Travel Guide February 4, 2019

17 Best Romantic Destinations

Every single time I board a flight, I’m blown away by two things. One, that getting to travel to some of the most amazing places in the world is part of my job. It’s a dream come true and I never take it for granted! Two, that Thomas and I get to travel side by side. Being together makes everything, from the most beautiful scenery, to delicious local food, and even to the inevitable travel mishap, more rewarding and memorable. We’ve experienced many bucket list-worthy destinations, both domestic and international, together over the last few years, so in honor of Valentine’s Day coming up, we did some reminiscing to come up with our master list of the best romantic getaways. We have fond memories of each of these places, and whether you and your significant other prefer lounging on the beach or adventuring through the wilderness, I hope you’ll find a destination to add to your list below!

Amalfi Coast, Italy

The Amalfi Coast will always hold a special place in our hearts since we visited on our honeymoon. The views and beaches make it the perfect place to escape and relax.

Big Sur/Carmel, California

For a casual and adventurous getaway, we highly recommend Big Sur and Carmel, two places that highlight the very best of what the California coastline has to offer.

Harbour Island, The Bahamas (also here)

For breathtaking beaches, colorful architecture, and a few of our all-time favorite hotels, we hardly make it home from Harbour Island before dreaming of our next trip there.

Iceland

Our Iceland trip, which was packed with jaw-dropping views, cozy meals, and incredible opportunities to experience nature in new ways, remains one of the greatest adventures to date.

Iceland Post 1, 2 & 3

Jackson Hole, Wyoming 

Crisp, fresh clean air, beautiful white tipped mountain ranges and fields filled with beautiful flowers and abundant wildlife are just a few of the things that make Jackson Hole so special. Add-on a fantastic downtown culture filled with art galleries, amazing cuisine and fun western vibe, and you have the perfect destination for the outdoor enthusiast.

Kennebunkport, Maine

Quintessentially Maine in every way, we were charmed by the character and scenery of Kennebunkport when we visited in the fall, and would go back in a heartbeat to see it in every season.

Loire Valley, France

What could be more romantic than chateaus, lavender and sunflower fields stretching as far as the eye can see, and charming French villages? Loire Valley boasts all of the above and so much more.

Nantucket, MA

The blooming flowers alone make Nantucket a dream to visit, while the beaches, lighthouses, and delicious food solidify its position on our list of most idyllic summer destinations.

Posts from Nantucket: Part 1, Part 2

Napa, California

We used to head to Napa for relaxing weekends away as often as we could, so its rolling hills and beautiful wineries are among the things we miss most about California.

Northern Ireland

Gorgeous cliffside views, ancient castles, and quaint seaside towns make Northern Ireland as romantic as it is adventurous. I can hardly wait for my sister’s wedding here this summer!

Paris, France

We’ve had the joy of visiting Paris multiple times over the past few years, and every time, we’re completely enchanted by its dreamy light, glorious food, and romantic streets.

Santorini, Greece

Everyone should have Santorini on their travel bucket lists–you can take in the magical views from practically anywhere on the island.

Savannah, Georgia

Just a short drive from Charleston, we love stealing away to Savannah to spend a weekend relaxing in the beautiful parks, situated beneath dripping Spanish moss.

St. Lucia

For the ideal combination of beach lounging and plenty of adventure (from exploring volcanoes to hiking by waterfalls), we love everything the island of St. Lucia has to offer.

Tulum, Mexico

Warm, sparkling blue waters, delicious food, beautiful accommodations and friendly locals makes it easy to fall in love with Tulum.

Tuscany, Italy

We could return to Tuscany again and again–the landscape, the wine, the food, and the architecture are like something from a dream. We spent our sixth anniversary in this magical place and reminisce about it often.

Posts: Part 1 & Part 2

Woodstock, Vermont

Woodstock offers breathtaking scenic views and charm around every corner, making it an idyllic place to wander around together (especially in the fall).

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