Romantic Getaways

Cue up the violins, scatter the rose petals, pop a bottle of bubbly, and get ready to plan some romantic getaways. For couples at the beginning of a relationship, a weekend away can be an important opportunity to learn more about (and to see how long you can stand) one another. For couples deep into a partnership, romantic holidays offer an equally important occasion to switch gears, recharge, and realign. There are as many different styles of romance as there are kinds of couples: some may prefer an active and adventurous weekend in the woods, others a cosmopolitan jaunt to a new city and its street food. Some may look for a relaxing weekend by the beach, others a bouquet of flowers and candlelit dinners in the countryside. Travel + Leisure’s writers and editors have searched the globe for the most romantic experiences, whether that’s hiking into a volcano or reserving a suite that overlooks the Eiffel Tower.Romantic PlacesUltimately, the most romantic places will be those that make you and your partner the happiest, and feature the experiences you both love best: a great restaurant, a stunning hike, a spa day, frozen margaritas at a swim-up bar, a wine tasting at a favorite vineyard, a room in a historic castle, a carriage ride through Central Park. The real romance is that you are enjoying yourselves together.Unless you prefer a country cottage or a quirky apartment rental, couples booking rooms in hotels and resorts often have the option of choosing a package deal designed for setting the mood—often by a cold bottle of champagne in your room on arrival, among other rose petal–themed surprises. Prices go up around Valentine’s Day, but otherwise deep winter and shoulder seasons in late fall and early spring will yield the best deals. Looking for a sleepy weekend in the country? A lively trip to a large city’s downtown? An opportunity to slip into your bathing suit? A chance to strap on your ski goggles? T+L has trip ideas for every taste. Check in often for the most recent news and recommendations.

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