Big cities sing the siren song that lures romantics into their hearts. Between the hustle and bustle of a city, there’s something almost magical about a quiet dinner with a lover, romantic music to set the mood, and the twinkle of the city lights. Whether you are planning a trip with your lover or are planning a trip to find love, there is no denying that Paris, Venice, Sydney, Montreal, and San Antonio are five of the most romantic cities in the world.
Top 5 Most Romantic Cities:
- San Antonio
Paris itself is almost synonymous with “love” – but for good reason! The beautiful Paris, with its lush gardens and trimmed walkways, is the epitome of a romantic city. Between the plethora of world-class museums, art galleries, and marvelous restaurants, there is never a shortage of French-inspired dates. Stroll along the Seine River as you browse through street vendor art and listen to the bells of Cathedrals ring throughout the city. Grab a Monte Cristo or a Nutella crepe from a street cart and dine together under the Eiffel Tower. For a truly French dinner, feed each other Fondue and then head to a show at the iconic Moulin Rouge. Lovers, who visit Paris, often leave a padlock on bridges to “seal” their love. The multitude of padlocked-bridges is enough proof that this city is chosen by millions of lovers every year.
- Plenty of cultural activities for dates
- Top cuisine
Italy knows love; from giving the world some of the most romantic love songs to inspiring romance with vino and an opera, most Italian cities are perfect destinations for lovers, but Venice tops the Italian list. Narrow alleys, hidden bridges, and quiet piazzas make exploring this city seem like a magical journey through time. Sneak away to the piazza San Marco and get cozy with a cappuccino at the intimate counter in the back of the cafe. After a day of exploring, relax and enjoy a gondola ride throw the canals as the gondolier serenades you and your love.
- Romantic walkways
- Gondola rides
- Quiet piazzas
Sydney offers the best of all worlds to lovebirds who visit this city Down Under: from the nearby Blue Mountains, to snorkeling in the world’s most renowned reef, to wineries, a date in Sydney is nothing short of astonishing. Gaze at the harbor as you picnic in the Royal Botanic Garden. A day in Sydney doesn’t end when the sun sets on the beaches; Sydney has it’s own nightlife to rival that of any other big city. Unique to Sydney is the St. George Open Air Cinema; against the backdrop of the harbor, cuddle up under the stars and watch a movie together.
- Beautiful beaches
- World famous wineries
While Paris is the obvious romantic city, not everyone can make it across the pond for a romantic honeymoon or getaway. Fear not! Montreal brings a little dose of Parisian love to this side of the Atlantic. French street signs create a European atmosphere while the smells of typical Montreal food (like poutine!) waft onto the cobblestoned streets dotted with parks and cafes. The nightlife, just like Paris, is thriving. Even in winter, this Northern city holds on to its romantic title. Dance with your lover in the snow during Montreal’s own Igloofest.
- Diverse nightlife
- Delicious foods
- Plenty of parks and cafes
The American Southwest might not be the first setting you picture when you hear “romantic” but San Antonio proves itself to be a top contender for one of the most romantic cities on the earth. Spend a day exploring one of the wineries in the Texas Hill Country, refresh yourself with a couples massage at one of the many spas in San Antonio, and eat at a café along the famed River Walk. The San Antonio Botanical Garden makes a perfect backdrop for a proposal! With a multitude of theatres and theme parks, there is a little of something for every couple who visits San Antonio.
- Sunny weather
- Several high-end spa resorts
- Wineries, theme parks, and theatres to entertain everyone
As you consider your next vacation destination, consider one of these romantic cities. The world is filled with romantic places, but we’re confident these exciting locales will capture your heart.