Never underestimate the power of a change of scenery! Whether you’re newly in love and looking an adventure or you’re trying to reignite the spark of romance between you and your partner, an overseas vacation can be a magical tonic for relationships. Sometimes the daily grind can affect the amount of quality time you get to spend together and it’s up to you to keep the romance in your relationship. And there’s nothing more romantic than running off with your love, getting as far from it as possible, and immersing yourselves in new sights, sounds, and tastes, new cultures, languages, and scents.
While you’ll be bringing your own brand of romance with you wherever you go, a little extra romance certainly never hurt anyone now did it? That’s why we’ve shortlisted these most romantic cities in the world for your delectation.
When it comes to romance, you really can’t go wrong with Italy. The major Italian cities and resorts have passion baked into every brick and mixed into the mortar. While Rome has beauty and romance to spare, our favorite romantic spot in Italy has to be Venice. From the picturesque canals and romantic architecture, to the once in a lifetime gondola rides (seriously, you just have to), it’s hard to imagine a more romantic destination anywhere in Italy, if not in all of Europe.
Quebec City, Canada
Let’s not forget the treasure trove that lies to the north. It offers a distinctly European feel without the need for a transatlantic flight. It’s not just the fact that the majority of locals speak mostly French (they speak English too but it’s helpful if you can brush up on your français). There is majesty in the 17th and 18th century architecture of Quebec, the natural beauty of the Montmorency Falls, and the magical sight of the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac which dominates the skyline like a Disney castle. It’s a combination of sensory pleasures that’s sure to bring the spark of romance.
It may not be the most obviously romantic location in the world. But for couples who like a dash of the exotic and the spice of adventure along with their romance, it’s the only choice. Filled with pretty boutique hotels (riads), stunning views of the Sahara and the Atlas mountains, bustling markets, and weird and wonderful attractions (like actual snake charmers) Marrakech has a lot to offer couples with a sense of adventure.
San Sebastian, Spain
What do you want in a romantic getaway? Stunning scenery? Sun drenched beaches? Sumptuous food and fine wine? You’ll find all of the above in abundance in Spain’s San Sebastian. Once a quiet coastal village, the Bourbon monarchy transformed it into a stunning luxury resort city which is known for its luxurious beaches, beautiful landmarks like the historic Miramar Palace, incredible local wineries, and Michelin-starred restaurants. For those who like a healthy dose of luxury alongside their romance, this Spanish city will not disappoint.
Wherever you choose to whisk away your significant other make sure you get in touch with a Biirdee travel consultant when planning your next trip!