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With Valentine’s Day coming up, people’s hearts are turned to love. And even if you think Valentine’s Day is a “fake” holiday introduced by the greeting card, chocolate and flower industries, there’s no doubt for those of us in relationships, Valentine’s Day is one of those “must celebrate” holidays! Since this is a travel-focused blog, I thought I’d take a look at 8 of the most romantic cities in the world. And while of course any such list of the most romantic cities in the world can only be subjective, here are a few great ideas if you’re looking for a romantic city to make a Valentine’s Day or other special day a little extra special.
Most romantic cities of the world #1 – Paris, France
Yes, Paris being one of the most romantic cities in the world is a bit cliche, but… Paris is called (among other things) the “City of Love” for a reason! If you’re heading to Paris, you should check out these 7 tips to save money in Paris
2. Prague, Czech Republic
The “Golden City” is probably at its most romantic in the springtime. On May 1st, couples often congregate in Prague’s Petřín Park with the cherry blossoms in bloom and share a kiss at the statue of Karel Hynek Mácha, the Czech “poet of love”
3. Rome, Italy
Trevi Fountain! The Spanish Steps! Piazza Navona! These are just a few of the things that makes Rome one of the most romantic cities in the world. And while I wouldn’t call the Colosseum exactly romantic per se, you know you’re going there while you’re in Rome, so check out this pro-tip to skip the lines at the Colosseum
4. New York City, USA
While many of us who live in the US (not to mention native New Yorkers!) don’t think of New York City as one of the most romantic cities in the world, if you look at New York from an outsider’s perspective, what could be more romantic than a walk in Central Park, dinner at any number of different types of restaurant, and a sunset on top of the Empire State Building?!?
(SEE ALSO: 5 awesome things to do in New York City)
5. Venice, Italy
Continuing on with Italy and going to Venice, the city of canals. A romantic dinner in one of Venice’s famous restaurants, with a sunset view over a canal? That’s what I’m talking about!
6. Florence, Italy
Back to Italy and Florence, Italy is the home of both Michelangelo’s David and Botticelli’s Venus Rising and considered by many to be one of the most romantic cities in Europe
7. Marrakech, Morocco
Morocco is close enough to the US and Europe to be affordable to get to (some award charts even price it as part of “Europe”), but mystical enough to still seem romantic
8. Dublin, Ireland
All of Ireland is romantic, but you have to go with Dublin since even the bones of Saint Valentine himself are in Dublin’s Whitefriar Street Church! (SEE ALSO: How to get from Dublin Airport to Dublin City Centre)
What do you think? Were there other cities that should be considered for the title of one of the most romantic cities in the world? Leave us a note in the comments!
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