The 10 Most Unforgettable Romantic Destinations
There’s no denying it; romance is alive and well in the world today. Whether you are planning your honeymoon or simply looking to make your next vacation extra special, choosing the right romantic destination can really make all the difference in creating that cherished memory that will last forever. Take a look at our list of 10 unforgettable romantic destinations, from Paris to Fiji, and let us know if we missed any!
1) Riomaggiore, Italy
The charming Italian town is one of five villages that make up Cinque Terre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Known for its beautiful coastline and historic vineyards, Riomaggiore is also home to a well-preserved medieval village center with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants. Whether you’re here to enjoy a romantic walk through narrow cobblestone streets or spend hours hiking in nature, it’s easy to fall in love while in Riomaggiore.
2) Bora Bora, French Polynesia
This stunning South Pacific island is covered in soft, golden sand, and it's renowned for its gorgeous waterfalls and awe-inspiring landscapes. If you're looking for a sexy place to get away with your sweetheart, try renting out an entire beach bungalow on one of Bora Bora's private motu islands. You'll be serenaded by steel drummers as you fall asleep under an array of stars -- it doesn't get much more romantic than that!
3) Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This Caribbean gem of a destination offers couples luxurious facilities, beautiful beaches and an abundance of on-site activities. Don’t miss out on an opportunity to lie back and soak up some rays while sipping a mojito—you might not want to leave! One of our top romantic vacation spots, Punta Cana boasts breathtaking views that make it easy to see why couples love returning year after year.
4) Paris, France
Paris is hands down one of my favorite romantic destinations in the world. The beautiful Eiffel Tower is a must-see if you are in Paris, as is Notre Dame Cathedral. Spend an afternoon lounging around at a park and drinking wine; it’s basically just as French as it gets.
5) San Francisco, California
When it comes to romance, a sunset stroll down Fisherman’s Wharf is as good as it gets. If a dinner of crab cakes and fresh Dungeness crabs—cooked at your table in front of you—isn’t enough, there are plenty of options for nighttime entertainment, from dinner and cocktails at Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to seeing a show at America’s oldest jazz club.
6) The Maldives
Perched in a sea of turquoise water, these exotic islands offer white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters ideal for snorkeling. Furthermore, traveling to The Maldives with your significant other will give you time to unwind without your normal responsibilities. You’ll have all of your meals taken care of, but there are still plenty of exciting activities to keep you occupied on your romantic vacation, including ziplining, stand-up paddle boarding and even dolphin cruises!
The Aloha State is for dreamers and lovers, so it's no surprise that it's become one of America's top honeymoon destinations. From Waikiki to Maui, Hawaii offers couples a wonderful opportunity to get away from their daily routines and enjoy each other’s company in some of Earth’s most stunning surroundings.
8) Venice, Italy
Venetian canals and beautiful scenery make for a truly memorable evening. Rent a gondola, stroll along a canal with your partner, or dine on traditional Italian cuisine. Be sure to check out St. Mark’s Square during sunset—one of the most beautiful times to be in Venice!
9) Santorini, Greece
Located in Greece, Santorini is a beautiful island with spectacular views and long-standing history. During your visit, be sure to check out Oia's famous cliffside mansions, stop at Black Beach for some swimming and snorkeling, or relax on Fira's Main Square with an ice cream cone. Of course, no romantic trip would be complete without taking a horse-drawn carriage ride or dining at one of Fira's many fine restaurants.
10) Positano, Italy
Positano’s picturesque vistas have earned it a place on every celebrity-spotting bucket list. A colorful enclave of villas perched above a sparkling blue bay, it’s perhaps Italy’s most romantic destination.