As couples we often end up thinking about our most romantic experiences, our favorite romantic getaways and those truly special holidays. There are certain destinations on the planet that are particularly famous for their incredibly romantic atmosphere. These destinations are ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy a romantic getaway as well as those wanting to re-kindle their long-standing romance. From serenading your loved one while enjoying a gondola ride in Venice to dancing in Buenos Aires, from soaking the sun in Bora Bora to enjoying the magical views of Santorini, there is never a shortage of romantic destinations to choose from. Each of the destinations reviewed by OROGOLD has its own charm which helps you to relax and lose your inhibitions so that you can rediscover yourselves as a couple.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
It takes two to tango and what better place to practice your tango than Buenos Aires? Considered to be the birthplace of one of the sexiest dance forms on the planet, Buenos Aires truly delights its couples with some exotic dancing and wild nightclubs. If dancing really isn’t your scene, just go and watch expert tango dancers spin around the dance floors. Who knows? You might be inspired to perform a move or two of your own! Buenos Aires is affectionately known as the Paris of South America and its ancient mansions and tree-lined boulevards remind visitors of some of the most picturesque cities in Europe. Apart from sultry dancing; cozy bistros, trendy neighborhoods and rich cultural attractions are other things to enjoy while in Buenos Aires.
Prague, Czech Republic
Prague, better known as the mother of all cities, is also known to be one of the most romantic and beautiful cities in all of Europe. This city boasts of a rich and colorful history. It was founded in the 9th century and is famous for its various architectural wonders. Prague is most famous for its grand castles, and the Prague Castle is a must-watch. Couples cannot miss out on the breathtaking sunset views that the Petrinska Rozledna has to offer either. Other things to do in Prague include exploring majestic cathedrals, checking out exquisite neighborhoods and strolling around cobblestone streets. What makes Prague so special is that it also has a Gothic side to it. This makes it quite possible to see colorful houses sitting besides beautiful gargoyles. It is also believed that Hitler spared Prague from destruction because he believed that its beauty was something that deserved to be saved.
Bora Bora, French Polynesia
If you had to choose any one destination that is sure to blow your mind, all you have to do is visit Bora Bora. Bora Bora is an idyllic paradise that has been termed as the most beautiful island in the world. The destination offers its visitors a magnificent cobalt lagoon, pristine white sand beaches, exotic coral reefs and fascinating jungles. When you’re not busy checking out the breathtaking natural beauty, you can spend your time enjoying a sunset catamaran cruise or hang out at one of the many watering holes that can be found all over the island. Lavishly appointed over-the-water bungalows fill in the missing pieces of what is bound to be the ultimate romantic holiday.
Tuscany might be more popular among wine lovers, but it certainly attracts couples with its breathtaking beaches, old world streets, rolling hillsides, ancient bridges and beautiful constructions. Considered to be the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, Tuscany is rich in terms of paintings and sculptures and is home to all sorts of museums and galleries. The idyllic countryside and the enchanting vineyards complete the perfect holiday. While visiting Tuscany, don’t forget to visit Florence, a city that is home to works from some of the greats like Michelangelo, Raphael and Leonardo da Vinci.
Dubrovnic is a delightful city located on the southernmost stretch of the Croatian coast. George Bernard Shaw had once said that if you wish to see heaven on earth, all you need to do is go to Dubrovnik. The city has been completely restored to its former glory and is now known to be one of the hottest vacation spots in Europe. Dubrovnik is stunningly beautiful and is a huge magnet for anyone looking for the perfect romantic getaway. Spend your time in its marble-paved streets that are full of palaces, churches and squares or have a blast at one of the many beaches and offshore islands that beckon all sorts of romantics to Dubrovnik.
Barcelona is one of the most exotic and popular cities in Europe that has attracted travelers for ages. Made immortal by movies like Vicky Christina Barcelona and Land and Freedom, this amazing city is one of those few destinations that promises to offer you the ultimate romantic experience, provided you let it unfold its sights one after the other and don’t roam around on pre-set itineraries. Barcelona is considered to be the best city to lose yourself in. The awesome constructions, beautiful art, picturesque square, exotic nightlife, fascinating tapas bars, Gothic adventures and old world atmosphere is bound to set the perfect tone that truly allows you to rekindle your romance. The city is also known to offer its visitors the ideal mix of city life and beach life which ensures that you can relax and have a blast at the same time.
The Parisian culture seems to have been specially designed for romance and the city actually seems to have been tailor-made for couples and romantics. Perfect benches and beautiful gardens can be found in almost every corner of the city while lamp-lit lanes invite sudden kisses. The majestic plazas and the breathtaking squares remind you of all things beautiful while places like the Eiffel Tower make you fall in love all over again. Make sure that you coordinate your trips to its old world bridges with one of the city’s enchanting sunsets and the city will blush pink along with you as your sweetheart gives you a peck on your cheek.
Quebec City, Canada
Quebec City is full of colonial era architecture, old world cafes, UNESCO World Heritage sites and picturesque squares that exude romance unlike any other. Horse-drawn carriages are a huge attraction while the breathtaking natural beauty found all along the St. Lawrence River is something that you really cannot miss out on. The summers are an ideal time to linger at one of those late-night outdoor cafes while the chilly winters give you the perfect reason to snuggle up under a blanket under the starlit sky.
Santorini is known to hog all the limelight, but those who do give Corfu a try are bound to fall in love with its breathtaking old town and fortresses that are known to be a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Corfu ranks among the best Ionian islands and is an ideal place for all couples. The place is full of whitewashed houses, charming streets, enchanting churches, sultry beaches and stunning natural beauty. What makes this island better than the rest of the competition is that it is also immersed with Greek Mythology and reflects the true influences of the various empires that have ruled it over time.
Santa Barbara, California
For something closer to home, all you have to do is head over to Santa Barbara. The place always gets a pat on its back for its romantic atmosphere, palm-fringed beaches and splendid location. The Mediterranean-styled architecture, the Santa Ynez Mountains and vast array of hotels and resorts also ensure that there is no shortage of romantic attractions in Santa Barbara. From enjoying organic foods and tasting delicious wine to strolling on the beach and enjoying a couples massage, a visit to Santa Barbara can really help you rekindle your romance. A trip in a hot air balloon that guarantees you fantastic scenery might also be in order.
The Eternal City is famous for sweeping tourists off their feet with its historical wonders, exciting history, amazing architecture, princely attractions and grand designs. The vast history and culture that can be found in Rome always ends up intoxicating its visitors. Some of the must-see landmarks include the Spanish Steps, the Colosseum, Castel Sant’ Angelo, the Roman Forum, Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain. Fascinating art, surreal statues, beautiful piazzas, serene vistas and heart melting views are other things that Rome is famous for.