Valentine’s Day is that day in every couple’s life when they thrive to relive the unique bond they share, and when someone somewhere finally decides to tell that one special person how much they mean to them. Whatever be the case, this day is very significant, and it’s important to spend it in an enjoyable way. What’s more enjoyable than traveling? This is why we bring you the list of 14 most romantic places to visit on Valentine’s Day.
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If you’re looking for a serious romantic getaway there’s Paris – the most romantic place on Earth. It’s awesome to explore on your own, but it’s definitely something special if you visit it with your significant other. So, it’s just perfect for Valentine’s Day. Go out for a walk, check out its amazing landmarks and visit one of its many quaint cafes to get a cup of coffee or hot chocolate and croissant. Check out the Eiffel tower — the landmark whose sparkling lights make Paris the most romantic city in the world. Climb the top of the Arc de Triomphe for the best view of the city. Also, be sure to go to the Montmartre neighborhood for the most romantic walk of Paris.
Rooftops of Paris
Vienna is a city full of historical and cultural heritage — you will love it! There are so many things to explore there, such as its amazing castles, churches, and museums. The most beautiful and popular castles are for sure the Schönbrunn Palace, the Hofburg, and the Belvedere Palace. You can explore their rooms, or have a romantic walk around their magnificent gardens. When it comes to churches, one of the most beautiful ones is baroque St. Charles’ Church, or Karlskirche — we even witnessed a marriage proposal in front of that church once.
If you want to read more about things to do in Vienna check out our previous blog post: “Best Historic Things to Do in Vienna”. Also, be sure to visit our Cultural Places platform to find our guided tours through Vienna.
Streets of Vienna
You may not think of Marrakesh as the most romantic place on Earth, but it’s definitely a nice Valentine’s Day destination. Set in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Marrakesh is one great historic city, with that special atmosphere all over its streets — you will love exploring it with your partner. While in Marrakesh, you cannot miss the main square called Jemaa el-Fnaa – you’ll see some snake charmers, henna tattoo artists and various other entertainers by day, and food stalls with lamb, orange juice and other specialties at night. If you want to relax a bit, check out the Jardin Majorelle, one of the most popular places in Morocco, it’s a tranquil garden with streams and over 300 plant species – the perfect place to get out of the city bustle.
When we talk about relationship goals, we often picture the white village of Oia, the vast blue ocean and two champagne glasses shining in the sunlight. This is your destination to celebrate the day of love, with the one you love. You both can hike your way to Fira from Oia, spend a sunny day at the black beach, sail aboard your private catamaran, and live in the traditional cave houses of the village. A wine tour will add charm to your escape, and if you both are history-enthusiasts there are many archaeological sites like Akrotiri that you’ll love to explore with your significant other.
Oia, Village on Santorini
Rome, the capital and one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in Italy, and with that authentic old-world charm it’s a perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. There are so many attractions to see, some of them being the Colosseum, the Roman Forum – the focal point of Republican Rome, and the Pantheon – once a pagan temple and later church. There are thousands of more landmarks, and if you take a romantic walk with your significant other — you’ll find many wonderful Baroque churches and buildings, as well as some romantic cafes and restaurants where you can have a romantic dinner.
Rome, the Eternal City
Istanbul is a magnificent city that connects East and West, two continents and two totally different cultures. It’s the largest city that lies on two continents and the most beautiful one for sure. There is so much to see that you’ll spend days just wandering around this amazing metropolis, here we’ll mention just a few things that you mustn’t miss, such as Hagia Sophia – first the Greek Orthodox church, later the Ottoman mosque and today the museum; then there is Topkapi Palace, where sultans lived, also a museum today, and the Blue Mosque, that is still serving as a mosque. There are quite a few romantic walks that you can take in this amazing city, one of them is definitely the Bosphorus Strait, which connects Europe and Asia.
If you want to read more about gorgeous Istanbul, visit our previous blog post “Top 7 Things to Do in Istanbul – the City Where East Meets West”, and explore our Cultural Places platform to find guided tours through Istanbul.
In Agra, you will rediscover love at the most stunning epitome of romance — the Taj Mahal, one of the best places to go on Valentine’s Day. Stay at The Oberoi Hotel and spend a lavish evening with your significant other while basking in the magnificent glory of the Taj. Agra also has other historical structures for those inspiring Instagram posts! Spare a day for touring Fatehpur Sikri nearby.
Romantic Taj Mahal
Seychelles, an archipelago with over 100 islands, are known for their perfect white sandy beaches, and as a real honeymoon paradise, so it’s perfect for Valentine’s Day. Every one of these islands has something unique to offer – tropical forests, isolated beaches, endemic species, and unique cultural heritage. What is most interesting is the fact that most of these islands are totally uninhabited. There are three main islands of Seychelles – Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, and there is something cool to see on every one of them. But whichever island you choose, you’ll find tons of romantic spots, and things to do with your significant other, whether it’s a romantic evening on a beach, or wellness treatment in your hotel.
Blue Waters and White Beaches of Seychelles
Spend your valentine’s day on the quaint backwaters of the pristine city of Kumarakom, which is among the most romantic places in India for Valentine’s Day 2020. Make lasting promises in the arms of your lover as the boat slowly rows through the smooth, lotus laden waters and picturesque vistas of Southern India. In fact, it’s not just a few hours’ affairs, you can even opt to spend the night aboard traditional houseboats, which feature cozy bedrooms, sitting area, en-suite bathroom, and kitchenette.
One of the most romantic, indeed versatile, destinations in the world, Bali will bewitch you with its buzzing nightlife and hypnotic beaches. This island destination in Indonesia has it all, whether you’re looking for adventure sports or just spending leisure time in luxurious accommodation. Thanks for its year-long pleasant climate, you can visit Bali whenever you please, but of course, Valentine’s Day is big enough an excuse! Also, to top it all, Indonesia offers a free visa to Indians, and even the flight fare is not crazy high. So, if you are thinking of visiting an international hideout this Valentine’s, on a budget, then you’ve found your answer.
Stunning Beaches of Bali
The Maldives are undoubtedly the most beautiful islands in the world. The beaches, lagoons, corals reefs and marine life of Maldives are really extraordinary – this is one of the best places in the world for scuba diving. Surely, the turquoise blue sea and the overwater villas act as a magnet for honeymooners across the world. And in case you had to miss this one on your honeymoon, there is always Valentine’s day to make up for it. The Maldives is an ideal location especially for couples who are into luxury, water sports and spending hours at leisure by the beach.
The Maldives — The Perfect Honeymoon Destination
Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir, India
What is a better place for romance than the white, snowy landscapes of Srinagar in Kashmir? Have a passionate snowball fight or two and get entwined in each other’s charm at one of the sweetest places to go on Valentine’s Day. We strongly recommend staying aboard the houseboats on Dal Lake for an even more beautiful experience of your getaway. Don’t miss sunset views during a shikhara ride on Dal Lake.
Whether you are planning your honeymoon or looking for an adventure, Fiji pops up as a perfect exotic destination. It is one of the most scenic archipelagos in the South Pacific Ocean. You cannot make a wrong choice among 333 islands in this archipelago, they’re all perfect paradise destinations with plenty of palm-lined beaches, 200 protected marine parks, gorges, mangrove forests, waterfalls, and natural pools. Besides chilling on some of the amazing beaches that you will find on the Fiji Islands, there is plenty of interesting things to do. You can go snorkeling over its magnificent coral reefs or diving and exploring them closer or swim alongside manta rays and sea turtles, or even sharks if you’re brave enough. If you want a more complete experience of the Fiji Islands, go hiking through its jungles and explore the wilderness you’re surrounded with.
Bruges is a small Belgian city that feels like a real-life fairy-tale. It’s so gorgeous it’ll take your breath away — with its medieval architecture, small houses, canals, gorgeous palaces and chapels, this small city makes such a romantic destination. You will love its graceful and picturesque architecture and canals — very Instagrammable. Check out its amazing 13th-century belfry — you have to climb 336 steps to enjoy the view but it’s worth it. It’s simply impossible to not think of romance once you step onto the streets of this city, so it’s totally worth visiting on Valentine’s Day.
Make sure to travel with your significant other to one of these stunning locations and let them work their magic. Which location sounds the most convenient for you, where would you like to take your partner to? Let us know in the comment section down below!