What better way to treat your loved one than with a romantic weekend away? Whether it be a holiday for two to celebrate a birthday or anniversary or a spontaneous gesture to show your special someone just how much they mean to you, there are a whole host of exciting and diverse city breaks to choose from.
With many of them offering a unique range of fascinating sites and captivating attractions, our weekend getaways are sure to leave a lasting impression as well as some lifelong memories with your other half.
Feel the Sparks Fly
If it’s full blown, movie-inspired romance you seek then there is no better place to head than the City of Love. Paris is world renowned for its romantic atmosphere and is home to some iconic sites which will only add to your romantic weekend getaways in the French capital. Marvel at the sheer majesty of the Eiffel Tower or wander the charming streets, venturing in and out of various museums and art galleries before indulging in a delicious evening meal together – bon appetit!
Another city boasting endless beauty, charm and allure is Venice. A popular choice for couples holidays, this Italian gem offers a plethora of things to do in a stunning setting. The many winding canals and waterways make for an enchanting arena from which to woo your partner. Take a gondola ride for the ultimate Venice-experience and be sure to sample the local gelato which makes for a tasty treat at the end of an eventful day.
If it’s luxurious sweets that appeal to you then Bruges is sure to tick all the boxes for your romantic weekend getaways. Perfect for any chocoholics out there, this city is home to some phenomenal chocolatiers making some of the best, mouth-watering Belgian chocolate around. The area oozes a fairy-tale feel, with medieval architecture and quaint eateries scattered around, so you are sure to feel like a prince and princess in this winsome city.
Fun in the Sun
Barcelona is an attractive choice for couples seeking splendour and culture with the added bonus of year-round warm temperatures. Discover the grand Sagrada de Familia and explore the streets in search of some fine Gaudi architecture which is both fascinating and majestic in a most individual way. Foodies will also love the local cuisine here, take your date out for a sumptuous dinner to sample some of Spain’s most delectable dishes – what’s not to love?
From its historic sites to its stunning landscapes, the Eternal City is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic weekend away with your partner. Discover the awe-inspiring Colosseum and magnificent Pantheon, or toss a coin into the famous Trevi Fountain to ensure your return – Rome is ideal for couples seeking adventure and discovery in breath-taking surroundings full of character and captivating stories from the past.
Italy’s capital isn’t the only city worth considering when choosing a romantic retreat. Milan may be the ticket when it comes to extravagance and style – labelled one of the most fashionable destinations on the globe, you could be onto a winner when surprising your partner to a getaway here! As well as boasting a spectacular shopping scene, Milan also hosts a wealth of history and culture which can be explored through its many museums and theatres as well as the unmissable Duomo di Milano, Milan’s Cathedral, – a truly sensational sight.
A Whole New World
For more alternative romantic weekend getaways you may need to think outside the typical ‘romantic’ box a little. Though many may envision igloos and huskies pulling sleds when Iceland is mentioned, capital city Reykjavik is actually one of the most romantic places around. Not only does it emanate a raw, naturally picturesque landscape of sweeping vistas and peaceful lakes but it is also the perfect location from which to witness the phenomena of the Northern Lights at certain times throughout the year.
On the other hand, if it’s a vibrant city break you desire then Amsterdam will not disappoint. Take your partner on a trip of discovery through Amsterdam’s many museums including Anne Frank’s House which is both fascinating and insightful, a truly eye-opening experience. The pretty canals that wind among the city streets here really help set a scene for passion, you can even take a boat ride or intimate dinner cruise which is sure to go down well with your other half during your romantic weekend away.