"Love is in the air … everywhere I look around", especially in these top Valentine's City Break locations! Valentine's is fast approaching, and if you're stuck on what to buy your significant other, a surprise break to one of these romantic locations is sure to make them smile! From snowy Saariselka, Finland, to the city of love, Paris, France.
Saariselka, Finland 🇫🇮
Imagine snuggling up in one of the glass igloos at one of the many resorts, taking in the nights sky filled with dazzling stars or even spotting the Northern Lights from the comfort of your own bed. If this gift doesn't top every other then, I don't know what will!
As magical as the night's sky is here in Finland, you and your significant other are in for a real treat on this city break. Spend your days joining in the great winter activities that take place; dog sledging, snowmobiling, ice kart racing, skiing and many, many more.
Make the most of the powdery snow by visiting for Valentine's. In February, there's still plenty of snow from the previous month and, the weather warms up slightly with hours of radiant sunshine magnified by the white, covered surfaces.
Paris, France 🇫🇷
When I think of Paris, I think of love. Maybe that's why it's called the city of love, eh? Well, when jetting off to Paris, make it a trip to remember and visit some of the city's top landmarks and fully embrace the love vibes.
Start by enjoying the views of the city of light and love, together from the top of the Eiffel Tower. Snap some beautiful shots, post it up on your story and really make the most of the bragging rights of being in Paris on V-Day. Then, explore the shops and cafes in the Louvre and Tuileries District, home to the city's crème de la crème of designer fashion, furnishings, and cosmetics. Take a mooch through the shops and pick your partner up another special gift from Versace, Hermes, or Saint Laurent and when finished, find one of many of Paris' beautiful coffee shops and sip on a Parisian coffee.
As the day draws to a close, wine and dine your significant other in one of Paris' finest restaurants, La Poule Au Pot. Here you can indulge your tastebuds in the menu of dreams. From big-hitting mains including; Charolais beef fillet and fabulous poached chicken to sumptuous desserts; Crème brûleé or La Mousse au Chocolat.
Paris may seem like the cliche and, at this time of year, extremely dear; however, it is sure to get you both feeling in that warm, lovey-dovey mood whilst exploring the wonders of the historical city and enjoying its very best features.
Naples, Italy 🇮🇹
Vespas, Pizza, and the seafront. The perfect trip to share everything together! Walk along the little historical roads of Naples or sit back and enjoy a dinner overlooking the gulf.
Walk hand in hand on the stone bridge that goes from Santa Lucia to the tiny island of Megaride where you will experience breathtaking views of Naples and the surrounding area. Or, on the 14th, visit the San Carlo Theatre which, offers a program focused on famous love stories.
It wouldn't quite be a trip to Italy without sharing a slice of authentic Neapolitan Pizza with the love of your life, would it? Head over to one of the city's best pizzeria, Gino Sorbillo. With an ancient cellar-like interior and small wooden tables, this restaurant is perfect to seat two this Valentine's.
Rome, Italy 🇮🇹
Looking to pop the question this Valentine's Day? Well, Rome is just the place for that or just a dreamy city break! Known for its beauty, culture, food and drink and, most importantly, being the capital of Italy, Rome will provide you and your lover with the most romantic getaway.
Explore the historical landmarks of the city that make for A, brilliant photo backdrops and B, bucket list ticks. Start off with the Trevi Fountain and toss a coin in. Fun Fact… By throwing a coin in, means you'll return to Rome one day (hopefully with the same special someone 😉). Then, make your way over to the extraordinary monument that is the Colosseum, the most iconic landmark to stand in Rome. Here, you and your partner can learn about the site's history and about Italy's history.
Foodies? Well, Rome's restaurant scene is sure to impress and fill you both up! Head to one of Rome's most unrivalled restaurants - Felice e Testaccio. Superb Roman cuisine that is a perfect romantic choice for dinner this Valentine's. Cacio e Pepe is Da Felice's signature dish: this tangle of noodles, melted cheese and black pepper comes freshly tossed at the table for you.
Seville, Spain 🇪🇸
Seville needs to be added to your bucket list with gorgeous parks, views, restaurants, and buildings, especially for Valentine's! One of Spain's most romantic cities, this location is the perfect place for you and your special someone to explore and dine on traditional cuisine.
Take a romantic stroll through the Parque María Luisa. One of the most beautiful parks in Seville is a picturesque landscape of greenery. Stop off and have a dreamy picnic with your love and really take in your surroundings! Perfect for tranquillity and for the ultimate pics!
Immerse yourself in authentic Spanish culture and watch a Flamenco show with your lover. Flamenco represents an intense and layered dance that tells a story of passion and love, so it is very fitting for Valentine's. Pair the show with dinner and some drinks, which could make for an unforgettable evening.
The city is jam-packed with monuments and historic features, all of which can be seen from the many rooftop bars of Seville. Head over to a bar, grab a drink and take in the open-air views of the gorgeous city. Don't let the February weather put you off; most bars have heaters and blankets for guests, so make your way up with your loved one, snuggle up and enjoy!
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