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Sweet Escapes: 4 of the Dreamiest Romantic Destinations

Sweet Escapes: 4 of the Dreamiest Romantic Destinations

Getting away from it all with the person you love is the best way to escape from the daily grind of life! Whether you’ve been traveling together for decades or this is your first trip together, a romantic getaway is an opportunity to get to know each other on a deeper level, away from the stresses of work, kids, and life. Sometimes a trip together is all you need to reignite the spark in your relationship.

But with so many romantic getaway destinations all over the world, how can you and your special someone choose the perfect one? Don’t stress – we’ve got you covered!

From the romantic streets of Paris to the photo-worthy cliff sides of Santorini, we’ve found the most private, dreamy, and exciting locations in the world to fall in love over and over again. 

So track down your passports, pin your map, and get ready to create the special shared memories that you will both cherish for the rest of your lives. It’s time to plan the perfect romantic getaway abroad!

 

Venice, Italy

Imagine this: you and your special someone are floating in a gondola, down the gentle waters of the an ancient canal, surrounded by stunning views and Renaissance architecture. Then, you tour the city, enjoying fine wine and risotto, while getting to know each other in a city where no one knows you.

It sounds like a scene out of a movie, right? In Venice, this fantasy becomes a reality! The city charms with romance and culture, and is almost overflowing with unforgettable experiences for couples.

From the Italian Renaissance art found in the Gallerie dell’Accademia to the famous modern artworks in the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, there are enough museums and galleries in the city to keep art lovers busy for days! 

The two of you can join in on the art-making together by adding the island of Murano to your itinerary. Their traditional glassmaking techniques have been passed down for generations, but the locals are happy to show you how it’s done. Not only  can you admire the glasswork, you can give it a try for yourselves! After all, studies have shown that learning a new skill together makes your relationship stronger.

 

Paris, France

Paris is known as the “city of love” for a good reason. Its enchanting atmosphere draws couples from around the world who are looking for a timeless romantic getaway. 

The Louvre and Musée d'Orsay are popular attractions for those looking for a cultural experience. You can see the Mona Lisa and learn about some of the most famous artworks in the world while enjoying each other’s company. 

Sipping a glass of wine at a sidewalk bistro with a view of the iconic Eiffel Tower sparkling in the night is a dream come true for any romantic duo! Or, spend your evening at the very top of the tower, taking in the view of the city and kissing under the stars!

 After dinner, enjoy a sunset stroll alongside the Seine River, lost in conversation with your lover. When you’re able to escape to one of the most romantic cities in the world, you can let go of your worries and focus on connecting with your partner.

Your romantic getaway in Paris will be a shared memory you will treasure for a lifetime!

Santorini, Greece

The vibrant sunsets, gorgeous beaches, and picturesque villages along the cliff-sides of Santorini are truly sights to behold, and keep the island in the running for the most romantic place in the world. 

The feeling you have while sitting along the rocks with your favorite person while the waves crash below your feet and the pink and orange sun falls over the horizon is one like no other.

This destination is a perfect romantic getaway for beach lovers. The volcanic black-sand beaches and warm waters are the perfect environment for an idyllic and romantic day together. End the evening with a sunset dinner cruise on the waters of the Aegean sea to get a taste of local cuisine with a view. 

After a long day oceanside, window shopping along the cobblestone streets of the island’s villages will have you feeling like the star of a rom-com. Santorini is also known for its wine, so plan a date night to one of the local wineries or grab a bottle and have a seaside picnic!

 

Iceland

Iceland has become a very popular destination for tourists looking for relaxation, adventure, or sometimes both! 

From glaciers to geysers, the natural backdrop is awe-inspiring and unlike any other romantic getaway destination on our list. As you explore the beautiful landscape, you and your sweetheart will feel like you are walking through a frozen fairytale! 

More adventurous couples can find exciting experiences all over this island nation. You’ll never forget a sea kayaking excursion through the coastal cliffs,  or a countryside horseback tour. Or hike to the Geysir area to indulge in the hot springs and mineral-rich mud baths. You will fall more in love with Iceland (and each other!) than you ever thought possible!

If you’re looking for relaxation, book your stay near the Blue Lagoon, where you can spend your romantic getaway soaking in the springs with an incredible view. Take advantage of the luxurious spa and pamper yourselves with massages, skin treatments, and more!

To make this a truly unforgettable experience for the two of you, plan your trip between late September and early April. That way, you’ll have a chance to catch a glimpse of the elusive Northern Lights! Imagine snuggling up under the stars while  mesmerizing pink, purple, and green light waves dance across the sky. It’s truly one of Earth’s most incredible natural wonders!

 

No matter which destination you pick, you are sure to find the perfect blend of relaxation, romance, and adventure! Just remember, the destination isn't even the most important part -- it's the quality time you spend together and the memories that you create as your explore the beauty of the world, together.

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