The World’s Most Romantic Destinations… Chosen By You!

Where are the world’s most romantic destinations? I asked, YOU answered!

Where are the world’s most romantic destinations? I asked, YOU answered!

By in Belgium, Czech Republic, Ireland, Italy, Kristina, List, Netherlands, South Carolina, USA, Valentine's Day, Wales on February 14, 2016
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Happy Valentine’s Day! While I could go on and on about the commercialization of love and how much sub par chocolates we all buy on this day, I’ll save my cynicism and instead treat you to something a little nicer. Hehe.

As I’ll be celebrating Single’s Awareness Day this year, I thought I’d ask our Facebook followers and friends where the most romantic places they’ve ever been were. From personal hideaways in hometowns to the ever stunning Paris, there was a wide range of what people thought of as romantic. Here’s some of the choices from you all on the most romantic places in the world!


Unsurprisingly a number of you mentioned Venice. It’s one of those places that you think can’t live up to the centuries of hype it’s got, but no… it really can. It’s an exquisite place that instantly captures your heart. A sunset walk along the canals is very romantic.

Dingle Ireland 2011 (1)
Photo Credit: Jacquelynn

“The southwest coast of Ireland, especially near the Dingle Peninsula. It’s breathtakingly beautiful and wild and unsullied by touristy stuff.” – Jacquelynn

Charleston's pace
Photo Credit: Daniela Duncan

“Charleston. In the early part of our relationship, my husband and I stayed there at our friend’s house. I’ve never been so wooed by the explanation of Civil War history in the city, including the details of battles as I was by the fireplace, whilst the Christmas tree twinkled, and Hootie and the Blowfish played. Fond memories…and the feel of the old house. Still one of my treasured moments.” – Carlina

North Wales
Photo Credit: Anthony Hollins

“There are areas of rural North Wales where the world and all its problems seem a million miles away, where the natural beauties of this planet are close and immediate and real, and where happiness and contentment soak into your soul from the surroundings. Romance – in the broadest and most fundamental meaning of the term – is in the very fabric of these places, in the earth and the air, in the water and the mountains.” – Bert


“I personally think Prague is the most romantic place I’ve been too. I used to cross Charles bridge every night, under the winter sky and stars, and love it. That was 18 years ago and in a month I’ll get to share it with my husband.” – Magaly

Canal evening view
Photo Credit: Serena Davis

“The canals in Amsterdam.” – Scott, “Amsterdam for me.” – Kurt

Montalcino, Tuscany.
Photo Credit: Marius Roman

“Most cities and towns in Italy especially in Tuscany, but also Sicily… There are way too many to name.” – Gabrielle, “Tuscany.” – Elizabeth

Belgium - Little Venice Corner in Bruge
Photo Credit: Jacob Surland

“Bruges, Belgium. It’s a very silly place.” – Lyndsay


So what I gathered from everyone is that to be romantic, a place should have canals. I must say, I agree.  Do you?

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!


Kristina is an ardent traveler and has been to over 48 countries and has no plans to stop. She taught English in a small fishing city in Japan for a year, volunteered on an archaeological dig on an Iron Age site in Israel, drove 10,000 miles in a 1994 Corsa from London to Ulaanbataar for charity, and accidentally fell in love with K-pop in Seoul. It’s been a wild ride.
  1. Reply

    I agree, I live in Amsterdam and it is a very romantic city. Canals or water is a must. I would also add Stockholm to the list with its beautiful island its built on.

    1. Reply

      Oooh, have never been to Stockholm, but it looks gorgeous!

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        it is, its my hometown.

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        It will come a post in a few weeks when I been there. 🙂

  2. Reply

    These are lovely destinations. My favourites are Venice, Paris and of course Switzerland. Though entire Switzerland is a romantic dream come true, I love Lucerne.

    • yogawinetravel
    • December 7, 2016

    Prague and Sicily are high up on my bucket list – I’ve heard nothing but good things! Can’t believe it’s nearly Valentine’s Day 2017…good thing this list is evergreen! 😉

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    Ha ha that is a good conclusion… place should have canals to be a romantic destination. Bruges is the best of the lot here.

    • neha
    • February 15, 2017

    Interesting post. I have not explored Europe yet so can’t give a verdict. But I am headed to Paris, Venice, Amsterdam soon. Wanted to include Bruges as well as I have heard a lot about it’s beauty but couldn’t on this trip.

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