August 8th, 2013

Top Romantic Locations To Visit With A Loved One

by Don

So, you’ve booked a deluxe room in the most romantic hotel you can find. You’ve organised a champagne dinner on arrival and a sunset boat ride with which to end your surprise getaway. You’ve got the plane tickets locked in a drawer, passports ready to go and your partner still hasn’t realised what it is you’re planning. Operation ‘surprise anniversary trip’ is a go.

Wait a minute – have you thought about what you’re going to do in between the champagne dinner and the romantic boat ride? If you’ve got two surprise weeks in the sun booked but no real idea what’s going to be there or where you’re going to go – listen up. Here are some of the most romantic locations in the world. If you happen to find yourself in any one of these stunning regions and you don’t visit these sites – you’ll regret it for the rest of your life and so will your partner.

New York

New York surely tops the list of the most romantic destinations in the world. We’ve all grown up watching Hollywood couples fall in and out of love in this majestic, magical city. Fortunately, true love isn’t confined to the silver screen and there’s nothing stopping you and your partner from recreating a few of your favourite scenes – and creating some new ones too. Telegraph journalist Soo Kim suggest spending some time at the top of the Empire State Building. On cold or windy days, there will be few tourists up there and the queues will be small. Hold each other close for warmth as you peer precariously over the edge of the viewing platform. If heights aren’t your thing, you could always share an afternoon beside the beautiful Bethesda fountain in Central Park.

Amsterdam

It might not immediately spring to mind as one of the most romantic places in the world but Amsterdam does have an awful lot to offer couples, says IAmAmsterdam.com. Forget about the red light district – for the most part it’s a completely polite and inoffensive area that will surprise you with its lack of sleaze and air of mischievousness. A walk along the canal in Spring is one of the most charming things you can do in Europe and if you don’t like the waterways, you can always check yourself into the Amsterdam Hilton for a recreation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s 1969 ‘bed in.’

India

It’s a cliché for a reason. India is widely regarded as one of the most romantic countries in the whole world. Why? Well, there’s the Taj Mahal for a start, says Rediff journalist Aditi Bose. Unless you visit the Taj Mahal extremely early in the morning, it will be packed to the rafters with tourists. Get there for about 5 or 6am, however, and you should have it mostly to yourself. This is when the Taj Mahal is at its most beautiful anyway. The rosy pink light of the morning is just peaking over the marble of the palace and its wavering image in the reflection pool is pale and majestic – a true wonder of the world.

Venice

Venice isn’t called the ‘lovers city’ for nothing. There’s little point extolling upon the reasons why it’s considered to be so romantic because we’ve heard them all before. The breathtakingly beautiful city of water is romance personified. Don’t ask what there is to do in Venice – it’d be quicker to list the things you can’t do. Why not whisk your partner off on a luxury gondola ride, says travel writer Gavin McOwan. There are few things quite as awe-inspiring as a sunrise over the Punta Della Dogana, he adds.

Author Bio: Kevin Maddox is a tour guide and holiday advisor. He recommends Stanbrook Abbey for accommodation in a romantic setting. Kevin can be found blogging about different locations around the UK.

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