When you’re traveling with someone you love, the destination almost doesn’t matter. What’s more important is the company – believe me, you can make almost anything romantic if you’re in the right mindset. However, if you’re in a couple, it’s safe to assume you have things that unite you. So when choosing to take a romantic break, this should be some guidance as to where you go.
That said, there are some places that have maybe been done to death when it comes to romantic breaks. Paris is lovely, of course it is. It’s romantic, no argument there. But maybe too much so? Holidaying in Paris, you’re as likely to bump into another couple doing the same as any actual Parisiens. And what if they’re more in love than you? It doesn’t bear thinking about.
No, instead, look at what defines you as a couple. Then choose your destination based on what showcases that best.
If You’re Both In Love With History
Of course, every place in the world has history, and most showcase it well. You can’t move for prestigious landmarks in London or Athens. But what part of history really captures you both? If you love American Civil War history, a heritage tour taking in Antietam and Petersburg is worthwhile. If you love European history, a trip to Bavaria in Germany will be dotted with palaces and castles. Quiet moments aren’t hard to come by in these spots.
If You’re Both Captivated By What’s Beautiful
If the next words out of your mouth are “No, my love is beauty enough for me”, sit down. Of course he or she is. But that beauty will be enhanced, not dimmed, by a holiday somewhere visually fantastic. If you want incredible views and magnificent landscapes, give Vienna a go. Austria as a whole, in fact, is full of magical views. Similarly, a tour around Ireland will provide plenty of opportunity to fall in love all over again.
If You’re Both Artistically Inclined
We all have our favorite books and films as individuals. Many of us also have our favorite “couple” movies and songs. A trip to New York can give you the chance to enjoy the best romantic cultural experience you could wish for. You can buy Broadway tickets and see Swan Lake or any musical you could dream of. Alternatively, a trip to Florence in Italy gives you a chance to see great art in a wondrous setting. Don’t miss the magnificent Uffizi Gallery!
If You Both Love Long Walks
A long walk on your own, unless you have something you need to get off your mind, can be lonely and a little boring. But take a long walk with the one you love, and it’s instantly enhanced. This is especially true if it’s in a setting that gladdens the eyes and heart. A beachfront walk in Corsica, or along the canals of Venice, is a great way to spend time when you’re in love.
Of course, as you’ll know, the best holiday to take with a loved one is to somewhere you both dream of going. You might have a destination in mind yourself. But if you’re stuck for inspiration, some of the above might give you ideas.