5 Destinations for a Romantic Getaway in 2022

Are you ready to go travelling with your loved one again? It’s time to plan a romantic getaway to one of these destinations.

Oia town on Santorini island, Greece.  Traditional white houses and churches with blue domes over the Caldera, Aegean sea.

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Exploring a new destination is an amazing experience and travelling with someone you love can make it even better. It’s an ideal way to disconnect from the daily routine and really focus on your relationship. 

So we’ve picked out 5 destinations that would be ideal for a romantic break with your partner. Some are close to home and some of them are a little further away!

Grand Canal and Basilica Santa Maria della Salute, Venice, Italy

Venice

Magnificent architecture, culture and fabulous food make Italy an ideal getaway for a romantic holiday. It’s no wonder that couples from all over the world flock there every year.  

The Doge’s Palace is a must-see on your Venice sightseeing list. Built in the Venetian Gothic style, it was originally the residence of the Doge of Venice and is now one of the 11 museums run by the Fondazione Musei Civici di Venezia. And the renowned lover and writer Giacomo Casanova was also incarcerated there when the building housed a prison. 

It’s definitely worth paying a visit to the islands of Murano, Burano and Torcello for sightseeing and shopping. And don’t miss your chance to ride in a gondola through the canals of Venice. 

The Texas State Capitol building in Austin in springtime.

Austin, USA 

If you’d like to go a little further afield, then you might be considering a trip to the USA. New York and San Francisco are popular destinations but why not try somewhere different?

Austin, Texas, is the self-proclaimed “Live Music Capital of the World” and a fantastic getaway for music lovers. There are more than 250 live music venues covering everything from country to blues and rock. 

The city is a great destination for foodies, and spending your stay in one of the many great studio apartments in Austin means you’ll be able to take your pick from the city’s fantastic restaurants. You can also take a romantic stroll in Zilker Metropolitan Park’s botanical garden or a swim in Barton Springs Pool. 

Traditional white houses and churches with blue domes in Oia village, Santorini island, Greece.

Santorini

Does your idea of a romantic getaway includes vivid blue skies, crystal clear sea and whitewashed hamlet domes? If so, then Santorini could be your perfect destination. The most romantic spots in Santorini have panoramic vistas that will make your holiday photos look like something out of a storybook.

The charming village of Oia is among the island’s most romantic spots and a great place to catch a Santorini sunset. Or you could head onto the water to indulge in the many water sports that are available for adventure seekers. There’s everything from a jet-ski safari to a parasailing birds-eye view of the island. 

And don’t forget to treat your loved one to a romantic meal in an Ammoudi seafood tavern or a Caldera restaurant.

The Eiffel tower in Paris on bright summer day, the River Seine and boats can be seen in front of it

Paris

Is there anywhere more romantic than Paris for a getaway with your sweetheart? The City of Love remains incredibly popular for couples’ holidays and it’s easy to see why.

Stroll hand in hand down the boulevards, or sip a coffee and enjoy decadent patisserie in a pavement cafe. Everywhere you look, you will see fabulous architecture, historical artefacts and the incredible Parisian sense of style. And of course there are so many famous landmarks to visit, from the Eiffel Tower to Montmartre and the Palace of Versailles.

Don’t forget to make your visit even more special with a romantic dinner in one of Paris’ fabulous restaurants.

A tree-lined pathway through a park in Malaga, Spain

Malaga

The city of Malaga lies in the region of Andalusia on the south coast of Spain. The great weather and stunning location make it an ideal destination for a getaway with your loved one.

The city centre is just a short drive from Malaga airport and is small enough to walk around. But it is full of cute cafes and restaurants where you can share some tapas and a bottle of Rioja. Fascinating Roman ruins and intriguing museums add some culture to your holiday, and the nearby beach and marina are great spots for relaxation. 

The World Heritage Site of the Alhambra is around an hour’s drive away and makes a fascinating day out. 

Click here to discover more things to do in Malaga.

A romantic holiday with your loved one is always a pleasure, whether it’s to celebrate a birthday or anniversary or just because you love them. Why not start planning your next getaway today?

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