The month of love is finally upon us once again. Whether you love it or loathe it, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So why not make it a special one? We don’t just mean chocolates, flowers or jewellery, oh no – take your loved one away this year for a romantic Valentine’s Day that you’re sure to remember for years to come.
There are so many beautiful destinations around the world for you to spend the most romantic day of the year together, so we thought we would whittle it down to just five for you to choose from.
The bright lights, romantic walks through Central Park, hit Broadway shows, shops and of course tons of beautiful hotels are enough to make anyone dream of sipping on a coffee and sharing a bagel with your loved one, in one of the best cities in the world.
Take a romantic horse carriage ride through Central Park and cuddle up while you take in the sights, sounds and smells of this wonderful place. Treat your loved one to a wander around the shops at the likes of Tiffany’s, Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s, and don’t forget to book to see their favourite show on Broadway too. There are also many exclusive, quirky, classic and posh restaurants for you to dine in, to truly feel like a New Yorker.
Perhaps your loved one is a sports fan? Don’t forget to book tickets to see the New York Yankee’s play baseball, or the New York Knicks if a game of basketball is more your thing. There is so much to do in this one city that’ll you‘ll be busy planning your next trip when you are on the plane home.
Looking for something a bit closer to home? You can’t go wrong with a wander around Venice. Take a trip along the canals on a gondola; just the two of you, looking at the stunning architecture and many wonderful bridges – now that is true romance.
Don’t forget to have a kiss under the Bridge of Sighs while on your gondola. Legend has it that couples who kiss under the Bridge of Sighs at sunset will be granted eternal love and bliss, as the bells of St Mark’s Campanile chime.
Enjoy beautiful Italian cuisine at the many impressive restaurants on offer; where you can recreate the scene from Lady and the Tramp to truly show your love for one another. Finish of by sharing a gelato or two – if you can agree on one of the many flavours!
Maybe not the first place you think of for a romantic getaway, but Sweden is one that will definitely leave you with special memories to hold dear to your heart. Stay at the Jukkasjarvi Ice Hotel within the the Swedish Arctic Circle, and have your very own private igloo to sleep in. Get cosy and snuggle up under your reindeer skin blankets, after your day of dog sledding and getting warm in your private sauna, while admiring the beautiful snowy landscape.
Don’t miss your chance to see the ultimate light show too – the Northern Lights. Look up in awe at the silent waves of green, red and purple lights swooshing across the midnight sky.
If you want a truly romantic adventure, why not get married at the ice chapel – where you can have a ‘white wedding’ in more ways than one!
Looking for somewhere different to enjoy a Valentine’s break? Buenos Aires may not be somewhere you’ve thought about visiting before, but if you like dancing and great vibes then this is the place for you.
Renowned for its clubs where the lighting is low, and the passion of the Tango comes alive, show your other half how much you love them by flaunting your hiptastic Tango moves. Enjoy a taste of Argentinean culture in this wonderful city, which boasts a mild heat and sunny weather during February.
Have a wander through the streets and find yourself stumbling across tons of beautiful architecture, and lots of history and exciting things for you to delve into. Don’t forget to try the traditional cuisine, boasting a variety of food to take your fancy.
Perhaps you are after a more relaxed holiday, where you can lie on white sandy beaches and splash in the crystal blue sea with your partner, while your Pina Colada chills under a palm tree? Well, the Seychelles is the place for you.
You can relax on the beach and enjoy the warm sunshine on your skin, or go snorkelling to see all of the coral and exotic fish this beautiful island has to offer. End the day perfectly by dining on the beach at sunset. Could anything truly beat this – best Valentine’s Day ever?