There’s no one-size-fits-all in love. Each couple is unique, so it stands to reason that every duo doesn’t have the same vision of the perfect romantic destination. Some yearn for a secluded hideaway just for two, while others thrive on sporting activities by day and socializing by night. But lovers need not worry; there’s a romantic destination for every interest and lifestyle. Here are some of the best in category.
European Panache – While I’ll be the first to admit Europe abounds with romantic cities and fairytale landscapes, for sheer élan, I have to go with the City of Love – Paris. From abundant artwork and classic architecture to the sidewalk cafés and stylish locals, Paris exudes elegance and passion.
Renaissance Romance – Tuscany is the birthplace of the Renaissance and just exudes romance. In Florence, frescoed museums and medieval stone bridges have delighted lovers for centuries. In the surrounding picturesque countryside, couples can explore ancient hilltop villages, taste the local vintage at a family-owned winery, or visit one of the many thermal springs.
Secluded Hideaway – The Maldives consists of 26 natural atolls and each resort there resides on its own island. The waters are warm, the visibility on dives is incredible, and it’s considered one of the globe’s top honeymoon destinations for its beauty and serenity.
Tropical Paradise – Just the name Hawaii evokes lush green foliage and fragrant flowers, but Kauai, known as the Garden Isle, is a postcard-perfect image of tropical paradise. Sparkling waterfalls against emerald green cliffs and white-sand beaches meeting translucent lagoons set the scene for romance.
Beach Break – If powdery white sand and Tiffany-box-blue water say romance to you, Grace Bay Beach of Turks and Caicos is routinely voted one of the best in the world. If you ever tire of soaking up the sun, swim hand-in-hand along snorkel trails over protected offshore reefs, watch the water glimmer green during the nighttime mating spectacle of glowworms, or have a private romantic dinner for two beachside.
Winter Sports – Snow sets the playing field for active adventure in Whistler, British Columbia, Canada. Test your skills at skiing, snowmobiling, ice skating, and even dog sledding. To up the romance factor, snuggle the cold away on a sleigh ride complete with a bonfire stopover or ease sore muscles with a couple’s spa treatment.
Wellness Retreat – A wellness-focused vacation moves you both physically and spiritually. Lake Austin Spa Resort is one of the top destination Spas in the U.S., located in the beautiful Texas Hill Country. You can relax and recharge together with all-inclusive vacation packages that include meals, indoor and outdoor fitness activities and classes, and world-class spa facilities.
Culinary Discovery – California’s famous Napa Valley is just the place to combine your love of wine, food, and each other. Romantic culinary experiences range from a picnic at a winery to dinner at one of the nine Michelin-starred restaurants. Take a cooking class at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, enjoy a gourmet walking tour, or taste everything from tacos to oysters at the Oxbow Public Market.
Backcountry Getaway – Experience the romance of the West in a luxurious log cabin nestled among the pristine scenery of the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. At Rock Creek Ranch, discerning couples can stay in elegant accommodations and enjoy gourmet meals, along with hiking, river floats, fly-fishing, cattle drives, trap shooting or just soaking in your private hot tub.
Your love is like no other, so your romantic destination should be tailored to your lifestyles and personalities. For more unique experiences that will make your hearts sing, talk to our romance travel specialists.