Valentine’s Day Destinations
Valentine’s Day is the day of togetherness, when couples give each other their undivided attention. Where better to do that than on a trip together? Discover a new place and make extraordinary memories. Above all, you won’t be distracted from one another, as can be the case in day-to-day life. There is no better gift. Whether you want a pampering retreat at a spa resort, a short trip to a European city, a special experience like a safari or simply a relaxing holiday – there’s a perfect destination for every couple. Here are our favourite Valentine’s Day destinations!
Valentine’s Day Destinations Around the World
Paris is the classic Valentine’s Day destination. Beautiful cobblestone streets, small cafés and the constant small of fresh pastries make the city seem particularly romantic. As soon as the sun sets, Paris lives up to its name as the ‘City of Lights’. Countless streetlamps light up the city’s paths and invite you to take a stroll with your partner.
Must-see places for couples include the Eiffel Tower and the Pont des Arts bridge. Another great idea for an excursion is to explore some of the many museums. Paris also has accommodations to suit everyone – from luxurious hotels with wellness treatments to small, private rooms to get cosy with your partner.
Vienna is another beautiful destination for a fairy-tale day out. During the day, you can explore the city on a carriage ride, linger in one of the many little coffee houses, go ice skating and simply enjoy spending time with your partner.
For chocolate lovers, we also recommend a day at the chocolate spa. Concerts and balls take place in the evenings. What’s more, nothing could top a moonlit stroll through snow-covered Vienna. Another unique experience is the restaurant in the Viennese Giant Ferris Wheel, where you can enjoy your dinner with an indescribable view.
The capital of Great Britain has so many great places to offer, it would fill an article on its own. You could go to one of the many musicals, museums or plays, for example. You could also watch a film in one of the city’s unique cinemas. And you will find plenty of parks to walk through together, too.
Flower lovers should be sure not to miss the Kew Orchid Festival and the Columbia Road Flower Market. The highlight of the city, on Valentine’s Day especially, is a ride on the London Eye.
To round off the evening perfectly, London offers unique dining options: from small food stalls with great food to Michelin-star restaurants or a picnic during a boat trip on the Thames.
Venice and Verona
No other country is home to as many romantic places as Italy. Venice is a very picturesque setting with its red and yellow houses, small canals, and ornate buildings such as the Doge’s Palace and St. Mark’s Basilica.
Enjoy your time together on gondola rides, which are a real experience both by day and by night, and be captivated by the city’s charming bridges. Be sure not to miss the Rialto Bridge in particular.
Verona is probably the most romantic city after Paris. As the setting of Romeo and Juliet and with its dream location on Lake Garda, how could it not be? Every year for Valentine’s Day, the city centre is adorned with lots of decorations and lights. In the evenings, there are plays, concerts and dance and art events. In addition, most restaurants offer special Valentine’s Day menus, in which chocolate plays a special role.
Another highlight is the market, with a large, red, heart-shaped carpet in the centre. Around the carpet, lots of small stalls sell food and gifts.
Who wouldn’t want to spend Valentine’s Day in the flair of “1001 Nights” in luxury, wellness, and comfort? Visit private beaches, ride camels, or spend the night in four-poster beds in the desert, all while enjoying the view of sand dunes and the starry sky. Exclusive restaurants offer unique dining experiences as well. You could watch the sun set over the sea or the desert during your trip. Both sights are indescribably beautiful and very romantic!
New York is one of the most versatile cities in the world. That’s why every couple is guaranteed to find something to suit them there. You could take a walk in Central Park, visit an exclusive restaurant, experience the nightlife of Brooklyn, or go ice skating at Rockefeller Center.
And don’t miss the Empire State Building, which gets lit up with a heart on Valentine’s Day. A special idea for dinner is a boat trip in Chelsea, where you can enjoy a grand dinner with a view of the Statue of Liberty.
Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece. Its dreamlike setting of white houses, blue roofs, and colourful plants, attracts plenty of couples. The paths lead through small alleys, over rooftops, and past small boutiques and restaurants. And you can always enjoy a view of the sea. With such a backdrop, the sunsets are simply breathtaking.
Valentine’s Day Destinations in Germany
Since our travel company is based in Germany, this section is dedicated to a few of our local favourites! Germany has a great selection of romantic spots to offer, and these are a few of our top-picks.
Rügen is a German island in the Baltic Sea with a picturesque landscape of white chalk cliffs. You can take walks along the coast, use one of the islands’ many spas, and end the evening with a dinner overlooking the sea.
Juist, an island in the North Sea, feels rather secluded with its spectacular ‘White Castle by the Sea’. This hotel looks like a fairy-tale castle both from the outside and the inside. It has a fireplace bar and meals are served in a white hall. The hotel also offers a wellness area and has a glass dome with an amazing view. You can also take carriage rides and walks on the mudflats with your partner.
Heidelberg is situated in a fairy-like landscape on the Neckar. Heidelberg Castle, positioned slightly above the town, offers a great view and further enhances this impression. In addition, the ‘Gingerbread House’ tempts with gingerbread and other fresh pastries. Finally, a walk through the old town will take you past wonderful buildings.
This romantic castle is located near Frankfurt and features wellness treatments, a large pool and even its own library. Special highlights, however, are the themed restaurants with incredible views of the Rhine and the sight of the castle itself.
Wellness Valentine’s Day Destinations
Italy is also in no way inferior to other countries when it comes to wellness. In Merano in South Tyrol, there are lots of hotels with varied wellness options. Among other things, you can enjoy massages, sauna facilities, relaxation rooms and pools. A special feature is tours with a Porsche or Vespa. At night, you also have the option of sleeping under the stars.
The Maldives are known for their dreamlike, white beaches, which among the most beautiful in the world, and lots of luxurious villas. Spend the night in an overwater bungalow, for example. The glass floor and large windows facing the balcony allow for the light to come through in the most unique ways.
Wellness treatments are available on every corner, and those who want to experience something great can go on a snorkelling adventure. Or you could take a trip to the capital city Male and visiting its famous fish market and unique. Afterwards, you can enjoy the sun together on the beach.
Another dream Valentine’s Day destination with plenty of luxurious accommodations is the Bahamas. Relax on the pink and white sandy beaches, swim with the famous Bahamian pigs and round off your day with a cocktail in the sun.
Unique Valentine’s Day Destinations and Experiences
If you love chocolate, consider a stay at the Chocolate Hotel in Westerstede (Lower Saxony, Germany), where absolutely everything revolves around chocolate. Extraordinary flavours and flavour combinations are created in the hotel’s production facilities. You can also use the wellness area which offers a hot tub, massages and cosmetic treatments. Of course, they also chocolate here as well.
Stay in an igloo
Spending the night in an igloo is a unique experience. Snuggled up beneath warm blankets, you can watch the starry sky and, depending on your location, even the northern lights. Our recommendations are Gstaad, St. Moritz and Zermatt in Switzerland or, to experience the northern lights, Jukkasjärvi in Sweden.
For those wanting an adventure – how about a safari? In Botswana, you have the chance to stay in one of three tents and experience a candle-lit dinner amongst the sounds and scents of nature.
Another great place is the Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa. This luxurious resort is set amidst Africa’s wild nature. Start your day gazing at giraffes and zebras, spend some time on a safari or at the spa, then return to your private bungalow in the evening beneath a clear starry sky.
Sitting in a hot spring while it’s freezing cold outside is a very special experience for all the senses. Enjoy time with your partner and do something good for your body at the same time. You can do this at the Blue Lagoon in Iceland, for example, but also in Chile, the USA or Austria.
The world is full of romantic places, but there is no one perfect place for everyone. Each couple has their own preferences and wants to experience different things. And every place has different things to offer. So, find a Valentine’s Day destination that suits you and your interests. And don’t forget that the most important part is spending time with the person you love.