Best romantic vacations
There are countless romantic vacations to go on across the world, from the hidden gems to the world-famous. 🌏 We’re no strangers to love, and we’ve captured thousands of couples in hundreds of cities who are celebrating special occasions and milestones with a trip (or simply exploring a new city together for the fun of it)!
💕 First vacation together
💍 Destination surprise proposal
✨ Pre-wedding or engagement trip
❤️ Anniversary trip
✈️ Couples’ trip just because
The best romantic getaway only needs one thing – your partner, of course! However, it certainly doesn’t hurt to add a little extra romance to your next trip with an amazing destination, so we’ve rounded up the top 10 spots for the best romantic getaway. ✨
The Hawaiian Islands are as diverse as they are stunning, and each island has its own unique vibe. 🌈 If your dream getaway involves your toes in the sand, a Mai Tai 🍹 in hand at all times, and a couples massage to end the day at a beachfront resort, Maui is calling your name! If exploring the winding roads and quaint beach towns on your way to a volcano is your jam, the Big Island might be for you. In search of waterfalls, beautiful state parks, and unforgettable views? 😍 Kauai is a treat for the senses. Finally, if you want a mix of everything, Oahu is the place for you. Beach resorts and spa treatments await one day, and adventurous hikes, surfing, and delicious food are ready the next. 🏄♂️ Dive into our Ultimate Guide to Hawaii to start planning!
If you ask anyone what the most romantic cities are, we’ll bet Paris is likely on that list… and we don’t disagree! ✨ Watching the Eiffel Tower sparkle at night, wandering through countless hallways covered in art at the Louvre, sampling the best French food and wine France has to offer, and daily fresh croissants 🥐 for breakfast are just a few of the bucket list items we recommend during your stay. Don’t forget to leave time for getting lost together, which is our favourite activity! But if you need some guidance, we recommend making your way around these Paris photo spots recommended by our local Paris Flytograpers. Whether you choose a luxury hotel with panoramic views of the city or opt for a charming Airbnb in a more local neighbourhood, Paris is calling. 📞
3. Amalfi Coast
We can nearly smell the salty ocean breeze and taste the limoncello already! 🍋 This is the place to splurge on a private balcony overlooking the Mediterranean, so you can start every day with ocean views. After your morning espresso, the opportunities for memory-making are almost endless in this breathtaking destination. Our local Flytographers have amazing recommendations for where to eat, drink, shop and explore in our Locals Guide, but to summarize? Live “la dolce vita!” 👌 After a long day of baking under the Italian sun, traversing the majestic hiking trails, and exploring the many streets (and stairways! 👟) of Positano, conclude your day with fresh seafood, pasta and Italian wine.
4. New York City
The city that never sleeps is a prime city for the couple that loves to try new things, and it’s also the perfect romantic weekend getaway for those on the east coast! 🌃 Book yourself a luxury hotel guest room from one of these NYC hotels if pampering is a must-do for your couples trip.
You could spend a lifetime trying every activity, restaurant and bar in this gigantic city and still never do it all, but luckily, our local Flytographers can help narrow down your itinerary! Book a Flytographer shoot to capture your getaway and gather local tips and recommendations, or check out our New York City Week Guide on Instagram for a breakdown of our favourite NYC tips by neighbourhood. Recommendations for shopping in SoHo, tasting your way through Brooklyn & a picnic-ing 🥖 in Central Park are just the tip of the iceberg.
The Colosseum, the Roman Forum, the Pantheon, the Spanish Steps, the Trevi Fountain… the list of famous landmarks is seemingly endless in Rome! 😥 Our tip? Set your alarms early to see these popular spots before the rest of the city wakes up. While a 5am wake-up call doesn’t seem like one of the most romantic things in the moment, we promise it’s worth it! You’ll be rewarded with empty piazzas and photo spots all to yourself. 🤳 After your morning exploring, opt for the off-the-beaten-path recommendations, such as these non-touristy travel tips for Rome.
After a full day of navigating the cobblestone streets, refresh with a soak in your hotel’s hot tub before enjoying the bustling nightlife 💃… or a good night’s sleep in bed! 🛏
Picture this: A charming Tuscan hideaway with a vineyard down the road. You take a Vespa ride in the mornings to soak in natural hot springs. 🛵 You spend your afternoons sampling wines from famous wineries. 🍷 You spend your days in Florence exploring the endless cobblestone streets (with multiple gelato breaks 🍨). Have we sold you yet? 😉
Florence is widely regarded as the birthplace of the Renaissance, and it’s easy to see why so many were inspired to create masterpieces when surrounded by the beauty of this city. Don’t miss a few of our local-approved Florence photo spots, and share plenty of pasta dishes with your loved one!
7. Lake Como
Nestled among the mountains, Lake Como is a photographer’s dream. Sipping a morning espresso ☕️ at your bed and breakfast or boutique hotel as the sun rises across the water, hopping from town to town via water taxi 🚤 and exploring the manicured grounds of Italian villas are the perfect ingredients for a trip with your love. Menaggio, Bellagio and Varenna are three of the most famous towns along the waterfront, but there are plenty of hidden gems to discover as well. This leisurely destination is a playground for the rich & famous (keep your eye peeled for George Clooney! 👀), but there are options for every budget for a romantic getaway in Lake Como!
This famous city in Italy takes “waterfront views” to the next level. 🌊 Some of the most romantic hotels open right onto the Venetian canals, where the gentle sound of water lapping against the walls and the distant song of a gondolier greet you from the windows. We recommend at least one early morning exploring famous spots like St. Mark’s Square and the Bridge of Sighs at sunrise, before the daily crowds descend, and saving the afternoons for leisurely strolls along the canals-less-travelled. 🛶 Spring for a romantic gondola ride for a complete Venetian experience, and if you want even more recommendations, check out our Italy Week Guide on Instagram! 🤳
In search of a day trip from Venice? Our local Flytographers recommend travelling to Dolomites National Park just north of Venice for beautiful mountain views!
Hop across the pond to the bustling capital of the United Kingdom, London! This sprawling metropolis is a romantic getaway for lovers of the city who want to do it all. 🇬🇧 The dining options alone are endless, whether you prefer to dress up for a Michelin-starred meal or sample your way through local markets. If you prefer to travel without a strict itinerary, simply explore on your own terms via the Tube 🚇 and the classic red double-decker busses. Everything from art museums, to Shakespeare, to Harry Potter tours and more are ready for you to make memories. There are too many London photo spots to recommend, but we’ve rounded up a few of our favourites on the blog! 📸 Which spot would you choose for a photoshoot?
10. Cabo San Lucas
If you and your partner share the same love for each other… but have different ideas of what “vacation” means, Cabo San Lucas is the perfect getaway. 📝 While one person can enjoy endless water sports off white sand beaches, like snorkeling, kayaking, and paddle boarding, the other can relax in a hammock or under a cabana with a book and cold Cerveza (“beer” in Spanish! 🍻). After all, relationships are all about compromise! 😉
Need a few more ideas for activities? You can DIY a photo spots tour yourself with this blog or book a Flytographer shoot and let your local photographer lead the way! 📸
Capturing your romantic getaway
Are you inspired to plan a romantic trip with your love yet? 💕✈️ Don’t forget to book a Flytographer shoot to capture your memories on your romantic getaway, so you can enjoy the memories of your trip for years to come!
“Guido was amazing as a photographer. We selected him because he has a gay couple as his cover photo. My husband and I are always a bit concerned how we will be received when having a photoshoot. Guido made us feel so comfortable. We have used flytographer in multiple cities, and Guido is the best!”
“Diana, our photographer and our photo session was nothing but amazing! The photo session turned out to be a surprise proposal, which was even more amazing. She gave us the gift of reliving one of my favorite moments. She makes being in front of a camera very comfortable and even natural and it shows in the final product.”