I always dreamed of going on romantic vacations with my partner and imagined amazing anniversary trip ideas. It seemed like the ultimate way to celebrate a milestone in our relationship. And so, when my husband and I hit our five-year anniversary, I decided to make it happen. We would go away for a week and explore a new place together.
We started by doing some research on different romantic getaways. We wanted something that would be memorable and exciting. After narrowing it down, we finally decided on traveling to Greece. We were both excited to see the ancient ruins and soak up the sun on the beach.
The trip went off without a hitch and we had an amazing time exploring all that Greece had to offer us. There’s nothing quite like embarking on a romantic vacation with your partner. It’s a way to strengthen your bond and create memories that will last you a lifetime.
Whether you’re vacationing close to home or heading off on a global adventure, exploring the world with the person you love is a chance not to be missed. From the sandy beaches of a Caribbean vacation, outdoor adventures like hiking through mountain ranges and national parks, the world is at your feet. There are vacations to suit every interest, budget, and style. Whether you’re sun-seekers looking for a tropical island, or stargazers seeking the Northern Lights, charming towns or romantic cities.
We rounded up a list of fantastic destinations all over the world, so read on for some inspiration for your next couple’s vacation and romantic getaway.
Romantic Anniversary Trip Ideas to Explore
Anniversary trips are the perfect way to celebrate your love for each other. They can be romantic, adventurous, or relaxing – whatever you both enjoy! If you’re looking for some inspiration, here are many amazing anniversary trip ideas. From wine tasting in Italy to hiking in Norway, there’s something for everyone here. So grab your partner and start planning your dream vacation today!
Romantic Getaway to Paris, France
No list of romantic vacation destinations would be complete without Paris. Known as the ‘city of love.’ The beautiful architecture, art galleries, world-class cuisine, and cobbled streets are perfect for a romantic stroll. It is a popular place for people to propose and is featured in romance films such as Before Sunset, Moulin Rouge, Sabrina, and Amelie. Visit the Eiffel Tower before heading to a candlelit bistro for local wine and fine dining. Don’t forget to bring a lock to attach to the Pont des Arts – a bridge over the River Seine.
With a city filled with plenty a romantic hotel and no shortage of romantic activities and many a romantic restaurant, you are sure to enjoy your anniversary celebrations in style.
Charming Towns and Wine Tasting in Italy
Another classic romantic destination is Italy. Imagine exploring one of the most beautiful countries in the world with the person you love. The Amalfi Coast has beautiful rugged coastlines and picturesque fishing villages. You can enjoy medieval architecture, and cozy restaurants. Choose from a range of boutique hotels with luxury facilities and views of the Mediterranean. You can channel your inner classic movie star as you explore this unique part of the Mediterranean.
Full of rolling hills, vineyards, and olive groves, Tuscany is another option and the perfect place to enjoy a wine-tasting tour. There are many charming villages where you can stay, such as Montepulciano, San Gimignano, and Volterra.
Create your own romantic fairytale on the canals of Venice. Considered one of the most romantic places in the world, it’s a perfect destination for your romantic escape. A special gondola tour is a must. This unique floating city is navigated by canals and has inspired generations of writers, artists, and poets for hundreds of years. It’s a truly unique place that everyone should visit at least once in their lives.
Enjoy a St. Lucia Romantic Vacation in a Luxury Hotel
If you’re looking for a luxury vacation on a stunning Caribbean island, then St. Lucia is a perfect choice. White sands, beautiful clear water, and a range of fantastic St. Lucia all inclusive adults only hotels and resorts to choose from.
When you visit St Lucia you will see that the locals show their incredible warmth and friendliness. The way of life there is friendly and laid back. Though it is popular with tourists, the vibe is still very authentic rather than too touristy. You’re sure to meet other couples on their own romantic vacation too.
If you really want to make your anniversary getaway special, stay at the one of most romantic resorts in St Lucia where you will be pampered and where you can really indulge in the romantic atmosphere.
Explore the Northern Lights in Norway for your Anniversary Vacation
What really makes Norway unique for a vacation destination is the possibility to see the Northern lights. When people think of seeing the Northern lights, they usually think of Iceland, but Norway offers a great opportunity to witness this stunning light show in the sky. The best time to see them is between late September and early April, but you can occasionally see them as early as August or as late as April.
What could be more romantic than cuddling up to your partner against the cold, while looking up at the stars? Norway is also a great place for hiking and offers some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. You can stay in traditional wooden cabins or go all out with a luxury glamping experience. Either way, you’re sure to have an unforgettable trip.
Take a Hike Through Zion National Park in Utah for a Romantic Weekend Getaway in the USA
For couples who love spending time outdoors, Zion National Park in Utah is a great anniversary destination. There are plenty of hiking trails to choose from, so you can find the right level of difficulty and terrain for you. The park is also home to some amazing scenery, including towering red rocks and lush green valleys. You can stay in a range of hotels and lodges inside or just outside the park, making it easy to get up early and make the most of your time there.
And, if you’re really looking for an adventure, you can even go camping. There are plenty of spots to set up your tent or rent a cabin in the park. Just be sure to book in advance as these fill up fast, especially during peak season.
With so many incredible places to choose from, it can be tough to decide where to go on your anniversary trip. But with a little research and planning, you’re sure to find the perfect destination for you and your partner. Just remember to have fun and enjoy spending time together! Wow can you say romantic picnic!
Take a Safari in Africa for your Anniversary Getaway
Africa is one of the most diverse continents on Earth, home to an amazing variety of landscapes and animals. What could be more romantic than a safari adventure in Africa? You can choose from a variety of safaris, depending on your interests. If you want to see the big five, then go on a classic safari in Kenya or Tanzania.
If you’re looking for something different, consider a luxury train journey through Botswana, or a safari on horseback in Namibia. There are also some great beach safaris where you can combine wildlife spotting with relaxing on beautiful tropical beaches. Imagine that romantic evening where the wild things roar!
The Cotswolds in the United Kingdom for Quality Time with your Loved One
The Cotswolds is a picturesque area of the United Kingdom that is perfect for a romantic getaway. With its rolling hills, quaint villages, and beautiful countryside, it’s easy to see why this is such a popular spot for couples. There are plenty of luxury hotels and resorts to choose from, as well as cosy pubs and charming restaurants. You can also go on a walking tour of the area, or take a ride in a traditional British steam train.
If you’ve only ever seen the quintessentially English way of life on TV, then the Cotswolds is the perfect destination for you. Found in southern England, you’ll find traditional English towns and villages, meadows and countryside, and many stately homes and heritage sites. Sample a traditional afternoon tea or have a pint in the local pub. Take a hike or bike ride through the stunning countryside. There are plenty of B&Bs and small hotels to choose from, so you can really immerse yourself in the local culture.
Try Nosara in Costa Rica if you are Outdoor Enthusiasts
Home to some amazing, unspoiled coastlines and laid-back way of life. The beach town of Nosara is perfect for relaxation, surfing, and spiritual retreats. With both beaches and jungles to explore, you’ll marvel at the beauty of the area.
There are a range of luxury resorts to choose from, as well as simpler hostels and cabinas. You can find some great deals on yoga retreats and wellness treatments, making Nosara the perfect place to reconnect with your partner and enjoy those romantic evenings on the beach.
The Dalmatian Coast in Croatia is a Great Choice for Beautiful Beaches
Very much a hidden gem of European destinations, Croatia has some of the most stunning scenery you’ll find anywhere. The Dalmatian Coast can be explored by boat or car as you meander from picturesque towns to cities. You can find a great mix of old and new here, with ancient ruins sitting beside modern hotels and restaurants.
Stay in a smaller town to get a real sense of traditional Croatian life, or choose one of the larger cities if you want more nightlife options. With its dramatic coastline, crystal-clear waters, and medieval towns, the Dalmatian Coast is a truly romantic destination.
If budget allows, you can charter your own boat, complete with chef and crew, who will take care of you as you explore the Dalmatian Coast. It is the ultimate in romance and luxury.
A Romantic Adventure in The Isle of Skye
It is hard to argue that Scotland is known as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. With its beautiful countryside, lochs, rivers, and historical buildings, it’s like something out of a fantasy novel. At the northern tip of Scotland is the Isle of Skye, a beautiful island of Fairy Pools and a rugged coastline.
There are plenty of B&Bs and small hotels to choose from, as well as camping and caravanning sites. Hike the trails, go for a swim in the Fairy Pools, or just relax and take in the stunning views. With its wild beauty and romantic atmosphere, the Isle of Skye is perfect for couples looking for an adventure. Hire a cottage for the ultimate romantic retreat. You may even get to see the Northern Lights too.
Anniversary Idea: New Zealand
Made famous by The Lord of The Rings, the New Zealand landscape is nothing short of stunning. Plan your romantic escape in a land full of enchantment. There are plenty of specialist tours you can take to experience the differing landscapes. The New Zealand natives are famous for being super friendly too. For couples looking for some adventure, there are many opportunities to hike, surf, and take part in all kinds of extreme sports.
If you are a fan of the movies, there are many attractions to visit that were used in filming, including Hobbiton in the Shire. You can also take a helicopter tour to explore some of the more remote landscapes used. It’s a must for all fans.
New Zealand is a great romantic anniversary getaway for couples who love the outdoors and want to explore a new and exciting destination with natural beauty.
Enjoy a Romantic Trip to The Maldives
Made up of over 1000 coral islands set in crystal clear, blue water. It’s a romantic dream come to life. Blue lagoons and white sands create the ultimate backdrop to reconnect romantically. If you’re looking to step up the level of luxury, you can choose a private resort on one of the islands, complete with private beaches, swim-up rooms, and private chefs for that romantic dinner. Spend days lazing in luxury, enjoying spa treatments and nights exploring the local bars and beach parties.
The Maldives is perfect for couples looking for a luxurious and romantic break. With plenty of activities on offer, as well as opportunities to just relax, it’s the ideal place to celebrate your anniversary. Here you will find luxury accommodations, breathtaking beaches and just the right amount of romantic vibes.
Final thoughts on Best Romantic Getaways and Vacation Ideas
These are just a few ideas for a romantic anniversary getaway. Where will you choose to celebrate your special day? Whether you’re going for a St Lucia all inclusive adults only resort for a Bahamas vacation, or bungee jumping in New Zealand, the list of possibilities is endless. What’s important is that you decide what you want to do as a couple and build the perfect vacation around this. Even if what you want to do isn’t considered as typically ‘romantic’, it doesn’t matter, do whatever makes you happy and have a great time.
These are just a few ideas to help you plan the perfect anniversary vacations even if you are planning your very first – your honeymoon! Whether you’re looking for luxury, adventure, or relaxation, there’s sure to be a destination that’s perfect for you and your partner. Happy anniversary! Please enjoy responsibly 🙂