Want to do something special for your loved one this Valentine’s Day? A trip away is a perfect gift as well as a great way to get some uninterrupted quality time together, but where to go? Take a look at our favourite destinations for a romantic break…
Where better to celebrate Valentine’s Day than the ‘City of Love’? Leave a love note on a padlock at the famous Pont de l’Archevêché, treat each other to gifts in the shops on the Champs-Elysées, and recharge in the evening with a meal in a Michelin-star restaurant or a secluded backstreet brasserie. For the best view in the city, head to Montmartre just before sunset, sit on the steps of the Sacré Cœur and watch the city lights slowly flicker on.
Book a Valentine’s break to Paris for you and your loved one.
A romantic moment is never hard to find in the magical city of Venice, with its maze of canals and narrow streets. The absence of cars gives the city an air of calm even when busy with tourists and more so when the day-trippers have gone, leaving you free to enjoy the quiet over a drink in St Mark’s Square. Get out of the city for a day by visiting the nearby islands of Murano and Burano, famous for making glass and lace respectively.
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Santorini is one of the most scenic Greek islands, with pristine whitewashed houses contrasting perfectly against the azure blue of the sea. Days can be spent exploring the winding streets, relaxing on the beach or sipping ouzo at a traditional taverna. The sunsets in Santorini are famously spectacular, so head to Oia or Fira on the western side of the island and book a table at one of the cliff top restaurants for the best view.
For the perfect Valentine's gift, book a trip to Santorini.
Ever since the release of An Affair to Remember, the Empire State Building has been synonymous with romance for millions of film fans. Every Valentine’s Day couples take the lift up the 102 floors to look out over the city together, and the odd few even pop the question! A quirky side of Valentine’s Day can be found in Times Square; each year a design firm is chosen to create a Valentine’s-themed art installation – this year’s offering is a zodiac-themed structure by Young Projects.
Surprise that special someone with a trip to New York.
The Seychelles has in recent years become a popular honeymoon destination, the most noteworthy newlyweds being Will and Kate in 2011, and it’s easy to see why. The secluded white-sand beaches and luxury resorts make it the ultimate destination for couples seeking some quality time in a private and romantic setting, and with consistently high temperatures you are always guaranteed great weather. For an atmospheric Valentine’s dinner, get a candlelit table on the beach and dine under the stars.
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By Kate Moxon - Online Marketing Assistant at icelolly.com