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There’s nothing like a romantic getaway to help a couple rekindle the magic that brought them together in the first place. But, of course, romance is always in the eye of the beholder, and a place that spells paradise for one couple might not be the ideal destination for another. 

Fortunately, there are plenty of places to make your dreams — whatever they are — come true. In fact, part of the enjoyment of taking a romantic trip comes with the planning as you explore your options, fantasize about new experiences, and then find just the right place to enjoy time with the one you love. 

Key Points

  • Taking a romantic vacation is a great way to keep a relationship happy
  • Vacationing together helps couples communicate better
  • Planning a great romantic trip takes compromise
  • Finding the right couples’ getaway is easy with the help of VacationRenter

This article can help you find the best romantic getaway — a.k.a. your dream destination with absolutely perfect accommodations.  

Importance of Romantic Vacations for Couples

Every relationship has its ups and downs. But did you know that a romantic holiday can actually help you cope with relationship bumps in the road? Couples who take vacations together are more likely to appreciate the good times and develop the coping skills to get through rough patches. In addition, traveling enhances communication skills in couples. In fact, couples who travel together are more likely to stay together. 

Along with making relationships better, there are other benefits to taking a trip:

  • A good vacation promotes creativity
  • A little pampering can boost productivity and prevent burnout
  • Even a short romantic weekend away can recharge both your batteries 
  • Taking some time away relieves stress in lasting ways

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What Does “Paradise” Mean To You?

What constitutes “paradise” for one person might be the opposite for another. Suppose your partner loves cave diving, but you have a claustrophobic fear of enclosed spaces and deep water. In that case, braving the Cenote Angelita Caverns on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula — even if it’s on every cave diver’s bucket list — is not going to put you in a romantic mood. You and your partner should find a way to align your visions of the perfect dream vacation. 

Are you interested in relaxing at a luxury resort by a private pool, or do you want to make memories with a thrill-seeking adventure? If your fantasies are about lounging on a beachfront hammock after a soothing couples massage at an all-inclusive resort, and your better half is geared up for a “let’s rough it” hike up Mount Kilimanjaro, the two of you have some talking to do. 

Of course, there are plenty of options that combine white sand beaches, stunning views, and sipping champagne on your private balcony with rugged outdoor excursions and bustling nightlife. The trick is to sit down together, look at what you both hope to get out of your time together, and then come to a meeting of the minds about what romantic places will meet both your needs. 

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Romantic Destinations That Feel Like Paradise

Once you have a fairly good idea of the type of vacation experience you’re after, it’s time to get down to the fun part — exploring your options. VacationRenter’s one-stop search helps you find fabulous vacation destinations and accommodations without spending unnecessary time toggling back and forth between multiple sites. For instance, you can search for a private home with a swimming pool or a hot tub if that’s what you like, or you can look for a vacation rental near a couples’ horseback riding excursion on a private island. 

Read on for a few romantic vacation destination ideas to help get you started on your search.

Paris, France

With its incomparable art, architecture, and food, Paris beckons lovers from all over the world. The magic of the Eiffel Tower illuminated at night and the Wall of Love in Jehan Rictus Square — where “I love you” is written in every language — gives Paris the well-deserved reputation as the most romantic city in the world.

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So, whether you find a sweet Parisian hideaway or stay in one of the city’s more prominent neighborhoods, consider taking in these romantic excursions:

  • Sip rosé with your love at the Hôtel Particulier, a magnificent Montmartre home-turned-restaurant-and-bar tucked away behind a secret garden gate.
  • Visit the Museum of Romantic Life where you’ll find portraits and sculptures of star-crossed lovers and exhibits containing tokens of their affections, and a circular flower-filled garden that houses a glassed greenhouse cafe.
  • Hire a boat at the Bois de Vincennes park in East Paris and row it to the Temple of Love in the middle of the lake.

Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is Hawaii’s northernmost island. With its emerald valleys, breathtaking mountains, jaw-dropping cliffs, forking rivers, beautiful waterfalls, and tropical rainforests teeming with exotic plants and animals, Kauai is the perfect destination for couples looking to reconnect.

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For adventure, try snorkeling on Poipu Beach, hiking at Kokee State Park, or kayaking on the Wailua River. Then, of course, you can always opt for a spa treatment at one of the island’s many wellness retreats or relax with your loved one in an oceanfront cabana. Whatever your preferences, this serene and laid-back Hawaiian island paradise has something for everyone.  

Napa Valley and Sonoma, California

The wine country of Napa Valley and Sonoma County beckons lovers from all over the world. Less than an hour north of San Francisco, wine country offers great hiking among the majestic California redwoods, Pacific coast views, charming small towns and, of course: wine.

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With more than 400 wineries throughout the region — many of which offer free wine-tasting tours — you and your one true love can spend a day (or more) experiencing the myriad of offerings from one of the most diverse wine regions in the world. If you also happen to be foodies, splurge at one of the area’s world-class restaurants as wine country boasts several restaurants that have earned Michelin stars and make your romantic getaway a trip to remember.

Key West, Florida

Key West, the southernmost city in the continental United States, is a great island resort destination for those seeking a laid-back romantic vibe. With parking at a premium, biking is the preferred mode of transportation around Key West’s downtown. Have a rum runner at Sloppy Joe’s — the original owner was Ernest Hemingway’s boat captain — and check out the shops, roadside vendors, and treehouse residences up and down Duval Street. 

Water sports are plentiful in the Florida Keys. Try jet skiing, water skiing, parasailing, or stand-up paddleboarding while taking in the island’s many ocean views. You can marvel at the magnificent displays of colorful marine life while snorkeling the Caribbean coastal coral reefs and then head back to shore in time to applaud the nightly sunsets at the site of the Southernmost Point Buoy. 

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This laid-back island paradise is the perfect place for couples to reconnect while sipping margaritas under thatched-roof tiki bars and swaying to the sounds of your favorite Jimmy Buffet tunes.

Aspen, Colorado

Aspen — famous for its world-class skiing — is a year-round destination for couples looking to rekindle the romance. Couples can ride the Silver Queen Gondola to the peak of Aspen Mountain, taking in the natural beauty of the forests and mountains surrounding Aspen. For hikers, a trek around Maroon Lake and on the Crater Lake Trail is a great way to connect with the majesty of Colorado’s natural terrain.

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When you’re ready to take in the Colorado culture, visit the Wheeler Opera House, the center of Aspen’s performance arts since the 1890s. Take a tour to learn the history of this iconic venue and, if you time it right, you can attend live music, theater, or comedy performances. 

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