If there is one thing that we can probably all agree on at a time we have spent around a third of the year under lockdown, it is that we could all do with a vacation. And who better to do it with than the person who we (hopefully) see eye to eye more than anybody else: our partner or spouse!
Europe and North America littered with destinations that have long held the imagination of loved-up couples for their reputation for romance. Let us take a brief look at some of the most romantic destinations that you should aim to visit with your better half in 2021 once the world has regained some sense of normalcy.
1. Venice, Italy
Number one on this list will come as no surprise. The winding waterways, gondolas and picturesque bridges the give Venice its charm have long been a favorite destination for couples in love. There are no end of opportunities to spend a romantic time wandering the city’s tight streets and alleys as you watch the world go by sipping espressos in an intimate cafe.
If you want to treat your loved one to a romantic Venetian getaway, do not forget to visa applications for US citizens are set to change from 2021. You will now need to apply for the new ETIAS visa exemption scheme before you travel to gain entry on arrival.
2. Quebec City, Canada
There is something truly special about the city of Quebec. It is a unique mixture of old and new, and the fascinating legacy left over from French colonial times make it the perfect place to spend quality time with your partner. You can spend days wandering around cobblestone streets replete with quaint cafes and boutique shops as you imagine the lovers of yesteryear doing the same thing.
3. Paris, France
There are many good reasons why Paris has come to be known as “the City of Love.” From catching a show at the Moulin Rouge, embarking on cruise on a the Seine or taking in the sights of the city from atop the Eiffel Tower, Paris has all the raw ingredients for a romantic rendezvous that will have any couple basking in the light of each other’s affections.
4. Napa, CA, USA
Nothing gets the romantic juices flowing better than a bottle of sensual red wine. Perhaps this is why the Napa Valley in Northern California has emerged as one of the most desired destinations for couples in love in the last few years. There are plenty of fantastic places to stay in an idyllic setting of vineyards and rolling hills that are perfect for a secluded getaway.
If you are planning on visiting from Europe or the UK, make sure that you organize your ESTA visa before you arrive in the US if you want to avoid any major rows and finger-pointing when you are refused at immigration.
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Everyone should go to Amsterdam at least once in their life. With its cobbled streets arranged in concentric circles around its breathtakingly beautiful canals that hark back to a bygone age, it is no surprise that the city has become a favorite destination for honeymoons and romantic escapes. There is simply no chance that you and your partner can fail to be enthused by the charm and passion that seep through the very fabric of this most enchanting of European cities.
6. La Paz, Mexico
La Paz may not be on most people’s bucket lists of places to visit in Mexico, but perhaps it should be. While the capital of Baja California is much quieter and less remarkable than the better known holiday resort of Los Cabos, there is little more romantic than swimming with the whale sharks and seals that can be found a stone’s throw from the city’s downtown area.
7. Istanbul, Turkey
Whether Istanbul is technically in Europe or Asia is up for debate. What is not up for debate, however, is the city’s suitability for a romantic vacation. You and your partner cannot fail to be enchanted in this melting pot of art and culture. Istanbul is so vibrant that it is certain to incite your passions and renew the flame of your relationship so much that you will definitely come back for more at some point in the future.
Both North America and Europe are full of first-rate destinations for a romantic weekend away with that special person. Hopefully, this article will have inspired you to plan a surprise trip away for the person you care most about sometime in the near future!