A couple of years ago, we wrote a blog post about the best cities for couples in love. Whilst the destinations mentioned in the post are still excellent choices for anyone wanting to whisk their loved one away on a Valentine’s trip this year, there are some passionate pastimes which will create that loved-up feeling wherever you are in the world.
So, whichever European city you find yourself in on 14th February, here are some great ideas for things to do.
A Walk In The Park
Some people say that love is not a walk in the park, but it can be just that if the two of you like exploring the outdoors. Most cities will have at least one urban park in the centre, offering a wealth of things to do or just the perfect setting for a romantic stroll hand in hand. Some offer beautiful fountains and artworks to look at, others have a host of sporting activities available and some are just great places to watch the world go by. This blog post will give you some excellent ideas if you’re looking for cities with great green areas.
A Piece Of Cake
If you’re looking to have your cake and eat it when it comes to love, there’s no reason why you can’t and turn it into a romantic afternoon. Cities like Vienna and Budapest have major café cultures, where the locals love nothing more than grabbing a cup of coffee and something sweet and catching up with each other. Finding a quiet corner in a quaint café can make it feel like you and your partner have your own private slice of the city and is the perfect chance to get to know each other more or just reconnect in a fast-paced world.
Life’s A Picnic
Going for a candlelit dinner for two is a great way to enjoy a Valentine’ evening, but this may be something you do quite a lot. Why not try something different by visiting a deli or supermarket, grabbing some local foods and sitting down for a picnic somewhere in town. Settings like the Eiffel tower, the Spanish Steps or Amsterdam’s canals will make a blanket banquet feel as intimate and special as any meal in a Michelin starred restaurant.
Breakfast In Bed
When you’re at home, there is rarely time for indulgences like breakfast in bed, but little touches like this are what romantic holidays are all about. Take advantage of the room service and order your own private feast whilst you’re still tucked under the covers. Something like this is made all the more special if the bed you’re eating breakfast from is situated in a luxurious suite – something else you might wish to splash out on during a Valentine’s Day trip abroad.
Watch The Sunset
This may be a slightly cliché activity for couples in love, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a romantic way to end a day in a foreign city. Why not find the best viewpoint in town and wait for nature to do the rest? Not only is it the perfect time to reflect on your trip together, but it will also present some excellent photo opportunities so that you can remember the moment forever. You could even combine two things on the list and choose this time to have your picnic.
If you are looking to jet off somewhere special for Valentine’s Day this year, our team will help you create the perfect trip for you and your loved one. Contact us today and we’ll tailor-make your ideal European city break.