However, one interesting way how you can make this day memorable is booking a trip for you and your sweetheart. It can be to a neighboring town or to an overseas destination, your choices are truly limitless.
Listed below are some of the most romantic cities to celebrate Valentine's Day that you should take into consideration as well as some activities you can fit into your itinerary while there.
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1. Cinque Terre, Italy
We all know the hotspots like Rome, Venice, Florence and Verona but Italy has a huge offer that you can choose from for your Valentine’s Day trip – including Cinque Terre. This stunning coastal area consists of five villages all of which you should visit. While you can take the train to travel between them, you can also go on walks and hike around this region to see all of its wonders.
Taking a walk up to the Santuario di Nostra Signora di Montenero will provide you with a stunning view while you can also take it easy and find a cozy and romantic spot to watch the sunset – for example, Stella Marina Beach at Monterosso is just the spot to see the other four villages during sunset. Of course, you can also experience the local cuisine and go for a dip in the gorgeous waters but it might be a bit cold in February.
2. Venice, Italy
For those who have just started in the love affair as a couple and are still in (almost) permanent state of enchantment, a destination that comes to them as a ring is Venice. In this tourist city par excellence it is possible, even if it does not seem like it, to find squares and corners where you can feel isolated from the crowd that runs through its streets and canals.
The city surprises, for good. They have even managed to turn the dark past of the Bridge of Sighs - through which the condemned were crossing - to turn it into a romantic meeting point for lovers on board gondolas.
3. Sydney, Australia
If you’ve always wanted to go to the Land Down Under, why not use this amazing opportunity to make your dreams come true and have an unforgettable Valentine’s Day with your significant other? We all know that Australia is one of the world leaders when it comes to wines so ensure your schedule allows you to experience some of the best that they have to offer on a super romantic date in a local winery.
Sydney is also huge when it comes to shopping, so why not surprise your loved one by getting them something romantic. Get some inspiration from professionals like Style State fashion and there will be no mistake. On the other hand, if you’re feeling more adventurous, you can fly over Sydney Harbour in a helicopter, climb the Sydney Harbour Bridge or enjoy some Luna Park rides.
Finally, in case you’d rather stay in, certain hotels like The Darling offer special V-Day spa packages for couples, including massages and exfoliation.
4. Kyoto, Japan
Japan is on many people’s bucket lists but when they actually find themselves there, all they manage to do is explore Tokyo. Don’t get us wrong, Tokyo is amazing but this country has so much more to offer and you must dedicate at least one day – Valentine’s Day – to Kyoto. On this day that celebrates love, the streets of Kyoto are full of pink and white cherry blossoms that this country is very well known for.
For a romantic atmosphere, you should book a traditional Japanese inn, ryokan. Here, you will have personal service, get to experience the local culture and even bathe in the natural hot springs (onsen). Furthermore, Kyoto doesn’t lack when it comes to cuisine either.
To try a traditional Japanese meal and enjoy it in a private tatami room, make a reservation at Kitcho in advance and you can even get a meal designed specially to honor this occasion.
5. Tokyo, Japan
No need to ask the characters of Big Bang Theory to realize that the paradise of friskiness par excellence is Tokyo. Akihabara is the neighborhood or the electronic city where you can find the most unsuspected things and in Odaiba, a group of artificial islands, is the largest ferris wheel in the world and a theme park dedicated exclusively to technology.
In the Japanese capital you can transform into a manga character from shops to museums, dance with robots, binge on sushi and sleep in capsule hotels.
6. Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve, Chile
Adventurous couples should consider taking a trip to the Patagonian forest in Chile where they will have one-of-a-kind Valentine’s Day. The Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve offers various activities such as kayaking, rafting and mountain biking if that is something you are into but you can also go horse riding, fly fishing and sailing.
The great thing here is that there are many ways to experience this area, such as sleeping beneath a waterfall in the egg-shaped Hotel Montaña Magica where the rooms look like wooden cabins.
Then, you can also sleep in pods among the trees in the Canopy Village which will allow you to get closer to the birds and give you a unique view of the local wildlife. Moreover, the Nothofagus Hotel & Spa is something that will truly take your breath away and make you feel like you are inside a tree. For some romantic alone time, you can ride a cable car or take a dip in the hot springs.
7. Paris, France
We know it, it's a classic, but like all classic is eternal. For this type of couples who associate Valentine's Day with dinner with candles and walks in the light of the moon, what better destination than Paris, the city of love and light. All for a kiss from Pont Neuf or on top of the Eiffel Tower. On the wall of Square Jehan Rictus, the artist has translated the phrase, I Love You, into more than 400 languages, an ideal place to declare love.
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8. Prague, Czechia
Another interesting option for lovers old style is Prague. Not in vain the tourism promotion authority of the city has created a site called Prague for lovers. Among things to do in Prague, the best recommendation is an evening stroll through Prague Castle (Pražský Hrad), considered to be the most extensive site in the world.
It is former seat of the kings of Bohemia and one of the most important historical monuments of the country. At night it is illuminated with lanterns and the picture is spectacular.
9. Amsterdam, Netherlands
For lovers who have a broader sense of the 'couple' concept and for those for whom monogamy is a cultural norm that does not always have to be followed, suggestions go from a getaway to Amsterdam, city of sex par excellence. Not all its attraction is based on the Red Light District, which are icons such as the canals, the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum, or the Anne Frank House.
We also recommend a getaway to Leiden, the city with the most museums in the Netherlands and the place where Rembrandt was born.
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10. Marrakesh, Morocco
Come on, those who knew themselves at eighteen years of age or earlier and have not separated since. Carrying all life together requires putting a note of excitement and surprise, and what better fate than Morocco. It's close, it's a cheap and culturally exotic destination. No couple can resist the charms of Marrakech in the Jemaa el-Fna Square.
It is the epicenter of the city 24 hours a day and getting close to the great desert dune in Merzouga is a guarantee of a unique experience.
Every continent has something special to offer and you can easily find a romantic destination that is a simple car ride away from where you live. Do some research and keep in mind that regardless of the destination you choose, what matters most is that you make your significant other feel loved and cherished.