Top 10 Most Romantic Cities
Written by: Catalogs.com Editorial Staff
April 23, 2011
Filed Under Places
Contributed by Cassie O’Shea, Catalogs.com Top 10 Guru
It’s spring, everything is turning green and love is in the air!
Read along to discover the most exhilarating and inspiring locations for a vacation that sweeps your beloved off his or her feet.
10. Fort Lauderdale to Miami, Central Florida
The trick to enjoying a Florida vacation during spring is to avoid the mobs of students ravaging the southern towns like Palm Beach, Ft. Lauderdale, and Miami during their spring breaks. Hit the beach, grab a delicious seafood dinner, and sip some expertly mixed cocktails in the balmy night air.
9. San Francisco
Spring in San Francisco tends to be sunnier and dryer than the rest of the year. While you may still enjoy the iconic fog over the bay in the mornings, the rest of the day can be golden! With some of the best restaurants in the country, beautiful architecture, stunning Pacific Ocean beaches, diverse neighborhoods, and a fantastic art scene, San Francisco offers something to melt the heart of anyone.
Of course, any city in Italy would be a delightful place for a romantic vacation. The beautiful countryside, the sea, the people, everything conspires to please. However, Florence is a great pick for spring to avoid the crowds in Rome and Venice. Go for the art, fall in love with the food, and toast your relationship with the wine!
Greece is the epitome of a city-sea destination. Spring is a great time to visit because it is warm without being too hot. Get your fill of history and amazing cuisine while soaking in the sun. Day trips to the nearby islands and watching the sunset from the beach or water are required for any lovebirds.
Spring means flowers, an everlasting symbol of love. What better way to celebrate your love than heading to one of the best flower spots in the world? Combining art and flowers, and sometimes works of art rendered in flowers, Keukenhof park displays millions of different blooms. Stay in Amsterdam for the culture and take a day trip to Keukenhof for the fresh air and beauty.
5. San Jose, Costa Rica
Ideal for couples with a sense of adventure, Costa Rica is filled with natural beauty and outdoor activities. For those who have suffered through a cold winter, Costa Rica offers a perfect chance to catch up on sun.
4. New York, NY
Spring is one of the best times of the year to visit one of the best cities in the world. New Yorkers are uncharacteristically cheerful after the long, dreary winter. Everything bursts into bloom and there is an intoxicating feeling of rejuvenation.
3. Honolulu, Hawaii
A dream vacation anytime of the year, but spring is a particularly favorable season to visit Hawaii. Aside from Easter, it is usually quieter and warm sunshine abounds. Outdoor activities, fine dining, and great resorts offer a perfect chance to woo your sweetheart.
Take advantage of the quiet before the summer tourist rush encompasses this dynamic city by the sea. Combining access to beautiful mountains, parks, beaches, museums, galleries, concerts, restaurants, and history, Barcelona is incredibly well-rounded. Watch the sunset from a castle wall on top of Montjuic, sip cava on the beach, or take a day trip to tiny, white villages on the blue Mediterranean.
Earning its reputation for the city of love, Paris rarely fails to please. Wander the winding streets hand-in-hand while eating croissants and admiring the gorgeous architecture. Catch all the new blooms and spring green unfurling along the Champs Elysees or any of the other world-famous parks and monuments.