Most Romantic Cities in the World As Voted By Travelzoo Deal Experts
We polled Travelzoo Deal Experts in our offices across the world on the most romantic destinations, and the results are in. See how many of our top 10 also top your list, whether you’re looking to get away from it all on a remote beach or to spend some time together exploring a European city.
If you’re charmed by the countryside, head to:
Wine and dine — with food you’ve prepared yourselves. Tuscany is well-known for culinary vacations, made even better by the restored 13th century villas in the middle of vineyards where this magic often happens.
Yes, Santorini is an island but it has a country vibe the whole way — and those (black-sand) beaches are not the only show in town. Classic towns like Oia, Fira and Imerovigli have the best views of the unmissable caldera, a mostly submerged volcano in the Mediterranean Sea.
The Amalfi Coast
Finding a deal in the Amalfi Coast may be rare, but it’s worth it when you do. From the village of Positano and the island of Capri off the coast to the town of Amalfi itself, nearly everything in this region is a postcard come to life.
If you’d like to be blissed out on an island, visit:
The Maldives are known for blue lagoons, expansive reefs for snorkeling and luxury resorts (often involving overwater bungalows where there’s only a few steps between your bed and the lagoon). We’re pretty sure you won’t want to come home either.
Kauai is also known as the “Garden Isle” because 97% of the island is made up of rainforests and green mountains — it’s an ideal spot for active couples who want to hike up the famed Na Pali Coast or “Sleeping Giant” mountain range, or go kayaking down the Wailua River.
Arguably the best-known island in French Polynesia, even the mere mention of Bora Bora sounds romantic and exotic. To be honest, there’s not a ton to do that doesn’t involve that crystal-clear water … and that’s why we love it.
Bali is one of those destinations where you can have it all. If you want nightlife, visit Seminyak or Kuta. If you want to visit an artistic and cultural mecca, it’s Ubud for you. If you’re looking for luxury, many of the top 5-star resorts are centered around Jimbaran Bay.
If you love history and classic Europe, check out:
It’s not called the “City of Love” for nothing, as it seems everything in Paris is ripe for romance from the boutique hotels to the winding cobblestone streets. Picture it: You, your loved one, a baguette, some cheese and a bottle of wine — all enjoyed in front of the Eiffel Tower.
Gondolas, Murano glass, strolls along the Rialto with gelato: That’s what Venice says to us. There’s something about being surrounding by winding waterways (and no cars!), that make the “City of Romance” name crystal clear.
Late-night tapas for two in Barcelona is a good way to end the day, but there are tons of places to wander while the sun is up, with many surreal Gaudi creations like Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell along the way.