Walking down unknown streets or having a warm cup of coffee at a charming cafe become special when you are with your beloved. Exploring cities and discovering beautiful corners is so much more exciting with the one you love. Spending time with your partner on a trip not only brings the two of you closer, but it also gives you a chance to try out new things and embark on new adventures with each other. So this Valentine’s Day visit a new city and let your relationship bloom. Here is a list of the eight most romantic cities in the world.

Rome, Italy

This city with its architectural wonders is your dream destination if you want to feel the old-world charm.

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Colosseum, Rome. Photo by Chris Leipelt on Unsplash

This city with its architectural wonders is your dream destination if you want to feel the old-world charm. A stroll down the streets that are reflective of the intriguing history of Rome is magical if you’re holding the hand of your special someone. Borghese Gardens are just the perfect place to soak it all in and relax for a bit. You can also go on a dinner date at The Library, a lovely restaurant in the city, famed for its cozy setting and good food. Movies like Roman Holiday (1953), Eat, Pray Love (2010) set in Rome have given us major getaway goals.

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Paris, France

The French city famed for its picturesque locations and monumental structures is known as the most romantic city in the world. A favourite among couples, Paris is on the list of places to visit with your lover for many people. The Eiffel Tower, that is lit at night to literally sparkle, the cozy bistros and roadside cafes to sit and chat make up for a magical experience. Celine and Jesse from Before Sunset (2004) rekindled their feelings for each other on the streets of Paris and we all covet the pair.

Budapest, Hungary

The Hungarian city is one of the most romantic ones across the globe. The beautiful Buda Castle and the magnificent Matthias Church make this destination a must-visit for a couple seeking togetherness. Climb Fisherman Bastion for a spectacular view of the entire city or experience fine dining on the River Danube. The Hungarian capital has emerged as one of the most sought after holiday destination, but somehow amidst all its tourism it has managed to retain its charm.

Venice, Italy

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The enchantment of Venice lies as much in its canals as in the narrow alleys.

This island city in the Adriatic sea is world-famous for its captivating views and exquisite setting. Take a gondola ride down one of the picturesque canals and build memories for a lifetime. Known as the city of romance, it radiates a unique charm with canals instead of roads, bridges, colorful glass-art, and splendid history. A Venetian Affair (2003), is a historical romance novel set in the 18th century, truly conveys the romantic aspects of Venice. However, for most Indians, this city finds its roots in our memories through music. The song Do lafzon ki hai, sung by Asha Bhosle and picturized Amitabh Bachchan and Zeenat Aman (The Great Gambler) still remains one of the most popular love songs in our country. That song has immortalised Venice for Indians as one of the most romantic destinations.

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Ooty, India

This Indian city is a major romantic getaway for the couples who seek solace in hills. Covered with eucalyptus trees this beautiful city is famed for its colorful Rose Garden, an ideal place for spending time with your beloved. Trek to the lush, green Hidden Valley for a breathtaking view and savour the greenery all around. You can also bask in the lap of nature at the amazing Ooty Lake. A trip to Ooty will rejuvenate you, offering a much-needed break from the hectic city life.

Covered with eucalyptus trees this beautiful city is famed for its colorful Rose Garden, an ideal place for spending time with your beloved.

Carmel-by-the-Sea, California

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Caramel by the Sea, California. Photo by Chris Leipelt on Unsplash

This charming seaside village is an ideal getaway with your Valentine. This city is famed for its fairytale cottages that help couples take a break from the rush of life and focus on each other. Discover the hidden coves, go for a wine tasting session or just take a bike ride, the beauty of this city lies in romantic strolls in streets that reflect the small town-ness it is famous for.

Charleston, South Carolina

Shady oak-lined walkways, cobblestone streets, and historic architecture make this an ideal destination for lovers. Sneak a kiss or just walk hand-in-hand on any of the bridges that adorn the city. You can even hire a horse and a carriage to add old-fashioned charm to charm to your experience. Do take a boat ride under the tupelo at the Cypress Gardens with your sweetheart. John and Savannah fall in love on the streets of Charleston in the famed love story Dear John (2010).

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Udaipur, India

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Udaipur. Photo by Hardik Joshi on Unsplash

Known as the Venice of the East, the city of lakes with its ghats and lakes is famed as a place that celebrates culture. We all remember Naina and Bunny exploring the bazaars and witnessing a beautiful sunset in Udaipur in the forever favorite, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013). If a royal experience and delectable food is a must-have for you on your romantic getaway, then no other destination fits the bill like Udaipur.

Photo by Grégoire Hervé-Bazin on Unsplash

Saavriti is an intern with SheThePeople.TV. The views expressed are of the author’s own. 

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