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Romantic Getaway Ideas

Updated on January 18, 2015
Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Bali
Celebrating our 30th wedding anniversary in Bali | Source

Whether you are looking for the 'trip of a lifetime', or a long weekend away, nothing beats the thrill of a romantic getaway together!

New surroundings provide the opportunity to leave behind your everyday worries, explore new horizons and rekindle your love for each other.

And when you hit those milestone wedding anniversaries, nothing is more romantic than a 'second honeymoon' to an exotic destination.

This article looks at Romantic Getaway Ideas, the top 10 most popular wedding anniversary destinations, and my own personal favourite romantic anniversary destinations.

If you would like to learn more about the different types of anniversary vacations, such as long-weekend getaways, fly-drives, cruises and package tours, check out Anniversary Vacation Ideas.


Top 10 Most Popular Anniversary Destinations

Here are the top 10 most popular anniversary destinations according to a recent survey of travel agents. Which do you think has the most Romantic Appeal?

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Celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary at a Luau in Maui
Celebrating our 25th Wedding Anniversary at a Luau in Maui | Source

These are all fabulous destinations and our personal favourite romantic getaway was a four-island tour of Hawaii for our 25th Wedding Anniversary.

Here are some of our other favourite romantic getaways:

Traditional Balinese Dancer
Traditional Balinese Dancer | Source

South-East Asia

To celebrate our 30th anniversary, we visited Malaysia, Singapore and Bali.

Bali

The island of Bali is in Indonesia and it has many interesting attractions including spectacular beaches, surfing, Hindu temples, monkeys, volcanoes, motorbikes and more! Take a look at our romantic 30th Anniversary Getaway to Bali to see more photographs and stories from this incredible anniversary destination:

  • Beaches and Sunsets: Enjoy the beautiful scenery of Bali.
  • Temples: Visit the magnificent temples including Uluwatu Temple, perched high on a cliff.
  • The Balinese People: See the wood carvers, Balinese dancers and crazy motorcyclists!
  • Flora and Fauna: Learn about Kopi Luwak and the smelliest fruit in the world!

Ready, aim, blow!
Ready, aim, blow! | Source

Malaysia

Malaysia is one of Southeast Asia's most intriguing destinations. Offering a mix of modern architecture in Kuala Lumpur, to traditional oriental charm in Malacca, Malaysia has something for everyone.

Waimea Canyon, Kauai
Waimea Canyon, Kauai | Source
Horse-drawn Carriage in Central Park.
Horse-drawn Carriage in Central Park. | Source

New York

There's so much to see and do: the Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Broadway, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty to name just a few of the sights. We also spent a fantastic day exploring in Central Park.

If you haven't been before then check out Central Park: Size Does Matter.

And, if you have, then take the Central Park Quiz


The famous Golden Gate Bridge
The famous Golden Gate Bridge | Source

San Francisco

San Francisco is my all-time favourite city: the Golden Gate, cable cars, Alcatraz, Fisherman's Wharf, Coit Tower, Lombard Street.

Further afield, the wine growing districts of Sonoma and Napa valley and Yosemite National Park.

And, to the south: Monterey, Pebble Beach, Carmel and Big Sur.


Paris

The City of Love - unbelievably romantic.

Enjoy the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum (home of the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo), Arc de Triumph, Montmartre, the Moulin Rouge, Versailles and so much more.

And, if you haven't seen it yet, check out Woody Allen's new movie: Midnight in Paris.Starring Owen Wilson, It does a fantastic job of capturing the romance of Paris.


Maid of the Mist
Maid of the Mist | Source

Niagara Falls

If you're looking for a more modest romantic getaway, consider going to one of the honeymoon capitals of the world, Niagara Falls.

There is so much to see and do, including the world-famous Niagara Falls which are best viewed by boat. Feel the spray and hear the roar as millions of gallons of water cascade over the falls in front of you!

Experience the power of the Niagara River as the waters complete their journey through the Great Lakes, rushing from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario and on towards the sea some 1,200 miles eastward.

Imagine what it must have been like to watch the Niagara Falls Tightrope Walkers.

Then enjoy the other attractions such as the Skylon Tower, Clifton Hill and the Casino.

Imagine 5 days on a fishing boat with our own personal fishing guide!
Imagine 5 days on a fishing boat with our own personal fishing guide! | Source

Fishing Vacation On Lake Of The Woods, Canada

We spent what could have been a romantic getaway for two at Totem Resorts in Lake of the Woods, Canada on a 5-day, all-inclusive fishing vacation. But, with low temperatures, strong winds and large waves, spending 5 days on a small fishing boat surrounded by stinky fish wasn't quite as romantic as we hoped.

Having said that we had a fantastic time, caught lots of fish, saw lots of wildlife, and enjoyed some wonderful meals. Check out our Lake of the Woods Fishing Report for all the details.

Celebrating our 25th anniversary in Hawaii
Celebrating our 25th anniversary in Hawaii | Source

Bon Voyage!

I hope you've enjoyed reading this article on Romantic Getaway Ideas.

And for those of you with a wedding anniversary this year, here are some Wedding Anniversary Ideas that will help you to celebrate in style!

Happy Travels!

Geoff

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