Romance is definitely in the air when you are just starting a new relationship, which is why you need to find a special destination for that first trip together. You are going to want to choose someplace amazing, that offers just the right amount of romance without going overboard. After all, you might not be ready to tackle the streets of Paris, where proposals are known to happen. But you will be ready to wander around the canals in Venice and Amsterdam or enjoy a romantic walk through a botanic garden followed by dinner with gorgeous views.
Best Romantic Places to Visit with a New Significant Other
Whidbey Island, Washington
If you are ready to spend some time on an island away from all the hustle and bustle of the bigger cities, Whidbey Island is the perfect option. It is a quick twenty-minute ride from Seattle on a ferry and that mode of transportation only adds to the romantic ambiance. You can watch a movie inside the 1937 movie house, which is the Clyde Theatre, but we recommend that you choose to drive to Ebey’s Landing instead. This area offers extraordinary views and you can see them all as you are walking around and enjoying a picnic lunch.
St. Thomas is one of the many islands within the Virgin Islands and it is mostly known for its soft sandy beaches. When you are not sitting in the sand with your significant other, you can be out in the water sailing or snorkeling. The nightlife is incredible on this island and it offers the tranquility that is usually desired for romantic dinners and hours of togetherness. While the restaurants and bars are good options for a night out on the town, you may want to consider a sunset cruise, as it creates a magnificent backdrop for any romantic evening.
Seychelles is a fabulous island-hopping destination that will have the two of you falling in love time and time again. When you are not enjoying a little time on one of the beaches, you may want to consider exploring the Ruins of the Leprosarium or the Coconut Plantation House. Helicopter rides are always exciting, and they allow you to see the islands from a new perspective. Of course, you can also take the Vallee de Mai Tour or simply wander along the Copolia Trail, stopping for cuddle sessions along the way.
From the moment you arrive in Istanbul, you will both fall in love with the scenery. The narrow streets are home to towering minarets and gorgeous mosaics, but it will be the markets and ancient palaces that capture your attention the most. Aya Sofya is an excellent place to begin your journey and from there you can continue to Topkapi Palace to wander through the rose gardens. While this is a fabulous place to visit at any time of the year, it is recommended that you go at the end of April. It is at that time the Tulip Festival is held and you can see the nine million plus tulips blooming throughout all the gardens and parks.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Your days will be spent roaming around quaint and charming villages, although you will want to spend a little time walking the Cinque Terre trails to see panoramic views of the nearby vineyards. Stops at the local wineries is a must, so you can taste a few new wines and purchase some to have sent home. You can thank yourself for this later, when you are reliving your time in Cinque Terre while sipping a glass or two in a few weeks. If you are at a loss of where to begin your sightseeing in this part of the world, Portofino comes highly recommended, as does Giardini Botanici Hanbury.
One of the most romantic places in the United States is Savannah, Georgia. You can spend hours walking along the riverfront, doing a little shopping, and even taking a ride on the Savannah Riverboat. If you want a little extra romance in your days, consider a walk through the Coastal Georgia Botanical Garden, a picnic at Forsyth Park, or a dolphin cruise out by Tybee Island. Pub hopping might not seem too romantic at first, but once you both start eating all the delicious foods that are served at each one, you will quickly change your mind!
These are the best romantic destinations to visit with a new significant other and when you are in any of them, you will both feel that spark once again. Enjoy the sights and sounds of each of these areas and relish the fact that you can both have fun while doing things together and seeing the world.