February 04, 2016 3 min read
While Valentine’s Day falls perfectly on a Sunday this year, what a great opportunity to take a long weekend getaway with your loved one. Whether it’s only minutes from your home or halfway across the world, there are plenty of romantic destinations to make your perfect Valentine’s Day come true. Take a look at these 8 breathtakingly romantic destinations to help inspire you this year.
Paris, FranceWell known for their love lock bridge along the Seine, Paris has been a top destination for honeymoons and romantic breaks long before I can remember. While the hustle and bustle of the city may steer some romantic travellers away, there’s plenty of Paris that is still waiting to be explored. Have a romantic dinner along the quaint alleys of the city and take a ride in a vintage Citroen before stopping along the Seine for some dancing and cocktails. If you’re looking for some peace and quiet, trying exploring the secret waterfalls and vineyards around the area.
Banff, Alberta, CanadaIt’s doesn’t get much more romantic than staying at one of Banff’s world famous lodges or spa resorts while pampering your way through the weekend. Take a carriage ride through the forests, or a romantic canoe ride along the lakes before settling in front of the campfire with a glass of wine for the evening. Banff is one of the most beautiful natural wonders in Canada and is a great romantic getaway for nature lovers.
Krabi, ThailandWhile Krabi is boasting as one of the world’s most beautiful destinations to watch the sunset, there’s no reason why this stunning location should not be included in this year’s most romantic Valentine’s Day destinations list. Head to Ao Nang Beach to watch the sunset, release floating lanterns in the sky and sip on cocktails with your feet in the water. There are plenty of things to do around the province and some stunning romantic treehouse getaways along the water’s edge.
Mamanuca Islands, FijiIf you’re looking for solitude and undiscovered destinations, Mamanuca Island is the perfect destination. Walk the deserted beaches, have a romantic beach side picnic and get out to explore the natural wonders of the island. Mamanuca Island is a popular destination for honeymooners and is home to some of the world’s most romantic resorts and spas.
Florence, ItalyLet the music serenade your soul while fine dining your loved one in the Santa Croce Square. Florence is a world renowned destination for romantic travellers, and offers incredible spa retreats and romantic weekend packages. Spend the day drinking wine and enjoying chocolate tasting tours before you head back to your romantic holiday home for a relaxing evening.
Cotswolds, EnglandFor the lovers who enjoy life at a slow pace and enjoy the quaint feel of small villages and log cabins, Cotswolds is your wonderland. Take a walk through the Highgrove Gardens, visit the Castle Combe Village and spend the rest of the day sipping on wine and relaxing on the farm in the middle of the nature. Listen to the birds sing and explore the little small town villages throughout Cotswolds.
Serengeti National Park, TanzaniaHow about booking a romantic week getaway to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania? You can hop on the Serengeti Balloon Safari, join a sunset safari drive or simply relax in your romantic villa with a bathtub overlooking the park. Sleep in and peacefully wake up to the birds chirping outside your window.
Napa Valley, California, USATake a wine tasting tour, bike through the vineyards and pack a picnic to enjoy under the olive trees. Napa Valley in California is a beautiful and romantic location known for their golf retreats, fine dining experiences, romantic lodging and wine holidays. Take a hot air balloon ride high above the vineyards to enjoy a stunning sunset along the Californian coast.
Deserted beaches, quaint cabins or a lively romantic city? Wherever you choose to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year, may your day be filled with love and romance. So, where are you planning to take your Valentine’s Day getaway this year?
Jenna is a Canadian content creator and freelance travel blogger currently based in Dusseldorf, Germany. She focuses on sustainable and philanthropic travel experiences across the globe. Connect with Traveldudes on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest.
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