How to Select a Romantic Summer Vacation Destination

by Travel Editor

Summer is ideal for spending quality time with your romantic partner. Without the burdens of kids and families, you'll be able to spend all day and night doing whatever you want. This summer, select an exceptionally romantic destination for your vacation.

Items you will need

  • Travel magazines

Select a summer vacation destination inspired by the locations in your favorite romantic movies. Cities like New York, San Francisco and Paris have served as the backdrop for some of Hollywood's most romantic yarns. Agree to meet each other atop the Empire State Building and share a romantic dinner at Tavern on the Green.

Pick a destination that has a rich romantic history. Take a gondola ride through the watery canal streets of Venice. Enjoy a picnic of wine and cheese on the banks of the French Riviera.

Select a destination with great natural beauty. Allow nature to be your aphrodisiac as you enjoy a vacation to a tropical beach island. Spend your days hiking along mountain trails or floating down a scenic river.

Make reservations at an all-inclusive resort hotel that caters to couples. These resorts are popular with all kinds of couples, from starry-eyed newlyweds to jaded multi-weds. Resorts offer clean, safe lodgings and courteous, professional staff members. Many resort hotels have hospitality teams to help you plan romantic day trips and outings.

Subscribe to travel magazines to get ideas for different vacation destinations. Flip through a magazine to locate the full-page ads featuring happy couples, strolling hand-in-hand as an amber sunset silhouettes their graceful forms.

Compile a list of each destination you're considering and debate the positives and negatives of each. Include pragmatic factors such as cost and distance. Select a summer vacation destination that you'll both find mutually romantic.

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Tips

  • Make your travel reservations as early as possible to save money. If you wait until the last minute to book your vacation, you'll end up spending much more than you otherwise might have. You don't want budgetary compromises to force you to plan a romantic vacation to Des Moines or Topeka instead of Pairs or Hawaii.
  • If you're in a same-sex relationship, consider choosing a summer vacation destination in a gay-friendly city. While you may feel great love for each other, certain destinations may make it difficult for you to express that love openly.