You might be wondering how best to celebrate the most romantic holiday on the calendar, aka St Valentine’s Day. Maybe it’s time to ditch the same old routine of chocolates, perfume and lingerie and opt for a surprise romantic Valentine’s Day getaway instead. These are just a few seriously romantic hotspots that should impress the love of your life;
The old saying is that Paris in France is for lovers and this is never more true than on Valentine’s Day. In this city, considered the most romantic in the world, you can eat a romantic in a French coffee shop along the river, take a trip up the Eiffel Tower, and then walk hand in hand down Champs-Elysées Boulevard at night, enjoying the lights and the store fronts.
Venice in Italy is set upon the water offering miles of canals and amazing eateries. For Valentine’s Day you can arrange to take a romantic gondola trip around the city, and then visit the Piazza San Marco, Canale Grande, and Ponte di Rialto. To rest your weary legs and gaze into the eyes of your sweetheart, you can then stop at one of hundreds of street cafes and enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and wine.
Want to get away to the orient? Thailand has many stunning islands that have long been admired for their seclusion, beauty, food and romanticism. In fact, Thailand is one of the top honeymoon destinations in the world, and one of the most romantic places you can visit for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy tranquil days by the ocean on beautiful secluded beaches, and then head in for a gourmet dinner. An excursion your partner will remember forever.
For a getaway in the United States couples should consider beautiful San Francisco or New York New York. Both cities have top ranked restaurants and world class entertainment. In San Francisco you can spend a day wind surfing on the Pacific Ocean, then cross the San Francisco Bridge at night on your way to a romantic dinner. In New York you can enjoy a Broadway show, world class, shopping, an intimate dinner and exciting nightlife.
Or how about something a little different this February 14th? Hanoi in Vietnam may be a little further to travel but is well worth the effort as travellers are rewarded with quaint side street in the old districts of Hanoi and plenty of French colonial architecture too. And a trip wouldn’t be complete without a romantic stroll around tranquil Hoan Kiem Lake followed by a lunch visit to one of the many tiny French Vietnamese restaurants dotted along the side streets.