The World's Most Romantic Cities

The World’s Most Romantic Cities

Imagine walking along the cobblestone streets in Charleston, viewing the city of Shanghai from one of the world's best observation points, skiing in Salzburg and going on a romantic gondola ride through Venice.

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Visit Savannah and take a horse-drawn carriage ride to explore incredible gardens; or go to Paris, often called the Love Capital of the World, and admire the iconic Eiffel Tower and the city's gorgeous skyline.

The cities on this list, in no specific order, are some of the most romantic cities in the world.

Salzburg, Austria

Enjoy a romantic getaway with your significant other in Salzburg. From November through April you will be in awe of the city covered in snow – go skiing and snowboarding. During the warmer months, make sure you experience the beautiful Salzburger Dom Cathedral and attend the Salzburg Festival, an annual cultural event.

Savannah, Georgia

This magical city is the perfect romantic getaway. Stay overnight in a beautiful mansion, take a ride on a horse-drawn carriage to experience incredible gardens and visit Planters Tavern, one of the best late-night spots for romance. Also enjoy a relaxing couple's massage at the Sweet Water Spa.

Venice, Italy

Skip the tourist attractions in Venice, and visit the more secluded side. Head over to St Mark's Square for incredible views and smaller crowds, wander hand-in-hand while walking along picturesque canal sides, and make sure you take a romantic gondola ride through Venice. While you are there also make sure to visit the Rialto Market, the Teatro La Fenice and Palazzo Ducale museum.

Quebec City, Canada

Quebec City is full of character; walk hand-in-hand with your significant other through European-style lined streets. Eat delicious foods at a romantic restaurant, take a carriage tour for a ride around town, walk on Promenade Sanuel-De Champlain, and in the colder months go ice skating together in Place D'Youville.

Shanghai, China

Shanghai is the biggest city in China, and also the most romantic. Explore their historical landmarks, get a taste of their culture and go shopping in their various shopping areas; some of the best streets for shopping include Huaihai Road and Nanjing Road. But before you leave, make sure you visit the Shanghai World Financial Center together. It is one of the many icons in Shanghai's skyline; go up to the top and view the city from above.

Victoria, British Colombia

Visitors say Victoria is so romantic, it is like Valentine's Day all year long. Experience their authentic culture and eat their delicious foods. But in Victoria, there is no better way than to connect with your special someone than by participating in a few outdoor adventures. Go kayaking, hiking, zip lining, whale watching and underwater diving.

Paris, France

Paris is by far one of the most romantic cities. But the best way to experience it with your significant other is from the Montparnasse Tower. It is one of the most incredible observation points in the world, with the fastest elevator in Europe. Head to the 56th floor observation deck, have a glass of champagne, and admire the incredible views of the Eiffel Tower, the gorgeous skyline, the amazing sunset and the City of Lights.

Maui, Hawaii

Maui is not only one of the most romantic cities in the world, but is it also one of our most luxurious honeymoon destinations. Adventurous couples should stay at the Travaasa Hana; they have a variety of exciting adventures to choose from, along with a spectacular pool with amazing ocean views. While Hotel Wailea is a kid-free luxurious resort with tons of space to privately relax with your significant other. Other things to do together in Maui include exploring the lava fields, driving the Road to Hana and biking Haleakala.

Prague, Czech Republic

Fairytale castles, unique architecture and incredible culture are just some of the many things you and your loved one have to look forward to in Prague. Enjoy the street music in Old Town Square, view incredible statues, beautiful bridges and tall buildings. Make sure you visit Prague's National Museum and the Mucha Museum.

San Francisco, California

Also known as one of the most beautiful cities in the United States, San Francisco offers incredible sightseeing opportunities. Visit the Golden Gate Bridge and take tons of photos, grab a bite to eat at their delicious cafes, watch the bay lights, and have dinner on the Mandarin Oriental Hotel Sky Bridge for gorgeous views of the San Francisco Bay.

Bruges, Belgium

Looking for a peaceful getaway for you and your loved one? Look no farther than Bruges. It offers some of the most spectacular picturesque views in the world. Capture photos of the medieval city, the architecture, and if you both are up for it, climb the Belfry for panoramic views of the city.

Vienna, Austria

If you are looking for a mix of romance and adventure, go to Vienna. Walk through its various flea markets, eat delicious foods, relax on stunning beaches, and be inspired by the unique street art. Begin your day strolling hand-in-hand through the oldest zoo in the world, the Tiergarten. After that visit the chocolate emporium, Xocolat, and watch chocolatiers at work. Then end your night on Vienna's giant Ferris wheel, the Riesenrad and capture spectacular views of the city.

San Sebastian, Spain

San Sebastian offers everything from romantic restaurants to beautiful beaches, a lively nightlife and tons of exciting music festivals. Visit the La Concha promenade; it's an ideal place for a romantic stroll during sunrise or sunset. For couples who are looking for a bit of action, head to Zurriola beach, a popular surfing beach. *See: 11 Reasons Why Spain Should Be Your Next Adventure Destination

Lisbon, Portugal

Regardless to when you're visiting, you will find amazing weather and gorgeous scenery. Lisbon is full of ancient sites to explore; take your loved one to the spectacular Rooftops of Alfama and go together on a vintage tram through the streets for amazing sightseeing opportunities. Also make sure you watch theatrical performances and visit museums along the famous street Rua Garrett. *See: 12 Reasons Why Portugal Should Be Your Next Adventure Destination

Charleston, South Carolina

This charming city is perfect for a stateside honeymoon. Enjoy southern culture, history and delicious world-class cuisine. Go on a romantic horse-drawn carriage ride through the streets, gaze at the harbor for incredible scenery, and view tons of historical homes, plantations and gorgeous churches.