1. Dracula’s Castle in Romania
2. A’JIA Hotel in Turkey
3. Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko in Indonesia
Need new ancient ruins to explore after visiting Machu Picchu? Try out Borobudur, Prambanan, and Ratu Boko, the mysterious temples set in Indonesia. Have a spiritual awakening as newlyweds, and take in the breathtaking sunrise and sunset. For more information and ideas, click here.
So you’re probably thinking, why not got to The Grand Canyon or Yellowstone? BUT this is another location where a romantic sunset will take your breath away. AND for all of you film buffs out there, Arches is right near Moab, Utah — the setting for many films, like Stagecoach, Thelma & Louise, and 127 Hours. Plan your trip here.
6. Portmeirion in Wales
If you’re a follower of the cult ’60s show The Prisoner, then you probably know this as “The Village.” If not, this place is still an awesome wonderland, where stars like Paul McCartney and legends like Frank Lloyd Wright visited. Plus, this rad musical festival was here — so I guess you’re going to Wales! Check it out here.
In 2011, the 2008 Summer Olympics aquatic space was converted into the indoor water park of you and your partner’s childhood dreams. The Beijing park is one of the most visited places in China — right behind the Great Wall. Check it out here.
8. Hammondsport, N.Y.
Whether you’re in need of a couple’s pilgrimage, or an exciting take on the bike path, Way of St. James (aka El Camino de Santiago) stretches from many points of origin to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Along the way, you can spend your nights in hostels — or, if you are super adventurous, you can camp under the stars. Don’t know whether to use the French Way or the Northern Way? See your options here.
12. Makepeace Island in Australia
This Australian resort is so exclusive, that once the trip is booked, you and your S.O. will be the only guests on the entire island (unless you want to invite 20 other people). According to the FAQ, you set your own dress code AND guess what? This island is heart-shaped — so there’s that. For more information about Makepeace, click here.
13. Actually, any heart-shaped island.
Like the Galesnjak Island in Croatia (left) or Tavarua Island in Fiji (right).
Or Harbor Island in Maine.
To see other heart-shaped islands from around the world, click here.
14. Republic of Botswana in Africa
From the wise words of singer Robyn, you and your S.O. can chant “you and me together, stars 4ever” as you look up at the fantastic stars. The Dome Rooms have beds on the top levels, where you can basically touch the sky from the detachable roof window. Check out the Elqui Domos here.
Below, check out photographer James Florio’s video that showcases this beautiful destination.
16. Conrad Maldives Rangali Island
Yes, that’s a restaurant under the sea — in the Indian Ocean to be exact. The Maldive Islands are a great place to witness the beauty of the world and your marriage. Plan your visit here.
17. End of the World Tour in Argentina
This particular 11-day tour starts in Buenos Aires and treks through multiple landmarks in Argentina, including Patagonia and the Perito Moreno Glacier. The cutest part of your trip will involve a bunch of penguins on Magdalena Island! There are different “End of the World” tours, like this similar option or this motorcycle adventure.