If you have a date for Valentine’s Day, why not forego the usual restaurant and consider a quick getaway to a romantic destination? A spontaneous visit, perhaps to a city you have not been before, could be just the treat

 

Venice

Venice, the whole city is built on water, provides a magical setting for your Valentine’s Day getaway. For the ultimate romantic experience, take a gondola ride just before sundown along the Grand Canal. Italian’s take their cuisine very seriously, so you won’t have trouble finding a restaurant for the evening. You could choose an eatery with a view of the Rialto Bridge or Piazza San Marco, or visit an intimate hidden gem such as Osteria Alle Testiere, which only has nine tables.

New York

New York the city that never sleeps, and where there is always something to do day or night .If it’s your first time in New York treat your Valentine to a horse and carriage ride around Central Park and afternoon tea at The Plaza hotel. Window shop at Tiffany & Co. on Fifth Avenue and watch the crowds rush by in Grand Central Terminal. The Empire State building is an iconic landmark, so make sure you take the life up to the top for spectacular views over the city.

Take cocktails at the elegant King Cole Bar at the St. Regis, or head to the rooftop bar at The Standard for drinks with a view. There are so many restaurants popping up in New York you’ll be spoiled for choice, but try One if By Land, Two if By Sea, which is considered to be one of the most romantic restaurants in NYC.

Bruges

Bruges is a fairy-tale town, with carriage rides, quaint cobbled streets, colourful medieval buildings, picturesque canals and pretty squares. They say chocolate is the way to a girl’s heart, and Bruges certainly has many chocolate shops to please your Valentine. You can window shop, go for a craft Belgian beer at Brewery de Halve Maan, and then take a boat ride down the canals. If you are feeling energetic you can end the day, climbing the 366 steps to the top of the belfry for a panoramic view of Bruges.

Bangkok

With so many luxurious skyscraper hotels and rooftop bars, there is something quite magical about Bangkok. Choose a luxurious hotel suite, book yourself into a spa for a relaxing couple’s treatment and plan a romantic rendezvous for two. The Vertigo Bar on the 61st floor of the Banyan Tree is a fantastic place to enjoy dinner with an uninterrupted view of the city

Rome

With the best gelato and mouth-watering food, Rome is the perfect place for lots of candlelit dinners for two to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Remember to throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, sit on the Spanish Steps, and take a romantic stroll through the Villa Borghese gardens for a beautiful view of the city. For a special Valentine’s dinner, book a table at Antica Pesa– a famous restaurant in the Trastevere District. The restaurant has a romantic ambience with frescos by famous artists on the walls.

Paris

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day with a loved one, a friend, or on your own, there is a perfect Parisian hotel for the occasion. Beautiful atmosphere, close proximity to all of Paris’s most famous sights, and a certain je ne sais quoi… what more could you ask for in a Valentine’s Day hotel?

Amsterdam

If you are planning on whisking your Valentine away on a romantic getaway Amsterdam is a great place to go to. Amsterdam’s canals bring charm, calm and poetry to a town already laden with historical allure. You can cruise the canals and sit down in the park, then dine by candlelight, looking out over fairy light-laden bridges.

There are art galleries, comfy cafes to dream away the afternoon, shops to splash out in and plenty to warm the heart. And it’s all cosy and small scale, getting about – just gentle strolls, quiet moments, the water, graceful gables and each other.

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