The World’s 10 Most Romantic Cities

There are plenty of romantic cities to visit in every corner of the world. Whether you are looking to spark a fire, rekindle a flame, or celebrate a longtime love, these cities have proven to be romantic. So, explore our list, pick your favorites, and start planning a trip today.

Kyoto, Japan

 

Kyoto, Japan

 

 

A tranquil destination brimming with amazing loveliness at every turn, Kyoto’s gardens are often some of the most beautiful areas to experience. You will find cherry blossom trees, flowers, and also open spaces for a relaxing picnic. The greenhouse is perfect for sharing with that special someone.

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Buenos Aires, Argentina

 

Buenos Aires is a beautiful, multicultural city with a mix of European elegance and Latin American seduction. Be sure to visit La Boca, a colorful area within the city. This is where the tango was created and you can also experience a tango class or two to gain the full experience. Meander through the streets to marvel at the eclectic architecture, find a park bench and enjoy the company of your loved one. Later in the evening, find a lively bar and dance the night now that you’ve learned the tango.

Marrakech, Morocco

 

Marrakech, Morocco

 

This Moroccan city has several adventures that will enchant any lovestruck couple. From exploring the markets to watching snake charmers to taking refuge in charming boutique hotels known as riads, Marrakech’s landscape is breathtaking with palm trees. You will also love the views of the majestic Atlas Mountains plus the incredible Sahara Desert.

Bruges, Belgium

 

Bruges, Belgium

 

Walking into Bruges is like stepping into a real-life fairy tale. Romance is around every corner of this magical village whose medieval historical center is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Thirteenth century cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque buildings housing boutiques, more than 50 chocolate shops, and eateries offering exquisite fare including the traditional Belgian Waffle. Top off your stay with an exquisite few of the village with a 366 step climb up the historic Belfry.

Québec City, Canada

 

Québec City, Canada

 

The landmark Fairmont Le Château Frontenac looks like a fortress guarding Quebec City, a spot that definitely puts the “French” in French-Canadian. Considered the oldest European settlement on the continent, Quebec overlooks the majestic St. Lawrence River and is packed with boutique and luxury hotels. Meander in and out of trendy shops and jazz bars or go ice skating at the outdoor rink at Palais Montcalm. Afterwards, warm up with hearty Québécois cuisine or the province’s famous greasy spoon-style poutine.

Salzburg, Austria

 

Salzburg, Austria

 

Salzburg is as storied as it is picturesque. With thousands of years of musical history, the operas, musicals, and concerts hosted in the city will make your heart sing. Tour Schloss Mirabell which is a 17th-century palace with the famous Marble Hall.  You might also enjoy the Baroque-style Mirabell Gardens which features the Pegasus Fountain and Rose and Dwarf Gardens. The Renaissance-style Schloss Hellbrunn houses the gazebo that wooed many a lover in the Sound of Music. Climb to the cliff-top fortress, Festung Hohensalzburg, to see the glimmering city lights below.

Rome, Italy

 

Rome, Italy

 

It is no wonder why Rome is one of the most romantic cities in the world, as it is brimming with old-world charm. Stroll along the streets hand in hand with a loved one and take in all the beautiful architecture before slipping into a gelateria for some incredible gelato. The Borghese Gardens, with its lush landscapes, is a wonderful place to relax with your special someone. Enjoy art from masters like Bernini, Raphael, and Caravaggio in the Borghese Gallery. Experience the classic architectural sites like the Basilica Santa Maria, Sistine Chapel, Pantheon and also the Colosseum. Gather by one of Rome’s many fountains to throw coins as you make a wish. You will also want to share gelatos and sip cappuccinos in the middle of beautiful piazzas.  All while walking past three thousand years of history.

 

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

 

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

 

Drive through redwood forests or winding vineyards to get to Carmel-by-the-Sea’s picturesque cliffs dotted with cottages and isolated beaches. This Northern California coastal town will feed your soul. Truly for the quaint of heart, you won’t find much in the way of street signs, traffic lights, or billboards to distract from the natural scenery. Go for a drive along the rugged coast to discover tasty bistros, cool boutiques, and petite wineries. Then celebrate the end of a perfect day by watching the sun set over the Pacific Ocean.

Paris, France

 

Paris, France

 

Paris is never short on beauty, history, or diversions for even the most discerning couple. It really is a city for lovers, for strolls along the Seine, sipping coffee at a café, and for picture-perfect moments in romantic neighborhoods like Montmartre. Then there’s the Champs Elysees, the Eiffel Tower lit up at night, and the many gardens like the Jardin du Luxembourg. In Paris, love is in the air everywhere you look around.

Venice, Italy

 

Venice, Italy

 

Winding waterways and pastel piazzas make Venice an obvious choice for one the world’s most romantic cities. Cruise the canals by water taxi or take it slow on a tranquil gondola past the Bridge of Sighs. Visit the island of Murano to learn the history of the city’s stunning glassworks and find your own favorite charming spot to share a pizza and watch the watercolor sunset reflecting over the canals.

From exquisite view spots, lush gardens, to quaint buildings and streets, love is in the air with these romantic destinations. So, grab your sweetheart and explore a city filled with adventure and wonder.

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