Cities like Paris, Rome, and New York City have always been right up there as top choices for people who are looking to get away for a romantic weekend.
As much as those cities are amazing, and I will never say no to going back to Paris, there are some other destinations that are equally beautiful, charming, and will make even the coldest of you feel all romantic and fuzzy.
These places don’t get as much credit as they deserve – especially when it comes to romantic city breaks, but I’ve included them to give you some inspiration and allow you to try out some new places that may just become your favourite.
This is a shock for most people who have never been there, and even a few who have, but I assure you that Amsterdam has far more to offer than coffee shops and ladies in windows. For such a small, compact city, there’s truly something for everyone. Simply just walking around and admiring the quirky architecture of those buildings that look like they’re all about to fall into each other is a great way to spend the day taking in the delights of the city. At night, the canals are all lit up, so take a boat ride and book a package that includes dinner and drinks so you can enjoy the beautiful sights around you and have a romantic evening together in a unique place.
Anyone who’s been to Prague will agree that it’s truly a picture postcard city, no matter what time of year you visit. Things like eating out and the cost of beer and wine is extremely cheap in Prague, yet the quality is very high, and there’s nothing more romantic than taking an evening stroll around the delightful old town of this gorgeous city as you take in the unique buildings and gothic churches.
One of my all time favourite cities has to be Vienna, and it also doesn’t get anywhere near as much credit as it deserves, but it’s absolutely worth it. Taking a walk around the center of Vienna and taking in the old town is one of the best ways to really get a feel for the city, because the architecture is simply spectacular, and with so much rich history, it truly is a city to get lost in. Music lovers and foodies will appreciate the Austrian capital more than most, so taking an evening to visit the Vienna Mozart Orchestra will honestly take you back in time. Famous for its amazing coffee, Sachertorte, which is a unique, rich chocolate cake, eating out in Vienna is something everyone should try. Coffee and cake are traditionally had before the main meal at lunchtime, so once you’ve sampled, then you can enjoy some freshly made Wiener Schnitzel and wash it down with a nice glass of wine or beer.
This one is pretty cliche in terms of romance, but it deserves a shout out because it truly is one of the most unique cities you’ll ever visit, and if romance is what you’re after, then Venice will always deliver. Once you arrive in Venice, you’ll probably be shocked to realise that it’s actually just a typical, modern European city – that is until you get to the old town. The old town can only be reached and left by boat, so once you’re there, you’re pretty much stuck – I could honestly think of worse places to be stuck. You access the old town by water taxi, which drops you off at one of the designated drop off points, and then you pretty much feel like you’ve gone back in time as you walk through the narrow streets and observing the old buildings overlooking the canals and gondolas sailing past. To make the most of your romantic weekend in Venice, then a ride on a gondola is a must – it doesn’t matter if it’s during the day or at night, there’s simply nothing more romantic and magical to do. Then take advantage of the many amazing restaurants the sinking city has to offer. If you want to get a spot overlooking the water, then it’s best to call ahead and reserve or ensure you visit at a quieter time, as these places are extremely popular.
So, there you have it. Of course, there are many other cities that could be on this list, but this should be enough to get you started when looking for something new. Really, though: where you go together is of less importance than actually being together and enjoying the quality time together. Whether you decide to book a hotel a few blocks from your house, or try out one of the cities above, then it’s always best to prepared for your trip as much as possible.
For example, if you’re going to a place with a nice hotel pool and spa, and you don’t want anything to prevent you enjoying it, then you could consider your options to delay your period with norethisterone, treating yourself to some nice new swimwear and lingerie, and even bringing along or ordering a nice bottle of wine or champagne and candles for your room to set the mood on arrival.