When it comes to wedding planning, I never thought the thing that would give me the biggest headache would be the honeymoon. The dress? Surely. The guest list? Maybe. The table plan? Definitely. However, the past three weeks have been spent Goggling USA fly drive and bickering with my better half.
The problem is, we want to do a USA road trip, and I’m pretty picky about where I stay. So it’s not like picking one location and hotel; we have to scour Trip Advisor for each one of our dream destinations. Oh, and we’re going over Christmas and New Year, so the ‘good spots’ are filling fast.
Last week, the folks at MyHolidayguru dropped me a line with the Top Romantic Getaways For Couples as part of their Rekindle Your Romance Week. Whilst we are still dead set on the USA, these might be our last minute back up plan should we fail to agree! Take a look.
Arguably one of the most romantic cities in the world, Venice is like nowhere else. The city rises out of the ocean, built on mud flats and peninsulas to create an architectural masterpiece. Its magnificent canals and vistas are unparalleled, and a trip here will definitely put the spark back in any relationship. Take a gondola ride down the Grand Canal, explore the side streets, and soak up some culture at its many museums and churches.
Paris is synonymous with romance, any trip there is guaranteed to get feelings flowing. Seeing the sights, wining and dining at some of the best restaurants and bars in the world, or just sitting at a café and watching the people go by, there is so much to enjoy in Paris. And of course, sharing a kiss at the top of the Eiffel Tower isn’t a bad idea either.
Germany’s capital is one of the most exciting cities, with nightlife you can’t find anywhere else. On top of that, the city is home to some of the deepest, richest history in the country, as well as some stunning lakes. Take a tandem bike ride through the city, go beer-tasting, or have an adventure in one of the city’s many nightclubs.
Iceland is home to some of the most breath-taking landscapes and natural beauty anywhere in the world. There is nothing more romantic than taking your partner to see the Northern Lights, watching colours reflected in their eyes. Keep them warm with a cuddle before heading to the Blue Lagoon hot springs to really heat things up, then enjoy a tour of some of the more striking scenery Iceland has to offer.
The Big Apple is famous for so many things: culture, art, shopping. This makes it a perfect place to get your relationship going, fine dining, great entertainment, and the scenery for some unforgettable moments. Do some sightseeing from tourist hotspots to hidden gems. New York is huge, and a fantastic place to get lost with your special someone.
One of the most exotic and exciting destinations on this list, Dubai is sure to wow you and your partner. Sand-surfing, desert tours, and sunset dining are just some of the experiences you can have here that will get sparks flying and remind the two of you that there are still new things for you to do together.
London is one of the most famous cities on the planet, for good reason. History, modernity, and romance all blend together in the UK’s capital, making it a must-visit. You’ll be spoilt for choice for famous landmarks: Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, Buckingham Palace, Canary Wharf, Leicester Square, The Tower of London, any of these could make a fantastic picture for you, especially with a well-timed kiss. Take in a show, get some drinks, then spend the night in a world-class hotel.
If you want a relaxing getaway, Japan could be the place for you. The iconic cherry blossoms and forests are renowned for their sense of serenity, and the cuisine is famous the world over. If you’re more of a city couple, take a helicopter tour across Tokyo before touching down for some karaoke. Tokyo’s nightlife is as diverse as the city itself, with tiny bars to huge nightclubs. Or enjoy some peace and tranquillity at one of the city’s temples, to relax and take stock of how lucky you are.
Tahiti is an island paradise, there’s almost nowhere more idyllic, calming, and romantic for the two of you to relax and enjoy yourselves. Crystal clear water, white sandy beaches, and tropical temperatures, you can let all your worries go and just enjoy each other’s company, free of any distractions. Go diving, get massages, or have dinner on the beach, Tahiti offers the finest in luxury relaxation.