Who couldn’t use a romantic getaway right now? Whether you’re planning a trip to celebrate a special equation or for no reason at all, we’ve got great news for you. The world is FULL of extraordinary, amazing, and romantic destinations – all just waiting for you to discover them, which begs a fun question. Where should you go?
While the sky’s the limit when it comes to planning your next travel adventure, read on for a roundup of five of the most romantic destinations in the world.
1. Paris, France
The words “romance” and “Paris” are inextricably intertwined and with good reason. The capital of France oozes romance, charm, and of course, that certain je ne sais quoi. Raves Travel + Leisure of this perennial pick, “Paris is never short on beauty, history, or diversions for even the most discerning couple.”
A few swoon-worthy things to do while you’re in Paris? Ramble the historic cobblestone streets of Montmartre, take in the astonishing view from Sacre Coeur, and enjoy a picnic in the shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Speaking of picnicking: We recommend you go hungry. Paris is as much known for its phenomenal cuisine as it is for romance.
2. Venice, Italy
Venice gives Paris some steep competition when it comes to the title of the world’s most romantic city. Winding waterways, watercolor-hued piazzas, and remarkable sunsets are just a few of the reasons to visit this ancient floating city built on 118 islands in Northern Italy’s Adriatic Sea.
While there’s no way to squeeze all of the city’s allures into one visit, must-do activities include exploring its labyrinthian streets and canals, taking in the extraordinary architecture, joining in the vibrant cafe and bar culture, and noshing on the freshest seafood delicacies in the world. Just be sure to leave room for dessert: Venice also lays claim to world-famous gelato.
3. Prague, the Czech Republic
Prague has more than earned its spot alongside the likes of Paris and Venice when it comes to romance. For starters, is there anything more romantic than a castle? And there’s no larger or more impressive castle complex in the world than Prague Castle. Dating all the way back to the ninth century, the castle complex encompasses the presidential palace, gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, several museums and churches, and “Golden Lane.”
Speaking of architecture, Prague also shines here too. Spared the severe damage that rocked the rest of Europe during World War II, the city boasts an astonishing mix of Renaissance, Gothic, and Baroque buildings.
A few agenda items for your Prague bucket list? People watch on Charles Bridge, one of Europe’s oldest bridges. Also, make sure to check out its Old Town Square, home to the planet’s oldest astronomical clock, and take in the work of Czech sculptor David Černý’s, whose cheeky statues are scattered throughout the city. And, be sure to leave a lock – alongside hundreds of others – on Malá Strana’s Lovers’ Bridge.
4. Buenos Aires, Argentina
“If tango is the dance of lovers, why not go straight to the place of seduction? Elegant and refined, Buenos Aires has also historic architecture, gardens, and tree-lined boulevards perfect for promenading,” Frommers enthuses of this South American hotspot.
A cosmopolitan, passionate city that fuses a rich cultural heritage with electric modern energy, Buenos Aires is also an excellent destination for nightlife lovers. Take your pick of swanky cocktail bars, pulsating nightclubs, secret underground spots, chic cocktail bars, and more. You’ll have plenty of time to squeeze it all in as Buenos Aires is also known for something else: never sleeping.
5. Quebec City, Canada
You don’t have to travel across the pond to find romance. Says Travel + Leisure of our neighbor to the north, “Quebec City offers travelers the joie de vivre of Europe without the transatlantic flight.”
Home to a bounty of beautiful natural wonders such as the awe-inspiring Montmorency Falls, Quebec City also boasts a fascinating First Nations history and culture, inventive and world-class cuisine, and luxurious hotels. Just a few of our favorite romantic things to do on a getaway-for-two to Quebec City? Cruise the Saint Lawrence River, stroll along the city walls, go ice skating in Place d’Youville, and take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the quaint old town.
These five spots are just the start of romantic destinations to add to your bucket list. Whether you plan a trip to Paris, Venice, Prague, Buenos Aires, Quebec City, or any of the hundreds of other romantic destinations around the world, Business Class can help get you there in style and for less, thanks to the best deals on first-class and business class flights. Shop Business Class today for up to 60 percent off the cost of airfare on your dream couple’s vacation.