Dreaming about the perfect honeymoon destination or the perfect place to spend your anniversary? With so many options available it is so difficult to choose the perfect romantic destination. Should I pick a place with turquoise blue waters and swaying palms or perhaps something more adventurous like hiking a canyon or maybe take in the ruins of ancient cities. With so much on offer, I am sure you would agree with me when I say choosing the most romantic destination and activity is a chore in itself. But, worry not, for National Geographic has come to our help once again. They’ve come up with a new book that rounds up 50 idyllic getaways and private retreats for travellers to celebrate their love in. So whether it’s adventure, luxury, relaxation, or culture; you are sure to find your pick here.
Let’s take a look at nine of National Geographic’s most romantic destinations, shall we?
St. Moritz – With its incredible mountains, dramatic landscapes and almost fairy-tale like hotels, St. Moritz in Switzerland offers some of the world’s best romantic escapes. Whether you’re looking for a cozy chalet, a luxurious shopping experience or world class cuisine, there’s always something to do up in the dreamy Swiss mountains.
London Eye – It is often cited as one of London’s most romantic date locations. The 443 feet tall ferris wheel offers spectacular 360-degree views of the capital and is a place that celebrates all things love and romance. There’s a calendar of events ideal for special dates throughout the year to celebrate your love.
Liijang, Yunan Province, China – The old town with its cobblestone streets, canals and Central Market Square is the ideal place to explore with your loved one. The Black Dragon Pool offers beautiful views of the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain range, fronted by the Moon Embracing Pavilion.
Victoria Falls – The Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It is also one of the seven wonders of the world. There are so many things to do from an an afternoon picnic to bungee jumping to moonlight viewing of the falls.
Machu Picchu – Machu Picchu always has something for the romantic side of you. It is steeped in history and has breathtaking natural scenery and holds a unique allure for many travelers and honeymooners alike.
Japan – Tokyo, Japan’s capital itself is stunningly brazen. White walls and pagoda style roofing makes for a stunning picture. One of the most romantic ways to spend your time in Japan trip is to spend a few nights in a traditional Ryokan house.
Iceland – Iceland is one of the hottest romantic destinations with its stunning rugged landscape, glaciers, canyons, volcanoes and most importantly one of the best places to view the Northern Lights.
New York – If you’re looking for a romantic date in New York City, Central Park is the place to be. From lush greenery to boat rides to picnics to hikes, Central Park has it all.
Rothenburg, Germany – This fairy-tale dream town is Germany’s best-preserved medieval town. You don’t need to see or do anything as just walking down the cobbled streets makes you never want to leave the place.