Do you want to give something special to your loved one? How about organizing a trip for two to one of the most beautiful cities in the world? You don’t have to wait for Valentine’s Day to make a pleasant surprise for her. Although any destination can become romantic if your significant other is by your side, there are cities that have a special aura. European brides are sure that you’ll find this list of most romantic cities in the US and Europe useful.
It was the Belgians who came up with laces, French fries, and saxophone. So in Bruges, you won’t get bored. This medieval city with a labyrinth of cobbled streets, canals, and squares was nicknamed “The Northern Venice.” Indeed, this town has a ramified system of canals and is as romantic, as its Italian twin. There is even a lake of love (Minnewater), where white swans live.
There are probably more museums and churches than residents. By the way, be sure to check out the Choco-Story museum, which tells the history of chocolate and allows you to enjoy free samples of various sweets during the tour. No wonder why Bruges is called the chocolate capital of Belgium. Besides, more than 600 types of beer are brewed here.
Galway is located on the western Irish coast, and it’s one of the most romantic cities in the world. It’s considered the cultural capital of Ireland and is famous for its social life, numerous festivals, and art galleries. Cozy traditional pubs with live music, famous Irish dances, and hiking trails among the picturesque surroundings – all this will guarantee you an unforgettable romantic trip. Be sure to enjoy ice cream on the Salthill quay, walk along the Eyre Square, and don’t forget to buy the traditional Claddagh rings with a crowned heart held by two hands – it’s a symbol of love, friendship, and loyalty.
And, of course, our list wouldn’t be complete without Vienna – one of the most romantic cities in Europe. Here, you can enjoy a cup of coffee in one of the coffee houses, buy some gifts in an antique shop, taste the best strudel in the world, and visit the magnificent Viennese state opera. Many go to Vienna in winter, on New Year’s holidays, but you’ll find a lot of stuff to do here in summer, too. For instance, you can visit the summer residence of the Austrian emperors – a palace complex of royal luxury. You can also relax in one of the outdoor restaurants along the Danube Canal.
Prague, Czech Republic
The next spot on the list of the most romantic cities goes to Prague. It surprises with its stunning architecture, beautiful bridges, and ancient narrow streets. At night, be sure to visit the Petřín Tower. This 63-meter tower is similar to the Eiffel’s masterpiece in Paris. By the way, it was built almost immediately after the opening of the French tower. There is an excellent view of the night city. To fall in love with the Czech capital for good, take a walk through its historical center. Stroll through the delightful Old Town Square with the Tyn Church and the monument to Jan Hus, the national hero of the Czech people.
San Francisco, USA
Many consider San Francisco the most romantic city in the US. Here, you can enjoy beautiful sunsets, leisurely walks along beaches, enjoying each other’s company. While visiting the city, you simply have to take a picture near the Golden Gate Bridge – one of the most recognizable bridges in the world. On one side of the bridge is Ocean Beach. It’s not suitable for bathing because of strong currents and cold water. But it’s quite popular among surfers. On the other side of the bridge is the Baker Beach. It’s a great place to relax from the city noise.