fashioned romantic getaway this is the place to go. Quebec City is a place to get lost in the cobblestone streets of the old city. Take a horse carriage ride or walk along the St. Lawrence River. Quebec City just may be the only city that gets better in the winter.
Go ice skating in the old city outdoor arena, take part in the Quebec Winter Carnival. Quebec City is one of those cities that makes you feel as if you want to do something Grand. It is here that you must cuddle up with your loved one in a big old grand hotel, eat decadent French food and enjoy drinks at Le Concorde while overlooking the city skyline.
Yep, Quebec is pure romance.
5. BALI , INDONESIA
One of the most romantic places to visit in Southeast Asia, Bali is a couples’ haven. Pristine white sand beaches, lofty peaks, verdant rice fields, and the clear, blue sea make for a beautiful setting to celebrate love. When in Bali, couples can visit the temples of Ulun Danu and Tanah Lot, go snorkelling and scuba diving across the island, take a yoga retreat, try out water sports, or rent a scooter and explore the green countryside.
The borders of Indonesia are currently closed to all travellers.
Switzerland is one of the most popular and romantic destinations in the world. Go boating or skiing, plan a grand romantic gesture for your better half, or simply snuggle up around a bonfire. There is more than one way of experiencing a romantic holiday in Switzerland.
Budapest boasts of castles, Roman and Turkish baths, palaces and lots of romance. The thermal baths here are a great option for a romantic experience. Go on a gourmet food tour if you both are foodies. Or a night cruise on the river Danube, to experience the romantic side of Budapest.
Kyoto regularly tops lists of most romantic getaways in the world, and for good reason.
Kyoto offers couples lots of tranquility and solitude. With its hundreds of shrines, temples, and gardens, there are countless places to go for an intimate stroll. In particular, you will want to visit the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, known for its associations with good fortune in love and romance.
While there are lots of ryokan (traditional Japanese inns) around Kyoto, it’s also worth making the journey to Kinosaki Onsen, known for its hot springs.
Spending more time in Japan? Be sure to check out our article on romantic things to do in Tokyo, too.
9. VERMONT, USA
While there are many options for most romantic places in the USA, we think one of the standout romantic destinations is the state of Vermont. Very different from other destinations on this list, Vermont is a romantic spot that bursts with charm and coziness.
Do you like being snowed in, tucked away inside a warm cabin with your significant other? Snowy Vermont can oblige. In the fall, the foliage here is unparalleled anywhere else on earth. You will find yourself surrounded by glorious nature at its peak.
Summer and spring are also wonderful, too, and Vermont is home to a huge number of romantic hotels, bed and breakfasts, and other options for couples looking for romance and relaxation. We highly recommend it for those seeking a romantic destination in any season.
10. NEW YORK CITY
New York City may be known for non-stop action but it is also a very romantic place to visit. If you are planning a trip to NYC with that special someone, I have a few charming ideas to add to your itinerary. While there are some budget-friendly things to do in New York, it is easy to spend a lot on a romantic weekend getaway. During the day, plan on visiting Central Park, one of the most beautiful places in New York – you can stroll through the park hand in hand. During the winter, you can go ice skating but if you are visiting in the summer, allow time for a picnic or rowboat ride on the Lake. When the sun goes down, take in the lights of the city from one of the many rooftop bars (Mr. Purple, Roof at Park South, and many others). There are plenty of romantic restaurants (One if by Land, Two if by Sea) or you could do a dinner cruise around Manhattan with Bateaux. If you’d rather do something indoors, check out the ballet or opera at Lincoln Center or a Broadway show. For a few nights in June/July, the Philharmonic Orchestra has free concerts in the parks. With all those romantic things to do, New York might be one of the top romantic places in the world that you’ve been looking for to go on a romantic getaway.
Venice is the 4th most romantic places worldwide. It is a city in northeastern Italy on a group of 118 small islands separated by canals and linked by bridges. Venice is renowned for the beauty of its setting, its architecture and its artworks. It is a place that will make you fall in love all over again. A ride in the gondola completely symbolizes the romance of the city. Ride down the canals cuddled up with your loved one and watch Venice go by. Dine in fancy Italian restaurants by the canals and get lost in ancient brick alleyways while you stumble upon Italian churches and squares. Venice is a place that will make you fall in love all over again.
12. ZAKOPANE, POLAND
Zakopane is a picturesque mountain resort located in the south of Poland, right at the foot of the most beautiful mountains in this part of Europe.
Zakopane is a perfect destination for couples, as there are many romantic things to do. Couples can stroll along Krupowki street – the most famous place in Zakopane, full of shops, pubs, and restaurants.
If you prefer a quieter place, you can visit Botanical Mountain Garden, also called Alpinarium.
Located in the center, it is visited by all nature admirers for its variety of plants.
You may also take a ride in a small-gauge train to Gubalowka mount, from which you get to admire the amazing panorama of Tatra mountains.
There are also some nice restaurants and pubs, perfect for a romantic meal for two.
If you fancy higher mountains, you can go for a ride in a cable car leading to Kasprowy Wierch.
The cable car climbs to 1980 meters. The trip will provide you with unforgettable views of Western Tatra mountains and Zakopane.
There is also a mountain hut with a restaurant where you can enjoy a tasty meal admiring the mountainous view – the walls in the restaurants are made of glass.
For hiking couples, there is a great trail starting in Kasprowy Wierch. The trail leads along Red Peaks – Ciemniak, Krzesanica, Malolaczniak, Kopa Kondracka, and is considered one of the most picturesque trails in Tatras.