Want more than just Wanderlust? Best cities to find love this Valentine’s

If you’re looking for something a bit more special in this month of love, then visit one of these most romantic places in the world, as chosen by Holiday Hypermarket.

February 14th is nearly upon us and the usual signs are beginning to appear in the form of heart shaped chocolate boxes, red roses and bottles of Prosecco filling the shelves in shops across the country. Stuck for plans this year? Then why not whisk that special someone away on a romantic trip? And if you’re not sure where to venture, Holiday Hypermarket is offering a helping hand by listing the best cities in which to find love this Valentine’s Day.

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Rome, Italy

Nothing says “I Love You” more than a trip to the romantic city of Rome. When it comes to Valentine’s Day, Italians celebrate with passion and enthusiasm, and this city is no exception! As the home of spaghetti bolognese, the finest wines and the most mouth-watering pizzas, Rome is the best place to enjoy a candlelit dinner for two. Or, if you’re feeling extra romantic why not head to the Trevi Fountain, one of Italy’s most visited masterpieces, and pop the question? Not ready to take the step just yet? Then head towards the Spanish Steps and steal a kiss from your loved one.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

The place on everyone’s lips this year is Croatia, and the old town of Dubrovnik is the perfect Valentine’s getaway. Besides, February is a great month to avoid those summertime crowds. Situated on the Adriatic Sea, this historical hotspot is filled with cobbled streets, market stalls, beautiful architecture, and not forgetting those pavement cafés where you can watch the world go by. Also, it has been said that the sunset behind the walls of the ancient town is truly breath-taking and one not-to-be-missed.


If Cupid’s arrow hasn’t reached you yet then a trip to the Middle East is sure to do the trick. Whether you fancy a desert adventure in a Bedouin-style camp, or a spot of skiing in the city’s indoor ski area (yes, you read that right), this skyscraper-lined city has so much to offer. Treat you and your loved one to a traditional afternoon tea in one of the most famous hotels in the world, the Burj Al Arab. Here you can take in spectacular sky-views as you indulge in exquisite cakes and sample household jams. But if it’s downtime you’re looking for head to Jumeirah Beach where you can kick off your flip-flops and simply chill on Dubai’s sun-kissed sand.

New York, America

If there’s one place to be seen this Valentine’s Day, it’s the Big Apple. Just imagine snuggling up next to your loved one on a horse-drawn carriage as you ride through Central Park or being a part of the Broadway buzz with a trip to the theatre. Want to create lasting memories? Then why not climb 102 stories in the Empire State Building lift. Once you’ve reached the top you can take in dramatic views of New York’s famous skyline. Located in Lower Manhattan nestled under Brooklyn Bridge is the River Café. This waterfront restaurant is the ultimate romantic setting, so make sure it’s on your list of things to do.

Budapest, Hungary

Wrap up warm for your Valentine’s Day break in Budapest. This capital holds the title ‘City of Spas’ as it has more thermal bathing spots than any other city, making it the perfect place for a hot dip in a Budapest bath. When evening falls, take an enchanted river cruise along the Danube where you will be awestruck by Budapest’s historical backdrop. But your visit to this ancient city will not be complete without making a reservation at The Fisherman’s Bastion Restaurant as its stunning views across Budapest will make for an unforgettable evening. Is this the year you or your loved one will propose?

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