There are many places across the planet that inspire romance. Here are 10 places and experiences to add to your to-do list before you die.
The Weidendammer Bridge
Although at first glance Berlin might not come to mind as the most romantic place in the world, it is a charming city for couples. From the superb Tiergarten (with its café, urban park and garden) to the gardens of the Charlottenbeur Palace, this is the ideal place for a romantic stroll. The Weidendammer Bridge is also popular with newlyweds. For years, couples have engraved their names and wedding date on a padlock which they attach to the wrought iron rails and then throw the key into the River Spree as a symbol of their undying love.
Paris is the “city of love”. There is an endless list of romantic activities to do in the capital of France: dine in a romantic café in Montmartre, stroll through the Luxembourg Gardens, visit ‘Le Mur des je t’aime’ where the ‘je love you” are written in over 250 different languages. The Eiffel Tower remains the most popular activity even if it is cliché for some. You have to go there for the stunning views of Paris from the observatory on the 3rd floor. Taking a photo at the bottom of the Tower, while kissing, is also a must.
The castles of Ireland
Across moody skies and shimmering greenery, historic castles mark the landscape of Ireland. Staying in a hostel above a pub in Dublin is often what tourists do, but why not head out of town for a romantic and unrivaled stay in one of the many castles and mansions. Several date back hundreds of years, but they have managed to marry the charm of the past with modern facilities. The best known are Adare Manor in Limerick and Dromoland Castle in Newmarket-on-Fergus, but there are many more. Some even offer free pick up and drop off in cities such as Cork or Dublin.
400 km from the bustling life of Los Angeles lies a quiet area where the Santa Lucia Mountains and the Pacific Ocean meet. It is truly a paradise for nature lovers who will be won over by the exquisite beauty of the region, particularly at night when the stars appear. If you prefer, you can admire the mountains from the comfort of your oceanfront room. There are several national parks and beaches worth visiting, especially Pfeiffer Beach. Other highlights include the historic Point Sur Lighthouse and a drive along Highway 1 to admire Big Sur’s majestic coastline.
Guided tour of Romeo and Juliet
Thanks to the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare’s most famous work, the city of Verona in Italy has become a place of pilgrimage for couples wanting to learn a little more about this mythical couple and their birthplace. . With its many churches and piazzas, its history and its architecture, Verona is very romantic and attracts couples. But it is the Romeo and Juliet guided tour of Verona that reveals the romantic spirit of the city. It takes you to all the places mentioned in the play, from Romeo’s supposed house to Juliet’s tomb ending with a visit to Juliet’s balcony. You will certainly not be the first tourist to shout: “O Romeo, Romeo! Where are you Romeo?” to your significant other.
The canals of Amsterdam
Amsterdam has a reputation for being a party town due to its lax marijuana laws and Red Light district, but it’s not just a city for rowdy young people. If you are looking for a charming and romantic stay, this may be the ideal choice. After all, it is an idyllic city filled with history and culture. A leisurely boat ride on the Belt Canal is a popular activity for couples. It’s especially beautiful in the evening when the lights come on and make the city look different.
The Seychelles Islands
Private island in the middle of the Indian Ocean, it is the dream of any couple to escape there for moments for two. The Seychelles are a paradise of brilliant blue skies and even bluer oceans. The archipelago has no shortage of luxury resorts and hotels. Of course, it’s not just rooms and private beaches. You can visit Victoria, the capital of the Seychelles, which is well explored on foot or by bicycle, and to see great views of the landscapes.
The Brooklyn Bridge
New York is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world. Holding hands on the ice rink at Rockefeller Plaza in the winter, strolling through Central Park in the summer or admiring the magnificent view of the city from the top of the Empire State Building…there is no shortage of places for lovers in Manhattan . The best way to end your day is with a late-night stroll over the Brooklyn Bridge as the sun sets over the East River.
Mount Royal Park
Montreal brings a European touch to North America and is the perfect place for a romantic getaway. In particular, Mount Royal Park (designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned for his work in Central Park) is the perfect place for couples, whether it’s winter skating under the stars on Beaver Lake or have a picnic in the summer. But, no matter when you visit the city, don’t miss the Kondiaronk Observatory to admire the view of Montreal.
A carriage ride in Bruges
When a city is nicknamed the Venice of the North, we can imagine that it is romantic. Bruges in Belgium is perfect for spending a day for two. In addition to strolling here, you can take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobbled streets and see the historic district’s canals, people-watching and splendid architecture. End your day by heading to a quiet bistro for a bite to eat and some wine before leisurely returning to your hotel.