Romance shouldn’t only be celebrated on February 14. Take your special someone on the trip of a lifetime where you can rekindle your love and make new experiences together. Here are our favorite romantic places in Europe to visit anytime of year.
Whether you’re looking for relaxing sandy beaches or a secluded mountain escape, Tuscany has what you’re looking for. Located in central Italy, it is best known for its landscapes, history, art and cuisine. Therefore, Tuscany is perfect for the culturally-aware couple looking to experience one of the most influential regions in the world. Take your valentine on a food tour (or two), heat things up in the kitchen with a cooking class, relax in hot springs, soak up the Italian sun along the beach or simply take in the countryside with a private driver or even on the back of a Vespa.
Indulge yourself and your significant other with a romantic getaway to one of the most beautiful places in the world. The Amalfi Coast is the ultimate romantic destination with boat trips, mouthwatering restaurants and scenic views that you can’t experience anywhere else in the world. For example, you can explore local seaside towns, sunbathe along the Mediterranean Sea or take a hike in Positano to see the best views of the Amalfi Coast.
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Glijufrabui Waterfall, Iceland
Secretly tucked inside a gorge, Glijufrabui Waterfall is a literal hidden gem of Iceland. Despite being located only 150 meters from the popular Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Glijufrabui has successfully stayed below the radar. Couples will enjoy escaping to this intimate hideaway, experiencing the powerful falls. It’s likely that you’ll get soaked through from the rushing water, so make sure to pack waterproof clothing! February is also the ultimate time of the year to spot the Northern Lights in Iceland.
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When you think of romantic places in Europe, you probably think of Paris. What could be better than exploring the “City of Love” with your true love? It’s rumored that romance blossoms here as much as the buds on the trees in spring. From intimate cruises down the Seine River, picnics in the park beneath the Eiffel Tower and cozy stays in French chateaux, there are no limits to what you and yours can do together in this beautiful city.
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Fairy Pools in Isle of Skye, Scotland
The Isle of Skye in Scotland, included among Travel + Leisure’s “Best Islands in Europe,” offers a picturesque landscape complete with hiking trails, scenic backdrops and tranquility. The crystal clear waters of the Fairy Pools only add to this romantic experience – you can even swim if you are brave enough to face the cold waters.
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The Cotswolds, England
Located in England, the Cotswolds are rolling hills that evoke the most familiar and cozy feelings. It has been named as one of the most romantic places in the world, and with good reason. Whether you’re looking to experience romance walking through the countryside, dining at an intimate restaurant or staying in a cozy, secluded cottage, The Cotswolds has everything you need to enjoy a snug and private getaway with your significant other.
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Barafundle Bay, Wales
Full of romantic charm, Barafundle Bay in Pembrokeshire, Wales is perfect for a couple’s escape. Its rugged coastline offers secluded views unmatched anywhere else in the world, and in the off-season (hint: February), you’ll be able to enjoy the local pubs, tiny villages and prime beaches without the crowds.
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