Melanie Danko | Jul 22, 2020
Even if you don’t have a significant other, these romantic escapes are also the perfect place to fall in love. From cityscapes to tropical retreats or active adventures to quiet relaxations, there’s a getaway out there for you.
From romantic sunrises 10,000 feet about sea level at Mt. Haelkala’s summit to enjoying couples' massages and pampering at one of the island's many beautiful resorts, there’s no shortage of romantic experiences to be a part of in the serene Maui, Hawaii. Maui makes a perfect dream vacation for you and your partner, with beautiful beaches, hidden waterfalls, and breathtaking landscapes. For the more adventurous types, you can tour the island on horseback, by helicopter, or even sail through some of Maui’s most majestic forests on a zip line.
Ah, Paris, je t’aime! Paris is affectionately known as “the City of Love” for a multitude of reasons. Many couples take the trip to the French city on their honeymoon, partly because of the city's reputation sparking romance, and partly to hear French, the language of love, spoken in its homeland. Of course, dreamy strolls along the Siene and embraces by the Eiffel tower are musts. Want to experience authentic culture? Try taking a trek to the Louvre. If you’re willing to venture just outside the city and a train ride away, visit the beautiful Palace of Versailles, where you can wander through the gardens and soak up the luxurious lifestyles of French royalty.
This unique and intoxicating city in Italy is known for its romance, but have some foresight and plan ahead, particularly during tourist season! I promise you, it is well worth it. Take a famed gondola ride and be serenaded as you stroll through the city’s beautiful canal promenades. Venice is a beautiful place to capture both romantic photos and memories that will last a lifetime. While Venice is bustling and bumping with crowds during the day (which certainly can feel a bit claustrophobic for some), the city transforms into a soothing and relaxing sight after nightfall.
Seeking a destination where luxury, privacy, and peace are the cornerstones of the experience? Look no further than the calm, crystal-clear waters in Riviera Maya, Mexico. Known for their beautiful resorts that act as calming retreats, you and your partner can find exactly what you need to relax in Riviera Maya. Enjoy being pampered at a resort (which, like Catalonia Royal Tulum, are often adults-only) that offers privacy, beautiful scenery, and views across the Caribbean.
Okay, yes, I’m just a tiny bit biased here. As a former resident of Manhattan, I’ve been exposed to all the romantic (and not so romantic) parts of the city. However, if you’re an urbanite at heart, and enjoy the bustle of a big city, there is no a hub of romantic restaurants, gorgeous venues, and sights to visit here. Book a room at one of the many famous hotels such as the Plaza or Waldorf-Astoria to kick off your romantic stay. Stroll through Central Park, visit the top of the Empire State Building (Sleepless in Seattle style), attend a ballet (or Fashion Week if you’re a stylish set) at Lincoln Center, explore the High Line, and have breakfast at Tiffany’s. Yes, it sounds a little bit cliché, and your New Yorker friends will certainly lovingly tease you for the touristy choices, but don't let that keep you from enjoying the fairy tale parts of New York, with or without a partner.
Full of a host of romantic resorts and getaways, Bora-Bora is an exotic, quiet, natural setting to escape with your paramour. Bora-Bora is often regarded as one of the most beautiful island paradises in the world. This hidden jewel of an island is located in French Polynesia. Many hotels are built right on the bright and beautiful turquoise waters, so you feel as though you are right in the middle of the ocean. Bora-Bora is a place to relax, and part of the experience is mellowing out and soaking up the restorative and serene environment in paradise. Be sure to turn your gazes upwards in the evening; you’ll never see stars quite the same way as you can here.
Melanie Danko joined the Seven Corners team in August 2016. She is curious about exploring the world and has a passion for writing and hearing other peoples’ stories. In her free time, you can find her spending time with friends and family (including her mutt, Drake ... yes, named after the singer).