The New Year has come and gone, which means that Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. With all of the stresses of the holidays behind you, it’s time to get some rest. What better way to do that than with your significant other?
Your world is undoubtedly filled with noises and distractions, and as a way to cope with that, you likely schedule date nights with your partner. However, sometimes those date nights need to turn into romantic vacations that get you away from the hustle and bustle of life. Additionally, it gives you some quiet time with your lover where you can relax after the stresses of the holidays. Here is a list of some of the most romantic locations in Europe.
Ireland provides both a mystical and a mythical romance that gets captured in rolling green hills, massive rock formations, and beautiful oceans. Not only do you get to experience the rich culture of Ireland, but by visiting places such as Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, you can experience it with nature’s beauty.
Date Idea: Have a picnic on Giant’s Causeway cliffs where you can eat the local cuisine, sip on wine, and watch the waves crash against the rocks while you have a gentle conversation.
All of the destinations in this guide aren’t the first that comes to mind when you think of romance, but Copenhagen offers an individual charm that’s unlike anything you’d experience elsewhere. The city itself is small, which makes it easy to explore by walking or biking. The streets are bright and colorful; the locals are friendly, and there is a lot of history.
Date Idea: Bike around the town and have brunch at a local café. Afterwards, you can share a boat ride on an iconic canal. You can also visit Tivoli Gardens, the second oldest active amusement park in the world.
When you think of fairy tales, you think about the Prince and the Princess, and the land that they rule over. Sintra, Portugal, is essentially the fairytale land in the stories. The city is full of remarkable, beautiful, unique and colorful castles. The castles have walls covered in ivy, ponds full of swans, and forests that you’d believe to be pulled from a fairy tale.
Date Idea: Visit the Pena Palace, known as one of the most colorful palaces in the world. You can also visit Quinta da Regaleira. It’s a castle full of secret passageways.
There’s nothing more romantic than feeling like a prince and a princess, and you can do that in London. The city gets listed as being one of the most fun cities in the world, and the list of things you can see are near endless. If you like nature, you can take a walk along the Thames, or ride the London Eye if you’re adventurous. The city is full of other charming spots like Notting Hill, and you can stop by Buckingham Palace to learn more about royalty. London is also very diverse, so you get to experience different cuisines.
Date Idea: Have an afternoon tea experience at Sketch’s Gallery Room. You can spend the afternoon like the British and snack on finger sandwiches, pastries, scones, and have unlimited tea.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Admittedly, it doesn’t sound like the most romantic place in the world, but if you look up pictures, you are going to be convinced. Water, in general, is so romantic. Maybe it has something to do with the calming and soothing sound of the water lapping at the shore of the lake that makes you feel more in love. You can find Lake Bled in the mountains of Slovenia, and it is quite developed regarding tourism.
Date Idea: Rent bikes to ride around the lake to the countryside so that way you avoid the hustle of the tourists and visit Vintgar Gorge for its turquoise water.
Wherever you decide to go on a romantic vacation, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re with someone that you love. However, if you’re looking for suggestions, you can use the ones above to visit places that surprise you with passionate charm.
Have you ever been to these destinations? What other unexpected romantic locations would you like to know about?