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Romantic Getaways to See & Be Seen!

By Moriah Hurston








We all know the popular destinations for the romantic traveler––Paris, France, being at the top of most people’s lists––but this planet has much more to offer in terms of beautiful destinations that could spice up our love lives. Whether you crave the verdant landscapes of Africa, the cultural treasures of Europe, or the enormous variety of activities in North American cities, there is much more to romantic travel that may be surprising to some.

Pemba Island, Tanzania
Pemba Island, Tanzania
Pemba Island is the northernmost island in the Zanzibar archipelago. Zanzibar attracts most of the tourists, giving Pemba Island a more serene atmosphere. With beautiful coral reefs in a seascape perfect for scuba-diving and hilly terrain ideal for mountain-biking, Tanzania is an incredibly exotic and exciting destination for lovers.

www.themantaresort.com

Sedona, Arizona
Sedona, Arizona
Home of the red stone formations jutting upward from the desert floor, Sedona resembles a fairytale land. Sedona not only offers breathtaking canyon views and the shimmering waters of Oak Creek Canyon, it also provides intimate hideaways, fine dining and adventurous tours by jeep. With sunny skies for more than 300 days out of the year, who could ask for more?

www.visitsedona.com

Austin, Texas
Austin, Texas
Perfect spring weather with fields of Texas bluebonnets, Austin, Texas, is unlike anything you could imagine. People of all kinds flock to drift downstream by means of paddleboard or canoe in the capital city, centered on Lady Bird Lake (also known as Town Lake). Austin is the perfect getaway for couples who love the outdoors as well as a friendly atmosphere.

www.austintexas.org

Paso Robles, California
Paso Robles, California
Located in the Santa Lucia Mountains, Paso Robles is known for its rolling hills and hospitality. This romantic getaway spot is perfect for couples to enjoy an afternoon bike-ride through expansive vineyards, wine-tasting or an intimate cultural treat at one of the renowned restaurants in Paso Robles.

www.travelpaso.com

San Sebastian, Spain
San Sebastian, Spain
San Sebastian still boasts a posh and sophisticated style with its classic 19th-century architecture and world-class dining. With one of the most beautiful urban beaches in Europe, San Sebastian is the most majestic city on the Cantabrian Sea.

www.sansebastianturismo.com

Galway, Ireland
Galway, Ireland
This city in West Ireland gives off a warm atmosphere with its traditional pubs, music and welcoming natives. Birthplace of the Claddagh ring, which is a symbol of love, loyalty, and friendship, Galway offers a spectacular view of its rugged scenery, old-fashioned cottages and dreamy views over the Galway Bay.

www.galwaytourism.ie

Winelands, South Africa
Winelands, South Africa
Offering a lush, scenic view, excellent wine-tastings and fine dining right on the wine farmlands, the Winelands make a sublime vacation spot. Bike or hike through the spectacular mountainous regions or stroll through historic towns along streets of quaint boutiques, restaurants and other vibrant attractions.

www.winelands.co.za

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Santo Domingo is the ideal place to go to for that mid-millennium architectural feel. The capital of the Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo holds some of the oldest buildings in the Caribbean, dating back to the 1500s. Live, traditional music played over a candlelight dinner in the public square and a moonlight stroll on the cobblestone streets screams the perfect getaway.

www.santodomingotourism.com

Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh, Scotland
If you’re looking for a quieter, more intimate locale to visit in the U.K., Edinburgh is the place. Castles, lit by candles and lanterns, sprawled throughout the evergreen hills give a magical atmosphere to the winding lands. Less bustle through the town allows for the more intimate quality time for much deserving couples.

www.visitscotland.com

Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia
Known for its magnolia blossoms and oak trees covered in Spanish moss, manicured parks and horse-drawn carriages that pass by antebellum architecture, Savannah is the ideal place for that taste of southern charm you’ve been dreaming of. This site is a muse for many accomplished creators, artists, musicians and writers who have long been fans of the jewel box squares and seductive coastlines.

www.visitsavannah.com



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