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10 Best Romantic Getaway Destinations

Rome, Italy

Aerial view of Rome, Italy
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The Eternal City of Rome, which was featured in one of the most romantic movies of all time “Roman Holiday”, can be a dream destination if you are looking for a city getaway. Narrow cobblestone streets, hidden cafes, and restaurants, pizza and gelato on every corner, and magnificent history behind every stone attracts millions of visitors every year.

Evenings in Rome, especially in the summertime, are sultry and perfect for a late-night stroll by the river or cocktail at a sidewalk table. During the day you can see famous sites including the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain, Colosseum, and so much more. Throw a coin into a Trevi fountain, make a wish, and legend says you will come back to Rome one day.

Recommended Hotel: Baglioni Hotel Regina is an Art Deco-style hotel that features a full-service spa, sauna, fitness center, and bicycle rental. Try excellent Italian cuisine at the bar and restaurant Brunello, or order a town car and head to the city for a romantic dinner.

Paris, France

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Paris is universally known as one of the most romantic cities in the world. There is so much that makes Paris a city for lovers, from cozy bistros to magnificent views and stunning architecture. If you love 5-star restaurants, or if you want high-end stores, you will find it here, as well as boutique hotels, and small art shops.

Don’t forget to save some time for a romantic sunset cruise on the Seine River.

Recommended Hotel: At the Hôtel Pont Royal you can enjoy a view of the Eiffel Tower while you have breakfast.

Cabo San Lucas, México

Cabo San Lucas, México, a romantic getaway destination
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Picturesque Cabo San Lucas is the ultimate destination for romantic couples in Mexico. Excellent hotels and spa resorts with outdoor pools, bars, and restaurants have all the amenities you need for an ideal romantic getaway. Have a walk on the beach or watch the sunset from your terrace, while enjoying some time alone with your loved one.

You can book a sailing trip to see the Arch of Cabo San Lucas at sunset, go diving, or simply lounge on the beach.

Recommended Hotel: The Hacienda Encantada Resort & Residences features a pool with dramatic views of the cliffs and the ocean.

Juneau, Alaska

Coastline of Juneau, Alaska, a romantic getaway
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Juneau is one of those destinations that do not come to mind right away as the best romantic getaways, but this underrated city is perfect for those adventurous couples.  

In Juneau, you can go on several exciting tours, including whale watching, dog sledding, helicopter rides, glacier tours and so much more. 

Recommended Hotel: For a budget-friendly romantic getaway, book the Best Western Grandma’s Feather Bed.

Santorini, Greece

Coastline of Santorini, Greece, a romantic getaway
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Every Greek island is special in its way, but watching a sunset from the Oia is next-level romantic. 

Santorini is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations in Europe, for a good reason. Indulge in great Mediterranean food and wine, go island hopping on a boat, or relax in a five-star boutique hotel room.

Recommended Hotel: The Alisaris Caves hotel features authentic cave-like rooms with white walls and a private spa tubs overlooking the sea. Its fantastic location in the heart of Oia is perfect for first-time visitors.

Dublin, Ireland

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Historic buildings and candlelight dinners are among the reasons why you should choose Dublin for a romantic vacation destination.

Stop by the famous Temple Bar, get lost in the huge library of Trinity College, or have a pint at Guinness Storehouse. If you have enough time to take day trips, head over to Cliffs of Moher or The Mournes for a romantic walk in a fairytale-like landscape.

Recommended Hotel: The Grafton Hotel is a modern hotel in the heart of Dublin that puts you near all the must-see attractions.

St. Lucia

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When you arrive at one of St. Lucia’s many magical all-inclusive resorts, you will completely forget about the outside world.

Take a sailing trip around the island so you can see the island’s famous Pitons from the water, or take a hike up one if you’re feeling adventurous. On your sailing trip, you can also visit fantastic beaches and see the wild beauty of this dreamy island.

Recommended Hotel: The view of the Pitons from an outdoor pool is reason enough to book Caille Blanc Villa & Hotel. The massages, excellent food, and attentive concierge service only add to the appeal.

Cape Town, South Africa

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Cape Town is a city with dramatic landscapes where mountains meet the ocean. You can have many romantic walks and hikes on the beach or Table Mountain, and in the evening you can enjoy nightlife or local restaurants.

When exploring the city do not miss out on Kalk Bay and The Old Biscuit Mill for great dining and shopping. If you are a more adventurous type, sailing, kayaking, surfing, and hiking are all easy to do here.

Recommended Hotel: The Cape Milner’s pool features incredible views of Table Mountain.

Boracay, Philippines

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If you choose the Philippines as your best romantic getaway destination you will get to experience real tranquility and relaxation. The long white sand beaches and turquoise waters at your doorstep are the main reasons why travelers choose to come here.

Boracay is a fantastic destination for all water sports, but also for those seeking sunsets at the beach while holding their loved ones in their arms. Boracay also has a lively nightlife, and many bars, clubs, and restaurants you can visit in the evening.

Recommended Hotel: The beachfront Royal Park Resort Boracay is ideal for those who want to swim in the morning or have a romantic walk along the sand in the evening.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

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Buenos Aires is the birthplace of the tango, considered to be the most romantic dance in the world. Learn how to do the tango yourself (or simply watch the professionals) on a trip to this charming city. 

Buenos Aires is home to many amazing restaurants too, serving everything from meat-heavy dishes to vegetarian options. Always ask for the wine list, because South American wines are delicious and one of a kind.

Recommended Hotel: The Krista Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of the city just a short walk away from Palermo Soho, and Serrano Square.

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