While the holidays are usually spent with family, it’s also an excellent opportunity to take a vacation with your loved one.
While traveling in summer means great weather, winter can also be exciting, too. While the weather may not be as consistent, you can take advantage of cheaper airfares and more choice when it comes to accommodation.
Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or planning on proposing, here are five of the most romantic travel destinations you could visit.
1. Paris, France
This wouldn’t be a list of the most romantic places to travel if it didn’t include the city of love itself, Paris.
There’s little else more romantic than being in Paris for the holidays – or any time of the year, for that matter. This romantic city has an endless array of things to do and see with your sweetheart.
If you’re planning on proposing to your loved one while you’re holidaying, there’s no better place to do so than Paris. Seal the deal with a beautiful cushion diamond and celebrate your engagement in one of the most beautiful cities in the world.
2. Aspen, Colorado
Aspen is a haven for ski bunnies, and it’s even more romantic with two. You can hide away for days in this Colorado mountain town, skiing the slopes or cozying up to a warm fire.
With lots of after-ski activities in the town itself to keep you entertained, there’s no end to the fun you could have with your sweetheart in the ski capital of America.
From a daily Menorah lighting to a visit to Aspen’s giant gingerbread house, you’ve got a long list of activities designed with couples in mind.
3. Levi, Finland
Levi in Finland is perhaps the best romantic destination for the holidays, period. If you and your significant other love everything that is Christmas, you’ll want to discover this holiday Christmas town.
As well as being able to tick the Northern Lights off your bucket list, you can embark on an activity that’s truly unique to Levi – a reindeer safari.
If you prefer to stay indoors, there are plenty of cozy igloos on offer, as well. There’s even husky dog sledding for those of you who are adventurous enough.
4. Kauai, Hawaii
Even just the word ‘Hawaii’ makes you think of beautiful sandy beaches, swaying palms and happy hour for two.
Kauai made it on our list of the five most romantic travel destinations because of its picturesque beauty. Otherwise known as ‘The Garden Island,’ this slice of paradise will be all you need. As long as your loved one is there, you won’t want to be anywhere else.
While visiting Hawaii in the winter is a strange thought, it could end up being the best thing you ever did. Kauai suddenly becomes more affordable, and with a reduction in foot traffic, you’ll find it easier to do all your activities together.
5. Verona, Italy
If you know anything about Verona, it’s probably that this is where Romeo and Juliet met and fell in love.
What could be better than celebrating love in a quaint Northern Italian city with your other half? With the holiday market pumping out all kinds of Italian treats, you’ll find plenty to do to take the romance up a notch in this ideal romantic travel destination.
From taking a bit of time to relax on the beaches of Kauai to exploring Levi’s Christmas wonderland, there’s no end to the romance these travel destinations will invoke in you and your significant other.
Next time you’re planning a trip, make a point of checking out a couple on the list. With everything that they have to offer, you won’t be disappointed.