Romantic Holiday Ideas

Paris is often called the City of Lights.Paris is often called the City of Lights.

Taking a romantic holiday with your spouse or partner can be the perfect way to celebrate a honeymoon or anniversary, or just an excuse to get away from it all and spend some quality time together. Romantic holidays can range from a visit to a tropical island to a gastronomic food tasting experience, as long you and your loved one can get close and snuggle up together at the end of the day. Certain destinations breathe romance, regardless of which activities you choose or sites you see, which is why choosing the perfect place will make any holiday on any budget full of romance.


The City of Lights could also be called the City of Love, with romantic cafes and cobblestone streets around every corner. Heading to Paris with your partner guarantees the perfect setting for romance, thanks in part to the French and their longstanding reputation of being passionate and sensual. Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower at night, take in the views from the top of the Sacré Coeur and have an elegant dinner for two on a bateau floating down the Seine. Many travel agencies and web sites provide couples packages for romantic holidays in Paris.

Hvar, Croatia

When you think of romantic holidays, Eastern Europe may not be the first thing that comes to mind, but the island of Hvar off the coast of Croatia is surprisingly equal parts chic and charm. Located off the Dalmatian coast in the Adriatic Sea, Hvar is home to many small villages and vineyards that are perfect for food and wine tasting. Hvar's island setting and turquoise waters will also please couples looking for a taste of the tropics. Rent a scooter for two to tour the island and find some of its hidden beaches.

Savannah, Ga.

The American South may not seem like a romantic destination, but the massive oak trees draped in Spanish moss, combined with antebellum architecture, provide a more than sensual atmosphere. Reserve a weekend getaway in an historic bed and breakfast inn in the historic city of Savannah, Ga., to experience Southern hospitality in a romantic setting.

Napa Valley, California

The Napa Valley is not only known for its wine, which can compete with the best of the French vintages, but also for its beautiful rolling landscapes and modern villas. Wine tours through Napa Valley are a perfect romantic couples' getaway, but you can take it a step further by booking a pampering treatment in one of the Napa area's many spas. The quaint town provides a diverse choice of restaurants despite its small size. Grab a candle-lit table and share fine food with your love.

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Sophie Southern has been a freelance writer since 2004. Her writing has been featured in "JPG" magazine and on Southern holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from the School of Visual Arts.

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