Top 10 Most Romantic Cities and Destinations

VOICE OVER: Emily Brayton WRITTEN BY: Spencer Sher
Looking for the perfect place to get away from it all with that special someone? Well, look no further! Welcome to MojoTravels, and today we'll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities and Destinations
Top 10 Most Romantic Cities and Destinations

Looking for the perfect place to get away from it all with that special someone? Well, look no further! Welcome to MojoTravels, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the Top 10 Most Romantic Cities and Destinations.

#10: Honolulu, USA

What can be said about Hawaii that isn’t already known? The famous island grouping is one of the most beautiful and serene places in the world… and Honolulu is its beating heart. The perfect place for those seeking a little adventure, the island capital is overflowing with outdoor activities that range from hiking and surfing to parasailing and bungee jumping. If that isn’t your thing, don’t sweat it… there are hundreds of places dotted along Honolulu’s pristine beaches to sip a cold one while holding hands with your significant other. There is only one problem with this remote city… once you get there, you won’t want to leave!

#9: Seville, Spain

If you’ve been looking to get away from it all in a place that oozes culture, then look no further. Flamenco dancing, tapas, countless museums are just a few of many attractions that await you in this Spanish city. Located in the country’s southern region, Seville’s unique identity has been forged over multiple centuries due to its close proximity to both the Mediterranean Sea and the African continent. Whether you are walking through the Plaza de Espana, gazing up at the Cathedral of Seville or simply drinking a glass of red wine in one of the many bars and restaurants, this is a city that demands attention. It’s the perfect place to bring the architecture lover in your life.

#8: Lisbon, Portugal

This seaside metropolis is filled with an impressive array of things to do and see. One of the world’s oldest cities, Lisbon is another cultural and architectural delight. From the Belem Tower to the Jeronimos Monastery, you’ll be wide eyed as you attempt to soak it all in. If centuries-old streets aren’t your thing, then just hop on a train to one of the many nearby beaches. However, not everything is old when it comes to Lisbon. It is a cosmopolitan city disguised as a rustic village. Once you enter the downtown core, you will be greeted with a bustling nightlife worthy of any European capital. Next time you’re planning a balanced romantic retreat, seriously consider this Portuguese haven.

#7: Bruges, Belgium

This city appears to have fallen straight out of a fairy-tale. Medieval architecture, cobblestone streets and a network of beautiful canals have all led to Bruges being dubbed the “Venice of the North.” A far cry from some of the larger entries on this list, Bruges is certainly a quaint city, but it’s full of gems. Everywhere you look you’ll find small boutiques, family run bakeries and charming cafes – a perfect spot for you and your loved one to sip a coffee while watching people go about their day. Although a year-round treasure, Bruges is arguably best experienced in the winter, when snow-laden streets turn the town into a true wonderland.

#6: Sydney, Australia

This romantic locale is the perfect place to soak up the sun with your significant other. Situated on the country’s bustling east coast, Sydney is the choice for a couple with time to spare. From historic landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to the beautiful scenery of Watsons Bay and Bondi Beach, this metropolis is brimming with activities to keep you busy all day. If nightlife is your thing, then you’re in luck. Sydney boasts an impressive array of clubs and bars sure to keep you on your toes well after the sun has set. Honestly, the only issue you’re likely to encounter is not having enough time to do it all!

#5: Carmel-by-the-Sea, USA

Famous for its artist-heavy population, this tiny seaside city has long been a haven for poets, authors, actors and the like … how romantic is that? Aside from the plethora of creative individuals who reside there, the town is awash with endless vistas of incredible beauty just waiting to be admired. From art galleries to cozy cottages and nearby vineyards, this scenic city is the perfect place for you and your significant other to fall in love all over again. Imagine yourself lying on a picturesque beach with a drink in hand watching the waves crash – would you want to be anywhere else?

#4: Prague, Czech Republic

One of the cultural centers of Europe, this city is renowned for its ability to attract star-crossed lovers to its historic streets. From Prague Castle to the Old Town Square, there are plenty of fantastic photo opportunities in this enchanted city. Dominated by museums, art galleries and stunning cathedrals, the town is overflowing with things to see and do. Much of this is due to the fact that Prague escaped WWII relatively unscathed, allowing much of its rich and beautiful architecture to remain intact. In the new millennium, the city has grown to become one of the most visited in Europe, and in 2016 came in at #6 on Trip Advisor’s list of the Top 25 Destinations in the World.

#3: Bali, Indonesia

This magnificent island is the perfect getaway location for adventurous lovers looking for a new place to explore. This Indonesian province has experienced a boom in tourism in the late 20th and early 21st centuries - with tourists flocking to take in the spectacular assortment of natural and man-made sites peppered across the land. With its centuries-old temples, crystal clear waters for scuba diving, and many awe-inspiring beaches, Bali is a travellers delight. But ultimately, it is the simple pleasure of watching the sun drift into the sea while holding hands with your loved one that will make your time in Bali truly unforgettable.

#2: Paris, France

If you’re searching for a romantic getaway in the heart of Europe, where better than this classic destination: The City of Light? So named for both its reputation as one of the world’s leaders in bright ideas, and its history of being one of the first cities to use streetlamps, Paris is the go-to destination for lovers. From lounging on the grass beneath the Eiffel Tower to reading a good book along the banks of the Seine, every action feels infused with love. The sights and smells will evoke in you a feeling of absolute bliss as you walk arm-in-arm with your significant other. Regardless of how many times you’ve visited, its magic never wears off.

Before we unveil our top pick, here are a few honorable mentions:

Marrakesh, Morocco

St. Moritz, Switzerland

Santorini [aka Thera], Greece

#1: Venice, Italy

In the pantheon of beautiful cities, Venice reigns supreme. Known for its sweeping network of breathtaking canals, charming cobblestone streets and world famous architecture, this city is as romantic as they come. Located in the north of Italy, and neighboring Florence – itself one of the world's most enduring and inspiring places to visit – the city unfolds in a never-ending array of striking experiences. Whether you’re gazing up at the majesty of St. Mark’s Basilica, partaking in a gondola ride through the city’s legendary waterways or sipping a glass of wine in the Piazza San Marco, you’re sure to find yourself lusting for more time in this little slice of heaven.