Regardless of how many times you’ve gone on a trip while you were single, there is something beautiful – and unique – about traveling with someone you are head over heels in love with. Not only can you have someone with whom you can explore the most romantic sites in the world, but also finally put that “do not disturb” sign to use. Other than that, traveling is an excellent way to forget about the world’s worries and explore your relationship on a deeper level. From strolling along the streets of a newly found destination, trying out adventurous sports, immersing yourselves in the history and culture of a beautiful place, there is a lot you can do while holding hands.
So with that in mind, what are some of the most breathtaking places every couple should visit?
Listed below are all the best destinations you need to pack your bags and book your tickets for:
# Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA
There is nothing more mesmerizing than spending time with your significant other surrounded by the beauty of the mountains. In Great Smoky Mountains National Park there is so much you can do. The perfect way to kick off your trip is by doing breakfast at the most famous pancake house in town – the Pancake Pantry. However, it would help if you prepared a list of to-do things so that you may indulge in the finest natural beauty there is. First things first, look up online for fun things near the Smoky Mountains or white water rafting TN and enjoy the tempting options while you’re at it. After that, you can take a walk through downtown Gatlinburg, rent a cabin, go horseback riding, hiking, and finally, call it a day by relaxing at the Gatlinburg’s honeymoon cabin.
With so much wanderlust and activities, it’s no secret that Gatlinburg is one of the most incredible places for a romantic escape in Tennessee.
# Kauai, Hawaii
Kauai, also known as the Garden Island, is the ideal place for when you want to get away from it all! It has everything: secluded beaches, incredible waterfalls, unforgettable resorts, and colorful gardens. Not to mention, it is also one of the most naturally beautiful places on the globe. Whatever your interests are, there is something for you here:
- Spend the day on one of the remote beaches throughout the island.
- Hike to one of the many waterfalls.
- Spend the day lounging by the pool.
# Bangkok, Thailand
The extravagant city that never sleeps and never ceases to fascinate will keep you occupied trying local flavors at street markets and fantastic restaurants. After a long day, you and your loved one can unwind with a relaxing Thai massage before embarking on a romantic cruise down the Chao Phraya River. There’s so much you can do here, such as exploring temples, soaking up current local culture at street markets, riding a tuk-tuk through Bangkok, and taking in the stunning view of the various skyscrapers surrounding the destination. All this beauty and its low-cost living caused a surge in tourists getting a retirement visa in Thailand.
# Transylvania, Romania
Romania is an interesting destination to say the least and a unique experience to try as a couple. Transylvania is beautiful above everything, with impressive cities (be sure to check out the old town in Brasov, Sighisoara and Sibiu), exquisite landscapes, hiking opportunities, raw nature and unforgettable tastes.
# Santorini, Greece
With its legendary blue-domed churches, breathtaking cliff-side vistas, and whitewashed buildings, it is no surprise that Santorini attracts couples from all over the world. You can stay in a cliff-side hotel in Oia and enjoy beautiful Grecian architecture, wine tastings at top-tier wineries, and feast your eyes with magical sunsets. Walk from Fira to Oia on a demanding 6-mile hike for spectacular views, then cool off in the delightful Amoudi Bay, nestled among idyllic villas and imposing red cliffs. There are plenty of romantic activities available, whether you want to lounge along multicolored beaches (such as the Red Beach near ancient Akrotiri) or explore ancient ruins.
# Costa Alentejana & Costa Vicentina, Portugal
Portugal is warm, friendly and adventurous, especially if you decide to go beyond its large cities. From Lisbon, prepare to embark on a journey of a lifetime, as you go South, towards the Algarve region. You can do so by renting a car and finding various places to rent on the coast, or by foot. You will find some mesmerizing beaches along the way. You can travel the entire coast south of Lisbon until you reach the border with Spain, or you can do certain parts of the itinerary. Either way, these very special lands guarantee not only a close encounter with the ocean, but one between the two of you as well 🙂
So, Are You Ready?
So there you have it: some memorable places for couples to visit. Which one of these destinations makes you most excited to see with the love of your life? Each of these destinations carries enough oomph and wanderlust to keep you busy throughout your trip. Just keep this word of caution in mind: you are bound to add a lot more to your bucket list than anticipated, so ensure to have a hungry travel brain and a flexible budget to cover up all the additional costs.