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Love can be found anywhere in the world, but there are some cities that can bring out the romance in you no matter what type of traveler you are. According to our friend, Clint Johnston, aka popular blogger, TripHackr, there are eight high-octane romance destinations that will melt even the mightiest of manly men. Ladies, you may want to take notes, as a trip to any one of these destinations may finally bring lover boy to his knees. Happy Valentine’s Day!
It’s ok to admit that special moment wouldn’t be the same without your significant other enjoying it with you. Sharing experiences is what makes traveling so amazing, so why not enjoy a new city with someone you love?
These are some of my favorites cities along with some lesser-known romantic places around the world.
Located within the Languedoc-Roussillon of Southern France, you will find the fortified French city of Carcassonne. Explore the medieval city on foot by day and enjoy cassoulet within the castle walls for dinner. Carcassonne should be on every romantic’s list.
Havana is not an easy city for Americans to visit, but if you are fortunate enough to make the trip you won’t be
disappointed. The Old Havana charm and decaying architecture will make you fall in love immediately. Sip mojitos in the bars Hemingway made famous and dance the night away as you learn to salsa while the Havana night passes you by.
Another ancient fortress, Fez will have you getting lost in the maze-like streets and taking in the architecture of the medina. Stop for a cup of tea, tour the tanneries, and simply let the sites and smells overwhelm your senses. Fez might not seem like a romantic city at first glance, but you will love this old city once you get lost in it.
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Buenos Aires combines old and new as it takes you on an incredible journey of food, wine, and tango. Explore the markets or San Telmo, dance the night away in Palermo, and learn to tango. Watching an old couple tango in the cobblestoned streets will make you want to follow their lead. The city is perfect for couples that love to eat, drink, and dance the night away.
My Favorite Romantic Travel Moment
I have cruised down the canals of Venice, kissed under the Eiffel Tower, tried to tango in Buenos Aires, and honeymooned in Africa, but none of them compare to my favorite romantic travel moment. I once took the red eye to London to surprise my girlfriend (now wife) on Valentine’s Day. I arrived with no sleep and flowers in my hand and it was an amazing Valentine’s Day. London may not be the most romantic city in the world, but it doesn’t matter where you are when you are with the one you love. Come back next week for Part 2 of the World’s Most Romantic Cities. To read more about my travel adventures check out triphackr.com.