10 Most Romantic Places To Visit
It's that time of year again: Valentine's Day, Wedding Season and the eve of Spring - the perfect time to go away on a romantic trip.
This doesn't mean you need to be madly in love, on your honeymoon, or even in a relationship. Going somewhere romantic may be full of loved-up couples, but that doesn't mean that you have to be part of one to enjoy some of the most beautiful locations around the world.
Here, we give you ten of the most romantic places to visit this Spring.
Okay, lets just get the most predictable location out of the way. Often dubbed "The City of Love", Paris is the auto-pilot destination for romantic getaways. But just because some might call it cliché doesn't mean you should rule it out. It didn't get that previously-mentioned title for nothing, after all.
In fact, Paris is quite simply one of the most stunning cities of the world. With beautiful architecture, exquisite food and drink, and incredible history, there is something around every corner.
Birth place of the Masquerade Ball, Renaissance ideology and modern opera, Venice has been a stand-out city of the world for centuries. The city on the sea is unique in its design and structure. Where else will you find a city that has canals for roads?
Late-Winter and Spring are the best times to visit Venice, with less tourists, less mosquitos and cool - but not cold - temperature.
If you need some culture, a city like Marrakech is perfect! With exotic music, beautiful architecture, and aromatic dishes, Marrakech has all the ingredients for a romantic getaway.
Visit the world-famous market, the fascinating souks (take a map or guide with you), and centuries old structures.
Prague, Czech Republic
Baroque palaces, Gothic cathedrals and beautiful gardens are just the start for Prague. Few cities can claim to have such a picturesque river as the Vltava (pronounced vul-tava), breathtaking views and fantastic beer.
In the past decade, Prague has become one of Europe's most visited cities, attracting tourists from around the world.
Whether you want a quick sightseeing trip or relaxing break, Vienna will tick the box. Culturally and musically, Vienna is one of the richest in the world, with an array of patisseries, cafes, art galleries, museums, shops and street markets.
Avoid Mozart look-alikes touting tickets to “tourist concerts”. For the same price, or much less, you can experience a production of the very best quality at the Vienna State Opera.
Kon'nichiwa! Go somewhere far from expected by heading to Kyoto, the former Imperial capital of Japan. While Tokyo, the current capital, is a vibrant metropolis with neon signs and skyscrapers, Kyoto offers an opposite vibe that nods to the traditional calming Japanese atmosphere.
Ancient temples, Shinto shrines, centuries-old craftsmenship and tea ceremonies can all be found in Kyoto, while still offering a huge selection of modern attractions.
Described by Lonely Planet as "the coolest kid of the Nordic block. Edgier than Stockholm, worldlier than Oslo", Denmark's capital is young and vibrant while maintaining traditional Danish class and style.
Copenhagen gives you a wonderful combination of relaxing Scandinavia and bustling Europe, making it a must-visit for a romantic getaway.
Rome is the only destination on this list that can proudly boast to be a favoured place for not just centuries, but millennia!
With beautiful features that include the Colosseum, Trevi Fountain and St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican City (which is technically its own country), as well as incredible food and drink, Rome is the perfect destination for love.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai is a slightly unconventional choice to put on a 'Romantic Destinations' list, but this jewel in the Middle East is hugely popular and rightly so! Dubai has so much to offer, from mesmerising shopping malls and restaurants to once in a lifetime experiences.
A word of warning: you should avoid going during Summer, when the heat is no longer enjoyable, but uncomfortable. For the best weather that allows you to have the best experience, visit between October-May.
Lake District, England
Often called one of the most peaceful places in Europe. The Lake District in North West England, spanning 885 square miles, is a national park that takes you away from the busy hustle and bustle of every day life to give you this relaxing, spectacular break.