LIST: Ultimate Romantic Getaways
Valentine’s Day may be just around the corner but why not make February the month of love and celebrate it in the best possible way – by eloping with your loved one from all the chaos of your daily schedules and embark on a romantic journey into one of these amazing destinations. They will surely make you fall in love again.
New York City, USA
Starting off with the Big Apple – New York is truly a city that never sleeps and you are bound to find dozens of things to do as a couple at any time of day or night. You could go on one of many romantic cruises and take in the city from a different point of view. On the other hand, you can stay on land and go for a classic dinner and a show evening – nothing beats a night out on Broadway and an outing to some of the finest restaurants on the American soil. You could also take it to the skyline and enjoy the breathtaking view of the city from the magnificent Empire State Building.
No romantic getaway list is complete without mentioning of the iconic city of l’amour. Paris is the ultimate romantic destination with its spacious and astonishing boulevards, small hidden cafés in narrow Mediterranean-like side streets, to the famous landmarks of The Eiffel Tower, church of Sacre Coeur on Montmartre to the historical riches of many beautiful museums. Take a swooning cruise on the river Seine and dine some of the finest cuisines of the world in a dimly lit restaurant with violins playing only for you two.
A multicultural pearl of Europe, Granada is a true gem for all lovebirds. You can go explore the historic monument of Alhambra, a pilgrimage to the Moorish culture or take a stroll along the Carrera del Darro and Plaza Nueva which offer fantastic views of the Alhambra. Vibrant nightlife offers entertaining programs like flamenco shows and live quartets serenading the world’s most beautiful love songs. Finish the night with a signature dinner and drink at some of the best tapas bars you will ever come across.
Stunning postcard scenery cannot be described with any Earthly words. This tropical island paradise is the home to many mesmerizing white sandy beaches, clear turquoise blue waters and wonderful flora and fauna. Many of the luxurious beach resorts and glamorous intimate over-water bungalows in Bora Bora favor honeymooners and actually offer a discounted price for accomodation. As for activities, you can choose anything from snorkeling, parasailing, jet skiing to safaris and shopping for Tahitian pearl jewelry.
This state in the Aussie land is a popular destination among all types of travelers – from families with kids, adventurers seeking thrilling new challenges, to honeymooners and newlyweds. Queensland is a wonderful nest for all lovers since it has many secluded, romantic and even gay friendly resorts to offer. Romantic adventure seekers should opt for a skyrail rainforest cableway for the ride of a lifetime, while those in favor of a laid back trip should go for a romantic cruise around the Sunshine Coast, Moreton Bay or Gold Coast. Don’t miss out on the famous Great Barrier Reef, the only living creature visible from space!
Last but not least, you should definitely consider visiting the transcontinental city of Constantinople. Istanbul is situated one half on European and the other on Asian soil making it a perfect blend of the two cultures. This historical marvel will take you back in time with its crowded bazaars, lavish spice markets, monumental mosques, distinguished oriental aromas and alluring scents. A must-see landmark of Istanbul is the Bosphorous Straight – the waterway that separates the two continents – and the majestic Topkapi Palace museum, which was once the home of Ottoman Sultans.
Are you ready to discover a whole new world right here on Earth? Just like Aladdin and Jasmine, grab your magic carpet, pack your bags and say goodbye to all the worries behind the palace walls with this new fantastic point of view.
Roxana is a Sydney based travel enthusiast with a passion for writing. She loves fashion and has an eye for anything visually appealing and aesthetical. She is all about the healthy lifestyle, loves to run with her husband and dogs and has fun cooking exotic meals for her family. You can find her articles on HighStyleLife and StyleByAsia. Follow her on Twitter and Facebook.