5 Off-the-Beaten-Path Destinations for Your Next Romantic Getaway
Welcome back to the Starlight Series!
Even if it's not yet February, it's always a good idea to keep dreaming of the next romantic destination for you and your special someone. Whether you're celebrating a honeymoon, an anniversary, Valentine's Day, or just need a little reconnecting time, keep your love life exciting and new with an off-the-cuff destination recommendation.
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Just look at it. That architecture, those mountains, the surrounding nature---this is the destination to book when you're looking for a little spice in your adventure lives. On this picture-perfect island, there are tons of things to make it the trip of a lifetime. To get to the island, you can even take a rowboat for the adventurous couple looking for a romantic boat ride. Once you arrive, ring the wishing bell to ensure a long and happy relationship for years to come. Take a hike with incredible views, explore a castle, and indulge in local delights like Bled Cream Cake. This vacation is the storybook destination to truly live the fairy tale romance.
Discover Sintra, or the Moon Hill, and bask in the incredible beauty of the surrounding nature with your loved one. Historic and scenic, this is the perfect location for those couples looking for a leisurely getaway. Stroll along ancient alleyways, hand in hand, stumbling upon local shops and restaurants along the way. Make your way to the botanical Pena Park before ascending to a romantic view of the city below. It may even be the ideal location for a proposal. Plan around local festivities and come in time for a festival to enjoy the mountain in a whole new way!
When you think "beach vacation," Asia may not be the first thing you think of. However, Thailand's clear blue waters, surrounding dense forests, and amazing food make it an ideal hidden gem of a beach getaway. Explore the mostly-untouched paradise of Railay beach, surrounded by cliffs, rent a boat with a guide to explore surrounding islands, and visit forest national parks. Combining the natural beauty of the country with cultural beauty, try visiting a cave temple at Wat Tham Sua. Pair these adventures with hot springs, historic towns, and spas, and you have a romantic beach getaway with a twist of exotic adventure.
Quebec City, Quebec
If you and your significant other are more of city explorers, try a new city instead of Chicago or New York. Quebec City is a gorgeous Canadian city filled with history dating back to the 1600s. Such romantic architecture is a much different background for a city than skyscrapers and makes for a beautiful getaway to spend with your loved one. The pictures will come out just as beautiful as the scenery. Outside of the amazing architecture and history, explore Montmorency Falls and take the gondola while you're at it, where you will enjoy a panoramic view of the city and falls. There's no better place to hold hands than gazing out from an incredible view. For the snowbirds, consider planning your vacation around winter and even stay in North America's only ice hotel!
This archipelago located off of East Africa is composed of 115 of the most beautiful islands in the world. For the luxury travelers reading, this vacation can run a bit on the pricey side, but it's more than worth it to enjoy a secluded, intimate getaway nestled away in paradise. The Seychelles Islands host pristine waters, species exclusive to the islands, and experiences suited with couples in mind. Enjoy spas and resorts during this bucket-list location getaway and experience exclusive luxury on an island retreat like you never have before.
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Until then, toodles!