Most Romantic Cities in the World

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Samantha Chua
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With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, love is definitely in the air. The following cities are the most romantic places to steal a kiss beneath the bridge or in a lush garden. Grab your significant other and head to one of these dreamy destinations for a romantic getaway!

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania is a lovely place for a romantic getaway. Its old town is a UNESCO-listed area brimming with cobblestone alleyways, perfect for taking a leisurely stroll while marvelling at the beautiful Baroque architecture. Visit Verkiai Palace, a historical landmark originally built in the 14th century and later reconstructed in the 18th century. The palace is a romantic highlight in Vilnius as it offers picturesque landscapes such as lakes and gardens to explore. For art lovers, Uzupis, a bohemian, artsy area is a must-visit. The area is often compared to Paris’ Montmartre and what’s more romantic than Paris?

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Where to stay in Vilnius?

Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square is a luxury Baroque-style hotel located at the every centre of Vilnius Old Town, right on Cathedral Square. The 600 square metre property has a wide selection of rooms that overlooks the beautiful vista of Vilnius old town. Their deluxe Cupola Suite spans over two floors and offers elegantly curved wooden stairs and a romantic bedroom area with plenty of natural daylight.

Bruges, Belgium

Walking into Bruges is like stepping into a real-life fairytale. it is impossible not to think of romance when visiting this magical village. Cobblestone streets are lined with picturesque buildings housing boutiques, chocolate shops and eateries offering exquisite fare. Stroll along the canal and look for beautiful swans, or take a horse-drawn carriage where you and your significant other enjoy a charming tour through the narrow streets and beautiful squares. For an incredible view of the village, climb 366 steps up the Belfry – the stunning sunset view is definitely worth the hike!

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Where to stay in Bruges?

Standing on a quiet street in a magnificently restored 16th century town house in the heart of Bruges, B&B Maison le Dragon offers luxurious bed and breakfast accommodation and friendly, welcoming service in an enviable heritage location. Just footsteps away from some of the most important landmark in Bruges, the guest house has just four spacious suites featuring delightful antique furnishings, carefully restored woodwork and plus fabrics. Breakfast is served in the elegant Louis XVI dining room, decorated with 18th century Rococo-style murals and ceiling paintings.

Kyoto, Japan

A tranquil destination brimming with amazing loveliness at every turn, Kyoto is one of the most romantic destinations to explore with that special someone. The ancient capital of Japan boasts some of the most beautiful zen gardens and the Kyoto Botanical Gardens will simply take your breath away. Adding to the romantic factor are incredible temples and relaxing public baths. The folklores and tales of the past that often accompany the temples and gardens only add to the romance.

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Where to stay in Kyoto?

Just a 12-minute walk from Kyoto Station, Hotel Kanra Kyoto is an entirely non-smoking hotel, offering spacious rooms and a mix of traditional Japanese, modern and Western decor. Rooms feature a Japanese-style eastinparg area and traditional Kyoto ceramics. the en-suite bathroom comes with a wooden bathtub for a traditional Japanese bath experience.

Ms Zigzag says: It would be a dream come true to spend Valentine’s Day in any one of these romantic destinations! 

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