Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and nothing is more romantic than treating your loved one to a weekend away. While classic romantic destinations such as Paris, Rome and Venice are tried and tested, why not surprise someone special with a trip to one of Splendia‘s alternative Valentine’s destinations, guaranteed to create memories neither of you will ever forget…
Paris might be the capital of love but for an escape in the truest sense of the world, the idyllic landscape of Provence simply cannot be beaten. Sublimely tranquil and irresistibly beautiful, Provence is the perfect place to hide away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and simply enjoy being with your loved one. Sip regional wines, indulge in fresh local cuisine and visit charming, picturesque villages in the most romantic country in the world.
The Andalusian capital is often overlooked in favour of Barcelona and Madrid, but nevertheless, beautiful Seville has enough impressive architecture, galleries and culture to rival even its larger sisters. Treat your other half to a Spanish city break with a difference; explore this unforgettably passionate city and it’s winding streets, then soak up some authentic Andalusian tradition at a breathtaking flamenco show.
One of Europe’s lesser-known capitals, Riga is brimming with Old World charm that makes it the ideal place to whisk your loved one away to. Winding cobblestone streets, majestic historical buildings and colourful, intricate architecture all come together to create a city fit for a fairy tale, and the perfect spot for a romantic trip. To celebrate Valentine’s day, add a “love lock” – a padlock engraved with lovers’ names – to one of the city’s bridges.
Istanbul is a heady treat for the senses; at once historical and modern, innovative and traditional, the city promises something to please everyone, and is the perfect setting for Valentine’s city break with a difference. Discover the city’s Byzantine treasures, explore the Grand Bazaar, unwind at a traditional hammam, tuck into flavoursome Turkish cuisine, or for the ultimate dose of romance, take a night-time cruise along the Bosphorus.
The Big Apple is many things to many people, but despite the fact that so many people fall head over heels in love with NYC itself, the city is sometimes overlooked as a romantic destination. Aside from the uncountable restaurants and bars at which to wine and dine your loved one, you can take a horse-drawn carriage through Central Park for some classic romance, or head to the top of the Empire State Building to see the city spread out beneath your feet; a moment neither of you will ever forget.
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