All of this can be particularly difficult if you are going somewhere you haven’t been to before, especially if it’s abroad. To help make sure you get it right and make it a weekend to remember, here are five tips on how to plan the perfect romantic weekend away.
If you’re intending on heading to the UK then lists like this from the Telegraph can point you in the direction of the most romantic destinations in the country.
If you feel like heading further afield then this list by Rough Guides presents the most romantic cities in the world, spanning from the more obvious Paris and Venice to the lesser known Slovenian capital of Ljubljana.
Wherever you choose for your weekend away look up all of the best landmarks and romantic spots so that you can plan your weekend around visiting them. A simple online search should get you well on your way and there’s certainly no shortage of resources for almost every single city in the world!
Also bearing in mind we are the Instagram generation (especially when it comes to travel snaps), if you are a couple who loves to take photos together, beautiful landmarks gives you the perfect backdrop to capture an image that you can look back on in years to come.
Your safest bet and an option which his quickly gaining popularity is to book a serviced apartment. Not only do they give you much more room, with a living space, bedroom and kitchen, they generally cost no more as any standard hotel, often less. If you want that ‘home-from-home’ experience, you’ll never beat an apartment and, when it comes to city travel, it’s now seen as the most stylish way to stay.
Opting for an apartment gives you and your partner that bit more privacy and space which you couldn’t possibly get for the same price in a hotel. Considering you will more than likely eat out during your visit, the lack of a restaurant on-hand doesn’t really make a difference. Get out and find the local food hot spots and treat your significant other!
If you are looking to splash out whilst you are away, then there is of course an almost infinite list of great restaurants to check out, provided you know where to look.
In many ways, you can do much worse than asking the locals! Ask the taxi driver who drove you from the airport or even the girl in the nearby coffee shop…they’re the best bets for finding the eateries a little off the beaten track and where you’ll find something perfect and less busy than the main spots.
The problem with having a tight schedule on a romantic break is missing timings, because you them spend too much time worrying about the things you might be missing instead of enjoying your time together.
It’s also great to be spontaneous because you never know what you might find. Some of the best bars, restaurants or romantic locations might only be available by chance, not via a list online, so no matter where you are headed, leave a few spare hours aside to go and explore.
Whoever you choose to spend your romantic weekend away and whatever you plan to do there, following these five simple tips will go a long way to ensuring you and your partner have a great time.