There are many destinations worldwide that simply inspire romance. Some have incredible natural environments with towering mountains, azure blue seas or lush foliage. Others simply have a nostalgia about them that captures your heart and brings out the romantic in you. There are the traditional romantic cities such as Paris that everyone knows about but what about the many other romantic destinations that you may not have thought about? Here are a few destinations that top the list of romantic vacation destinations.
1. Two to Tango in Argentina
The tango is known as the dance of lovers with its sultry rhythms and intense, strong movements. Even if you feel as though you have two left feet and don’t want to get onto the dance floor yourself, the tango shows are incredible to watch. You and your partner can dine out and enjoy exotic Argentinean fare while being entertained Latin style.
2. Tropical Paradise at Bora Bora
For many people, they have the romantic notion of being cast away on a remote island with their significant other surrounded by nothing but palm trees, white sands and turquoise blue oceans. Bora Bora indulges that fantasy a bit without skimping on any of the luxuries of modern life. Located almost in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Bora Bora is the ultimate tropical island getaway. Many resorts have rooms that are built on stilts over the ocean with glass floors so you can see the marine life swimming below.
3. Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France
For something a little more unusual, head to Nice, France along the Mediterranean coastline to the Promenade des Anglais. Promenade des Anglais is more upscale with boutiques and cafes lining the beachfront. The long sandy beach is perfect for romantic walks, and then the exquisite cafes are perfect for a cozy meal and bottle of wine before retiring to your hotel room. And yes, there is always something romantic about a holiday in France!
4. Tanjung Rhu Beach, Langkawi, Malaysia
Langkawi is a collection of 99 islets just off the coast of Malaysia and is a couple’s dream beach getaway. And it offers the standard walks alongside not only the beach and amazing sunsets but also a wide range of activities to keep you both entertained. Fancy stunning views? The cable car will take you to the top of the island’s second-highest peak. Want to connect with nature? Head to a mangrove forest that offers an opportunity to feed the eagles or the Underwater World, which features more than 5,000 varieties of freshwater and marine species.
5. Historical Charm in Venice, Italy
Venice is the classic regarding romantic destinations. Beautiful old buildings, endless canals, and waterways, and a warm Mediterranean climate make Venice one of the top romantic destinations in Europe. You can amble down the cobblestone streets hand in hand visiting museums, cathedrals, and magnificent old buildings. Treat yourselves to a romantic gondola ride and explore some of the city’s canals.
In the evening, you can dine al fresco and enjoy a candlelit dinner at a restaurant of your choice. If you enjoy European culture and history and want to experience a romantic destination at the same time, Venice is the place to go.
6. Natural Romance in Vermont, USA
Located in New England in the northeastern part of the U.S., Vermont has a reputation for being one of the most scenic states. Characterized by tall mountains, vast forests, and a rich cultural heritage, it is the type of destination you can enjoy at a leisurely pace. An advantage that Vermont has a vacation destination is that there is no distinct travel season. Come winter, spring, summer or fall, the beauty of the region may change, but it never seems to fade.
7. Montmartre, Paris
The cobbled historic district of Paris is still one of the most romantic areas in this elegant city. Think shutter board windows, atmospheric winding cobbled streets, and quaint 1930s style cafes. The area also boasts the beautiful Sacred Heart Church which is located high on a hill offering panoramic views of the city. This area is also great for boutique shopping, charming restaurants, and art galleries.