Choosing a surprise romantic getaway for Valentine’s Day is always super exciting – but it can also be a big challenge. There are so many details to sort out, like: How far in advance should you book the trip? Where should you actually go? Is your partner going to be free to travel during that that?
It’s definitely a bit of a calculated gamble, but we’re here to help out with at least one part of the equation. The team at six-two have managed to narrow down the (un)official top Valentine’s Day destinations for 2020. So, if you’re ready for romance, fun and adventure, here are the top 10 romantic Valentine’s Day getaways to visit with your partner (or your best friend!) in February…
What better way to surprise your loved one for Valentine’s Day than with a romantic trip to the Greek Islands? Santorini, Paros, Mykonos. No matter which island you choose to hop on, there’s no way you can mess up a Greek holiday, with all the sun, pristine, sandy beaches and clear-blue water they have going on.
9. The Balkans
While not necessarily a traditional choice for a Valentine’s Day getaway, the Balkans definitely have their charm. Seeing the romantic architecture of Budapest, the myriad of colours that make up Ljubljana, and then topping it all off with a delicious dinner in Croatia is a surefire way to their heart. There are plenty of affordable Valentine’s Day trips to the Balkans, so do your research and make sure to book in advance.
Another beach paradise awaits: enjoy a Valentine’s Day vacation in Zanzibar and watch the waves come alive in the vast Indian Ocean. No surprise here, but Zanzibar has quite a lot to offer in terms of Valentine’s Day trips for couples. What better way to reconnect and get away from it all than on an idyllic beach retreat? Relax under a coconut palm, bathe in the turquoise waters or sign up for a day of snorkelling, if you’re feeling adventurous.
Take the Valentine’s break of a lifetime with a round-trip to Buenos Aires, Iguassu Falls and Rio de Janeiro. Learning the tango together promises to be completely electric. And there are plenty of spots for romantic dinners (just think of the steak!) and wine tasting with plenty of delicious reds to choose from.
Also, a Valentine’s Day trip doesn’t have to include just you and your partner. You can always book a group tour and enjoy the luxury of having all the itinerary sorted for you. You can follow parts of it and have loads of brilliant experiences to fill your days, and when you’re looking for some time out together, you can detach from the group anytime you want.
There’s something truly unique and mysterious about Morocco, that just makes it one of the most sublime adventures for Valentine’s Day. There’s plenty of romantic and exciting things you can do, such as seeing the Royal Palace, taking a guided local tour of the Marrakesh, staying in a traditional riad, tasting the delicious local cuisine and much more. Morocco is a once in a lifetime experience and a complete sensory overload – perfect if you like to push each other out of your comfort zones!
If Portugal hasn’t made your travel list yet, then February and Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to discover its amazing cities. Lisbon, Porto, Santa Cruz… there are so many exciting places to choose from! Why not check them all in one go with an all-round Portugal tours cover multiple cities? Immerse yourselves in Portugal’s culture by enjoying some of Lisbon’s famous food markets, taking a street art tour or taking on a guided tour of Porto.
Are you surprised? This beautiful European country had to make our Valentine’s list. With so many cheap flights to Italy on Valentine’s Day, it’s a no-brainer. And may we recommend one of the most romantic destinations of all time: Venice? Historically, Valentine’s Day in Italy was celebrated as a Spring Festival and couples would go strolling in parks, relax in beautiful gardens and follow the tradition of placing a lovelock on the side of a bridge and throwing the key away. Sounds pretty perfect to us…
While Barcelona traditionally celebrates all things romantic on April 23, that shouldn’t stop you traveling there on Valentine’s Day (in fact it might make your trip a bit cheaper!). The sceneries are exquisite and the beautiful Gaudi-style architecture will make exploring the city all the more romantic. At sunset, you can make your way to the beach and then for the absolute perfect view of the city, make sure to visit Bunker del Carmel.
A Valentine’s Day getaway in Thailand is definitely one of the BEST ways to surprise your loved one. Relaxing beach vibes, sipping Mai Tai cocktails until dawn, taking a river cruise – whether it’s partying or relaxation you’re looking for, this place was made for Valentine’s adventures.
Yep you guessed it, how could it not be the City of Love? Paris is definitely one of the most popular Valentine’s Day destinations in the world! If you’re planning a surprise romantic getaway, there’s really no other place quite like it! And there are so many things to do on Valentine’s Day in Paris: from strolling down the Champs Elysées Avenue, enjoying brunch at a local brasserie, taking a romantic dinner cruise down the Seine or… climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower. The sky’s the limit when it comes to creating romantic memories with your partner in Paris. Ahhhhh love!
These are our top choices for Valentine’s Day trips, but where will you choose for the romantic occasion? Have you got any other ideas that we haven’t included in this list? Leave your suggestions in the comment section below.