The world is filled with romance-inspiring places. For every type of couple, there’s an ideal destination. What kind of vacation are you looking for? Be it overseas adventure or closer to home, a beach, mountains, cities, or historical sites, we’ve got you covered!
Visit the Napa Valley, in California.
via: GettyNapa Valley is a veritable paradise of vineyards and beautiful views. There’s no place better in the US to relax and share a romantic glass of wine by candlelight!
Hit up the Big Apple.
via: GettyNew York, New York: It’s one of the US’s cultural hubs and a fantastic place for couples to get away to for a vacation with sightseeing, cuisine, and attractions galore.
Kick back in Kauai.
via: GettyWith Kauai, Hawaii’s gorgeous scenery and attractions, what’s not to love? Plus, it’s a destination that is less crowded by tourists.
Head to Montreal (and Quebec City).
via: GettyThese two lovely Canadian cities are a great way to immerse yourself in a different culture and atmosphere without paying overseas-traveling prices.
Explore California’s Big Sur.
via: GettyThe sightseeing opportunities afforded by California’s picturesque coastline, and the cliffs of the Big Sur, are not to be missed! It’s peaceful, with luxurious hotels and a romantic atmosphere. More destinations in the US and Canada, including one option that'll let you see a whole lot in one trip, on the next page!
Sedona, Arizona is a perfect home base for a southwestern adventure.
via: GettyRight outside the city of Sedona is Arizona’s Red Rock State Park and the Boynton Canyon, for some memorable hiking! When you return to Sedona, there are relaxing venues to take a break in.
Aspen, Colorado is a skiing paradise.
via: GettyFor couples who love to enjoy the cold weather (and cuddle up around a fire afterward), Aspen is the perfect location. It’s got beautiful vistas and lots of fancy ski resorts to stay at!
Savannah, Georgia is the “Forest City."
via: GettyWith its canopies of trees and adorable cobblestone streets, Savannah is a great locale for couples’ vacations in the southern US!
Can’t choose a destination? You don’t have to!
via: GettyAmtrak offers the ultimate cross-country ride, 3,218 miles, from San Francisco to New York. On the way, you’ll pass through the Rocky Mountains, Sierra Nevada, and ride alongside the Mississippi River.
Trek around Vancouver Island, Canada.
via: GettyVancouver Island has everything packing into one piece of land: forests, beaches, and mountains for you to explore! Keep reading for our final US and Canadian destination picks, before we go overseas!
Nova Scotia is a charmingly rugged destination.
via: GettyNova Scotia offers nonstop views of a picturesque coastline, and comfy B&Bs for the discerning traveler!
St. Augustine, Florida is a fusion of history and beach weather.
via: GettySt. Augustine is a small Floridian town with a Colonial Quarter, fine seafood dining, and plenty of beaches.
Martha’s Vineyard is Massachusetts’ island getaway.
via: GettyWith quiet beaches and upscale dining, Martha’s Vineyard is an island destination in the northeastern US!
Las Vegas, Nevada is more than just casinos.
via: GettyAlthough to be sure, there are plenty of casinos. The city itself is also full of great restaurants and luxury hotels, and outside the city is a striking desert and canyon range.
Take off on an Alaskan cruise.
via: GettySee all of Alaska’s splendor aboard a cruise ship with your romantic partner! Next stop: the rest of the world! See which international destinations are perfect for a couples' vacation.
Chile has one of the best stargazing destinations in the world.
via: GettyChile’s Atacama Desert is the second driest place on Earth. It’s also the perfect place to get a view of the night sky you’ll never forget.
Udaipur is known as India’s most romantic city.
via: GettyUdaipur is home to a number of ‘floating’ palaces atop its artificial lakes—an ideal destination for couples to vacation!
Sail to Waiheke Island, New Zealand.
via: GettyYou might say Waiheke Island is the Martha’s Vineyard of New Zealand, with wine tasting and a lovely view, it’s just a quick ferry ride away from Auckland!
Granada, Spain boasts an incredible medieval palace.
via: GettyGranada is full of beauty and history, including the Alhambra, a gigantic palace you can explore!
Travel Africa by train.
via: GettyTravel through South Africa and Zambia, take a safari through Tanzania; Africa has a million things you and your partner can see together! The next set of destinations are known for being among the most romantic in the world!
Romance awaits in the City of Light—Paris, France.
via: GettyCliche? Yes. But Paris has a reputation for a reason; it’s got plenty to offer a couple of lovebirds on vacation.
Visit Saint Lucia in the Caribbean.
via: GettyThere are plenty of Caribbean islands to visit, but Saint Lucia has a reputation as a romantic destination! There’s plenty to do for both adventurous and active couples or those who just want a string of perfect beach days!
Bali, Indonesia is also called “the Island of the Gods."
via: GettyBali is a romantic destination with versatile offerings. Beautiful beaches and forests are perfect for explorers, temples for those more spiritually inclined, and it’s known for its thriving nightlife!
Take a stroll through the cherry blossoms of Kyoto, Japan.
via: GettyKyoto is a city of culture, great food, and beauty. Visit in the springtime to walk through its paths lined with cherry trees!
Experience Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
via: GettyGet a taste of Mediterranean living on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, with tons of sightseeing, history, and hotels with ocean views. Next, check out the final five romantic destinations on our list!
Jump in a hot air balloon over Cappadocia, Turkey.
via: GettyCappadocia’s surreal landscape is best viewed from above, in a hot air balloon ride!
Costa Rica is for lovers—and adventure.
via: GettyCosta Rica is an outdoor adventurer’s dream land! If you’re a couple who enjoys this, check it out!
Santorini is Greece’s premier romantic destination.
via: GettySantorini is a gorgeous Greek Isle straight out of the postcards, with stunning panoramas, architecture, and, of course, Greek cuisine!
In Peru, you’ll never want to go back to the hotel.
via: GettyFrom the historic ruins of Machu Picchu to cities like Lima and Cusco, Peru is filled with history, culture, and beautiful sights to see!
All of Iceland is a wonder to behold.
via: GettyAnywhere you look in Iceland, there’s something amazing to see. Volcanoes, glaciers, magical waterfalls, and other remarkable sights fill the land, and you can take a soak in the Blue Lagoon, or explore the capital city, Reykjavik. Share this story with anyone you know who's been bitten by the travel bug!