This post was most recently updated on November 29th, 2016
Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Where will you and your special someone spend the holiday?
Whether you’re ready to book a spontaneous trip or you’re planning to snuggle up at home, it’s time to feel the love! Near and far, here are some of our favorite destinations, perfect for romantic getaways with the one you love.
10 Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day
If you’ve ever been to Southern Spain, you know just how romantic it can be.
Rocky coastlines, green mountainous landscapes, and white-washed villages scatter the land of Andalucía, making it one of the world’s most beautiful regions. But Ronda is the perfect representation of all that is beautiful about Andalucía.
Imagine standing atop Ronda’s 18th-century bridge with your loved one, listening as a waterfall crashes below you into a pool of turquoise, watching the sky turn pink over the Genal Valley’s rolling hills. Ronda’s good looks, paired with some Spanish red wine, will make for the most romantic of Valentine’s Days!
New York City, USA
Manhattan probably isn’t one of the first destinations you’d think of when brainstorming romantic destinations, but it actually is just that!
Think about it.
In New York City, you have luxurious hotels, world-class dining options, horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park, shows on Broadway, and strolls through the bright city streets, all covered in a blanket of snow. What could be better?
Prague & Český Krumlov, Czech Republic
If there were just one place in the world to be in love, Prague would probably be it. Almost too magical and too beautiful to be true, Prague is perfect for a romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day. Stunning opera performances, highly underrated Czech wines, and views of a thousand Gothic spires await in Prague.
Also, just three hours south of Prague lies a place we recently proclaimed Europe’s most romantic town: Český Krumlov. Like a page from a fairytale, Český Krumlov is a medieval town of castles, cobblestone roads, winding waterways, and snow-covered red rooftops. A trip to these two medieval gems sounds like romance at its finest, right?
Few places are quite as romantic as Tuscany.
From its historic cobblestone streets and beautiful cathedrals, to the fresh pasta and fine red wine, Tuscany is another contender for a romantic Valentine’s Day getaway.
While there, you two lovebirds will witness Tuscany’s lush rolling hills of green, smell the freshly pressed olive oil that fills the air, and savor the Chianti region’s best wines while strolling through ancient vineyards. Che romantico!
If your romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day needs a little bit of everything – rich culture, nice beaches, luxurious resorts, lush rainforests, crazy monkeys, and good waves – consider Bali!
Whether in Uluwatu or Nusa Dua, you and your loved one will never feel happier or more at peace.
Plus, Balinese couple’s massages in your resort’s open-air spa will be the most relaxing experience ever.
Carmel-by-the-Sea & Big Sur, USA
Somewhere in between Los Angeles and San Francisco lies a sleepy, little town known as Carmel-by-the-Sea. It was once a haven for artists and those who wished to escape the commotion of the big cities. As such, the sea, cozy restaurants, and intimate oceanfront cottages make Carmel-by-the-Sea one of the best romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day.
Plus, Big Sur is under an hour away, for more beautifully untamed landscapes, rocky beaches, and romantic glamping (glamorous camping) sites!
If you and yours want to kick back and relax a little bit, head to Hopkins, Belize!
About two hours from Belize City, you’ll find a Belizean beachfront village, rich in culture, seafood, rainforests, and relaxation.
In Hopkins, time stands still and nature remains untouched, and the locals are some of the most jovial people you’ll ever encounter. For a tropical Valentine’s Day getaway, Hopkins is just the place!
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Tucked away in the state of Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende has remained nearly untouched since the Spanish conquest.
Today, San Miguel de Allende is a historic, cultural center that offers authentic Mexican food and friendly locals; but at the same time, it’s small enough to feel secluded from the rest of the world.
In San Miguel de Allende, you’ll fall in love with the city’s bright colonial buildings and endless greenery.
San Francisco, USA
The unofficial capital of Northern California is one of the most romantic cities in the United States.
With its world-class restaurants, gorgeous mountain and ocean views, an almost-perpetual blanket of fog, and world-famous wine regions and national parks nearby, there’s just no place like San Francisco!
And of course, Paris.
Because it wouldn’t be right to leave the City of Love off the list of romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day!
For a romantic Valentine’s Day date, grab a baguette and a bottle of French wine for a picnic lunch under the Eiffel Tower. There will be no shortage of romantic dinners in Paris, either, with almost 80 Michelin-starred restaurants.
Paris’s bright lights, fine wines, classy architecture, and love-locked bridges will surely make your romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day truly special.
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Over to you! Where is the most romantic place you’ve ever visited? Are you sneaking off for any romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day this year?