Whether you’re looking to celebrate a long-lasting love, planning a honeymoon trip, or simply looking to escape for just a few days, the destination you pick is important. The culture and pace of your destination will set the tone for what kind of romance you’re looking for on your trip.
Now it’s true Florence is a cliche but it’s a cliche for a reason. With it’s beautiful monuments, museums, and churches still towering in its skyline from many different eras of history, there’s beauty all around and every moment can be filled with a new adventure. It’s the perfect getaway for those looking for romance, culture, and spontaneity.
For more a more fun in the sun type romance, the beachfront neighborhood of Waikiki in Honolulu is the perfect spot. Historically a vacation spot for Hawaiian royals of old, Waikiki is known for its beauty. Located there are a number of famous sprawling resorts as well as historical resorts, all just a stone’s throw away from a beach that is home to surf contests, hula dances, and a constantly cloud-free climate.
A small beach city that was once an artists’ colony, Carmel-by-the-Sea is perfect for a day of sleepy exploration. With a center that is more fairy tale village than big city, shops and hotels that encourage visitors to pack their puppies up in travel cases and bring along for the ride, and a ban on big chain restaurants, this stop is perfect for that sort of lazy, sweet romance that a bustling urban area would be missing.
Quebec City, Quebec
For those seeking a break from sunscreen and sunburn, Quebec City is a cozy town that’s a perfect hideaway. Being only walled city north of Mexico, this romantic stop is just the thing for those more interested in the lavish styles of royalty.
As one of Japan’s best preserved cities, Kyoto is like stepping into the past. It’s breathtaking canals lined with cherry blossom trees that represent the preciousness of time, a boat ride is the perfect reminder that love and romance should be cherished.
The destination is never as important as who you spend the time with but that doesn’t mean you should have to pick a city that doesn’t fit what you’re looking for. These destinations, so different in culture yet filled with love, can be your perfect getaway.