Ever wanted to find the perfect romantic getaway for you and your partner? The world is full of romantic destinations that suit any couple's needs. So whether you're looking for a secluded beach, a scenic mountain retreat, or something in between – we've got you covered! In this blog post, we will explore 15 romantic vacation spots worldwide.
1) Vineyard Getaway
One of the most romantic things you can do is spend a night in a vineyard. And there's no better place to do that than in Napa Valley, California! This world-famous wine region is home to dozens of wineries, offering unique and romantic accommodations. From cozy cottages to romantic villas, couples can choose from several romantic getaways.
If you want to experience a romantic getaway on a smaller scale than popular Napa Valley, head to the South Okanagan of British Columbia, where you will find a couple's escape like no other. The Burrowing Owl Winery Guest House is for adults only. The pool overlooks the vineyards. The restaurant serves some of the most incredible culinary delights, complete with a vintage wine list. Similar to Napa Valley, you can drink and eat your way through vineyard restaurants throughout the South Okanagan on a smaller scale.
The Douro Valley in Portugal, located an hour from Porto, offers an unbelievably beautiful landscape that you must see to believe. Endless vineyards dot the Douro Valley that offers vineyard getaways, from large luxury hotels to smaller, intimate family-run operations. Choose any of these three vineyard getaways for the utmost romantic getaway.
2) Storm Watching
A romantic seaside getaway is always memorable. There's something about spending time with your loved one by the ocean that brings out a different romantic side in us all. If you and your partner are looking for a romantic winter getaway, look no further than Tofino on Vancouver Island, where storm-watching has become a resort destination.
Many storm-watching destinations around the globe offer romantic evenings next to the fireplace while waves crash outside on the shore. If you are looking for a romantic getaway different from your typical couples escape, storm watching by the sea is a great option.
3) Ski Resort Activities
If you are looking for a romantic getaway that allows both of you to be active, consider staying at a ski resort with a popular village scene. If your partner wants to do some winter sports while you want nothing more than relaxing by the fireplace – no problem! There are ski resorts worldwide that offer romantic activities for couples.
Consider booking a dog sledding tour at sunset. There is nothing more romantic than being whisked through the forest under a starry night sky while you are snuggled up together underneath thick, cozy blankets.
In North America, some of the most romantic ski resorts offer luxurious accommodations, award-winning dining, and plenty of romantic outdoor activities to enjoy together.
4) Romantic Hawaii
Who doesn't want to spend a romantic getaway on one of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world? Hawaii is known for its lush landscapes, gorgeous beaches, and romantic resorts.
There are many options for romantic places to stay in Hawaii, from rustic cottages with lanais overlooking an ocean view to luxurious resorts with private beaches and romantic dinners for two.
Consider staying in an oceanfront villa at the Fairmont Kea Lani in Maui, where you can relax poolside by the adults-only pool, indulge in couples massages at Willow Stream Spa, or take in a romantic sunset from your private plunge pool facing the ocean.
Hawaii has a romantic getaway for you and your partner, no matter your budget or interests. Whether you want to explore the island by helicopter, go horseback riding on the beach or relax in a hammock – Hawaii is perfect for couples looking to escape together.
5) Go Ice Skating on the Iconic Lake Louise
Lake Louise, located in Banff National Park in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, is one of the most romantic destinations in North America. On Lake Louise's frozen surface, you and your partner can ice skate together while admiring some of the most incredible mountains on earth from a different perspective.
In addition to romantic getaways, winter activities at Lake Louise include skiing, snowboarding, and dog sledding tours. So if you're looking for a winter vacation with a romantic touch, look no further than this iconic Canadian location.
6) Stroll the Coastal Path in Wales
If you are looking for a romantic stroll to enjoy with your partner, the coastal path in Mumbles, Wales, is perfect. This pathway stretches along the coast of South Wales and offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.
Take the Gower Coastal Path from the romantic seaside resort of Mumbles to Langland Bay which takes about an hour to walk. Then enjoy a romantic brunch complete with celebratory mimosa at Langland's Brasserie, overlooking the ocean.
7) Festive Romance in December
If you are looking for a romantic Christmas getaway, consider one of the many festive European cities. From charming villages to world-famous metropolises, Europe has no shortage of romantic destinations in December.
The Christmas markets are always a hit with couples looking for a romantic winter escape. Wander through the stalls together while sipping on warm mulled wine and snacking on local delicacies. One of the most romantic places to visit during December is Prague, the Czech Republic, which has a gorgeous Christmas market in Old Town Square that features handmade ornaments for sale alongside traditional foods like roasted chestnuts.
8) Escape to an Overwater Bungalow
If you are looking for an ultra-romantic escape, consider staying in an overwater bungalow. These unique accommodations can be found in destinations worldwide and offer stunning views of the ocean from your bedroom.
The romantic resort of Bora Bora is another excellent destination for couples looking to enjoy an ultra-romantic escape together. This island features many romantic resorts, but the InterContinental Thalasso & Spa Resort was explicitly designed with romance in mind and offered luxurious overwater bungalows with private plunge pools.
No matter where you choose to stay, an overwater bungalow is a perfect way to enjoy a romantic getaway with your partner.
9) Western Style Romance
Are you looking for a different romantic getaway? Consider escaping to one of North America's all-inclusive dude ranches. A dude ranch can be an incredibly romantic getaway with a rustic touch in the West.
Dude ranches offer guests horseback riding, tennis, and even spa treatments – all while enjoying stunning views of Western landscapes like the Rocky Mountains or lush green valleys. Whether you choose to stay in an isolated guesthouse at a remote ranch or one of the many luxurious resorts, dude ranches offer romantic getaways for couples of all ages.
10) Historic Charleston
If you are looking for a romantic city to explore with your partner, consider Charleston, South Carolina. This charming Southern city is full of history and offers plenty of romantic activities for couples.
Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the cobblestone streets, enjoy a romantic dinner at one of the many fine restaurants like Hall's Chophouse or take a walk along the romantic Battery Park at sunset. Charleston is a romantic city with something for everyone and offers visitors a truly unforgettable experience.
11) Romantic Turquoise Lakes
If you are looking for a romantic destination with stunning natural scenery, consider a visit to a stunning turquoise lake worldwide. These incredible bodies of water offer dazzlingly blue waters that are perfect for swimming, kayaking, and paddleboarding.
One of the most romantic lakes in the world is Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Canada. Towering snow-capped peaks surround this iconic lake and offer visitors plenty of opportunities nearby for outdoor activities like hiking, skiing, and mountain biking.
Stay nearby at the world-famous Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and enjoy romantic walks along the lakeshore, or take a paddleboat out for a spin on the tranquil waters. No matter how you choose to experience it, these stunning turquoise lakes are one of the most romantic places on earth.
12) Idyllic Tuscany
If you are looking for a romantic European destination less touristy than Paris or Rome, consider visiting Tuscany in Italy. This stunning region is home to rolling hillsides covered in vineyards, olive groves, and cypress trees.
Tuscany is also home to some of the most romantic villages in the world. Spend your romantic getaway exploring the romantic streets of Siena or shopping for handmade artisanal goods at one of Tuscany's many open-air markets.
Tuscany is full of romantic activities and romantic places to stay, like castles and villas surrounded by beautiful scenery that will make your romantic trip unforgettable.
13) Historic Golf Courses
If you are looking for romantic getaways with a twist, consider visiting one of North America's historic golf courses. Many old-school country clubs still offer guests romantic rooms and suites enjoyed by celebrities and world leaders.
One romantic destination is the Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. This luxurious resort is home to the historic Greenbrier course, designed by Charles Blair Macdonald in 1914.
The resort also offers a world-class spa, championship golf, tennis facilities, and plenty of romantic activities. So whether you are a golf lover or not, a romantic getaway at The Greenbrier is sure to be unforgettable.
14) World's Most Romantic Waterfalls
If romantic getaways with stunning natural scenery are more your style, consider visiting one of the world's most romantic waterfalls. These majestic falls offer visitors spectacular views of roaring cascades, making for an unforgettable romantic trip. One waterfall that is sure to take your breath away is Niagara Falls, located on the border of Canada and the United States.
This world-famous waterfall offers visitors a variety of attractions and activities like boat tours, helicopter rides, and walking along the scenic trails that run alongside the falls. With so much to see and do, Niagara Falls is one romantic destination you will never forget.
15) Stay in a Romantic Castle
Castles have long been romantic symbols of love and luxury, so what could be more romantic than spending your vacation in one? Castles worldwide offer visitors luxurious accommodations, stunning décor, and beautiful gardens perfect for a romantic getaway.
Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York, is a stunning example of a romantic castle. This historic estate was once the private home of Otto Kahn, one of the richest men in America. Today, Oheka Castle offers guests luxurious accommodations in its 32 rooms and suites, as well as world-class amenities like an on-site spa and golf course.
Oheka Castle is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway with its romantic setting and luxurious accommodations.
Casandra is the founder of Karpiak Caravan Adventure Family Travel and a mother to two adventurous young boys. Casandra is a family-focused, adventure travel advocate. A Toronto native with Danish roots, she became an avid traveler after her first trip to Europe as a college student. Casandra's goal is to provide an educational experience for her family when she