What are some of the most romantic cities in the world? Read on for our top picks for a romantic and memorable honeymoon.
Paris is affectionately referred to as “The City of Love”; cobbled streets, bright lights and fine dining, Paris has a unique charm that appeals to many honeymooners. The Eiffel Tower, a popular proposal spot, is one of the most widely recognised romantic monuments in the world. Paris is also known for its more materialistic attractions, with chic boutiques, characterful bookshops and luxury department stores lining the streets.
Paris is also full of many other dazzling attractions, as Lonely Planet notes: “The wrought-iron spire of the Eiffel Tower piercing the clouds, the broad Arc de Triomphe guarding Paris’ most glamorous avenue, the Champs-Élysées, the gargoyled Notre Dame cathedral, lamp-lit bridges spanning the Seine and art nouveau cafes spilling on to wicker-chair-lined terraces are indelibly etched in the minds of anyone who’s visited the city – and the imaginations of anyone who hasn’t (yet). But despite initial appearances, Paris’ cityscape isn’t static: there are some stunning modern and contemporary icons too, from the inside-out, industrial-style Centre Pompidou to the mur végétal (vertical garden) gracing the striking Musée du Quai Branly.”
Lose yourself in the fairytale streets of Rome; the rows of old-world buildings, from Ancient Roman to Renaissance gems, and beautiful city sculptures make Rome a beautiful place for a romantic wander with your new husband or wife. The city is, of course, full of life, the locals are warm and animated, city life bustles with excitement, and you can spend days wandering the streets without losing interest. It’s a wonderful place for romantic meals, where you can indulge in some of the world’s best pizza, gelato and wine. Rome is also home to some incredible monuments; including the beautiful Colosseum, St Peter’s Basilica, and the Pantheon.
Venice is our second choice for a romantic getaway in Italy: colourful streets and scenic canals – it’s the perfect place for any couple hooked on culture and old world charm. Venice is also famous for its romantic gondola rides around the canals. Good food and good entertainment is also on offer – with museums, lively bars and fine dining options lining the streets. The beautiful city is also right by the coast – perfect if you’re looking for a day trip to check out the romantic scenery.
Looking for romance on the beach? Honolulu is the quintessential place for a beach honeymoon: Honolulu offers beautiful scenery, with its clear blue sea and golden sandy beaches. It’s also a fun place to pick for your romantic trip: with surfing, snorkeling, hiking and cruising all proving popular ways to make the most of the beauty of the area. There are also a colourful and lively collection of bars, restaurants and cafes – making it a great if you’re looking to enjoy yourself in the evening.