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10 Destinations For A Romantic Getaway

Spoiler Alert: They're mostly islands

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1. Maldives


At the top of the list is the perfect place for a glamorous holiday. These islands located in the Indian Ocean are a top destination for honeymooners. Each resort is on its own private island, with some of the most exclusive hotel brands offering accommodations. With incredible white-sand beaches and vibrant blue water, this luxury getaway promises romance. There’s even a glow in the dark beach! What’s not to love?

2. Santorini


With beautiful beaches and stunning views, Santorini is a must-visit for couples. This island is home to those iconic, white, cliffside home with the blue roofs that are symbolic of Greece. Visit the colorful village of Oia, most of which can be accessed by foot or donkey. Don’t miss watching a sunset or taking in the breathtaking views at a vineyard! There are a number of cave hotels on the island, each with its own incredible view. Some even allow you to take a swim without having to leave your room!

3. Bora Bora


Another popular honeymoon destination, Bora Bora is an incredible tropical escape. Resorts with private bungalows and glass floors only enhance the romance of the island. Not easily forgotten, this gem in the South Pacific will awe you with its turquoise waters and soaring mountain peaks. This dream destination in French Polynesia is perfect for romantics in search of exclusivity.

4. Amalfi Coast


This bright, dazzling stretch of southern Italian coastline is absolutely breathtaking. Mountains plunge into the sea, vibrant villages cling to the hillsides, and small beaches dot the shoreline. It is also home to some of Italy’s finest restaurants and hotels. For the adventurous couple, there are plenty of hiking options along the coast. If soaking up the sun is more your thing, head to one of the many beaches and enjoy a swim in the refreshing blue waters.

5. Paris


It probably comes as no surprise to see this romantic icon on the list. All clichés set aside, Paris truly is a city of love. The atmosphere makes it easy to get caught up in the romance of a visit here. In the evenings, the sparkling Eiffel Tower is simply dazzling. Toast with a glass of champagne at the top of the tower while you soak in the view of the city below. So, get lost in the city streets, visit art galleries, or have an intimate dinner. Don’t forget to leave a lock with you and your partner’s initials on Love Lock Bridge! You’re bound to fall victim to the romance of Paris, which makes it a perfect vacation for any couple.

6. Iceland


This may come as a bit of surprise, but this magical island offers a variety of romantic adventures. If you’re a couple that enjoys the unexpected, or you’re just looking for something out of the ordinary, Iceland is the perfect destination for you. Here, the beauty of nature is unparalleled and is one of the most dramatic spectacles on the planet. Get up close and personal with a waterfall by walking behind it. Take a relaxing dip in the Blue Lagoon. Explore the ice caves. If you’re lucky enough, you could experience one of the most magical sights on earth: The Northern Lights. You can even stay in an igloo hotel. Iceland has plenty of romance to offer for adventurous couples.

7. Spain


The Spanish are very romantic people, and visiting Spain will help you understand why. Explore the beautiful, historical towns. Soak up the sun along Costa Brava. Indulge in delicious cuisine. Spain has so much to offer from city to city. You can even take an escape by visiting one of the country’s many islands. The rich culture and beautiful landscapes are sure to awe.

8. California Wine Country


For any couple that loves wine, a trip to Northern California is the perfect vacation. Known worldwide as a premium wine-growing region, there are over 400 wineries in the area. Something about elegant estates at the end of long country roads, surrounded by vineyards, makes it hard not to fall in love. In addition to wine tasting, the area also offers hiking, historical sites, and hot air ballooning. Only a short distance from the redwood forests and Pacific Ocean, California’s Wine Country is a romantic getaway that has so much more to offer its visitors than just wine.

9. New York City


If you’re a couple looking for an urban escape, why not visit the city that serves as the backdrop for so many romantic movies? If you know the places to go, no other city can beat NYC for romance. From a stroll through Central Park’s winding paths to the charming gardens of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, there is something for every couple to enjoy. You can visit luxury spas, or end your night at an intimate wine bar. With Manhattan’s glittering skyline as your backdrop, it’s hard to do romance wrong in the City That Never Sleeps. Plus, there’s just something so romantic about being kissed right in the middle of the business of Times Square.

10. Walt Disney World


This may seem unlikely, but visiting Walt Disney World as an adult couple can be full of romance! Disney is an extremely popular honeymoon destination. Although standing in line for rides may not seem so romantic, there is plenty of that Disney magic elsewhere to make this the perfect getaway. Stay at a resort hotel, stroll through the shops and eat at the restaurants at Downtown Disney, catch the fireworks at Magic Kingdom. Go to Epcot and “drink around the world” by stopping at each country represented in the showcase. You can even get a feel of the romance of some of the other destinations already mentioned! Just immerse yourselves in the magic of Disney and you’ll find yourselves falling in love all over again.

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