Whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway or are planning a longer, kind of gateway trip to a distant location. It shouldn’t be very difficult to find the perfect romantic spot in most parts of the world.
Even cities that would never cross your mind when thinking of romantic places could surprise you. Here are the most romantic cities in the world, from my experience.
It is no surprise Paris is at the top of the list as it has been considered the world’s most romantic city for years. The City of Light will make you fall in love with it and with each other even more than you already have.
Take a walk along the Seine or go on a cruise tour and enjoy the view of Paris in the evening. Indulge yourselves with a glass of the best French wine in one of the many restaurants, or admire the Place des Vosges square and the 17th-century architecture around it.
The 409 bridges overlooking the canals and the beautiful 13th-century “fondaco” houses built along them are undoubtedly symbolic of the romantic Venice.
Couples have enjoyed gondola rides for hundreds of years here, while soaking in the atmosphere of love that prevails in this charming Italian city. It is easy to lose yourselves in the countless narrow alleys and get the impression that you are in another era completely.
While there, don’t miss the chance to see the beautiful San Marco piazza and cathedral, as well as to have a cappuccino in one of the cafes.
As soon as you set foot in this little but mesmerizing city, you’ll understand why it is considered one of the top romantic places in the world. It is the cradle of Renaissance and home to the Uffizi gallery as well as many museums.
Its classic architecture could make everyone fall in love with it, and Florence is also known for its authentic Tuscan food. For a panoramic view of the city visit the Bardini Garden.
Hawaii has always been a popular and favorite travel destination for many due to its golden sand beach stretches, tropical weather, and exciting nightlife.
But it is also a couples paradise. Snorkeling is quite popular here, especially in the Hanauma Nature Preserve, a former volcanic crater. In the evenings, couples can enjoy a Luau show and great food (at the same time).
However, Honolulu has much more to offer, from historical places to rich nature and unique traditions.
This French-speaking city will charm you instantly with its cobblestone alleys and century-old buildings, and museums. The circus troupes will entertain you in the evenings in outdoor venues, and if you prefer fine arts, the Quebec National Museum displays the works of numerous Canadian artists.
As far as cuisine goes, this city is known for the Oka cheese, Blond Ale, and poutine. However, the one place that will definitely get your attention is Montmorency Falls Park from where you have a great view of the 30-meter high waterfalls.
San Francisco, California
Just the view from the Golden Gate Bridge is worth visiting the City by the Bay. Although often covered by fog, San Francisco is nonetheless a magical city, having attracted many poets in the past due to its diversity.
If you are not afraid of flying, you can go on an aerial tour, but if you want to experience the city on foot, the Palace of Fine Arts is one of the places you have to see.
The Alamo Square Park is one of the most beautiful in San Francisco. The city also abounds in museums, such as the Cable Car Museum displaying many exhibits of San Francisco’s iconic cable cars.
The Eternal City has love and romance in the air. This ancient city is appealing to couples for many reasons. Delicious food and wine, beautiful architecture, and unique monuments are just a few of the things you will encounter here.
Visit some of the most popular tourist attractions like the Spanish Steps, Fontana di Trevi or the Colosseum and relish the surroundings. You won’t be disappointed by the view. Just walking around the city with your partner, you can feel the romance of Rome.
Cape Town, South Africa
A mixture of modern and colonial architecture, it is, according to some, the most beautiful city in South Africa. Whether you are a wine lover, an art connoisseur, or just enjoy spending a relaxing day at the beach, Cape Town has all of the above.
Apart from the many galleries, there are open studios where visitors can watch artists work. For a real treat, stay at the luxurious Cape Grace hotel.
Charleston, South Carolina
What is emblematic of this city are certainly the antebellum mansions. One of them, the Calhoun mansion, has organized tours that offer a glimpse into people’s lifestyle before the Civil War. But, Charleston has a bit of everything for everyone.
From golf courses, to galleries and musical festivals, as well as astonishing nature. Try the seafood as the city is known for its different seafood dishes.
This fairytale-like city will make you feel like you are in another world and time. Its medieval architecture and cobbled streets will win you over in an instant.
Among the sights you must not miss is the Basilica of the Holy Blood, the Groeningemuseum, featuring paintingsfrom various periods, and the Market Square. Of course, no visit to Belgium is complete without the famous Belgian chocolate, waffles and the different brands of beer.
So these were the 10 most romantic cities in the world from my tried and true experience. I hope you found one that captured your heart, if you did, let me know in the comments how it went! Be sure to read some important trips for couples traveling together before you leave.