Believe it or not but Paris, Rome, Prague or Venice are out of this list. There are heaps of other love-is-in-the-air places around the globe, where dramatic landscapes, romantic architecture and tender atmosphere create a perfect scenery for passionate affection.
10. The Canadian Rockies. Canada
If restaurant candle light dinner with champagne cracking and smart clothes on is not really your definition of being romantic then the majestic landscape of the remote Canadian Rockies, far from crowds and tawdry tourist attractions, might be your perfect location for an adventurous romance getaway. With five National Parks declared UNESCO World Heritage Sites located within the Rockies, there are plenty of space, wilderness, and nature to explore and admire hand in hand with your admirable. Perfect for skiers in love, hikers in love, or cyclists in love…
9. The Seychelles.
If dramatic landscapes of wild mountains are not convincing then you should try something more exotic. The Seychelles, 115 stunning islands, located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, around 1,500 kilometres (930 miles) of mainland Africa, are an excellent spot for couples looking for relaxing and calm surroundings. The tropical vistas of white sands, turquoise water, and lush forests are the ideal setting for romance. Moreover, the islands are not as invaded by tourists as other exotic destinations so you will be able to enjoy your moments with no crowds in the background.
8. Tokyo Bay. Japan.
How to find a romantic getaway in overpopulated, vibrant and busy Tokyo? If you and your second half are in the mood for love, and there is no time to head for Kyoto or Okinawa, then try a cruise around Tokyo Bay. Magnificent views of city night lights, dazzling Rainbow Bridge, and Odaiba’s modern architecture set quite splendid a scenery for lovers. You can try one of the Tokyo’s cruise ship companies that can arrange a romantic French or Italian dinner or a sunset cruise for the two of you.
7. Meersburg. Germany
Meersburg, a tiny town located adjacently to Lake Constance in Baden-Württemberg in Germany, is as romantic as a fairy tale. If you and your loved one need kind of a time-stopped-here place then Meersburg, with its unique, colourful architecture, filled with cafes, bars and restaurants, and surrounded by vineyards and apple groves, is definitely a place you are looking for. The best time to go on your romantic trip is spring when the whole area is covered with flowers. Fall is also great, especially if you want to visit wineries and sample some quality domestic wine.
6. Big Sur. California. The USA
A 90 mile (145 kilometres) long drive along Big Sur coastline may seem not to be very long but if you stop a few times for a kiss, then a few times for hugs, and then several more times to admire the gorgeous views, you can significantly stretch your time together. The beauty of this place is breathtaking. There are no shopping centres, no tourist attractions (besides stunning views), no street lights. An ideal spot to propose, and to say “yes”.
5. Saint Paul de Vence. Provence. France
Unfortunately jam-packed, touristic Paris cannot be called the world’s capital of romance any longer, but there are several others places in France where the scent of love can be felt in the air. Provence, the land of colors and fragrances, has always been a heaven for artists, and of course, lovers looking for inspiration and passion. Among the most beautiful spots of the region is St Paul de Vence, an old town filled with great restaurants, charming cafes, romantic cobblestoned streets, and beautiful architecture.
4. San Francisco. The USA
San Francisco, a liberal city of love, birthplace of hippies and gay communities, revolutionizes the definition of love. Today the town is recognized for its laid back atmosphere, tolerance, and acceptance. Be it for romantic sunset over Golden Gate Bridge, smart cafes and restaurants, or simply a stroll along its streets, this place is filled with romantic and positive vibrations.
3. Lisbon. Portugal.
No capital is more romantic than Lisbon. The warm atmosphere of the town, bathed in golden sunlight during the day and filled with dramatic sounds of jazz and fado at night, make the place an ideal spot to spend passionate time with the loved one. You can take a romantic stroll around the town wandering its narrow streets, take your sweetheart for a ride on a historical yellow tram, or go crazy in Lisbon’s countless bars and clubs. Spring and fall are the best seasons to go – there are fewer tourists and days are pleasantly warm.
2. Faroe Islands. Denmark.
Imagine wide open spaces, dramatic cliffs, splendid sea, infinite fields of grass and moorlands… If this sounds like a perfect setting for a next romantic trip for you then you should head to Faroe Islands, located halfway between Scotland and Iceland. The islands are slightly forgotten by travel agencies, holiday makers and even backpackers, which makes them an ideal place for lovers searching for privacy and seclusion in enchanting surroundings. The best time to go is from June to August, but don’t forget the days are super long, and nights disappointingly short.
1. Santorini. Greece.
Everything is romantic on Santorini. The white walls of the archipelago’s houses, charming little streets, beautiful gardens, excellent cuisine, domestic wine, dazzling sea, golden cliffs, spectacular sunsets and fantastically relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere…Santorini is our planet’s most beautiful jewel and truly a paradise for lovers.