Valentine’s Day is getting closer. It’s only natural to want to pack your bags and take your significant other on one of the best vacations they’ve ever had. Couples normally enjoy a quiet dinner at a restaurant, a movie, or a fun afternoon in the park on the most romantic day of the year. But let’s say this year you really want to show how much your partner means to you. Whether you want to take your love to international waters or you’d rather stay in the country, there are plenty of romantic vacation spot ideas to plan for Valentine’s Day.
1. Mystic Getaway to Morocco
For those who have a faraway land in mind when they think of their Valentine’s Day vacation, Morocco is a hidden gem. This country has some of the most outstanding pieces of Muslim-inspired architecture so you’ll have no problem finding gorgeous facades on each corner. Enjoy some delicious African-based meals and feel the mystic ambiance of Moroccan nights. If you feel like taking a detour try a day trip to the desert in a camel or riding a hot air balloon, Morocco is much more than just its buildings.
2. Vineyard Weekend in California
There are couples who enjoy extreme sports and there’s couples who simply LOVE to chill and enjoy a fresh glass of wine. For all those grape lovers, visiting a vineyard would be one of the most romantic vacation ideas. California has some of the most breathtaking vineyards and wineries in the whole country so it’s best to book a trip to one of the many places you’ll find here. A vineyard trip typically includes delicious meals, tours through the vineyards, classes and sessions imparted by experts, and, of course, many, many, MANY wine tastings! Some of the most popular vineyards in California are Melville, Alma Rosa, Stryker Sonoma and Halls Wines.
3. The Beaches of Puerto Rico
It’s no surprise that the beach is the first spot in our list. With its year-round warm weather and cool, calm waters, beaches are the perfect place to visit with your partner. The best thing about Puerto Rico is that you don’t need a passport or special documents if you’re a US citizen to get in and enjoy the fun. Local people will make you feel right at home and you two will enjoy some of the most delicious and exotic meals you’ve ever had. Some of the most popular beaches in Puerto Rico are Vieques, Culebra, and Rincon beach. If you feel like exploring for a while instead of laying by the beach, you can always take a tour of San Juan, one of the oldest and most amazing cities.
4. LuxuriousTrip to Paris
Celebrate the most romantic day of the year in the most romantic place on Earth! A trip to Paris has all the elements of a perfect vacation: some cultural tourism, some fine dining, and maybe some luxury shopping. There are plenty of hotels where you can stay and enjoy the view or you can live the full Paris experience and rent an apartment in the heart of the action. Don’t miss out on the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, L’Arc de Triomphe and marvel at the amazing gardens of Versailles.
5. Relaxing Hawaii Vacation
Another spot, another beach! Imagine laying peacefully in light, sandy beaches. This can only be possible with a Hawaiian vacation. This paradisiac spot has an almost endless list of beaches to relax. Stay in one of many romantic resorts designed especially for couples and enjoy their exclusive activities like kayaking, scuba diving, trekking through the jungle or near the volcanoes or simply getting on a lounge chair and taking a sunbath. And by nighttime? Check out some of the many shows available with traditional music and dancing. Remember Hawaii is composed of several islands so you can even jump from one to another to know them all! Turn your romantic vacation into a Hawaiian vacation.
6. Glamping Near the Grand Canyon
Remember how we mentioned couples who enjoy extreme activities? This is a romantic vacation spot for those who are one with Mother Nature and they want to share this together. We all know the Grand Canyon as one of the most important landmarks in the US, but did you know you can actually spend the night? Since actual camping in the wild wouldn’t be the safest idea, there’s an amazing glamping site to wake up with the most breathtaking views of the Grand Canyon. Enjoy some energizing hikes under the striking sun and by night marvel at the number of stars that can be seen with no artificial lights around. Does it get more romantic than this?
7. Visit Verona Italy
There’s no place in Europe that disappoints, especially for couples who’re looking for romantic vacation ideas. In Italy, there’s a small city that literally everybody knows thanks to Shakespeare. We’re talking about Verona. The setting of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, Verona has timeless attractions and beautiful spots to take pictures together and pose just like Romeo and Juliet (without the dramatic ending!). But probably the most important place to check out is Juliet’s house and balcony. There are private tours that include going outside on the balcony and don’t forget to leave a love note with your partner to make your relationship last forever!
8. Have Fun Like Kids at Disney World
Not all couples are in for the grown-up romantic experience; some couples are just like kids and that’s exactly the kind of adventure they’re looking for. If this is your case, you absolutely have to go to Disney World! The happiest place on Earth has endless attractions for couples who want to celebrate their love in an original way. Ride the most thrilling roller coaster, enjoy the many shows available for kids and adults, and meet your favorite characters. Who said you have to have kids to enjoy your vacations at Disney World?
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It doesn’t matter if you prefer cold weather and long walks, lounging by the beach, taking cultural tours, reliving the story of Romeo and Juliet or screaming on rides like a child; any idea to spend Valentine’s Day will be ten times more special if you take your special day outside your hometown. What’s your destination of choice?