Although traveling solo can be such a satisfying experience, there’s nothing quite like sharing your adventure with a loved one. Along with the classic bucket list destinations, you should try and visit places that offer a bit of romance.
It might sound cheesy but there are some special places in this world that make couples fall even more madly in love. Take a look at this top ten.
1. Riviera Maya, Mexico
Sure, you can sit on the white beach together sipping a cocktail or two, but there are Mayan ruins waiting to be explored nearby. Head to Tulum on the coastline to discover the walled archaeological site that includes a castle and Temple of the Descending God.
2. Cuba, Caribbean
A honeymoon favorite, the Caribbean is a dream come true for sun worshippers. Beyond the picture perfect beaches, there is a fascinating cultural history to retrace, especially in Colonial Havana. Be sure to enjoy a night with the island’s rum cocktails.
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3. Crete, Greece
The second largest Greek island, you can find peace and beauty in Crete, via its ancient attractions and pretty villages. There are also plenty of activities to do together, like trekking the incredible landscape, heading out in the Mediterranean in a kayak or simply indulging in tasty Greek foods! Santorini is another Greek island worth a visit, for more information read “18 Bucket List Things to do in Santorini“.
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4. Ibiza, Spain
Whether you’re a couple of party animals or two people who like to sit down on a balmy night while listening to slowed down beats, Ibiza offers perfect sunsets to watch while doing so. It’s not all clubbing and dancing till dawn but it would be rude not to try it at least once.
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5. Porto, Portugal
For a taste of the laidback life in Europe, head to the traditional city of Porto. You’ll find colorful buildings, Medieval architecture and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ribeira district. Of course, you’ll have to have a taste of the local produce, port wine!
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World famous ancient ruins and equally renowned ice cream – what’s not to enjoy in Rome? Must see landmarks include the Vatican, Colosseum and the Pantheon, but why not rent out a scooter like the locals do and head out for a picnic – a real Roman Holiday.
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7. Paris, France
No romantic holiday list would be complete without trip to Paris, and with good reason! Make like the lavish kings and queens of France at the beautiful, grand estate of Versailles. Here you can also munch on pretty macarons and go out on the lake in a rowing boat.
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8. Reykjavik, Iceland
Wrap up warm and snuggle up together on a trip to Iceland. You can stay in a cosy log cabin, share cheese fondues and even go on a husky pulled sledge. Things are really magical at night when you can spot the Northern Lights – a pinch yourself moment.
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9. New York, America
Make like a cool hipster couple and hang out in Brooklyn. Whether it’s heading to an arcade game bar, chilling out at McCarren Park, checking out the trendy Williamsburg area or getting the ultimate selfie on Brooklyn Bridge – you’ll become a bonafide New Yorker.
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10. Banff, Canada
Banff in the Canadian Rockies is a picture-postcard retreat with snow-capped mountains and dazzling crystal clear lakes. Take a sleigh ride along the frozen Bow River or look out at the glistening Lake Louise. Also beautiful is a driving Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail and making stops along the way.
Hopefully this will give you a taster of the plentiful destinations out there for romance. Now all you need to do is to choose which experience you want to add to your couples bucket list and when you want to go.
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