Romantic Vacation Ideas

If you are in a relationship, a romantic vacation is a great idea for an anniversary, birthday or anytime. You can choose from an seemingly endless number of destination for a romantic vacation. On every far reaching part of the globe, there is a perfect vacation spot for couples not too far away.

Many reasons exists as to why to go on a romantic vacation. First of all, escaping the everyday grind is always good for your physical and mental health. Vacations can lower stress and help you clear your head. If you feel overwhelmed at work or you feel like your life is in a rut, a romantic vacation just might be exactly what the doctor ordered!

Another reason to go is to help build your relationship. With people leading busy lives these days, it’s easy to take your significant other for granted. The bond that you felt when you first met might feel like it’s loosening over time. If that’s the case, a romantic vacation is the perfect remedy to get your relationship back on track and to help both of you rekindle the fire.

If you are having problems in your relationship, some alone time on a romantic vacation can help you and your significant other work through any problems you may have. Eliminating the daily stresses of life will help you two better handle the obstacles in your way. Sometimes breaking up isn’t the answer. Sometimes all you need is better communication and a vacation is a great avenue to improve communication.

When planning a romantic vacation, the first thing you should consider is price. How much can you spend without breaking your budget?

While romantic vacations are great, you need to be honest with yourself about whether or not you can afford a vacation. A vacation isn’t worth going into debt. If you can afford a vacation, the next thing is to figure out a time to go. If both you and your partner work, you should find a time when you are both able to take some time off from work. A romantic vacation can take place over a weekend or over the course of two weeks – obviously, depending on how long you can get away.

If you have children or pets, you should make arrangements to have someone take care of them when you are off on your romantic vacation. While it’s possible to bring children and pets along, it isn’t recommended – screaming kids and needy pets aren’t very romantic. A romantic vacation should be all about you and your significant other.

Once you have made all your preparations, the last step is to figure out where you are going. The options are truly endless but here are some tried and trued romantic vacation ideas:

A Romantic Cruise

Cruises are a great option for a vacation. Since most cruise lines are all-inclusive, meaning everything you need is included in the package, you don’t have to worry about much other than booking the right itinerary and boarding the ship!

While almost every cruise line offers romantic cruises, a lot of vacationers have found that the smaller cruise lines are better suited for romance. That’s likely due to the fewer number of people on the ships and the higher crewmember to passenger ratio.

A small cruise line that is perfect for romantic vacations is Silversea Cruises. Silversea Cruises offers destinations all over the world. Their suites are huge, their beds are rated highly and the service on the cruise is always exceptional. Additionally, their ships are famous for being clean and you’ll have plenty of personal space.

To find more information on Silversea Cruises, you can go to their website at and find a voyage that works for you.

A Bed and Breakfast Inn

Many people who are traveling on a romantic vacation prefer to stay at a bed and breakfast. There are many quality bed and breakfast inns all around the world. In the United States, you can find a bed and breakfast in nearly every city in the country – no matter the size.

The unique and charming atmosphere at a bed and breakfast inn is perhaps the biggest reason why they are great destinations for a romantic vacation. Since they are uniquely decorated and typically taken care of intently, the rooms at bed and breakfast inns are usually better than any other types of rooms – especially for romantic vacations!

It’s tough choosing the perfect bed and breakfast. Your best bet is to likely pick a location that is near you and then look for bed and breakfast inns in the area. If you live in California or you are willing to travel, Carmel Garden Court Inn is a bed and breakfast that is absolutely perfect for romantic vacations.

Carmel Garden Court Inn is located in Carmel, California. Each of their nine rooms is fairly and competitively priced. Not only are the rooms wonderful but the surrounding landscape is breathtaking. Their staff is also willing to help arrange romantic surprises and other extras that are perfect for romance. If you are looking for a break from reality with your significant other at your side, Carmel Garden Court Inn is worth checking out.

An All-Inclusive Resort

All-Inclusive resorts are extremely highly rated and are becoming more and more popular. While you can find all-inclusive resorts in the United States and elsewhere around the world, arguably the best place on the planet for all-inclusive resorts is in the Caribbean. Almost every island in the Caribbean has a state of the art resort that will cater to all your needs and wants! Consider booking a honeymoon suite, even if you aren’t on your honeymoon. It’s a great way to add more romance and extras to your trip.

At all-inclusive resorts, you can get a suite and typically you have a wide range of options for dining, entertainment, activities and social events. All-inclusive resorts differ from resort to resort, so make sure to check with the specific resort to ensure it has everything you want before you book your stay.

Jamaica, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, Aruba, St. Lucia and the Dominican Republic are just some of the islands that have great all-inclusive resorts. Located in the Dominican Republic, the Barcelo Bavaro Beach and Caribe Resort is one of most famous destinations for romantic vacations. Barcelo Bavaro Beach and Caribe Resort is a large resort that has eight restaurants and over a dozen bars within the resort. You can either stay in your lavish suite or venture out into the resort’s social scene – the option is yours.

A Big City Suite

A common misconception is you have to escape the big city to have a romantic vacation. That simply isn’t true. While most romantic vacationers want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, you can certainly find a romantic getaway within the confines of the city limits. All you truly need is a luxurious suite and your significant other and you can have a romantic vacation without leaving the big city!

For example, in New York City you can go to the Four Seasons New York Hotel for your romantic vacation. If you have the money to spend, you can stay in the Ty Warner Penthouse. The Ty Warner Penthouse in the Four Seasons Hotel in New York is the definition of luxury. With twenty five foot tall ceilings and a 360-degree view of the city, you will feel like the king and queen of the world.

No matter where you decide to stay, you should remember that the purpose of a romantic vacation is to have alone time with your significant other. Pick a destination that excites both of you and remember to have fun!

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