10 of the most romantic places in the world

The Mühlesteg Love Lock bridge, Zurich, Switzerland
The Mühlesteg Love Lock bridge, Zurich, Switzerland
Photo: Kim Hull © Chasing Light Media

Strolling along, hand in hand, sharing thoughts against a backdrop of exceptional beauty, the magic of life seems to sparkle. Stopping at a café, you savor both the cuisine and the company as the world moves by. Afterwards, a secluded hotel room and a bottle of bubbles await your return, where you’ll reflect on the events of the day and discuss what adventures are in store for the next.

Are you in a historic city? On an island? At a ski resort? Visiting a quaint seaside village? It could be anywhere – what makes a spot truly romantic is sharing the experience with someone you love.

While the world is full of many romantic places, some are steeped in love and romanticism. Here are our top ten places to fall in love all over again…

1. Venice

Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy
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With its romantic canals, narrow bridges, winding pathways and stunning beauty, Venice is the perfect place to lose yourself in the charm of the city and each other.

2. Paris

Paris, France
Paris, France
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Paris is a city for love. From a walk along the Champs-Élysées, to sipping a glass of wine or coffee at a sidewalk café , to taking a Bateau Mouche along the Seine – Paris is a timeless beauty, where love is always in the air.

3. San Francisco

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco
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With breathtaking views, natural beauty, and colorful scenes that inspire romance, San Francisco earns its place as one of the most romantic cities in the world.

Lovely things to do in the city by the bay? Wander the streets of Chinatown, dine on artisanal food, head to Sonoma for wine tasting, or take a sunset cruise and share a kiss as the day disappears behind the Golden Gate Bridge.

4. Bora Bora

Bora Bora
Bora Bora
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Relaxing together on the deck of your overwater bungalow in Bora Bora with a glass of wine in your hand as you gaze out at the serene waters of the South Pacific is sheer tranquility and the perfect place to once again steal each other’s heart.

One of the most popular honeymoon destinations in the world, Bora Bora is an enchanting destination for lovers to relax in paradise.

5. Zürich

Zurich, Switzerland
Zürich, Switzerland
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Picture-perfect Zürich, with its medieval cathedrals, cobblestone streets, quaint shops and excellent restaurants, is an ideal setting for a romantic getaway.

Quiet and pristine, Zürich will inspire romance as you explore Old Town, share a cocktail next to the The Limmat, stroll around Lake Zürich, or indulge in some world-famous chocolate.

6. Aspen

Aspen, Colorado
Aspen, Colorado
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What’s more romantic than sipping a glass of Champagne next to a roaring fire as the snow gently falls outside? For that fireplace to be in one of the most romantic destinations in the world, Aspen.

After a fabulous day on the slopes, take a casual walk through downtown, stopping for a cocktail or two and some extraordinary shopping. Then, it’s on to dinner in one of Aspen’s fine restaurants, followed by a nightcap by the fire, ending a perfectly dreamy day for two.

7. St. Barths

Saline Beach, Saint Barths
Saline Beach, Saint Barths
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Stunningly beautiful and luxurious, St. Barths is home to secluded beaches, exclusive hotels, gourmet restaurants and unforgettable sunsets.

For couples seeking a captivating getaway, St. Barths’ turquoise waters, white sand beaches, and peaceful setting creates quintessential romance in the islands.

8. Antwerp

Antwerp, Belgium
Antwerp, Belgium
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Wandering Antwerp’s narrow cobbled streets in the shadow of baroque buildings and majestic architecture, lovers will be delighted by its unmatched beauty.

Sample chocolates or waffles, take an evening stroll by the Scheldt River, people watch in one of the city’s delightful squares, and, if your sweetheart needs a new bauble, Antwerp has been the largest diamond center in the world for over five centuries.

9. Carmel by the Sea

Carmel by the Sea
Carmel by the Sea
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Located at a perfect location where land meets sea, Carmel is a beautiful town filled with cafes, restaurants, galleries, boutiques, spas and small, luxurious hotels that will inspire romance and capture your heart.

10. Rome

Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy
Castel Sant’Angelo, Rome, Italy
Photo: Greg K. Hull © Chasing Light Media

It’s hard not to feel in love in Rome. Surrounded by charming piazzas, splendid fountains, historic ruins, and breathtaking views, Rome is without a doubt one of the most romantic spots on the planet.

The perfect ending to any day in Rome will find you on a bridge over the Tiber viewing the dome of St Peter’s Basilica and Castel Sant’Angelo as the sun sets on the Eternal City.

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