Whether you’re trying to find a vacation location to wow your new love, looking for a dream honeymoon destination or celebrating your 20th anniversary, here are the Top 5 Most Romantic Cities in the World to simplify your search.
Coming in romantic city at Number 5…. PARIS, FRANCE
It’s cliché, but you cannot leave the City of Love, Paris, off the list. People would complain. Especially French people. Although its ‘cheesy’ factor puts it at the bottom of our top 5 list, you cannot argue that the thought of writing sidewalk poetry, eating croissants at a café or enjoying genuine French cuisine and wine while dining in view of the Eiffel Tower does sound sigh-inducingly romantic city…
However, Paris was the only French city to score in the poll. According to WhichBudget.com, Italy is by far the most romantic destination with no less than six cities receiving votes: Rome, Venice, Florence, Verona, Naples and Sienna. Spain came second with two cities voted for: Barcelona and Seville. The Scottish city of Edinburgh and Oxford, which is famed for its ‘dreaming spires’, came 7th and 8th in the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities. Interestingly, Vilnius, the Capital of Lithuania, crept into the Top 10 with 2% of the votes. The enchanting cobbled streets, candlelit cafés and rich architecture offers love birds a perfect setting for a romantic break.
Next at the door, Number 4…. VENICE, ITALY
Italy has long been touted as one of the leading romantic countries, and this fantasy-city of canals, bridges and gondoliers must rate as the most picturesque of the many Italian cities vying to be on the list. Venice has some of the most beautiful buildings in the world, with ornate palaces wherever you look. True chocolate-box country this.
Right in the middle at Number 3…LAS VEGAS, NEVADA, USA
So tacky it’s actually cool, Las Vegas is for those couples who like the ‘bright lights, big city’ kind of holiday. For Elvis impersonators, luxury resorts, more bling than you can handle and of course all those casinos you can’t beat Las Vegas for a wild vacation destination… and if you’re trying to get your sweetie to tie the knot, feed him or her some of the champagne that practically flows in the streets of this party capital and soon the idea of nipping off the The Little White Chapel of Lurve will seem like a brilliantly romantic idea! (Hey, it worked for Brittney!)
Just missing the top spot, but still not too shabby at Number Two… JAMAICA
For an island stylee holiday choose the largest English-speaking island in the Caribbean. Funky music, exciting new tastes in cuisine, enchanting views and fabulously friendly locals make Jamaica as exotically romantic a destination as you could ever wish for.
Drum roll please…in prime position at Number 1… CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA
Yes it’s now official ” because it says so right here: Cape Town, the Mother City at the tip of the great African Continent, is The Most Romantic City in the World. If you want luxurious accommodation, awe-inspiring scenery, a world of fun and exciting activities, beautiful beaches, magnificent wildlife and the best shopping, eating, and nightlife venues then you can’t beat Cape Town. Which explains why so many couples choose to get married or go there on honeymoon.
It’s a wrap!
Get hold of your travel agent, get online, get brochures, get packing ” get out of here! Don’t forget to take your loved one with you though! And if you’re single, who knows? You may just meet your soul-mate in one of these heavenly destinations!