Valentine’s day is the holiday about romance and friendship, the day you give the people you love a little extra appreciation. The traditional gifts to show them your love tend to be flowers and chocolates, nevertheless, especially in long term couples, big trips or local weekend getaways are also a common present. So, during this season, romance is a big factor when deciding travel plans.
Moreover, usually couples who travel during Valentine’s day seek to spend a relaxing and fun time with their partner -or any other kind of tourism– where they can show them their love and enjoy some alone time. Hence the search for romantic places to visit during this holiday, here is a list of some of the top destinations for Valentine’s day worldwide.
- Paris, France
- Verona, Italy
- Bali, Indonesia
- Galešnjak (Lovers Island), Croatia
- Venice, Italy
- Napa Valley, California, USA
- Serengeti, Tanzania
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Prague, Czech Republic
- Tuscany, Italy
The famous “city of love” with croissants and the Eiffel Tower, where art, culture, architecture and history come together to make every stroll and every activity extra romantic. From a visit to the Louvre Museum or a boat ride through the Seine river, every part of this city will drown you in romance and create the ultimate Valentine’s day experience.
Home to the best known romance on earth, Romeo and Juliet. Verona is a small Italian town where Shakespeare based the most famous love affair, giving it ever since a very passionate ambiance. “Verona in Love” is the five-day festival that transforms it each February with heart-shaped lights in the streets and buildings, vendor stalls arranged to form a giant heart-shaped market in Piazza dei Signori with free concerts, poetry, a love song-writing contest and a public reading of the most romantic letters to Juliet sent from around the world.
Beautiful white sand beaches, turquoise waters and your loving partner, the perfect escape from everyday life for you and your better half deepen your spiritual connection. Activities range from tours to nearby temples, sessions with traditional healers, and couple’s spa sessions and candlelit dinners.
Galešnjak (Lovers Island), Croatia
The heart-shaped island, Galešnjak, is an island on the Dalmatian coast that gets its flirty nickname because of its natural form. It is a completely natural and unspoiled paradise open to all tourists, however, you can only stay at hotels or Airbnbs in the nearby town of Turanj and charter a boat to Lovers Island, unless you camp there.
Gondola rides and dinners along the water, Venice is one of the most famous italian cities ever, and the fact that it sits on the water makes it somewhat more alluring as a Valentine’s day destination. Wandering through the neighboring floating towns like the charming and colorful Burano with music everywhere to make the perfect scenery for love.
Napa Valley, California, USA
Wine tastings and vineyards, California hosts one of the most visited wine towns, Napa Valley. It has many different vineyards and it is the perfect place for a weekend getaway or a really romantic stop on a big trip to the USA. Wine and beautiful sunsets build the most idyllic background to spend time with your significant other.
The perfect destination for a safari adventure with your significant other. From rustic lodgings to luxurious resorts, this is one of the most visited places for wildlife experiences, because you can witness animals in action especially when they cross for the Great Migration. The hotels are usually in the middle of the Serengeti, so it’s not uncommon to see animals come very close to the property.
The perfect destination for a chocolaty experience. A luxurious way to give your partner a piece of chocolate. Zurich has beautiful architecture and amazing restaurants for the perfect romantic dinners with your better half, however the boat rides with dinner included during the sunset and a view to the Alps is the ultimate fairy-tale dinner to celebrate Valentine’s day.
Prague, Czech Republic
With strolls through the Jewish Quarter and across the Charles Bridge, Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with amazing architecture and an intimate atmosphere. February is a rainy month, so it could be the perfect opportunity for a movie-like kiss under the rain with your lover.
Italian culture, and even the language, is well known to be romantic, but Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions of the entire country. An ideal aspect about it is that it is a wine region, which also makes for amazing food that you can enjoy in fantastic dinners at the vineyards and cottages with your significant other.
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